The 1950’s, had not just one ‘look’, but the silhouettes from this period are instantly recognisable, think big skirts and tulle petticoats. Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, were both married in the 1950’s. Grace Kelly’s dress and wedding was the stuff of fairytales. Not quite Cinderella, her magnificent dress reflected the importance of the … Continue reading
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The mystery in the dress
It all started with an intriguing form submission via my website http://www.pearlbutton.com.au asking me if I’d be interested in doing some work on a vintage dress. Following a few email conversations, we arranged to talk. The voice on the other end of the phone was excited and full of enthusiasm, I liked this person instantly. … Continue reading
lions and tigers and bears, omg.
Lions and tigers and bears and rabbits, oh my, in Australia, OH MY! I really don’t understand the use of non-indigenous flora and fauna as inspiration for designers in our country. I love lions and tigers etc. but unless you differentiate somehow it all becomes the same. And isn’t this what we love about our … Continue reading