Category Archive: Style Inspiration

Top 50 Vintage Jumpers: Indie Quaint

Check out this awesome collection on Indie Quaint of their Top 50 Vintage Jumpers & Cardigans For The Whole Family (Soubrette is featured in the kiddo section). Gotta love vintage for kids & parents alike! I picked out a few of my favourites for each member of the family:

FOR THE LADIES

Blue 50′s Lambswool Jumper by grannycouture

Blue 50′s Lambswool Jumper by grannycouture

1950′s Vintage Cardigan by SweetBeeFinds

1950′s Vintage Cardigan by SweetBeeFinds

Vtg 1980s Trendy Black White Oversized Loose Cool Stars Jumper by Love Charlie J

Vtg 1980s Trendy Black White Oversized Loose Cool Stars Jumper by Love Charlie J

FOR THE GENTS

Vintage 80′s Knit Jumper By House Of Jam

Vintage 80′s Knit Jumper By House Of Jam

Fantastic Mr Fox By Atom Retro

Fantastic Mr Fox By Atom Retro

FOR THE KIDDOS

Vintage Mexican Embroidered Childs Jacket By Vintage Zipper

Vintage Mexican Embroidered Childs Jacket By Vintage Zipper

Toddler Vintage Jumper By 1SweetDreamVintage

Toddler Vintage Jumper By 1SweetDreamVintage

And from Soubrette’s children’s section…

Vintage Children's Ski Sweater by Soubrette Vintage

Vintage Children’s Ski Sweater by Soubrette Vintage

Houndstooth Heart | Style Board

Houndstooth Heart

 

Houndstooth Heart by soubrettevintage featuring a goat coat

Orla Kiely sundress dress
$595 – orlakiely.com

Goat coat
my-wardrobe.com

Neon clutch
$33 – bankfashion.co.uk

Kelly Wearstler statement ring
kellywearstler.com

Kate Spade bangle bracelet
saksfifthavenue.com

Charlotte Russe stud earrings
charlotterusse.com

Linda Farrow sunglasses
modaoperandi.com

Voluminous mascara
yslbeautyus.com

Waterproof eyeliner
eyeslipsface.com

NARS Cosmetics nail polish
$24 – johnlewis.com

1910s Vogue Patterns | Edwardian Fashion Sketches

1913 Costumes Parisiennes George Barbier
The Edwardian period was a turning point in fashion history; the Victorian ideal of strict, structured dress met the beginnings of a softer, more lighthearted view of fashion. Young people were anxious to shed not only the physical constraints of the “old” style, but also the social mores that up to that time had been intrinsically linked to clothing in general. It was a time of breaking through limitations, both physical and philosophical.

The fashions that resulted from these social growing pains became more flamboyant, with designers trying radically new and different silhouettes, colours, and textures. They broke rules left and right, pushing the envelope of what was considered ‘acceptable’.

Here are several beautiful Vogue pattern sketches and George Barbier drawings, illustrating the contrasting styles of the decade.

1910s Vogue Pattern 4799 and 47891910s Vogue Pattern 48211910s Vogue Pattern 48001913 La Folie du Jour George Barbier 1913 Costume Parisienne Jewelry George Barbier1910s Vogue Pattern 4828 and 48231910s Vogue Pattern 48311914 Costumes Parisiennes George Barbier1910s Vogue Pattern 4833-341914 Costume Parisienne "Pagode" George Barbier

Cherry Soda | Style Board

Cherry Soda

 

Cherry Soda by soubrettevintage featuring a matte lip stick

Topshop pumps
topshop.com

Forever New nude handbag
$47 – forevernew.com.au

Chanel matte lip stick
beautyencounter.com

My new favorite fabric — Lurex!

Once the staple of every 1950s and 1960s sci-fi costume designer’s studio, Lurex is making a comeback hard, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s easy to wear, and adds instant textural interest to any outfit. I love wearing oversized lurex tops or knits with incorporated lurex.

1950s Lurex Pullover Blouse

1970s Tie Waist Lurex Sweater

This versatile fabric comes in both thick and sheer weaves, making it suitable for many types of garments.

1970s Two-Piece Party Set by Pearlette Fashions

Your best bet is to go with a classic shape to balance the novelty of this shiny fabric. Try a simple sheath, or structured shift. Remember, a little bit of sparkle goes a long way.

1960s Black and Gold Lurex Maxi Skirt

If you’re looking to stand out from the little black crowd, choose Lurex!