Sonntag, 31. Januar 2016
Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2016
I haven't done this for a while, so I'm happy to share some beautiful wintery fashion inspirations from a German sewing magazine from the mid 1950s. The casual plaid outfits and the looks with leopard spotted details are my favourites - outfits I would totally take for a spin. The wiggle costume made from lace with a little fur trim is absolutly stellar, nothing I would leave the house with, but absolutely adorable!!!
Do you spot any favourites here?
Samstag, 16. Januar 2016
|1950s Studded Leather Purse ... so rockabilly!|
|Woolen 50s Jacket with fur trim | Size S-M|
|Size S-M | Italian Holiday Novelty Print Skirt|
|Coming Today ... 1950s Summer City Novelty Print Skirt | Size M|
|50s-60s Wool blend Dress In Red | Size M-L|
|SOLD in 30 Seconds ...|
|Corduroy 50s-60s Purse with wooden Handle|
|Wool Dress Late 50s, perfect for colder days | Size S|
|Adorable 1950s Velvet Wiggle Dress | Size S|
|1960s Suede Shoes | Size 38|
|1950s super soft Leather Purse|
|ArtDeco Powder Box | Never used|
|Cute1930s Velvet Purse with Bakelite Closure|
This Post was actualle written quite a while ago ... I added some fresh items to it and had to add the SOLD letters to some other beautiful pieces ...
If you like some pieces, it would be a pleasure to meet you over in my little Etsy shop
If you are in Berlin, you are welcome to ask for a personal shop appointment ...
Mittwoch, 13. Januar 2016
Samstag, 9. Januar 2016
What I wore to work a couple of days ago ... 50s wool dress: flea market, from a friend // belt: thrifted // modern vintage boots: eBay // 50s purse: flea market // 50s hat: Made In Berlin, Vintage Store // 50s-60s novelty brooch: eBay // vintage gloves: thrifted ...
Those who follow me on Instagram might know how excited I was, when I snatched up this dress from a vintage loving friend selling it on Mauerpark Flea Market a few months ago. After I wore it the first time, I decided to give it a full bath - often I give vintage dresses just a little underarm wash, to safe the fabric. My friend told me, that I could give it a cold handwash. This is what I did, I soaked it for a short while in the ice cold bathtub. When I took it out, I felt an even colder shock running through my veins ... the dress had turned into a short minidress/top thingy. I was about crying, I really thought it was ruined.
As I learned from rayon dresses, I decided a few days later to steam it. It took me three long steaming sessions - but the dress is fully back! It's as long as I got it (which is already short for a 50s dress) and I'm quite relieved and happy.
If something happens to one of your pieces, remember not to steam it as long as it's still wet, the garment has to be dry to grow back into it's former shape.
Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2016
Last year I was asked by two wonderful Ladies to do another photoshoot - since we liked the pictures of the film noir themed shoot quite a lot, we did in 2014. Back then during the shoot I was told several times (actually I was trying to look mean and evil) not to 'pull a Barbie snout'. If I rembember right this was the beginning of the Idea to do a little dark Barbie Project ...
... Luckily my adorable Ken was found pretty fast, but it took as almost the whole year to get the all of us together on just one day. This was one of the themes we shot thet day. More to come.
bina winkler, photographer
g. from in the ruins of berlin, make up, hair, setting and costumes
me as Barbie, modelling and costumes (beach: from my own collection)Basti as Ken, modelling and costumes (beach: from his own collection)