Sunday, August 18, 2013

Whatsoever Things are True

Perhaps because I spent 10 years of my adult life in university, around this time of year, I still get excited about the idea of back-to-school. Really, it's the preppy fall collegiate fashions that thrill me...and I will always be particularly smitten with vintage college fashions.  With all this in mind, my wonderful model, Charly, helped me create a bit of a mini-Look Book, containing items from my shop (or forthcoming to the shop).  These ensembles, which I styled and photographed, were inspired by vintage co-eds of the 40s, and shot at my own alma mater, the University of Alberta.  The title of the shoot (and this post) are derived from the U of A's motto, which, in Latin, is Quecumque Vera, "Whatsoever Things are True."  

1940s College Beanie Hat (forthcoming)

1940s Black Gabardine Two-Piece Skirt Suit (coming)

1940s WAVES Navy Uniform Jacket (forthcoming)
1940s Plaid Taffeta Skirt (forthcoming)

1940s Black Gabardine Skirt Suit (forthcoming)

 *1930s inspired Cream Blouse, custom made by Nudeedudee
*Yellow Shoes: Re-mix Vintage Shoes


Charmaine said...

Absolutely FLAWLESS. Super impressed!!

Unknown said...

If I'm mistaken, I admit it, that how I work
Here, I must say, I'm mistaken, for I've said "brown could never be lovely" - oh, how wrong I was!

Both, the Chocolate Brown Crepe Rayon Buckle Dress and the Brown Velour Fur Felt Deco Cap are utterly lovely, dear!


Helen Mae said...

I'm feeling very inspired by this lovely shoot - I'm going back to university soon myself, for my fourth year, and I would love to be dressed in this style for the new term.

Stephanie Lynn said...

I'm getting to start year 7 of college so I know how you feel! Oh to be able to walk around campus with vintage collegiate darlings instead of people in sweats and leggings....

BaronessVonVintage said...

YAY! I'm glad to change some minds about 30s brown...and I'm REALLY glad to hear some of you are planning on helping campus fashion become a little more refined! I agree: BOO to the baggy sweats and leggings brigades!

Witchcrafted Life said...

You are not alone in the slightest! I have't set foot in a classroom for a good many years now, yet as soon as August starts to wind down, I get almost giddy about thoughts of vintage collegiate fashion and new school (now home office in my case) supplies as well.

These shots are so expertly, gorgeous styled. Awesome work, dear Jill and Charly.

♥ Jessica

Unknown said...

Ooo I LOVE that little red 40's beanie! Is it for sale? How much? (probably too much for me *sigh*)

BaronessVonVintage said...

Hi, Sufiya,
Yes the beanie and the beret are both for sale. I haven't listed it yet. Send me a message through my shop and I can give you more photos and info!!

tubby3pug said...

Really lovely I love how you styled the jumper ccollegiate fashions r the best

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks, Kate! I loved that look, too!!

Flora Cruft said...

Such a fabulous photoshoot, beautifully styled and I love the clothes so much!