Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Then & Now ~ Star Spangled Strapless Black Dress


Then

1956 Bosphore  Christian Dior  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Now

2014 Elie Saab black petal

Matched Merch


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

My Shoes & The Social Media Platforms They Represent In My Psyche


So I was randomly thinking about social media platforms the other day, Fashionable Reader.

What does this have to do with fashion?

Well apparently in my head it has to do with shoes.



Want to peek?

My Shoes & The Social Media Platform Each Represents In My Brain


Facebook = The Black Stiletto

A beloved staple and vital to my wardrobe but mostly uncomfortable.

Twitter = Trainers

Comfortable but not very attractive.

Google+ = Folding Flats

Useful but somehow rarely used.

YouTube = Gold Sandals

Flashy but a bit of a pain to wear regularly.

Tumblr = Quirky Flats

Seems fun but gets a bit hot and probubly for someone younger than me.

Instagram = Red & Black Pumps

Always gets compliments but mostly for show.


Flickr = Patchwork Boots

Old fashioned, pretty, but a pain to get into.

The Newsletter = Black Riding Boots

Of vital importance but high maintenance.

Goodreads = Green Pumps

Great but only for a specific type of person.

Pinterest = Red & Black Flats

Pretty and comfy but doesn't go with much else in my wardrobe.

Wikia = Crazy Wedges

Unique and painful, but vital to my well being.


Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Gingham is Vintage (pictures in my office)


There is something about gingham, Fashionable Reader, that comes off as intrinsically vintage. Perhaps because we associate it so strongly with tablecloths from the 1950s?


Here I am wearing a pedal pusher version of black and white gingham trousers, which, of course helps the vintage look even when I pair them with a modern t-shirt. This is my Team Soap shirt, from my Zazzle shop.

Team Soap shirt can be found here.

They can be a little broadening, in the manner of horizontal stripes. But I like them so much I will keep wearing them.


I'm in the downstairs part of my office for this shoot. For those of you who follow my FB Lives or my YouTube Channel, you can see why I have problems with back-lighting in this office, but boy it is wonderful from a general light perspective. In addition to the two huge windows downstairs, there is also a skylight in the loft section.


These photos were taken by the incomparable Brittney Hart. 

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.
Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I gets a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.