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!


  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?


  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...

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

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

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

  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.

  7. Anonymous10:39 AM

    That dress with the fabric flowers remind me of a dress pattern from the new Ottobre Woman! Check it out: ('Never without a dress', page 3)

    Really pretty fashion in any case, swoon!

  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.

  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

  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.

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

    and.... LARGE. GINGHAM. ROCKS.

  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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