Sunday, 21 August 2011

Vintage capes

Capes will be big this autumn and the fashion world ( and my) obsession with vintage is set to continue into this autumn season also, so why not combine the two?! I came across these on Etsy and Ebay today, some of these should be museum pieces they are so illustrative of their era.

1960s cape €142.66 from Jessamity on Etsy

60s orange cape €56 from MysteryMister on Etsy
Pink capelet €37.81 from SugarHiccupVintage on Etsy

 I definitely would think twice before wearing colours this in-your-face, it's a pity fashion is less daring now than 50 yrs ago. These 1970s capes and ponchos are more wearable.....

1970s cape/poncho €24.97 from YoungandUkraine on Etsy-love the colour!
1970s welsh wool cape on Ebay for €57

Tartan belted cape €36 from Mom24kids on Etsy.

I'm small and would easily be swamped so am definitely looking for a belted cape for some waist definition. Otherwise I'll just look like a big mushroom! I finally threw out my beloved tartan coat which apparently made me look like a 12 yr old according to my other half ( and I finally agreed with him), so may well get a lovely tartan cape to replace it!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Monochrome dream....

I wish wish wish I had the legs for this dress...........

ASOS Peter Pan collar dress €64.10

It would be amazing with black tights and these Feud boots which I love but which Ebay does not currently have my size in and are too pricey otherwise....

or these even more amazing Feud Breeze boots, currently down to €83.33 on ASOS....

 Sigh. Alas it is not to be!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Colour blocking tweed

I really want a fitted tweed jacket but I'm not into the English heritage look, all horsiness and functional. Tweed is such a lovely  tactile and natural fabric, I think it's a shame to consign it to being a stuffy historical material. I want something more vibrant and quirky from my tweed, which is hard to find out there. Proenza-Schouler had amazing neon tweeds for Spring/Summer but I'd like something to bring me into Autumn.

Bright tweed summer dresses from Proenza-Schouler

Paul Costelloe and Libertine are two of the few designer houses giving us beautiful bright tweeds for Autumn/Winter 2011. And Paul Costelloe's tweed was sourced in Tipperary!

Libertine A/W 2011. Such juicy colours!

Libertine A/W 2011

Paul Costelloe A/W 2011

Paul Costelloe A/W 2011

Paul Costelloe A/W 2011 -I think this is his daughter!

ASOS have some beautifully colourful House of Holland tweed pieces. I want this dress! Colour blocking and tweed in one gorgeous frock.

House of Holland £295 on ASOS
I can't find anything affordable on my usual Ebay, ASOS or highstreet shops so off to do some vintage trawls for quirky 50s and 60s tweed...............