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

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

Collectif gingham pencil dress

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Hello lovelies,

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. 

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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! 

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Dress: Collectif

Shoes: Zara (old)

Clutch: Avon

Sunglasses: Rayban wayfarers 

Did you buy anything from Collectif this summer? 

xxx

Arietta

Lindy Bop Wiggle Dress!

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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. 

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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!

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Dress: Lindy Bop (out of stock, but you can find similar wiggle dresses here)

Shoes: Zara (old)

Gloves: Vintage

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Did you buy anything from the Lindy Bop sale? Let me know in the comments, what are your favorite purchases from them…

xxx

Arietta

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