I have always like vintage clothing, particular that from the 40s and 50s when clothing was structured and fitted with sophisticated glamour the aesthetic goal designers had in mind. The Vintage and Cool event currently going on seems made for me. People were coming out of the austerity of the Thirties and the World War and the expanding economy and growing middle class allowed for a real explosion of fashion. This lovely dress from AVALE fits firmly in that tradition.
It occurred to me recently that since I am no longer land locked on mainland, I should not only spend time looking at the water, but actually in the water since that was a huge part of my attraction for moving.
So last night I opened my deck doors and jumped into the lagoon for no other reason than I could. Continue reading →