Tuesday, 11 August 2009

DeWeese Hollywood Galmour

We have just had some lovely friends to stay for the weekend and enjoyed some time at the beach hut and watching Felixstowe Carnival parade by. The weather has been quite good and I even managed to squeeze in a car boot sale at Stratford too! I found a great 70s folding picnic table. It needs some TLC due to rust but I'm so glad someone kept this. I think it would look great in a vw combi.

Now for something a little more glamorous! I have also been keeping an eye on vintage swimwear coming up in auctions and I feel I just have to show you this one as it is one of the most glamorous swimsuits I have ever seen! It is by DeWeese and I think it is probably 1960s. Mary Anne DeWeese was one of the leading designers at Catalina in the 1940s/50s but then went on to form her own company 'DeWeese'. I have a couple of her sundresses where the top half is a boned ruched swimsuit but the bottom half is a flared knee length skirt. I did bid on this one but it ended up well out of my price range going for well over £100! To be honest it looks like such a fantastic piece of history I think it is worth this amount. It really is something special and even comes with a matching jacket!


1 comment:

  1. The 70's picnic table is lovely, almost looks like Conran design. I like the gold swimsuit, the fabric is very glamorous.