Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Top Vintage Blossoms || Summer Visit to The Met



The Met... need I really say more?  I told my husband for my birthday this year I only wanted to do 2 things, to go to The Met & The Plaza.  Basically surrounded by art & champagne, what else?  Timing worked out to have our date a bit early, so this day was a pre-birthday filled with glamour and quintessential classic New York City.  We even took a walk through Central Park from the Met to the Plaza!

For such a day of beauty, I wore an Oriental style blossom-decorated dress from one of my favorite boutiques, Top Vintage.  I wanted a stand-out piece to complete the ensemble, so I chose the art nouveau gold birdcage handbag, also from Top Vintage.  This gold toned beauty had heads turning all day... from the Met to the Plaza, the compliments were endless on both bag and dress.  You'll be sure to be the belle of the ball in today's look! :)

One extra special highlight from the day, was having the privilege of viewing the Irving Penn Centennial.  Any lover of vintage fashion will recognize his work immediately, as his images have graced the cover of Vogue in the late 1940's & early 1950's, becoming some of the most iconic images/issues in the history of fashion and art!  And, this is only part of his legacy... some other of my favorites were of Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, and everyday people from bygone days.

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{Niccoco Creations hair flower // Unique Vintage shoes // Mac Cosmetics eyeliner in blacktrack}



Above, standing in front of Irving Penn's actual grey backdrop, used to shoot so many legends!













And from my iPhone...



♥ Love from NYC 
Rachel

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bows & Dots || Secrets in Lace at Manhattan Bridge



Pinup Girl, French Maid style!

It's head-to-toe polka dots today with Secrets in lace Vintage Dot RHT stockings.  These are one of my favorite pairs, as they represent the ultimate example of classic femininity.  Inspired by 1940's showgirls, & 40's/50's pinups, I created a doll-like ensemble with a platinum updo to complete!  Our setting today is an elaborate, grand work of art... the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge, which was part of the "City Beautiful" movement and completed in 1915.

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{Wax Poetic Clothing Dress // Lady Jane Vintage gloves & earrings // Unique Vintage fan // Mac Cosmetics Shadescents Ruby Woo}





















♥ Love from NYC 
Rachel