Saturday, January 16, 2010

s/s 10 inspiration

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Today seemed unseasonably warm (for me at least) and had me dreaming of spring/summer attire. This summer I'd like a closet of white linens, lace, embroidery, high necklines, puffed sleeves, stripes, underwear as outerwear, straw hats (big hats, LOADS of hats!), lace gloves, pearl earrings and white socks. I've already begun attempting a variety of Helena B-C style up-dos but to no avail, I've ended up looking more like Bret's hair helmet (which is an accomplishment in itself I suppose). I put together a little bit of inspiration for eye-feasting below featuring some of my favourite on-screen fashions. What do you hope to have in your closet for this coming season? Who/what is inspiring you?


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i will take one of everything in this scene please.

4 girls in disguise by Turn of the Century IIEdwardian Portrait of Girl with Curls ... ca. 1900-15 by cuisle west (flickerin' out for awhile)Another wonderful example of trickmirrors by Turn of the Century IIVintage Postcard ~ Little Girl by chicks57Vintage Postcard ~ Pretty Edwardian Girl by chicks57ursulita pezoa padovani by Belle Epoque 1900sVintage Postcard ~ Little Girl by chicks57Vintage Postcard ~ Sweet Little Girl by chicks57Edwardian Girl with Teddy Bear ... ca. 1915 by cuisle west (flickerin' out for awhile)Girl with black stockings by pepandtimvintage portrait: little girls in white, from england by freeparkingVintage: Girls In White Dresses by freeparkingViola Dana (LOC) by The Library of CongressDancing School by George Eastman HouseParis Fashion (LOC) by The Library of CongressMrs. Clarence Mackay (LOC) by The Library of CongressLady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, 1809 - 1893. Writer by National Galleries of Scotland CommonsPortrait of young, bare legged girl, seated on wooden chair by Powerhouse Museum CollectionPortrait of Marie Hengelmuller and daughter by DC Public Library CommonsAlmira West Williams by nha.libraryBarbara Anne Nicholas by nha.libraryMrs. Albion Fellows Bacon (LOC) by The Library of CongressStudio portrait of three young women by Powerhouse Museum CollectionMrs. Frank Gould's girls (LOC) by The Library of CongressLucie de Souza Cardoso, 1890-1987 by Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste GulbenkianWhere the Forest Ends (cinema 1915) by New York Public LibraryGirls skipping at an athletics carnival by Powerhouse Museum CollectionChildren paddling in the sea by National Media MuseumA thousand pearls by BeautyOfThePastFront garden by lovedaylemonFound family 1 by lovedaylemonEdwardian sisters in straw hats by lovedaylemonPhotobooth girl with huge hair ribbon by lovedaylemonAmerican children wearing a lot of kit by lovedaylemonEdwardian child dressed as a pierrot by lovedaylemon






























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my own attempt with silk "puffed sleeves" and straw hat. Needs bigger hair however. Big and curly please!

30 comments:

  1. arrghhh I've wanted Helena B-C's hair in A Room with a View for years and years. I've also tried to do it... but I think I need a perm... and more hair.... of an entirely different texture... She's so hot in that movie. I love that whole look, although I have no neck so unfortunately can't do high necked things. (hehe Bret's hair helmet is hysterical!)

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  2. Ahhh! You look like Diana Barry in that last picture. I am sooo in love with AGG- watched it more times than I can remember! If you find good places for vintage attire in New York, please let me know

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  3. your photo fits in perfectly with your inspiration and with such nice colors too. kinda makes me think of a lot of those antique style photos of wendy bevan's i just got done looking at!

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  4. Lily - she is PERFECTION in ARWAV, her little mouth and giant hair with tiny hat perched atop it! In my school days I remember decorating my dayplanner with pictures of her. I was mildly infatuated.

    RoyalRevolt - Anne was my idol growing up - I even managed to convince my kindergarten teacher that my name was anne and I have my report card still with "Anne McMillan" written on it. Success! I will certainly keep you posted on any ny vintage finds, though I steer rather clear of the shops due to a rather tight budget.

    A Thought Is The Blossom - Thank you! I'm not familiar with Wendy Bevan but I will certainly check her out now!

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  5. yes yes yes! I want loads of hats as well, straw hats, derby hat, white lace hats.
    And stripes as always, a bit of a marine feeling to that. And light colours, loads of green will be in for spring I think. Chiffong dresses and ripped tees. Oh I want summer now!!

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  6. I adore that style it is so beautiful :) I actually had a dream last night that I was wearing one of those beautiful little straw hats, but it was miniature lol

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  7. Beautiful post! Have you seen Days of Heaven, directed by Terrence Malick? It's one of my favorite movies for this flavor of inspiration. As a redhead, I always had mixed feelings about Anne of GG - loved the clothes, was pissed that she wanted black hair!

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  8. i am into this. want so much white airy linen and lace. and i like you in braids!

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  9. uck I love your blog. Its so dreamy and romantic! Im going to be a frequent visitor :-) just a quik layout question tho, how do you get yout photos so big and such high quality?? I cant seem to upload any of my photos onto to blogspot that big!

    Thanks pretty lady!

    xxx

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  10. OMG Flight of the Conchords!!!! I'm an Aussie though, so they'd hate me, but I still love them ;-) haha x

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  11. love it, a rad revival of dr. quin medicine woman.

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  12. This post is so wonderful...I can't wait for spring/summer to wear pretty, delicate, feminine things. Haha, the reference to Bret's hair-helment made me giggle.

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  13. Love Room with a View.. I always end up watching those Merchant & Ivory flicks when I'm sick... for some reason they give me an enormous sense of well being :)
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  14. that valerie movie, is a trip. It's fantastic! I have never seen it, but wish I could see it in its entirety. On your new flat screen perhaps?

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  15. Lovely blog!

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  16. Such beautiful inspiration and I love your huge hat with those braids too:)

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  17. So fabulous !
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  18. i've been trying to work in more little girl influences into my work. while studying vintage styles at work, i came across a picture of a little victorian girl working in a factory, with little boots and a high neckline, her hair half up and half down. i instantly wanted to flounce about in white petticoats and tie bows into my hair. i think i may try elements of this style, just to have fun.

    thank you for sharing this inspiration!

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  19. Remember when Anne wanted a puffed-sleeve dress? "The PUFFIEST!"...

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  20. i have been wanting the entire wardrobe from Pretty Baby for so long now. love all of this!

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  21. Totally loooooooove this! I was gonna say for summer I really felt like powder pink, chiffon, nude, minimal but after seeing this I'm not so sure... Puffed sleeves are on th menu definitely!
    xx

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  22. Yeah - Picnic at Hanging Rock chic always rocks my world. I would like a jaunty boater and all I can find is pesky straw fedora's...

    Susie
    http://somethingswedid.com/

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  24. I love Howard's End, Room With A View and Anne of Green Gables! I've also been searching for a proper straw boater for years.

    http://magnoliaqueen123.blogspot.com

    p.s.- if you still need help perfecting an Edwardian hairstyle. Trying looking up 'Gibson girl' on google. I came across a step-by-step tutorial. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the exact one but if I come across it again, I'll post a link.

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  25. an amazing spring/summer wardrobe, indeed =]

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