Vintage Fantasy Dress Flamenco Dancer Part 5 I had the wonderful opportunity to see authentic Flamenco dancers when I was in Spain a few years … [Read More...]
Vintage Fantasy Dress Flamenco Dancer Part 5
I had the wonderful opportunity to see authentic Flamenco dancers when I was in Spain a few years back.
We saw them in a cave. It was incredible. An experience I will never forget. The dancers were so intense.
It was like they were in a trance.
The cave was small and intimate. The sounds they made by clapping their hands, stomping their feet and beating their chests were amplified by the stone walls.
The dancers we saw were part of a family that had been dancing Flamenco for generations.
This woman was dancing so fast she was just a blur.
All the dancers sit on stage with the musicians and each one has their turn to get up and dance their story.
I was impressed by two of the women, the mother and the daughter but without a doubt it was the male dancer (I believe their son) that blew my mind.
He had the ability to make each person in the audience feel like he was dancing uniquely for them. His stare and intensity burned through my soul.
It was so magical it was almost orgasmic.
I’m not joking! This is the first time I was so moved by a dancer.
That memory has stayed with me. Should I return to Spain one day I hope to revisit the same area near the Alhambra to experience the wonder again.
Vintage Fantasy Dress Flamenco Dancer
When I came across this amazing vintage Flamenco at Talize I knew it was coming home with me.
All the very best fantasy dresses have transformative powers.
As soon as I put it on I felt like a woman of mystery and rhythm.
The dress has stories to tell just like those Flamenco dancers told us their stories that warm evening in Spain.
I wore this dress to watch Dracula at the Shaw Festival.
We took some photos in the hotel stairway before we left for the theatre.
Sadly you can’t see the handmade fabric flower I had in my hair.
I felt very Dolce Gabbana in this outfit.
Here is my best accessory.
It was the perfect outing for this fantasy dress the last in this series…for now ; ) I know there will be many more fantasy dresses in my life thanks to my love of thrifting.
Do you own any transformative fantasy dresses? How do they make you feel?
Have you ever seen Flamenco dancing? Was it what you expected?
Linking up with the lovely Patti over at Visible Monday.
Timeless Vintage At Any Age
You know of my overwhelming love my vintage but did you know just how timeless and classic vintage is?
Did you know that vintage can be worn at any age?
Don’t believe that nonsense about vintage only being for twenty somethings or for those that didn’t live through that era. Hogwash!
Vintage is for anyone that wants to stand out and make a memorable impression.
I was delighted when a lovely reader by the name of Karen contacted to let me know that her mother owned the exact same vintage dress as one of my all time favourites.
Karen’s Mom bought the dress in the 60s or 70s. Recognizing a smashing quality keepsake Karen kept the dress for many years. She wore it recently to a family wedding this summer.
Doesn’t she just look incredible?
Karen is seventy and totally rocking this dress!
Contrary to the common belief that vintage dates you this dress looks wonderfully contemporary.
Proof that well chosen quality vintage never goes out of style.
As I mentioned before this is one of my all time favourite vintage pieces I own and I’ve worn mine often.
These first couple of photos were from the day I bought the dress when I felt like Ginger from Gilliagan’s Island.
I’m very sad that the great shop I bought this at, Sweet Trash closed down. They still have a few pieces in their Etsy store.
Oh the fun we used to have visiting that little shop in the quaint town of Elora. What a shame that so many great vintage stores I’ve loved have closed over the past four years.
You can tell just how hard I fell for this dress right away. Who cares that it is a special occasion dress? If you love the dress enough you will be sure to wear it, even if that means hosting a party like I did or simply wearing it out to buy cat food like my fabulous blogger friend Vix.
Here are some photos from when I wore it out for New Year’s Eve. I wasn’t able to locate the rest of my photos from that evening.
Below is when I wore it for a surprise birthday party.
Yes that was one crazy party! They turned the house into a mini Vegas with every kind of gambling you can imagine. It’s the first time I’ve played Roulette. I’m not a fan of gambling. Think of all the thrifting I could be doing instead!
So when you think about wearing vintage clothing never worry about how old you are, worry about how fabulous you will look!
Do you think that vintage clothing can make you look dated?