Friday, August 24, 2012

To the Manor Born(e)

Inspired by that distinctly autumnal crispness in the air today and the recirculation of images from Ralph Lauren's Fall 2012 collection (which was said to have been at least partially inspired by Lady Mary Crawley's hunting garb in Downton Abbey), here is a little reflection of my need for tweedy "lady of the manor" ensembles this fall.

1930s style "Walk in the Park" Cape and Skirt Suit from Puttin on the Ritz

Downton Abbey Hunting Party

My friend Ginger Daisy wearing Jitterbuggin's 'Madison' Blouse, Puttin' on the Ritz's "Weekend in the Country" skirt, vintage hat, shoes, and fur

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Alpine Adventures, Part Two

Back from my mother-daughter Alpine adventures in Banff, Johnston's Canyon, and Lake Louise, Alberta.  Will perhaps barrage you with more images shortly. For now, a fun little outfit post and my favourite landscape photo I took (of Moraine Lake and glaciers)
1930s style two piece dress, an amazing handmade gift from Lauren Maringola of Wearing History!
Vintage 1920s/30s hat and 1960s (does 20s) shoes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Alpine Adventures

The Canadian Rocky Mountains have always been a special place for me. As an infant, I camped in the shadow of Mt. Edith Cavell; as a teenager, I hiked and canoed to my heart's delight.  As a woman, I got  married to my ex husband at Emerald Lake; so many things have changed in the last year; now, I am excited to return to this special place to reconnect with myself and the beauty of the peaks and lakes of my home province!  I hope to have some fun photos to share when I return! In the mean-time, some stunning 1920s hand-tinted lantern slides from the Glenbow Museum Archives!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Plaid Pretties

Maybe it's because I spent several months in LA, where it's perpetually summer most of the time, but I'm so ready to start fall-ing for autumn clothes.  One of my perennial favourite things to wear in the fall is plaid.  Here are some tartan treats in (or coming to) the shop:

1970s Blue & Red Plaid Shirtdress with Belt

1970s (does 50s) Red Tartan Plaid Dress
1960s Reversible Tartan Cape Coat

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Nudeedudee Beauties

Ms. Kim Stewart of Nudeedudee does it again! Swoon-worthy 30s style wide legged trousers & striped tops, a custom halter one-piece jumpsuits inspired by RenĂ©e Perle and other 30s resort beauties, and a 40s style playsuit with Mexican buttons?  Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor!!!

Photographer: Gianni Nieviller
Model: Marnee McClellan

Friday, August 3, 2012

1930s Vintage Award

I was elated to discover that Adeline's Attic Vintage has won a "Best 1930s Vintage Clothing Award" from Lulu's Vintage.  To whit, here are some of my favourite 30s frocks, either in the shop or coming there soon!

1930s cream linen skirt (sorry, top not for sale)

1930s mauve juliet sleeved crepe rayon dress

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Closet Clean Out, Part One

So, to make more room in my busting closets, I'm begrudgingly parting with some amazing custom made 30s-inspired ensembles from my personal closet. I can't technically sell them in my etsy shop, as I didn't make them myself, but if you are interested in sizing, pricing, purchasing, leave me a message in the comments section OR send me a convo through my shop to arrange purchase via a Paypal transaction :)

Custom made 1930s inspired deco plaid suspender skirt (by Time Machine Vintage)
Custom made 1930s inspired cream blouse (by Nudeedudee)

Custom made 1930s inspired "Vintage Baroness" black & silver satin floral capelet collar dress (by Able Grable)

Custom Made 1930s style blue linen gabardine blend & cotton plaid two piece dress set w. belt