As a child did you ever read The Butterfly Ball, and the Grasshopper’s Feast? This was a trippy 70’s book the like of which I had never seen until a visit to my friend Stacey’s house. Stacey’s family lived at the back of her mother’s hairdressing shop on Rotherham Terrace, Miramar in Wellington (NZ) – know the place? It had the 80’s pink and black sign writing on the window well into the 90’s. Stacey was way cool, she had the Grease record (we never even had a record player), her mum had big hair and smoked – and was pretty relaxed about things. Even when the dog ate the whole birthday cake at her party held in the salon. And she had cool jewellery, actually I pinched an orange plastic bangle from her once – I am so sorry Stace.
She came to my Dad’s work with me once – it was the week Elvis died (that was in 1977) – and I spilt coffee from the Cafe Bar dispenser on her pink Elvis t-shirt – she was so upset.
What you you wear to such an event? I think this fabric would make the perfect frock for the Butterfly Ball. Isn’t this fabric “Pretty Butterflies Cream by Alexander Henry” just divine?
You can get it at Fabric Traders. This is the new business venture of Simone of Beach Vintage. I have been a big fan of for ages now. Simone has an eye for perfect shabby chic fabrics – all vintage roses and lovely prints, nothing lurid!
Just the thing for a ball.