If you follow the vintage scene online, you have surely found one of the vintage pinup queens Winny. I was really excited for her when I found out that she had started her own line of vintage inspired fashion Le Palais Vintage. Of course when I was approached by her, I was more than happy to share her lovely designs. It is so great to see brands emerging from girls like us, bloggers, models and artists. Her dresses have that ultra feminine flair of full skirts and volume, tempered with sexy wiggle skirts and playful boy shorts. I was delighted to be gifted this set of a green 1950s inspired wiggle dress with bodice details including fabulous darts, embroidery cutout and cross front button, complete with a metal back zip, and paired with a silk full swing coat lined in a contrasting pretty pink. From a girl who sews, I can say that this dress really received carefully crafted details.
My friend Maura from Halcyon Fair was visiting me for the week. I had so much fun taking these pictures with her, even though it was only 30 degrees!
It is winter, as all of us are by this time fully and painfully aware, except for our sunning beach friends in Australia, who must be enjoying flip flops and iced teas. We in New York, however, are sipping hot cocoa by the fire, preparing to brave the snow as we deliberate upon what we are willing to sacrifice in the name of fashion to Jack Frost and the possibility of running for dear life from an abdominal snow man lurking down 5th Avenue. This winter I have found a little help from Khombu boots. They are water proof and super soft inside, warm enough that you can wear your nylons without extra socks and the best part, they are so light that when I change into my heels, carrying them does not become a burden. I do not walk through the slushy iced streets of New York in my heels. From being a model for over 10 years in the city, Ive just learned its more practical to wear good shoes. These boots are black and chic and I think a fun winter addition to a vintage wardrobe.