After the wonderful feedback I received from my last blog about my spencer dress i thought it was only fair to share my new acquisitions..
Word quickly spread (it is Shetland after all, you never know who sees you at the saleroom, and you have to shout out your last name when you win..) that i had bought my last one. The designer Margaret Stuart phoned me at work and we had a nice chat about the dresses. She told me they were designed for an up market New York department store Lord and Taylor by her sister-in-law Sally Tuffin. She also told me she had found a few more and was I interested in seeing them..
i think this one is my absolute favourite, the colours are so vivid and bright, even thirty years later. I love the ombre effect of the shading with the colours, it reminds me of the hills and light in Shetland.
the second dress has quite a different colour scheme, but very pretty all the same – it reminds me of chocolate.. specifically Aero chocolate.. haha
I love that although the three I have are all quite different, there is a colour theme running through them. Margaret told me the colourways all had evocative names taken from their inspirations, and I also love that I still work with some of these shades at J&S.. This dress has more of a stronger colour block effect and it has a very dark drown on the top half, it really suits my Mam so I told her she could wear it.
I know. I’m so kind.. she said she got lots of compliments on it when she was wearing it. I went to take photos of the dresses on Thursday and I couldn’t find it so I phoned her at work – and she was wearing it - so that’s why the picture of her is a bit dark, I had to take it at night and its getting dark very early in Shetland now, and cold. brrr.
its very addictive taking close ups of the bottom part.. very mesmerising.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these pictures, I’m looking forward to wearing them this winter..