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
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
Image via National Geographic
20s dress: hemlock vintage
Me in a 20s dress from my shop
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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
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??