About Joyatri

Avid thrifter and vintage clothes wearer. Love 1960s and early 1970s styles. Partial to Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian, Renaissance and Medieval art. Former art historian. Current packrat. On a continual quest for good-looking, comfortable vegan shoes. Bhangra dancer since 2002. Fascinated by all things Indian. Vegan and animal advocate. 

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"She was dressed, as usual, in an odd assortment of clothes, most of which had belonged to other people." 

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym (1913-1980)

 

 

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 Lily Tomlin

 

 

 

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Sunday
Dec252011

Christmas

This was my first Christmas in London. We had a quiet day at home with lots of home-cooked food prepared  from River Cottage Veg Everyday cookbook.

Parsnip ginger soup

Ratatouille and bulghur

Cute little mince pies

Vegan goodies: hipohyfryd chocolates, Holy Cow golden crunch toffee, Fabulous Fudge factory dairy-free fudge, and Daisy & Co. vanilla marshmallows.

I've been wanting this blog to include vintage and vintage-inspired fashion but have been afraid to start, so I guess I'll just jump in now with what I wore today.

I purchased the Ted Baker aubergine (my favorite color) knit vest with pleated cap sleeves this week at TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) in Camden, London. It has a early 70s, Ziggy Stardust type of shape to it. I remember wearing cap sleeved knit vests in 1972. Does anyone know of any images of cap sleeved vests from 1970s ads or photos?

I've had this H & M velvet skirt for ages; it has been incredibly versatile. I've worn with a turtleneck sweater and boots for day and a satin bustier for evening.

newish Ted Baker knit vest, £8.00; Equipment embroidered blouse, purchased in early 1990s, H & M velvet skirt purchased in mid-1990s; 1960s black and white poodle print scarf that belonged to my mother. 1940s sterling brooch.

 

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