Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas countdown

HoHoHo out there in blogland! Sure you are in the same Christmas countdown stress as I am. So I make it short.

Saturday was time to break out and show the world what St. Nicholas aka Honey bought me: this 50s handbag made out of marbled silver Lucite and woven chrome.

The bouncer asked me, entering the club: "What the hell is that? Why you carry a thing to make meat loaf in??"


We joined the Salon Obscure, a party row for swing lovers. They had such a fantastic surreal light there... 
and we danced a lot. I missed swing dancing so much in the almost gone by busy year.

Tired and bored from all the grey turtlenecks and black coats in this season - I chose a propper summer dress with a bright roses print. It is a "70s does 40s" crepe frock, a present from Just Another Wandrobe Experience 's fleamarket stall.
I had to wear it with furry booties underneath - it's still a rainy dark December night.

  And lucite again on my 50s charm bracelet with english coins - a gift I made myself.

Hope you all have a stressfree holiday time with your family and a very dedicated Santa!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Lauren Bacall 2.0

Waahh... Do I really stroll around to kill better dressed ladies on the street? Don't worry, just kidding!

This is a "behind the scenes"- picture from the Film-Noir-Shooting by the super talented and award-winning Austrian photographer Bina Winkler. She wanted to do a tribute to the great Lauren Bacall who deceased lately. Luckily I knew the perfect beauty for our project: the lady behind the Just Another Wandrobe Experience blog. What a natural acting talent.

I did the make up&hair&styling and story&set design&lighting asisstence, used my furniture to decorate and the incredible collection of authentic clothing from the model. We had so much fun - it didn't feel like work at all.

Hope you like that movie Lauren Bacall never made ... "Deadly Lovers" in the style of 1946.

A young blonde beauty from a little village is captured in an unhappy marriage to an older and rich husband in Metropolis. She decides to get rid of him, calls the life insurance company to change the contract and tries to poison him in a hotel room after a romantic night out. But she gets caught in the act... the witness is a ganster and then she finds out that her husband is one, too. After a thrilling pursuit she kills the gangster and leaves the big city with a heart full of dreams and a suitcase full of suppressed dollars.


-please don't use this pictures without permission-

Monday, 17 November 2014

a forest full of cukes

You will see no cukes in this forest now, but there were a lot in the summertime. It's the "Spreewald" - famous for his pickled cucumbers, the beautiful little canals and the traditional costumes. A pefect place to hide from the city for a few days. We found a little house in the middle of nowhere to stay in...

spent a day in a spa and did little walks. Sadly the weather was just misty and rainy - time for the one and only autumnal jacket in the world, of course a classic Pendleton 49ers with red check.

 turban: made out of a H&M scarf mit red lips prints
jacket: Pendleton 49ers from etsy
jeans: collectif
boots: Clarks  Originals

In the nice Spreewald museum we could admire the traditional costumes with the huge hats. I like this picture of a little lady on her first day in school from the 1930s. The Sorb, the natives, still wear it proudly.

The museum even had a kind of historical train station, look at all the great dresses and suitcases.

I took place in one of the cabins, pulled my Röckl gloves on and Honey drove the steam train back to Berlin...

The only jewelery I wore was this 1950s bracelet with acorns, autumnally like fallen leaves. Hope you enjoy this season too.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

the third spring

Last weekend just another wardrobe experience and me joined the Berlin Fashion Exchange at the Postbahnhof, to be precise the Vintage part of it named "The Second Spring"

It started all well and we both built up our stalls with lots of hope, sun and good mood...

hat: 40s vintage, present from a vintage seller on a fair
dress: 50s vintage from etsy
tights: falke
The dress is made out of very soft novelty printed nylon with great violet color in it, 
so what matches better than a 40s violet brooch?

And than we waited for well-founded clients. Me behind my stall...

and just another wardrobe experience in front of hers, armed with her sweet smile...

... but there was no big business waiting for us. Everyone was out there in the sun.

After taking down everything I felt like a ghost in the big empty market hall.

I will wait for the next real spring and will do some street fleamarket than - to give my stuff a third spring.

Monday, 20 October 2014

without sorrows

We visited a place without any trouble or sorrows - of course just when you believe in the name of the park in Potsdam: SANS SOUCI. I love the palace of the former Prussian King Friedrich II. in every season. This time we did a little afternoon walk in the autumnal sun.

I wore a homemade late 40s dress that I found on the fleamarket some weeks ago, damaged but cheap. As you vintage girls out there already know, I had to invest some more: money and time for professional cleaning, going to the seamstress and find and sew on vintage buttons to replace the missing and broken ones... but it was worth it. 

dress with pockets: 40s vintage, fleamarket
belt: Vivienne of Holloway
tights: Falke
shoes: 40s vintage, ebay
box bag: 60s vintage, fleamarket

The park is full of statues in a Greek style. 
This one especially makes me think of the demanding, but tolerant, militarist and gay man, Friedrich II.  

Isn't my new 40s brooch sweet? The little letter even has a tiny stamp and some writing on it.

We walked and admired all the castles and buildings in the park until the sun went down. 
This one is called "Belvedere", so romantic!

beaded angora sweater: H&M, years ago
flower headpiece: ebay
glass bangle: 40s vintage, vintage shop

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

farewell summer

 Enjoying the autumn sun on my way to the Mauerpark fleamarket! I love my new homemade 1940s dress from etsy. Especially the fresh colours, the soft lace on the big V-collar and the rosy moonglow button.

Because the sun is not so strong anymore I had to wear tights. These are from What Katie did with pink seams and dotties. Very girly.

Sadly the holiday times are over now but we still remember beautiful Sardenia. 
Cactus pears everywhere, one of my favorite fruits. So I had to...

 top: Fornarina
shorts: Sugarshock

... do a little drawing.

 Wile our roadtrip we stayed overnight in farms or just on the beach.

 playsuit: Heyday Vintage clothing

Had time to feed cute animals...

 dress: Who killed Bambi?
headband: asos

... or just went shopping in the neighborhood.

dress: Folter Clothing
pumps: Miss L Fire

So bye bye carnation headband - welcome hats and capes!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

unexpected findings

shirt: 50s vintage, etsy
pinafore skirt:  nudeedudee via etsy, worn without the straps

What I´m staring at? An urban jungle! Found by accident on our way to an after-work sushi. The tropical temperatures we had in the last weeks in Berlin have let the plants go wild. How nice. Time to wear my original Hawaiian shirt and to dream of our upcoming holiday... 

 bangles: 50s vintage from fleamarkets exept the blue fakelite one from Thepinkbungaloo via etsy
clip ons: real tiny corals from a US vintage shop
I love the hawaiian print: hibiskus + postcards, look at the real coconut buttons!


This summer I treated myself with some Swedish Hasbeens. 
Everything I read about them before is true: they are worth every penny.

On our way back home I had an unexpected find: a 50s vintage 7'' singles holder book. I needed it because of its fancy holiday graphics. It now hosts all my David Bowie singles.

 The other day I wore another "holiday inspired" outfit in the office.  

bag: present from a friend

clip ons: 50s vintage ,
bangles: 50s vintage, fleamarket and etsy
lipstick: Lime Crime

wood sandals: Lasocki

And on my way home the next unexpected find waited for me: this sweet little ballerina from the 40s. She lives now next to the old Leichner Powder advertisement from the 40s in my bathroom. Aren't these findings the best?