Saturday, April 16, 2011

pretty little things










I'm completely obsessed with vintage lingerie. I'm sure that's no stretch of your imagination considering my well-documented penchant for anything lacey, silky and sheer. I find myself more and more entranced by old pieces of lingerie that I find at flea markets and vintage sales and I love finding ways of sneaking them into outfits without being too immodest. And with more than half of my wardrobe in silky sheer territory I have to wear a slip pretty much every day anyways, leaving me free to stock up on them with the justification that "I'll wear this all the time!" The second photo above shows a tiny fraction of my lingerie collection (which I will admit is mostly comprised of pale pinks and creams). The beautiful vintage pieces are from the Met Museum's costume collection and I'm sure you have already seen the amazing sheer black vintage-inspired lingerie from The Loved One (which is even lovelier in person, if you can imagine). I remember reading an article about Betsey Johnson a long, long time ago and in it she mentioned that she collects lingerie and has a bunch of beautiful vintage slips in every color of the rainbow strung up all around her canopy bed. I've kept that image in my head for many years now.... heaven.

22 comments:

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Ooooh. So much prettiness!
XOXO

Jo said...

Pretty little things indeed! I adore the first bustier!

x
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(amanda) said...

oh these are just dazzling!!

Cat said...

Gorgeous, the floral slip is divine - much more glamorous than my daily black knickers and bra ensemble!

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I quite love lingerie too and would love to collect some, but as I usually live out of a suitcase, I prefer to dedicate the space to more dresses! But these are just gorgeous!

Mici Milovaného said...

who doesn't like vintage lingerie? there is nothing more feminine than this!!
lovely pics..

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

Ohhhhh, everything's so darling. I also love vintage lingerie - the sheer things, the lacy things, they're all so beautiful! Also, it looks like you have quite a lovely collection, yourself.

x x Michelle
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annah. said...

wow, so so beautiful! i love the floral number at the very bottom left...how good would that look with a knee-length skirt..mm! thanks for sharing!

Annah xx

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M & Em said...

Wow! They're all SO gorgeous! Being able to wear lingerie is one of the things I look forward to most when I get out of my parent's house haha.

xoxo
Em

Phara said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. So delicate and lovely!
X

hannah and landon said...

aw shucks, so flattered to be included in this bundle of deliciousness!!!

xx

Shelby said...

some of that lingerie looks like it might just fall apart at any moment!d

maria. said...

everything is just so beautiful!
love love love!


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AshleyDoll said...

*sigh*

L. of Hey Nancy said...

I'm with you - anything silky, lacy, sheer is a dream! I also have a growing vintage slip collection. Yours looks sublime! :)

Cara said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely lovely...
xo Cara
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Mandy Paige said...

When I was a teenager I read an interview in Seventeen magazine w/ Betsey Johnson. It featured pictures of THE bedroom with the slips/canopy. It was dreamy! I wish I could remember the year, I want to say it was '96 or '97.

Kennedy said...

i cant even believe how beautiful some of those pieces are!

Zelina Garza said...

oh my I'm in love with them all.

Emily said...

wow! some really amazing things here!! i love vintage under things. when i was at FIT we got to so a study on some 20s and 20s pieces. that school has a big BIG collection of beautiful clothing from all different times kept in temp controlled storage and such. so they brought out this rack of AMAZING! things for us to hangle and look at.. it was the most amazing day!

LynellMarie said...

All the lingerie posted is beautiful! I didn't know there would be people with similar callings for lingerie as well as the vintage ones. Must get in the habit again of trying to find more. Much luck on your searches as well!

mary van note said...

such beautiful things! I absolutely love the heart tap panties. Must find a way to make these exist on my person...