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:


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


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


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 –

Goat coat

Neon clutch
$33 –

Kelly Wearstler statement ring

Kate Spade bangle bracelet

Charlotte Russe stud earrings

Linda Farrow sunglasses

Voluminous mascara

Waterproof eyeliner

NARS Cosmetics nail polish
$24 –

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.

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Cherry Soda | Style Board

Cherry Soda


Cherry Soda by soubrettevintage featuring a matte lip stick

Topshop pumps

Forever New nude handbag
$47 –

Chanel matte lip stick

Bergdorf Goodman Archives | Vintage Designer Fashion Plates

Gorgeous sketches from the Bergdorf Goodman archives, showcasing vintage designs from several influential designers of the 1950s and 1960s – Balenciaga, Balmain, Dior, Heim, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Simonetta, and more.

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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!