Sunday, May 2, 2010

Vichy Karo

Last week-end my mom found an old dress that I wore as a child. It fits little C now. Tante Sylvia in Germany found my mother's teenage dresses, cut them up and made some dresses for my sister and I. She hand painted cute little flowers on the bibs. My mother told me a little story about "Vichy Karo" (what the heck?) and Brigitte Bardot.

As a teen, my mom idolized Brigitte Bardot who made the pink gingham fabric famous when she wore it as a wedding dress in Vichy, France. Karo, I believe, means check in German. So, this little dress came from my mom's old vichy dress. I wish I had a pic of her wearing it as a teen.......
With all the Spring Weddings, wouldn't that be a great bridal or bridesmaid dress to bring back? So simple and sweet.
I heart Vichy Karo. Vichy Bardot!

6 comments:

REread said...

hey ... you won the heart brooch! email me a postal address and I'll pop it in the post for you :) mantahay@yahoo.com.au

Kim Baise said...

I did? Yay!!! Can't wait to get it. Love your work! Looks like a great time at the Twilight Market. Some day I will go to Australia...such wonderful art is pouring out from there lately.

soulflower said...

she looks so cute and a little suspicious! i love the story...3 generations get to wear that fabric!Brigitte was so gorgeous!yes gingham would be adorable for a spring wedding...i wish i could get married again...Sigh...

Kim Baise said...

thanks...i took a zillion pics just to get that one little smirk.
A big outdoor wedding with wildflowers at the tables and a vichy dress would be fun!!!
ha! maybe we should renew our vows :)

soulflower said...

you should! wild flowers and gingham...and sweet little flower girls and boys...I did translate that message...i seem to get a lot of random chinese messages...i dont know if its real or someone is messing with me!

Kim Baise said...

i get those too. it's all kung foo!