Well, partly me as well. We’ve only gone and released a brand-new, super limited edition Fleur dress made with gen-yoo-ine old timey fabric!
We’ve called it the Vintage Flower Fields Fleur (try saying that five times fast), and it’s a beaut.
It’s got a crease-busting polycotton bodice, and an equally magically crease-resisting vintage fabric skirt. The cotton has a piqué or waffly kind of texture – it’s slightly stiffer than normal cotton and it hangs beautifully. We believe it dates from around the 1960s – which is why I wore it to a Pop Art gallery launch party a while back!
It has rows of flowers and berries in shades of cerise pink, kelly green, yellow and turquoise…
It has has the same wrapping action as all our Fleur dresses, finishing with a white plastic flower button that also shimmied straight out of the 1960s!
It also has the signature patch pockets, bound with contrasting turquoise. Shona tells me that some of the dresses also have contrasting binding (of the vintage fabric) on the bodice. Matching accessories in primrose yellow and turquoise looked good, non?
Like our other limited editions, there is a mere handful of these frocks available – only 12 were made and I have one of them. We will never make anything similar to this again – we can’t, because the fabric is so old and the chances of it ever being seen again are non-existent. So, if you’d like to own the closest thing to a vintage frock as it was on the day it was made, then you should hurry to the Heyday site and snap one up. They’re £95 each, which is £10 more than the usual Fleurs, simply because of the vintage fabric. Worth it I assure you!
Thanks for reading and see you all soon!
PS. These pics make me kinda miss not having a fringe… might grow it back out now. What do you think?