Sunday, January 9, 2011

what matilda wore

i'd like to introduce you to matilda. she's been in my family for a long time. my grandma had her from the time my mom was a little girl and mom even fitted her wedding dress on this form. now matilda stays at my shop and adorns my window.
i thought it would be fun to post pictures of her each week in what she's worn in the window. creating outfits for her is one of my favorite things to do at the shop and i usually change it everyday. these are the outfits from friday and saturday.
matilda
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most of the pieces seen here are in my etsy shop. yeah, that's right, i finally updated it!!! the cowl scarf is from ana at toil and trouble.
oh, and did you notice the changes to the blog? let me know what you think.

13 comments:

the other emily said...

I like the new blog design - I was definitely fond of the old one too, but this one's a little easier to read, especially on an iphone.

I actually have an heirloom dress form too! Mine was my grandmother's, and was made to her measurements in the early sixties. Unfortunately I can't really use it for fitting as we're not quite the same size - I'm too busty, she's too hippy! - but I love using it to model pieces for my etsy shop. Her name is Marge :)

the other emily

Between Laundry Days said...

Ah, Matilda is adorable! I love that you re-style her every day.

And I love the new layout! The header is lovely.

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

oh yay, I'd been hoping you'd post pictures of your shop! Looks great!

I like the new blog layout, your new header is very pretty.

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

The blog looks great, really fresh and clean! and the idea of showing what matilda wore is lovely!

xxx Charlie
Feminine Bravery

Sophi said...

I love the new design! The old one still very much felt like a blogger template--this one feels more original and personal.

Dressing Matilda seems like such a fun thing to do each day! And you have no idea how much it makes me want to visit your shop. I really need to do some cute outfits around vintage sweatshirts--I have a few, but I just never feel like styling them up. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sophi

Morgan and Lua said...

I like the new layout! Sometimes little changes like this can help move you through a funk too. It's nice to get in there and freshen things up every once in a while. Hope you're starting to feel better.

Cassandra said...

How cute! Sometimes I wish I could work at a vintage shop or even just a general clothing store so I could dress up the mannequins. Is that weird, haha?

And I love the new layout! It feels really fresh and clean. Especially the banner. That is a really great picture of you!

-Cassie
Back-to-School Giveaway!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i love the new layout! it looks so light and crisp.

it's adorable that your mom fitting your wedding dress on matilda. my dressform is such a POS and i'm usually on the verge of lighting it on fire and throwing it out the window.

Terri said...

I like the new header. And Matilda has quite the personality. You come up with such wonderful sweatshirt finds.

Kimberellie said...

Did I tell you I dreamed that I visited your shop? I did. And it was great. :-D

LOVE Matilda. Gosh, it must be INCREDIBLY fun to have a shop. I've always said I would hate to own my own business (I'm allergic to running things/responsibility). But you are almost making me change my mind!

caycelayne said...

digging the new layout! and that header is fantastic...new changes for a new year. a fresh start. i like it! :)

MariƱa " La Marquesa" said...

very happy to discover your blog!!! I like it so much!!!

Robyn said...

My dress form is named Judy. She wears a vintage kimono most of the time.