Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vintage Black Junkie Dress Form



This tattered old dress form was perfect to dress for Halloween....
...except I don't like scary...



So I got out my black frothy and ruffled slip... ooo la la...



...To enlarge collages....click on images



and then I played...



and played...



and played some more...



I hope you enjoyed our play date...

It turns out that Friday is Vintage Black Friday hosted by Jill at Gypsy Brocante and I thought I would give it a try.

Click on the link to view other participants!

50 comments:

Beth Gales said...

So fun!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I love it! I posted some not so scary, pics today, myself. Recently, I picked up an old mannequin. Now, you have inspired me! The necklaces are my fav. Greatness! ~Mindy

The Garden Bell said...

My didn't you have some fun today. Bet this dress is going to get you a lot of goodies trick or treating this year. What fun you had.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Love it!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Fabulous form... LOve it! Janna

Anonymous said...

INCREDIBLE! ~Bestest,Denise

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Laura, how bewitching! I think you are actually starting to love Halloween... Bisous... Julie Marie

Lisa said...

Oh you have way too much fun! It looks great!
Hugs, Lisa

Heidi said...

That was a great playdate! Thanks for the inspiration!
:)Heidi

Theresa said...

Well... all dressed up and nowhere to go:) Too cute!

Donna said...

Love this! So fun!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Your Halloween bash is coming together. Love the manny, dress, and rosaries, love it all and esp. the way you are collaging your pics.

French Charmed ~ Rochele said...

Just found your beautiful blog ~ what a fabulous old dress form she is! Thanks so much for sharing ~ Rochele

Wizard of Was said...

I love this! That dress form is wonderful...tattered and all. And for me the rosaries are the icing on the cake!!
My Best
Gale

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura, you never cease to amaze me, I bet, if I asked you for anything, you would be able to lay your hands on it !!!! I love the skirt and jacket ..... I have similar ones that I wear ..... and the cross necklaces (or are they rosaries ?). I wear those all the time as well....absolutely fabulous. XXXX

Carla B. Reeves said...

Thanks for the play date...I love dress up. Carla

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I'm totally in love with that jacket. Luckily I can tell it's too small for me so it's safe for now. ha-ha!
You do black really good!!!
C

June said...

Oh man Laura! This is way too cool. I'd go for this anytime of the year!
Smiles,
June

Tattered Goods said...

I am sooooo very jealous of her.... I have to have one that rolls and has that incredible cage bodice. I love that dress form, mine just won't do after seeing yours hmmmm :) I hope your Friday is awesome!

Sheila

Rebecca said...

Hi Laura
That was really fun and the dressform is so great...love her necklaces too
Blessings
Rebecca

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Brilliant dressmaker's dummy dress-up, Laura!

Candy said...

Love the tattered form and the dressing of her, layer upon layer. Fun play!
Enjoyed looking through your posts and I have to give you a 'hand'...you have quite a few. The skinny lacy ones are really creepy--in a funny sort of way.
Thanks for stopping by my first VBF post.
Friday Blessings ;-)

Dixie said...

Laura... I throughly enjoyed browsing through your fabulous blog... I'll be back soon to spend more time catching up...

As for this lovely lady... Bewitching...

Dixie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gorgeous Laura
And not a bit scary!! hehe.. Loving all these, and as I am in a pink mood today... love the dusty pink roses against the tattered black garb... Lovely

Have a great weekend xx Julie

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

She's beautiful!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Oh I LOVE this!! She just looks "moody" --- not scary! :)

I just got ANOTHER dress form in the mail this weekend that I ordered online -- they're addicting, I tell you!! :)

Do you name yours? Just curious - I do. ;)

Great post, Laura!!

Ruth

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Love how you accessorize it! Being that PINK is my color, I like it with the pink rose!

Have a great weekend!

((Hug))
Marsha

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Oooo I like it! She's creepy AND pretty!

Fete et Fleur said...

You have scrumptious taste. She looks lovely in every pose!!

Nancy

Isabel said...

Great Vintage Black Friday compositions. I'm imagining you having fun with this ...and I found myself smiling :):):)

vosges paris said...

Wow Love your Halloween costume and it really fits black Friday as well !

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love your dressform!

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Laura! Just came back from the exhibition opening...great! I love your old mannequine and the way you dressed it! Black is my favourite colour and with a pink touch...very elegant!
Have a nice week end my friend!
Big hugs
Vale

Gypsy Fish said...

Oh how I love your dress form....welcome to VBF!!!!!! It's so much fun...
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Suzy said...

What the? I like your kind of play. That is some wicked-ness!! Wow- Where on earth did you get such an awesome (the best I have ever seen) dress form? Lucky you! Jealous in Arizona, Suzy

Claudia said...

I love the dress form. And I love what you did with it! Such creative, beautiful ways to dress that gorgeous dress form! I admit it - I'm jealous. I really want my own form!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

GORGEOUS!!! i have a dress form named Edna, but she is sadly not dressed a nicely as yours! just a strand of vine lights and a couple of vintage decanter labels around her neck. poor thing.

Dee said...

I love it! I don't like scary or gory either. What a beautiful way to do Halloween! More thrilling than chilling!

Jackie said...

I loved playing with you today! Thank you so much!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Yes! That mannequin has such great style {thanks to you!} ... LOVE her look, I think I'll take a page from her book ... pure loveliness ... we'll be over to play this weekend, me and my six dress forms ; )

Thanks for joining VBF ... hope to see you next week!

xo
Jill

Sylvia said...

Oh, I would have loved to play with you...I have been wanting a dress form for so long but are hard to find! Love it!!!!!!!!!

The Brocantess said...

Love your site and you are a fellow New Yorker. I must admit to serious coveting issues with the haul you made at the Adirondack's tag sale event!

French-Kissed said...

Thanks for giving "little black dress" new meaning!

~Jermaine~

Welcome to Yaya Chique! said...

geez girlfriend...just when I wonder how you are going to "out do yourself"---YOU DO! You ROCK girl....you need to get your little *&*@#) here to Houston and come play with the Yaya! :)

xo...deb

The Lone Dollier said...

Laura I LOVE the dress form! What fun you must have had playing around with it. It's amazing what you can do with something that at first looks kinda freaky.

Love your site too.
Marilyn

julie said...

I love the way you play!!! That is fab...julie

belle-blanc said...

I'm speechless! I love this post. You know I adore white but I have a weakness for black cloths and vintage black stuff. My favorit is the collage with the rosaries and the old jacket - just marvellous! This is one of the most beautiful old dress form I've ever seen. Could you please send it to me? ;0) Hugs, Mira!

Rostrose said...

Wonderful! Thanks for playing ;-)
WARM HUGS!
Traude

time-worn interiors said...

Love the dress form! I've been loving some black lately myself!
Theothertheresa

Kelly Muys Wood said...

This is fabulous! I still found it sort of creepy, though!

Kelly
http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com