Freitag, 28. Oktober 2016

Getting Somewhere ...

Wearing  ... 50s blazer: Fräullein Anders Shop, Berlin // early 40s dress: thrifted years back //  40s shoes: eBay // 50s purse: flea market // 40s hat: flea market // Lauscha grape brooch: flea market

Finally my hat collection is getting somewhere. This year I really found some pieces I was longing for so badly and most of them I found this summer starting with our trip to the US. From there I send home a huge box with safely packed hats from the 40s and 50s ... most of them need a little TLC but all are wearable and unique. Shortly after our return from the States I came across a couple of late 30s hats (read here) at one of my regular sellers stall at one of my regular Sunday's flea markets - I got both for less than a song. They were kind of dirty, covered with stains - so I had to brush the dirt off both hats for hours. Now they look fine.
The next weekend we went to a big flea market in Leipzig. There I found another motherload of vintage hats that I ever wanted ... This huge black felt beret from the 40s is probably homemade and is one of them.
I have to confess, my collection got a little out of hand, and I had to cut down, as hats need to be stored with love, care and a little room. During the past months I already started to sell some of my vintage hats on my tiny Etsy Store and on the Vintage Market.  I just can't keep them all.

Montag, 24. Oktober 2016

The Hat

modern coat: traditional turkish store // 40s shrug: flea market // 40s dress: Mankii Vintage Berlin // 40s shoes: from a friend // vintage purse: flea market // late 1930s felt hat: flea market // vintage lauscha grape brooch: flea market

This late 30s hat is kind of the holy gral of hats to me. 
It's almost easy to find half hats from the 50s 'all the time' but  every kind of hat that takes more room is so hard to find  -  and so difficult to store properly. For sure these are a few reasons, why we actually find so little fancier and bigger hats from past times that many. At a special point in their exictance they got squished and deformed, if they didn't end up as moth dinner. So I'm happy asa frog to have found this one ...
Also wearing true 40s brogues, I bought from a friend who also has to deal with large wide feet ... So once in a while we swap vintage food wear. This was the first time I took tehm for a spin. Don't they go perfectly with the hat?! ... Yesterday I won a purse on eBay which I hope turns this bordeaux double into a tripple set.

Samstag, 22. Oktober 2016

So Ready For Fall - Not Me!

... 40s sweater: Antique Mall, somewhere in Oregon //50s patio skirt: Kleidermarkt, Berlin // 50s flats: from a friend // 50s wickerpurse: Pick&Weight // vitnage amber cherry brooch: flea market

Those who follow me on Instagram know that this outfit is already some weeks old ... from the time when it was still warm and lovely outside. For over two weeks now it's dark, blurry and mostly raining here in Berlin and I could bite everyone's butt who 'was so ready for fall' - including my husband. 
For sure it's nice to wear jackets again and to create new outfits - but to be true - what do I create when it's wet and chilly out. My work week was pretty coorperate, with a lot of official meetings and CEOs visiting ... So less vintage more black and white - on top of that it was raining all the time. I mostly wore the same clothes all week. It was too dark for outfit shots anyway. And who wants to soak true 50s shoes in a huge puddle ....
Whatever, I can't change it, the frustrating part of the year is here, let's see where it leads me to, probably: staying in bed forever, wake me up in March!

Samstag, 8. Oktober 2016

The Avocado Connection

blazer: Romeo Gigli, thrifted // 40s dress: Made In Berlin store // shoes: remixvintageshoes // 40s style crochet purse: Original Crochet-by-Q // 30s-40s strawhat: Rocking Chair....

When I got my already beloved Greta wedges by RemixVintge Shoes in Avocado, I faced the issue of not owning enough accessoires in this shade. Then I saw this posts on Norafinds blog about this adorable custom order 40s clamshell purse. I wrote Original Crochet-by-Q right away on Etsy and she started to gather the matching materials in this special shade between green and yellow together - which wasn't easy. I'm so excited about the result. I love it so much!

Samstag, 1. Oktober 2016