Monday, March 9, 2015

Dressed for Adventure

A recent trip to Banff National Park, a mountain mecca in my home province, reinvigorated my long-standing obsession with vintage lady travellers, explorers, and adventurers (my doctoral dissertation focused on early women mountaineers, so returning to the Rockies for this visit was like reconnecting with a part of myself I had almost forgotten).  I may post some pics from this alpine sojourn shortly.  For now, however, here are a few insta-snaps from my day of urban exploration involving a stop at the Muttart Conservatory, interspersed with a couple of pics of lady travellers whose spirits and sartorial choices inspired me.  


Unknown said...

The images are absolutely amazing. You truly look like an "explorer lady" from the days gone by.


BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank you, Maja! My spring uniform is a pea coat, those boots, and my favourite vintage hat. Comfortable vintage inspired adventuring gear!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Seriously wonderful!!! This is a look (that of the lady explorer/mountaineer/archaeologist even) that has called to me for some time, but especially in recent months. I really haven't dabbled in it yet, but think that if I can find a few of the requisite pieces, I certainly will asap.

♥ Jessica

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks, Jessica! :D. It really is a fun yet functional vintage style!