2014/08/18

Pointed heels, pointed bra

Hello Darlings!


A few days ago I had a new photosession with Igor Dugandzic for www.rockabilly-clothing.de ( a fantastic online shop with retro and rockabilly/rockabella clothing) with HQ ArsVivendi’s fully fashioned nylon stockings and What Katte Did lingerie.
















Fully fashioned stockings, as almost all vintage fans know, are stockings which are knitted flat and then the two sides are sewn together, forming the iconic seam.


I love fully fashioned nylons because they are perfect for summer nights when classic nylons seems to be too much, and that famous seam just gives the whole outfit an extra something!

















I am also wearing my new What Kattie Did vintage styled black "Maitresse" lingerie set (suspender belt and knickers) and "Harlow" padded bullet bra. What Katie Did was founded 1999 by Katie Thomas and today is one of the world's leading brand of faux vintage lingerie, specialising in recreating silver screen glamour of the '40s and '50s.


I love the What Kattie Did brand, especially their vintage line. Their bullet bras and girdles just make me swoon!
No vintage wardrobe would not be complete without a glamorous bullet bra.


I love to wear my bullet bra under sheer vintage dresses and blouses. It gives a special touch of elegance to all vintage styles. It looks great under clothes and on its own too. Wouldn’t you agree?


The bullet bra has interesting history; let me tell you someting about it: It was by far the most popular bra style in the 1940s and 1950s, and achieved the height of its popularity in the 1950s, when it was the go-to item for creating the perfect sweater-girl silhouette.


Hollywood fashion and glamour influenced women's fashion choices, and bras like the cone-shaped, spiral-stitched bullet bra were made famous by actresses like Patti Page, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Lana Turner.











I am also wearing pointed Pleaser Devious Pumps and a chiffon robe (I found it at a small vintage shop for 10 Euros, is that a bargain or what?!). I like to call them my Bettie shoes because Bettie Page popularized them.




So go get yourself a bullet bra and devious pumps and be a Bettie at least for a day! XOXO


Greta
















model/muah - Greta MaCabre (Greta Gardner @instagram)

photo by: Igor Dugandzic
lingerie/bulletbra: What Kattie Did
shoes: Pleaser
nylons: ArsVivendi
for www.rockabilly-clothing.de
Thank You amazing RedApple Pub for photo location.




Jukebox inspiration: Warren Smith :)

2014/08/12

Titian Sisters



Greetings my darlings...




Outfit post today;

My stunnig model friend Matea Wolfova and I decide to shoot someting dark, inspired by the haute macabre.

As the location we chose wonderfull Croatian National Theatre building located in the center of my beloved Zagreb city. Photos are by Jasenka Arbanas Photography.


So ...Blood Rayne goes formal.
Rayne was my vampiric idol from teen ages, when I had gaming phase (but movie remake runined my memories for that game :)...)
Beautiful horned bird skull (it's metal skull) necklace by Made with Rock'n'Billy 
jewellery brand.






MUAH: Matea Wolfova and Greta
Dress 1: Aglasis Couture
Dress 2: Private, custom made







2014/07/20

'CECELIA' CHIC pink by Lindy Bop



Hello Darlings...




I am back ...and all shrouded in pink <3 I love pink because it is a bit eccentric...like me...sometimes :) It makes me happy...obviously. Some say that redheads have to avoid pink but I say - go for it!

In fashion I usually go from one extreme to another - from raven black to tropical and vibrant colors.
So...at the moment I my love "Cecelia" Lindy Bop 40's - 50's inspired dress (every "Lindy Bop" dress has own name <3) so I'll write a short review about it...and post some pics.

I usually combine it with some red details, like red retro (thick heel) shoes, hair flowers and red jewelry. I love my red bakelite necklace that I bought at our flee&vtg market "Hrelić" :D (people from Croatia will understand my cheerful smiley) .
With "Cecelia" dress I am usually wearing my pink flamingo brooch (which symbolizes my obsession with these beautiful, wierd birds). Personaly I am really more into wiggle dresses (hourglass girl :)) than circle dresses so this cut is perfect.



Dress Features

  • High quality four way stretch bengaline fabric
  • Structured fitted waist provides lift to the bust and accentuates your natural curves
  • Comfortable to wear and helps create a classic hourglass figure
  • Pleated at front of hem with wehite fabric and decorative buttons
  • See item description below for sizing information

You can also get a dress in black/white combo.










Photos: Anja Photograophy
place: lovey pastry shop Cukeraj (thank you "Cukeraj" crew for lovely location and sweet macarons)
hair flowers: RockRockabilly accessories
MUAH&model: Me

















I also wore it to our vintage heritage/swing festival "Dolce Vita".
Photos: Photobilly (Bostjan Tacol)
with Auker and Mony :)
(I am wearing my Sourpuss bag)












Dress to inspire - so maybe you will .receive supercute fanart pic.


Ty Infamy <3



Combine it with pink or burgundy half moon nails...because details are most important! :)














and remember...






<3

2014/06/23

#6 TRASH&BURN American Car Meeting (promo)



Trash & Burn - American classic cars and kustom kulture gathering in Croatia, celebrating the sixth anniversary of the 27th and 28th June at St. Martin na Muri.
















At the festival you can see Harley Davidson motorcycles, pin-up girls and burlesque performance artist - Miss Kalinlka Kalaschnikow.


So...Let's start!


# 6 TRASH&BURN!!!

Rural Tourism – Sv.Martin na Muri-HR, Dunajska 26 27.06.2014. FRIDAY - WARM-UP PARTY Start: 18:00h -FREE ENTRY WITH AMERICAN CARS& BIKES -CUSTOM BIKE & HARLEY DAVIDSON CORNER -PSYCHOTIC ART GALLERY by DR.HANS - BURLESQUE SHOW by KALINKA KALASCHNIKOW (AUT) -AIRBRUSH, PINSTRIPING, KUSTOM ART -FREE CAMPING ALL DAYS !!! -ROCKIN DJ's - (50's & 60's rock'n'roll-rockabilly, garage, rhythm'n'blues, soul, boogie woogie, twist, surf...) KING D – AUT GOGO - HR BILL CARSON – AUT/SLO MARTIN 13 – SLO MISS STRAY CAT – HR -Live on Stage : THE SLAPBACKS – AUT – rockabilly https://www.facebook.com/slapbacks?fref=ts DIK O'BRAZ – HR – high energy rock and roll https://www.facebook.com/dikobraz.skupina?fref=ts SCARRED FOR LIFE - HR - r'n'r 28.06.2014. SATURDAY- official TRASH&BURN MEETING Start: 12:00h -FREE ENTRY WITH AMERICAN CARS& -FREE HARLEY DAVIDSON DEMO RIDES -CUSTOM BIKES by TR BIKES -BURN OUT BOX - BURLESQUE SHOW by KALINKA KALASCHNIKOW (AUT) -PIN UP PHOTO CONTEST -AIRBRUSH, PINSTRIPING, KUSTOM ART -VINTAGE BOOTHS – VINYLS, CLOTHES STANDS... -BEST CARS&BIKES AWARDS -TOMBOLA –WIN A BRAND NEW KUSTOM BICYCLE FOR ONLY 3€ -ROCKIN DJ's (50's & 60's rock'n'roll-rockabilly, rhythm'n'blues, soul, country, boogie woogie, twist, surf, garage punk-rock...) KING D - AUT BILL CARSON – AUT/SLO GOGO – HR MARTIN 13 – SLO MISS STRAY CAT - HR -Live on Stage: DEAD ELVIS AND HIS ONE MAN GRAVE –NL- the king of one man band zombie rock'n'roll!!! https://www.facebook.com/onemangrave?fref=ts FLEETBOMB 502 – AUT – 502% reckless rockabilly https://www.facebook.com/pages/FleetBomb502/359730487449336?fref=ts GRANDPA CANDYS – SRB -psychobilly, modern rockabilly https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grandpa-Candys/118005724954287?fref=ts 29.06.2013. –SUNDAY - CHILL OUT- BREAKFAST&FREE CAFFE ___________________________________________ FOR ACCOMMODATION WE RECOMMENDED : Apartments REGINA-spa & sport resort SVETI MARTIN - http://toplicesvetimartin.hr/ HOTEL SPA GOLFER - spa & sport resort SVETI MARTIN - http://toplicesvetimartin.hr/ APARTMENTS and HOTEL are ONLY 5 km from the TRASH&BURN meeting place!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ GET THERE: BY CAR: Sv. Martin na Muri is the most northerly town in Croatia, 130 km away from Graz, 270 km from Budapest, 230 from Wien, 180 km from Ljubljana, 120 km from Zagreb, 500 km from Munchen... Driving through Slovenia, you do not need a vignette, if you drive an ordinary road. BY BUS: You have excellent and cheap direct bus services from Germany to Varazdin (30 km away from meeting place),and then it's easy to come by us, or we can find driver for you, just write us at: trashandburn09@gmail.com BY PLANE: Flights are available through airlines like Easy Jet -direct flights to Zagreb(120km from meeting place) From there you’ll be able to catch a bus or train to Varazdin (30 km away from meeting place),and then it's easy to come by us, or we can find driver for you, just write us at: trashandburn09@gmail.com for any other info write us at : trashandburn09@gmail.com tel. 00 385 98 1822 038 http://trash-and-burn.blogspot.com/ http://www.myspace.com/trash_and_burn https://www.facebook.com/trashnburn.mitingamerickihautomobila

video link.


Croatian review:

6.po reduTRASH&BURN miting američkih automobila i rock and roll festival
koji će se održati od 27.6.-28.6.2014. u Sv.Martinu na Muri.



TRASH&BURN - AMERICAN CAR MEETING&ROCK'N'ROLL FESTIVAL najstariji i najveći međunarodni miting američkih automobila u Hrvatskoj, već tradicionalno na prekrasnoj lokaciji seoskog turizma u Sv.Martinu na Muri, nedaleko od poznatih toplica Sv.Martin, od 27.6.-28.6.2014. nudi zanimljiv program koji se sastoji od međunarodnog susreta američkih automobila i motora iz skoro cijele Europe, koncerata poznatih rockabilly-r'n'r bendova, DJ-a, burlesque showa jedne od trenutno najboljih burlesk umjetnica u Europi -miss Kalinka Kalaschnikow (AUT) koja će nastupiti oba dana mitinga, pin-up photo contesta, pin-up hair&make up saloona, besplatnih vožnji Harley Davidson motorima, custom bike showa, burn-out, tattoo, tiki bara i raznih drugih retro štandova i brdo drugih sadržaja...










see You there :)





Trash and Burn T-shirts:


Dead Bettie T-shirts
photo by Jasenka Arbanas Photography
MUAH/model: me
instagram: http://instagram.com/gretagardner
Girdle by: Coco's Retro Closet
hair clip: Rock Rockabilly





2014/05/30

Blue Noir

Hello darlings...

These days I started collaboration with vintage inspired fashion brand Lindy Bop. I felt in love with their colorful and creative pieces inspired by the style from 20's to 60's.

My first Lindy Bop dress is 40's inspired, "Celeste" dress.

"Celeste" pencil dress is timeless combination of dark blue lace and satin details. The lace at the top is transparent and has a keyhole, underneath is a solid base in champagne color. The sleeves are wider and trimmed with satin ends that close with six buttons. Very fine dress, perfect for femme fatale/film noir combinations. I am also wearing Jazzafine.pieces full of verve fascinator which is inspired by the forties. Dress is so effective that it can easily be worn without any details.

For recreating noir and subtly gruesome atmosphere we visited abandoned garden, based in Zagreb old town core.

Photo by: Jasenka Arbanas
MUAH: me

"Celeste" Dress Details:
  • The Main Part Of The Dress Has A Full Lining With Lace To The Top And To The Sleeves. 
  • Lace (90% Nylon, 10% Elastane) 
  • Machine Washable 
  • Long Sleeve 
  • Keyhole Opening Above The Bust Line. 
  • 6" Kick Pleat. 
  • Lace Fabric







2014/05/26

"Royal Palm" sarong dress

Hello darlings,


In today's post I proudly present you my collaboration with one of the best vintage brands in Europe - Vivien of Holloway.




I've always been a big fan of their creations, especially 
40's style dresses . I just fell in love with their sarong dresses with wrap skirts and matching boleros, that are perfect for my "hourglass" body figure. I also adore tropical and tiki prints/style but here in Croatia you have to dig for dress/fabric of this sample.


 (sarong/wrap skirts)





















All Vivien of Holloway floral sarongs are inspired by 1940's starlet Dorothy Lamour, who starred in a number of South Pacific-themed films and musicals back in the Golden Era.


















Accessories are style essence so I am wearing  blue "Royal Palm" dress with amber jewelry set, red sandals ( hick heel, Carmen Miranda style) and RockRockabilly hair orchids. 









Pics by amazing Igor Dugandzic
MUAH: me
Location: Club Teatar , Zagreb















"Royal Palm" dress details:

  • 1940s Style Sarong
  • Boned Bodice
  • Wasp-waisted
  • 40s style
  • Made in London



Who is Vivien of Holloway? 

(left: Vivien Wilson, Designer And Owner, Vivien Of Holloway)

A life-long Fifties lifestyle and fashion enthusiast, Vivien began sewing vintage-style clothes for herself at a mere ten years old. At eighteen, she opened her first shop in the world famous but now sadly gone Kensington Market, selling her hand-made 50s reproductions to fellow followers of 50's fashions. Many satisfied customers later, we can fast forward... oh, a couple of years to 2000, when the Vivien of Holloway brand was born, and Vivien's signature Fifties style soon took the world by storm.

Our focus has always been on producing beautiful dresses and separates with all the look and the charm of authentic vintage, but in a range of sizes to fit and flatter modern figures and ease of care to suit modern lifestyles.

With period perfect fabrics and cuts only slightly adapted from genuine vintage styles, in Vivien of Holloway you can be transformed into a cheesecake pin-up, a femme fatale, a saucy Mad Men-era office girl, or a WWII working girl – the choice is yours! All our clothes are proudly made in the UK and are loved by well-dressed women (and men!) across the globe; from rockabilly gals and swing dancers, to re-enactors and even celebrities! As well as producing gorgeous vintage-style clothing, we also pride ourselves on good old-fashioned customer service. For us, it's not just about looking the part, it's about the whole lifestyle. We're just trying to make the world a more fabulous and glamorous place, day by day.