Local Hero

Updated on Oct 14, 2010
beige Vintage camel cape coat - beige Vintage Ralph Lauren vest - green Vintage
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Mongrel 's Thoughts:

This outfit is a tribute to my local hero- the designer Laura Ashley. Known best for her Victorian revival pieces and pastorial florals in the 1970s and 80s. She, like myself, lived and worked in rural Mid- Wales, and her designs reflected her love of the countryside and and harked back to a mythical past of uncompliacted home-loving country life. The best thing about the fact that the clothing was all manufactured locally, is that there’s still loads of vintage Laura Ashley stuff knocking about in the charity shops. Bargain. I’ve accumulated a few pieces over the years, and I’m saving one particular evening gown (velvet and taffeta) for a future post around Christmas time. Lady Di was a fan when she began courting Prince Charles-( I’ve included the famous silhouetted “Money Shot” ). I think the key to wearing vintage Laura Ashley is to treat it like a steamy period drama, wear it with attitude and reveal a glimpse of your inner bad girl.

Comments (38)

sbv456
sbv456 on March 29
i love your hair
TynaNguyen
TynaNguyen on December 05
love it
epithet
epithet on November 25
i need the male version of this look!
KellyJoy
KellyJoy on November 12
another incredible outfit, great coat! i'm a recent fan of vintage Laura Ashley. love wearing the prim shirts w/leather and big shoes:)
districtofchic
districtofchic on October 27
Such an incredible coat! Love the shoes, too. Love it all, actually. Fave.
Blue_is_in_Fashion
Blue_is_in_Fashion on October 26
This cool outfit is featured on my blog here: http://www.blueisinfashionthisyear.com/2010/10/in-fashion-camel-coats.html Ciao!
AmandaBrohman
AmandaBrohman on October 22
wow, your style is amazing! and you are so beautiful!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on October 20
Such a striking and artistic photo...Rock on for show! XOX~Cin!
REV
REV on October 20
your shoes are to die for! :) heeee i love your style. so classic
kingsibulo
kingsibulo on October 19
great casual looks!!!
ilsteviewonder
ilsteviewonder on October 18
love your hair! fierce outfit hun! :D
jeroy
jeroy on October 17
love the bag!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on October 17
faved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lulut_marganingtyas
lulut_marganingtyas on October 16
this is so cool..dare to be different..
Skotch
Skotch on October 15
Love it. Has a post-apocalyptic vibe to it, the shoes especially.
folle_femme
folle_femme on October 15
Those pants are WOW, in fact the whole outfit screams AMAZING!
immadi
immadi on October 15
love the shoes
springfiry
springfiry on October 15
I love Laura Ashley too! So pretty the outfit!
Kikki
Kikki on October 15
I love it, it's amazing! And I love your hair!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on October 15
amazing floral pants, dear!! lovely pattern and that coat is so cool!! pretty vintage purse too!! very chic and so you!! :D
chelyuson
chelyuson on October 15
lovely. cute shoes;)
meninaelegante
meninaelegante on October 15
I love the pants!! such a chic look!
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on October 15
amazing camel coat
Tansea
Tansea on October 14
I love this you totally nailed it!! Please take this the way it is intended, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, but is your hair a tribute to, "There's something about Mary"?
inspirafashion
inspirafashion on October 14
SO stylish! love everything down to the shoes. amazing coat :).
cocoandvera
cocoandvera on October 14
Absolutely adore your coat... I've been on the hunt for something similar. Great find! It compliments the look perfectly :)
angiekje
angiekje on October 14
adore your coat, the pants and coat!! you look so chic!!
ficklishcheens
ficklishcheens on October 14
i looove your trousers and the nude tones of this outfit! :)
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on October 14
i adore the trousers and coat! you look so lovely in these colours.
rainbowsandfairydust
rainbowsandfairydust on October 14
super chic x
charchelle27
charchelle27 on October 14
lovin the colors! so stylish!
fashiondotty
fashiondotty on October 14
This is fantastic, I'm also a big Laura Ashley fan. It's rare I've seen vintage pieces though, the trousers are a nice find!
NanaHoshino
NanaHoshino on October 14
amazing! love the coat, pants and shoes!!! love the colours. fave!
jonamaria
jonamaria on October 14
Love the pants
criscela
criscela on October 14
wow!! love the coat and the price!!
movito
movito on October 14
I agree, well, pretty much on all! Her clothes were "vintage" even when they were new. Even most of her home stuff like table clothes can be worn as or turned into clothing. You rock the pant's!
golestaneh
golestaneh on October 14
and i want your hair! :D great look! xx
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on October 14
gorgeous pants! love the long coat as well!
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