lunes, 8 de mayo de 2017

80's dresses

I've been wearing some 80's dresses (a present by Sacramento) in order to decide if I keep, donate or revamp them into something more 'me'. (I'm still recovering from the shock of 80's being vintage!. I think that ageing is all about that kind of shocks!).
I'm not a purist, so I think that revamping vintage clothes is not a crime, particularly if it needs alterations to fit my shape anyway!. This red dress is a good candidate to be totally revamped, as it's really unflattering on me, but its fabric and color are lovely. Now I have to choose a beautiful pattern and find a moment to sit at the sewing machine!
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Me he estado poniendo unos vestidos de los ochenta (regalo de Sacramento) para decidir si los conservo, los paso, o los transformo en algo más propio de mi estilo. Todavía estoy con el choque de que los ochenta sean vintage, supongo que hacerse mayor está lleno de este tipo de 'shocks'.
Como tampoco soy una purista, creo que remodelar ropa vintage no es un crimen, en especial si se trata de un vestido que, de todos modos, necesitaría ajustar. Este vestido rojo es un buen candidato a una remodelación total, porque, aunque no me favorece, tiene una tela y un color que me gustan mucho. Ahora tengo que elegir un patrón bonito y encontrar el momento de sentarme a la máquina de coser.
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- yellow cardi, ebay (second hand and dyed) / chaquetita amarilla, de ebay, segunda mano y sobreteñida
- orange tights, Philippe Matignon (old) / medias
- red maryjanes, Clarks (old) / merceditas rojas
- white bag, Parfois (old) / bolsito blanco
- orange necklace, Aïta (old) / collar naranja
- shearling coat, second hand (ages ago) / abrigo, segunda mano, de hace siglos

- kinda crochet cardi, C&A (old) / especie de chaquetita de ganchillo
- orange belt, ? / cinturón naranja, ?
- white shoes, El Naturalista (last summer sales) / zapatos blancos, rebajas del año pasado
- red necklace, a present by Sacramento / collar rojo, un regalo de Sacramento
- bracelet, my own 80's vintage / pulsera, de mis propios ochenta

Too windy for an outdoors picture!/ mucho viento para fotos fuera!
- purple coat, ebay, second hand / abrigo morado, ebay, segunda mano
- tights, Philippe Matignon, old / medias
- maryjanes, Hotter (old) / merceditas
- necklace, Dayaday (old) / collar
- bag, by Nonapapallona, local design! / bolso, de Nonapapallona, diseño local!

11 comentarios:

  1. Loving these 80's dresses and their fab prints! Thanks for linking up, you look marvelous. xox


  2. Those 80s dresses look fantastic on you, you've dressed them so they're super cool rather than Princess Di-style. xxx

  3. Love the way you combined those 80s dresses, especially the first one with those citrussy touches of orange and yellow, and that necklace is super, just my kind of thing. That second dress looks fantastic on you, and I very much love its print. I'm in awe of your way with colour, Monica! Besos xxx

  4. Love that colour on you!
    I recently got a shock when River Island started selling things I owned as a young adult in their Chelsea Girl retro section (they re-release 60s, 70s... and now 80s and 90s designs). I should have kept it. I've no shame about wearing stuff I wore the first time round so to speak!

  5. Such wonderful colours! I love the second dress as it is; I think wrap dresses can be flattering on fuller figured women such as ourselves. I will be so interested to see what you do with the red dress but you have added such wonderful accessories - tights/shoes/cardigans/belts/jewellery they already look so stylish.

    I, too , am astonished that the 80s is considered vintage...


  6. I love how you belted the one dress. I've been doing that with some of those 80's dresses too.

    I totally agree that up cycling vintage is perfectly wonderful.

    I think that second dress is great. Are you still thinking of changing that one?


  7. Te sientan de ensueño, mi preciosa amiga.
    Mil besos siempre.
    Eres pura poesía e inspiración

  8. You look amazing, looove both of these looks, incredible xxx

  9. Los colores son tan tuyos... remodelar ropa para mi es darles una segunda vida, o una tercera...quien sabe cuantas vidas vivieron antes de llegar a nuestras manos.

  10. WOW, you styled both dresses to make them perfectly YOU! Love them on you! At the same time, I can totally relate to what you feel about them not being 'you'. With your skills, I am positive you'll make them your own, you've done it before! Much love!

  11. There are certain 80's pieces I love, along with the bright colours and graphic patterns. I can't believe that it is now classified as "Vintage" too!