38 In Misc

80’s Gypsy

I've been busy going through my vintage pieces for the site, and I came across these two amazing 80's peasant dresses.  The first dress is kind of insane.  Ruffles everywhere.  I love this dress!!  It really epitomizes the 80's….


This was actually a famous style of dress made popular in the 80's and by whom I cannot recall.  Readers?  This dress is actually a knock off of that style I believe.  Still great on it's own.
Super 80s
It really is over the top…
8-'s hair
Heather's anyone?

This blue and white dress is a little more subdued, but the perfect 80's piece.  So simple.  


Twirl 2
The skirt is amazingly full…
Blue close up
I'm crazy for a dolman sleeve done right…
I'll have both of these up on the site tomorrow……I'll let you know when I update.

Worn with Balenciaga sandals.
  • candice
    March 26, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I think the designer you might be referring to is : Diane Freis from the 80s? She is famous for her peasant dresses, with bold colors and graphics.
    I have SEVERAL of her dresses.

  • judy Aldridge
    March 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Candice–Yes–that’s who it was–I could not think of her name. thanks.judy

  • bobdylan
    March 26, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Giorgio Sant’angelo? (although he’s more 1970s) I’d love to know….and speaking of love: I love the dresses!!

  • sd
    March 26, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    i think i like the blue one more than the red one haha

  • Stylecrusader
    March 26, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Beautiful! I love all the ruffles in the first one.

  • kimchi
    March 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    definitely Diane Freis. Have made her dresses into convertible long skirt/tube dresses by cutting the top half off. Great fun bright prints for summer.

  • Cari
    March 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Cute for summer! http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

  • Nini Nguyen
    March 26, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Love the dresses Judy!!!!

  • jane
    March 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I just love these pictures of you, Mom, and obviousely the DRESSES! that was so fun last year, the day we went thrifting and found that pink dress. We need another epic thrift trip.

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    March 26, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    i think im loving that blue one.
    i especially love the 2nd picture!

  • Cruz
    March 26, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I have to chime in and say how much I love dresses like this! There’s such an aesthetic about them, very airy and free feeling.

  • Att ha det gott
    March 27, 2009 at 12:20 am


  • mr. freddy's mom
    March 27, 2009 at 5:09 am

    you inspire me everyday, judy!
    very nice dresses and i love your hairstyle. i’m learning how you do your hair.

  • Jill
    March 27, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Fantastic photos! Love the one with you and the giant pots.

  • andrea
    March 27, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Hi Judy,
    Where did you shoot this photos? If this is your home, wow!

  • Ann
    March 27, 2009 at 7:59 am

    looking gorgeous in the dress! tres refreshing!

  • The Little Fashion Treasury
    March 27, 2009 at 8:44 am

    And again ..MON DIEU 😉
    I love maxi dresses, you have chosen such a beautiful location. Love the second photo!

  • cindy
    March 27, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Love the dresses and I remember them well. I love your shoes too great pictures you are a fabulous model.

  • C
    March 27, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Those are so 80s and I do remember them! Pretty shots! Now I want to see your real outfit of the day! xo!

  • Amee
    March 27, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Judy, you look beautiful in both dresses! Love the bright colors and wonderful prints!

  • louisa
    March 27, 2009 at 11:16 am

    oh my god, you are so beautiful!
    my mum is scandinavian and used to be a model, too, she was born in 1955 so you must be around the same age, what agency were you with?maybe you crossed each others path!
    you are so adorable!

  • So Lovely
    March 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Maybe it could also be Susan Freis – Diane Freis’ sister. Are you going to put a link from your blog onto your store? xC

  • Liz
    March 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    The blue one is divine! and I love those Bal sandals.

  • b-chic
    March 28, 2009 at 5:04 am

    I love your unconventional way to choose your clothes, I would like to be less perfect and more over the top like you

  • Masha
    March 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Bawawwawawawawaw you are STUNNING.

  • Shrimpton Couture
    March 29, 2009 at 5:37 am

    The first is more Holly Harp but the second looks like Freis for sure!!

  • brigadeiro
    March 30, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Those Balenciaga’s are 2D4!!! That 2nd photo is just stunning 😉

  • Priscila
    March 30, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Oh My! I’m in love with these two dresses! Pity I’m so far from USA! Paris is a great city but you and Jane just save my day with your incredible posts! Thanks!

  • Christine
    March 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    You are so so beautiful! I am just amazed… Didn’t know you were scandinavian though, mabey thats why I thought you reminded me of someone. I am from Norway.

  • Modediktat
    March 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Judy,
    these are some wonderful outfits and stylings! xx, s.

  • Coco
    April 3, 2009 at 4:41 am

    That blue dress is stunning. It has more character than most of the maxi dresses we have now.

  • kelly
    April 5, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    you look just beautiful

  • JessieADORE
    April 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    OMG, how I love these dresses! I would so wear that on stage or even perhaps for a promo shoot! (I could only imagine the possibilities and versatility they would provide on tour, lol)
    Wonderful pieces 😀
    (And you are absolutely BEAUTIFUL btw)

  • woody
    May 21, 2010 at 3:56 am