Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Avon Calling!

I would have been a great Avon lady in the 50's. Especially if it meant that I got to dress like this everyday! (And just quietly- who wouldnt be excited about social house calls with endless cups of tea and home baking while talking about make up?)

This little number is a NZ made Eastex original. I have attempted to research this particular brand as I have a few pieces now from their company- but there isn't a lot of info out there...

A dark cornflower blue 3 piece suit in wool with a cream fur collar. (Ermin? Ferret? I don't actually know the origins of this part of the garment. While I do not necessarily condone wearing fur I appreciate that items like this were produced in a very different time....)

It's been a while since this suit saw the light of day. Unfortunately for me- a family of moths decided it would make a decent dinner in the last few years. This has made the collar molt, and there are a few big holes in the jacket. It is actually very sad...

The outfit originally came into my possession from "Princess Nicole's recycled Wardrobe" on Dominon Rd circa 1999. I think it was around the $60.00 price range- although an outfit like this will always be more of an investment than anything else.

Jackie O- eat your heart out!

NB- I am now officially on the lookout for a pill box hat to go with this suit!

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