vintage illustration

Dulce Dolce

out of all the fashion weeks i find Milan to be the most fun – mostly because of my ever favourite italian design houses Marni, Prada and Missoni… but this year my favourite FAVOURITE favourite collection by far, ever, possibly in the history of all fashion weeks, was Dolce & Gabbana. which surprises no one more than myself because i’ve never been a big D&G fan.

just one quick glance over the entire collection and a myriad of things come to mind: summer holidays, the italian riviera, hammocks, umbrellas, summer heat, ripe fruit, cold drinks, seaside stripes – as if all the facets of a dream holiday had come together in one hot delicious melting pot wardrobe. and the best thing is that it’s all so wearable. the dresses have beautiful flattering silhouettes (tucked waists & flowing skirts! yes!) not to mention the detail that went into every fabric and every accessory (those shoes! those bags! those earrings!). holy MOLY guys, i can’t put into words how much i love this collection…

so i did a colour comparison instead. matching some of my favourite Dolce & Gabbana outfits to vintage travel posters, so that i can dream about going to exotic destinations and looking awesome at the same time.

truth be told i could have done one of these for each and every outfit, but i simply don’t have the time (alas) so please be sure to check out the entire collection plus the close up details at Vogue.

runway images courtesy of Vogue, travel posters courtesy of Boston Public Library.

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stamps

from the extensive collection of karen horton

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clima ideal

another cool set of hotel luggage labels belonging to david pearson (he has loads more ephemera to browse)

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figural cameos

a huge collection of figural cameos at sheaff ephemera seen via words & eggs

in figural cameos, the advertising text is placed within a design that resembles the product it advertises. examples of these would be padlocks, kegs, water pitchers, boots, books and many others.

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posters

getting lost in the doctor macro archives is always a joy, especially when you stumble upon total gems like these posters for tales of manhattan

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soviet postcards

i love tumblrs like this: soviet postcards – straightforward, simple, just like that.

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these things: vintage illustration

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colour me in

the kind of book i would have pored over as a kid (albeit strangely dark & trippy)

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