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The Vintage Valley: Marlene D.....

The Vintage Valley

The personal blog of a vintage & goodwill shopper

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Marlene D.....

One of my style inspirations (icons) has always been Marlene Dietrich, She always had such a classic tailored style and introduced women to menswear with a sultry twist, Sharp crisp lines, ties and tophats always paired with feminine hair and makeup.


She first wore a pants suit in her film 'Morocco' which caused quite a stir (mostly because of her woman to woman kiss which was a bit risque back then) and after that it quickly became her trademark look.

I have featured the bow tie on the blog before but paired it with a more classic pencil skirt and striped shirt, although i mostly wear bright colours sometimes i like to pull it back and stick to monochrome sometimes....especially in winter anyway!!!! one more thing that would have made the outfit more perfect would have been a black pair of suspenders..but im on the scout still for a pair of those!!!

Everything im wearing is Vintage except for the heels... My latest find was the Patent Geometric clutch...im so in love with it!!! One of the ladies in my regular thrift shop kept it aside for me.. (is it weird they know me by name and keep things aside for me haha) but it was a little worse for wear and sad..but it was nothing a little polish couldn't fix...sometimes second hand things just need a little love to bring them back to life...


Marlene in her finest...

Im looking forward to my weekend so much, Burgers and waffles with my bestie tonight and shopping all day for pieces for the shop on Sat.....and mayb catching up on The Mighty Boosh and IT Crowd episodes..ive missed the last seasons...

Happy Weekend XX

(Wearing: Vintage, Blazer, Embroided top, Bow Tie, Geometric clutch, Trent Nathan Pants & Tony Bianco Pumps)


Blogger samantha. said...

love the whole story and the inspired outft! it totally works! marlena would be proud!


September 2, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Oh man...this outfit is just perfect. I love the top and bow-tie combination. You have a lovely blog.

Andrea ;)

September 2, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

Ally you are amazing!! The whole look is amazing from head-to-toe and you pull it off brilliantly! The bowtie, the pants and I think my favourite is that perfectly fitting white blazer!
Well done lady :) Now go and enjoy your weekend!


September 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Fia said...

Marlene Dietrich is an excellent style icon to be inspired by. I like your tribute. You look great.

September 2, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

you look sooo beautiful! i love this outfit :)


September 2, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Andi B. Goode said...

You look absolutely lovely. I really love this outfit. I love Marlene's style, too. Also, do you have a Dangerfield in Perth? Because I noticed the one here had a whole bunch of suspenders.
-Andi x

September 2, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger soph (owl vs. dove) said...

This outfit is just amazing. You wear it with aplomb! Hope you have a fantastic weekend (waffles, Boosh, and the IT Crowd? How could it NOT be?! ahah)

September 3, 2010 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Wangari M. said...

I'm so in love with this outfit. THat bow tie is just all sorts of amazing! CGood luck on the hunt for black suspenders (I'm also on the hunt for a pair of my very own). Have a great weekend, it sounds like you have fun plans :)

September 4, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger hannah said...

amazing look, i love menswear! you pull off the bow tie so well!

September 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Anoushka said...

oh i love this look, its something i've tried a few times, but you wear it so well! you look absolutely beautiful :)
marlene is a wonderful icon, unfortunately i have yet to see her films, but her style for that decade was unparalleled.
great blog, and the vintage finds are awesome :)

September 5, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Becca Jane said...

Marlene Dietrich was such a stunning, stylish icon. I love your interpretation of her look - you look fabulous!

September 5, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I love your outfit! You look so cute! I love the bow tie! :)
I'm not following!!

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September 5, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Eunice said...

you look amazing! such a chic black and white look

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September 6, 2010 at 4:40 AM  
Blogger Ctoonz said...

simple white and black, u look so chic!! beside all of those beautiful photographs, i think in the second photo u look like Drtew Barrymore..hehehe :)

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September 8, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Vickie said...

This look is incredible on you! Love your style, very feminine and incredibly chic... I found you via Weardrobe, and I'll definitely be following from now on!

Happy Blogging,


September 11, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your look so much - but you are right, with a pair of black suspenders it would have been perfect. Did you find a pair in the meantime?

April 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM  

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