Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Modern Day Vintage: Part 1

I love the whole vintage look: from the 1940's or 1950's: gorgeous red lips and amazing clothes. Its so classy and looks wonderful. There have been many vintage inspired icons in the past, but sadly, there are less and less vintage beauties. There are, however, some modern day icons who, you can tell, are obviously inspired by the vintage look.

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel is one of my favourite actresses at the moment and I wrote this post on her a while back. I love how she is so unconventions and optsto do indie movies, instead of big budget one.

Her style is very quirky, feminine and flirtations. Its her own unique style and its clear that, when it comes to fashion, she doesn't follow anyone!
Her style is a mixture of indie, and vintage and her usual look is a cute dress, with tights. Her dresses are all very cute and vintage looking.

She accessories with a vintage flair as well. She adds ribbons to her hair and has bows as well. Zooey's carfree and relaxed attitude adds an extra personal feel to her look.

Zooey Photo Credits: Instyle,, Zimbio, Zimbo (again) and gofugyouself

Dita Von Teese

Dita, as you should know, is best known for her burlesque performances. She is the ultimate Burlesque queen.
She has incredible style, with a very strong retro-glam vintage vibe to it. She mixes a 50s throwback style with some modern elements, giving her a perfect style, which she manages to pull off really well.
I like that her style and image is completely different than everyone else out there, creating a more fantasy look.
She says that she adopted the 40's pin up look because she felt that she didn't fit in well with any other look. Its so good to see that she never ttrid to be somebody that she's not.

Dita was well on her way to becoming a ballet dancer, and its clear that that past has had an immpact on her preformances. As a teenager, she was intrigued by all things retro and vintage, such as old Hollywood movies. Her inspirations include Bettie Page and she picked her name after the German actress, Dita Parlo.

Dita Photo Credits: Fashion About, Cointreau, Stellar Magazine

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett is exactly the kind of icon I've been talking about. She definitely fits into the old Hollywood glamour look. She is so gorgeous and definitely looks the part of a 50's icon. She has often been compared to Marilyn Monroe because of her blonde hair and how she looks in red lipstick.
Her hair is one of my favourite features about her. She wears her hair in really gorgeous soft curls a lot of the time and it does look very 50s.

She has amazing vintage style as well. Her outfits are usually 40's inspired and are really feminine, like they were in that era. She's got great curves and really knows how to use them, making her very elegant and sexy.

A lot of the roles she picks also have quite retro feels to them. I loved her style in 'The Spirit' (its a pretty awesome movie) and in 'The Black Dahlia'.

And her ad campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana are really well done. She looks so stunning in them. We wrote an article about it as well, which you can check out here.

Scarlett Photo Credits: Teenscenemag, All celebrity-pics, Forbidden Planet, Time Magazine, and the Daily Mail


For those of you who don't know her, Duffy is a Welsh singer-songwriter. She has a great voice and her music is very 60's inspired. Her style is really reflectant of her voice as well, and she has wonderful vintage style.

She's often been described as a modern day Bridgitte Bardot and she's well known for her hairstyles and make up. Her make up is very vintage-esque: she wears a lot of fake eyelashes and very thick eyeliner.

Her style is pretty classic. She sticks to black and white, but sometimes adds a pop of colour to her looks with a bright accessory. She has a perfect retro glam style. Her dresses are very cute and 50s inspired.

Duffy Photo Credits: Talktalk and Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Check back in a couple of days, where I'll be looking more into modern day vintage.

Sherin xx


Leah said...

You know what I noticed among those ladies aside from their love for vintage? Red lips suit them all.

Anonymous said...

I admire all of their fashion, so fantastic picks! I especially love Zooey's cute, covetable style.


Sher said...

All are adorable but my favourite has got to be Zooey! I've been in love with her style since Almost Famous:)


Anonymous said...

Dita all the way, I love how the shapes of the vintage wear are coming back. Its gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Zooey is so adorable! I love her style.

Diane said...

i'm a HUGE fan of zooey! she always looks amazing! i really want every piece of her wardrobe..and her amazing hair. love her!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
Especially loving Zooey!


Cafe Fashionista said...

Yayay! I love you, Sherin! Modern day vintage has always been one of my favorite things. I absolutely adore the way Zooey Deschanel rocks it - she is fabulous; as are the other women you've featured here. Fabulous post!! :)

Anonymous said...

I really like the picture of Zoey in the white dress. I also really like scarlet in that bathing suit. I have a vintage dress from My grandma. They are so fun to wear! I wore one for my graduations pics. It was fun.

Anonymous said...

fashion and makeup will easily give other kind of looks.same way to the vintage look. but as we know that scarlett Johansson face is sooooo vintage even without any vintage outfits.she's pretty cool..
lovely post!

Anonymous said...

Scarlett looks amazing. x

Hannah ♥ said...

Zooey = AMAZING! love her!
This is such a great post :)
I can't wait for the modern vintage one



passport in my pocket said...

zoey is adorable. Do you listen to "She & Him" ?

Nina (Femme Rationale) said...

i LOVE zooey deschanel! she rocks at everything she does!

MJ said...

I LOVE Zooey Deschanel, I have such a girl crush on her! :D

Thank you for the comment on my blog, I went with the first outfit in the end.


Clare said...

Yes i love all of these girls and their great Vintage style! I think everyone loves Zooey :) She is great!

St├ęphanie said...

Fabulous post ! I adore every style !

Bored and Crafty said...

Ahh Zooey. Me and the boyfriend got a crush on her. :)

bryna said...

what a great post. love zooey's style and i've been wondering who duffy is!

Tasha said...

This was an interesting post idea! I liked it! I especially adore Zooey Deschanel's style! Hers is one my favorites lately! I love the vintage and girly elements she always incorporates in her beautiful wardrobe! And you have some other great girls featured on here as well!!

S.Elisabeth said...

I LOVE DUFFY!!! Definitely a modern BB in my book. And I adore Zooey Deschanel, number one fashion icon. Ahh and I think Scarlett Johanson is one of the most beautiful women ever. I don't know much about Dita, but I do admire the effort and time she places into her appearance.

Christen said...

This is such a great post! I especially love Zooey Deschanel - she's so stunning!

Winnie said...

My favourite, hands down, is Zooey, she is so gorgeous and has lovely style to boot!

E said...

I was about to say Zooey is the vintage queen, but Dita is totally the pinup goddess, so I'll call it a tie :-)

The F Word Online said...

i absolutely love scarlett. shes sooo beautiful

xx lue

OceanDreams said...

These ladies are just gorgeous and I love the vintage style, I have to say it is my favorite look.

Anna said...

I love Zooey!
Come check her out on my header. SO cute :)

Sunny said...

Love Duffy's playsuits.
Four stunning ladies on this post- jealous much! Wicked styles and so pretty too :)


Aury said...

Oh my Gosh, all these women are so gorgeous and have a fantastic sense of personal style. I've adored all their styles for awhile but right now my fave is definitely Zooey. Fell for her look in 500 days of summer.

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