vrijdag 31 oktober 2014

Salvador Dalí's storewindows in New York - 1936


While writing my essay about the reception of Salvador Dalí's work from the 1920's till 1946 I discovered an amazing project at the Bonwit warehouse in New York. The warehouse hired Dalí in 1936 to design a few of it's store windows. The other windows were inspired by Dalí's work. How amazing, a combination of the most gorgeous clothes, furs and shoes, with Dalí's design!





zaterdag 20 september 2014

Student budget friendly vintage (repro) dresses


I'd like to recommend a great brand that makes amazing reproduction clothes which are actually affordable! (Well that counts if you are a poor student like me) The brand is called Hell Bunny and I'm a big fan of their dresses. I recently bought the forties 'June Dress' in raspberry red, you can see this one above. It goes in three colors and it's such a practical dress for day and evening time!



This green one is still one of my favorites because of the amazing shape. Your waste looks tiny and it's very flattering. Their dresses are around 30/ 40 euro's, I'd recommend taking a size smaller than your usual size.


<3


zondag 7 september 2014

Frank Sinatra and his fans



The photo's of Frank Sinatra with his (female) fans always fascinates me. I mean, imagine you were actually one of them… Sigh.

<3

vrijdag 5 september 2014

Turkish Paradise

Hi there! It's been a while, college started again and I have to get back to normal life. I went to Turkey this summer and it was literally the most gorgeous place in the sun. I'm not really a beach type of girl but I loved to swim and read my book in the shadow with loads and loads of sun block.










And now I'm actually really looking forward to autumn..

<3

woensdag 13 augustus 2014

Rest in peace Lauren Bacall



"He was too old for me, he’d had three wives, he drank, he was an actor and he was goyim," Bacall wrote in her autobiography of her prime passion.  All that meant nothing to the slinky 19-year-old model who met the 44-year-old star while filming To Have and Have Not.  They wed in 1945 (Bogie coolly muttered "hello, baby" at the end of the ceremony), and the two embarked on several delirious years running late with the Hollywood Rat Pack, saving time for two children.  "Bogie and I were ridiculous, holding hands like teenagers….we mooned and swooned, we really loved," Bacall has said.  The honeymoon ended in January 1957 when Bogart died of cancer.  Wrote Bacall: "No one has written a romance better than we lived it."  —People magazine

The most beautiful couple in the history of film <3
Well they are together again

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall

dinsdag 12 augustus 2014

Outfit of the Day


Simple today; blouse and skirt are from Collectif Clothing and the shoes are vintage.

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donderdag 7 augustus 2014

Summer

Gosh, how I was longing for a lower temperature. I love the summer and sunshine but these weeks were too much for me. The sun was burning all day long and I was only able to wear super light clothes and cotton skirts.. The weather is a little bit better now, rain is coming! I just want my stockings and fur back and that's why I'm really looking forward to autumn.



Autumn is definitely the best season to dress up your amazing suit with some fur and gloves!

<3

dinsdag 29 juli 2014

Style icon: Wanda Jackson

The queen of rock 'n roll will be touring in Europe and she'll visit my hometown, so guess what.. I'm going!! I can't wait to see her, Wanda was and is such a cool, great, cute and beautiful woman. I have never been a big fan of female singers but she's definitely changed that. 




Look at that cute dance and amazing dress! Such a beauty.






Wanda & Carl Perkins band 1956


With Gene Vincent


Ricky Nelson <3


And sweetheart Elvis 


And now she's still rockin' in style!

<3


zaterdag 26 juli 2014

Style icon: Mamie van Doren

We all know the blonde bombshells from the fifties like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Their pictures are so well known that I'd like to show you another, maybe less famous but nevertheless gorgeous actress and model from the fifties: Mamie van Doren.


Mamie van Doren (her real name is Joan Lucille Olander) was born in 1931 in South Dakota and she's still alive and kickin'. One of her best known movies is High School Confidential! (1958) You can watch the whole movie on youtube here. I think Mamie had a great sense of style and amazing hair of course, just take a look at her.


In a promotional shot for Guns, Girls and Gangsters (1959)





I mean come on, that hair..



And with some male co-stars




With Clark Gable, swoon, in Teacher's Pet (1958)


Mamie and Tony Curtis in The All American (1953)


Mamie and Russ Tamblyn in High School Confidential!


With Steve Cochran



That body, that dress, just….

<3

woensdag 23 juli 2014

Outfit of the Day


I crowned myself queen of taking terrible photo's of perfect dresses. This beauty is from Stop Staring. I will try to take a better photo later. 

<3

maandag 21 juli 2014

Lauren Bacall's perfect hair appreciation post

We all know Lauren Bacall, perfect hair, perfect eyebrows, always. 


Ultimate hair envy





And here's a relative simple way to recreate this hairstyle when you use pin curls. This is the same pattern I always use for my hairstyle.