Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jungle Rock - Vivien of Holloway


Vivien of Holloway Jezebel
Vivien of Holloway

Vivien of Holloway Jezebel

I don't know how about you but I go craaazy for animal print. (I know, surprise surprise ;) ) Animal print is wild, sexy and fabulous - especially when paired with retro/vintage clothing and accessories. It just screams Bettie Page! 
I’m pretty sure most of you will be familiar with the English retro brand Viven of Holloway. I’ve also seen a lot of their dresses before but I’ve never owned one. Until now!
The Jezebel Wrap Pencil Dress I’m wearing is a fabulous 1950's style dress with a wrap top, a peplum feature and a V-shaped back. Meow! 
It’s made of cotton sateen and is therefore very comfortable and lovely to wear. Fabrics are very important to me. I don’t wear Polyester at all. I think it just feels horrible on the skin. 
I’m wearing size B32 W24 H36 and I’m totally happy because it fits perfectly! It's definitely true to size.
To me, the Jezebel has the perfect length. I wish all my skirts and dresses had that length. It’s long enough to cover the knee even when you’re walking. Perfect! 
It does not reveal too much but it’s still sexy and elegant. I feel very very retro once I’ve put it on. 
The Jezebel comes in a wide range of prints and color ways (the brown leopard print is new) and the black cotton sateen one is definitely the next one on my wishlist. 

Leopard Inspiration

 Ginger Grant
Ginger Grant
Ginger Grant - Gilligan's Island

Bunny Yeager Bettie Page
Bunny Yeager and Bettie Page
Bunny Yeager Bettie Page
Bunny Yeager Bettie Page
Bettie Page by Bunny Yeager


Vivien of Holloway Jezebel
Vivien of Holloway Jezebel 
Vivien of Holloway Jezebel
Vivien of Holloway Jezebel
Vivien of Holloway Jezebel

Much love,
Vanessa

Thursday, May 15, 2014

1950's Cone Bra - Scarlet Rage Vintage


1950's cone bra
Scarlet Rage Vintage

1950's Cone Bra

I'm a lover of vintage lingerie. I’m passionate about collecting (especially) 1950’s bras. 
A bullet- or cone-shaped bra will give you the finishing touch on every retro or vintage outfit. It takes a little time getting used to it (especially getting over the amused whispers when you’re wearing a vintage bra underneath your sweater). 



The latest addition is this gorgeous dead stock (never been worn) cone bra in peach. 
I got it from Scarlet Rage Vintage, an incredible vintage shop in London, UK, (they also have an online shop). Of course they do not only sell bras ;) They offer a wide range of vintage clothing, shoes, bags, glasses and more from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. I’m swooning over a lot of their pieces. 
This cone bra was made by the DeWe lingerie company. They were a producer for quality ladies underwear. With brands like Perle and Bugatti they were a known name in Europe. However they stopped producing lingerie in 1998. 
This cone bra has no wiring and is very comfortable. It is exquisitely and delicately made and still had it's original tags until I removed them. How exciting! Vintage pieces always fill my heart with joy. 

What do you think about vintage bras? 

1950's Cone Bra
1950's Cone Bra


1950's Cone Bra
1950's Cone Bra

1950's Cone Bra
Wearing my new cone bra underneath Daisy Dapper Collection
Much love,
Vanessa

Monday, May 12, 2014

Spring Fever - Daisy Dapper Summer Collection - Part 2


Daisy Dapper Summer 2014
Daisy Dapper Summer Collection - Part 2

Daisy Dapper Summer 2014

Actually I don’t wear shorts a lot. I don’t know why but I’m not very comfortable showing that much skin in public. However, I love vintage shorts and 1950’s inspired retro shorts. 
What I love about Daisy Dapper’s new Lucy Shorts in stretch denim is that I can pair them with nearly everything. I can wear them with a cute sailor top, a tiki top, a knitted top or with a classic top just like the one I’m wearing on the pictures. Because of the stretch they are very comfortable. 
The Lucy shorts are also available in red and black. 
I’m wearing XS and I would say it is true to size. Maybe I should have taken this one in S but I’m not sure because actually it fits nicely. I always have some troubles with my waist. Most skirts/trousers are too loose in the waist but then too tight around the hips. Drama! :)

1950's shorts inspiration




The Jenny Top in red is a classic top with a big collar and adorable tri-color buttons. It’s all about the details! Very nice. 
This top looks great with pencil skirts, flared skirts and all kinds of trousers. It’s a staple item for every retro-addict's wardrobe and very classy. I love it! 
It also comes in white and black. I’m thinking about getting the white one too. I’m wearing the red one in S. 

Shoes are by Swedish Hasbeens.
Underaneath I’m wearing a vintage deadstock Cone Bra from Scarlet Rage Vintage which I will show to you very soon.

Daisy Dapper Summer 2014
Daisy Dapper Summer 2014
Daisy Dapper Summer 2014
Daisy Dapper Summer 2014

Much love,
Vanessa

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spring Fever - Daisy Dapper Summer Collection - Part 1


Daisy Dapper Summer 2014
Daisy Dapper Summer Collection - Part 1
Daisy Dapper Summer 2014

Spring and early summer is a time full of prom nights, weddings and garden parties. What a perfect time! 
The Daisy Dress in light peach yellow is the perfect 1950ies prom dress. It’s indeed a retro lover’s dream come true. 

Fifties Prom Dresses
Fifties prom dresses

The Daisy Dress has a fluffy tulle skirt and rose lace details all over the top. The light colors are just delicate. 
This dress is also available in white (as a lovely wedding dress maybe) and light pink. I love all three colors but I think the peachy, yellow color matches my hair and skin tone best. 

I’m so in love with this dress. It’s girly and sensual at the same time. It makes me feel very special. 

As with all Daisy Dapper dresses, the fit is great. This dress is very comfortable and easy to wear. I’m wearing XS and it is definitely true to size. 
The perfect dress for a special day.

Daisy Dapper Summer 2014
Daisy Dapper Summer 2014 
Daisy Dapper Summer 2014
Daisy Dapper Summer 2014
Daisy Dapper Summer 2014

I'm wearing it with my 3" clear heels with rhinestones from Pleaser USA and a vintage deadstock Cone Bra from Scarlet Rage Vintage.
Lipstick is Belle Noir by Julie Hewett.
I will be doing a Belle Noir review and a little post about the new vintage bra very soon.

Belle Pleaser USA rhinestones

Stay tuned for my Daisy Dapper Spring/Summer post part 2!

Much love,
Vanessa




Monday, April 28, 2014

Marilyn, Portia and Me - Collectif Clothing Summer 2014


Collectif 2014
Collectif Clothing Summer 2014

Collectif Clothing Summer 2014

I’m a lover of retro trousers. High-waisted Capri pants / cropped trousers / retro jeans – they all drive me wild! 
I have to say that I’ve never tried a Collectif trouser before but when I saw their new Monroe Cropped Jeans I instantly loved them! I had to think of Lucille Ball and – of course – Marilyn Monroe wearing similar cropped trousers and looking fabulous! 

The Monroe Cropped Jeans looked cute on Collectif’s website but gee! – They are way better in the flesh! 
They are the best jeans I've ever put my hands on. Flattering AND comfortable!
I got both, the trousers and the Portia Striped Shirt in red in 8 (as usual) and they fit perfectly. They definitely run true to Collectif-Size. ;) I don’t even need a belt! Yay!
It’s so nice that they both are made of heavy fabric. There is no way that one can see your bra through the Portia Striped Shirt. 
I just love this casual retro look and I’m going to wear it a lot this summer.

Collectif Clothing Summer 2014Collectif Clothing Summer 2014

Glasses: H&M
Shirt: Portia Striped Shirt in red - Collectif
Trousers: Monroe Cropped Jeans - Collectif
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens

Collectif Clothing Summer 2014
Collectif Clothing Summer 2014
Collectif Clothing Summer 2014
Collectif Clothing Summer 2014

Much love,
Vanessa
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