måndag 23 december 2013

It is the day before Christmas eve and I wanted to show you some Christmas goods. 

The black sculpted hat is typical for the 1940:s and 1950:s. To make it hold on to your head you don't need any good balance, but you do need hat pins. On the top picture you can see how the hat have a lining inside where you can stick the hat pin. It goes through the fabric, in your hairdo and then back out again. The tricky part is that you won't see what you are doing, but you will get used to it. And the positive thing is that hat pins are gorgeous little things! This one I got from my great grandmother Annie. You can see her here. (She was such a sucker for masquerades).

The hat was a Christmas present from my boyfriend, together with the dark velvet gloves. They are so smooth and thin. I would guess that they date back from the same period as the hat.

The dress is an actual ballet dress. I had a craving for it when I was 16, and I am still glad that I bought it!

Merry Christmas, for you who celebrate! 
And you who don't, have a great week!

lördag 14 december 2013

Here are two favorite pieces from my vintage lingerie collection. 

First is a pair of 1930:s silk shorts. They are a true wonder! The label with the former owners name is still stitched on it: "Vera Bolinder". They have the cutest pattern with small flowers and a tight waist that closes with two buttons on each side. The length is to the beginning of the thigh. It's not often you find a 1930:s piece, and I got my hand on them at an antique fair last winter in Stockholm. I have shown them here before.

Then we have the classic vintage bra with visible seams. It also has delicate lace and no shoulder straps, which I love. This kind came to town in the 1930:s. As a soft filler they used sand, which you can still notice when you have been holding one in your hand. They are quite rare, especially if you want to find one that fits you and is still in good condition. So if you don't feel like going looking for a vintage one you can still make them yourself. On Va-Voom Vintage you will find great instructions on how to do it yourself! 

I was lucky when I opened an old suitcase at another vintage fair and found some laying around and for a remarkable price. I think I paid like 5 dollars, in vintage boutiques you may find them for 20 dollars or more. 

tisdag 3 december 2013

This weekend featured one of my favorite flea markets the Megaloppis in Solna - and what is better to wear than something that I found there last spring! 

This is a 1950:s dress in mint condition. The brand 'Sun Fashions of Hawaii' started to produce clothes in the 1940:s, and you can still find a lot of their 1960:s and 1970:s dresses on the net. It sure was true luck for me, the man who sold it wanted only 5 dollars (I mean common!). So I bought it quickly and when I got home and tried it on it was a perfect fit. 

Underneath it I wear a tutu skirt and a 1950:s bullet bra, just to enhance the silhouette. You can actually see the tutu skirt on the second picture, it was also a flea market find some years ago. If you are looking for vintage silhouette I truly recommend to be on the look out for bullet bras, they can make a simple turtleneck look like a 1950:s wonder.

I found a lot of things to my liking this time too - like this print on a college sweater: 

lördag 30 november 2013

This weekend it is time for flea market finds! Solnahallen Megaloppis, a flea market in Solna in Sweden, is this weekend. I was there today and found a lot of awesome clothes! They also have a lot of collectors items, tin jars from the 50:s, 60:s and 70:s and all you can want. Be sure to go if you are close to Stockholm tomorrow. You can find more information here. The most precious item on this look was bought there!

Yes, it is this cap, a rare working cap from the 1920:s. It is in brown leather and it has had it's wear and tear by the years gone by, as it should have. I was so fascinated when I found it at the flea market some years ago. You have seen the type of cap on many pictures, one of the famous ones is 'Lunch atop a Skyscraper' from 1932. But I had never before seen one in real life. To think it has been saved for so many years.    

Another oldie is the white 'grandpa' sweater. It is a piece of underclothing from the beginning of the 1900:s sometime. What calls out for me the most was the sticker that said "10 år" ("10 years") that still was on it. So it was for ten year olds, but it has the perfect fit. I am very careful with it. I found that one on a antique fair in Stockholm.

The brown leather jacket is also for kids really. I found it on a flea market in Täby last summer and thought I could save it if I couldn't have it - but now it is one of my favorite leather jackets! It is so rustic in a way. 

The shorts are also a find. A thrift store sold out some clothes and I could buy them for 3 dollars, and later found out that they are made in like angora and wool. Super warm and super soft.

Photographer: Michaela Lindén

lördag 23 november 2013

This a vintage negligé that I found at a flea market last summer. There is just something about a baby doll shaped dress that lures me. And I love the soft lace on the lining. 

The water shoot is shot in the sea, the other one by a flood bank. I really enjoyed this shoot, it is always a challenge in waves (not to mention the amount of water that floods in your ears). 

onsdag 13 november 2013

This sheer skirt is such a treat. My mother found it in London but had a hard time wearing the color. I, on the other hand, love the vintage turquoise. It reminds me of the paint and wallpaper in old cottages in the countryside.

The vintage corset is the same one as in the post from October. I bought it on the vintage fair Bakåtframåt this autumn.  It is a 1950:s corset that just frills me! I paid around 15 dollars for it, after some bargain was made.

lördag 9 november 2013

 Here is a white treasure that I found on Megaloppisen this year. Gosh, I found like three bags full of clothes last time I was there. It is a flea market in Sweden, close to Stockholm. And guess what kids, one is coming up! On 30th November and 1st December!! Don't miss it if you are here! And they have more stuff than just clothes. Look at what I found last time: 

söndag 3 november 2013

This skirt was a lucky find. When I was at a flea market a man just threw out some clothes on the ground in front of him. The skirt didn't look much to the world at the time, so I offered him 1 dollar for it. And now it is my favorite autumn skirt!

The beret some of you have already seen, and that is because it is super useful now in this type of year. It is a woolen beret bought on a flea market in Täby (the one I mention all the time - Galoppisen). The lace top is really a lace body, also a found for 1 dollar on a flea market last year.

tisdag 29 oktober 2013

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons for sure. The nature just seem to have a second breath of beauty before it burns out and get to sleep until spring.

I am really enjoying this vintage corset. I love the neckline and silhouette of it. It reminds a bit of the Victorian era. Of course it is not that old, this corset is from around the 1950:s (not too bad) and has a gorgeous lace in front. I bought it at Stockholm's vintage fair this year. That fair is over for this year but if you are in Stockholm you should pass by the vintage market Bruno which is open every sunday until 22 december!