Skip to content

Winnipeg Folk Fest Fashion

August 14, 2014

That’s right – this July I hap/hippilly attended the five-day folk experience in due boho chic, minus the chic since after a few days tenting and rationing for shower money, it was just straight up hippy.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival boasted an incredibly satisfying list of performers and I had the pleasure of humming to the world’s top ukulele artists, James Hill and the unbeatable Jake Shimabukuro. Those were definitely my highlights since, as you know, I’m a fan of strumming the uke and throwing a little impromptu performance for friends now and again.

Of course it was a beautiful week with perfect prairie summer weather.

Here are but a few of the week’s best displays of festival wear.

IMG_0920.JPG

IMG_0926.JPG

IMG_0924.JPG

IMG_0912.JPG

IMG_0944.JPG

IMG_0922.JPG

IMG_0923.JPG

Guess who’s selling? ME!

May 1, 2014

In case you haven’t seen my new badge ———————————>

I’m selling on Etsy!

The first item I’m listing is a totally fabulous (and very collectible) vintage Laura Ashley dress. What a lovely print on the most flattering neckline and fun full skirt. This one’s a stunner!

Check it out at my Etsy shop where I will continue to list some vintage faves from my own closet as well as vintage treasures I just can’t help pick up (because I have a vintage addiction).

I'm selling this lovely vintage Laura Ashley dress (size 4) on my new Etsy shop! More to come.. this beaut is listed at $135

I’m selling this lovely vintage Laura Ashley dress (size 4) on my new Etsy shop! More to come, beginning with this beaut listed at $135

I will continue to blog here as per my usual but will also show you what’s coming up on the Etsy shop as best as I can keep up with the demands of being a vintage middle-woman: helping vintage find new, loving homes!

Johanne

Went south

April 30, 2014

Did I tell you I went to Mexico?

It wasn’t really for the weather so much as the chance to wear this:

On the morning beach under the Mexican sun and in a vintage outfit, at last

On the morning beach under the Mexican sun and in a vintage outfit, at last

My friend Amy treated me to an Etsy present and we picked it out together. It is cotton and meant for bouncing on the beach, or pool side, but I have already worn the shorts with wedges and a flowy white tee tucked in, and that was good.

Image: mine.

Wychwood Barns Vintage Clothing Show

March 25, 2014
This insanely gorg gown accosted me as I entered the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show this past Sunday. Have yourself a gleeful time trip by dropping into the Wychwood Barns Vintage Clothing Show this Sunday, 10am-5pm in Toronto

This beautiful, gorgeous gown accosted me as I entered the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show this past Sunday. Treat yourself to time travel and something fun by dropping into the Wychwood Barns Vintage Clothing Show this Sunday, 10am-5pm in Toronto

We are super lucky to host not one but TWO vintage clothing shows in Toronto. Still that’s not enough to feed my soul but I’ll take it.

This Sunday it’s the Wychwood Vintage Clothing Show! Don’t miss a beat and get something totally fun for your next party. Or a cute day dress for spring (ha- spring) or a fur coat for spring is more like it.

There will be men’s things and kick knacks, and I know how much you love shiny things.

See you there!

 

 

This how to rock out at a Pink Floyd concert when it’s still not spring

March 19, 2014
20140319-194159.jpg

This fringed white leather jacket is sublimely 80′s and just the thing to wear to a rock concert. The fur hat – also a necessity in these winter winds.

Winter has been especially long and cold this year with only a few days of seasonal respite to remind us that living in the northern hemisphere is just plain silly.

So what does one wear to a Pink Floyd (cover band) concert in one’s neighbourhood at the Opera House? When you’re dressing for walking distance, it’s a combo of practical (comfortable shoes) and trend (when did fringed leather go out of style? The correct answer is never.)

Now that we’ve got that down it can only mean this: a white fringed leather jacket scooped up from the Queen Street West shop where it was made 30 years ago. Note the fringe on the front and back. Yes it really is that awesome as it angles down and across on angles that could have only been fair game in eras that didn’t listen to what was right or wrong. Vintage love 4ever.

But don’t get ahead of yourself. Sweater underneath (layers! The rules of warmth as per MEC still count on a solid fashion evening- when you live in Canada, that is). Pair that with a lynx fur hat and you’re toasty.

And hot damn you’re looking right on the Money.

Image by Fashion in Motion.

Go to the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

March 17, 2014
Yes I really almost purchased a pink fox fur jacket. Who knew there were pink foxes? See - lots of reasons to visit the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

Yes I really almost purchased a pink fox fur jacket. Who knew there were pink foxes? See – lots of reasons to visit the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show Sunday March 23, 2014

It’s my favourite day of the season: the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show is back!

Sign up today for your ticket and receive a $2.00 discount (tix are only $10 at the door so no biggie if you miss this deadline).

The show is back at the Toronto Convention Centre. Be there on Sunday March 23, between 10am and 5pm and you will not regret it. Not only is it about super finds but also super folks who have great stories to share about the provenance of their treasures.

Last time the show rolled into town I had wayyyy too much fun, not to mention how famously I scored.

Read my blog post about my last time at the show. This is a good sneak peek at all that’s furry, feathery,. shiny, embroidered, laméd, sequined and satiné at the show.

I recommend checking out the group page on Facebook for updates about the show. See you there!

Spring shoe trends 2014: feathers and textures

January 23, 2014

Mirrors, feathers and silver crocodiles. We thought we saw it all until Chanel brought out the big guns for spring: a running shoe. That’s the statement kicker. Cue the deflating balloon:

Really, Karl? This is a lousy Chanel vision that we can only image came to you in a nightmare and then somehow materialized as a runway apparation for Spring 2014

Really, Karl? If there weren’t photos to prove it, we’d never believe this. Behold: a Chanel vision that we can only image came in a nightmare and then somehow materialized as a runway apparation for spring 2014

The season thankfully brings sightly options, so we’ll curb this one. Also in spring’s oddities come Schiaparelli’s birded gladiator sandal:

Schaparelli spring 2014 sandal

Schaparelli spring 2014 sandal: a feathery foot just for fun?

Spring 2014 breathes in the disco era with mirrors at Versace and angles at Christian Dior. The season’s focus on texture and movement takes a beautiful lace-up lesson at Alexandre Vauthier and plays with see-through plastic at Jean-Paul Gaultier. Take a peek.

Mirrored spikes at Versace for spring 2014

Mirrored sling-back spikes cut to Art Deco at Versace for spring 2014

Christian Dior's spring vision is olde English court on disco

Christian Dior’s spring vision is olde English court on disco

The buttery extended lace-up stiletto at Alexandre Vauthier is a sexy wrap

The buttery extended lace-up stiletto at Alexandre Vauthier is a sexy wrap pretending to be conservative

Laces appear elsewhere such as on these ankle-cuffing pointers with playfully invisible toe

Laces appear on these ankle-cuffing pointers with playfully invisible toe catch by S&M playful Jean-Paul Gaultier

All images courtesy of The Cut.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 222 other followers