COPENHAGEN! What a place. You know that you strike gold when you freeze your bottom off outdoors, get charged more then expected for accommodation and then contract conjunctivitis (GROSS!) and consequently spend some hours searching for a pharmacy to temporarily treat the problem, AND then still love the place! There was something about Copenhagen which drew us in. Perhaps it had something to do with the warmth of the people or the effortlessly stylish boys and girls or the perfect sandwiches and bakeries or the trendy bars. Whatever the reason we really enjoyed ourselves. Two thumbs up Copenhagen!
It was very cold and I was concerned that I could not work up the courage to take off my jacket for some photos. Luckily we found a greenhouse in the botanical gardens. It was certainly warm in there! Going from the cold outdoor weather to the very humid greenhouse was perhaps not such a good idea for the cameras, but as you can see from the photos the greenhouse was an interesting location. You could just see the men and women in the 1800's walking amongst the plants examining them and discussing their observations and opinions. Perhaps I have been reading too many classics, but I do love to thinking about the way that they lived and socialised back in those days.
THE OUTFITI have recently made a few trips to second hand stores to collect some materials for my clothes. I love using curtaining and this skirt is a consequence of this love. I layered the lace to create the skirt. I really enjoy collecting antique buttons (particularly Bakelite buttons) to add to my garments. These little orange buttons were quite a find. I have had them for a few years and decided to use them on this top. I added a flounce to the waistline and some buttons at the back to close the top. All in all I am happy with the results and I was glad to be taking these photos in the warmth for once!
Photos: Michael Dooney