Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August Days || Washington Mews with MAC



It's the last month of summer & it's hard to believe that next month will bring the first day of Fall.  August is notorious for being the hottest month in New York City, and today's outfit was for an extreme example of this truth.  I wanted a vivid makeup look to match such a balmy mood, and MAC Dangerous orange-red matte lipstick seemed appropriate!

I've heard blondes often shy away from orange-toned reds, but I've always liked the way it pairs with my fair skin and platinum hair.  I've actually found that I need to be more careful with very dark reds than vivid orange shades, but I believe it is all how you style it.  Tangerine lips look good with shades of peachy-pink, and bright sunshine of course.  The result is a very retro, 40's/50's classic pinup feel.  In keeping with the pale yet vivid scheme, I swept on a light dusting of pale blue eye shadow, mixed White Frost.  Retro striped shorts were perfect for a stroll along charming Washington Mews, a historic row of 1800's stable houses!

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{The Oblong Box Shop shorts // Unique Vintage shoes & swimsuit (worn as a top) // Niccoco Creations flower}

















♥ Love from New York City 
Rachel

Monday, August 14, 2017

Classic New Look || 1950's in Washington Square



Today we're back at one of my favorite parks, a place so reminiscent of my days in Europe and looks as if it could be mistaken for somewhere like Paris.  It is definitely the perfect backdrop for my 1950's New Look-inspired ensemble - in fact, you'll see below an actual 50's fashion editorial for Charm Magazine at this very arch!

Underpinnings are essential to properly complete the vintage aesthetic, and I truly just feel better when I'm wearing stockings.  The backseam is almost like a stamp or statement in today's world and I love embracing the femininity that was once so common.  Secrets in Lace provides a unique variety and shade for every outfit, to make it absolutely perfect.  Today's pair "Eva" is a favorite, and one that I wear when I want to have a bit of a novelty flare.  It is daring but in a subtle way, and adds an alluring detail to a classic outfit like mine.  I adore the creative outline heel, and the unique thin ivory line at the welt... such a luxe design.

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The outfit is a very special true vintage 1950's dress & jacket set from my favorite vintage shop,  Lady Jane Vintage!  Also from LJV - my vintage gloves, bag, brooch & earrings.  Hat by Birds & Fresia



















Below, on the other side of this very arch, from 1950's & 1940's:
(Found on Pinterest)


♥ Love from New York City 
Rachel

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lilac || Peek of Pastel Lace in SIL



Summer mornings in Bryant Park are nothing short of magical.  Soft light shimmering through vibrant fleurs, amongst a backdrop of opulent historic architecture... I'm always happy sitting here, daydreaming away.  To match this beauty, I'm wearing pops of lilac and glamorous floral lace detail, thanks to Secrets in Lace.  This new color of the "Speakeasy Bra" is absolutely to die for!  Just add matching pastel stockings - feminine perfection.

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{Lady Jane Vintage earrings & bag // Atelier Jensen skirt // Mac Cosmetics limited 'betty boop' similar to ruby woo & relentlessly red lipsticks}


















♥ Love from New York City 
Rachel