Prairie princess

Prairie princessA glamorous look - Jenny wears a floor sweeping gown in gold lace from the 1970's, with a showgirl headdress and antique parasol

The glamour of the old west meets 1970’s cool! We were delighted to shoot this look with blogger Jenny Mandera and our own lovely Josie, heading out into the scenic surrounds of the river Otter for a morning of posing and parasols.

Jenny looked like a harvest goddess in this gorgeous gold lace number from the seventies. Teamed with a vintage pampas grass headpiece, cowgirl boots and an essential antique parasol to keep off the glare, she looked every bit the prairie princess.

To counterbalance all that sultry glamour, we paired her with Josie in a charming 1940’s paisley print dress with a yellow silk headscarf and brown lace up ankle boots - every inch the forties farm girl.

Underwear as outerwear

We skipped the middle layer when we popped the girls into some Edwardian and Victorian underwear and sleepwear, and topped the look with hats and coats.

With a nod the the late 70’s and early 80’s looks of Laura Ashley, our girls in their crisp white cotton and straw hats looked picture perfect posing amongst the reeds.

Josie wears an Edwardian bloomer suit known as a cami bocker, an Edwardian straw hat, 70’s leather belt, antique parasol and a cheeky grin.

Jenny wears a Victorian nightgown, reproduction Edwardian duster coat, 30’s black straw hat and carries an antique parasol.

We think both girls look fabulous. How would you wear this look?

Photography - Louisa Currier

Models - Josephine Birch and Jenny Mandera

Styling - Linda Duriez at Days of Grace Vintage

Shop the look!

Buy the 1970's goddess dress here 

Buy the pampas grass headdress here

Buy the art deco parasol here

Buy the 1940's paisley dress here 

Buy the camibocker / bloomer suit here