November is coming to its final days and that means Christmas is just around the corner. This past weekend I decided to explore (again!) one of my favourite avenues in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia. And today wanted to show you a cute and elegant ensemble from Rock N Romance, one of my favourite vintage reproduction shops.
After years of lusting after this dress from The Pretty Dress Company, last month I finally treated myself. The Fatale Embroidered Black Prom Dress is the design of my dreams: I wish I could wear it everyday!
Another year passing by, and time to talk about some of your favorite posts. Because this post is about my readers. 2016 has gone by too fast, leaving great memories and collaborations behind. Here’s the list of the most popular posts from 2016.
Another week passing by, and really looking forward to the weekend and warmer weather!
How’s the week going? Mine is going to be shorter because I have a day off on Friday – just in time for the Riverside Crazy Car Hop -!
Today I am showing you all a shoot I did last week in the city. The weather was incredibly nice and I got to wear for the first time this houndstooth pencil skirt from Bettie Page Clothing. Don’t confuse the brand with Tatyana!
I got this skirt at Goldie’s Clothing 1st Vintage Market, where everyone could buy and sell vintage clothes surrounded by cool people, music and drinks. I decided to style this skirt with my new Voodoo Vixen top from Pinup Girl Clothing. Seriously, the best top ever made! And this skirt is so comfortable that I could wear it all day long!
Top & Belt – Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt – Bettie Page Clothing
Shoes – BAIT Footwear
Earrings – Desperate beatnik
Bangles – Vintage
Photos by David Durand
Have a lovely week!
Will update the blog soon with pics from the Riverside Festival xx
Last week I finally received Dita von Teese’s latest book, Your Beauty Mark. And what can I say? It’s like a Bible for vintage lovers! I decided to buy after seeing amazing reviews online and snapshots from other vintage ladies I follow on Instagram. And this book is worth the wait and the price. One of the aspects I love about Your Beauty Mark is the photo step by step tutorials. Dita herself helps the reader achieve her signature looks, and not only on hairstyling.
She presents tutorials on hair and make up, which will make it easier to try them at home. The book is focused on creating our signature look and style. With tips and information on skincare, make up, inspirational women and beauty experts, this book really does a lot for the reader. It is very encouraging and helpful for anybody willing to find their true self.
Your Beauty Mark also features interviews with inspirational people, beauty experts and it offers further information on personalities such as Max Factor. How did Classic Hollywood actresses find their signature look back in the day? You’ll learn how.
It took Dita von Teese nearly 10 years to write this book, with the help of Rose Apodaca. And it’s clear why. Your Beauty Mark features spectacular photos of the Burlesque icon in almost every page to keep the reader entertained. Plus there’s a chapter with step by step exercise routines for a fit body!
Get your copy now on Amazon! A must have for vintage girls.
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?