mercredi 29 février 2012

Vintage kids

My "Kids are alright" post is one of my most popular . So to please my readers, let's add some vintage children pictures to that blog ^^


Have a lovely week, Charline.

mardi 28 février 2012

My Pintersting moment

Like many of you, I'm a Pinterest fanatic. Have a look at my boards :

  • Vintage clothing
  • Ladys of WWII
  • Cute Patterns
  • Vintage style bloggers
  • Vintage pics
  • .....

Home sweet home.

I just felt like sharing some pictures of my new room. It's pretty small but yet cozy.  Hope you'll like it.

 My new pinup ^^

 Orchids and vintage postcard.

 My old chair, love it !

Have a nice day today ^^

lundi 27 février 2012

Hi mister Postman !

As you may know, I'm a postwoman (?) myself. The one that deliver my letters is a old collegue of mine.
You can't imagine how suprised he was the first time I opened the door in my vintage style.
    - Euhhhh, Charline, is that you ? You look ... well, different !

That was too funny. Let's say that he get used to it  now. He knows how crazy I am about the 40's, so each time he is giving me a parcel, he is also asking me if it's vintage related .
Well, most of the time, it is.

Today wasn't an exeption. I got a new adition to my "Nouveauté, la mode pratique" vintage magazines collection, as well as the famous book : "The 1940s look" by Mike Brown.

If you wish, I'll do a review of the Mike Brown's book as soon as I finish reading it. For the moment I'm pretty pleased. 
I'll also do a post about my magazines collection. I do not own a scanner, so i can't scan pages, but will be probably trying to take pictures of it. 

Thousand of kisses, Charline

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jeudi 23 février 2012

Blogosphere inspiration 8


And then, I'm late again ! I should probably turn that Wednesday post into an Thursday one.
Well, let's not loose more time.

That's it for the moments ladies. Will post about some vintage magasines tomorow. Thousands of kisses to all !

mercredi 22 février 2012

The Vintage Tag

Hi lovelies !
Don't know if you are a huge Youtube channel fan like me, but you can't have miss the Vintage Tag.
All of our favorite Vintage ladys are doing it.
It's: The Vintage Chronicles who created sixteen questions about Vintage in people life.

The Questions
1) who's your style icon?
2)whats your favorite way to get inspired? ( i.e. mags, catalogs, photo's, YT, movies, books, the internet, etc)
3) what's your most used hair tool(s)?
4)whats your favorite hair tool/ gadget?
5) up-do, down, or half and half?
6)is vintage styling something you do daily, weekends only, or just special occasions?
7) whats your favorite blush/ lipstick?
8) lets talk fashion: dress/ skirt or pants? heels or flats?
9) homemade or off the rack?
10) do you swing dance?
11) small subtle touches incorporated into everyday wear ( flavor of vintage, if you will) or all out extreme? 
12)favorite perfume/ skincare? ( as ladies back then were very studious about their faces)
13) what does the rest of the family think of your "style"?
14) favorite accessory ( signature piece, hair accessory, bag, jewlery, gloves, stockings, shoes, pin, hat, belt, sweater, nail polish, lipstick, perfume, parisol, glasses, scarf... whew! did i forget anything)?
15)do you find the vintage community warm and inviting, or cliquish and snooty? ( include your personal home state)
16) what drew you to this style?

From that video came out other, as replies, from all around the vintage community: 

The Vintage Vanity, known for her amazing : So Sew Vintage serie

A very inspiring lady

I discovered her thanks to that tag

There is couple of other , but I haven't watch theyr video yet. I do hope that it will inspire you to do your own vintage tag. I will ty to do mine as soon as my microphone will agree to record my voice... ^^

dimanche 19 février 2012

A rat in your hair?

Lately I bought myself a "bun maker" and turn it into a hair rat. Thank to that I can make some pretty cool "faux bang", "gibson curls" and even some victory rolls.

I took those pix when I went back from "Le Moulin Rouge" after an apéro swing. Amazing night !

samedi 18 février 2012

Each day is Valentine's day

Look what I've made for my co-worker on Valentine"s day ! Some cute Red Velvet Cupcakes. 
I used Joy of baking recipe, amazingly simple and well explain.
They were all so thrill ! 

It's an habit of mine to bring food to work. I like to feed people, don't know why ^^. So, each saturday I'm going to the postoffice (my saturday job) with cupcakes, pie, scones, cookies... It's alway a surprise. 

I do hope that you all had a lovely Valentine's day ^^ until next time !

vendredi 17 février 2012

Say : Cheeeese

Hi lovelies !
Haven't I told you yet ? I made a photoshoot for a friend a couple of weeks from now.
That was the perfect occasion to try on one of my new dresses; from the parcel !

After the shooting, we went to a restaurant. Imagine the faces around me as I enter in 12cm heels and false eye lashes. My friend was all like: Do people always stare at you? Answer: Yes, not because they think is cute but because it's To different for them. At least we didn't get bad comment ^^

See you soon!

jeudi 16 février 2012

Blogosphere inspiration 7

Hi lovelies.
What a week I just got! My house has been in such a mess. We had a bit a an re-organisation around here. I took mom's bebroom and she get mine.
Well to be more fair, she get a bigger room and I get her dressing ^^ I'm so sad I can't personnalise it as I want to. But well, I will do in my next flat.

So that explain why I'm doing that Wednesday post on a Thursday ^^
Let's see what that week bring us:

  • Miss K shared so very positif thought about pain and bad moment in life, so inspiring.

Hope you are all well and reday for spring. I can't wait to wear lovely dresses again ^^ See you  soon Charline

lundi 6 février 2012

In the mail today

Look what I just got ! (Sorry for the weird face)
It's been almost a week that I bought it. Well, since I saw it on YesterdayGirl .

First look at it and already in love. Naomi Thompson did an exelent job here. Surrounded buy great names such as :

In it, you will find beautiful pictures, tips on buying vintage, main shapes, looks and influences of each eras. 
I really love that they are talking about the clothes but also shoes and accessorises.