Saturday, 14 June 2014

TallRetro on summer break

Hi Everyone,
I'm taking a summer break from blogging, want to be outside and offline as much as possible:o) Hope you'll have a great summer with lots of sunny and warm days!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Dream dresses from the MET gala

I think it's fun to see couture creations, because the designers get to go all in and really express themselves and their art. I always admire the outfits made for the MET gala, an annual fundraising event for the Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York. Here, I'll write a bit about my favourite dresses from this years ball, which was held yesterday:

I'm a year–long fan of burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese's sexy 50ties–mixed–with–modern style, and I also really like this Zac Posen dress – especially the mermaid–like bottom part with it's wavy design and colour-blocking.

Another star who has an amazing retro style actress Zooey Deschanel. The Tommy Hilfiger dress she wore at the met is old style glamour, added a fun touch by the feathers on the shoulders.

The Marchesa dress of model Karolina Kurkova is a bit crazy, sculptural and beautiful at the same time.

I might not be that happy to admit it, but I've seen all seasons of Gossip Girl:o) I've gotten a fashion fix from all the cool outfits in the series, and couldn't help falling a bit for the characters as well. Actress Blake Lively looks stunning in this classic Hollywood look.

Prabal Gurung combines simplicity and gala style in an edgy way in this creation, worn by Hailee Steinfeld.

The two–piece Stella McCartney dress that Rihanna wore, was also simple yet amazing. I like it's graphic expression with the squared shoulders and the bright white colour.

See all the dresses from the MET gala and find your own favourites here:o)

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Favourite Tall Summer Dresses

Summer has hit Denmark early this year – we've had many nice, sunny days already. I'm dreaming of a long summer with lots of warm days, where I can wear beautiful dresses like these:o):

A classic 50ties silhouette + this seasons' tropical print = this lovely thing:



Get groovy with this fun and cool vintage 60ties dress.


I'd like to dance the (warm summer) night away in this glittery 20ties inspired mini:

(picture is copyright of next.co.uk Ltd)

This 60ties inspired pencil dress is simple yet edgy with it's cut–outs and black–white colour–blocking:
                                                   
(picture is copyright of ASOS.com Ltd)


Going to a formal party this summer? This beautiful vintage dress would be just perfect.


This dress combines a timeless cut with on-trend strong orange:

(picture is copyright of next.co.uk Ltd)


Go all in on this seasons' geometric trend with this edgy T–shirt dress from the 80ties.


I also like the geometric print on this maxi – and it would be just right for nice long strolls at sunny beaches:o):

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Kurt Cobains Wise Words On 2nd Hand Treasures

When I recently heard that it was now 20 years since Kurt Cobain died, I couldn't really seem to wrap my head around the fact that it had been so long? 20 years??? I mean I was young back then, so how could it have been 20 years, when I still feel somewhat young now?... Hmmm quite the reality check....:o)

Anyway, going back memory lane into my long lost youth in the 90ties, I was a huge grunge fan - the music, the clothes – I loved it all. I'm not that much into grungy fashion anymore (even though it keeps coming back on the runways), but some of the music is still close to my heart (and my ears;o)) – like the brilliant Nevermind album by Nirvana. I recently saw a documentary about Kurt Cobain, where I noticed this clip, where he talks about going treasure hunting second hand - and how it might even be better than being loaded and able to buy anything you want? Lets just say I'll reluctantly take his words for that last point...;o)... But I can surely relate to how great it is – and how special and valuable it can feel like – to find something that's just perfect among piles of old stuff.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

From Bicycle Tyres To Cool Jewellery

One of the first thing tourists in Copenhagen notice, are all the bikes in the streets. It's only larger freeways in Denmark, that don't have bike tracks. Almost all danes have a bike, and many use it daily to get to work etc.. I think this is great, as it enables everyone – rich or poor, young or old – to get around quickly without polluting.


All these bikes of course pollute when made, and when thrown out though. Danish jewellery company Touché beautifully upcycle rubber from the air-filled tubes inside bike tyres in their handmade, edgy jewellery. 







See more on their website:o)

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Pile On A Vintage Face:o)

Going out tonight? Why not try a vintage make-up look? In these YouTube days, it's easy to learn new stuff, and there's lots of tutorials on doing make–up. I recently came across a couple with vintage looks, that I thought I'd share with you.

I myself usually go for a neutral make–up look, but for special occasions I think it's fun to pile it on, mostly trying to create a 60ties style look with winged eyeliner.

This video is great for learning to do a classic Hollywood 50ties/60ties style make–up.

I recently watched The Great Gatsby when it hit danish Netflix. I've seen lots of pictures from it in fashion magazines, but was still amazed by the all the beautiful 20ties style outfits (I also thought the movie in itself was surprisingly good, so recommendations hereby given:o)). With this video, you can learn to do a 20ties style make–up, and also hear something about the history of make–up along the way.

(Prepare for a bit of a shock when the women in the videos go from a heavy make–up look in the beginning, to suddenly being bare faced when the actual tutorials start;o))

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter Lunch Outfit

Today we had our annual easter lunch in my family:o) 

We give each other chocolate eggs. My sister made this beautiful "egg–cover" using cut–out cardboard from the middle of a kitchen roll, decorated with pictures from an old book.

My mother also likes to recycle, maybe we got it from her?...:o)

I dressed up a bit for the lunch, feeling very eastery in my yellow shirt. I recently bought the shirt, the bag and the skirt at my local goodwill store. The weather was lovely with sunshine all day, and it was warm as well, kind of like a summer day. So I could have had my legs bare, but I was afraid someone might get (permanently?) blinded by all that pale pale whiteness;o) But I also like the black tights/white shoes combo.

Here's a closer look at the shirt and the belt. The sleeves aren't long enough so I rolled them up. The belt is an old favourite of mine, bought it at a flee market about 15 years ago.

Proudly showing off my beautiful "new" bag. I think it's so cute with the golden details and the little bow. It says on the inside that it's made of genuine lizard, but who knows?:o) My sunglasses are from Tiger, bought a couple of weeks ago. The hairband is a belt from vintage dress, that I wrapped around my head a couple of times.  

I've had the shoes for many years, they're from Long Tall Sally. I liked the design so much I got them in brown and navy as well:o)