Style Files: Glam Vintage Inspiration

Elle vintage fashion shoot[photo by Ellen von Unwerth for Elle via Fashion Gone Rogue]

Days when I’m feeling like my least glam self are the days when I’m most in need of a good dose of glamorous vintage inspiration. So, before I head out into our sweltering backyard to sweat and curse whilst hanging miles of string lights for a vintage-inspired BBQ shindig I’m hosting to celebrate my hubby’s grad school commencement, I thought I’d spend a few moments in dreamland.

And what better place to start than with this Lolita-esque Elle magazine editorial shoot by Ellen von Unwerth? With that retro winged cat-eye makeup look and that pink velvet pillbox hat (with all those girlie bows!), this shot embodies all of my vintage styling fantasies. Seriously, if I could pull this off, I’d look like this every minute of every day—even at the grocery store or over my morning coffee.

The Coveteur Hillary Kerr[photo of Hillary Kerr’s vintage dresses by Jake Rosenberg for The Coveteur]

Usually, all of my vintage glam fashion binges now end at The Coveteur, which I first found through SF Girl by Bay. If you haven’t checked it out, you’re in for such a voyeuristic treat.  The Coveteur lets you peek inside the enviable closets of the most fashionable trendsetters around, giving us mere mortals insight into their covetable personal style. Here you’ll find the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous belongings (like the above vintage dresses from Hillary Kerr’s closet) and nice tales about what makes these pieces so meaningful.

The Coveteur Emily Current[photos via Emily Current’s closet by Jake Rosenberg for The Coveteur]

So, let’s just take a moment to stare at those sheer lacy vintage numbers from the closet of Emily Current and dream of all of the romantic adventures we’d have while donning them. Sure, we can’t be those vintage girlie-girls all the time, but we certainly can dream.


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  • Paulabjork

    Right there in “dream land’ with you.  Humm…vintage girlie-girls all the time…why not.