à l'allure garçonnière

my real blog is alagarconniere.wordpress.com.

tumblr visitor

#want

things i need on my body

Cutwork day dress
c. 1933
Gift of the Manlove Family

this dress

Brocade T-Strap Evening Pump Woodward & Lothrop c. 1927 Silk brocade, leather, rhinestone and metal Gift of Vicky Stevenson

Brocade T-Strap Evening Pump
Woodward & Lothrop
c. 1927
Silk brocade, leather, rhinestone and metal

these shoes

Evening gown Marc Bohan for Christian Dior Spring-Summer 1963

Evening gown
Marc Bohan for Christian Dior
Spring-Summer 1963

this fucking perfection

and holy shit

Day dress Norman Norell for Traina-Norell 1951 Gift of Mrs. Clarissa Dyer

omg omg omg omg

click to see the back

the great thing about lusting for gorgeous things i don’t need that are in museums is that at least there is no way i can even consider spending ludicrous amounts of money on it.

calivintage:

click here to see my photos of the steven alan fall 2012 presentation

some very very dapper style going on in these outfits. making me want to pull out some of my hats.

calivintage:

click here to see my photos of the steven alan fall 2012 presentation

some very very dapper style going on in these outfits. making me want to pull out some of my hats.

yoursecretary:

i got this print from friend prices at the milwaukee zine fest (mine is printed on red instead of grey though) i am putting it above my work area as inspiration and admonishment. 

SO GOOD. (i also love that there is a mixer, because cooking is work! and is not often enough recognized as such)

yoursecretary:

i got this print from friend prices at the milwaukee zine fest (mine is printed on red instead of grey though) i am putting it above my work area as inspiration and admonishment. 

SO GOOD. (i also love that there is a mixer, because cooking is work! and is not often enough recognized as such)

[image description: a photograph by ellen von unwerth from her “fraulein” book. two glamourous tall thin femme presenting women waltzing while wearing long 1930s style gowns. their hair is done in a 1930s-1940s style and they are both wearing dark lipstick and nailpolish. they are looking into each others eyes in a very sexy manner.]
swiczeniuk:

Ellen Von Unwerth, perhaps?

[image description: a photograph by ellen von unwerth from her “fraulein” book. two glamourous tall thin femme presenting women waltzing while wearing long 1930s style gowns. their hair is done in a 1930s-1940s style and they are both wearing dark lipstick and nailpolish. they are looking into each others eyes in a very sexy manner.]

swiczeniuk:

Ellen Von Unwerth, perhaps?

giraffegiraf:

House of Holland knee high socks from asos.com. WANT.

ooo. it’s that time of year where i start daydreaming about socks and tights.

blackgirlphresh:

nenasoulfly:
revolutionary women - a book of stencils. author queen of the neighborhood.  
about the book: its “a radical feminist history and a street art resource, this handbook combines short biographies with striking and usable stencil images of 30 female activists, anarchists, feminists, freedom fighters, and visionaries. From Harriet Tubman, Emma Goldman, and Angela Davis to Vandana Shiva, Sylvia Rivera, and Lucy Parsons, this collection offers a subversive portrait celebrating the military prowess and revolutionary drive of these women whose violent resolve often shatters the archetype of woman as nurturer. A sampling of quotes from key writings and speeches gives voice to each woman’s ideologies, philosophies, struggles, and quiet humanity while the stencils offer further opportunities to commemorate these women and their actions through the reproduction of their likenesses.”  its on amazon.

yeaaaaaaah that sounds amazing

blackgirlphresh:

nenasoulfly:

revolutionary women - a book of stencils. author queen of the neighborhood.  

about the book: itsa radical feminist history and a street art resource, this handbook combines short biographies with striking and usable stencil images of 30 female activists, anarchists, feminists, freedom fighters, and visionaries. From Harriet Tubman, Emma Goldman, and Angela Davis to Vandana Shiva, Sylvia Rivera, and Lucy Parsons, this collection offers a subversive portrait celebrating the military prowess and revolutionary drive of these women whose violent resolve often shatters the archetype of woman as nurturer. A sampling of quotes from key writings and speeches gives voice to each woman’s ideologies, philosophies, struggles, and quiet humanity while the stencils offer further opportunities to commemorate these women and their actions through the reproduction of their likenesses.”  its on amazon.

yeaaaaaaah that sounds amazing