Monday, June 30, 2014

Too SHORT????

Here are some quite old pictures back in May...

we have not been at home one full week-end since VLV!

So I have many late posts still to come...

We were in my parents' place on these pictures for mothers' day.

I wanted to wear a colorful dress for the first warmer days of the year.

I decided to give a chance to this late 50's european dress.

Sylvain who always wants to be different chose to wear autumnish colors...

So we really didn't match on that day!

I never wore that dress before because I think it has a big flaw... it's too short...

Late 50's skirts, mainly european ones, are really shorter than the lenght I like to wear.

Although I'm sure that it has not been shorten, 
it's its original lenght,

I feel that it would have looked better with a few more inches...

but I really loved its colors and these painted flowers, so I bought it even if I would have like it to be longer!

Most of 40's-50's european clothes were tailor or homemade made, almost no ready to wear ones.

Fabrics were expensive and people not too rich, that's also why dresses were often shorter in Europe than in the USA.

For once, my husband went out with a 50's pair of shoes...

Vintage shoes are quite hard to wear on a everyday basis, they have become so fragile.

but he had to wear these vintage FLORSCHEIM ones on that day... why?

To match his tie bar!!!

Hard for him to leave his 50's jackets in his wardrobe...

And here are some closer views of my accessories.

Huge 50's velvet hat...

Flowers on dress, on hair and on purse...

and flowers all around!

Do you like late 50's fashion?
Do you mind wearing quite short skirts?

Beaucoup de retard sur le blog... voici quelques clichés datant de la fête des mères... 1 mois déjà!
Printemps oblige j'avais choisi une tenue très florale avec cette robe fin 50's. Je la portais pour la 1ère fois car je lui trouve un gros défaut... sa jupe est trop courte à mon goût! C'est souvent le cas pour les robes européennes de cette époque, mais bon, le motif est si glamour que j'ai voulu lui donner une chance... vous en pensez quoi? Sylvain est quand à lui rester bloquer en automne avec cette tenue.
- A très bientôt -

Thursday, June 26, 2014

TOURISTS from the past...

Here is our second day in Alsace... a little late...

We were really lucky with the weather!

It's important when you are travelling with a vintage car.

It's better to drive under the sun!

After a good night full of Rock'n Roll,

we woke up not too late in order to visit some flea markets.

They are really good most of the time in Alsace because they are big barns still full of old stuf!

But we also took time to visit some touristic villages...

The dress I was wearing is a french New Old Stock from the 40's!

The pattern and color is really nice with flowers and cherries.

It's quite rare to find that kind of stock in France,

but an antiques seller invited me some years ago to visit her to see a vintage stock that she found...

4 boxes full of 40's-50's dead stock clothes but a lot were not my size unfortunatly...

These pictures are from Riquewihr, one of the most touristic village in Alsace.

Here is my tourist husband...

bright 50's hawaiian shirt and blue high waist pants...

he even matched all walls colors!

A real fashion guy, isn't he?

we met some cute bunnies...

a crazy drunk fox...

we also visited some nice souvenirs stores.

I have also a new purse that I really want to show you!

It's from MIDAS, I love these large 50's-60's wickers!

For $30 on Ebay, a real steal!!!

And after 2 great days it was time to go back home...

Do you find a lot of NOS vintage clothes where you live?
What did you like visit recently?

Et voici avec un peu de retard les photos de notre 2ème jour en Alsace... le temps fût idéal pour profiter du trajet en ancienne, de quelques marchés aux puces et même pour jouer les touristes à Riquewihr! Je porte une robe neuve d'époque trouvée en France il y a quelques temps, c'est si rare de trouver des stocks jamais portés par chez nous!
- A+ -

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ELSASS Rock & Jive festival...

Here are some pictures of my birthday's week-end...

That will be a busy post!

We spent 2 days in Alsace...

Colmar is just 2.5 hours drive from home...

but architecture is so different!

It's like being on vacation in another country but no, it's just our wonderful France!

Sylvain and I met and lived in this area before moving to our actual place.

Old Colmar is also called the small Venice...

because of water everywhere.

It's a really touristic place at this period of the year.

Geraniums are everywhere at the balconies!

We were there for a special event, the first edition of ELSASS Rock & Jive festival,

but we also had time to enjoy the historic city center!

So nice to discover forgotten treasures like this door from a former fish store!

Here is an outfit that I also wore for VLV...

but had no time to take nice pictures,

so here it is again!

I must tell you that I was breathless when I found this dress in a vintage shop in Portland last April!

I really prayed for it to fit... and it fitted!!!!

Look at this AMAZING fabric!!!!

I never saw such a nice casual 40's dress... like new also!

I think it's really my best find from our US trip.

My tiki Miss L Fire sandals fitted perfectly with this dress.

We also enjoyed a few antiques shoppes in town...

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty where created in Colmar?

Her father, the sculptor Bartholdi, was from there, you can visit his museum in one of these old houses.

Here is my husband outfit...

Quite patriotic, isn't it?

He bought this tie in the vendors room at VLV.

I could not picture well his vintage tie bar but it's a '49 FORD front grill, found for a few bucks in an Antiques Mall in WA state.

  The seller probably didn't know what he was selling for this low price!

We travelled there with our '58 Lincoln...

top down on this wonderful day!!!

And we finish that full journey with Rn'R concerts.

Quick change for a fresh evening outside...

That was a small event but so well organized!

With great artists like Si Cranstoun...

I love small events...

you can enjoy concerts almost on stage!!!

Have you ever been in Colmar?
Do you prefer small or big events?

Quelques (ou plutôt beaucoup.... ) de photos du week-end que nous avons passé en Alsace pour la 1ère édition du Rock & Jive festival! Nous avons joué les touristes à Colmar, bien que Sylvain et moi ayons vécu plusieurs années dans cette région, c'est toujours un plaisir d'y revenir.
Gros coup de cœur pour la robe que je porte ici, probablement ma plus belle trouvaille lors de notre voyage aux USA: robe 40's californienne en parfait état!!!!
Ce petit festival fût bien sympathique et si bien organisé, nous avons pu apprécier les concerts au plus prêt des artistes.
Et vous, préférez-vous les petits festivals ou les plus gros évènements?
A très bientôt pour la suite de notre escapade alsacienne...