Monday, 25 May 2009

Lady Noir

or a story of a bag


I didn't post these pictures before, but I think they are quite relevant now, as you can understand that even in Paris we were already in a vintage mood:

Searching for vintage treasures at Porte de Vanves Flea Market:

I didn't buy anything but I kinda regret I didn't go for this hat.

Hats are great. The more I wear them, the more I like the way they change my entire look. I can change from an ordinary and a very simple outfit into something special simply by adding a hat.

Nice, isn't it?
This is how I gonna look like in 30 years time when I will be selling all vintage treasures I am gathering now.

Friday, 22 May 2009


Nothing to add here, just enjoy:

That should certainly keep me busy for the rest of the weekend, how about you?

Monday, 11 May 2009


The big Film Noir party is near, and everybody is asking about some outfit suggestions. I could go on with my inspirations forever, especially, that I keep watching Noir movies almost every day now :)

How about this one:

Or this one:

For more inspirations, check out this website:
It's great, although it could be more trustworthy. Some actresses suspiciously change their faces, i.e. if you look at Joan Collins, you will see a variety of 'her' faces! Some much nicer than others ;) BTW do you have the same problem with her? She's so much 'Dynasty' for me that even her older pictures seem like a part of the same story.
Speaking of 40s, I am a great fan of this silhouette. And I promised myself to make and wear more of this style dresses and skirts.

Here are some of my favourites to come:

Jaroszewska's collection inspired by 40s


Karen Elson wearing Marni skirt:

And, of course, Dita:

Love that hat!

And the last picture, slightly different style, same silhouette:

taken from this website:
I'm out of words for his work.

Watch this space, as I am all crazy about 40s now. And it's gonna be more of them from now on :)

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Purple challenge, part 2

I am sorry for not posting lately. I was busy changing the first digit of my age quantifier. We celebrated this big day in Paris doing lots of fun things, among others cycling all over the city. I think I'm gonna dedicate a separate post to this cycling experience, because it was totally awesome.

But now, the promised finale of the big purple challenge.

To refresh your memories, the purple top in a different setting - a more formal and work compatible version:

And finally, I have the pleasure to present my new purple dress (formerly the bottom of the big purple dress). Hope you like it.

I must admit, I love it. It catches people's attention wherever I go. I got a flower once from a guy on the street who said that he had to give me the flower to match the dress :)
And the most important thing - it's soooo comfy that I have to stop myself from wearing it every day.