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A 50’s silhouette

written by Joanne November 9, 2015

This is the second look I shot with Patrick Slattery for Irish label Charlotte and Jane based in Kinsale, Cork.The 50’s shape is great for those who are a little curvier and is so flattering. See the other look I had styled from this label here. 




The design duo offer bespoke work-wear, wedding dresses and dresses for formal occasions. The styles on offer vary but the one thing they all have in common is that the dress patterns are from the 40’s and 50’s. When I visited their studio in Kinsale I could see the sketches Charlotte and Jane were working on spread out across their work table – so you know that you are getting something that has much thought and effort invested in it.

I styled the dress with my grandfathers Tara Brooch – he used to wear it when he would go set-dancing in Killarney. It’s nice to give something old a new lease of life 🙂


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