Tuesday, June 30, 2009





My yet to finish experiences with vintage patterns. I´m sewing them by hand....and that means I am sewing them slowly....

















Some outfits over the weekend....

I will be in Portugal for the next 3 or 4 days, which means I won´t have internet. I wish you all a great week.






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Wednesday, June 24, 2009







This was me the other day, with a top I bought at the market, obviously for the 60´s inspired pattern. I still had my curly hair.









And this was another (not so well succeded) attempt with curling my hair. It is necessary to sleep with it overnight for it to work perfectly.
I was playing 50's housewife. That picture in negative reminds me I used to have an A-line white denin skirt, straight from the 70´s. I want another one like that!

My next post will be on the vintage patterns I´ve been playing around with.



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Monday, June 22, 2009

Grosgrain: Vintage Wedding Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain: Vintage Wedding Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

It seems I am in a giveaway publishing (and entering contest) mood. This is another very beautiful giveaway..and very romantic one as well. Be amazed by giver´s capacity to transform a dress!!! Do check it out...it is definately worth it!


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The Mysterious Life of the Metropolitan Housewife: Give Away! Give Away!

Hello girls!

Just wanted to let you know about a marvelous give away being hold at The Misterious life of the Metropolitan Housewife, a terribly charming blog I´ve just found recentely. The giveaway is something any vintage lover would absolutely love to have but also the blog is a must know one, as her host is a tallented vintage beauty. Go and check it out at:
The Mysterious Life of the Metropolitan Housewife: Give Away! Give Away!

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Again....a dress and a detail.










I like this dress, there is even something vintage about it, but there was also something no working. The flowery pattern is beautiful, and the cut is ....nearly good. And that nearly was bugginn me. My adding that scarve to my waist, I liked it much better.
Also the 40´s inspired hair sort of helped......better.

I now have my hair in 6 long rolls, due to that hair styling... will post it later if it mantains.






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Monday, June 15, 2009

Hair experiences








So this is the story. Yesterday I decided to have some fun with my hair, and make some defined curls. I took the idea from a blog, but I can´t find the link right now. I will post it when I find it though.

When I was in the middle of the process somebody called us to go out for some beers. So I wrappped a scarf around my head and off I went. I really liked the scarf in your hair thing, and I think I´ll do it again!

Anyway, this was last night:
















And this is the result, this morning:









I like the result. My hair is not short enough to look vintage with these curls, but still there is something romantic about this curls that I like. I think I will make them for the next (and thankfully last) wedding of the year. I am not a girl to like weddings, but when you can´t beat the enemy, you better take advantage of it, so I use them (weddings) to have fun dressing out, in a not exactely wedding-like way.

I wish you all a great start of the week!

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer´s back...














...and I hope it´s for good.
Hope you´re all having an excelent weekend..!




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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Hey, moon


Sometimes you look and your soul is not there (it is always there of course, but it doesn´t always show). Sometimes you feel lost and can´t recognize your finger tips. Because they remind you of another life you don´t remember having lived.

Sometimes, and when you look back you can´t exactely explain why it was so, you just can´t grab your joy that easily. And there is no reason, no reason, but you just can´t get hold of it.

Sometimes you shake inside, disturbed by ancestral fears. There are tears that don´t seem to belong to you. Voices you can´t identify speaking of memories you haven´t lived.

Sometimes, it feels there are a million stories inside your story, a million lives inside your life, a million faces behind your face.



Other times however.....all the universe is at hand reach.










Sometimes I know there is a reason I don´t remember but I know exists. Sometimes I know everything is connected and the reason I don´t remember it is because I am not suposed to. Sometimes I know this weight comes from long ago and it lingers on because you can´t deny your history or the history of your ghosts. Because we remember wars we didn´t fight, but we also remember lights we can´t conceive.

Being human is a dirty job, but somebody´s gotta do it.















Last sunday I was feeling a bit down. So we went to a river nearby and got some fresh air a lot of beauty.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

A detail that changes a dress







I was never 100% sure about this dress. I like the neck shape and the colours, but were never sure about the way it fits and the pattern. Originally it had a brown shinny lace to put around the waste, but yesterday I decided to use something I had crochetted some months ago, and for me, it worked much better. Strange how little details can change everything.

The temperature was still hot yesterday. Today we have a cloudy day and things have freshen up a little bit. Gotta search in my closet for something more spring like.

My internet has been having loads of problems, so I may be slow on posting and commenting... I hope this can be solved quickly. It takes me ages to upload anything and even more to try to open a blog page that has many pictures on it.....and just now that I was having so much fun with blogging.....!!


Happy day everybody.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009




















































When the heath is hot, simplicity is the operative word.....!

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Monday, June 01, 2009

Teal skirt, flowery top.








































Busy day ahead, with loads of things to do around the house (writting projects, finishing costumes for a performance, etc). It´s hot outside, and I need to run some errands. Opted for something fresh and pratical.









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