Unknown, France. Trosseau dress 1881
silk, velvet, lace
The Darnell Collection as ESMOD
Today Angela and I set off early to go to the Vintage Fair at Canterbury Racecourse. Armed with homemade lemonade scones and fresh coffee from Leura we headed down without a street directory but found it no problem. I bought lots of beautiful large buttons to use on handbags and Angela got a set of 4 wooden vintage cannisters and a fab dress.
Charlotte Smith did a wonderful talk on her clothing from the Darnell Collection which is always a treat and she tells the story of each piece in spellbinding fashion.
Photo courtesy of The Age.
This week I had also seen her fabulous handbag collection at the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney and fell in love with this bag!
Today I featured in the Business Section of the Sydney Morning Herald with the story by Michael Baker that ran online last week. I was surprised by the big photo which everyone rang to tell me about! Go green!