Vintage: Faithful to no era, except the present…

by jennine on November 6, 2009

40s inspired

121145_565When it comes to vintage, I am faithful to no era. Admittedly, I’ll do themes, arrange my hair with key pieces for an effect, but as often as I wear vintage, it’s never true to any time except the present. The other day, I was contemplating what to do with my horrendous mop. I’ve been wearing it in a top knot behind the monitor because I can’t stand how it looks… I resorted to scouring through my street style RSS folder and came across a slew of models outside the Christian Dior show on Stockholm Street Style. While I loved the show, naturally, I loved the 1940′s old Hollywood inspired hair and makeup,  it wasn’t until I saw these pics when it hit me to try this in real life.

I mean, my hair does this with minimal help from me! I just have to smooth it down and part it to the side, and throw on some red lipstick, and my trusty black eyeliner, and wella! Done!

Today’s outfit basically goes around my hair, it makes me feel sultry, so I thought I would wear something simple yet sultry too. It’s so simple, I almost didn’t post it today, because, well, it’s basically minimal clothing. Like you would want to see a barely accessorized sweater and below the knee skirt. But here I am in vintage red sweater with a charcoal pencil I bought new, but  owned long enough to be considered vintage and my new vintage red mary janes. And I pulled out a 1960′s leather coat I got from the Deco Show. I wonder if lately I’ve gone overboard with how many clothes I can wear at one time and maybe it’s time to wear less clothes and see how minimal style can be.

Obviously, I am still dressing like I live in California…dude, where are my tights?

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Leia November 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Oh, my. This outfit is simply stunning! And I love your hair like that!
.-= Leia´s last blog ..More Magic Always =-.

Andrea November 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Sometimes the best outfits are the simplest ones! Great look and the 40′s inspired hairstyle really works well on you. Love the red bracelet - who makes it?
.-= Andrea´s last blog ..Designer Spotlight: Lover The Label =-.

WendyB November 6, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Okay, I thought you looked your most stunning ever in that recent picture with the sunglasses, but now you’ve topped it.
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..My Borgia Ring Pops Up on Liv Tyler and =-.

FB @ November 6, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I love the shoes and the pose

You look incredible.
.-= FB @´s last blog ..Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup =-.

V November 6, 2009 at 4:11 pm

So ladylike. The red lipstick suits you.
.-= V´s last blog ..StyleLust: Bebe Trista Peep-Toe Boot =-.

jennine November 6, 2009 at 4:19 pm

❤ leia..thank you so much! it’s a little bare, but i’m glad you like it!
❤ andrea..ooh, marc jacobs!
❤ wendy..hahah
❤ fabulouslybroke..thanks my dear
❤v…red is a classic!

Glendy November 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Absolutely Fierce ;) You look so stunning omg I need to find some awesome red shoes!

Much love always,
Glendy <3
.-= Glendy´s last blog ..Beauty Inspiration: The Mythic Unicorn Princess =-.

shay November 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm

SO glam!!

Audi November 6, 2009 at 5:05 pm

This is gorgeous — so chic and sexy! Love the red lipstick on you.
.-= Audi´s last blog ..Layering Required =-.

hanako66 November 6, 2009 at 5:35 pm

OK, how could you not have thought that this outfit is fabulous??!!! You look stunning and I am so inspired…creating outfits as we speak in my head!
.-= hanako66´s last blog ..Casual Friday =-.

K-Line November 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Oh, that red is a perfect shade! And the proportion of the sweater is excellent. I love this outfit.

Maria November 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm

You look gorgeous. Your hair reminds me of a brunette Veronica Lake.

Red looks stunning on you.

jennine November 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm

❤ shoes are essential, i went a few years without a pair, feeling like something was missing.
❤thanks shay!
❤audi…thank you my dear!
❤hanako, wow, can’t wait so see what outfits you come up with!
❤kline…welll i’m working on it, you think red would just be easy..
❤maria, that’s the biggest compliment ever. she is so gorgeous.

Alicia November 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Well done. You look glamorous in a not-too-fussy way. I love it.
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..MOV 006: Feeling Dries-y =-.

kievka November 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Your hair posts are the best! Sometimes letting the make-up or coif lead the outfit is so much more high impact than dressing around a print or silhouette. I’m a late 60′s vintage girl, ‘ardcore Ossie and Biba but lately have been seduced by the 40s too. It’s so right for right now-gonna try this hair. Too bad mine’s stick-straight. : (

Sher November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Love your red lipstick, you look so gorgeous and old hollywood glamour:)
.-= Sher´s last blog ..The Q & A post =-.

Freya November 7, 2009 at 1:10 am

oh lovely! Red looks fab on you.
.-= Freya´s last blog ..Flow of Hue =-.

Elen November 7, 2009 at 3:07 am

lovely coat! Found your site searching for ebay stores, thank yoouuuuuuu!
.-= Elen´s last blog ..bleached brows =-.

Style Spy November 7, 2009 at 6:56 am

You look adorable, love the whole thing. This is sendinng me to my favorite vintage places tomorrow in search of a leather coat. And what must it be like to “do something” with one’s hair…?
.-= Style Spy´s last blog ..The Backup =-.

Nicole November 7, 2009 at 7:44 am

I think this is one of my favorite looks on you. It fits you well.
.-= Nicole´s last blog ..Vintage 60′s Bubblegum Pink Nightie and Fun!!! =-.

VaivaPamaiva November 7, 2009 at 8:35 am

Gorgeous make - up :)

T. November 7, 2009 at 8:51 am

You almost didn’t post it because it’s simple? I’m glad you did, sometimes less is more! Love how you accessorized the fourties look with the modern bracelet and nail-polish!

enc November 7, 2009 at 9:10 am

Jennine, I think this is my favorite outfit for you! It’s just right in every way.
.-= enc´s last blog ..Poll #50 Pop Quiz Results =-.

Kell November 7, 2009 at 10:13 am

Gorgeous, love this classic look! you look fabulous in red lipstick!

Jean November 7, 2009 at 10:15 am

Jennine, I couldn’t agree more. Become *inspired* by the past in little ways; but there is no time like the present.

Rhiannon November 7, 2009 at 11:28 am

Red lipstick looks so natural on you and so do ’40s-ish waves. It’s so hard to do vintage-y things with your hair/makeup or to wear vintage without looking “retro”-that’s what I’m always scared of. But you look perfectly modern!
.-= Rhiannon´s last blog ..Depot on Leipers Creek . . . =-.

violetville November 7, 2009 at 12:52 pm

haha, i can’t believe you thought about not posting this outfit! you are crazy, it looks awesome!!
.-= violetville´s last blog ..RiCH BROWN LEATHER Vtg 70s GLAM SPY DiSCO WRAP COAT~M =-.

39th & Broadway November 7, 2009 at 2:30 pm

You look so glamourous, it’s just lovely. I can’t believe your hair can do that style so easily, you should make that a regular look. This is definitely one of my top favorites shots, although one question, with your hair pulled over, why no earring?
.-= 39th & Broadway´s last blog ..Links à la Mode =-.

dreamsequins November 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm

OMG you’re a bombshell in red. That’s a fabulous look on you. Love your hair, lipstick and all that red. Va va va voom!
.-= dreamsequins´s last blog ..Weekend Links: Chilly New York Edition =-.

The Seeker November 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I think red is def your colour! You look so beautiful and your hair so stylish!!!


jennine November 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm

❤keivka…thanks…it is a nice way to mix things up, more often than not hair and makeup are afterthoughts
❤stylespy…oh yes, i try to wear vintage leather as much as possible as opposed to new leather.
❤rhianon, i whole heartedly agree, that’s why the street style photos really helped me visualse how to wear a 40′s inspired do in real life. i still need a cut, but will bring this picture in when i do!
❤violetteville, hahah, well it is quite simple.
❤39th..good question, i have neglected earrings for some time, it’s time for that to change…
❤dreamsequins and seeker… thanks! red is a lot of fun.

UnoCosa November 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm

i was just in a vintage shop, talking to my friend about the importance of being modern when wearing vintage pieces …. this is just a perfect post to go with the topic!!! loveeee it, xx
.-= UnoCosa´s last blog ..MY DAILY LOOKBOOK #011 =-.

monikulus November 8, 2009 at 4:24 am

absolutely excellent !!!
you are my fashion icon missy !!
.-= monikulus´s last blog ..the movie the movie the movie =-.

Queen Michelle November 8, 2009 at 7:52 am

You look so glamourous, like you’ve stepped off the set of a 40′s movie! Beautiful

Cheryl November 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Simple yet so chic. Love your hair, the vintage red mary janes and that gorgeous red lipstick!
.-= Cheryl´s last blog ..Walled City =-.

Eyeliah November 8, 2009 at 2:25 pm

simple is still good - your hair really looks amazing like this.
.-= Eyeliah´s last blog ..We Won’t Destroy You, No We Will Not Destroy You =-.

Jen November 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

You look truely stunning!

diana November 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm

you look so glam! looooove the red lips :P
.-= diana´s last blog ..Gray Knit Wrap Sweater =-.

Liv Lundelius November 8, 2009 at 5:27 pm

hooray for the red lipstick!
mine bigthened up my day.
it was one of those grey in grey , wet , cold winterdays….brrrrrrr
i really needed some color.
i love how simple it is to just put some lipstick on and you feel
so much more glamorous immediately.
.-= Liv Lundelius´s last blog should look like, well, men ! =-.

Kristen November 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Great title! Minimalism works (it is always fun to play around with different styles anyways)
.-= Kristen´s last blog ..Pearls of Wisdom: The Holy Fashion Grail =-.

oramd November 9, 2009 at 2:57 am

I think red is def your colour! You look so beautiful look so gorgeous and old hollywood glamour:) ….. so chic and sexy!
.-= oramd´s last blog ..The Old Way of Healing and Natural Remedies is Growing Strong Again…. =-.

Mer November 9, 2009 at 4:08 am

Stunning in red! love the outfit
.-= Mer´s last blog ..Nuevo apartado de belleza! (y primer regalo)-New beauty section (and first giveaway) =-.

Fajr| Stylish Thought November 9, 2009 at 8:03 am

Love the Veronica Lake waves and red is most certainly your color!
.-= Fajr| Stylish Thought´s last blog ..What I Wore | Feels Like Fall =-.

Sarade November 9, 2009 at 8:16 am

There is nothing like skimming the best styles from each decade and then flawlessly combining them to form your own custom look!

Midtown Girl November 9, 2009 at 8:56 am

Like a Hollywood movie starlet! You look like a STAR Jennine - a sultry brunette vixen ;-)

My post today is on (recent) vintage buys as well - great minds think a like doll - XOXO Amy
.-= Midtown Girl´s last blog ..My Fabulush Vintage Purchases! =-.

Casey November 10, 2009 at 4:09 am

You look so glam! :)

Market Publique November 11, 2009 at 12:15 am

You look amazing! Love the lipstick!

And I am so glad you got the ring! It looks fab and it’s a truly special piece.

Come and visit more! xo

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