Archive for the ‘Fintage Fashion Show’ Category
I have received feedback from my followers that they would like to read my blog texts in Finnish language too, so from now on I will write texts both in English and Finnish.
Olen saanut seuraajiltani palautetta, että he haluaisivat lukea tekstini suomeksi, joten tästä lähtien omissa Fintage Fashion Show -postauksissani ovat tekstit sekä englanniksi että suomeksi! Lisäksi lisäsin vielä suomenkielisen esittelyn itsestäni, jonka voit lukea postauksen lopusta. Muuten, kaikille vielä tiedoksi, että en ole Facebookissa, joten en voi kommentoida blogiin Facebookin kautta jätettyjä viestejä. Facebookin kautta jätetyt kommentit ovat tietenkin tervetulleita, mutta en pysty vastaamaan niihin.
I adore my sister’s vintage jewelry collection. She doesn’t, like me either, to purchase fine jewelry, but collectible pieces made of materials like Bakelite, Lucite and rhinestones. Trademarks as Lisner, Napier etc. Usually when I visit at her home, she presents me her latest purchases. Sometimes we change and buy jewelries from each other, but I’m really lucky, because she also lends her own pieces for me. And, in fact, this grand parure cherries set that I am wearing now is lent from my sister’s jewelry box. She collected patiently parts of set from different places until all the parts were there. All I can say is that patience pays off, or what do you think?
Ihailen siskoni vintage-korukokoelmaa. Hän ei, kuten en minäkään, osta arvokoruja, vaan kaikenlaisia muita, kuten Bakeliitti- ja Lusiitti-koruja, erilaisia pukukoruja eri valmistajilta kuten Lisneriltä, Napierilta jne… Yleensä kun käyn hänen luonaan, hän esittelee minulle uusimmat hankintansa. Välillä vaihdamme ja ostamme koruja toisiltamme, mutta olen todella onnekas, koska hän myös lainaa minulle omia korujaan silloin tällöin. Tämänkertainen huikea, neljäosainen kirsikkakorusetti onkin siskoni korurasiasta lainattu. Hän keräili kärsivällisesti setin osia eripaikoista kunnes kaikki osat olivat koossa. En voi muuta sanoa kuin että kärsivällisyys kannatti, vai mitä?
Ice broke up on a nearby lake on the first week of May and the week after that I was able to take a look at ice-free lake from the island, which is one of my favorite picnic places in the summertime. By the water it was cold, so warm wool skirt and mink collar cardigan were a good combination. The shoes are one pair of my everyday favourites from my all time favorite vintage shop, called Nasta. Handbag is labelled “Ingber” and it is from my sister’s collection.
Jäät lähtivät läheisestä järvestä toukokuun ensimmäisellä viikolla ja viikko sen jälkeen pääsin ensimmäinen kerran katsomaan jäätöntä järveä saaresta, joka on yksi suosikki piknikkipaikkani kesäisin. Veden äärellä oli kylmä, joten lämmin villakangashame ja neuletakki olivat hyvä yhdistelmä. Lisäksi minulla oli vintage-liike Nastasta (Liisankatu 15, Helsinki) ostamani suosikki arkikenkäni ja Ingber-merkkinen leopardikäsilaukku, joka myös on siskoni kokoelmasta.
Summer is coming, but let’s get back to the autumn leaves for a while. The last two weeks I’ve been wearing mostly my pajama, since I’ve been sick, so I have nothing new to post..
This picture was taken last fall while we were going to Helsinki Vintage show. I was planning to take some pics of this outfit in the event, but I forgot since there was some other things on my mind, like shopping So, this pic never ended up to Fintage Fashion Show, but I decided to save this one for a day like this, when I haven’t got nothing new to show.
The light pink cardigan is from Phoenix (Lollipop Vintage). Some of the beads are lost, but this was cheap and it is so soft and cute, so never mind!
The skirt is Cadillac label. I bought it about 10 years ago at the vintage fleamarket of the Waltikka Rock ‘n’ Roll ball in Valkeakoski. Skirt is heavy material, and it has black velvet and some pink details.
I’ve been looking for more Cadillac skirts/dresses from Ebay and Etsy, but still haven’t got any others. But I’m sure this Cadillac will have some company someday!
The winter ankle boots I bought from my friend many years ago. She had found them from fleamarket, but they were too small for her so I got them.
This dress is my all time favorite of all the dresses I’ve ever had and that’s why it deserves to be presented with these classy photos taken by Marko Hämis Hämäläinen. On these pictures you can also see my friends and my husband – on their permission.
The dress is light black rayon crepe, with so many lovely details, like nude chiffon on the top and pleated “pockets”, which actually are not pockets at all, they are open at the bottom. Not mentioning those beautiful lace details which really make this dress a special one.
I bought this from a second hand shop 15 years ago. It has traveled with me around the world but it’s still in good condition! If someday it doesn’t fit me anymore, I’ll keep it anyhow.. (Usually I sell everything that doesn’t fit me). Well, I hope that day never comes!
Little beige purse belongs to this dress! Not for real, ‘cos I bought them separately, but I’ve never used this purse with any other dress… they belong together. The purse has some darker brown details and it’s made to look like an animal fur.
Black high heels I bought from fleamarket, also some 15 years ago.
By the way I will post on the 17th of May, so I shall miss my next Fintage Fashion Show -posting slot.
Since my photographer is on work trip, I can’t have my outfit pictured. This time I am posting a special one, without presenting a full outfit.
The signs of spring are here day after day, academic year is coming to end and people are having their hobby cars out from garages. This is why I started on one day to miss my summer season clothes. So it is time to have a peek in storage boxes and say Hello! to spring and summer wardrobe!
Next I am trying to rise your spring fever by presenting some of the finds from my boxes.
I’ve been busy lately but here I am again!
These pictures were taken at Savoy theatre (1937). Once again my lousy camera won’t do justice for this lovely place.
I was wearing brown/green chiffon-like light summer dress, with cute baby blue flowers and some sparkly rhinestones on chest. I bought this dress last autumn from a friend at Oilers fleamarket.
At the same time I bought from the same friend this awesome purse. It’s clear plastic with some gold and silver details, and some knots and coins.. it’s hard to describe, but hopefully the picture tells it all!
Light brown wedges you’ve seen before in my posts, green cardigan is repro.
I’m wearing a blue 1930s silk velvet evening gown with rhinestones.
My black velvet opera coat. The fabric, lining and fur collar were in pristine condition, but the seams were tearing by the lightest pull, so I had to re-stitch most of them and it is like new again. This one had been so well kept, there was hardly any evidence of it being over 70 years old.
Chainmail purse, Art Deco earrings and one of my most precious pair of heels.
Another beautiful cabinet portrait by Atelieri O. Haapala
Because I buy a lot of clothes from the internet, people often ask if I make lot of misses, when I can’t see the items in reality and try them on. The answer is almost always no, since I seldom make wrong decision.
The shopping luck is not always with me, and there are times when I have to be disappointed anyway. Today’s knit suit is an example of such case. I bought it a some time ago from internet and according to seller’s pictures, the color of the suit was bright pink. When receiving it became to be of completely different colour.
This colour was absolutely wonderful, but I have already similar colour knit suit! I presented it in my first Fintage Fashion Show posting. Since I am not good giving up on my new buys, I have not nerve to pass it along.
My lucite purse is labelled “Florida Handbags”. I love the flying shapes of it. I also have white springolators and earrings and bracelet set by Coro.
I really like this kind of knit suits and buy them whenever they become available. I like them so much, that I bought a pile of 50’s fashion pics only about these suits. My sister-in-law had seen the pictures for sale in old bookstore of small country village and winked right away to me about them, thanks Mirkku.
Here they are, my red knit suits…
Vintage hunting has been quite difficult lately and it seems I am not the only one with these thoughts. Finding anything at all that would be interesting enough, as well as affordable, has been almost impossible for a while now, and it is has made me concerned. When flea markets are failing to provide any finds I feel like you would have to be either wealthy to be able to purchase the rare goods around the internet, or just have to be able to make everything yourself, from scratch. Altering clothes is another good option and a perfect way to recycle. But I am having a hard time even finding things to alter. I am after quality and comfort and rather picky when it comes to fibre content and I hardly ever make compromises anymore when it comes to new purchases. And what happens when you are unable to make things yourself? Lately I have been lacking energy and inspiration so much it has resulted in months of not being able to sew or knit anything new. Even the piles that need altering and mending have mostly been untouched. The spring and increasing sunlight is helping a little and at least I am starting to feel inspired again. But needless to say it could have started a lot earlier. The winter in Finland has been so incredibly dark and cold and thus also utterly depressing. Luckily I have great friends with perfect style and taste. I have bought and received some of my favourite clothes from my friends, they truly know what I like.
This outfit is no exception. The green and grey plaid jacket and plus-fours I have received from ever so lovely Ester, the tie from my good friend Flanööri and my newest vintage glasses I bought from my friend Mirva, who is a fellow vintage enthusiast and an optician. The scarf and mittens were knitted by my mother. The shirt is a made to measure one and seen in one of my previous posts. Everything else is from various flea markets, and to think of it, they were all bought at least a year ago. The knitted vest is modern and I only made it a tad slimmer and shorter. Oh, and the brogues are the ones seen here. The recession-era shopping bag is made of paper string with cardboard detailing and it seems to be something I carry with me almost every day. In fact, I have managed to find myself two identical bags, which is a rare treat and quite fortunate, knowing I am so fond of it.
Plus-fours are possibly my favourite type of trousers. This pair is made of very thick herringbone tweed.
Today I am wearing a black velvet mexican full skirt with a black velvet top which has zig-zag neckline. I’ve been looking for silver colored, hand painted and sequined mexican skirt for a long time, so I was really happy when I found it at last.
My silver metal weave purse is labelled “Dorset Rex”. It has a lucite handle and gray acrylic marble base and lid. My silver colored strap sandals are a flea market find. I also have charm bracelet and soft plastic earrings, deadstock, by Florida Fashion.
Cold winter days are still here, so it is time to have the warmest dresses out from a closet. I purchased this basic boucle wool dress from a theater flea market couple years ago. It is really warm one and comfortably soft!
In addition to that I have purple box purse, which is one of my latest purchases. I bought it from eBay a couple weeks ago. My purple strap wedges are from Etsy and fancy purple earrings are from Viva Las Vegas event.