When I saw a particular 1920s costume in a blog post Vixen Vintage did last year related to vintage Hallowe'en, I squirreled the images away with vague plans to devise one of the costumes *this* year. When I scored what appears to be a 20s inspired costume dress on ebay this spring, my plan became clearer: I would go as "the Spirit of St. Louis" (or some version thereof). I made my "propeller" out of a bent wire coat hanger wrapped in tinfoil! Voila!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Hullo, dear bloggers! I want to thank you all for your kind words of support as I start a new chapter in my life. Without going into detail, just know that your comments have been greatly appreciated. Now then, I'm so looking forward to seeing W. E., especially after having seen the Vanity Fair costume shoot and this trailer.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sorry so scarce, bloggers...lots of personal changes going on over here at the homefront. Not sure when I'll be back to blogging more regularly, so I leave you with this musical interlude until then. Much love xoxo
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Yesterday, I had an amazing time with my new friend, Mugsy; we met at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto to take in the "Roaring 20s" shoe exhibit and BOY was it worth the visit, though it was soo cold and rainy out, I had to opt for a 30s knit sweater and longer 30s style nudeedudee skirt (with Re-mix shoes), instead of a lovely 20s ensemble. Anyway, have a peek at what we saw!! Which pair is your favourite? Can you guess which ones I wanted to take home?
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Don't worry, dames! I've got lots coming to the shop for you, too. One of my favourites is this 1920s crepe-backed satin dress. I love its fluttery lace capelet detailing! It never fails: this time of year I really gravitate towards moodier, broodier 20s fashion.
So, lately I've been working on expanding my etsy shop by branching into vintage menswear. This may mean blog posts devoted to men's vintage now and then. Today, I've been researching men's straw boater hats, as I have just acquired a lovely specimen for the Attic, so I thought I'd share some dapper chaps donning said dashing headgear. What do you think: who wore it best?
The Dapper Knapp Chap