Many of the Duchess of Windsor’s gowns are on display at Candé, including her wedding dress. Some are originals but the wedding dress is, I think, a replica ~ I can’t remember exactly. In any case, I was slightly disappointed when I saw it. I had seen many photos of the wedding of course but the dress, although certainly tasteful and demure, was a bit dowdy I thought.
A lot of her other dresses would not look out of place if worn today. Some styles never go out of fashion. I have seen TV footage of coats just like that pink one being worn by our royals very recently.
The evening dresses were beautiful.
The hats were stylish.
I was especially interested to see the jewellery and I was not disappointed there. Personally I can’t think I would ever wear stuff like this ~ it would look somewhat out of place walking the dog or doing the shopping! In fact you very rarely see brooches being worn these days, maybe because most people wear anoraks of some kind rather than a formal coat or jacket, including me.
There was a definite animal theme going on ~ I liked the panther head necklace and flamingo brooch.
Must go now……there’s a dog to walk and when I come back covered in mud I’ll have a rummage through the ironing basket to see if there’s a clean t-shirt to put on……the servants have been given the day off…..if only.
Changing the subject, I was contacted by my ex-colleagues who asked me if I would be able to bake some cakes for the usual Children in Need cake stall this year. They particularly wanted two blackberry and apple crumble cakes, a coffee and walnut cake, a peanut butter cake and a pumpkin spice cake. I was of course pleased to be asked and made a chocolate ginger cake as well.
They were trying to beat last year’s total of £800 and were aiming for £1,000. At the last count, so far they have made £1,100 and there’s still some to come in. That’s an awful lot of cake !!
Bon Dimanche !!