Saturday, October 22, 2016

OOTD: Pink Powersuit

- Outfit of the Day -

" Pink Powersuit "

Continuing the 60s Mod theme, featuring leopard accents, is this jaunty Jayne Mansfield pink power suit - extra feline, extra femme! This suit was obviously made for the buxom bombshells of the 50s & 60s, with its impeccably tailored nipped waist, and soft, yet sharp lines. This suit also features lovely mother of pearl buttons, a notched collar, and vertical darts down the midriff, creating a curve over the hips. With a shorter hemline, and a beret alongside a box purse, this look is sixties sex kitten - all the way. 

Pastel pink is all year round for me, and nothing says fall, quite like a nice tailored suit, and some warm, fuzzy, accessories. Keeping with the exotic animal accents, i'm wearing a pink alligator purse, furry 1950s leopard belt & scarf combo, paired with some fuzzy leopard Spring-o-lator heels. (Jayne's favorite)

Also a favorite of Jayne's, were sparkling sunnies featuring a fierce cat eye, as well as iconic gold hoop earrings, adored by all the greats.

Suit: Vintage, 1950s "Fashioned by Towns Sportwear"
Sunglasses: Vintage, 1950s
Shoes: Vintage, 1950s "springolators"
Belt / Scarf: Vintage, 1950s
Purse: modern, faux alligator 

♡ Ashlyn

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

OOTD : Jungle Red

- Outfit of the day -

" Jungle Red "

This week's outfits touch on an early 60s Mod theme, with a shorter hemline seen in the 60s, and leopard fur accents. This little, late, 50s number, is a bright red / orange tone in honor of Halloween, by designer Bobbie Brooks. It is a classic fitted shape, with 3/4 sleeves, and made of wool.

The leopard print is a great addition, blending harmoniously the camel colored coat's cocoa fur trim, with some nude platform pumps. I picked a deep chocolate alligator clutch to keep it exotic, and of course, my favorite vintage inspired Miu Miu shades in "Havana."

Jungle Red comes to mind when describing this outfit, reminding me of the mistress Joan Crawford plays in "The Women" (1939). With "Jungle Red" polish on her nails, the color was described as  wicked, vivid, brighter–"willingly able to make you into the most disarmingly dangerous dame this side of the south seas." (Especially when accompanied by leopard print!)

Dress: Vintage 1950s "Bobbie Brooks"
Leopard scarf & belt: Vintage 1950s "Fashioned by Connie Felts"
Coat: Vintage 1950s
Nude Heels: YSL "Tribtoo" 
Clutch: Vintage 1950s
Sunglasses: Miu Miu "Sand Havana" 
Lipstick: Besame "American Beauty"

x Ashlyn

Monday, October 17, 2016

Leopard & Leaves

Leopard & leaves is a lovely combination, especially when channeled into a smart, satin, suit from the 1950s. . .

This two piece ensemble is one of my favorites, since it captures Autumn aesthetic perfectly, with its rusty amber shade, and elaborate gold beading under the lapels. 

This color looks amazing paired beside rich chocolate browns, and contrasting black, therefore a matching leopard purse & belt combo, topped off with a classic fuzzy black beret, is the way to go. 

Leopard comes in all different shades and prints, but is especially beautiful from the 40s-50s. I can be very particular about the ones I choose, though mostly all prints from these eras are gorgeous. On my feet, are Vogue House Originals satin leopard pumps from the 1950s, with a great silhouette.  

Lounging in the leaves <3
Clashing leopard prints can be a disaster, but somehow this combination works wonders!

I use this vintage 1950s belt/purse combo often, and I'm huge on creating endless looks with standout pieces! Stay tuned for more styling with leopard print accents. 

<3 Ashlyn

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

So long, Summer!

See you next year, Summer! 

Saying sayonara, as we sign off from summer senorita style, with Tara Starlet's "Carmen" sets, completely filled with the fun, festive spirit of its namesake - Carmen Miranda.

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Pink polka dots or blue hues, 
Carmen can go tropical tiki, or fancy fiesta with this vintage 1940s inspired set! Until next year, Carmen <3

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Tara wears The Carmen Skirt & Carmen top in Turquoise.
Ashlyn wears The Carmen Skirt & Carmen top in Pink.

Visit Tara Starlet for more <3

x T & A x