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today I will introduce you to my dear friend Matilda Hanning the owner and designer of Daisy Dapper - retro/vintage clothing brand from Sweden. In this post I will show you some of her amazing dresses. Daisy Dapper offers classic cuts that flatter the female form, accentuating the waist and highlighting your curves. This Swedish brand offers true elegance and timeless class. A must have in any vintage lovers wardrobe. All of DD dresses fit perfectly and are made with love and good quality. http://www.daisydapper.com/se/
Who is Matilda Hanning?
I’m a 24 year old colorful girl who lives at Södermalm in Stockholm with my boyfriend. I’m in love with “the good ol’ days” in general and the fashion and everything that comes with it in particular as well as Mad Men, cooking and my favorites Elvis and Frank Sinatra.
You founded Daisy Dapper in 2008 after a trip to Las Vegas which you describe as fantastic, but would you mind giving me more specific details about what it was about ‘Sin City’ that made you kick off your business right after your arrival back to Sweden and what’s the story behind the name Daisy Dapper?
It really was the most amazing trip I’ve ever made and it gave me not only inspiration, but also courage, to start something of my own. I felt like “it’s now or never” and that I had to act when I was still young. I invested myself into it wholeheartedly and began with the opening of our web shop www.daisyadapper.com. Shortly thereafter I opened my physical shop Daisy Dapper at Katarina Bangata 33 in Stockholm.
I came up with the name Daisy Dapper because I’ve always loved the girly name Daisy which I associate with the 50’s and it also makes me think about the delicate flower with the same name. Dapper means small and neat and it not only suited me as a person, it also had a nice ring to it. Daisy Dapper – Small, neat and delicate.
Do you have a muse that inspires your work and if so, who?
I find inspiration in both old movies and my grandmother’s old photo albums as well as from famous vintage pin up girls of today like Bernie Dexter and Dita Von Teese. I also get inspired by my lovely friends and family who share their own ideas which is a big help to me in my creative work.
Please tell me a little bit more about your lovely Daisy Dapper Collection. Is there a certain thought behind the clothing line and what kind of woman is it designed for?
The Daisy Dapper Collection AW13 is my fourth collection all together. About two years ago, I realized that it would be fun to have my very own label in the store with a more a more unique line of clothes. An idea which finally became a reality after a long search for good business relations, a factory, fine fabrics and so forth.
I launch my collections twice a year and I show them off at, among others, the alternative fashion fair in London. At the moment our store in Stockholm is the only place in Sweden where you can find the Daisy Dapper Collection, but thanks to an extensive network, we now have about 25 vendors around the world, and my designs are sold as far away as Toronto, Canada.
My basic thought behind the collection is for it to fit different ages and body shapes and Daisy Dapper collections are made from size XS to XXXL. But most importantly I would like the garments to be timeless and it is my vision that they will be worn by women 20 years from now. Just as classic and beautiful as ever.
Tell me one thing about yourself that you think nobody knows. I’m all ears and I promise I won’t tell. Your secret is safe with me. ;)
I think a lot about life after death… What happens etc, etc?
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Cheerful, charismatic and emotional.
What’s your goal for Daisy Dapper in the future?
That Daisy Dapper evolves into something people will remember.
I was so happy when Matilda asked me to do some photos wearing her gorgeous dresses. There are no words to describe how DD dresses fit perfectly - so so amazing!!!
First of all I will show you the dresses from the new spring/summer collection 2014.
I'm wearing the Daisy Dress in color light peach yellow. This dress is a every girl's dream! Perfect for weddings, graduation, prom, etc... and of course for just a spezial day. The Daisy Dress has a fluffy tulle skirt and rose lace details all over the top.
My size is S (small) and is true to size. http://www.daisydapper.com/en/art/daisy-dapper-collection/daisy-dapper-collection-daisy-dress-light-yellow.html
Not for nothing is vintage very popular nowadays. The young adults have helplessly watched as their parents grew into real workaholics. This generation wants take a step back, even back in time. Vintage and retro fit very well into that picture. It is back-the baked bread, sewing clothes, knitting clubs are popular ...
"The good old days" and their values are seamlessly combined with i-phone, i-pad, facebook, twitter and more. The best of both worlds. Miss Poppy Wear is such an example.
Miss Poppy Wear originated from a pure "coup de foudre" for retro clothing from the 1940's to 1960's. We were so thrilled about these clothes that we had something like this ... every woman should have this hanging in her closet.
As a result, Miss Poppy Wear, timeless yet stylish and glamorous retro was started. A stylish shop with a cool vintage vibe. Cute retro dresses topped with a modern twist. A magical step in time to the luxurious and glamorous movie stars of the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's. Classic and nostalgic yet very contemporary. When it was fashion in low waist pants many frustrated women walked around. (Miss Poppy too) How thin you even were, it always seemed that you had too much buttocks to fit. In retro clothing, this is not a problem. This simply asks for feminin curves. Low waists do not excist, and you can move around quite comfortably in high - waist pants. Moreover, you look immediately super chic, à la Katherine Hepburn. Also at the vendors you see that often is worked with fuller models. We can only applaud that at Miss Poppy Wear Retro clothing is made so that it respects the female form. If possible, we order to size 4XL. So the rounder woman can also buy at Misspoppywear. Many women feel a lot more comfortable and more confident in our clothes. It's for us a mission to make every customer feel good.
"The most beautiful clothes in the world, are those who fit you best."
Miss Poppy Wear is also trying to offer the highest quality for the greatest, possible price with European brands as much as possible. All clothing is carefully selected. We try to get a stylish and personal retro collection every time. We are always looking for new brands.
We always buy a limited number of pieces per size and per article. In this way, Miss Poppy Wear, retro boutique, remains innovative.
I am wearing the limited Collectif Clothing Dorothy Tulle Dress from Miss Poppy Wear.
Inspiration: Liz Taylor
This 50s Dorothy Tulle Floral Swing Dress Pink by Collectif is a super romantic dress in dazzling painted flowerprint layer on soft pink!
Were to start to describe the beauty of this dress? One of the many eyecathing features is the flattering typical 1950's ‘cross over’ bust, the gathered draping flows from the bust to the edge of your shoulders creating a beautiful off-shoulder effect. The waist is truly flattering and runs into a full circle skirt with a built in soft dubble layer petticoat for a more festive effect. You can wear it with an extra petticoat to add more volume as shown on our pictures. This 'heavy' dress is constructed from 4 different layers of gorgeous floral net, satin-backed crepe and a petticoat. It has a side concealed zipper and is fully lined for more comfort.
Here are some photos of me wearing this wonderful dress by Muna Nazak