I have always like vintage clothing, particular that from the 40s and 50s when clothing was structured and fitted with sophisticated glamour the aesthetic goal designers had in mind. The Vintage and Cool event currently going on seems made for me. People were coming out of the austerity of the Thirties and the World War and the expanding economy and growing middle class allowed for a real explosion of fashion. This lovely dress from AVALE fits firmly in that tradition.
I can see Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe and a whole host of icons from the past wearing this dress. I paired it with thoroughly modern shoes from MiaMai because the key to vintage is to mix it in with a modern touch or two so it looks like fashion, not costume.
I used to always shop vintage and would literally climb head first into the bins at Ragstock back when I was in college. I saw my first flasher at a vintage store on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. I was browsing a rack of skirts and there was a guy changing in the changing room and he stepped out holding a pair of pants and wearing nothing at all and asked. He said, “is there a way to make this longer?” Not willing to give him the satisfaction, I took the pants and checked the hem and showed him there was enough to lengthen them about 1.5 inches and handed them back. He grabbed the pants, went back in the changing room and ran out of the store as fast as he could get.
I really love the extravagance of these pumps from MiaMai. I am not really big on hearts, but I make an exception when t hey are big and exaggerated and carried of with such panache.
My Slink Obsession ends tomorrow and with it ends your chance for reduced prices on these gorgeous nails. LVLE has an entire suite of mani-pedis in rich autumn colors. These have a gold strip down the center than adds a subtle luster.
My skin, hair, necklace and earrings can also be found at Vintage and Cool. The hair is a must have from Vanity Hair that is totally Bacall.
Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: Ma Vie Basics
Skin: -Belleza- Mae Pale 2 R @ Vintage and Cool
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes light Green (med)
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash –
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – XSmall L
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – XSmall R
Slink AvEnhance Feet High XS
Mani/Pedi: LVLE Gold Stripe Nails for My Slink Obsession
Hair: Vanity Hair:L.A. Confidential(MAT)-@ Vintage and Cool
Clothing: AVALE:. Victoria .Seductres @ Vintage and Cool
Shoes: MIAMAI_Love Sick-The Secret Affair- Red
[F]oil- Aged Sunset Gem Necklace Cherry
[F]oil- Sunet Gem Earring- Cherry