Vintage in autumn.


Vintage in Autumn


“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”

Jane Austen, Persuasion

Autumn’s warm, gold and fiery red colours have awaken in me the desire to wear more vintage, dramatic clothes that add a slightly theatrical feel to my persona or personality. The opportunity to wear silk, vintage gloves, which a lady should never be seen without, not even in the summer, is simply impossible to resist, same goes for a beautiful vintage, velvet custom made cape, which was a gift from a very dear friend of mine, who shares my passion for both; vintage and the theatrics.

Dominique de Merteuil It's Beyond My Control

Dominique de Merteuil It's Beyond My Control

Dominique de Merteuil photographed by Gregory Michael King

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Vintage in Autumn look

Pink vintage dress

Black silk/satin vintage gloves bought at a vintage fair in London

Black velvet vintage cape, a wonderful gift from my dear friend Blon!

Pink cashmere top by Prada

Black vintage bag which was a gift from my mom!

Black tights by Givenchy


Photography: Gregory Michael King


8 Responses
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    January 5, 2016

    Love the article! I’m a big fan of vintage clothes, especially capes!

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    November 5, 2013

    Hi, I’m writing this comment to let you know the weird way I discovered your blog: my fiancé was browsing the Internet looking for capes and he called me when he found this post, knowing I’m fond of art and literature as well as fashion (and I have a blog myself). So here I am. I like your style, I like your writing and I’ll be following you. Also let me say that your cape is absolutely wonderful, I wish I had friends with such fine taste in clothing!
    One last thing: does your pseudonym come-partly- from the Liaisons Dangereuses?
    Have a good night,

    • Dominique de Merteuil
      Dominique de Merteuil
      November 7, 2013

      Dear Arianna,
      Thank you for your wonderful comment and all the compliments. I’m absolutely thrilled, that my blog is to your liking! You clearly have a very good taste in fashion:)
      I had a look at your website and must say, that your style is absolutely immaculate!

      With regard to the name of my blog as well as my last name, you guesses correctly. It’s one of my favourite books and definitely my favourite film of all times!


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    October 22, 2013

    Absolutely love this one!

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    October 21, 2013

    I love the colours of the autumn leaves with your hair and the lining of the cape, matched with the simplicity of the pale pink cashmere in the sunshine! Beautiful! X

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