Everlasting Apparel – Take Courage

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Good morning everybody! It’s time for the first Everlasting Apparel of the year. And this one is a good one, I can promise you. I first discovered Cat’s blog sometime over the holidays on one of those lazy afternoons when you have nothing else to do than shamelessly getting lost on Pinterest. Bliss. Take Courage is such a dreamy space, where Cat shares stories about her adventures in and around London, life shot with her analog camera, diy’s, her amazing vintage finds and so much more. I’m so happy she wanted to take part in Everlasting Apparel!

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Tell us something about yourself!

 I live a double life. For five sevenths of the week I am a lawyer in the City, working on large-scale disputes and mostly defending companies who have managed to get themselves into a pickle.  For the other two sevenths of the week, I am a ukulele-playing photographer / vintage hoarder and I like to share my adventures on my blog, Take Courage.

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Tell us something about your favourite piece and why it’s everlasting to you!

The item I chose for my Everlasting Apparel piece is my favourite vintage lace blouse.  I found it while browsing the endless rails of second-hand clothing at Spitalfields Market and fell in love straight away.  The beautifully considered details – the fabric covered buttons, the scallop trim on the cuffs, the raised texture of the lace – are just something you will sadly never find with shop-bought clothing.  The young brother and sister that sold it to me explained that the blouse was handmade for their nana while on holiday in Italy some time in the 1950s.  And that’s what I really love about vintage – every piece has a story to tell, a history which brought it to you.  I’m so glad I could give nana’s blouse a good home – I sure hope she approves!

Thanks so much, Cat! 

8 Comments

  • Cat
    January 22, 2014
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    Thanks ever so much for such a lovely feature! I’m honoured to share my favourite blouse with your readers. Thank you x

    • hanna
      January 22, 2014
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      I loved having you! And the story of your blouse is just too good not to share :)

  • Tara Victoria
    January 22, 2014
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    i love this post! i really enjoy her take on vintage clothing and that it all has a story to tell, i think that’s a fantastic way of looking at it! that blouse is one-of-a-kind and it’s beautiful!

    • hanna
      January 23, 2014
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      Yes you’re right! I once read a book about a woman who owned a vintage dress shop and she invented a story for every ‘past life’ of the dresses she sold. I really love the real story of the blouse as well though!

  • Catherine
    January 23, 2014
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    That is such a lovely story about their Nana! It’s so lovely searching through thrift shops for ‘new-to-you’ clothing.

    • hanna
      January 23, 2014
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      Yes! And it’s especially great if you find out the story of these pieces as well :)

  • Latrina
    January 23, 2014
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    Oh my gosh. What a rad gal! (loving her blog, too)

    Such a great feature, Hanna. And such a lovely outfit, I love it all. But that blouse is absolutely stunning. I love how you came to acquire it, Cat! :)

    • hanna
      January 23, 2014
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      I would definitely like wearing the blouse as well ;)

      And I’m glad you found a new blog to follow, it’s one of my new favourites as well :)


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