Olive Loves: Rodarte Pony Hair Belt

The brilliant designers Rodarte are two sweet sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who are in love with California sunshine and pretty, lacey, delicate things and hot desert sands and giant condors flapping black wings against a blue sky and cold white mountaintops …and…in short – everything good in this world!

Like two fabulous magicians they take their myriad of inspirations and pull something wonderful out of their glossy satin top hats  – amazing knits and flowing gowns and dainty dresses and now – this bright red pony hair belt, that leaves me, frankly – utterly speechless.

 

Clothes Horses Unite!

As I mentioned many moons ago in my very first post on this world wide web, I am oh so lucky as to have my very own stylist. Not every woman is so fortunate, I know, but I have been around long enough my dears – to deserve it!

Courtney is a sweet young lady well versed in hunting for vintage treasures, a true digger of the first order. She scours the back closets and out of the way websites for rare finds and she always come up with classic looks that never, ever, go out of style.

This month’s look is absolutely thrilling to me, the ideal outfit for an afternoon opening under the dinosaur at the natural history museum or for meeting mustachioed dignitaries from foreign lands or having fancy tea and finger sandwiches with the ladies in a Bel Air garden.

Courtney poetically expresses her inspiration for this remarkable ensemble as –  “Charmed, lunch with a punch, the fairest of them all, tinted love, neutral territory.”

Courtney has a way with not only clothes, but words as well.

Sourced at a spot called “Shrimp Vintage”, Courtney has hand picked shades of elegant beige with touches of deep navy for a very flattering, flirty outfit with just the right hint of sailor uniform oomph and military perfection!

The centerpiece here, (and I know you’ll agree), is the flowing chiffon dress with a scalloped collar. I hold an undying, eternal love for the scalloped collar!

The charm of my gown is elevated with a vintage chiffon hair clip which Courtney has cleverly reinvented as a scarf and a delicate pair of navy gloves. Let’s bring back lady like gloves!  Shall we? Yes? Please?

Top all this off with an absolutely elegant pair of pumps and I am ready to shake hands with the ambassador or sip mint tea in the sunshine.

Merci, merci Courtney!  You’ve done it again….x

 Olive yl Flirty 30's

Olive Loves: Tales of Endearment

Tales of Endearment

My dearies! Tales of Endearment! You must, must, must go to this incredible site right now, this very instant and see all the fabulous vintage-loving beauties featured within!

The lovely Natalie Joos, who, according to her bio, consults about fashion (and you know we love fashion!) created this beautiful site that explores all her gorgeous friends in their magical homes with their stunning collections of vintage jewelry and glittery gowns and feathered hats and fabulous fantastical shoes… and oh my dears! Just go, go, go!

http://talesofendearment.com/