Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Sweet as sugar - Dolly bags!

You may remember a couple of months ago I did a post about a lovely friend of mine, and one talented lady, Dungaree Dolly. She'd kindly sent me a beautiful, fruit-print Carry All bag to model for her, which I was absolutely delighted to do. Well, I've been at it again, this time with her super-cute Bowling Bag!



These were taken after my Watercress Line shoot for World War II Re-Enactor's Magazine, right at the end of the day. I did ask permission from the editor of the magazine, as he is still keeping the final front cover artwork very hush-hush for now! Luckily he didn't mind at all. But what about the bag? Well, it's a lovely, spacious design, and it comes complete with durable vinyl handles. She has an array of gorgeous fabrics, but mine is in a cupcake print, as you can see, and I wanted to wear it with my baby blue Dixabilly cardigan as it matched so well. Unfortunately, it was really hot, so the cardi soon came off!



I was hoping the train wasn't going to leave in that one above! Luckily it was one of the good, old-fashioned slam-door trains such as I used to catch to college back in the day; so if necessary I could have done a daring, flying leap onto the platform, Lara Croft style!

I'm actually using my bowling bag as a totally fabulous vanity case - it had all my shoot makeup and hair essentials in it. That's the beauty of Dolly Bags, they are all so versatile as well as being rather practical - they're 100% washable and barely need the touch of a iron to keep them in perfect shape. Can you tell I am a huge fan? I've been buying Dolly's products for years and use my carry-all on a daily basis, so it was an absolute joy and honour to model for her again. I am actually about to place yet another order, this time a surprise present for my best friend. Shh!

Best be off!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

15 comments:

  1. Oh, I just love your outfit! How cute!

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  2. Oh darling, I'm such fan of Dolly Bags! I've done two product reviews on my bags for my channel and I just did a video this week for Maternity Options for Retro Gals and of course I mentioned how important a good Dolly Bag is, as an accessory! LOL. Speak of the devil!

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  3. Oh brilliant! Yes, they're the best aren't they. BTW you may be interested to know I have just ordered a video camera! So a new tutorial is coming soon!!

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  4. You look so sweet! I must practice brushing my hair out to look more natural like yours!

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  5. I love this look ! Your blog is so nice ^^ .

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  6. Love the overalls! The whole outfit works brilliantly, and of course the bag sets it off nicely. Bowling bags are brilliant for packing everything in (although I generally tend to pack in too much, poor bags!)

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  7. That bag sounds absolutely fabulous! I love the cupcake print of yours, as I love cupcakes. Lovely pictures. Your outfit is so great!

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  8. Oh my! I have a friend in Liverpool nicknamed Cupcake who would love a bag like that!

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  10. Delightful as ever darling! I must have one of those bags! I must! Ciao Bella, Sinope x

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  11. Thise photos are really cute, and I love that bag - although I have to say the pattern makes me feel very hungry!

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  12. Oh I love the bag! With cupcakes you can never go wrong!!

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