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Vintage Inspiration: 1960s Evening Dress by Hanae Mori

It’s not a secret that I love vintage clothing.  Much of the inspiration the I find comes from historic pieces.  As fashion evolves, styles never really change as you can still find hints of silhouettes from the past.

Currently I’m swooning over this dress from the collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This 1960s ensemble is by Japanese designer Hanae Mori.  I love the floral print and the ease of the flowing chiffon.

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Hanae Mori Evening Dress circa 1965-1967 via The MET Museum

WISE STYLE: Warm Up in Vintage Coats

You know it’s cold outside when 34 degrees starts to feel more like fleece jacket weather.  The other day in Maryland we were taunted with 70 degree weather, followed by another day in the 20s with a windchill making it more like -3.  I’m not sure that there’s much that will keep you warm, but at least you can be stylish in vintage wool coats with fur trim.  I used to live in Charleston, SC and at that time I complained that I missed the cold and the snow.  Now that I’m scraping ice off my windshield and wearing snow boots regularly, the tables have turned.  The grass is always greener, right?

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The ensemble:  a vintage wool coat borrowed from The Brass Giraffe, Diba boots, tights, and a vintage gold, Jade ring coming soon to The Brass Giraffe.

 

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Wise Style: Vintage Red Riding Hood

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A  snowy day prompted an impromptu photo shoot.  What am I wearing?  A vintage red wool coat with fur trim available at The Brass Giraffe.  It’s a remarkable design with a hood, delicate snaps, and princess line seams for the perfect flair.  I paired it with my favorite lace up boots by Bongo and complimented the look with vintage 1940s earrings for a dash of red.

Shop the Look:  Vintage Red Coat; Vintage Earrings – coming soon

 

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