Sunday, May 9, 2010

To all those who we call "mom," today...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Gunne Sax featured on the Grimoire blog!

Those who know me know I love my Gunne Sax dresses.
They are old-fashioned, fun, flirty, apologetically feminine, and oh-so antique chic. As a collector of 60s/70s vintage, Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock are my favorite finds. So I was really excited when I stumbled across this new entry on Grimoire's blog. Lo and behold--a lovely navy Gunne Sax! It's interesting to me, because I never even thought of the antique doll /dolly-kei style and prairie revival style as being compatible. But it works very well, since the Gunne style is so in tune with looking old-fashioned and antique. I mean, search etsy for "gunne sax" and just look at the wide range of beautiful Edwardian and Victorian style blouses, etc. that McClintock created.
I haven't really gotten into the antique doll look with my own fashion, but I find it quite beautiful and intriguing. Grimoire's boutique would definitely be on my list of shops to visit in Shibuya! I messed around on polyvore in an attempt to make a coordinate combining aspects of Grimoire/Dolly-kei and Gunne styles. It somehow ended up being horse themed (probably because I'm the one who made it):

All the Queen's Horses

It could probably use some work, since I'm not very experienced with dolly-kei, but I just couldn't resist. Vintage ponies! I think I'm incurable, lol.

tata, beatrix