Black Friday on my Etsy shop!

Are you excited for Black Friday?
Ready to spend your savings on beautiful and cute stuff on the net?
Well here’s a treat for you all! I am offering a 15% discount on all the items displayed on my Etsy shop. 
Yes, you’ve read it well. 15% off! 
This promo will be up until Monday December 1st at 1pm (CET), so make sure to hit the site.
Use the code BFRIDAY2014 to benefit from the discount! 
Some items on sale are this beautiful 1960s Loewe Bolero, which is in perfect condition. 

Looking for another type of Bolero? Check this one from the early 1970s. It comes with a matching skirt.

There’s also this beauty, one of my favourites from the shop: a 1960s Cocktail dress with pockets! Sometimes I regret selling it though. I blogged about it some time ago. 

Review: What Katie Did suspender belt

I have wanted to do this blog post for a while now, and I think it’s time to get on it! Some months ago I purchased my first What Katie Did item. After wanting to get one for a long long long time, I finally decided to give it a try. Thanks to Instagram, where I follow a bunch of nice and stylish ladies, I got the chance to get a brand new Maitresse Suspender Belt at good price. 
So here comes my review! 
Sizing: Since all their items are made inspired in vintage lingerie and made of vintage garments, the sizing is quite stretchy. Just make sure to order your correct size according to your measurements and there will be no worries! This suspender belt has to go stretched on your hips, so if you are torn between two sizes, grab the smallest! 
Material: Made of vintage style satin, this suspender (or garter belt) is to die for. It embraces your curves and it feels like you’re wearing nothing, it is super comfortable! 
Styling: Designed with 2 extra straps, this glamorous item is a must for vintage ladies. I style it with some stockings (the ones sold at H&M go well and are super cheap) and a pencil skirt, or even a long 1940s swing skirt. The longer the skirt is, the sexier I feel when uncovering “my surprise” 😀 That’s my personal motto in terms of style: “Stay classy outside and be sassy inside”.
After rating this beauty with a 5 out of 5, I am really looking forward to purchase more items from WKD. Have you seen their bullet bras and corsets? Take a look here
Do you have anything from What Katie Did? Or If you haven’t, what would you get from them? 

After Summer Cruising

Hello lovelies!
On Saturday I went to my first vintage car cruise, the Cruisin’ After Summer, which held its 5th edition. It is an event focused on modified and Kustom cars and motorcycles from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
We hit the road at 10AM in the morning and arrived at the restaurant at 1PM. The cruise consisted in approximately 80KM enjoying the views of central Catalonia as well as traveling back in time while on the road with those vintage beauties.
I couldn’t help but fall in love with this stunning Cadillac from the early 50s. Isn’t it beautiful? Gosh, I’d kill to own one like that! My second favorite from the cruise was an Oldsmobile from the 50s as well.
Apart from American Cars, there was also a Volkswagen and other European beauties, as well as  motorcycles.
I am really looking forward to go to other events and meet vintage car enthusiasts, it is really cool!

What I Wore
Skirt from Hell Bunny
Dolores Top from Collectif Clothing
Cardigan from Banned Clothing
Shoes from a local shop in Barcelona
Have a great start of the week, folks! x

Leopard print outfit + £5 Etsy voucher!

Hello dears, I haven’t done an outfit post in months. A decent one, I mean. Photos taken with my iPhone don’t count as one, haha. So you’ll have to excuse the low quality of the pics again, sorry!
I’m sharing with you the outfit I wore the other day for a friends birthday party in downtown Barcelona. We went out for dinner, grabbed a few drinks and then went to a disco. I didn’t enjoy the music played there, but at least I laughed a bit with my pals.
I must admit I love how my hair turned out, doesn’t it look great? I feel I have finally found the perfect style for myself: the 1950s pin up look. Although I’ve always been a Soul girl and since I was a little girl I got into the Mod scene (thanks Dad!), I feel more comfortable embracing the 50s look. Well, to be honest I also took inspiration from my one of my Classic Hollywood favourites, the stunning Joan Crawford pictured below in the 1930s. I love how she rocked the vamp look.

By the way, If you are looking for cool garments or stuff online, make sure to benefit from this £5 Etsy voucher off your first purchase! Yes, it is a discount for those of you who have never bought on Etsy before! So if you are a newbie…go for it! Etsy is an online platform to buy and sell, specialised in vintage and handmade items.

Good luck! & remember I’m selling some vintage beauties on my Etsy shop. Com say hi!

Friday Inspiration: Brigitte Bardot

One of my ultimate inspirations is the singer and actress Brigitte Bardot, who turns 80 this month. She was discovered young, during her teens, and soon became an European star in french films during the 50s and the 60s. She refused to go to Hollywood, and after becoming a sex icon in the mid 60s due to her romance with singer Serge Gainsbourg, she retired from the Film industry. From that moment until present, she dedicates her entire life to animal rights. She also founded a fundraising association to defend animals worldwide. She refused to age through the lens, and decided to dedicate all her power and influence to those who suffer the most: animals.

If you want to get into her filmography, make sure to check And God Created Woman and Le Mépris, probably her most popular films.

Alberto Vargas and the pin up world

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As you may have noticed, I am an art nerd. I’ve always loved visiting museums and wandering through art galleries, just for the fun of it. Art gives me power and brings me happiness. When I first got into vintage, way back in my teens, I discovered the beautiful illustrations made by artists such as Gil Elvgren, Jon Whitcomb and Alberto Vargas. They have inspired me so much since I was a weird teenager interested in old things rather than dating boys and partying, and I owe this to my grandma, who used to collect illustrations. 

Alberto Vargas (1896-1982) was a Peruvian artist who became famous due to his pin up illustrations in the 1940s. His type of illustrating young women would be soon coin the term “Vargas Girls”, because of his type of creative work and palette of colours. He also illustrated celebrities from the era and made several collaborations with magazines, such as Esquire and Playboy. I love the design of his pin up girls: very neat, simple but detailed at the same time.

Have a great week! x

Favourite Redheads

Hello lovelies! How’s it going?
I will become a redhead in the next few days and lately I have been seeking for inspiration to get the perfect tone. Since I was a little girl I have dreamt of becoming one, but never were brave enough to try it. So just to let you know that you will no longer see the light brown haired girl on here 😉
Although I am officially on holidays and I have free time for myself, I won’t be posting on here that often. I need to settle up my life right now and start the official preparations for my Etsy shop, which will be up soon. (Excuse the delay!)

The first time I started my obsession with ginger people was when I read the Harry Potter books. I have been a nerd all my life, you see. I wanted to be a Weasley and be different from other people. Later on, my passion for red haired people would increase with Mad Men, which has become my favorite tv show and one of the reasons why I got into vintage. From the very first moment I saw the stunning Christina Hendricks on screen I knew I had to be like her. Not only her curvy shape encouraged me to feel confident about my body, so did her hair, which inspired me so much.
I could name many other actresses and movie stars that have inspired me through my life, and many of them had/have read hair: Maureen O’Hara, Ann-Margret, Joan Crawford and Clara Bow, to name just a few.
Red hair has always been associated with passion, romanticism and sexuality, three aspects that are key in women. Classic Hollywood starlets with red hair often portrayed adventurous and provocative women, while brunettes and blondes would be seen as naive, virginal or cold blooded. Luckily those stereotypes have changed in film industry.

So who’s your favorite redhead?


Friday inspiration: Ann-Margret

She is probably one of the most beautiful redheads from the big screen. I didn’t know much about her until I saw her on a Mad Men episode. She definitely caught my attention, and Don Draper’s as well.
Ann-Margret is a singer and actress born in Sweden that at earlier age moved to the US, where she would start a successful career. Although she first wanted to be a singer, her voice didn’t convince music producers, so she soon appeared on the big screen.
She became a sex icon after starring with Elvis Presley in Viva las Vegas, where they both heat up the screen. If you haven’t seen the film, you’re terribly late. Look at those moves…they sure became more than friends! 😉

She explored her sexy side, and despite her short height, she became a sex symbol of the decade. Her red hair is now iconic, as well as her appreciation for animals.
Have a great weekend! x

I’m a Hula Girl

Aloha! Pehea ‘oukou?

I’m fine, let’s just say. Really looking forward to the end of July so that I can enjoy my holidays in the sun, although I dislike sunbathing. At least I will be able to rest a bit, get some sleep and spend time with my friends without rushing.

I have wanted to write this post for a long time, but I thought It would suit better in July or August, so here it comes.
Many 1950s and 1960s fanatics are really into the Hawaiian and Tiki scene. As an European and coming from a country with lots of prejudice and closemindness, this is quite hard to adopt, but not impossible. I love 1940s and 1950s photographs from young couples wearing their tiki garments in the US. The fascination for tropical scenarios and traditions began in the 1940s, shortly after WWII. And since then, tropical flowers, tiki statues and surf sounds can be seen (and heard) all around the world.
I have owned this amazing vintage romper since last year, when I travelled across southern USA. I fell in love from the very first moment I saw it; I knew it had to be mine. & moreover, it is a vintage garment from the 60s! 🙂

By the way, If you’re into 50s inspired music bands, check The Hula Girls. They play rock and roll, surf and tiki music, so feel free to give them a try. You won’t regret it, I promise! Turn the volume up and sing with me: Hawaii…is not that far away!

What I’m wearing:
Vintage Romper from Ragdoll NOLA
Shoes from Charo Fernandez
Hair and Make Up by me

Bathing Beauties through decades

It’s really getting so hot in here. Especially if you live near the beach, which is my case. Summer is that time of the year when you just want to look cute and comfy at the same time wearing dresses and colorful skirts. And what about the swimwear?
I am presenting you all a new series of blog posts about bathing beauties through history. Every week I’ll be posting inspirational photos from the past, each week centered on a specific decade. 

This week I am showing you some of pics of beach life in the 1910s.
As you can see on the photographs, in the early 1910s women used to wear large suits that covered their bodies, but later swimsuits were modernized and more daring, especially on young girls, who would coin the term “flapper” later in the 1920s.