Sunday, January 24, 2016


We are back after a really cold week...

with temperatures between -10°C and -2°C (-14°F and -28°F)!


But in only one night all the snow melted!

However, it's still winter...

A lot of new comers in vintage world ask us:

"But what do you wear in winter???"

It's true that more summer clothes have survived...

and a lot of repro brands only propose coton dresses or openned shoes.

Yes, you can have a RETRO style without being cold!!!

First look for a nice vintage coat,

A pair of warm gloves (those are new from Ebay),

Vintage scarves are easy to find!

Wool pantyhose will be your best friends!!!

And a nice pair of boots will keep your feet warm!

I like to wear bright colors in winter, as weather is often sad.

My ladybugs brooch and earrings inspired me for this outfit.

Earrings are vintage bakelite,

my brooch is from the french designer Léa Stein.

I'm quite obsessed with her work!

Another secret for a warm winter outfit is...


Wool 50's skirt...

Wool vintage sweater!

This sweater sweedish inspired

was a present for my hubby's birthday...

another Tintin's outfit for him!

A lot of people think about the famous reporter when they see knickers...

he paired them with this gorgeous jacket!

The details are so great on it.

He managed to mix western wear

with a northern inspiration!

Sylvain likes to be different...

that's why he almost never wears jeans...

Fun experience...

This sweater is from JANTZEN...

this firm produced their first knitting in the 10's!

When swimsuits were made of wool!

In the 50's, their range went from beach to ski wear.

Try to always find a piece fun too wear in winter...

otherwise the winter blues will catch you!

What prevents you from the winter blues?
What fun accessories do you use during cold days?

Nous voici de retour après une semaine glacée! Mais en seulement une nuit toute cette belle neige a fondu et le blues de l'hiver nous rattrape! Une solution, choisir une tenue qui a du peps avec des accessoires qui vous font sourire! Pour moi, des couleurs inspirées par mes bijoux coccinelles et mon sac caniche bien kitch... et pour Sylvain, une tenue à la Tintin! Beaucoup de débutants dans le monde du vintage nous demandent souvent: "Mais comment s'habiller en hiver?"... la question peut paraître saugrenue, car bien sûr que les gens trouvaient le moyen d'avoir chaud dans les 50's! Cependant, il est vrai que plus de vêtements d'été ont survécu et que bons nombres de marques repro proposent uniquement sandales et petites robes en coton. Alors voici des tenues typiques que nous pouvons porter en de froides journées... un seul mot d'ordre... la laine! Et vous quelles sont vos inspirations hivernales?
- Bon dimanche! -

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Welcome in WINTER !!!

Hello guys! How are you?

Did you spend nice Christmas season?

We want to wish you a really HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

We spent a nice end of the year with familly and friends

and enjoyed a small trip in Amsterdam.

Till this week, we haven't had any winter...

some spring flowers were already there...

but snow decided 2 days ago that it was time to visit us!

We started this photo shoot with almost a snow storm

and we finished under a bright sun!

I love snow so much, even more under the sun!

To speak more about my outfit of the day...

I found this bright purple an green wool fabric in a vintage store in Bruxelles.

I didn't know what it would become but it was so soft and warm with a good yardage, I could pass on it.

I contacted Debora from the Black Pinafore few months ago with an idea.

I wanted a pleated skirt and a matching vest from a 50's pattern.

The result is breathless, isn't it?

I paired it with a green 40's coat.

A purple 50's umbrella,

some Miss L Fire boots from a previous collection,

a shiny 50's handbag,

a cute cat brooch (so real!),

a 50's lucite bracelet

and this green velvet 40's hat.

Sylvain chose to wear what Santa brought to him.

This really nice varsity jacket!

Don't from where it comes, bust must be from Texas.

It dates from 1957.

It was so nice to have a stroll in snow...

Sylvain wore knickers with wool socks to be warm

and also his vintage "animal" (poney, cow???) shoes! 

We found those crazy ones in Bavaria last summer.

Snow always brings us back in childhood...

His sweater is also a present of his personnal Santa (me!).

It's the first thing I have ever found for him on Ebay...
almost 15 years ago!

I chose it because it was from 1959

like his Cadillac!

What a lovely winter outfit!

Like if we were in the Alps!

I was so happy to see that this beautiful fabric came into life!

This suit is so cosy, warm and... classy!

Have you had already snow this winter?
What do you like to wear for cold winter days?

Bonjour à tous et Bonne Année! Avez-vous passé de bonnes fêtes? 
Après avoir passé Noël sous un temps quasi printanier, la neige a fait son entrée cette semaine!
Ce qui n'est pas pour nous déplaire... une partie de notre enfance remonte toujours en nous en voyant ces magnifiques paysages blancs...
Voici donc nos tenues pour une petite promenade hivernale!
Mon ensemble mauve et vert a été réalisé sur mesure avec patron d'époque en utilisant un beau coupon de laine douce et chaude d'époque, trouvé il y a des années dans une boutique vintage à Bruxelles.
Sylvain a choisi d’étrenner son cadeau du père Noël, cette veste universitaire de 1957 avec un look très chasseur alpin!
Après s'être finie en beauté avec famille et ami et une petite escapade à Amsterdam bien plaisante, la nouvelle année commence donc doucement pour nous.
- A bientôt -