Do you know that authentic hipsters first appeared before Brooklyn was cool and they didn’t even grow a beard?
During the 40s and 50s youth subcultures such as hipsters and teddy boys soared to a great popularity and are still now a reference for the current generation.
An insider’s look to the different peculiarities of the costumes that give life to a movie’s characters.
It’s time to watch a movie and know all about who’s wearing what!
Ready for showtime?
As a fashionista (yes I am!) I simply adore following all fashion weeks around the world, as well as cruise and pre-fall collections (and yes I’m an addict!).
The one that caught my attention is the Valentino 2016 resort collection. The creative duo of Valentino’s Maison teamed up with celebrated artist Christi Belcourt to adapt one of her paintings into prints for several must-have pieces. Belcourt’s work is featured in the National Gallery of Canada and perhaps her most powerful work is her embroidery of spats as part of the ”Walking With Our Sisters” tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.… Read more
Paul Poiret was a pioneer and he was the first to create the “parfum du couturier”.
It was a perfume invented by an anonymous creator of scents, which carried the name and the code of a Couture House. Today, the idea of a perfume tied to the name of a brand is absolutely common. But at the beginning of the century that idea was pure avant-garde.… Read more
As I promised here’s the second part of my complete guide to 1970′s fashion, completely dedicated to accessories. How could you be perfect without a statement bag and a pair of fabulous shoes?
Here you’ll find detailed answers to your glamorous questions for a 70s inspired outfits!
In case you missed it read “Part 1” of my guide to learn about the icons and designers that made the decade.… Read more
As a vintage buyer, who searches for hidden treasures into forgotten wardrobes or local flea-markets, I’m always fascinated by hats.
I simply adore buying them for my shop, where the hats are nicely displayed and ready to be worn by customers.
What fascinates me a lot is the exquisite design of those hats, the delicacy of the flowers and feathers and tulles, the perfection of the composition and the sophisticated shapes.… Read more
The suit is an alliance of opposites.
Symbolizing the respectable woman, with a touch of power, the suit makes women feel safe and give them a masculine attitude. A triumph of ambivalence, between sexy and modest, masculine and feminine. It’s an eternal symbol of sophisticated and understated elegance.
And the suit is coming back.… Read more
As a clear reference for the creations of the latest fashion shows, 1970s fashion looks are what you should be looking forward to wear in 2015.
So let’s dive into this decade of incredible fashion, as we start this first part of a two-part guide, exploring the icons and designers that defined the 1970s in fashion.
As the 60s were about banding together into one common identity in the service of social change, then the 70s were about the quest to venture out in search of a truly authentic self.… Read more