Ok, so clearly I still have a bit to learn about regular posting. But, I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
That counts, right?

So, ’50s style frocks are something that I’ve always had a deep love affair with. They emphasise your smallest bit, hide the bits I’m not wild about, and make me feel fun, feminine and confident. I kinda want to use the word ‘frisky’, but I’m worried you’ll misinterpret it.

They’re not super easy to come by in fun prints though. Which is why I was overjoyed to discover Lara Mars, a designer local to Cape Town. Lara sources her fabrics on her travels around the world, and as a result has some really unique and quirky limited-edition ranges. Her designs are quite vintage and whimsical, and I would wear preeeettyyy much all of them, if only they fit (I’m in loooooooove with one covered in bunnies in particular). She says she’s completely open to making a wider range of sizes if there’s demand, so let’s show her that there is!



Books! How interesting they are! Maybe I will ready one.



Dress: Lara Mars
Jacket: Penny C at Edgars
Necklace: Tessa J Kelly at Kin
Hair & makeup: Celeste Saville-Fourie
Photographer: Alison Westwood
Shot on location at theΒ Cardomom Monkey

10 Comments on Flowery frocks

  1. You look fantastic. I love the idea behind this blog and well done you for starting it. All ladies are beautiful and its about time we start embracing it.

    Definitely going to look into purchasing one of her designs, I love girly, flowery, flowy dresses πŸ™‚

  2. Stunning dress, and gorgeous pics Meg! πŸ™‚ Will check out Lara’s site … I’m also a fan of the 50’s style, and definitely need to update my wardrobe for Spring 2014 (though the last junk swap definitely helped with that)! ^_~

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