ponedjeljak, 12. ožujka 2012.

Fall in love with your dress…

 “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”

- Dave Meurer

It has been a very busy weekend for me but an amazing one. Last week has been a very exciting week. It’s Monday today and I got up this morning feeling a little tired but happy.

Big thanks to MMS Studio

Yesterday I had the awesome pleasure of modeling at "Wedding Day Event" at Hotel Bristol Sarajevo. My friend Merima Halimanovic-Bravic has her own wedding dresses showroom "Destiny" with the new La Sposa collection. Wear one of her beautiful wedding dresses and people will remember your unique style – whether it be vintage, modern, rustic, or city chic. She organized a day to all the newlyweds for tips and ideas for their wedding day. Every bride has lots of things to think about when she's planning her wedding, but so many tend to forget about taking care of themselves on the day of their wedding. And it's important that those small, but mighty, details not escape even the most well prepared bride!
Merima & me
Wedding dresses are gorgeous garments all girls dream of wearing. I have heard that there are actually some models that would not want to model a wedding dress because for fear that they would jinx their own wedding and will never marry. Some even has the principle that they will only wear a wedding dress on the day of their wedding.  Wow, I never knew models could be so superstitious.
I should just take it as a complement that I am often booked to be a bride. This simply means that I am a “dream” bride. Haha! If there is a term like that. Actually, wearing several wedding gowns for these modeling jobs have its advantages. I found out which gowns I absolutely abhor.

Make up and hair done by me. Big thanks to MMS Studio for this wonderful photos - MMS Studio facebook page.

When I get married, I’ll probably choose off-white, beige, ecru, even lavender is nice. But I’m sure my mind will change as to what color.
I'm wearing petticoat under my everyday circle dresses, but I absolutely detest the big voluminous ones. I also do not quite understand why brides would choose to give themselves a hard time during their wedding day.  Walking around in those big gowns is no joke.  I can't count the number of times I had an accident with one of those things. It snags on edges, doorways and wood panels. Moreover, I cannot calculate the path wherein I’m walking because of the huge skirt, causing me to bump into things, people, etc. Believe me, it’s hard to have a big skirt on your wedding gown.
If I were to have my wedding, why would I want to limit my movement and allow myself to suffer in silence because my big and heavy gown is dragging me down. I want to be as comfortable as possible.

In general, due to the number of times I have worn wedding gowns, I have eventually realized the things that I might need when I become a real bride.  If I hadn’t worn those dresses; I wouldn’t have found out the things that would make me uncomfy on my wedding day.  So it does have it perks. As another superstition goes, your man shouldn’t see you in your wedding gown. Well, too late for that now!

Which kind of wedding dress is your favorite?

As always with love,

Idda van Munster

petak, 2. ožujka 2012.

This is my everyday look, not a costume just for photos.

 "I don't see vintage as a trend; it's style with no end!"

It is not surprising therefore that the 30s, 40s, and 50s vintage styles have made such a huge come-back in recent years. Seeing a return of natural curves, natural women and fun and elegant fashions is a true delight to women and men alike, and I am excited.
Since I was a child I have adored the style of the women of the golden age of Hollywood and of the showgirls of Europe. I loved escaping into the elegance of film stars such as Liz Taylor, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, and Jean Harlow, when I saw them I knew at least a part of who I was going to be when I was a 'big girl'.
Spring is coming 2012

Summer 2011
I began collecting clothing from the 1920's- 1950's. Mere collecting took hold of me, and I quickly found myself learning the details of dressing vintage, and proceeded to dress in the style daily. I learned women were immaculately dressed from head to toe. I loved how marvelous the elegant foundations were. Girdles, garter belts, corsets, and nylon full fashioned stockings, danced in my head!
An authentic vintage style is of course not complete without vintage style make-up and hair.
Make-up & hair

This is my everyday look, not a costume just for photos. I feel out of place in jeans and a T-shirt and love the feeling of vintage silk over any other sensation in the whole wide world. Most of my authentic vintage pieces comes from vintage stores. I wear what I wear because it suits me and makes me feel good about myself. The thing that makes me happiest is scouring flea markets, vintage stores and garage sales for the perfect pieces to add to my wardrobe.

Autumn 2011
It isn't everyday I get in front of a camera and make aim to strut my stuff. It's not a photo everyday; it's a collection of spontaneous pictures.

How did you get into vintage dear ladies? Is this a look you do every day or for special occasions?
Let me know.

Dress for what your figure is, not for what you want it to be. I’ve always had a fascination with customs and styles that have gone out of fashion. I love wearing the history. I aspire to look soft, romantic and nostalgic.

Winter 2011/2012
Playing chess...a cold bath for the mind.
What to do while you're waiting to travel? Shoot a photo!
Hello Summer!
Me and a sweet bunny!
From left: Acid Doll, Lada Redstar and me
The most beautiful moments in my life. The love of my life.
Spring 2010
My love.

Okay. I think it's enough.
Show me your everyday photos! I love to see photos from everyday life.

With love,

Idda van Munster