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Pinup shots of Empire Elegance

January 3, 2016 | Retro Fashion | 2 comments

As you know I am a big selfie fan. However, I am always looking for diversity in pictures. So I like to be creative and “artistic” with my selfies as you may have seen on my social media channels. However, every now and then I get those vintage glamour photoshoot vibes. A few years ago, I already did a vintage glamour photoshoot. You may have seen a few of those pictures on Facebook & Instagram. This time I wanted to focus on a more pinup style. So that’s what I did. Where did I do my photoshoot and what are the results?

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A personal ode to the pencil skirt & dress

October 4, 2015 | Retro Fashion, Vintage | 0 comments

There is something about pencil skirts and dresses. I have always been fascinated by them. They are so classy and feminine. A while back I’ve written a post about the history of the pencil skirt. Remember how it all started with a propeller in 1908 and that it was first called the Wiggle skirt propeller in 1911 and that it was first called the Wiggle skirt? It wasn’t that long ago when women were only allowed to wear skirts and dresses. Things have changed though. Thanks to classic icons like Katherine Hepburn, fashion trends and a huge mentality change later in the 20th century. But there is one thing that didn’t change: pencil skirts and dresses never went out of style. Let’s wiggle back from the old vintage days to the present, because nowadays it’s still that classy item that is always right and suitable for every occasion.

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Vintage meets Present in real life

April 21, 2015 | Lifestyle, Retro life | 2 comments

If you’ve read my “About Me” page, you know that I like to blog about the best and positive aspects of the past without forgetting that I am living in the present and ofcourse I have my frequent trips to Homemade Inspiration town. Sounds like a mouth full right? So how does that look like in real life? Have a peek:
Every now and then I take the Oriental Spice part of my blog literally.

Een foto die is geplaatst door Oriental Spice and Chocolate (@orientalspiceandsomechocolate) op 19 Apr 2015 om 5:52 PDT

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The fashion photography recycle machine

Nowadays, selfies rule the world (and the internet). Who hasn’t taken a selfie in the last 3 years with their smartphone? Although the term “selfie” is something of the last few years, they are actually self-portrait snapshots with a new name. Making a self-portrait is not new at all (Vincent van Gogh would agree). Selfies are just self-portraits in a recycled form. Although you can follow take-the-perfect-selfie classes nowadays, I definitely wouldn’t put under the professional photography category… No, we still have real photographers for that.
However, recycling old ideas is of all times. It happens in music, fashion and photography. Althought it happens more often in the present, they also definitely knew how to recycle ideas in the old days. Today I am focussing on fashion photography. Every picture that you see in a magazine has its own story and meaning, but more importantly it often has its roots somewhere in the past. Important …

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A touch of Empire Elegance

June 15, 2014 | Retro Fashion | 1 comment

Photo by Shannon van den Berg

When you are a woman and you are looking at lovely fashion looks, you want to own them all. And fast. So in this hi-tech society, I still feel like there is something missing. Something which I would like to call instant-display-post. Meaning you click (or swipe), you pay and then it magically appears in your house three seconds later. I will keep dreaming about this invention. However, I do appreciate the nowadays webshop era. Because some years ago there were not as many webshops as today. In fact, online shopping was not even that popular. Can you imagine? Today it’s an important part of lifestyle. Especially when you’re looking for unique (fashion) items.
If you follow this blog (and my facebook community) closely, you will not be surprised when I say that I adore the vintage feminine look. Dots, high waisted tight pencil skirts and …


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