Sunday, September 21, 2014

Vintage SCARVES....

I have many collections around vintage fashion but one of my favorites is my vintage scarves!

I'm wearing scarves a lot, most of the time tied on my head like turbans...

but I always feel sad to not be able to show all the beauty of these vintage treasures!

The only way to appreciate their designs is to not wear them...

just look at them like pieces of art!

Some could be even framed, they are like amazing paintings.

Most of the time, 40's-50's scarves have bright joyful colors.

I have pictured here a part of my collection.

Some are interesting because of their easy to match shades or design.

Floral patterns are a basic,

 but you can find so much different ones!

Look at this one inspired by the 4 seasons!

Some are really interesting because of their colors...

the more basics you have, the easier it will be to match them with your outfits!

But you can find also so much fun patterns!!!!

Animals, angels, perfumes, cow boys...

This is really a collection without an end!

Scarf doen't mean boring HERMES squares from your grandma!

What I love the most is silk scarves, but that's also the more fragile, 

so they can be sometimes difficult to find in good condition.

All started with that ballerinas scarf from the 50's...

when I found it in a thrift store in the USA years ago for a few bucks.

I really thought that it was like owning a Van Gogh!

Touristic scarves were really popular in the mid century,
but I must tell you that they are not my favorites.

A good thing about vintage scarves is that you find find them quite easily...

I found those in flea markets, thrift stores, antiques mall, vintage shoppes!
From a few cents to much more if you are looking for designers ones.

Here is my most precious one and best bargain ever!!!

40's scarf to celebrate freedom of France just after WWII found for ... 1 euro!!!

Do you collect vintage scarves?
How do you wear them? I need more ideas!!!

Je vous présente ici une partie de ma collection de vieux foulards... et oui, malgré son image un peu vieillotte du carré Hermès à mémère, le foulard peut être vraiment fun!!! On a un choix sans fin dans les couleurs et les motifs, pour ma part j'adore les porter en turbans. Mais je trouve parfois dommage que portés ainsi on ne puisse pas apprécier la beauté de leurs designs. De plus, ils ont un grand taux de survivance, on les trouve partout: marché aux puces, fripes, boutiques vintage... même si il faut se méfier pour être sûre de leur état, on peut trouver des merveilles pour quelques euros!!! Et vous, vous les portez comment ces œuvres d'art????
- Bonne soirée - 

Monday, September 15, 2014

URBEX : the GHOST factory!

You sometimes found some abandonned beautiful buildings just across a street...

The first thing that come to my mind in such case is:

 what could happen to let such a beauty falls appart like that...

It's quite sad but also excited!

It's how we felt last week while coming back from a flea market in Belgium...

We found this beautiful and lonely ART DECO factory and stopped the car immediatly!

Most of the times, it's not possible to enter such sites,

but here everything was openned!

No more furnitures...

Just a ghost factory!

We had no idea of what was produce there, no clue...

Such great details just for a factory!

Great graffitis....

that matched perfectly Sylvain's shirt!

Photographying abandonned places is called URBEX.

Some people are really talented for that, I always ask myself: 

 "But how can they find such places like if time was stopped many decades ago!!!!"

It was a perfect background for an outfit shooting...

I really LOVE this dress from the late 40's, early 50's.

I found it in Berlin during our European trip in August...

Yes, I know... I must still share pictures from that trip!

The colors of that dress are so easy to match.

I don't know if you noticed but I cut my hair recently!

This dress is so versatile!

Can be worn with a belt...

or without!

Matching accessories are easy to find.

This watch is also a purchase from Berlin,

 found in a flea market, so ATOMIC!

Just another simple coton dress that can make you look like a million dollars baby!

That day was quite hot...

so Sylvain chose a more casual style!

Vintage flashy french shirt from the 50's...

a lot of people asked him where were his ties!!!

Have you ever explored abandonned buildings?
Do you like URBEX?

By the way, we are now on INSTAGRAM so please follow us our pseudo is LOST_IN_THE_1950s

Il arrive qu'au détour d'un chemin on tombe sur les bâtiments abandonnés... soudain notre esprit vagabonde... que c'est-il passé? Pourquoi avoir abandonné ce patrimoine?
On oscille entre tristesse et excitation! Il n'est souvent pas possible de visiter de tels lieux... mais nous avons croisé, en retour de brocante, cette magnifique usine ART DECO... dans son jus, les graffeurs y avaient apposé leurs oeuvres... Un décor fantôme pour une petite scéance photo improvisée! 
Tenue décontracte pour Monsieur et une simple robe en coton fin 40, début 50 pour Madame, une fois de plus les accessoires permettent d'en faire une tenue de gala!
- A bientôt -