Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Keepin' It Real: How I Like My Vintage Most of Time

It took an innocent question on the part of a person close to me to realize that my blog is more my fantastical playroom than it is an accurate representation of how I dress on a day to day basis. In other words, NO, I don't traipse around in my 1930s gowns 24/7 (at least not yet. In about 20 years, I envision myself as an absolute Miss Havisham, living amongst the ruins of my life and loves, with lots of Cavaliers and vintage clothes and a glorious hollowed out cake, of course). I digress (as usual); here's a little glimpse at the kind of vintage looks I tend to wear on a daily basis and therefore the sort of look that is perhaps more intrinsically "me" (though I am always re-defining just what THAT is!). This image depicts the kind of vintage look I'm most likely to wear when I'm not working from home (i.e. this is what I wore last weekend while in Toronto for a vintage buying expedition). Note: I'm trying out different camera angles and settings in this little house, so this photo is the result of one such experiment.

My Favourite Work-a-Day 1930s dress


Music I'm Listening To: The Smiths, "There is a Light that Never Goes Out," in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the "Meat is Murder" album on Feb. 11th. OMG, can you believe it.

8 comments:

Andi B. Goode said...

Yay for The Smiths!
And I must say that is a very cute look indeed.
-Andi x

Jessica Cangiano said...

Sweet soul, I completely understand what you mean. I use Chronically Vintage as my ever-expending scrapbook of the sorts of looks I wish I could sport every single day. While I don't wear vintage (or vintage looking) pieces absolutely everyday, I try to carry their inherent sense of feminine charm throughout my entire wardrobe, no matter what I have on.

I think you look gorgeous, and really hope that you had an amazing time on your trip to TO! :)

Huge hugs,
♥ Jessica

Frollein von Sofa said...

you are such a lovely woman ! and thanks so much for your compliment on my complexion - I am so flattered.(a compliment from someone who has such cute peachy cheeks ! ) well....I don't know...I got it from my mom, I guess. or maybe it's just the make-up I use. it's "perfect touch" from YSL. it really is the most perfect make up ever. and my secret beauty advice....I don't use a cream for my face at night. I exfoliate and then I use a facial oil with pomegranate and gelee royale. it makes your skin really really soft....(I have very dry skin. you probably shouldn't do it if you have oily skin....) have a good day, my beautiful virtual friend !!

Kelley Anne said...

This is beautiful and very wearable. I enjoy your vintage playroom just as much as seeing how you dress daily. You have amazing taste either way.

Miss Go Lightly said...

You look absolutely adorable as always! and I know! I can't believe the anniversary is coming up! I can't wait! Take me out tooooniiiight...

Lily Lemontree said...

You look lovely (as I am sure you do in anything you wear, vintage or not)
Sometimes we all need a little 'playground' of our own on our road to who we are. Thanks for letting us share your 'playground'!

Stefanie Valentine said...

I have just thought, whenever i picture you in my mind i do imagine you swanning around in your divine 30s gowns! But you still look fantastic "dressed down", keep on going with the photos of your lush clothes! xx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks! Have no fear; in many future posts, I will continue to swan around in my gowns ;)