Now every girl needs an ostrich feather cape. Unfortunately Jenny Packham's beautiful cape retails at around £995!!! Seriously, that's around the average for a wedding dress in the UK.
So what's a girl to do? Obviously, eBay, the preloved websites and google but they were still way out of my price range for an item that in all honesty I may wear for less than an hour.
I then found this great auction website, Invaluable which let me search hundreds of auctions across the globe. Then I found my baby, in a random New Zealand auction. Now of course, thrifty anna knew that it would be cheaper to buy through the auction house and so for less than £100 include shipping and custom charges (ouch they hurt!) I have the most fantabulous accessory.
Let me introduce me to my new best friend!
Do you like? I really don't care if you don't. (Not really!) I squealed with delight when I opened the package. You know what happened next, I wrapped it around my shoulders and twirled all over my flat. I was worried the feathers would be too white but they are a perfect faded ivory. Yey for vintage. The only question is how should I store it until the wedding. I fear the moths!
I know that buying blind (well I saw photographs) can be a little scary but sometimes the planets do align! Anyone else have a heavenly story?