Monday, April 8, 2013

I Was Dreaming When I Wrote This

Forgive me if it goes astray.

Sky was all purple, there were people running everywhere ...
Tryin' to run from the destruction
You know I didn't even care.







1950s black bag (just bought), purple tutu, DIY leather gloves, bangles, earrings and hair ribbon - thrifted
Feather cape - online sale from now-closed shop
Goddess bag - craft market
King Tut swimsuit and gold suspenders - Black Milk
Docs - retail
Well after prancing about in a tutu, gold suspenders and a feather cape on Friday, a boxset of Pre-Code movies The Phoenix bought me for Christmas got a right ragging today.
Night Nurse was one of my favourites.
I adored Barbara Stanwyck (here as a brunette) battling a gang of crooks trying to murder two little sisters for their trust fund, while keeping the girls' mother hopped up on drugs and alcohol.
Of course, Barb and Joan Blundell gave audience glorious peeks at their scrumptious knickers at every possible opportunity.



 Well of course that wasn't going to happen was it?



Hiding from matron after a big night out, Joan Blundell is a wee bit worried about getting sprung "coz I wear my makeup all the way 'round the back of my neck!"

I was in the mood for showing off a few bits of pure vintage scanty-goodness before the evening light withdrew.







These girdles from the 1940s and 50s are too yummy to hide so I wear them as skirts over leggings.
I buy them a couple of sizes bigger than if I was to wear them as control underwear, so they slip on and off easily.
Can't wait for autumn to take hold as I miss wearing these gorgeous babies.



Linking up to Patti's Visible Monday.
Kisses,
Desiree xxx

53 comments:

  1. woweeeee that feather collar is the dreamiest thing! It's somewhere between showgirl and wicked-yet-fabulous sorceress and I love it! I also envy your collection of vintage underthings, especially those girdles.

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  2. Wow you look great Desiree! That feather cape is deliciously dark and reminds me of The Black Swan.

    All of your vintage undies are to die for. I wish I could find vintage girdles and bras in my size but alas I cannot. I have found a couple of slips so I'll be happy with those.

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  3. I have been delightfully overdosing on movies from 1938 lately. Scandalous storylines! Your knicker showcase is a feast for the eyes. They just don't make them like that anymore. And I am absolutely sighing over your feather cape paired with your tutu. Those textures together with your naughty peek-a-boo suspenders are sensory first aid.

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  4. You really are utterly unique and fabulous. I'm smitten with your feather cape and you certainly have a collection of vintage knickers to rival any other. X

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  5. you have the beast undies, would be a shame to hide them away

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  6. OMG it's a scanties PARADISE!!! I do love a good gander at yer smalls, love! 30's undies are just THE most gorgeous things, but their wasted unless they're shown off delightfully!
    I adore your outfit! OIt's all kinds of wnat to rub myself all over you! Feathers! Freakin' fabulARSE! Tulle! Shineyness! Sparkles on sunnies!
    PANT DROOL LUST!
    Love and Lustipops!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. That feather cape is just so delicious, and oooh I can see your undies! ;)

    Looking fab :)

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  8. desiree. what a lovely outfit. i love the feathers . we are up to our eyes in plumage at the moment. ilove your undies . when they are so magnificent why hide them. have alovely week lucyx

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  9. What a collection of undies lol. I love precode movies too so many innuendoes.

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  10. The feather cape looks like something out of a Mad Max movie. Post-apocalyptic fashion. And I love girdles! So few people like them any more. You get extra points for that.

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  11. i LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit...The tutu and the Doc martens=AWESOME...And all the vintage lovelies make me weep with wanting...what an inspiring post! xxx

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  12. I want that little purse!

    I've seen Night Nurse. It was great. Love that pre-code stuff.

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  13. That feather cape is soooooooo glam! ❤

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  14. Marvellous style as always! I love feather pieces like that ... The capelet is the best! xo :-) /Madison

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  15. When I see your fancy jacket I got to brag about when I was posing in Jonas Åkerlunds chair that my friends from design By Leftovers has created. http://designbyleftovers.se

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  16. that black milk swimsuit and suspenders drive me crazy, they're über-cool and gloriously golden!!, and love how you wear them with that purple tutu and fabulous feathers cape!, the boots, the double bagged attitude!, you're a Goddess!!
    And all that pretty underwear, so cute and lovely!
    besos & fabulousness

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  17. Fantastic undies lol I know a lot of people wouldn't buy vintage underwear but I think they are amazing. I love Barbara Stanwyck as well, we watched all the old Hollywood movies in our house when we were kids. Mum used to say Dad couldn't stand her, because something about her face annoyed him haha. Thanks for the memory jolt giggle :)
    V*A*L*

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  18. Oh you are like some exotic bird of paradise, Desiree, fluttering around Brisbane with your feathered cape, petticoat and gold suspenders! You look glorious.
    Thank you for showing us your beautiful vintage scanties, you really have a fabulous collection. I can't wait to see you rocking a girdle again, roll on (ha!) some cooler weather so you can get those darlings out on show. Phooaarr! xxxxx

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  19. Oh my, love the gold suspenders! And all your vintage undies are gorgeous - they just don't make 'em like they used to!

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  20. You give Brandon Flowers a run for his money in that incredible feather cape, it's friggin' fabularse!
    Your undie selection is amazing and that's coming from a chick who goes commando! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  21. Those scanties are spectacular! I'm green with envy over them.

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  22. I adore those 40's movies and the fabulous fashions. And you, too, are fabulous, all feathered up and glam. Thanks for linking up to Vis Monday!

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  23. To say elegant and simple would be a lie so I say overdressed and crazy but we looooove it!.Great undies collection but... nobody commented on the fabulous black bag???
    I so love those old movies,too.

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  24. You remind me of Cindy Lauper my favorite singer back in the 80s when I was in high school! I used to copy her style back then.. Unique style!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  25. Hell Desiree you look freakin hot!!! Adore your feather cape- its amazing. The new bag is a fab find and match your outfit perfect!
    Keep on rockin
    xxx

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  26. You are a sassy bird of paradise in that drool-inducing feather cape!! I love the idea of wearing the vintage girdles as skirts over leggings - they are too pretty to hide. You are always a source of inspiration, you delicious minx.

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  27. You two are always watching the coolest films - oooh all those lovely scanties, I want some of my own. You've got a great collection yourself. You look hot. Love the metallic leggings with the lilac frou frou tulle skirt. And your feathered stole is just amazing - wow! Don't you just love those marcel waves? We would totally suit them. xxxxxxx

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  28. Ahhh glad to see you get the feathers and tulle out together!! Your vintage lingerie collection never ceases to amaze.

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  29. How gorgeous are those undies? And how gorgeous are you? You look so lovely in that feather cape and tutu. Perfect for a Monday!

    Annie xxx

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  30. wow, wow, wow, and wow!!!! I am absolutely enamoured with the feathers and the gold stockings, and absolutely in love with the tutu. Wow!

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  31. You're so amazing! I absolutely love those suspenders!

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  32. I've gone blind from the awesomeness of this post!

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  33. The feathery shoulder thing is tremendous! Gorgeous! I love your collection of vintage scanties.

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  34. You are by far the coolest blogger. With the coolest underwear.

    roseandvintage.blogspot.com

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  35. Sublime outfit, you look smashing and a little bit naughty. Those suspender leggings are AMAZING and I love your tutu. You have a very enviable collection of vintage corsets and scanties...xXx

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  36. Ooh I'm thinking of Courtney Love S&M, vintage spy girl glamour, Marlene Dietrich and circus punk rocker - all thrown in the mix to make a style that is uniquely YOU!

    Those suspenders! The incredible feathers! You look magnificent sweetheart, as do those lust-worthy corsets oooooohhhhhhh!

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  37. Ahh, vintage undies are the greatest. I have a thing for pantaloons myself, and petit pants. Oh, and tap pants. Even feather collars. You are the cat's meow, Desiree.

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  38. lOVE all your frillies!!!!
    and you,of course!
    Hugs
    Reva

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  39. I LOVE Night Nurse! SUCH a great one. Barbra S and Joan B..scrumptious; I have such a crush on Joan. Your girdles and scanty-goodness are just delish, and I can't wait to see even more of them!

    So diggin' the tut w/ the tutu, and that feather cape is SPECTACULAR. How fabulous! Bags are incredibly divine! XOXO

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  40. Amazing outfit! I love it:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  41. The girdles are brilliant! LOVE them! I love all the vintage undies. Your garters are amazing. I used to be obsessed with garters and wore them constantly. LOve the feather shrug and the docs-- too perfect.
    I guess I have to watch Night Nurse now and see what it's all about,
    Becky :)

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  42. Black swan, lavender hussy! What an absolutely wild outfit! And those shots from the movie are soft to medium-hard (ahem) porn - who do they think they were fooling?

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  43. Ooh so much to love, Prince, feathers, undies, old films. Love it all, love Hollie's comment too, "I've gone blind from the awesomeness", ha ha, that says it all I think! xx

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  44. Oh you are a truly beautiful sight to see Miss Desiree!!! Loving the raven feather cape.....do you have ravens??? We don't I don't think???? Hmmm anyway look at all your fabulous french knickers, just so pretty!!!!
    I have a few girdles, just love them.
    sending love V

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  45. Your stunning feather cape brought back memories of the boa I wore for rose deliveries in the 80's. You wear it well! Loved your display of swoon worthy vintage lingerie. Your creative idea of girdles as skirts is brilliant.

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  46. Thanks for the nicest comment ever! I am now feeling better (finally!) my foot still hurts a little but whatever... at least I can walk!

    Love the feathers on you! I want them!

    xx

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  47. I love this outfit is Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner meets a 1930's diva: fabulous! The night nurse seems a great film, the stills are so cool, the underwear and the skeleton in bed, I suppose they weren't good helpers!Your vintage collection never end to surprise me, those girdles are astonishing, I can imagine how cool they look on leggings, great inspiration!!
    Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  48. Lady you are the hippest, coolest, raddest creature x

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  49. Oh my so many beautiful unmentionables, ooh la la!
    I love the feather cape, I love it so much I also have one - I wore it to last year's gay pride in Brighton, do you remember? http://www.hellothemushroom.com/2012/10/01/brighton-gay-pride-festival/

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  50. what a fun outfit! love the shoes and skirt so much! very well done!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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