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Bathing pretty

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Photographed by Nina Leen for LIFE Magazine, 1952 (via Huffington Post)

The weather’s been sooooo incredibly beautiful outside that pool days have been on my mind. And because pool days have been on my mind, of course bathing suits have been on my mind as well. Gotta be lounging by the pool in style, ya know?

I’ve never been a fan of strappy bikinis. I don’t know. I’m not comfortable showing that much skin. That’s just me. Which is why I really love that retro swimsuits are in style. They’re modest but still super stylish. All of Esther William‘s bathing suits have my heart. I really like the classic two-piece in white and red polkadots (it’s actually the swimsuit the model wore in this shoot). The one-pieces are super cute too.

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Vintage Bikini by Beverly Swimwear

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So many pretty patterns & colors to choose from… which is your favorite?

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Aqua Team Force Summer Swimsuit from Modcloth

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Polka Dot Bandeau Bikini Set from Topshop

Swimwear was so glamorous back in the day…

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Photographed by Toni Frissell for Harper’s Bazaar, 1949 (via The Red List)

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Photographed by Georges Dambier for Jours de France, 1959 (found via BuzzFeed)

The swim cap fashion of the 1950s was CRAZY! (You HAVE to watch this video.) Wouldn’t it be fun if swim caps came back in style?

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Photographed by Ralph Crane via LIFE Magazine archives (found via Miss Moss)

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This swimsuit was handmade (!) by my friend Esther. (If you’ve never checked out her blog, you should. Her sewing is just something else.)

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Double Scallop Trim Swimsuit from Topshop (photograph by 1sillaparamibolso)

And now I will leave you with the inevitable question: Are you more of a polkadot or stripes kinda gal?

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I find my preference varies with my mood at the moment. Right now I’m feeling like more of a polkadot girl (but it really can change at moment’s notice). I can’t wait to hear what type of girl you think you are!

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PS. See more bathing suits on my wishlist here.

ACT THREE. Autumn Winter 2015

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act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
A few months ago, my pal Alexandra posted some behind the scenes pictures of a lookbook she styled & modeled in. I got super excited to see the final photographs and several months later, here they are! The photos were the Autumn Winter 2015 lookbook for new Toronto-based apparel line called ACT THREE. The line is comprised of vintage-inspired dresses which are specially fit for petite women 5’4″ and under.

act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
The Autumn Winter 2015 collection is ACT THREE’s first collection and is inspired by French New Wave films from the 1960s. It is particularly influenced by the style of fashion icon, Anna Karina. Each dress is dubbed the first name of the fashion icon it was inspired by. Some of the names of the dresses are Francoise, Margot, Penelope, Sylvie, etc. It’s really fun to look at the style of the dresses and try to guess which fashion icon it corresponds with.

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act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
This season, the line will be sold exclusively in Canadian boutiques Victoire and Coal Miner’s Daughter. Sarah, the owner, hopes to expand further into other areas of Canada and the United States as well as open our own online boutique in upcoming seasons. View more photos in the catalog here.

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act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
act three autumn winter 2015 - drifter and the gypsy blog
Photography Danielle Suzanne
Model, Stylist, Hair & Makeup Alexandra Spence
Dresses ACT THREE.
Accessories Stylist’s own

Unreflected

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Would it be way over the top if I used the words feminine, ethereal and dreamy all in one sentence? Perhaps. But there’s no other way to introduce a collection as fanciful as Alyssa Nicole’s Spring 2015 collection.

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The neutral color palette is subtle and understated; soft, ladylike and fragile.

Sometimes I think about it and all I can hear
Are the waves
Crashing by me
Reflecting on the tides pulling in
Waves crashing by me.

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unreflected - drifter and the gypsy blog
unreflected - drifter and the gypsy blog
unreflected - drifter and the gypsy blog
View more photos / read more about Alyssa Nicole’s Spring 2015 collection here.

Photography Jess Sorensen
Cinematography Dexter Ho
Styling Alyssa Nicole
Hair & Makeup Hedy Lavinsky
Model Sarah at Stars Model Management

Take it Easy

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take it easy - drifter and the gypsy blog
Nothing says good ol’ California than these photographs shot by one of my very favorite photographers Amber Byrne Mahoney. (I’ve featured her in the past here and here.) I love the loose ’70s theme going on here too. Makes me want to watch The Brady Bunch!

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take it easy - drifter and the gypsy blog
take it easy - drifter and the gypsy blog
take it easy - drifter and the gypsy blog
Take it easy, folks. It’s Friday!

Photography Amber Byrne Mahoney
Styling Chloe Chippendale
Hair & Make-up Tami Shirey
Model Sophia Tatum @ Next
Location Kelly Fondry
Shot for Oyster Magazine

Fall into Flowers

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fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
People tend to look down on clichés, but I’ve always believed clichés are clichés for a reason. Take for example the theme of flowers. I know flowers are done a lot–some may argue flowers in pictures has been overdone, but I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a picture of flowers I didn’t like.

Tell me you don’t like these photographs by Zhang Jingna for Phuong My‘s Spring Summer 2015 collection and the Overgrowth project by Parker Fitzgerald and Riley Messina. Both sets of photographs deal with flowers as their central focus, but they are so different in their treatment of colors, composition and overall tone. That’s why I don’t think anyone should ever look down on clichés. There are always an infinite amount of possibilities in every creative endeavor.

OffOn

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Maybe it’s because I’m studying about childhood development for my Psychology class, but right now I’m really falling sucker for this adorable Lithuanian clothing brand OffOn. The mother/daughter matching dresses are tooooo sweet. I mean how can your heart NOT turn to mush? Plus the clothes are actually stylish and not the typical kitschy gift shop looking stuff you often get with child/adult matching garb. I’d wear any of these dresses myself. Which is good because OffOn also sells adult dresses individually.

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offon - drifter and the gypsy blog
offon - drifter and the gypsy blog
Photos: OffOn (found via Larkspur Vintage)

In the Pink

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Hi guys! I wasn’t going to post anymore this week, but I stumbled upon this fashion editorial and wanted to share it with you guys ASAP. I love spur of the moment unplanned blog posts… talking off the cuff. Seems more personal. That’s exactly what this blog is, after all: A capsule of thoughts, inspiration and imagery. A diary of sorts.

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in the pink - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love the model’s bored and youthful expressions. Such a coming-of-age story, don’t you think? Reminds me of the movie Pretty in Pink (although I’ve shamefully never seen the movie! I think I must see it soon!).

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in the pink - drifter and the gypsy blog
Photographer Saskia Wilson
Stylist Bree McDonald
Hair and Makeup Corinna Wilmshurst for YSL
Model Teresa @ The Agency
via Fashion Gone Rogue

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