This grey late 50s suit is from Etsy, as many of my clothes. It has peter pan collar, pointed cuffs and a pleated skirt – it is pretty and formal at same time! The material is unknown, something synthetic, I suppose, maybe rayon blend, and the buttons are brown. It has a tag that says “Lady Renlyn”.
When I saw this suit on Etsy, I thought that it is something I’ve dreamt of – partly because one of my paper dolls has same kind of suit. Unfortunately it was too expensive and I had to forget it. Few months later, I spotted it again, now on sale – still I was not quite sure whether to buy it or not, so I showed the picture of suit to my mom and said:
“Tell me that I don’t need this suit.”
The answer was simple: “My darling, I can’t say so, it’s so lovely!”
If I you see me on the street begging money, blame my mother. Well, at least I will have a stylish suit on.
When I asked my father to take a picture of me, he wanted those dolls to be in the picture, just because they are as creepy as the comic book.
The shoes I have with suit are from 30s or 40s, bought from Suvi-Vintage – they were also love at first sight. I do love those scalloped edges. The 60s purse, or a small suitcase is from flea market. Hat is a gift from my dear friend Ester. The umbrella is from an antique shop at Turku.
The book I have with the suit is Olivier Schrauwen’s comic book “Poika Kulta” (Mon fiston, or My boy as english). It is a surrealistic, grotesque but beautifully drawn story about a man and his tiny son, imitating early 1900s style, slightly like Little Nemo, which is a most beautiful comic ever.
The reason why I accessorize this suit with the book is not only because my outfit has the same colors as the cover. I had the jacket of this suit on, when I and my friend were at Helsinki Comic Book Festival in the autumn 2011. Oliver Schrauwen was there autographing his books. I had to go ask one for me and say that I’m also the same kind of nostalgic as him. He laughed friendly and asked what to draw for me, and I told him that he can draw anything he wants.
He smiled and said: “I’ll draw you!”
So, now I have the coolest autograph ever. As you can see, I had a very wide smile when he was drawing me. This photo is taken at the same day when I got the autograph.
Thank you once again, Olivier, if you read this.
P.S Next Helsinki Comic Book Festival is coming next weekend. I’ll be there again.