Fintage Fashion Show: Green chiffon dress

A little something I wore to my dear friends wedding the other week. It was a hot and humid day and I finally had the opportunity to wear this early 1930s style reproduction dress I found at a vintage fair in London well over a year ago. The 30s shoes are Finnish made. I’ve been growing my hair for nine months or so now and it is getting a bit long, so I’m not doing pin curls and waves for my 20s-30s looks anymore. I have waves on the sides and just roll the ends up or something similar.

I hope the pictures speak for themselves (the dress is so pretty and the fit is perfect – not something I’m used to with modern made clothes).

Hope you’ve all had a lovely summer!

Marianne xx

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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Fintage Fashion Show: Swiss Dot dress

I bought this 1930s white and green Swiss Dot dress probably well over a year ago but just recently came across it in my wardrobe and have been wearing it for the first time the past couple of days now. The light colour and sheer fabric are perfect right now as it is quite hot and sunny in Finland. The shoes are a pair of modern dancing shoes I found from a flea market a few years back.

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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Fintage Fashion Show: Timeless and casual

Just a couple of my favourite casual outfits from the last two weeks – rather timeless, easy and effortless. I have also been growing my hair for about six months or so now.

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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Fintage Fashion Show: 1920s coat

Last weekend I received some more photos from darling Anna Smolina with whom I had a little photo shoot back in November.

This wool coat is something I found on eBay last summer. The original fur collar had been removed so I replaced it with some fake fur. The coat has seen its better days and is by no means without imperfections – but some of the best things are, really. I have wanted something like this for a long time and it was by far my favourite coat last autumn and winter. The silk lining is now in poor shape and needs to be replaced next. The hat was a very simple 1960s one – I just completely reshaped it to look more like a late 1920s/early 1930s cloche. The gloves are from Old Touch – my favourite vintage shop in Stockholm and the 1930s shoes were actually made in my hometown by a shoe factory called Attila Oy.

Don’t you just love the details on these? I couldn’t help but gasp as I was taking a photo of all of them together and the lighting perfectly brought out every single stitch – stunning! The attention to detail, amazing craftsmanship and quality are really what make one fall in love with certain vintage pieces.

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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Fintage Fashion Show: News!

Hi, it’s been a while from my last postings! I took a long break from Fintage Fashion Show and now I come back with the news. During the break I have set up my own vintage blog! My new blog called The Lucky Bubbles, which works out mainly like Fintage Fashion Show as an outfit diary, but there I take some freedom to present other things and happenings about a life with vintage styles. You are welcome to join me!

You will find my blog here: The Lucky Bubbles

Hei pitkästä aikaa! Olen pitänyt taukoa Fintage Fashion Show’sta ja palaankin nyt takaisin uutisten kanssa. Olen nimittäin perustanut oman vintageblogin! Uusi, The Lucky Bubbles niminen blogini toimii pääasiassa Fintage Fashion Show’n tapaan asupäiväkirjana, mutta Fashion Show’sta poiketen otan vapauden silloin tällöin esitellä blogissani omien asujen lisäksi muitakin asioita elämästä vintagen kanssa. Tervetuloa mukaan!

Löydät blogini siis täältä: The Lucky Bubbles

The outfit I am presenting this time is from last fall’s Rock ’n’ Roll Night event in Hyvinkää (small town nearby Helsinki, Finland). In the evening I was wearing a spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs printed cotton dress. On the dress was rhinestone decorated bodice, so I chose for handbag Florida Handbags labelled Lucite handbag that has also some rhinestone decoration and blue vinyl sandals. More about this outfit and night you can read on my new blog.

Tämänkertainen asu on viime syksyltä Hyvinkään Rock ’n’ roll Night -tapahtumasta, jossa olin pukeutunut pata-, hertta-, ruutu- ja ristiprinttiseen mekkoon. Mekossa oli tekojalokivikoristeltu etumus, joten valitsin laukuksi Florida Handbagsin myös tekojalokivikoristellun lusiittilaukun ja siniset vinyylisandaalit. Tästäkin asusta voit lukea lisää oman blogini puolelta.

Bubble

Dressing in vintage clothing is part of my lifestyle, which is due to my love of music from 1940s to 60s era. Almost all my vintage items date back to 50s and early 60s (small part is already from 40s). In this blog I shall only present vintage items (unless specially noted). Besides collecting vintage items, I love going to parties in good company and having looong hot rod car runs. I will post every other Friday (even numbered week). I hope my outfits will delight you or even better inspire you! By the way, I am not in the Facebook, so I can not comment on those messages. Messages left via Facebook are of course welcome, but I will not be able to comment them in these circumstances. IN FINNISH: Vintage-pukeutuminen on osa elämäntapaani, joka on seurausta rakkaudestani 1940 - 1960-luvun musiikkiin. Lähes kaikki vintageni on 50-luvulta ja 60-luvun alusta (pieni osa on jo 40-luvulta). Tässä blogissa esittelen ainoastaan vintage-tavaroita (ellei toisin mainita). Vintage-keräilyn lisäksi tykkään käydä juhlimassa hyvässä seurassa sekä tehdä pitkiä hot rod -ajeluja. Postaan aina parillisen viikon perjantaina. Toivon, että asuni ilahduttavat, tai vielä parempi, inspiroivat sinua! Muuten, en ole Facebookissa, joten en voi kommentoida Facebookin kautta jätettyjä viestejä. Facebookin kautta jätetyt kommentit ovat tietenkin tervetulleita, mutta en pysty vastaamaan niihin.

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Fintage Fashion Show: Burgundy 1930s evening gown

The darkness of winter has once again resulted in lack of inspiration when it comes to style, and this inevitably led to a quiet patch in my outfit posts. But I do have some newly made/purchased ensembles and lots of old rags still to share with you lovelies.

Yet another evening gown, my apologies. But I have some cool new photos I could not wait to post. The first two images are again by brilliant Atelieri O. Haapala and the next five by my talented friend Anna Smolina. In the last image you can see just how pretty the cut of the bodice is. It looks identical from the back but the neckline is a little bit lower, looks nice when worn with a dress clip.

I bought this gown at a vintage fair in London last spring. It is one of those dresses that are so easy and comfortable to wear, and since the material is very solid and forgiving, it is the perfect choice when travelling or for those wild nights out. The dress is cut on the bias and for the sleeves they used the reverse side of the fabric – looks very subtle but makes all the difference. That huge flower was attached to the bodice (right in the center at the neckline) and to me it didn’t really compliment the elegance of the dress. I don’t know whether it is original to the dress, but the silk is shredding quite a bit so it seems to be rather old. It makes a great fascinator though.

Oh and hey, my interview was featured in the latest Art Deco themed issue of Glory Days – a fantastic vintage magazine from New Zealand, so please have a look. xx

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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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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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.

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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Fintage Fashion Show: Black Capri Pants

At the end of October Gizzelle and Carlos & the Bandidos performed in Finland, so I decided to put on my own ”bandida” outfit with little sombrero, peasant top and mexican style capri pants.
I bought the pants at Oilers fleamarket last May. I watched them all day, but I didn’t try them on, because I thought they wouldn’t fit. Since nobody bought them I decided to try my luck, and for my surprise I was able to put them on, even though they are a bit tight for me on waist.

Little sombrero is from the antique mall in Memphis, peasant top is from Viva las Vegas, purse is from second hand shop in London, bracelets are made by me.

Chatja

I've been in 50's scene since mid 90's. I started by listening music of that era and soon I got interested in clothing and everything else that includes fifties culture, and forties too. But still music is number one for me! I mix vintage, repros and new clothes, yet I prefer vintage.

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Fintage Fashion Show: Green sheath dress

A couple of weeks ago I went to a 1950s themed evening party held at the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. The theme was in fact “the long 1950s” so the dress code included late forties and early sixties. I went for this early sixties look and chose a little woollen number and accessorized with grey and off-white.

I made this dress a few years back, using a vintage pattern. I had not been wearing it in ages but after the event it has been in occasional casual wear along with a felt coat and a bag which belonged to either my late aunt or my grandmother. The cardigan is from lovely Ester.

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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