Sunday, January 22, 2017

POODLES skirt !!!

Hello, how are you dear followers?


For us, it's quite a slow beginning for this new year.


Probably because of this SO cold weather!


We have had not so much snow but ...


temperatures have been below O°C for days now!


But sun helps us not to stay at home!


Yesterday was a flea market day and here were our outfits!


30's style for Sylvain...


and a 50's style for me!


A classical 50's coat


with gorgeous details


but it was not long enough to fully hide


 the master piece of my outfit!


There are some iconic clothes when you think about the 50's...


and POODLE skirt is one of them!


you can find a lot of cheap repros...


but when you are searching for a real vintage one,
it's really hard to find!


Even more in a wearable size, well made and in good condition!


I believe this one is perhaps from Juli Lynne Charlot but missing tag...


 she was the inventor of this kind of felt skirts in the 50's.


Of course I had to wear a POODLE brooch


and match my bangles with this one of a kind skirt!


When the 30's meet the 50's...


Sylvain likes to wear those heavy wool knickers


 when it's really cold outside!


These were worn by bikers before the 50's.


Using a cap really accentuate this vintage biker style...


but with a touch of elegance


with a daper 40's tie of course!


What do you think about POODLE skirts?
Gorgeous or really kitch?

FRENCH CORNER
 L'année démarre pour nous en douceur le climat hivernal n'aidant pas à prévoir de grandes sorties! Mais hier, un marché aux puces fût l'excuse pour se bouger un peu et voici nos tenues du jour!
Années 30 pour Sylvain et 50 pour moi! Il y a quelques vêtements iconiques de certaines périodes et quand on pense aux 50's, surtout aux USA, la jupe cercle caniche est un symbole des années rock'n roll ! On trouve de nombreuses repros à la qualité douteuse, mais quand on cherche une pièce d'époque, dans une taille portable, en bon état et de bonne qualité, cela devient bien plus dur à trouver!!! Je n'ai donc pas manquer celle-ci quand elle s'est présentée à moi. Au vue de son design et de sa qualité, elle pourrait être l'oeuvre de Juli Lynne Charlot, la créatrice de ses jupes dans les 50's, malheureusement plus d'étiquette....
Sylvain avait opté pour un style motard classe des années 30, quelle élégance décontractée!
- Bises glacées -


Friday, December 30, 2016

READY for a NEW YEAR...

Sorry to have been away for such a long time...


but we have a little technical problem!


In fact, our camera got stolen about a month ago...


our car was broken in during a little trip in Brussels,


Fortunatly we had no luggage in the car...


only our camera in the glove box...


We have still an old one,


but it's hard to make good pictures with it...


impossible to take inside pictures without a blur...


same with bad weather pictures...


we are waiting for winter sales in january to buy a new one!


So here are pictures took yesterday with our old camera...


weather was just perfect for it, a bright and sunny day!


It was quite cold but we really prefer cold than rain!


Here was my outfit for a little shopping day.


A lot of retro girls ask me:


"But what do you wear to be warm with a vintage style?"


Simply WOOL!


My outfits are always all about red, green and gold before Xmas...


but for me silver means that New Year Eve is just around the corner!


That was the prefect outfit to match my new Splendette bangles


with my Luxulite brooch and earrings!


So festive without being too Xmassy!


I love pink...


matching it with gray and silver is a winning set!


I even found black with silver flecks stockings!

 
Not easy to stay warm in style!


I must show you one of my favorite part of this outfit...


this gorgeous fox lurex brooch!!!


It is from the french designer Léa Stein!


It's also not easy for Sylvain to stay warm with elegance!


His solution is layering


and also WOOL!


Gray and pink....


Perfect match... 


one more time without even wanted it! 


40's ties were just fantastic!


Bright and shinny colors, I understand why my hubby collects them!


Did you spend a nice Xmas?
Are you ready for the New Year?

FRENCH CORNER
Désolée pour la longue absence, mais un petit problème technique nous a réduit au silence... malheureusement notre appareil photo a été volé dans notre voiture lors d'une petite escapade à Bruxelles.
Heureusement, nous avions toujours notre ancien modèle, mais ses performances sont loin d'être à la hauteur... photos floues, définition médiocre, couleurs hasardeuses... il faudra attendre les soldes pour réinvestir!
Nous avons donc profité de cette journée froide, mais ensoleillée, propice aux faibles performances de cet appareil, pour prendre quelques clichés...
Pour garder son style et son élégance avec des températures hiversales, 2 options... la laine et la superposition des couches!
Après avoir passé un bon Noël, nous sommes prêts à commencer cette nouvelle année qui s'annonce...alors...

BONNE ANNEE &
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!