mercoledì 4 dicembre 2013

two portraits from the 30s

I want to resume my "old" blog after a very busy period ( you who are following me on my new blog http://diariogitano.blogpsot.it know it).
I have a lot of new vintage style clothes and my collection of victorian and edwardian garments is growing up , so I really want to share it with you vintage lovers.
I'm thinkin how to improve this old blog, if you have any ideas share it with me :)
I have to admit I missed a lot writing and reading about vintage style life, so I'm trying to repair.
In my first post after all this months (a year or so) I'll share with you 2 pictures which came in my hands from my aunt and are now displayed in my living room . I'm proud of them :)
My great aunt Eudemia (I told you about her and her life many months ago) and her husband Giovanni are posing in this pictures on they wedding day (May 2 1939) and on their honeymoon in Venezia (Venice). My aunt had a very unfortunate life, she died at only 25 just some months after her husband came home from war in 1945.
I pray for her everyday and I would have loved to meet her because I look a lot like her.
Hope you will like these pictures and will continue following me, I promise I will take better outfit pictures!!!!!!!
See you soon
K.H.
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(taken after our wedding, may 2 1939, Rome)

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mercoledì 4 gennaio 2012

Edwardian wedding gown

I really hope Javier is not reading this :)
Yesterday evening I received my latest purchase from etsy Usa: a beautiful edwardian (original) wedding gown,which I dated 1912 after some researches on websites. Up to now,I purchased many antique accessories (a mesh purse,a pair of early '900 leather gloves,a 50s purse and beauty-case...)but this is the very first antique gown.It's got some stains,but I purchased it because it was a great deal (only 60 euro) and I'm also going to use its pattern to create my own wedding gown. A part from the stains,it would have been to small to wear anyways,since waist is only 60 cm!!corsets were really the greatest part of a woman's wardrobe...
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iron edges on the neck
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it came with:
the original long leather gloves,which fits me very well
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a reproduction of a late '800/ early '900 certificate of marriage
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the original picture of the lovely bride who wore it,isn't it gorgeous?
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isn't this dress adorable??

lunedì 19 dicembre 2011

Edwardian gown n. 2

FINALLY my edwardian gown from the movie Titanic is ready!
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(edwardian blu gown:handmade crocheted purse:handmade original edwardian leather gloves:ebay 70s does edwardian lace shirt: etsy)
made to order on my etsy shop :)

martedì 28 giugno 2011

November 5th 1907

some weeks ago at vintage fair in town i've found a love letter dated 5th nov. 1907, wrote by a girl named Lisetta. She writes from Finocchieto,a small town in Umbria just near mine. I wonder how her relatives could have sell a precious treasure like this... the letter is obviously written in ancient italian language which is difficult to translate in english so try to use your imagination!!
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"Finocchieto 5.11.07
One and only hope of my life! I'm writing you with a soul full of an inexpressible and immens happiness! even if I wish I could never express with my poor pen what the lecture of today's letter produced in my heart. Its been many hours since the postman came and i'm still invaded by a so violent agitation that makes my arm tremble and i can't write. Don't call me fool!what doo you want?this is me,i maybe have got a too sensible nature,like yours,and the big happiness and the big pains make me feel such emotions. And you can't imagine what I had to do to take your letter! you see,going out from home to go to the post office i met my dad and Clorinda that were going there too,something they never did before. So,without loosing courage , I run before them ,i took away from the postman's hands the bags and i opened the one in which I knew there must have been your letter. When i found it with a great skill and without being noticed I putted the letter in my pocket ,and then i showed them only the postcard! this is something i could have not done before and that the big love made me do so well. I ask you not to write on the postcards words with suspension dots anymore like ou did today,because Clorinda reading it did a grimace asking me what they meant! if you wish to tell me something ypu can write it under the stamp as i did many times with my friends. I also ask you not to send me letters stopped at the post office anymore because i could be in troubles. You could say: you wrote me to do that,but now i thought it's not convenient anymore. I wrote you a letter full of recommendations but what do you want, sometimes you have to do it! now I have to ask you a last thing: when you will receive this letter write me one telling me that your job made it impossible to write me before,and telling me that you're coming here ,and thanking me for the wishes,as you never wrote the last letter (this makes me think that these guys were holding an "official" correspondence approved by their family and another one more secret and personal). So should i wait till 19th nov. to see you again? bad guy,you make me long for you. Oh! I wish these 14 days that separate us could soon go away! I pray you to come at least one day before ,that is the 18th,and let me know if your good sister will come with you. You say you're old because you're 24 (OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) should I care for that? even if you told me you were 50 it would have been the same because i love you with all my soul. In this letter you will find a red carnation,symbol of my burning love! take it because it's not dryed yet! write me often from Naples because otherwise i will be worried. Love me,repeat me that you love me. It will sounds always new,always appreciated. I ardently kiss your beloved face. Lisetta yours always.
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in the first page,what it looks like a brown stain on the paper is instead the carnation's imprint
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in these pictures i was wearing:
cammeo necklace and head fascinator which are very edwardian in my opinion
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my mom's shirt,Titanic skirt and victorian style boots (only 12 euro!)
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xx
*K*

sabato 21 maggio 2011

Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra ("Our Land")is a popular brazilian telenovelas set in 1888 Brazil which narrates the lives of some italian migrants.every single family in Italy has got at least one member who emigrated in Latin America or Usa in the past centuries; i've heard that by the end of 1800 in New York lived more italians than in rome and by 1910 New York was the 3rd italian town (just after Rome and Palermo) for the great number of its italian inhabitants. Incredible!!
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my favourite song from the soundtrack, MALìA,which is also my favourite sing ever,sung in ancient italian language


needless to say, the costumes for both men and women are beautiful and elegant...
the main characters are :
Giuliana and Matteo,2 italian migrants. They're very poor,so their costumes are simple and not adorned
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her hair are wonderful....
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Hortencia,a spain migrant,who dresses like a flamenco dancer. her hairstyle is very cute
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Angelica and Rosana. they're the daughters of a rich landowner,but since they live in the countryside for the most part of the time,they're costumes are very beautiful but simple
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the best dressed character is the evil lady Madame Janette,the wife of a rich banker
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(pictures are from regnonovelas.altrvista.org ironically there's my name written on some of them!!)
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the rich bankers Francesco and Massimiliano.I wish to see man still dressed like them
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Paola making pasta
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some new ideas for my next carnival costumes!!


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