Winter essentials for the vintage girl

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Today’s post, entitled Winter essentials for the vintage girl, is the follow-up to my “How to dress vintage when it’s cold” article from a few weeks ago.

Winter is a harsh mistress, making icicles of us all and sadly the vintage girl is not the exception. With the temperature dropping rapidly and way below my cold-threshold, I need to take extreme measures to stay warm. Not an easy thing to do without compromising my vintage look.

I’m thrilled to report, that since writing my last post on the topic, I’ve found the perfect vintage-inspired Winter hat, which keeps my head extremely warm and is made of a luxurious faux fur of the highest quality.

winter essentials for a vintage girl

Winter essentials for a vintage girl.
Helen Moore’s Jet faux fur pillbox hat and vintage collar.

Thank you, Helen Moore, for introducing me to your incredible brand, I’m officially your number one fan! The Pillbox Hat in Jet is what vintage girl’s dreams in Winter are made of.

I like to imagine that it’s exactly the type of headpiece that Liv Taylor’s character in the film version of Onegin would wear.

  • The pillbox hat is not the only Winter necessity I found on Helen Moore’s website. Their large selection of alluring vintage-inspired collars and shawls has left me wanting every single piece in every colour available.
  • Helen Moore’s wrist warmers are my favourite Winter accessory. I wear them on top of my coat’s sleeves to keep my wrists toasty. When it’s necessary for me to remove the coat, in a restaurant, for example, I put the wrist warmers on top of my jacket. It looks really beautiful!
Vintage fashion blog Helen Moore

Winter essentials for the vintage girl.
Helen Moore’s Jet faux fur pillbox hat, vintage collar and wrist warmers.

Vintage girl

Winter essentials for a vintage girl.
Detail shot of Helen Moore’s faux fur pillbox hat, vintage collar and a 1940s hair net from Shazam Pin Up Hair Flowers.

For my Winter essentials for the vintage girl look, I’m wearing;

Vintage Burberry coat

Helen Moore’s faux fur pillbox hat, vintage collar and wrist warmers

Wolford tights

Vintage brooch

Vintage hair net from Shazam Pin Up Flowers

Photography, Gregory Michael King

Winter essentials for a vintage girl.
Helen Moore’s Jet faux fur pillbox hat, vintage collar and wrist warmers. Vintage Burberry coat, Wolford tights and a vintage brooch.

Winter essentials for a vintage girl.

Helen Moore faux fur pillbox hat

Winter essentials for a vintage girl.

Wolford tights

Wolford tights

  • Tights on top of tights seem to be the perfect solution when you want to stay extra warm. It’s a particularly good idea when the said tights are made of a large net. I like to wear a contrasting colour, underneath black outer tights.
  • A thick layer of a good quality moisturiser and a lip balm is a daily must. Trust me, your skin will thank you in the Summer!
  • I can’t leave the house without a beautiful piece of lingerie or a slip regardless of how cold it is, even if it’s on top of something warm and more practical than luxurious silk.

If you would rather stick to cotton during the Winter season, slip into something special the moment you get back home. My sexy Aubade Ligne Soie d’Amour (silk of love) set, hot chocolate and a great book always make me feel warmer and forget about the dreadful weather outside.

Aubade Ligne Soie d'Amour

Winter essentials for the vintage girl. Aubade Ligne Soie d’Amour and Couture Socks from Fiori Couture. Photography, Gregory Michael King.

  • To add a bit of glamour with a dash of extravagance, I highly recommend, that this Winter, you get yourself a pair of beautiful mule shoes, adorned with bow feathers, from Maguy de Chadirac.  They will go perfectly with everything but especially with a silk pyjamas and a film staring Marilyn Monroe. After all it was the platinum goddess who said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
Maguy de Chadirac

Luxurious mule shoes by Maguy de Chadirac.

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2 Responses
  • Karen
    December 19, 2018

    Such a warm, cosy look. I love the combination of coat, pillbox hat and wrist warmers – just lovely. I sometimes layer tights in exactly the same way – it’s warm and it mixes up the tights options still further. As well as bright colours underneath (which I do like) I sometimes do grey, which crates a different look. Kx

    • Dominique de Merteuil
      Dominique de Merteuil
      December 19, 2018

      Thank you so much, Karen!

      Frankly, this was the first time, that I opted for red tights underneath black ones. I really like wearing red gloves in Winter and thought, the red tights would be a good match. I really like your idea of wearing grey tights underneath black!

      Dx

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