My New York fashion week gold and mermaid/petrolium peacock outfit

I wish! Just kidding,since I need something to cheer me up.I have a bad case of sewing- machine- attachment withdrawals.Due to it’s 220 V uncompatible-ness in US, I had to let this dear friend go,before me moved to Cali.So this outfit was in a way,it’s Swan song , before I heartlessly sold it to a stranger and  took cold hard cash (half price ) for it.I know.Harsh and heartless.It served me right all these years.And not a day went by without me using it(and cussing at it). I miss sewing soo much.But time will come…

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As for time gone by, here is a blast form the past…

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Velvet jacket-vintage.Originally I bought it as a long,heavy trench coat,but gave it the signature Easybreazy treatment-chop,crop,sew,re-sew and pimp,pimp,pimp it with a gold ornaments.The label on the jacket says made in West Germany, so it’s practically a piece of history (a real blast from the cold-war-era past), when Germany was divided by 2 parts-East and West Germany. And then there is The quality on that thing. UN-BE-LI-AVABLE! It really hurt when I had to defame it and cut all that heavy velvet with silk lining and perfect stitches…Whew!

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The back side of the formerly trench coat became a ”mermaid tail” with lace.Or smocking jacket.Or something.

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To complete the mermaid vibe,I added a petroleum sequinced collar to a black T with a slit in front.Petroleum bag-H&M.Vintage Ray Ban.Peacock hair piece.
Aand that was the” Gold-for-the-NY-cold-What-would-Easybreazy-wear” at NY fashion week look , haven I’ve been invited.
I play that game sometimes.Watching street photos from the Fashion week and think of the perfect,weather appropriate outfit.Dreaming…
Again-why wasn’t I invited?

My melons and I or birthday hairstyle inspired by my youth

In case you have burning desire to know when I got my love for big bows on my head,here is your answer:

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Two year old and already with a huge bow bigger than my head.

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Keeping my eyes on the bow.

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My favorite bow with red dots.

2-SEPT-1970

Bows are forever.

3-YEAR-OLD

Even half-asleep I always had my bow perky.

25-DEC-1970

I am crying because Santa’s got bigger headgear than me.

My melons and I

My melons and I

So I decided to keep with the big bow hairstyle for my 45 birthday this week.You are never too old to have a big bow on your head.

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Big bow hairstyle

First I put my hair in a middle of my head tight ponytail.

Big bow hairstyle

Big bow hairstyle

Then added this melons big fascinator with a veil for more drama.
I love drama and I love big bows.
Since 1970.
Yeah,somethings never change…

Vintage policeman meets a cheerleader meets the redhood outfit in red,white and blue

Love,love ,love vintage uniforms.Police,army,airforce,boy scouts,etc…I found this woolen vintage police jacket at a flea market and got really excited .The shoulderpads.The silver buttons.The cut.The fit..

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Leutenant Dangle vintage police jaacket

I cropped it a little at the bottom,so it looks even more fitted and added some silver heart dangling from the left pocket. Insert Lieutenant Dangle (from RENO 911 series) jokes here.

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Vintage police jacket outfit

Also added my vintage sour silver ”grapes” belt and golf Escada skirt,which looks more cheerleadery than golfy.Followed by red ,white and blue golf-y-preppy V-neck sweater underneath.While dangling my red,white and blue NY bag.

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Vintage police jacket outfit

Red cap (nod to the Red Hood) with a bling  and red boot.Self-bejeweled sunglasses finished the look.

Hooray for vintage!
And the Red Hood!
And policeman! (Especially Lieutenant Dangle )
And cheerleaders!
Give me an H for Hooray!

Vintage outfit with a twist of shoe lace

It all started with a little woolen top.My favorite trends all mixed in:

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Vintage outfit

A fusion between vintage(the top and the blue belt) ,steam punk (the shoes),self made(the skirt),see-through(the T-shirt)and glittering shoe-laces,worn as a hair clip.
I found this heavy wool little top with velvet trims at  a flea market and immediately fell in love with it’s vintagey,almost costumey vibe.

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Vintage outfit

Then came the simple black skater skirt,which needed some extra trims to match top.I used old suspenders in wine color and blue elastic belt to create the middle stripes.

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Vintage outfit with metal punk shoes with spikes

Also added 2 stripes on the back side plus a ”tail”-a tassel,which attaches to the belt.

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Vintage outfit

For colder days,I needed vintagey jacket.So I dug this worn once long linen jacket out of my closet,cropped it short and then added the satin bows on lapels

Linen jacket with satin bow on lapels

Linen jacket with satin bow on lapels

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Vintage outfit

and back

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Vintagey look with see trough blue shirt

Here is the another  version of the outfit for warmer days.See trough blue T-shirt,originaly a sport top.

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Shoe lace hair clip

This hip  hair clip is made of matching the outfit shoe laces.

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Hair clip made from shoe laces

All twisted together to form a bow.

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Hair clip made from shoe laces

Nothing like good ol’fabrics -wool and linen ,to make you feel realy vintagey.

Vintage Ga!lamour Gal at the Gala

Here is your Ga!lamour Gal at the Gala.In vintage and D.I.Y. creation.

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Vintage Ga!lamour

Just playing and having fun with vintage clothing.And themes-70’s;-India;-80’s;-60’s
70’s -the skirt.
India-the chiffon shirt with silver sequins.
80’s  stretch glittering tube top –part of my aerobics outfit from the late 80’s(yes,I was one of those die- hard Jane Fonda aerobics craze fans,with  made by my mom woolen!!!!knitted legwarmers!(shudder!!!) and headband to boot-and it was NOT pretty…).)
Golden stretch belt with fuschia metal hearts and sequins flowers-made by me.
60’s-knitted vintage black and silver hand bag
and the ever present vintage sunglasses-for adding more drama(or laugh)

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Vintage ga!lamour outfit

Variation of the same outfit- added  silver belt and wore the chiffon shirt tied in front

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Vintage ga!lamour

Mixing the Un-say’s-who-mixable can be fun.
Ga!lamour definition here http://wp.me/p2iumO-Mi

Vintage brown leather and cream creation inspired by suitcase

Vintage creation with a touch of D.I.Y. Inspired by a vintage suitcase.Corset and pleated skirt,customized with leather flaps, crocheted gloves,glasses and hats-all vintage.All the pieces you see here were bought at the different times,but with the same thought in mind-to match the suitcase.So it took around half year to find the missing pieces.

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Vintage brown leather and cream look 1

As per usual ,I first  buy the button and then build a coat around it.So to speak.In  that case my ”button”was the vintage suitcase.I found this leather and cream little case thrown!! on the street,in front of my local charity shop.Lucky for me,somebody doesn’t appreciate the slightly beaten up face of it and doesn’t care about history,so I rescued this real treasure.Next became the hunt for outfit to match  it’s vintageness.First came the midcalf length pleated vintage skirt,which I cut short.Followed by the same color corset.Too plain for my taste, I desided to add 2 thick leather flaps with little metal suspenders for more vintagey and matching my suitcase look

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Vintage brown leather and cream look 2

For this look I added a  handbag,hat ,bow belt and crocheted gloves-all vintage.

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Vintage brown leather and cream look 3

Here I put a cassette tape belt(not vintage,but cassette tapes are practically vintage nowadays,so that may count).Worn with different vintage hat(who by the way starred in this vintagey look-http://wp.me/p2iumO-w3).To finish the look I added the vintage fur hand muff-also doubles as a bag,with little mirror inside.Vintage sunglasses.Two tone italian leather shoes-contemporary,but they give extremely vintage vibe.

Aaand that’s how this humble suitcase inspired me to put all this.It look good as a decoration in my living room and inside I store my leather scraps for future projects.It also looks good as a weekend trip stylish bag.Beauty and function in one.Perfect.

Vintage groove is in the heart summer outfit 2013

Here is my own fashion week SS2013 vintage look for this summer.Dress,sunglasses,scarf,wooden broche -all vintage.Also vintage edition of ”Antony and Cleopatra”(1961).

Vintage dress

Vintage dress

This ”groove is in the heart” look works best on a bad hair day-thus the scarf.

Vintage scarf and sunglasses

Vintage scarf and sunglasses

Or go au naturel with untreated,bushy hair-also vintage,since back then they didn’t have all the blow dry’s ,conditioners,and fancy salons…

Vintage dress

Vintage dress

Get groovy this summer…

Recycled bicycle tire outfit with a touch of vintage leather,spandex and golden chains

A.k.a. the 6 th way to wear all black outfit.(previous ways here http://wp.me/p2iumO-E7  http://wp.me/p2iumO-Bp  http://wp.me/p2iumO-zM  http://wp.me/p2iumO-xY http://wp.me/p2iumO-xh

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Bicycle tire creation

With mostly recycled materials.Mixing different textures.Rubber-apron,leather-jacket,gloves and shoes,spandex-leggings,chiffon- full skirt,velvet-cap,knitted sweater and glittering gold,gold gold anything-chains,belt,decorations on shoes and gloves,bag with golden chains.I know.Too much Mr.T influence.Then again,I’ve always been from the ”More is more” brigade,so bring it on..Inspired by Dexter (the apron!) and Mr.T (the chains)

Bicycle creation with leather bolero jacket

Bicycle tire apron creation with leather bolero jacket

In Holland every cat and dog rides bicycle, so it was only natural to use and old bicycle tires to create this look.

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Bicycle tire apron and leather bolero

For the bolero leather jacket, I used  vintage leather jacket(circa 80’s) with huge sleeves.Big and dowdy,with lots of rhinestones applications(think Elvis from the 80’s?).So I cut the sleeves and sew them together.Then added the belt from the same jacket.Bam!Leather bolero made from sleeves alone.

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Black rubber apron and leather jacket with golden chains

Demonstrating the full skirt feature of this outfit.Worn with spandex leggings.While trying to look DEXTER-esque with my rubber apron, putting a leather glove..Side note-I am a huge Dexter fan.

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Rubber apron front and back view

For the apron,I cut the strips,then wove them and put the lining.Then made the suspenders.

Annd there you have it-my Dexter meets Mr.T outfit.

Street style first hero/icon of the 2013

Take notes,68 year old ones,
especially the ones with broken ribs!
This is how you do it.

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Style hero

During my walk yesterday,I saw this blue and camel vision on our streets and asked him to pose with me.Thank you,Mr Style.

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Style icon with blue shoes and broken rib

Vintage well worn leather jacket-check!
Matching  rucksack on back-check!
Vintage gentleman hat-check!
Leather gloves -check!
Elvis blue pants-check!
Blue, not suede shoes-ckeck!
Vintage wooden kane with silver handle-check!
Vintage shawl-check!
Daily paper to keep with the world-check!
Style,attitude and quirkiness-check!
Smile,positivity and the hell with broken rib-check,check and double check.
How can that 68 year old dandy not be my first style icon/hero of the year.?
Indeed, under his leather jacket he was hiding a broken rib(result of a freaky accident),but that doesn’t stopped him to honor the bland streets with his stylishness.
This is how the real dandy’s do it.Even with broken rib.Or a missing jacket button.

Amazingness and awesomeness.

If only more people made the effort…

Wear your collectibles outfit-steampunk meet police meet road assistance creation

My ever present outfit inspiration is music and
mix and match seemingly un-matchable matches-
police uniform(hat),love for anything car and race car related-
the metal plates on my harness),steam punk (the shoes) and
2 frilly dresses worn on top of each other with jacket on top of all that.
It all started with staple in my music library-THE 80’S and
Falco’s song  ”DER COMMISSAR

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German police hat

Thus the vintage German police hat.

Alles klar herr kommisar

Alles klar herr kommissar

Then came my latest collectible -2 vintage metal plates with insignia from a real ANWB car (road assistance abreviation in Holland)
I made a harness from 2 belts and suspenders and then saw the metal plates in front.

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Steampunk shoes

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Steampunk meets German police meets Road assistance(ANWB)

Then came the shoes-metal,tweed and leather steampunk style.

Back belt

Front and back side of my harness with collectible plates

I also added vintage metal ”grapes”looking belt-just because.
Aaa, THE 80’s…
Love,love ,love wearing collectibles.
Hope I inspired you to take yours from their dusty cabinets or mantelpieces and wear them any way you like.
As Franco would sing-”Alles klar?”(All right?).