Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vintage Pretties - Paris

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While I didn’t actually buy any vintage pretties in Europe (I was sad to leave behind a beautiful blue 50’s dress in Paris due to its teeny tiny waist!) I did take lots of photos for sewing inspiration.

The photos below are from the Puces de Saint-Ouen (Paris’s largest and oldest flea market). It was amazing to wander the tiny passages and walkways filled with knickknacks and treasures. I walked away with some lovely French Marie Claire magazines from the 30’s and 40’s. They even had a small vintage wedding gown exhibition happening. Swoon...

A gorgeous 1940s wedding dress

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Stunning delicate lace shawl from the 1920s

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 My FAVOURITE dress of all - I have several photos of this dress, it is just beautiful...

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Wedding dresses in the window...

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Later in the week, vintage pretties from the V & A Gallery in London.

It's so nice to see beautiful creations up close! It's especially useful to inspect how they were constructed for help with my own sewing - though I wish I could have kept them all...

xx
Jen

6 comments:

  1. Ohhhh my goodness. Those dresses are amazing!Especially that lacy one with the satin waist sash.

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  2. Noelle - that is my absolute favourite as well!!

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  3. Oh my stars, I really do believe my heart just skipped a few beats. You have the will power of a saint, my dear, as I don't know if I could have left some of those amazing frocks behind. I adore them all, but like you, the show-stopping lace gown is my absolute favourite. It's the kind of things vintage fashion dreams are made of.

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. Gorgeous dressed!!! =D so much "Downton Abbey-ness" going on ;)

    xo
    summer

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  5. Such a gorgeous collection and exhibit!
    xxx

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Jen