söndag 19 oktober 2014

So, as you know, I have a love for vintage lingerie, undergarments and swimsuits. This is a maillot, once used by the Opera in Stockholm. The word maillot comes from the french word maille. It was founded under the 1800:s for the the undergarments that the dancers and showgirls at the opera house used on stage. 

I really adore this one cause it straps is like suspenders, attached with delicate buttons. The hat is also a vintage find, made in lovely wool! 

onsdag 15 oktober 2014

Today was a great day. After a long cold I finally got out to see the leaf falling in the beautiful weather. So it did rain, but it did not matter. Cause who can't enjoy these colors, no matter the rain?

As you might guess - I am a fan of tweed. Not only cause it is such a classic fabric but also cause it often keeps me warm. 

The lovely cape was a great found at the sale at Kungliga Operan in Sweden. It is hand sewn for one of their operas and it cost me 10 dollars. Now, that is sick.

The grandpa pants are also tweed, a find from when Beyond Retro had its crazy sale last winter. It cost me like 4 dollars (I was in heaven). The tweed jacket is part of a lovely vintage suit with a matching high waist skirt. I bought that one on Blocket.se, for maybe 8 dollars. And then we have these brown leather boots, which I adore. Those ones I found at the touring flea market On the flea, in Stockholm.

And oh, the hat. It was also a find at Kungliga Operan. Hand made, and such a dramatic piece. The autumn is saved. 

fredag 10 oktober 2014

So here you see something that I completely fell in love with. As the vintage sequin body that I showed you earlier, this is also a vintage find from Kungliga Operan in Stockholm, the opera house. It is a beautiful, well sewn top, inspired by the clown Pierrot (one of my personal favorites).

When we were leaving the vintage costume sale at the opera house, I just happened to go by this one. And it took my breath away. The cotton fabric is so perfectly shaped, the age is so charming. And then, hanging besides this one, a matching Pierrot costume for a boy appeared. I could not help myself. I bought both of them.

So this costume came with a lovely skirt. But once more I could not help myself while trying it on at home. I put on one skirt, then two, then double that. Underneath it here is five vintage skirts. One from a flea market, one from a vintage market in Hollywood, one from my mother and one is a vintage tutu for some volume.

Hope you like it, kids.

Photo: Michaela Lindén and Sara Herrlander.

onsdag 1 oktober 2014

Gosh, let me tell you about the most amazing sale ever.

As you might have noticed, I have a thing for vintage theater costumes. So the Opera in Stockholm, founded 1773, had to sell out some of their clothing a couple of weeks ago. I am talking about vintage clothing that have been on stage for real. They only have sales like these ones every fifth year or so - and this one was the biggest yet.

In my imagination I thought the pieces would go for about 100 dollar each. So I said to my friend that I will buy one costume but I would be prepared to pay for it. 

Turns out it was cheap. Turns out this vintage showgirl piece cost 5 dollars. Turns out I bought bags and bags of vintage clothing.

My gosh! I will put up more pictures soon and you will see all of them. I am so in love. See more from the sale here!

And the feather in these pictures, is a rare headpiece from the 1920:s. Such a lovely, fragile thing. To think it has survived so many years, it makes me shiver.