Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Maison Lucille*


Freda wonders what I might wear with my new leather jacket.
This has been exercising me somewhat
as there appears to be nothing suitable in my wardrobe.

I decided to design my own collection.
In this endeavour I have been marvellously assisted by Megan
You Tube,
and a pile of discarded magazines.

Voilà Spring /Summer 2015.







23 comments:

  1. You have an excellent eye for pattern and colour Lucille. I think the middle one is my favourite, I see it in watered silk.

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    1. Oh to have anything in watered silk would be v. glamorous.

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  2. I love the third, but I think I would look best in the last. A paper doll version of myself could wear any of them - let's stick with that idea :)

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  3. Third one down Lucille, third one down............... (an added "plus" is that it won't show Tall Cat's hairs). Where IS he these days? Fickle beast................

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    1. He has through a couple of times but as daughter-in-law is very allergic to cat hair I have stopped inviting him in for a snooze in the sitting room.

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  4. I LOVE Maison Lucille! And what a great unknown story Maison Lucile is. Actually a fifties dress would be great with a biker jacket wouldn't it...Lovely post. Thank you.

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    1. Not a very edifying story in many ways was it? I don't know what the truth was about the £5 notes but it certainly sounded more like a bribe than a gift.

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    2. I was shocked at that - 12 in a boat that could have taken 40. Imagine being remembered for that..But she sounds like a great subject for a film?

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  5. The first one , with big burnt orange Poppets would be perfect with your jacket ... and a rendez vous with a Rocker in the greasy spoon at Blackbush airfield . Not that I would ever had dared . And perhaps a little gold ankle chain for the full effect .
    But I'd love it with a white cotton shirt and dark indigo skinny jeans .

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    1. You're going to have to fill me in on the Blackbush airfield reference!

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  6. Lucille, these dresses are fabulous. Every single one. I have been over to Megan's site and left her a msessage there, too.

    I have got lots of knitting on the go now, but am greatly, greatly tempted to start cutting out squares of intereting printed papers. Wow! Of course, I still haven't found my own authentic origami paper to make the wreath. It will happen.

    Now... I will quickly return to the knitting. The President gives his annual State of the Union speech in an hour and a half, and I want to be in full knitting mode before that speech and all the commentary begins on television.

    xo

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    1. I listened to a bit of that speech Frances. He was sounding very upbeat and confident.

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    2. The first paper actually wasn't from a magazine but wrapping paper brought back from Kyoto.

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  7. Fabulous. I'd wear every one of them - how soon can you go into production?

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    1. I really must try to start using my sewing machine again. Patterns are not as easy to come by as they used to be. I remember going to large shops and being able to go through dozens of huge pattern books. The fabric selection is much more restricted now too even in London stores.

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    2. Have a look at Tilly and the Buttons blog, she sells patterns of her own designs and shows you how to adapt them. Patterns are also available on eBay.

      In the 60s you would have worn skin tight jeans and an angora sweater. I think the café referred to above might be the Busy Bee, another favourite was the Ace Café.

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    3. Thank you! Nothing to write about eh? I just missed out on the interesting bits of the 60s and was still too young to be a convincing hippy. I knew how to do the Greasers' dance in two lines, hands on hips, because there was a Bad Girl at school who taught us.

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    4. I think that I might have been one such...but, shh, tell no-one!

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  8. The dresses look beautiful. Quite inspiring.

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    1. As is your blog. You manage to bring museums to life. The money one was especially interesting.

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  9. Ooh, number three ... I wonder if I could make it in my size! Not to be worn in the rain, of course.

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