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I'm Karen.

east of east st. louis
and the wind is making speeches
and the rain sounds like a round of applause

vintage clothing. plaid. Gemütlichkeit. wool socks. christoph waltz. bbc radio 6. dorothy parker. scotland. cocktails. british sea power. ivy. tweed. very long reads. the scent of pipe tobacco. terriers. road trips. barbara stanwyck. fog.
not necessarily in that order.

my SmallEarthVintage clothing shop
my blog

"The New Girl," Mad Men, season 2, episode 5.

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#mad men  #don and peggy 
wehadfacesthen:

Suzy Parker, wearing Lanvin-Castillo, with Gardner McKay in Paris, 1956, in a photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue

wehadfacesthen:

Suzy Parker, wearing Lanvin-Castillo, with Gardner McKay in Paris, 1956, in a photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue

— 8 hours ago with 131 notes
#this photo is so not about the models or fashion for me  #it's the background  #that brasserie or whatever you call it 
willkommen-in-germany:

Alter Gasthof, Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany
http://alter-gasthof.com/index.php

willkommen-in-germany:

Alter Gasthof, Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany

http://alter-gasthof.com/index.php

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Draffens - Pringle Sportswear by Dundee City Archives on Flickr.
ca. 1930s-1940s ad for Pringle Sportswear at Draffen’s in Dundee, Scotland.

Draffens - Pringle Sportswear by Dundee City Archives on Flickr.

ca. 1930s-1940s ad for Pringle Sportswear at Draffen’s in Dundee, Scotland.

— 8 hours ago
#vintage ad  #pringle  #pringle sportswear  #scotland  #1930s ad  #1940s ad  #vintage clothing 

eleonorbostrom:

the haberdashery dogs are joining me on my Japan trip, beginning this thursday!

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Don and Peggy.  Mad Men, Season 2, Episode 5, “The New Girl.”

— 1 day ago with 1 note
#mad men  #don and peggy  #these two 
capricedubibliophile:

Art nouveau/Art déco bookbinding by Henri Noulhac (1866-1931)

capricedubibliophile:

Art nouveau/Art déco bookbinding by Henri Noulhac (1866-1931)

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Evening dress of silk and metallic thread by Vitaldi Babani (including the label shot because it is a beauty all on its own), 1920-23.

(source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

— 1 day ago
#a dress a day  #vitaldi babani  #1920s dress  #vintage dress  #1920s fashion  #vintage fashion 

c86:

Squirrels, 1974

Written and illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

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Evening dress of silk and metallic thread by Vitaldi Babani, early 1920s.
(source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Evening dress of silk and metallic thread by Vitaldi Babani, early 1920s.

(source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

— 2 days ago with 4 notes
#a dress a day  #vitaldi babani  #1920s fashion  #1920s dress  #vintage fashion  #vintage dress 
jellobiafrasays:

tomfoolery ladies sportswear (business card, c1960s)

jellobiafrasays:

tomfoolery ladies sportswear (business card, c1960s)

(via jellobiafrasays)

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