Posts Tagged ‘vintage fashion’

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Finally, I’m back!  It’s been a busy few weeks – the ball that I was organising (next post!), finishing school for the term and a host of many other things!  My brother and I as well as two other friends have been working on a short film which we are doing for a competition.  We just finished it so I will have the link in my next post!

This outfit is extremely girly but very me.  Pastels and lace really are just the best and the pop of turquoise adds interest also.  I want you to take special notice of the necklace though.  I spotted this bunting statement piece a while back and finally bought it when it went on special.  I’m not really one for bold jewellery (though it is working it’s magic on me) but this one struck me as vintage and very cute.  So, here it is.

Just a simple outfit for the go, this combination was perfect for the autumn day that we shot this, however winter is now upon us and I’m wearing much warmer clothes than these pieces.  Oh, and the skirt!  I made it – a rectangle piece of cloth sewn together quickly with an elastic waistband.  Simple!  Give it a go 🙂

One last thing before you continue on to the pictures.  Have a look at this shop – http://www.forevernew.com.au/  Isn’t it gorgeous!  I went in with my friends the other day.  The walls are lined and racks filled with pastels, lace, beaded items, sparkles and everything vintage and stylish that you could imagine.  :-O  I like it, a lot.

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That last picture is of me and one of my best friends, Ambley.  I’ve featured her on here before actually, and I might also be the one responsible for her gradual tendency towards blouses. 😉

My next post will be about that ball I’ve been mentioning.  Look forward to some lovely photos of glitz and glam.

~Esther

Photographer – Rhesa

Model and Stylist – Esther

What I wore:

  • Lace top – Glassons, $19 SALE
  • Teal cardigan – Gifted
  • Pastel Skirt – Handmade
  • Bunting necklace – Diva, $7
  • Shoes – Ezibuy, $20
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These are the first lot of photos from Lydia’s fashion photo shoot!  I’m very excited about these outfits because they are just a little bit different and classy.  I also have to say that the photography really is just too cool.  We took advantage of the backlit effect and used a reflector.  Yep, that was my job this time… holding the shiny thing.

Anyway, believe it or not, I (for once) had a stroke of genius in the creation of this outfit.  You heard right.  I put this outfit together!  At the moment, a group of us are having ballroom dancing lessons, and my goal has been to wear something different every week.  It’s been ten weeks…. and let’s just say that it’s starting to get a little difficult.  Recently, I’ve been given two new dresses (one of which will feature on here soon), so it’s been nice to wear a couple of new pieces.  I think I wore this dress on week 5 or 6?  We were given this strapless, fitted dress from a friend.  I’ve worn it a couple of times with a bolero, but I really wanted to try something different.  Thus the lace crop top.  I love it!  Lace, mint and vintage small print – who couldn’t like it, right?

This outfit is quite matchy matchy, but Lydia spiced it up with the addition of some arm candy and a cute necklace.  And doesn’t she look pretty stunning?  Enjoy the photos and I hope that this has again inspired you to mix and match your clothing.  You might be nicely surprised at the result, as I was.

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Like my 4 inch wedges?!  They’re my only pair of really high shoes, but I’ve been wearing them a lot.  Ok, it does make me about 6 foot, but hey, life’s too short to be ashamed of your height.  And when you live in a family of tall people it’s really not that bad.  😉

I’m just a little bit happy ’cause it’s the end of term!!!  Evenings will finally mean something other than school work, so I can get back to posting on my blog.  Here’s to the next couple of weeks!  Enjoy 🙂

Esther

Photography – Rhesa

Model – Lydia

Stylist – Esther & Lydia

Hair curling – Me!

What she wore:

  • Mint/aqua dress – Gifted!
  • Lace crop top – Glassons, $20-30
  • White wedges – Number One Shoe Warehouse, $35 SALE

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My personal view of 50’s fashion consists of girls with curly hair wearing mid-calf length skirts that come out from the waist in a full circle.  She would also wear a fitted blouse tucked into the skirt with some pretty heels to match.  I once watched a film called Walk the Line in which the girl wore these amazingly full skirts, just like I’ve described above.  That set my picture of 50’s fashion firmly in my mind.  What I was most impressed with however, was that she wore them everyday.  If she went to the local store, or even fishing, I almost wish we all dressed like that everyday of our lives.  Maybe there’s something inside of every girl that just loves the feeling of dressing up!

Do you like the new look of Creative Touch?  My amazingly adept brother designed the header on Photoshop and also helped me choose the background image.  By now, I guess all of you know of my lean towards the 50’s fashion, so I just had to incorporate that in the look on this blog.  Oh, and those dresses are also a part of my 50’s fashion image.  I absolutely LOVE them!

Now, getting to this outfit.  I have tried to, in my own way, create a 50’s outfit out of the clothes that I have available.  I have yet to make one of those full circle skirts, but it is on the list.  In the meantime, I took a pattern off a lovely pleated skirt that is featured here, and with my mum’s help, I sewed this pretty floral pleated skirt and added some lovely lace from my stash as an edging to the hem.  I was not sure what to pair with this, but decided on a nice white blouse tucked into the top of the skirt.  Because the skirt has a rather busy pattern, I thought the plain colour looked nice.  I have also worn this skirt with a nice lace singlet (featured here) which passed rather nicely as well.  There are many options to choose with a skirt like this, so, I encourage you amateur sewers, like me, to have a go.  It is such a satisfying feeling once you’ve finished your project.

Enjoy this last outfit of the fashion photo shoot!

We hope to bring you another one soon, but in the meantime, Lydia and I have been discussing doing a makeup tutorial and a hair tutorial, would you be interested?  That may occur this weekend, so stay tuned…

Esther

P.S.  Aren’t the locations great?

Photographer and editor – Rhesa

Makeup – Lydia

Stylist and Model – Esther

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Hi Everyone,

Alrighty, we are now beginning the next fashion photo shoot, which is ‘A Little Different’.  Lydia has put together some outfits which are a tad different from what we’ve previously put together.  There are some outfits in here involving trousers!  Yes, you heard correctly, and no, we don’t always wear skirts either, though we do enjoy it!

I have been rather busy this last week which explains my lack of activity on the web here lately.  However, I hope to rectify the matter by posting these new looks from out latest fashion shoot.  We are at a different location for the outfits this time, and it’s awesome!

This skirt is amazing.  I do a fair bit of my shopping at places like Valley Girl because they are pretty cheap.  Their clothes are not always made to last, however often I find items that are exactly my style in that shop.  Ok, so, I have been really wanting one of these ironed pleated skirts for quite a while now, and when I saw this at Valley Girl for the amazing price of $10 I bought it, along with this really nice white and navy knitted cardigan.  I was really looking forward to putting an outfit together with these pieces, and here it is!  The tucked in and belted look is very trendy if you ask me, and a perfect transional outfit from summer to autumn.

The cute black shoes really finish this outfit off and make it the perfect going out look.  If it makes any difference, I believe this outfit has the male seal of approval, as my brothers and Dad all reckon it’s pretty cool, and they think that I ought to dress like this all the time.

Just a quick note, I think there are several reasons why people dress as they do.  I belive it’s primarily to establish a good opinion of themselves in other’s eyes, and it is true, that people will sometimes base their opinion of you on your appearance.  Secondly, we do it to make ourselves feel good.  So, yes, I do believe that we should dress nicely, reflecting our own personal style, but that is not the most important factor in someone’s life.  What’s inside of them is the most important.  Who they are the is the most important.  And I wanted to say that, because although I post a lot about fashion and clothes and style, I don’t want you to believe that that is what defines someone.  I know I have stressed individual style, but being your own person is not about your style, it is about who you are as a person.

Thank you, and enjoy.

Happy belated Easter!

Esther

What I wore:

  • Blue pleated skirt – Valley Girl $10
  • White frill top – Kookai $29.99
  • Navy and white cardigan – Valley Girl $10
  • Black belt – Kmart $10
  • Cameo necklace – Trademe $12
  • Black bow shoes – Number 1 Shoe Warehouse $29.99

Photographer and Editor – Rhesa

Styler and Makeup Artist – Lydia

Model – Esther

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We are back from our lovely two week holiday by the sea and it was such fun.

This next post is worn often by Lydia and in my opinion looks very vintage. If you have read this blog long enough, you will have realised that I love the vintage style and look, (I must say that almost every post!)

The 50’s style dress combined with the lovely knit cardigan and matching heels stands out as a very stylish outfit. The simple pale pink combined with the darker blue creates a pleasing contrast. The long cameo necklace also adds another touch of vintage to this outfit.

These high necked 50’s dresses are very ‘in’ this season and are sold in many different colours and fabrics.

There is really no more to be said on the outfit as the pictures say it all. Enjoy!

Have a great week and check back here soon for another outfit in the Welcome Summer fashion photo shoot. It is a late summer I admit, so “Welcome late summer!”

Esther

What I wore:

Pale pink 50’s dress – Glassons $30
Denim blue cardigan – gifted!
Denim blue heels – Warehouse $14.99 (Now, is that a good deal?!)
Cameo necklace – Trademe $11.99

Model – Esther
Photographer – Rhesa
Makeup and stylist – Lydia
Photo editing – Esther & Lydia

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