Sonntag, 18. Januar 2015

Modern vs. Vintage





this is what i wore to today's stroll over the two flea markets in the new neighbourhood. leopard spots on the coat and abstract dots on the dress ... new coat: miss candyfloss // early 50s waffle pique dress: mauer park flea market (from the lady from glencheck store berlin) // cardi: h&m // vintage belt: thrifted // boots: flea market // 40s-50s purse: flea market // vintage hat: thrifted // 60s gloves: thrifted // 50s-60s novelty pin: ebay ...

sadly the birthday hubby is sick, so i had to visit the flea markets on my own ... and had to leave the mourning birthday man at home. a few nice things crossed my way and i took them home. propably you will see them soon ...

i got this miss candyfloss coat from top vintage, when it was on 50% off last week. i like the designs of  miss candyfloss but never dared to purchase a piece before. i have to say, i still struggle a little bit with this coat. i really like the design and fit but i was a little dissapionted when i notices the materials ... so vintage the design - so modern the fabrics. the coat is made from fleece and the leopard fur doesn't seem to be too great quality. i'm fine for spending almost a 100€ on it but i would have been sad paying the original price (double)!
i'm eyeing with some dresses for a while now ... even if i prefer true vintage clothes and great old fashioned satorial work to modern materials, i like to have something easy to clean once in a while ... what is your experience with miss candyfloss?

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Kommentare:

Jamie Rose D. hat gesagt…

That's sad that the quality of the fabric isn't what you expected. I really love how the coat looks! The fur sleeves and collar are so cute. I also really like the pattern on your dress. Such a gorgeous piece!

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atomicredhead.com hat gesagt…

I completely understand what you mean about new clothing and the fabrics! That is one of the reasons I hardly buy new! The fabric is so often some sort of polyester and doesn't breathe!! Or it pills up after just a few wears!

I have to say I have not even heard of Miss Candyfloss, but I will check it out!

xoxo
-Janey

Doris Button hat gesagt…

Ich kenne Miss Candyfloss nur vom "Sehen", wenn ich mir die Angebote der Repro-Brands anschaue. Ein Grund, weshalb ich mich selten zu einem Kauf überwinden kann, ist die Verwendung von meist eher "billigen" Materialien, die oft die Preise (sofern die Sachen nicht im Ausverkauf erstanden werden) nicht wirklich rechtfertigen. Ich bin gerne bereit, für tolle Repro-Modelle in dezenter Qualität einen Preis zu zahlen, wenn dafür dann die Ware auch viele Jahre hält. Trotzdem sieht der Mantel hübsch aus, und wenn Du ihn günstig bekommen hast, ist sicher auch das Material akzeptabel. :-)
Das Jäckchen ist sehr hübsch!

Rosy hat gesagt…

You have magnificent garments in your wardrobe, dear Lady. That coat stole my heart .... I need to ask a question you, but I do not find your email address, please can you help me it? My one is coutureatelier23@gmail.com

peaches mcginty hat gesagt…

The coat does look quite lovely though, I hadn't heard of miss candyfloss, I may have a look see though - Hope hubby is feeling better x x x

Jessica hat gesagt…

That's always my issue when I'm looking at reproduction versus vintage - the style may be there, and sometimes it's a bit easier to wear and clean, but a lot of the time of quality just isn't as nice. But you look really lovely, and I'd say the coat is a pretty great buy for the price.

Ellone hat gesagt…

I know what you mean about new clothes having a lesser quality! I have experienced that quite a lot these past few years.
You look absolutely wonderful by the way! I love that coat so much!

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Ladan Ladanu hat gesagt…

I note this issue with lots of repo, but coats are the worst. They cost of wool fabric is probably way to high these days but fleece? I guess it will wash rather than dry clean. I saw a lady's collectif coat the other day and while being a stunning it was very fuzzy from wear. On the other hand I found a 60 year old coat the other day and it was riddle with moth holes (the bottom part especially so I cut it a little shorter) but the fabric and cut were so great I had to buy it and then spend days on fixing it. I love it so it's worth it and that's al that matters with anything, be it repro or vintage.

wardrobeexperience hat gesagt…

thanks girls, it is very interesting to read about your experiences with repro items ... :)

Pink Haired Princess hat gesagt…

Pity the coat fabric wasn't as expected, it looks stunning though.

Jessica Cangiano hat gesagt…

I've never purchased or received anything from this brand, so I can't comment on it personally (I'll be sure to let you know if that ever changes). It's a beautiful coat and I think it looks awesome on you, but that is a pity about the quality not being as up to snuff as you would have liked. One encounters that time and time again in the fashion world these days.

♥ Jessica

Rhia hat gesagt…

As a seamstress I am always gutted when I see bad materials used in otherwise nice garment. On the other hand I understand the demand of keeping the costs down, but on the other hand it's failure in design to use poor materials.
Anyways, the coat looks lovely on you. Let's hope it fills your expectations.

Rosy hat gesagt…

It's time to vote on Share in Style, dear friend.

Miss Twinkle hat gesagt…

Ein schwieriges Thema, aber ich gebe dir zu 100% Recht! Gerade Miss Candyfloss ist doch recht teuer und dafür stimmt die Qualität häufig einfach nicht. Ich habe zwei Kleider von der Marke. Eins ist wunderschön, aus einem dicken Stoff und super verarbeitet. Das andere ist schon im Saum schief und auch sehr dünn vom Stoff.
Mein aktueller Mantel ist von Hell Bunny und mit 80 Euro Normalpreis um einiges günstiger als z.B. Miss Canydfloss, von der Qualität aber nicht wirklich schlechter. Natürlich werden Originalstücke bei weitem besser sein. Mein Problem ist nur immer, dass ich selbst nicht nähen kann und die wenigsten Stücke auf anhieb passen. Deshalb bevorzuge ich doch Repro-Klamotten, weil ich da doch Farbe und Größe aussuchen kann.

Kezzie hat gesagt…

Your hat, coat and dress look beautiful!!! I totally know what you mean about new fabrics. It's such a disappointment when you have a beautiful garment made of something horrid. I frequently see gorgeous blouses made from nasty viscose or polyester which I dislike compared to cotton.
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The Style Crone hat gesagt…

Your coat is a stunner! Too bad about the materials; I have not tried reproductions, so it's interesting to hear your perceptions.

You hat is spectacular, as usual. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!