Fintage Fashion Show: Pale blue

Introducing a pale blue early 1930s evening gown. I bought this gown about a year and a half ago at a vintage shop called Old Touch, in Stockholm. I hadn’t had a chance to wear it and when I was visiting Stockholm again last October I thought it would be fun to take it with me.

The first two photos are by the wonderful Neo-Victorian photographers of Atelieri O. Haapala. These were taken at the International Stockholm Burlesque Festival, where I also got to meet lovely Miriam from Miriams Kafferep. I was so excited to meet her, she is such an inspiration. And I have to say, she was even lovelier in person, than I had imagined.

And these amazing photos were taken by my friend Anna Smolina.

I accessorized with a vintage fox fur stole (I would never buy or wear new), white opera gloves, silver heels, chainmail purse and some dangle earrings I made out of clear glass beads.

Marianne

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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7 thoughts on “Fintage Fashion Show: Pale blue

  1. Sofia says:

    You look amazing again! I wonder how manage to do Your hair? It looks beautiful! I tried pin-curls, but I just got this 60’s-miss-Finland-look :). Not what I tried to do.

    I also like to ask, where You can buy 30’s to 50’s knitting patterns in finnish? It’s been a while since I last knitted anything so I would prefer finnish :). I was inspired by your blue cardigan.

    • Marianne says:

      Thanks Sofia! So nice to know you’ve been inspired by my cardigan! 🙂 I have bought some old knitting magazines from flea markets and antique fairs, I think. English patterns are also easy to follow once you learn the terminology.

      Explaining how I do my hair gets a bit difficult without pictures involved… I guess you read some of my earlier comments about pin curls and wave clips. I’ve tried many different methods over the past few years really, but for my hair pin curls are the best method by far. The key is to take tiny sections making clear rows, altering the direction on each row and then brushing or combing to ”moald” the waves. This is very easy once you’re used to it, and it’s pretty much all I do on an everyday basis. And for special occasions, when I want more defined waves, I spray them just a little bit, comb and use my fingers to make the ridges higher, and use wave clips to set them (I did this for these photos). All these vintage hairstyles take plenty of practise, so I suggest you just keep trying! I used thin foam rollers in the past, but then you had to still form the waves by spraying the hair moist and using wave clips, and it just took more time really, and was a bit more messy.

      You can also form the waves when your hair is wet by using a comb and wave clips and then pincurling/rolling the ends, and letting it all set until your hair is dry, but this particular method doesn’t suit me all too well, the hair ends up being too flat against the head. But for some people it’s the best option – usually if you have very short hair, or if you have long hair and have the rest up on a bun or something… I hope at least some of this was useful – I know pictures would help so much more! I’ve been planning on starting my own blog… I could possibly make some sort of hair tutorial then, people ask me quite a lot how I do my hair, anyway 🙂

    • Marianne says:

      Kiitos Sylvie! Tuo on yksi lempi-iltapuvuistani, kaunis leikkaus ja kangas – ja väri sopii kauniisti punertavaan tukkaan! 🙂

  2. Sofia says:

    Thank You for Your reply Marianne! I guess I just have to practice :). I bought wave clips from eBay and they work quite nicely but the hair doesn’t seem to hold for the next day. Oh yes please! Do a tutorial that would be awesome.

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