Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tuna Bake's Vintage Style Takes the Cake

I thought I would take a moment to share a couple of pics which my lovely customer, Claire, had posted of herself in 1930s items from my shop (a hairpin crochet capelet and a 30s cotton dress).  At the same time, I wanted to share a glimpse at some of her amazing creations (she's a very talented illustrator). Check out her own etsy shop for more of her whimsical work!   





Monday, March 9, 2015

Dressed for Adventure

A recent trip to Banff National Park, a mountain mecca in my home province, reinvigorated my long-standing obsession with vintage lady travellers, explorers, and adventurers (my doctoral dissertation focused on early women mountaineers, so returning to the Rockies for this visit was like reconnecting with a part of myself I had almost forgotten).  I may post some pics from this alpine sojourn shortly.  For now, however, here are a few insta-snaps from my day of urban exploration involving a stop at the Muttart Conservatory, interspersed with a couple of pics of lady travellers whose spirits and sartorial choices inspired me.