Wednesday, March 25, 2009

an almost fashion post

When I started this blog I intended to frequently do fashion posts, obviously though, that hasn't happened. The main reason why is because I haven't figured out how to take full body shots without a tripod and I really don't like asking members of my family to take them for me. Just recently, however, I realized I don't have to show the whole outfit. Yes, it would be preferable if I did show the whole thing, but partial is better than nothing right? I hope you think so. Anyway, I'll tell a little bit about each piece as it's show in the pictures and I hope you enjoy it.

That owl pendant is from my mom, she got it when she was a kid and didn't remember it at all, however, it's been worn plenty since I found it.
Jumper is from Lauren, (I seem to mention her in just about every post) handmade by someone, I have no idea who.

Hair bows are just scraps of cloth, actually from the lining of the sweater purse I showed a while ago. The cardigan is also from Lauren, maybe sometime I'll show you some of my clothes that DIDN'T come from her. Smile.

And this one's mostly just to show off how long my hair is and my braids, I love braids.

I thought since this was a clothing post I might as well mention my most resent fashion dilemma. Swimsuits. I'd really like to have a vintage or vintage inspired swim suit that I can actually wear and use. The problem is they are all so expensive and I can't afford even a knock-off. Regardless of my non-existent funds I decided a little window shopping/inspiration hunting couldn't hurt so I went to Glamoursurf and looked at their goods. (that's where all of these images are from) Aren't these just the sweetest things?

from the 40's (look at that little diver in the corner!)
I love the back of this one.

another 40's

Mid 50's, and here's the original advertisement.

Since all of these suits are over a hundred dollars I figured a good alternative would be to make one. I'm still on the hunt for a good pattern though, this one is also from Glamoursurf and if it was about thirty dollars cheaper it might be on the way to my house right now. Oh well, we still have a least a month before I could actually wear this and probably more before I'd have the time to make it.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week.

Love, Clara



Clara- Loved the second photo from the top. :)

Rebecca... said...

hey, if you find a good swimsuit pattern, let me know...I want to make swimsuits too! :)

Divinity Avenue said...

I love vintage swimsuits. Someday, I say, I'll have one!