četvrtak, 18. rujna 2014.

A Journey With Lindy Bop

Hello lovely readers,


today I will share with you my new TOP 3 favorite Lindy Bop dresses. Lately, I visited Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and went on Desert Safari in Dubai wearing Lindy Bop - I love them because they are comfortable. I can wear one during the day and then out to dinner afterwards and feel like I'm dressed just right.

The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown...




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“... a fine way to capture a piece of the magic of a unique city. The drama, the charm and the beauty of Hong Kong is all here-just as is its breathless energy.” 
― Nury VittachiHong Kong: The City of Dreams

HONG KONG street style: Wearing New Style 'EMMY' features Polka chiffon Top Peter Pan collar 1950's vintage Swing Dress




The Emmy Dress from Lindy Bop is an elegant rockabilly swing dress. The sleeveless, black and white polka dot top is a chiffon overlay and has a cute Peter Pan collar. The vintage style dress has a back zip fastening and a flattering waistband with front bow detail. The contrast red flared skirt looks great when worn with a petticoat.











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“When your life feels like you're on a sailboat, with no wind to fill your sails, there are still choices. You can drop anchor and enjoy your surroundings. Start your motor, if you have one. Grab an oar and start paddling, or wait for the wind to fill your sails once again. There are always other choices while crossing the ocean of life…” 

ABU DHABI Skyline: Wearing "VIOLA" VINTAGE MILITARY DOUBLE BREASTED FLARED PARTY TEA SHIRT DRESS


Can't say enough about this dress! You're gonna feel like the best-dressed woman in the world...
Features:
  • STRETCH BENGALINE FABRIC.
  • LAYERED COLLAR WITH RED TO THE UNDER COLLAR.
  • DOUBLE BREASTED BUTTONS. 
  • HIDDEN SIDE ZIP WITH FAUX PATENT LEATHER BELT. 
  • WIDE FLARED OUT SKIRT SECTION WITH PLEATS TO TOP.
  • A 26" PETTICOAT WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET THE LOOK IN THE PICTURE.







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“But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself."

DESERT SAFARI DUBAI: Inspired by the famous TV commercial starring Audrey Hepburn 'PENNY' Cream Polka Dot Vintage Chiffon shirt dress


Elegant in a desert? Wearing Penny Cream dress of course yes!
A CHIC VINTAGE STYLE DRESS, BASED ON THE FAMOUS 'CHOCOLATE ADVERT' FEATURING AUDREY HEPBURN.
FEATURES: 
MADE FROM A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTWEIGHT POLKA DOT FABRIC WHICH IS FULLY LINED
GENTLY FLARED OUT SKIRT SECTION TO CREATE A FLOATY DAY DRESS STYLE
BUTTONS TO BODICE SECTION
COMES WITH A CONTRASTING TIE BELT & NECK/HAIR TIE
CAP SLEEVES





Lot of kisses,
Idda van Munster

četvrtak, 4. rujna 2014.

LENA HOSCHEK Femme Totale Collection Autumn / Winter 2014 2015



The new autumn collection of my favorite Austrian Designer Lena Hoschek emphasizes the tantalizing female form along the lines of “Femme Totale” with her sharp lines and exquisite materials. One of the outstanding pieces of the collection is the “Starlet Dress”, beckoning in a softly shimmering gold-nude tone. 
Retro flair and patterned prints are considered the luxury label’s trademarks. This autumn sexy dresses and blouses with polka-dot print, combined with ladylike pencil skirts with flower print put their best foot forward. Perfect color combinations are cherry red, deep sumptuous black and pristine white.

I got a heart attack when Lena Hoschek sent me an email asking to be her model. 
I am following her amazing work for a long time and she is a big inspiration to me. I finally got the chance to meet Lena in Vienna - she was so lovely and sweet, dressed immaculately in a cute vintage cardigan and full-skirted 1950's floral dress. I enjoyed talking with her while drinking tea in Lena Hoschek's Atelier, which is actually a whole house. 
My favorite place in the "house" is the kitchen (look the photos below) - looks like a frozen 1950's kitchen with a shabby chic touch and a lot of vintage floral details.
Lena said:
"The biggest thing to me is to make women actually look like women. So femininity is number one goal in fashion for me. I'm totally obsessed with the hourglass silhouette, probably because when I was little I was watching too many '50s movies, and I was never a fan of anything contemporary. So when my school colleagues were fans of Take That or current bands, when I was 13, I was a fan of Marilyn Monroe. And it wasn't so much the women that were just sexy but they also had a sense of humor, because I always thought that the ones making fun of themselves--like Marilyn did with the film How to Catch a Millionaire, with the glasses and everything, the silliness that she's playing up the irony of the dumb blonde--I love that very much. And I always thought that humor was something that made a sexy woman actually sexy. Because sexiness these days is much more obvious, and women take themselves too seriously.
I also love rock n' roll, obviously, and punk and metal music, it's what I grew up with. People say 'How can you like flowery fabrics when you go to this and that concert?' But I do."
I had a lot of fun during the shooting days in Vienna. In this blog post I will show you the final catalogue photos.
Thank you Lena Hoschek Team for the wonderful time I will always always remember!

Styling / Designer / Art Director: Lena Hoschek
Houte Coture Designer: Thomas Kirchgrabner
Photo: Lupi Spuma
Hair: Stefanie Dutschmann
Make-up: Christopher Koller
Location: Hotel Stefanie Vienna, Lena Hoschek Atelier




























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and here some photos; from Vienna with love Idda!






Lena Hoschek and me.









utorak, 2. rujna 2014.

My TOP five models of Irregular Choice for Autumn Winter 2014/2015

Some things are better seen from the distance and now, after few years of happy collaboration with the regional representative for Irregular Choice in the Balkans area, I have to admit that I really miss some of the sparkle moments which this brand is continuously and very generously giving us while at the same time, making their own fashion history of women shoes. One of my favorite brands for women shoes, standing out with its appearance and uniqueness from season to season is for sure Irregular Choice.
I am looking through their newest season styles absolutely astonished with their creativity and happiness which they bring out in every design, which most of all - do well to any woman wearing them - they are uplifting spirit, happiness within and all always freshly mixed up with hint of humor and good taste, bit retro but delivered in their very specific way – Irregular Choice – that's why I love you and miss here in Dubai!
So I have to do this here and now, gladly I am sharing with you my dear followers and readers - my top FIVE selection of Irregular Choice shoes which I would love to wear daily and at special occasions - here there are amazing, their Excellence - Irregular Choice booties and shoes I love for Autumn Winter 2014 / 2015.
P.S.: I miss winter times so much!

A fabulous new season womens calf high boot from Irregular Choice:
The Irregular Choice Lucky Lady womens boot has shiny black crackled metallic leather uppers that suits the Victorian baby doll styling of the boot perfectly. The boot's upper are sectioned with the vamp rising from the Lucky Lady's rounded toe to form the boot's tongue. Rising from the body of the boot are soft, supple uppers with scalloped edging adding detail to the mid-calf leg. I call them the modern Victorian baby doll boots!









This model is the absolute must have.
I coudn't decide between Lucky Lady black or multi (the vintage flowers), so both of them are in my top 5.
Your love kitsch vintage, and you love shoes? Then you'll love these awesome Lucky Lady floral boots by Irregular Choice!
These glorious boots are by far one of the most unique designs you're likely to find this season, offering sublime vintage styling with the superb quality that you would expect from Irregular Choice. An uber-cute mash-up of vintage floral print, with a shiny croc-effect leather, topped with statement satin bows, and also enjoying an easy zip fastening.
Slipping into these Irregular Choice beauties is the quickest and easiest way to show the world your true style and spirit, should you wear them to a special event or just to enliven your day to day attire. To the lady who knows her mind in style, they're simply irresistible.
The luscious feminine shape will spice up your step with a classic slim court heel, adding inches to pins and a killer wiggle to your walk - without compromising on comfort - these have to be one of the most comfortable heels ever produced.
Match to your favourite frocks and rock your socks off! Just make sure you're quick to Buy It Now because we've got limited stock for this season! With their gorgeous detail and authentic vintage styling, all your envious friends will want to know where you found these adorable boots.
“Recapture your freedom which eloped with your youth'' with Irregular Choice shoes.











A gorgeous womens boot that is just too pretty to hide under your jeans - team with leggings or Autumnal coloured skirts and let everyone see your Irregular Choice Rosie Lea boots at their best.

The Irregular Rosie Lea womens boot has a two tone brown leather vamp and knitted leg with stitched polka dots.










Bloxy is back!
In one of my autumn posts from last year you have already seen that I'm a big fan of the bloxy model by Irregular Choice. Guess why?
I am pretty sure you know it by heart.
I love T-straps shoes. T-bar has buckle for adjustment, looks great and adds comfort and support. The new design is amazing! I can imagine wearing them on Winter Holidays and for New Year's Party.











I don't know why but these shoes are so spezial to me because they remind me on my childhood and watching Disney's 101 Dalmatians! Black and white polka dot pony skin trouser shoes with buckle detail to side, these truly stand out in the crowd.








Love,

Idda van Munster & Metaphysika Team

petak, 13. lipnja 2014.

LINDY BOP 'VIVI' Vintage 1950's Spring Garden Floral Print Dress


Welcome to Lindy Bop!




Lindy Bop collection of dresses are inspired by vintage styles and updated for the modern woman who is looking for something along classic lines. 

Perfect for church, an evening out with your sweetheart, or just for fun, this dress from Lindy Bop sets a retro feel for any event. If you like dresses, desire affordable clothing, and prefer the look of past eras, then make sure to keep reading…




In this post I am wearing the gorgeous Vivi dress from Lindy Bop. The name of this dress is Vivi Vintage 1950s Spring Garden Floral Print, so I decided to make photos in a beautiful flower garden.

Photos by my lovely friend Maja Topcagic / check her work at https://www.facebook.com/angelicaphotographs?fref=ts

Headpiece made by Eleanor Paige
shop her amazing pieces at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueBelleBettie

Bag Vintage

Ballerinas Tamaris

Location beautiful Bihac / Bosnia and Herzegovina

STYLE NAME - VIVI
A GORGEOUS VINTAGE FIFTIES STYLE FLORAL PRINT DRESS BROUGHT TO YOU BY LINDY BOP.

DRESS FEATURES: 
GOOD QUALITY, MEDIUM WEIGHT STRETCH COTTON FABRIC.
LINED BODICE.
TURN UP CUFFS. 
MOCK WRAP TOP WITH COLLARED LAPELS.
HIDDEN SIDE ZIP WITH A MATCHING BELT.
STUNNING SUMMER MEADOW FLORAL PRINT.
IDEAL FOR PICNICS, THE RACES OR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. 
A 26" PETTICOAT WILL BE REQUIRED TO CREATE THE LOOK PICTURED


Makeup and hairstyle by me
I used these products...

Eyebrows - Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
Lashes - Ardell Lashes Curvy Lashes 
Eyeliner - Clarins
Eyeshadows - Too Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Bar
Blush - Too Faced Cosmetics Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush
Foundation - Vichy Dermablend Opal 15
Powder - Besame Cosmetics Violet Powder
Lipstick - Besame Cosmetics Australia Besame Red
Eyepencil - Benefit Cosmetics White Brightening Pen

Thank you Lindy Bop!

Love,

Idda van Munster