Monday, November 24, 2014

Tribute to MARLENE....

Even if you choose to dress vintage from a special era, there are still many styles!


I tried something different last week-end!


When I found this shirt NEW OLD STOCK from the 40's...


it immediatly made me think to the great Marlene Dietrich!


Simple, elegant but with a man flair.


So I tried to create an outfit like a tribute to her androgynous style.


So you will not have just one tie for Sylvain in this post but two!!!


Yes... Sylvain didn't dress like a girl for this post to do a reverse style like me...


He was quite already in a Xmas mood,


Green, red and off white...


Really nice colors that I keep myself for the holidays season!


Sylvain found this so nice winter jacket in the Rose Bowl flea market in L.A.


We were really dissapointed with this flea market... 


Many 80's stuff and SO expensive!


But he managed to find this 40's belted back jacket for a great price.


So one 40's tie...


and a second one!


I stole this one from Sylvain's collection...


I love its colors (that was a present from me to him..)!


Of course I have no full 30's-40's tuxedo like Marlene used to wear...


So I match a 40's jacket with large legs pants...


no exactly the same material so not exactly the same black... but not that bad.


But when you choose to dress in a man style...


you have to wear also some girly details...


Gold and lucite 50's purse...


Pink chrystal flowers brooch...


some matching flowers in the hair...


and my Miss L Fire derbies!


I got many positive feebacks for that outfit...


So I will try to think of some other androgynous ones!


Perhaps my man's wardrobe will give me some more inspiration...


He also loves special details like matching vintage socks!!!!


Do you often dress yourself in an androgynous style?
Have you ever visited the Rose Bowl flea market?

FRENCH CORNER
Je suis toujours inspirée par un vêtement ou un accessoire pour construire mes tenues.. ici, c'est cette chemise 40's trouvée neuve d'époque qui m'a inspirée! D'un style simple, élégant mais à la fois un peu masculin, elle m'a fait immédiatement penser à la grande Marlène Diedrich et son style androgyne! Et me voilà donc à fouiller dans la garde robe de mon mari pour trouver la cravate parfaite... donc 2 cravates pour le prix d'une dans ce post! Sylvain avait choisi une tenue bien plus festive où les couleurs de Noël sont déjà présentes! Première sortie pour cette veste en laine 40's, dénichée au Rose Bowl à Los Angeles... marché aux puces décevant mais qui caché tout de même cette petite merveille à prix raisonnable!
Avez-vous déjà eu la chance d'y chiner? Vous en avez pensé quoi?
Sinon, avez-vous déjà testé le style androgyne?
- J-30...- 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LOST IN THE 30's....

We recently went to Brussels for some vintage shopping...


we found a lot of great stuff!


But I wanted to share with you one of my flea market find.


I found a few vintage catalogs from the 30's...


to be more accurate from 1933 and 1936.


It's quite rare to find these kind of pre-WWII magazines.


In Europe, most of the 30's ones were quite cheap...


or not focused only on fashion.


On those I found, only beautiful fashion drawings!


I have not many clothes from the 30's...


even if it's not my favorite era to wear,


I think it's the decade of elegance!


I wanted to show you quite a lot of pictures...


because I was just so impressed with each page!!!


Look at all those beautiful coats!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mid 30's is definitively for slim and tall gals...


I really like fashion history from 1800 to 1970.


Nothing can be more accurate than vintage magazines.


You can see evening wear...


wedding gowns...


and much more casual styles!


I like to think about how would fashion have evolved if WWII never happened.


Probably the New Look would never have been created...


What? No petticoats in the 50's????!!!!


30's fashion have such beautiful details.


Simple lines but so well structured!


The last era where parasols were popular!


I have one from the 30's but in poor condition...


would love to retore it or find some more with great designs!


30's evening gowns are just classics...


making me dream about those Hollywood legends!


I really cannot believe how beautiful are those magazines!


All of them for 3 euros...


that was a real bargain!


I have a lot of 40's-50's magazines...


but they are taking so much space...


I'm now trying to buy only the most luxurious ones...


or the ones with patterns inside.


Even if some Haute Couture outfits can be breathless...


I'm prefering everyday fashion...


Outfits for all kind of situations from opera coats to beach playsuits!!!


Do you collect vintage magazines?
How do you think 50's fashion would have looked with no WWII?


FRENCH CORNER
Après une petite journée de shopping vintage à Bruxelles, nous sommes revenus les bras chargés de merveilles en tout genre! Je tenais à partager avec vous une de mes trouvailles... un lot de magazines 30's de toute beauté, ce qui est plutôt rare pour cette époque... en général, le papier est assez cheap et l'on apprécie sur 10 pages un belle tenue entre une recette de ragoût et une histoire à l'eau de rose. Ici, rien de tel, que de superbes planches qui font revivre l'élégance des années 30! Même si je ne porte que peu de robes 30's, je reconnais que l’esthétique de cette décennie est juste magnifique avec des détails incroyables! En regardant ces témoignages d'avant guerre, je ne peux m’empêcher de penser à ce qu'aurait pu être la mode des 50's sans la guerre... probablement sans jupons! Et vous, vous en pensez quoi?
- A bientôt -