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The Beauty of ‘Miss Tatiana’

Spring, the Milliners busiest season of the year. Beginning by restocking any dwindling supplies from previous months and choosing materials for current designs, a Millinery studio begins bursting with deliveries of vintage flowers, lacy netting and unshaped straw. For the start of the season, I find it the best time to pull together your best daywear ensembles and mark the months ahead with Carla … Read More The Beauty of ‘Miss Tatiana’

Femininity in Menswear

It’s a man’s world, at least in mine. When I was growing up in the early 1980s, I was surrounded in a male dominated realm which consisted of strength, masculinity, and determination. My father spent many of his days working as a diligent Engineer with my paternal grandfathers, both entrepreneurs in their established trade. One being a Folk-Art artist and the other an Electrician. … Read More Femininity in Menswear

A Gentleman’s Heart

A feminist demand of, “If men can wear this, why can’t I?” comes to mind for those with the heart of a gentleman.  German actress and style icon of the 1930s, Marlene Dietrich, contrasted such a statement with her passionate relationship with her wardrobe, both on and off the screen. Being the first Hollywood actress of her era to wear trousers in public gave … Read More A Gentleman’s Heart

The City that Knows how

As anyone who knows me is clearly aware, I adore the vintage style and history of a grand San Francisco landmark. So it comes as no surprise that such a monument of 1915 will stand as this week’s subject and backdrop. A grand memory I cherish comes from afternoon strolls through “the city that knows how,” a phrase that has over the years represented … Read More The City that Knows how

A Label of Love

A dated garment of worn materials held together with fabric and stiches confines such a beatify story of the life of two sisters, Annie & Lucy Sandoval. What better way than to capture this beauty than to transport oneself to a historic place which they once stood, 244 Lakeside Drive.Custom Vintage Bow Accented Dress (similar here)  Vintage Samsonite Luggage (similar here)  Antique Pearl & … Read More A Label of Love

Love & Elegance of a Spanish Rose with Hatitude

Sombrero ‘Sofia’ c/o Hatitude   Vintage Gown (similar here)  Vintage Ruby Red Rhinestone Earrings (similar here)  Vintage Hand-Painted Spanish Rose Fan (Josephine Barry, similar here)  Ranch Privileges Provided by The Root Family Five minutes is the duration of time it took to become smitten with Hatitude, a Canadian based luxury millinery brand founded by award-winning milliner Amparo Findlay. With an adornment of artistic flair, brought on by an … Read More Love & Elegance of a Spanish Rose with Hatitude

A Trademark of Fondest

Tatyana Secretary Pencil Dress  (similar here)  Vintage Cartwheel Hat (similar here)  Rope Pearl Necklace & Double Drop Earrings (Vintage Heirloom, Theresa Fisher, similar here & here)  Vintage Gloves (similar here)  Vintage Leather Clutch (similar here)  Kate Spade Black Patent ‘Licorice Too’ Pumps As the heat of the day radiates through the afternoon and summer slowly becoming a memory, I find this the perfect time to embrace … Read More A Trademark of Fondest

A Boudoir Allure over Chantilly Lace with Pin-Up by Cindy Lee

Pinup by Cindy Lee Chantilly Lace Pencil Dress  Vintage Rhinestone Drop Dangle Earrings (similar here)  Faux Fur Scarf (similar here)  Authentic Black Gloves (similar here)  Vintage Black Patent Clutch (J Colleen Boutique, similar here) Kate Spade NY Black Patent Pumps When Cindy Lee Founder of Pin-Up by Cindy Lee began her Ventura based garment company she started with the passion to create beautiful designs that … Read More A Boudoir Allure over Chantilly Lace with Pin-Up by Cindy Lee

A Shapely Encounter with Corsettery

When Corsettery, a luxurious corset brand originating out of Krasnodar, Russia established roots for a brand which authentically applies a historic yet modern-day sense of style. Established in Europe during the sixteenth-century women as well as a minimal amount of men have been known to garnish themselves with the reforming structure of a le corset. The corset is to date the most controversial garment … Read More A Shapely Encounter with Corsettery

Hail to Her Majesty | Cornelia James

Cornelia James, the official glove maker of choice by royal appointment and the world of fashion since 1979. With their timeless definiens style which translates to, for if not every occasion along with every sulk. There is one thing, though, that sets Cornelia James apart from adjoining competitive regal glove makers, a process which doesn’t rely on mass production. With designs which are intricately hand … Read More Hail to Her Majesty | Cornelia James

Define an Era with Vintage Affair Magazine

Vintage Fur Shrug (similar here)  Vince Camuto Pleat Front Blouse  Vintage Wool Pencil Skirt (Doris Alexander, similar here)  Vintage Navy Blue Leather Clutch (similar here)  Pearl Earrings Macy’s  Vintage White gloves Dolce Vita Woven Ankle Strap Pumps Vintage Luggage (similar here) While fashion choices had changed in the 1930’s, it fundamentally became the inspiration for a new decade. From an era that unfortunately doesn’t receive … Read More Define an Era with Vintage Affair Magazine

Crowned with Elegance | Lady Sharma

Banana Republic Sheath Dress  Theodora Gold Woven Millinery c/o Lady Sharma Hats  Vintage Beaded Earrings  Black Vintage Opera Gloves (similar here)  Gold Frame Black Leather Clutch (similar here, here & here) Coach Tamera Pointy Toe Pumps Millinery, once a necessity for all women has returned to the list of must-have accessories. Warwickshire based millinery brand Lady Sharma established in 2013 Founded by Designer, Lesley … Read More Crowned with Elegance | Lady Sharma