Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A wish come true....

Have you ever dream to find a special piece of vintage clothes?
For me, I have always dreamt to find a felt circle skirt...
I must tell you that my dream come true at VLV vendors room.
My husband was also lucky while shopping in Vegas.
Look at his amazing jacket!
I always wished to have a 24 or 26'' waist because that's the size of most circle skirts of the 50's...
Created for teenagers, they are so hard to find in a larger size.
But after years of search, I finally find one!!! Yeah!!!!
It's not only my size...
but it's also gorgeous...
and in excellent condition!!!
Most of the time they are dammaged with moths holes and with appliques not so well done...
I bought it at the last minute sales in VLV, in sunday evening you really can make good bargains! 
In fact I had almost 40% off on this skirt because of a stain in the front, I was really not sure if I would be able to remove it, but I could not let it go... MY size!!!!
And I won, I could easily remove the stain at home...
I love all these flowers appliques with sequins!
Sylvain found a lot of 40's ties during our trip.
They are really like pieces of art!
Love his style!!!
I bought this 50's orlon bolero in a thrift store in Pomona for $1....
This 50's hat seems to be made of fur or perhaps swan feathers, not sure.
Oh, did you notice that I cut my hair? 

Some friends came to visit us from Paris last week-end...

We could finally enjoy the first real spring days together... 

What piece do you dream to find one day?
Are you a circle skirts fan?


  1. I can see why you love that skirt so much, it's just lovely!

  2. Gorgeous skirt, you look just divine in it! I long to find a 1940's long white jersey dress like Barbara Stanwyck wears in Double Indemnity..

    P x

  3. I adore vintage circle skirts! I have one that is black taffeta with a velvety floral design. Mostly I make my own though since the vintage ones are hard to find in my size too. Yours is gorgeous!

  4. This post is full of WOW! I adore circle skirts and this is fabulous! Totally jealous of your husband's jacket too! I know my husband would FLIP over that!


  5. That skirt is stunning, it is a lovely find. I just found y'alls blog and it is amazing, you both have incredible taste and style.

  6. J'ai tellement hâte d'avoir ton compte-rendus du VLV de cet année... La jupe en est déjà un magnifique avant-goût :)
    Dans un tes précédents posts tu parlais de l'Islande, je vais y partir pour mes études durant un an et je suis tellement contente qu'il y ais une petite communauté vintage!
    Bonne continuation

  7. That is one of the prettiest felt skirts I have ever seen! And only $1 for that bolero sweater? What a find!!!
    Love your husband's new jacket too, looks like you both had lots of luck shopping on your trip :-)

  8. Great skirt! The pocket is really neat. I am glad that your fashion dream came true!!!

  9. I have been finding some things that I always wanted like WWII V for Victory Brooches. But I think just finding beautiful dresses that I love and fit me well is what I want the most. I am soooo happy about your find! You look incredible! Bravo to you both! xox

  10. Your skirt is just fabulous! When you said felt, I thought what a find as you have said, moths love to nibble on felt. It's amazing it has stood the test of time and was meant to be in your hands:) Lovely pocket details:)

  11. Oh, gorgeous!! I love the details. I found my vintage dream finds from a local lady who vends at VLV (Donnaland Vintage Variety) a 1940's corde bag and a fab lucite and metal woven purse. She lets me dig through her goodies before she heads off to Viva so I get to Viva shop without going to vegas! :P My next dream find is a hand painted mexican circle skirt- LOVE them!!

  12. An absolutely beautiful skirt you found and a bolero for only 1 dollar? Absolute bargain!

  13. Fabulous! You totally scored (on the skirt AND the bolero) and it's even better that it was a dream item on your vintage wishlist! :) I also loooooooooove Sylvain's jacket!!!!

  14. Your skirt is amazing. I love the appliqué. No wonder you snapped it up!

  15. What a beautiful and wonderful find that skirt is! Its perfect! I am glad to read that you had an amazing time here in the States!

  16. What a delightful skirt! I know what you mean about finding the perfect vintage items in larger sizes and most importantly in excellent condition!

    I have skirt envy!

  17. What a terrifically lovely gem of a felt circle skirt! I know just what you mean. I have a fairly average sized waist, but 24" I am not, and I've passed up more circle skirts than I can count over the years because of it. I'm super happy that this "holy grail" item finally came your way, dear gal! (It's sooooo pretty!)

    Congrats to your honey in his terrific new jacket, too!

    ♥ Jessica

  18. you both - no - you four look so fantastic. i enjoy every picture of you (four). this little bolero is so goegeous ... what a perfect bargain!

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