Monday, February 27, 2012

Perennial Pretties

The other spring-like vintage things I am perennially drawn to around this time: 30s candy coloured knitwear.  Last year, spring was just "peachy" (first image); this year, it's "hello, bluebird"(albeit in a less aesthetic background, I admit)!  Actually, I'm selling the blue set in the second image in my etsy shop.  Send me a convo if you are interested!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Flappers in Full Bloom

As February wanes, I long for spring-like things.  Bring on the candy colours distilled in these 20s photographs and floral silk chiffon frocks!

Image Source: Laura McPhee

20s dress: denisebrain

20s dress: hemlock vintage

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mad for Plaid

Going through my closet and cached images, one thing is glaringly apparent: I'm perennially mad for plaid!  No wonder I am drawn to 30s fashion, since plaid accents are a staple.

30s Yellow & Black Plaid Top (recently sold along in my shop)

The ever stylish Heidi Rosenau via The Chic Index in a perfectly plaid ensemble

30s style 'altered knit' dress impeccably made by the stunning Nabby for Burns Night.

Gorgeous Amelia Foxtrot wearing darling 30s plaid & cuff set (from Adeline's Attic Vintage) with great elan!

Beautiful Gemma in a 30s style blue plaid 'Jemima' dress made by Vintage Dressmaker

My fave plaid-accented 30s inspired sportswear set made by Nudeedudee

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ralph Lauren Fall 2012: Homme-age to Downton Abbey and Edward-ian Fair Isle Fashions

Supposedly inspired by Downton Abbey, Ralph Lauren's Fall/Winter 2012 collection seems really set on vintage fashion gender bending and blending. While I admit I like the Prince of Wales inspired fair isle-knickers-argyle get ups (more 1920s Edward-ian than 1910s Edwardian), and I'm generally a fan of 1910s rational dress and 20s garconne looks, some of the other ensembles are just borrowing a little too heavily from the menswear department, over-doing the 'homme'-age if that makes sense.  Anyway, I wonder how many fashionistas we'll see out on the streets bravely donning bowlers this year??

Day at the Museum

Great day at the Royal Ontario Museum!

1930s Knit Dress: ebay
1930s shoes: etsy
1930s crocheted purse: dear golden

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be Mine Valentine!

Happy V-day, dear readers. Have I told you lately that I love you? :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Living on Velvet

Be still my beating heart! These velvet beauties on ebay would be coming home with me if my hips and wallet would allow.  SIGH.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Alex Pangman, Canada's Sweetheart of Swing

Heading out to twirl to the sounds of Alex Pangman & her Alley Cats.  For those of you who are across the globe, here's a sampler:

Friday, February 3, 2012

Profiles in Style Feature

I am so thrilled to have been featured in Lily Lemontree's "Profiles in Style" post today. Have a look at the lovely style board she created for me based on my interview over at her blog.