*Actually, I've always collected obsessed over vintage slips. But now I want the corsets, tap shorts and garters too!*
Last year I went to a great vintage store and bought myself a lovely high waisted, white pair of tap shorts with a scalloped hem and two tiny side buttons. They fall in just the right way so that they are flowing away from me a bit like a skirt. I love them but for some reason have yet to wear them. ( I think it's because I really wanted a dusty rose or blush color and these turn out to be very see through; tights are a must.)
Here is Byrdie Bell in a vintage girdle that she wears as a skirt.
Paired with a button down = GENIUS
*New vintage hunt; A must have!*
Also, I just saw that Rumi has the coolest pair of tights ever! I love a garter as much as the next 40's fanatic and these tights allow you to wear one without actually doing so. Which for anyone who has ever worn a garter knows that this is an AMAZING idea!
(sorry for the distorted pic)
Rumi's version: Chunky, long sweater + Big bag = Perfection!
These Lanvin ads for S/S 09 are soooo luscious. The rich jewel tones and gorgeous Parisienne apartment make me dream of les lèvres rouges, fabulous parties, and chilly nights underLa Tour Eiffel.
Also, there is Mr. Meisel's theme of mirrors and reflections, which of course is a beautiful way to display lovely draping and the sensual fabric of the dresses. As well as tell an interesting story about our narcissistic culture.
But to be honest, if I was wearing Lanvin, I wouldn't be able to stop looking at myself either. *Secret: those shoes bring me to tears.*
Please please please someday let me find a vintage Lanvin somewhere and be able to make it mine!