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The visor hat…in or out?

What to say? I already told you that crinoline is a big hit this season (see post). In that regard, I will just add that if it is sheer it’s even better. I also already told you that this season, you can be wild with your sneakers and wear them with the less predictable thing in your wardrobe (see post). What left to talk about regarding this look?

One thing! VISOR HATS ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is the Marni one, the DKNY one, the Chanel one, Balenciaga one, the Marc Jacobs one, the McQueen & Hussein Chalayan one. Finally, there is my thrifted one, which was totally worth a 2,50 investment:)

One more thing, Thrift outfit is glad to say that this look just won the April contest of Thrift your heart out blog. Go have a look!

What I want to talk about; is my scarf!

I know, I know…this look tells alot…Bright colors big hit, wear them bold even better. Two pieces set you can’t go wrong, short length skirt don’t be shy. Blossom accessories always cute, a gold cat brooch a girl have her reasons…but what I really want to talk about is my scarf!

Seriously, it’s summer now, if at this point you have not found the one thing to jazz up your look for the summer…STOP LOOKING! you just need a scarf…mmmm and youtube. I just spent the last hour watching tutorials on how to wear headscarf (busy schedule right).  I wish I would have watched those videos before the shoot of todays look! Although my look is pretty out there, my scarf styling is pretty conservative compare to what I saw.

Here are my favorites, have a look!

How to wear headscarf: Link 1
How to wear headscarf: Link 2

The good news is, scarf is the easiest and probably the cheapest thing to thrift shop! So just go thrift yourself a few scarves and have a blast finding your own way of wearing it:)

Two pieces set: Bought for 10.50$
Scarf: Bought for 4$
Cat brooch: Bought for 3$
Ivory purse: Bought for 5$
Flower earring: Bought for 2$
Flower ring: Bought for 2$
Aldo heels: 7$

Total value of this look: 33$

Look photo: Bruno Berthelet

 

Gingham stories

It’s not a secret, gingham fabric was all over the place this season. Derek Lam, Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, Delpozo & many others been starring that material. I really felt I wanted to make a gingham inspired look. After looking around I finally found that pair of pant…and not so far was that quirky shirt. You can never go wrong mixing gingham with flower print but if you want to tone down the ” cute ” a bit just mix it with denim or a cool biker jacket.

5 facts about gingham fabric

#1 – The word gingham come from the Malay word genggang meaning striped. Since the fabric was manufactured in Dutch-colonised Malaysia, it was exported to Europe in the 17th Century and later to the USA before local manufactures was set up in the 18th Century.

#2 – Costume designer Adrian’s (1903-1959) styled a gingham dress for Katharine Hepburn in the movie The Philadelphia Story (1940) and also in The Wizard of Oz (1939) for Judy Garland. This was more then enough to start a trend of gingham dresses that continues throughout the 1940s.

#3 – In the 50’s the rockabilly look is also rising in popularity in America, taking its influences both from country n’ western and rock n’ roll styles. Men’s gingham shirts are worn by women, often tying off the shirt tails to pull off a feminine hourglass look with jeans. Anybody thinking about Marilyn Monroe

#4 – The mod fashion in the UK makes men’s gingham shirts a popular look. Fred Perry shirts in gingham become a big trend for mods.

#5 – Inspired by Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus performs Gals in Gingam during her Bangerz tour.

For more details go visit the amazing blog V is for Vintage^_^

About this look

Gingham pant: Bought for 5 $
Shirt: Bought for 4$
Purse:  Bought for 10 $
Earring: Bought for 3$
Bracelet: Bought for 2$
Ring: Bought for 2$
Calvin Klein sandals: Bought for 7 $
Total value of this look: 33$

 Look photograph : Bruno Berthelet

Boyfriend jeans

I’m telling you, if you still don’t have any boyfriend jeans in your wardrobe, you gotta go out there and find your self a pair. If you have been looking and looking and yet, have not found your perfect fit…stop looking and just go straight to the guys section of your favorite thrift shop. Wear them with heels and a casual shirt. If you feel like setting free the wild cat living inside you go crazy and ripped them where you feel it. You will just get THE hit look!
Boyfriend jeans : Bought for 7$ at V&V
White shirt : Bought for 5$ at Renaissance
Black blouse : Bought for 7$ at Renaissance
Purse : Bought for 6 $ at V&V
Flower shoes : Bought for 10$ at V&V
Black com : Bought for 10$ at Marché St-Michel
Earring & ring : Bought for 3$ at Marché St-Michel
Total value of this look : 48$

To smize

En créant ce blogue, je voulais promouvoir le vêtement usagé. Alors que l’industrie de la mode est au troisième rang des plus polluantes sur notre planète, je trouve que consommer des produits de seconde main constitue un doux compromis entre mes pulsions de fashionista et ma volonté d’être une consommatrice avertie. Toutes les étapes de création dans l’élaboration de ce blogue m’ont séduite. Du magasinage à la création des looks en passant par la photographie. Une seule partie m’insécurisait : être le modèle. J’ai donc visionné plusieurs vidéos sur You Tube de mannequins qui révèlent leurs petits trucs. Je partage avec vous une vidéo de Tyra Banks qui mentionne que le secret est de sourire avec les yeux. Je la cite : « smile with your eyes ». J’ai été très amusée de découvrir que celle-ci à même honoré cette action d’un verbe : « To smize ». Bien que j’ai beaucoup rit de la chose, croyez le ou non, je me suis retrouvée devant mon miroir à pratiquer mes «smizes». Je crois que sur la photographie du look d’aujourd’hui j’y arrive presque.

Bon! Parlons vêtements. Ce look est l’agréable rencontre entre le féminin et le masculin. Un côté cocooning tout en étant habillé, qui rappelle la collection automne 2013 de Louis Vuitton. De la broderie, des petites fleurs, de la dentelle mais des coupes bien structurées et un pantalon tailleur qui vole la vedette. Mon inspiration, Marlène Dietrich! Ce look me rappelle également la collection Printemps 2012 de Ralph Lauren que j’avais adoré, aussi inspirée de la fin des années 20.

Finalement, si vous êtes aussi fébrile que moi dans le projet pantalon tailleur je vous invite à fureter sur le site de la collection Resort 2014 de Chloé, un pur délice.

Chapeaux vintage : Acheté pour 10 $
Ceinture : Acheté pour 2 $
Débardeur : Acheté pour 5 $
Blouse : Acheté pour 5 $
Pantalon tailleur: Acheté pour 8 $
Soulier : Acheté pour 4 $
Boite décoration : Acheté pour 5 $

Prix total de ce look : 39 $

Look photo Bruno Berthelet