Thursday, 29 September 2016
A sneaky look at my latest purchase
I don't know if it's the same firm, but there's a European fabric company called Klopman that makes workwear fabrics nowadays. However, a quick Google turned up loads of attractive 1960s-1970s fabrics made by Klopman. The 'Lean on' slogan seems to have been one they used a lot in the early 1960s. And yeah, polyester. It's woven, though, not knitted. I'm still not prepared to go there on the knitted stuff. This fabric has a pleasing silky feel.
At the bottom of the photo you can just see the diamante button at the scarf neckline on the top. Isn't it cute? And restrained. Just the right amount of glitz in just the right place. The fabric pattern is quite busy, but the button has enough sparkle to stand out. Diamante earrings with this one, I reckon, no brooch needed.
As well as going with its skirt, I reckon the top will also look ace with black trousers or a black pencil skirt. That's one of the reasons I bought the set; I thought it would be more versatile than just a dress. Not sure what I'd wear the skirt with, but something will come up.
I bought my suit from TBBVintage on Etsy. That's short for Two Big Blondes; plus-size is their speciality. They're currently selling a plus size 1940s Jacques Fath. Woah. Anyhow, my purchase was nowhere near as expensive as that covetable outfit, though I did get hit by the dreaded customs charges. (I don't mind the customs charges so much as the Post Office handling fee - they were going to deliver it anyway, so I don't see why they have to whack another £8 on top.)
With that and my lovely crimplene suit from Kinky Melon, September has been a great shopping month!