Fintage Fashion Show: Gingerbread shoes

I have been busy with other things lately, but wanted to make a quick post on what I was wearing last Saturday. The knitted skirt has been in some of my previous posts, it is part of a set and I wear it regularly. The sweater is modern, I would say 1980s or 90s and made of silk blend yarn. My mother saved it from a trash bin, in perfect condition. Some people just do not care or know how to recycle, I guess.

I bought these brown shoes from a friend a few weeks back. I call them my gingerbread shoes, even the edge of the tongue has those pretty little perforations. The earrings are something I made using old glass beads and the ring is my grandmothers engagement ring from the early 1920s.


A young lady from Tampere, Finland, with a passion for the old days. I have always been an aesthete, which eventually got me into vintage. I wear vintage daily and my pet period is the 1930’s. As certain vintage items are difficult to find I also often make my own clothes drawing inspiration from old magazines and photos. I have a soft spot for old shoes and aspire to surround myself with pretty vintage heels.

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4 thoughts on “Fintage Fashion Show: Gingerbread shoes

  1. Cassandra says:

    Hello Marianne

    you have a lovely style !

    May I ask you which kind and shade of haircolor you use ? And what your naturaly hair color was ?

    Many thanks and kind regards

    • Marianne says:

      Hi Cassandra, thanks for your comment! I’m actually in the process of finding the perfect hair dye atm. I’ve been trying different things and mixing colours myself, I can’t even remember the last one I used… I suggest just trying what would work best for you. My natural colour is maybe dark blondish and it looks very gray, and I get this shade by choosing the lightest possible orangey looking colour (the last one I tried might have been called copper blond or something similar). My hair is darker now than in some of the earliest pictures in this blog, because I used to bleach it and used semi-permanent dyes, and I still use semi-permanents to dye the ends. Many people also recommend henna for good ”natural” shades or orange and red, but I’m yet try try it, because well..I haven’t decided if I still want to try a perm one day or not. Hope this helps 🙂


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