Monday, February 27, 2012

Dream Closet: Lena Hoschek

Love love LOVE Lena Hoschek's Spring/Summer 2012 line...

Circle skirt...OMG.  Must have.

Lace skirt...dare I knock this off??  Is there an age limit on lace skirts??
 High-waist, button front shorts.  Love the print mixing too.
 I think this pink top with rick-rack trim is so sweet.  Maybe too sweet for moi with the puffed sleeves (my linebacker shoulders probably would be better in a cap or more tailored sleeve).  Notice how all of her tops are basically the same pattern?? Uh huh.  Why don't I do that more often??

 Hey! A very festive Fiesta-like Skirt
 A very Sophia Loren shirtwaist dress...
I'm loving large ginghams in a big way right now.  LARGE. GINGHAM.
  
Patchwork skirt.  I love this!

I probably need to put together a wardrobe plan and coordinate my vintage pattern stash so I can knock most (all?) of these off.  So many things my beloved Chuck would approve of too...

I'm really grateful for feminine, vintagey fashions like these.  So inspiring!

12 comments:

  1. Angie - those are amazing fashions. And yes - most of her tops are the same. Adorable. Not sure about the lace skirt - while I love it - could i pull it off? Or would I be really, really self conscious all day long?

    g

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  2. So feminine, so vintage, so pretty! Made me smile...
    As for knocking off, I say "Go for it!" spring and summer are just around the corner...

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  3. Yummy! I'm planning on loads of gingham this summer too!

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  4. You are not to old for the lace skirt as long as you line it. ha ha

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  5. What beautiful fashions and on ladies with real curves! I'm going over to check out the website. Thanks for posting the pics!

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  6. I love the giant gingham, too. Let me know if you find a source of decent giant gingham. It's hard to find gingham that isn't mostly poly and nearly see-through. I love all the tops, perfect for my narrow, sloping shoulder.

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  7. That dress with the fabric flowers remind me of a dress pattern from the new Ottobre Woman! Check it out: http://www.ottobredesign.com/lehdet_js/2012_2/index.html?en ('Never without a dress', page 3)

    Really pretty fashion in any case, swoon!

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  8. So funny... I was just obsessing over Lena Hoschek. Excited to see what you come up with. I will be watching to see where you source large gingham. I have a piece that's vintage but it's to small to make a dress. I made the shirtwaist dress that I traced off and sent to you. It is one of those patterns that I am going to add to my tried and true list. It went together perfectly. http://countrygirlcouture.blogspot.com/2012/01/simplicity-5877.html

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  9. I love, love the shirtwaist dress! I must find a similar fabric this spring; gingham is always a favorite of mine, and the large scale feels both fresh and very vintage right now. Spring can't get here fast enough!
    xo, Anita

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  10. Love, love love most of them especially the little striped blouse and the big gingham aye,aye aye. Filled me with so much inspiration thanks. Love circle skirts.

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  11. How did I miss this post? Must be the cold medicine.

    and.... LARGE. GINGHAM. ROCKS.

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  12. Love these :) I say there is no limit on age for lace skirts- just make yourself a petticoat if you are shy ;)
    I really really love the shorts and the circle skirts and tops. I need all the tops ;)

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