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Huesday: Turmeric

Yellow is having a moment, especially deep orange-y yellows such as goldenrod and turmeric.

turmeric

TURMERIC. A bright yellow aromatic powder obtained from the rhizome of a plant of the ginger family, used for flavoring and coloring in Asian cooking and formerly as a fabric dye.

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Vintage 1960s Yellow Nautical Long Shorts | Fisherman pattern from VidereVintage
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Vintage 80’s Mustard Stripe Sheer Blouse M from Vintspiration
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50’s linen dress from GoldHeartVintage
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Vintage Turmeric Espadrilles | Vintage Goldenrod Summer Espadrilles Flats from lexiconshop
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Mod go go Dress very cool,hip retro, flirty stylish mod dress from SerialMateriaL

xo
Justine

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Designers · Fashion · History · Vintage Birthdays

Marilyn Monroe’s Top 10 Most Iconic Outfits

In honor of what would’ve been Miss Norma Jean’s 91st birthday this June 1st, I put together some of her best and most recognizable outfits. While Marilyn looked fabulous in everything she wore, these are are especially fabulous!

10. Here’s Marilyn in one of her best colors – white! This one has her wrapped in white fur. Winsome in White Fur, NY, 1955 © Milton H Greene / Archive Images

Marilyn Monroe's Top 10 Most Iconic Outfits

9. Marilyn in glasses! Fabulous 50’s cat eye glasses! This image is from the 1953 movie How to Marry a Millionaire where she played Pola Debevoise.

marilyn monroe glasses

8. Next up is Marilyn Monroe in a casual black turtleneck. Photographed in the spring of 1953 by Alfred Eisenstaedt at Monroe’s Beverly Hills home for LIFE Magazine.

marilyn monroe black turtleneck

7. No one wore high waisted short shorts like Marilyn wore high waisted short shorts!

marilyn monroe black shorts

6. We’re now getting down to the gown portion of our post! These fabulous matching red sequined gowns designed by William Travilla were worn in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Marilyn and her co-star Jane Russell.

marilyn monroe red sequin dress

5. The infamous gold Travilla gown that she wore when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President to JFK. Marilyn photographed at President Kennedy’s Birthday Gala, May 19th 1962.

marilyn monroe mr president dress

4. This pink beauty is another one of the many William Travilla designed dresses that Marilyn has worn. Worn in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes during her Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend number.

marilyn monroe pink dress

3. Ah, the gorgeous Travilla (yet again!) gold lame gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (again!).

marilyn monroe travilla gold gown

2. The “Ballerina” series is one of Milton & Marilyn’s most recognized collaborations and was created in October of 1954 at his New York studio. Marilyn was in New York for the opening of the Seven Year Itch. Designer Anne Klein sent various outfits for Marilyn to wear, however all were 2 sizes too small, so the poses in this sitting amusingly deal with her problem of holding up the ill-fitting tulle and satin dress. The most recognized image from this sitting was chosen as one of Time-Life’s 3 most popular images of the 20th Century.© Milton H. Greene, 1954

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1. Finally! Another gorgeous Travilla designed dress, it’s the most iconic dress Marilyn Monroe ever wore. The image is from the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch and the dress even has it’s own Wikipedia page!

marilyn monroe seven year itch

Which of Marilyn’s iconic dresses is your favorite?

xo
Justine

Vintage Character

Vintage Character: Lucy Preston

I’m a sucker for any shows or movies that incorporate time travel. Especially time travel with cute outfits from all different eras! I recently binge watched Timeless. On NBC, the show just wrapped up it’s first season.

When an experimental time machine is stolen, a history professor, a soldier and an engineer are tasked with capturing the culprit only to learn that he plans to rewrite American history and that each of them has a connection to his plan as well as the mysterious organization that funded the machine’s development.

The history professor, Lucy Preston, is played by Abigail Spencer and she’s whose fashion I am always excited to see. They’ve traveled from 1754 to 1983 and everywhere in between.

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1920s Vintage Beaded Flapper Era Dress by MORPHEWCONCEPT
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1800s Prairie Dress by VeraVague
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Vintage 50’s Watercolor Print Dress M by vintspiration
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Victorian Calico Dress, 1800s Red Calico Prairie Dress by daisyandstella

xo
Justine

Vintage Vogue

Vintage Vogue: Romp Around

Jumpsuits, rompers and one piece outfits have been popular for a few seasons now and if you haven’t embraced the style yet, you need to jump on the bandwagon. They are the easiest outfits to wear and super comfy. Here’s a few from my shop and I also have a special going on right now for Free Shipping in the US – just use the code SPRINGFS. Not in the US? Save 15% with the code 15OFF! Both discount codes are active through April 15th.

vintage 90s RED DAISY print shorts romper m l
vintage 90s RED DAISY print shorts romper m l
Vintage 1990s BETSEY JOHNSON Bib Overalls / Wide Leg Floral Jumpsuit M
Vintage 1990s BETSEY JOHNSON Bib Overalls / Wide Leg Floral Jumpsuit M
vintage 80s POLKA DOTS pleated romper shorts s m
vintage 80s POLKA DOTS pleated romper shorts s m
vintage 90's BORDEAUX calico rayon romper m
vintage 90’s BORDEAUX calico rayon romper m
vintage 90s BLOSSOM wide leg ROMPER floral jumper m
vintage 90s BLOSSOM wide leg ROMPER floral jumper m
Vintage 80's Utility Jumpsuit / Lavender Cotton Mechanic Romper S M
Vintage 80’s Utility Jumpsuit / Lavender Cotton Mechanic Romper S M
Vintage 90's Romper / Navy Floral Shorts Jumper M
Vintage 90’s Romper / Navy Floral Shorts Jumper M
Fashion

Fro Yo

I have thick, curly hair that I inherited from my father. My mother had medium weight straight hair so she just didn’t know what to do with it when I was a kid, so she decided to cut it short into a sort of Q-Tip mullet that I had frequently trimmed and blown out just like Tony Manero.

I let my hair grow long as I got older but I never really learned how to do it and sometimes I just want to live naturally and free and rock a white girl fro. I dig it, man. I dig it.

Marisa Berenson photographed by sister Berry Berenson for Vogue, October 1970.
Marisa Berenson photographed by sister Berry Berenson for Vogue, October 1970.
Glamorous afro
Glamorous afro
Harpers Bazaar magazine, October 1969, photo by David Thorpe
Harpers Bazaar magazine, October 1969, photo by David Thorpe
Shelley Duvall on the set of Nashville in 1975
Shelley Duvall on the set of Nashville in 1975
Milou for Lords and Lillies August 17th 2012
Milou for Lords and Lillies August 17th 2012
Fashion

Fairytale Fantasy

Lately, I’m being drawn to these romantic, ethereal with an edge sort of styles. Kind of a mix of Victorian England with some 70’s Gunne Sax, a splash of 90’s babydoll grunge, a pinch of 80’s New Romantic and topped with some Laura Ashley. It could be side effects from binge watching three seasons of Once Upon a Time lately. I am sooooo smitten with the fantasy.

Unicorn
I would travel by unicorn if I could
Why don't we wear more flower crowns?
Why don’t we wear more flower crowns?
Laura Ashley Bridal circa 1987 via NIBS blog
Laura Ashley Bridal circa 1987 via NIBS blog
Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald in some sort of Asian-inspired Ralph Lauren-esque get up. Ah-mazing.
Yves Saint Laurent | Liberty Cherie - ELLE Magazine, July 7th 1975
Yves Saint Laurent | Liberty Cherie – ELLE Magazine, July 7th 1975
Brooke Shields circa 1980's.
Brooke Shields
By The Window
I want to buy all the lacy bib blouses I can find. And look forlorn for Mr. Darcy.
Drew Barrymore
Bring back the daisies! 90’s Drew Barrymore

xoxo
Justine
Vintspiration

Vintage Character

Top 5 Stylish Movie Characters

Love the breakdown of awesome Vintage Characters on Wear What Style!

Wear What Style

You’re likely to see plenty of people dressed up like iconic characters and celebrities this week in the spirit of Halloween, but I often recreate my favorite memorable looks without any special occasion at all.  While magazines and blogs usually point to models and singers as a source of style inspiration (which they undoubtedly are), I personally find more enjoyment in recreating unique looks that I discover in my favorite films.  From animated characters to over-the-top fashionistas and fashionistos, style inspiration can be found in just about any movie you watch. Check out my top 5 stylish movie characters and then create a list of your own!

1. Penny Lane from Almost Famous

Almost Famous is a movie that defined my teenage years.  It allowed me to experience my share of youthful rebellion and adventure from the comfort of my couch, but it also inspired me to chase my writing…

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