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 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
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(taken after our wedding, may 2 1939, Rome)

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venerdì 1 marzo 2013

My honeymoon in Perù

Back from our honeymoon in Perù...a wonderful place! I didn't expect to spend so many beautiful days in that country and to visit extraordinary pieces of history such as Machu Picchu, Titicaca lake, Taquile,Ollantaytambo.... an experience that everyone should do once in a life!!
I'm started sharing pictures on my *new* blog about travels (only in italian for the moment... !) take a look for more pictures if you wish!
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see you soon !

venerdì 21 dicembre 2012

We did it!

On Dec. 8th me & Javier got married! so now I bacame Mrs Herrera and half-peruvian :)

My dress is a copy made by my mom of the 1912 gown I purchased a year ago on etsy (you can see

some pictures on a previous post).

Here's some pictures my friends sent me in these days, they're not professional pictures bacause I'm

still waiting for photographer's ones.

Hope you will like them anyways :)
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lunedì 30 luglio 2012

excursus acquae

Yesterday morning me & Javier went to a place called excursus acquae, near Narni. It's a sort of route used by Romans near Licinetto fount, where we have been last week. It's very difficult to reach because it's down on an abandoned path in the woods (where I also broke my shoes on the wet rocks), but it's worth the effort ,don't you think so?!
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lunedì 23 luglio 2012

Pink Playsuit

Sunday morning at Lecinetto wearing my handmade playsuit Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

lunedì 28 maggio 2012

flower power

Yesterday me & my man went to the countryside to pick some flowers to make a flower salad :)
We went to Itieli a (very) small medieval town where I used to live when I was a child. I love this place. We went for a walk in the woods, and for the occasion I wore for the very 1st time my handmade dress with alpin stars, the typical Tyrolean flower. I bought this fabric last year during my holydays in Sud-Tyrol and it costed me more than everything  I have in my closet put together...but it was worth the price indeed:)
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lunedì 21 maggio 2012

rainy sunday...again

yesterday me & Javier went for a road trip to the countryside, but we had just the time to take a couple of pictures that it started raining, and it's still raining while I'm writing this post, as well! what a strange spring, we're becoming more and more a tropical country :(( I missed the weather I used to know.
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lunedì 2 aprile 2012

long time ago...

after 3 months I'm finally back here. This had been a very very complicated period to me : first, I was taking my last 2 exams at university and writing my thesis on Kim Ki-duk. I had my specialization degree in korean language & archaeology on march 23 and I'm sooooo happy!! In the meantime my bellydance school was preparing a big show in my town with international artists from Italy and Egypt so i was super-busy with it too... I woke up early in the morning and came back home at midnight...I was so tired and never had time to do anything. Plus, this year we were litterally submerged by snow, so internet didn't work well for many many days...What a winter!!!!
the positive facts are that I went on with my collection of edwardian garments (I have about 15 pieces) and started a new collections, victorian dollhouses!
see you soon

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...
iron edges on the neck
it came with:
the original long leather gloves,which fits me very well
a reproduction of a late '800/ early '900 certificate of marriage
the original picture of the lovely bride who wore it,isn't it gorgeous?
isn't this dress adorable??

lunedì 19 dicembre 2011

Edwardian gown n. 2

FINALLY my edwardian gown from the movie Titanic is ready!
(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 :)