söndag 31 mars 2013

Monthly theme post: Vintage


 Yet another time for Sophistique Noirs theme post. This time it's about vintage. The word vintage means for me, old clothes and accessoires in high quality. Since my teenage I have been a collector of vintage clothes. Those clothes I sold and those I didn't buy are the finds I regret the most. So I have promised myself not to get rid of any of my beloved treasures, ever again.


I have always been a normal weight/slim girl unil the last years when I gained 40 pounds so I have to show you a part of my collection on a dummy. I hope I will be able to wear these once more in my life. As Sophistique Noir is a goth style blog I'll show you some black vintage clothing that could definitely be suitable for a night at a goth club or event.

My first piece is a 50's thick brocade dress . The bodice and skirt panels are not parted so the amount of fabric used in this is dress must be huge. 
Here's a closeup of the lovely heartshaped neckline. You can see that the brocade has fine baby blue details. The necklace is made of a vintage bracelet and vintage earclips ( I have a bracelet with the same parts as the earclips).

 Next dress reminds me very much of the dress that Vampira used in her shows. It is sewn for an hourglass shaped body (it looks ill fitting on the slim dummy). It is a thin wool dress made in Ireland. Elbow lenght kimono sleeves with wedges in the armpits for movement. According to the cut of the shoulders and arms I beleive it's mid 50's when sloping shoulders were popular.
Detail of the deep neckline and a 50's necklace ( I have matching earclips with theese).

The last dress is my Suzy Wong dress, probably from the end of 50's mid 60's. It is a snug fit dress with chinese collar. The neck is so tight that I have never been able to close the last button of it, even if I have been slim.

The fabric is a structured black wool blend with copper brown inlays. A white removable inner collar is a extra detail

Last picture shows my absolute vintage favourite shoes. My brass studded 40's sandals. The huge bows with studs make these shoes a statement piece. They look fabulous on the feet and are very comfortable, like most vintage shoes are.

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of my vintage collection.

16 kommentarer:

  1. They're all so beautiful, Linnea-Maria! And I agree with you - I've always regretted giving away so many of my vintage pieces of clothing, and even though I know I'll never fit into what's remaining ever again, I'm not going to get rid of them during this move! :o)

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    1. It's a pity I don't have a daughter...

      Radera
    2. Well I do, but she doesn't like my vintage stuff! ;o)

      Radera
  2. Jättefina klänningar & smycken,
    och skorna var verkligen häftiga,
    ser riktigt trendiga ut...
    inte för att man ska bry sig
    om trender...men ändå!

    :)

    KRAM, Jenny

    SvaraRadera
  3. Hmm, jag lämnade just en kommentar men den ser ut att ha försvunnit..? Well, jag skrev:

    Vilka vackra klänningar, speciellt de sista två! Om du någongång funderar på att ha en on-line loppis så hojta till! :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Ha ha, never ;)
      Usch jag har gjort mig av med alldeles för mycket godis ändå :P

      Radera
  4. Åh, älskar 50-tals klänningar!

    SvaraRadera
  5. As soon as this horrible weather goes gardening can restart and we all might start to lose a few pounds I really like the collar on the Suzy Wong dress.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yeah I agree nothing is as invigorating and calorieburning as garden work and digging in the mud. But the drawpack is unbearable pain.

      Radera
  6. Everything is lovely, but I especially love the neckline on the first dress and those shoes :)

    SvaraRadera
  7. These are all very lovely! What fabulous pieces!

    SvaraRadera
  8. Those shoes are really in style right now. My 17 year old has been buying everything with brass studs on it.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Wow! And that is a good reason to not throw old clothes away if you love them. If they are out of fashion, the fashion will return :)

      Radera
  9. They're all so beautiful, I especially love the dress with the Chinese collar <3 Didn't actually know they were made as early as in the sixties, must really give my fashion history another re-read :D

    SvaraRadera
  10. I wish I can get similar shoes somwhere now, because they look so pretty! They would be perfect with spring and summer dresses.

    SvaraRadera