Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vintage Gloves

There are so many lovely vintage accessories out there to wear, one of my favorites are vintage gloves.

These are a pair of Lilly Dache gauntlet gloves, Dache was known as an amazing hat maker, but she also did wonderful gloves. I own a few pairs, and I rarely wear them, instead, I prefer to display them.

Modern gloves are generally labeled in sizes XS to XL for ladies.
The perplexing part about vintage gloves is sizing, so I stumbled across a measurement chart, so you can ensure a perfect fit. I find that my glove size coincides with my shoe size, but it's not always a sure fire method.

So the next time you see a bundle of vintage gloves, take a look and try them on! They're not just for blustery winter days!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Abandoned in the midst of society, gorgeous decay...

I love abandoned buildings, and urban decay born of neglect and disuse. I found a few photo blogs that are worth checking out..

A blog about secret excursions into the Paris Metro system. Abandoned train stations, it's worth a moment of your romantic whimsy.


The second is a photo collection by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, link and photo courtesy of the Guardian UK. It tells the story of abandoned Detroit. It's mind blowing that so many gorgeous and historic buildings, including libraries and schools, are just left to rot in the elements.