Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cabin Fever, Part Three: Seeing Spots

Inspired by 1920s vintage cartes de visite bathing beauties, I donned a pair of 1920s canvas bathing/beach shoes, a polka dotted bandeau (which matched the lichen-spotted rocks!), and a black cotton tank top + shorts combo that I hope adequately "passes" for a 20s swimsuit :).  The beach shoes are destined for the shop, but I just had to try 'em out. FUN!



























36 comments:

Miss Rayne said...

Wow its a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty

Debi said...

LOVE this look! And those beach slippers are so cute!

LandGirl1980 said...

I love this!! You always look so spot on!

Kelly-Marie said...

I love these photo's SO much! You looks so beautiful and I want those shoes. What size are they? x

BaronessVonVintage said...

WOW, Miss Rayne...best compliment EVER. Thank you, everyone!!!

Kelly-Marie: I have to double check precise measurements but they fit my size 8 US feet with ease! They have some wear to them, but are great for photoshoots!

Dakota said...

Oh, I'm just in love with all your lake shore outfits!! I second Miss Rayne; you look so striking and authentic in this glamorous little '20s look. And how I adore your gingham pyjamas from yesterday, too!!

iLiveinmyLab said...

Fabulous swimsuit! I love it, it's gorgeous! Those shoes are fab too!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Dakota, thank you!! Can't wait to see your own seaside pics!

iliveinmylab: can you believe it's NOT a swimsuit?? I faked the look with shorts and a tank top!! Much less itchy than real 20s wool! I'm STILL on the hunt for the perfect 30s repro suit, though....

Frollein von Sofa said...

Wow !!! You look so beautiful !!!!

Miss Matilda said...

you are too cute for your own good xx

Lauren Hairston said...

I wouldn't have known it wasn't a swimsuit! Love the ensemble.

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

As always well done! You look smashing! I truly wish I could find such wonderful period clothing as you manage to do! xx

iLiveinmyLab said...

NO WAY!!! Looks great together! I would never survive in a real wool suit, it's far to horribly hot and miserable here for that so I'll stick to my stretchy elastic based fabrics :) And don't worry we will find you the PERFECT 30's repro suit... if it kills us!

art deco dame said...

Fantastic!

Jean Jean Vintage said...

I am sort of flabbergasted by how great this shoot is! Seeing you wearing all your vintage beauties is really fun but this swimmy suit post is just the best!

BaronessVonVintage said...

THANK YOU so much!!!!

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Oh, how I love those beach shoes! They are amazing. You look like you've just stepped out of the past for a swim in the present :)

Sara said...

Ahh fabulous swimsuit! Those bathing shoes are so cute :)

Andi B. Goode said...

You tricked me with the 'swimsuit' too. It definitely passes well! And those shoes. Oh my. You look stunning as usual.
-Andi x

Dizzy Dame said...

Love!

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

Those boathouses are the cutest! I'm such a sucker for wee boat/beach houses, or any kind of row of odd coloured old houses! You look great in your shorts and vest, and those cute shoes! A stunning outfit just like every time I pass by! Zoë x

WendyB said...

Adore the shoes. They make the look!

"The Golden Girl of the West" said...

You look amazing! Right out of a 1920s bathing photo. Your bathing shoes are incredible!

~Syd

Bright Young Twins said...

this outfit is ingenious! looks so chic too, love it love ittttt! Aimee xx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Wow, thank you, lovelies!!!! I really had fun with it..glad I didn't look too silly!

Mary said...

Modest but sexy. Love it.

casey said...

Oh my goodness--darling!!! Especially that you are wearing the beach shoes--you seriously look like you just stepped out of an old photo. :)

Nancy said...

Adorable, beautiful as usual. Perfect poses, perfect accoutrement!

Trixie said...

What an adorable alternative to a swim suit with board shorts! Super cute!

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

Oh la la !!!!! Baronness you are stunning !! So chic :)

akissfromthepast said...

i can allready hear charleston. you should have also the umbrella ;) this blog is nice i love vintage things!

Emily & Gracie said...

yesyesyes. The tank/shorts combo definitely works and those shoes are so so great! Where on earth did you find them?
xxGee

Lauren said...

You look so gorgeous in these photos!

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Wow you look amazing and this swimsuit is just... WOW!
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Emily said...

So cute!!