“Something’s got to give” inspired dress

Dress: Dolly and Dotty
Sunglasses: Retrosexual Vintage Shop
Shoes: Zara (old)
Bag: MCM (old)

Hello lovelies,

The minute I saw this dress on the Dolly and Dotty site, I was drawn to it! I thought it was so pretty and very feminine. And it reminded me of something, but wasn’t sure what. And then I saw yet another documentary about Marilyn Monroe (I’m a huge fan in case you didn’t know!), and there it was. The dress that she wore in her last ever film, “Something’s got to give”! Unfortunately that film never screened, because she died before finishing it…
So I’m subconsciously drawn to anything that reminds me of Marilyn, and how could I not be? She always wore the most beautiful outfits!

I finally did a shoot for this dress and I did get a lot of compliments for it. The fabric is shiny and soft and it has the perfect fit, accentuating my curves. And that back….is oh so pretty!

xxx

London photoshoot (Part 1)

Cardigan: Dancing days by Banned via Top Vintage
Trousers: Dancing days by Banned via Top Vintage
Bag: Collectif via Top Vintage
Shoes: Betty Page via Top Vintage
Hat: Vixen via Top Vintage

Hey lovelies,

So I visited London for a few days and apart from catching up with my lovely friends, I also met up with my favorite photographer there, John from Portraits and Pinups. I had some beautiful items to shoot, all from Top Vintage. Their new Spring/Summer collection is already available and trust me when I say, you will want to get everything!!! I chose some basics, that I’ll be able to get a lot of wear out of and combine them in many different ways…

I split the blog post in two parts even though the outfit is the same from the waist down, but I didn’t want to post all the pics in one post. We did the shoot around the river Thames in London and I absolutely froze, wearing spring/summer clothes in 7 degrees Celcius. It’s hard being a model, I know! 😛

Let me start with the trousers: I love them! They’re comfy and stylish and very light weight. They have that signature navy style, that’s wider at the bottom and they’re high waisted. I chose size XS, because I like my trousers to fit my waist and I don’t mind if they feel a tiny bit tighter at the hips. As long as I don’t gain weight, lol!

The cardigan is the cutest thing! Feels soft to the touch and you can wear it buttoned up or open with something underneath. And I love the bright red color, but you can find it in many other colors if you prefer…

The shoes, are very dainty and cute and quite comfortable I should say. And guess what? They’re vegan! You can actually find quite a few Vegan leather options at Top Vintage and they’re all beautiful! You don’t need to wear real leather to look stylish and vintage… 😉

That bag though…. I got so many compliments for it! Even some musicians stopped me to ask if I was carrying drums, haha! It’s not the most practical bag to carry around, but when did we care about that?!

And last but not least, the lovely hat, that is so easy to wear. There is a metal clasp inside the hat so it feels quite secure when you wear it. And it goes so well with many vintage hairstyles, long or short!

P.S.: You’ll see more close ups of the trousers and bag in my next post…

So what do you think of the outfit? Do you have a Spring/Summer wishlist already?

xxx

How to marry a millionaire – Inspired outfit #3

Hello lovelies,

So this is my final post with “How to marry a millionaire” inspired outfits. I don’t know about you, but I was drooling over that fabulous bath robe that Marilyn Monroe was wearing in the movie. So I asked a lovely lady that makes vintage inspired lingerie and loungewear to make one for me. It wasn’t easy as she told me, as she couldn’t find a band so thick for the waist, so we settled for a thinner one. We also decided to make it pink, instead of white, which I think goes better with my skin tone and hair. Also, she put hook and eye instead of a zip, but I think a zip would cinch the waist better actually. Nevertheless, she did an amazing job (she even made me a turban) and I’m very grateful! She wishes to remain anonymous since she quit the sewing business and I have to respect her wishes… (sorry ladies!).

My eyeglasses again are from Retropeepers!

So what do you think? Did I get it right? 😉

xxx

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Why I had to cut my hair – Confessions of a vintage lady!


Dress: Dolly and Dotty
Bag: Revival Retro
Shoes: Bershka (old)
Gloves: Revival Retro

Hey lovelies, how’ve you been? It’s been a while since my last post, but I thought I’d write something about my new haircut and also take the opportunity to show you a beautiful new dress by Dolly and Dotty.
I wore this dress on my birthday dinner and I felt like the hostess with the mostess. I’m usually either an 8 or a 10, depending on the stretch of the fabric. I got a 10 in this one, because it’s not very stretchy. And it turns out it fits perfectly.<3
My hair was a bit longer then and I styled it my usual Marilyn-esque way. It looked very historically accurate.

So why did I decide to cut my hair? I made a big mistake a few months ago when I first cut my hair. It was shoulder length and I was able to do a lot more vintage styles, like the “pageboy” or even a “poodle”. But I was going through some stuff in my personal life and as per usual I took it out on my hair. And even though I was still able to do a vintage hairstyle with my shorter hair (the Marilyn style), I felt it looked a bit “old lady” on me. I think short vintage hairstyles have that effect. So my hairstyle was making me look older and I definitely don’t want that. If I was in my twenties maybe I wouldn’t mind, but I’m clearly not, therefore I had to change my hair!

My favorite eras are the 40’s, the 50’s, and early 60’s. Sometimes I like to mix and match and I may even add a modern touch to my style. I tried to think outside the box and find a short hairstyle that would look good on me and still look “vintage”. And then Jean Seberg and Leslie Caron came to my mind. They had that stylish “gamine” haircut (French word, meaning a boyish looking girl), but they were still wearing beautiful and very feminine dresses, full skirts or pedal pushers. So there we go, I found my new hairstyle!
Actually this haircut isn’t new to me, I had it a few years back, only a tad more modern. That’s how I knew that it would suit me. I kept the fringe longer than in the original gamine style, but I think next time I’ll trim it more.

So what do you guys think, does this suit me more or not? And do take a look at the Dolly and Dotty site, they have some fabulous pieces at very affordable prices!

xxx

Pedal pushers – a wardrobe staple for vintage and pinup style!

Top: Zara (old) (both the light blue and the animal print)
Pedal pushers: Vivien of Holloway
Shoes: Zara (old)
Brooch: Vintage

If you’re trying to build a vintage style or pinup wardrobe you have to start with the essentials. And what other than the pedal pushers?! It is something you can wear everyday, mixing and matching with different sweaters and tops and you can create many styles for the day or even for the evening. I found my favorite pedal pushers at Vivien of Holloway and I have been wearing them all the time. They’re high waisted and kind of loose fitting, in a non stretchy cotton fabric. 

For a more authentic look, you can combine them with a slash neck top , a sweater or a shirt you can tuck in or maybe a twin set. I also always pair it with a wide belt for extra cinching at the waist. For shoes, you can choose from high heeled pumps, ankle boots, brogues, ballerinas or even sneakers (50’s style). 

Photography by John @portraitsandpinups at his studio. Here I am playing with his cat Chili, who is so cute and funny!

This is the last of my shoots in London. I’d like to thank John for collaborating with me and taking such amazing pictures! I’ll miss London and all the wonderful and talented people I met! <3

xxx