Top: Zara (old) (both the light blue and the animal print)
Pedal pushers: Vivien of Holloway
Shoes: Zara (old)
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
I apologize for the lack of posts lately, but I’m currently on holidays in Greece, visiting my family and friends. I managed to do only one photoshoot with my beloved brother Constantinos, but it turned out very nice. We did the photoshoot in Chania, somewhere in Kalathas area.
I bought this beautiful dress a month or so ago, from one of my favorite repro brands, Collectif. I usually go to the one in Camden, because it’s closer to where I live and I’m always very happy with the customer service, all the girls are lovely and very helpful (and beautifully dressed!).
It’s called the Monica Gingham Pencil Dress and it’s a nice stretchy cotton fabric, that hugs the curves and accentuates the figure with a nice white thin belt, that matches the elegant sweetheart bust detail.
When i bought it it was full price, but now it’s on sale so you’d better grab it before it’s gone!!!
I really like this dress, it’s super feminine and reminds me of the French Riviera…. Unfortunately I couldn’t fit a lot of things in my tiny suitcase, but if I could, I’d style it with a big white straw hat and straw bag!
Shoes: Zara (old)
Sunglasses: Rayban wayfarers
Did you buy anything from Collectif this summer?
If you’re a modern pin up girl or a lover of vintage and retro style, you definitely know Lindy Bop, the affordable vintage style clothing site. If you don’t then you should better visit their site, especially during sales! That’s what I did, several times this year, and in one of those hauls I got this beautiful wiggle dress, which so far is my favorite purchase.
I love the figure hugging shape of the dress and the white details and the draping at the chest. I got a size 8 and I’m glad I did because I want this dress to be tight. Not “cannot breathe and move” tight, but enough to accentuate the curves! I must admit that sizing is a bit hit and miss with Lindy Bop. I’m still experimenting and trying to figure out in which clothes I’m an 8 and in which I’m a 10. But so far I’ve only had a couple of disappointments (size wise).
By the way, the photoshoot was at the old harbour of Chania, Crete. I adore the old beacon and it’s so characteristic of Chania!
Dress: Lindy Bop (out of stock, but you can find similar wiggle dresses here)
Shoes: Zara (old)
Did you buy anything from the Lindy Bop sale? Let me know in the comments, what are your favorite purchases from them…
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