Just found these ADORABLE 1930s cotton velvet shorts with contrasting liner (coming to my etsy shop shortly). How do I know they're from the 1930s? A National Recovery Act (NRA) label. This is one of those labels that can help a person pinpoint the era of a garment quite precisely (this tells us these shorts are from 1933-1935). Aren't they *so* much like something worn by a chorus girl in a Busby Berkeley production? I think so!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Who could resist an invitation to a backyard vintage sale, flea market, and ice cream social, all poolside? Not I! Added bonuses: I got to wear my 1930s resort bolero (paired with nudeedudee 30s style skirt, Miss L. Fire "siesta" shoes) AND I got to spend some time with my fabulous gal pals, Lauren of Wearing History, and Beth of V is for Vintage!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
As you've probably noticed, I am an avid fan and wearer of the clothing created by my very good friend, Kim Stewart of Nudeedudee Clothing. (I defy you to find an outfit post of mine that does not normally contain at least one Nudeedudee creation!) Over the past three years, we have done our share of swooning over 1930s resort fashion, embodied by the Deauville beach photos taken by the Seeberger Brothers, as well as Jacques Henri Lartigue's photographs of the gorgeous Renée Perle. You may recall my glee last year when she came out with a very 30s inspired top!
Great news: Kim has two *new* very 30s resort-inspired striped knit tops up for offer in her shop! Although they hearken to the past, they are perfect for the bodacious curvaceous beauties of today! Congrats, Kim!!
Black & White Striped Raglan Sleeve Tee (modelled by my gorgeous friend, Jess of Rockin' B Clothing)
Sailor Style Scoop Neck Top (modelled by the mesmerizing Chryss)
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
I don't know about you, but I'm totally loving some of the colour blocked pieces in the Marc Jacobs 2013 Resort collection. These evoke late 20s and 30s designs by the likes of Sonia Delauney and Nina Ricci. Win!
1932 gown, House of Ricci
Marc Jacobs Resort 2013
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Just a quick shout out to my family and some grainy 'on-the-go' iPhone snaps, which do the trick of capturing my main L.A. interests this past while:
|1930s style blouse + skirt: Nudeedudee; shoes: Re-mix Anita shoes|
2) Exploring all that Southern California has to offer! So far, lots of grand adventures, including two days at Disneyland.
|Top: 1930s peasant blouse and 1930s striped beach bag; skirt: Nudeedudee; shoes: Re-mix Emily sandals|
3) Dancing! I've twirled and charleston-ed at the amazing Art Deco Cicada Club several times now, but there are other great places to go, like Joe's in Burbank.
|1930s Velvet & Rayon Gown; shoes: Re-mix 'Ritz' silver heels|
I've also been spending lots of time with great friends and have done some volunteering. My cup runneth over!
Monday, June 11, 2012
More goodies in the shop:
1940s Black Corde & Lucite Deco Purse
1940s Colonial Cottage Barkcloth Bag
1950s Metal & Lucite "Birdcage" Box Purse
1930s Faux Tortoiseshell Celluloid Buckle Bangle
1950s Faux Ivory Chinese Character Brooch Pin
1940s RED CROSS brand Black Mesh Peeptoe Shoes
1980s STUART WEITZMAN Ultraviolet Illusion Mesh Lace Shoes
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Recently added--or shortly to be added to-- the shop: lovely lids from the 1940s and 50s!
1940s Merlot Velvet "Juliet" Hat
1940s 'Constellation' Brown Tilt
1950s Red Velvet Veiled Hat
1950s Pink Rose & Net Headband
1950s Fur Felt & Crystal Veil Cap
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Housework got you down? Why not pop on a house frock? Any of these three beauties in my shop--one from the 1920s, one from the 1930s, one from the 1940s--is sure to have you whistling while you work!