A day at the art gallery called for my latest wardrobe addition, the Voodoo Vixen Bobbie Dress. With the weather being a little changeable at the moment, going from heavy showers to blazing sunshine faster than I can make an outfit change, the Bobbie dress makes for the perfect choice. The Voodoo Vixen Bobbie dress is made in a heavy weight cotton making it warm enough to wear when the weather decides to take a turn for the worse. I spent a day roaming around the Manchester City Art Gallery with friends, hiding from the rain and indulging in a splash of culture.
Voodoo Vixen specialise in vintage style clothing but come with all the benefits of modern day fabrics, like soft feel stretch fabrics to fit the modern gal. The detail I love most about the Bobbie dress is the ample pockets on the skirt. So many modern dresses fall short of vintage styles as they neglect to add pockets, am I right? There’s nothing more satisfying than a dress with a well positioned, well proportioned pocket to carry your phone, lipstick and spare change for a coffee.
The Voodoo Vixen Bobbie dress teamed with my super comfy JD Williams shoes and London Retro glasses is a perfectly practical and ever so pretty ensemble which even bagged me a few compliments in the art gallery cafe. I also love the matching fabric belt and covered buttons that set of the classic 1950’s style collar and sleeve, Voodoo Vixen really nailed the Mid-Century style.
Manchester City Art Gallery is one of my favourite places to hide from the rain, there’s always such a diverse array of art work from the Pre- Raphaelites right through to contemporary. I was blown away by this oil painting of Scotland, long time readers will be aware of my affinity with the Scottish highlands due to it’s unrivalled beauty and of course my Scottish heritage.
I’m looking forward to sharing some more photographs from our gallery visit as we went to see the current fashion exhibition which boasted a great selection of Mid-Century dresses made from Manchester Cotton. Following the rain showers we sat out on the art Gallery steps, chatted about the future and soaked up some Vitamin D before heading home.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” -Thomas Merton