Fashion Friday: A 1960s velvet vintage dress and Orla Kiely shoes

So last night was the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards in London town. So I had to get dressed up didn’t I in my vintage fashion finery (and good job too as there were so very glamorous folk there)?

Firstly though, before I talk vintage fashion, I need to say a HUGE GIGANTIC thank you to everyone who nominated me, who shortlisted me, and then who voted for me. I didn’t win but you know what, I am so proud and chuffed to have been a finalist in these prestigious awards. So thank you to everyone!

Vintage 1960s velvet mini dress and Orla Kiely shoes worn to the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards by Kate BEavis

So what did I wear, I hear you cry (although you have probably seen it plastered all over my Facebook and Instagram pages!)! I wore this late 1960s dark blue velvet mini dress (which I reckon started life as a maxi dress).

Vintage 1960s velvet mini dress and Orla Kiely shoes worn to the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards by Kate BEavis

I love it so much – I love the beading, I love the shape but most of all you gotta love the chiffon hugely ballooned sleeves.

Vintage 1960s velvet mini dress and Orla Kiely shoes worn to the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards by Kate BEavis

Vintage 1960s velvet mini dress and Orla Kiely shoes worn to the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards by Kate BEavis

I wore it with my new Orla Kiely shoes from Clarks. Having fallen in love with a similar wedged pair last season I knew that I HAD to have these! And don’t they go well? They are are covered in blue and gold glitter, I kid you not!

Vintage 1960s velvet mini dress and Orla Kiely shoes worn to the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards by Kate BEavis

And here I am at the awards last night! Again a huge thanks…..and fingers crossed for next year!

Vintage 1960s velvet mini dress and Orla Kiely shoes worn to the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards by Kate BEavis

Thanks again

Kate x

p.s. Sorry I’ve been so quiet of late – the site had been hacked which took longer than expected to fix!

2 Comments on Fashion Friday: A 1960s velvet vintage dress and Orla Kiely shoes

  1. Porcelina
    November 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm (2 years ago)

    What a stunner of a dress! You looked gorgeous x

    Reply
  2. Lovely's Vintage
    December 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm (2 years ago)

    you look beautiful – very jealous of the dress #want xxx

    Reply

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