April 20, 2011

Nice Outfit

Yesterday on Greedy Girl, Caroline reminded me of the shop Bona Drag.  It had escaped from my radar, and I was pleased to visit it's spirited collection of fashions.  Adoring these cut aways.


Oh, and did you know the term "Bona Drag" means "nice outfit" in Polari?

What's Polari you ask?

It was a secrect language used by the gay culture in London in the 1960's.

Don't ever say you never learned anything on LLL.  And here are a few pretties for all my fellow asymmetrical lovers out there.


So, who knows Polari?!  Show me what you got!

18 comments:

Bud and Leo said...

Love everything about this post- Bona Drag (Polari) is SO fabulous! And I love the cutout shoulders on the first, black blouse! I need it immediately!

Ashley said...

Can't help you with the languauge of Polari...but I adore that lace dress!

Simply LKJ said...

Like the black cut a way top!

Things That Sparkle said...

Love finding new shopping sites. Thanks for the introduction!

Amanda Hill said...

Wow I got nothin! But it sounds really cool! I love the lace dress!

kcinteriors said...

Wow, I'd never heard of Polari. How fascinating. Love the cut out numbers.

kcinteriors said...

Wow, I'd never heard of Polari. How fascinating. Love the cut out numbers.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Seriously wishing I was busting out some awesome Polari lingo right now...but I got nothin'. )c: But i just googled that word and the first sentance that came up was:

"Polari is a form of cant slang used in Britain by actors, circus and fairground showmen, criminals, prostitutes, and by the gay subculture."

LMAO. and awesome sauce.

Julie and Lauren said...

That lace dress is impeccable. Need. Now.
Xoxo

Lily said...

What beautiful pieces. That lace dress is stunning !!

xxLily
goldandgray.com

MEGMAC said...

COVETING that first black shirt with the cut-out shoulders.


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Michaela said...

Beautiful!! That last lace one is so pretty.

Julip Made said...

Ohh this is a new one to me. Thanks for the intro!

Nuha said...

oh my god, I die for those last two dresses!

travelkate said...

I definitely learned something new today-thanks :) I love that lace dress, so beautiful!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Love the black top! Polari? never heard of it ;)

Beatriz Craven... That Girl in Pearls said...

The cut on those dresses are fabulous! I would totally wear that...

Hope you have a wonderful day, Love!
B.

That Girl in Pearls

buyrift said...

WoW! impressive. .love the outfit.=)