Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vintage NOVELTY skirt....

I really love 50's teenage fashion... 

even if I'm not a teen girl anymore!

One thing I really like about teen clothes is that they were really colorfull....

and also with great novelty prints, not boring at all!

If you are wearing a 24-26'' waist, you will find gorgeous novelty skirts.

But as I'm not even close to a teenage size, it's quite hard for me to find these kind of clothes.

So when I saw this AMAZING skirt just my size on Oh La La, the Facebook group, I didn't hesitate!

I really love its colors, theme and design!

Sylvain was wearing his favorite color: brown!

In fact I don't know if it is his favorite color...

but I have to constat that he often wears brownish outfits.

it's not a color that I wear a lot on me but I must tell that it suits him well.

To complete my outfit, I tried to select red, green and yellow accessories.

A 50's beret found in a local flea market,

I had never seen a plastic feather like that!

A few bakelite bangles...

and first time I went out with this early 60's wicker!

I added a vintage silk scarve,

 I mentionned in this post how I wanted to find other way to wear more of my scarves, that's a new way!

I also choose a fake fruits brooch from the 50's.

I will try to wear this skirt with a petticoat next time.

I have recently wearing less and less petticoat...

Am I to old for that????

And the last but not the least... my new shoes!!!!

They are from Miss L Fire, made of rich red velvet, their color is just breathless! 

They are from AW12 (probably my favorite collection from this brand), I found them new on Ebay this summer for half their original price !

You probably saw that there were some middle age knights on my skirt...

So how Sylvain could have matched that????

With his 40's tie of course!

All those pictures were taken in a city near home...

There are an area full of early XXth century luxurious houses.

Always nice to have a stroll there...

and enjoying every architectural details!

 Petticoat or no petticoat?
Do you like brown color?

J'aime décidément beaucoup la mode teenager des années 50, même si je suis bien loin de mes années collège... mais bon, étant également très éloignée de la taille de guêpes de ces gamines de 15 ans, il m'est souvent bien difficile de trouver à ma taille ces vêtements si gais et colorés qui évoquent cette période innocente! Alors pour une fois que je tombais sur une de ces jupes au design très school girl, je suis sautée dessus... de quoi construire une tenue aux couleurs super punchies et qui m'a fait oublié les premiers frimas!
Je suis forcée de constater au final que Sylvain s'habile souvent dans des teintes marron, sa couleur préférée? Je n'en suis pas sûre, mais ce son des couleurs qui lui vont bien.
Avec l'automne qui est enfin arrivé, quelle sont vos préférence vestimentaire pour donner un peu de gaieté à ces journées un peu tristes?
- A bientôt -  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

70 YEARS AGO.....

But what happened 70 years ago????

picture by Didier Vanspranghe

It was the libération of the area where we live.

Even if the D-day was in June 1944, it took a few more months for all our country to become free again.

So there are a lot of events that are commemorating this anniversary.

A lot of people are collecting military souvenirs.

They are even really accurate in WWII era.

But I must tell you that it's quite difficult for me to understand what they like so much about war.

Even if some uniforms are really well cut, I really prefer civil outfits and cars.

Much more joyfull and colorfull!!!!

We were invited to go to to an event in a town near home to commemorate his 70 years of freedom.

We drove there with my Chevy...

Quite anachronistic as it was "only" its 60th anniversary this year!

Sylvain was wearing a french 30's suit like what people were still wearing during the WWII...

Due to the fabrics restriction, men continued to wear their old clothes during the war.

 But those suits were so elegant and well cut!

French men's fashion of that era always turned around navy blue and black, no fancy colors like in the USA.

I chose a patriotic outfit to celebrate our country.

Time for this NOS 30's french dress to go out for the first time!

I also picked up some 40's patriotic jewels: "bleu-blanc-rouge"!

I regreted not to have a navy blue bakelite bangle... it's on my wish list!

That was also the first time I was wearing this crazy vintage french turban.

It matched perfectly my new dress!

Even if my car was not the perfect match, I tried to create an accurate 1944 look,

like that french girls who welcomed the G.I. 70 years ago!

I added a blue-white-red ribbon to my purse as they would probably do in 1944... 

I went out with my most beautiful shoes...

I love them but use them rarely because I fear to dammage them.

I found them NOS in a flea market in Paris years ago.

For once our outfits were fully french from hat to shoes!

That's not easy because as french people were really poor during and after the war, they didn't have a lot of fancy clothes... most of them were worn till death, so just a few survived and are still wearable today!


If you are not US, is it easy to find 40's clothes of your country?

Did/Will you have some commemorations for the end of WWII in your area? 

Si la date du débarquement est connu de tous beaucoup ont oublié que la France n'a pas été libérée du jour au lendemain, cela a pris plusieurs mois! Notre région a été libérée au cours des mois de septembre, octobre et novembre 1944. Nous avons donc pu assister à quelques commémorations pour fêter ces 70 ans de liberté, notamment dans un village à côté de chez nous. Pour cela, pure vintage français aux couleurs de notre drapeaux! Pas facile de trouver du vintage 40's par chez nous... au vue des restriction tissus et du niveau de vie des français à cette époque, les vêtements étaient souvent portés jusqu'à la corde, donc peu sont malheureusement arrivés jusqu'à nous! Seul anachronisme... ma voiture... qui a "seulement" fêter ses 60 ans cette année!!!
Et vous, avez-vous pris part à des commémorations pour les 70 ans de la libération?
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