Sunday, October 3, 2010

Into the Woods

Inspired by one of my favourite films, Gosford Park, as well as photos of 1930s ladies "au bois"(in the woods) near their country estates, I got out my $15.00 70s-does-30s tweed suit, my 30s feather hat, my Jitterbuggin' Madison blouse, and my faux fur "stole" for a little walk in the woods, Vintage Baroness-style.  Twas fun, but came home covered in burrs AND I lost my jacket belt in the underbrush somewhere.  Verdict:  when it comes to brisk forest excursions, I'll stick to slicker sportswear.  Clearly, I'm not a real Baroness, I just play one on my blog.







14 comments:

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love the fancy hat with your elegant suit. I've never seen Gosford Park, but it's been on my list for awhile now!

amy@flyingakite.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeouuuuuuuuuuuuuuus! Totally awe-inspiring
amazing how the woods make us feel

hope to hear from you
love all waysxoxo

Mrs Cleaver said...

Gorgeous & so very classy!:) I love how you mix & match actual vintage,repro & more modern pieces to make an authentic looking outfit.Your very clever:)

Sara said...

Fabulous photos! Loving the milieu, and your hat! + whole outfit ;>

-Sara
autumn, coffee and inspiration

garofit said...

I'm sorry you lost your jacket, how annoying! Try and draw consolation from the fact it wasn't a very expensive item, if you can.
The pics are gorgeous!

*Katia* said...

nevermind the belt...those pics are wonderful!!

LandGirl1980 said...

Great pics!

Carys said...

Your comment made 'Henri' and I laugh a lot! You look so lovely in these pictures, I love the suit, and the hat and stole go so perfectly with it!! Amazing 30s outfit, as always!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Darlene said...

My dear, you look so fetching in your stole. In fact, you STOLE the show in these pics. Honest- you have THE BEST style, hands down.

BaronessVonVintage said...

I really appreciate your wonderful comments! Thank you! I am constantly trying to mix vintage from different eras AND always trying to improve my photos and outfit posts. SO glad you enjoyed!

Kir said...

Absolutely lovely! :)

Teehee, I remember awhile ago when I first started following your blog, I thought you really were a baroness. c:

Stefanie Valentine said...

I agree with Mrs Cleaver, I love how you use more modern pieces and make it look so authentic. And I love your hat!

nudeedudee said...

What a lovely fall scene! I love that you can see the potential in clothes made in different eras to complete a look. The most inspiring thing a friend of mine ever told me about vintage was that everything circles around, they did the 20s again in the 60s, the 40s again in the 80s...looks like they did the 30s in the 70s. If you have an amazing sense of style (you're the queen!) you can pull it together on a smart budget. Still waiting patiently for the reinvigoration of the 30s styles en masse here in the 2010s!

BaronessVonVintage said...

aww, thanks! I'm really flattered!!!
I totally agree about the cyclical nature of fashion styles. Sometimes it can be hard to find a 60s-does-20s or 70s-does-30s item that looks authentically 20s or 30s enough to "pass" as part of an earlier look (sometimes the color or length or whatnot leaves a garment feeling more 60s than 20s, for example). The fun with vintage is that there are limitless possibilities. We can mix and match and play around and never run out of unique looks!