Traveling to Europe? Here is my advice: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in London in July, spend five hours drinking Pimm’s with gorgeous blogging bitches. The latter has become an annual tradition for me.
Pimm’s Fest 2008
Pimm’s Fest 2009
Pimm’s Fest 2010 took place Saturday, July 10. My partners-in-crime were Liz (aka Miss Peelpants), Kate of Make Do Style, Margaret of Penny Dreadful Vintage, Winnie of Diamondcanopy and Disneyrollergirl.
Pimm’s Fest 2010
This picture was taken after we had at least three pitchers of Pimm’s. Maybe four, and I don’t rule out five. As you can see in the bottom right, Winnie needed a Diet Coke chaser by this time. Several more pitchers followed. (Thanks to all the ladies for treating me!) I blame those last pitchers for the fact that I forgot to take another picture of Liz’s vintage Lee Bender dress. It had a little peekaboo cut-out just below the bust and reminded me of this Ossie Clark dress I wore in 2004.
More importantly, Liz’s dress made me think of a dramatic vintage maxi that I’d found on eBay and was about to share with y’all. How fabulous is this?
This dress is a rare scroll-down delight instead of a scroll-down horror.A I occasionally see a dress with a beautiful bodice only to find that, when I scroll down, the rest of the dress is horrible. When I saw the top of this dress with the peekaboo opening, I was sure the rest would be short, tight and tacky. But the floor-length hem and graceful white swoop make it slinky-sexy, like Megan Fox in Roberto Cavalli.
Despite the Ossie Clark dress, I don’t particularly care to bare bits of my torso, so the eBay dress is all yours.A If you bid on it, don’t forget to snipe.A And do NOT hack it off to mini length. For more vintage clothes shopping, I highly recommend Liz’s Vintage-a-Peel site, where you can admire a non-peekaboo Lee Bender-designed dress that I’m seriously considering for myself.A The fringed top intrigues me. What do you think?
UPDATED TO ADD: Margaret came through with a picture of Liz’s peekaboo dress.