Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Smashing clobber!

Good people! I'm flying in and out to show off a rather smashing new suit I was sent by the splendid people at Puttin' on the Ritz. This new reproduction clothing label is based right here in Blighty, and everything they produce is made to measure and handsewn on these fair isles. The lovely Andrea, who is in charge, is a fan of this blog, and she got in touch to ask whether I'd be interested in modelling their forthcoming 'Spying for the Allies' suit. I didn't need to give that question a lot of thought, before I replied with an effusive affirmative, accompanied by lots of exclamation marks!

The design of the suit was itself something of a mystery, though it was described to me, and I saw a fabric swatch, so I knew it would be rather special. And when it arrived, dear readers, special it most certainly was. Have a look!



The deep green wool seemed to call out for some very 1940s colour matching, or rather, should I say, colour contrasting. Red 1940s platform shoes from Remix vintage, some red nappa leather gloves and a reproduction hat (with huge feather) I snaffled from a friend gave it an appropriately autumnal look, I felt.



As you can see, the suit is beautifully cut, with a sweetheart neckline, generous peplum, and fitted straight skirt, which features a fishtail drape. I did a shoot with a friend (these photographs being taken by my dear Dad as per), but am awaiting the results so I can show you (and indeed Andrea - sorry Andrea) the back, as well as a lovely silk blouse I also modelled. I do have a shot of the back of the jacket though!



I think you'll agree, this exquisite suit is perfect for the late autumn and winter months. Even the name, Spying for the Allies, gives it a romantic feel for me... I do feel like I could waft around indulging in some espionage! ;)

As the suit was made-to-measure for me, dear Andrea generously let me keep it, and so, Puttin' on the Ritz now have a sponsorship spot over there on my sidebar. I hope you'll have a look at their other gorgeous wares. My favourite is probably the Harlow gown, which would be just the thing for any fancy parties you may be attending over the festive season. Or even as a wedding dress! They also do some stunning skirts and trousers. Even options for the chaps!

Talking of Chaps, I am hoping to post my Chap interest section soon... if I can pin that Bounder who is writing it down...

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

56 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow! This is absolutely beautiful, the peplum is stunning. Will certainly keep an eye on their things (ps adore the sassy hat x)

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous honey! Wow! Check out my Christmas giveaway if you haven't already!

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    Kori xoxo

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  3. This looks simply stunning on you! :-)

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  4. oh this is just sooooo you! Gorgeous. I adore Puttin' on the Ritz! I've got a skirt from them I love to bits. Saving up for more fabulousness...

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  5. love the hat! it looks a bit like one that i kept looking at in a vintage shop nearby, until once day when it wasn't there anymore.

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  6. i must say that suit is so beautiful ! I love it. I take a look on this shop right now... You're a temptress Fleur !

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  7. Oh.
    My.
    GOD
    Its amazing!!! WOW. You're so lucky to be able to try these things before any of us ;-) Beautiful.
    I want one!

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  8. Beautiful picture and outfit! You are gorgeous.

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  9. How completely and utterly fabulous. It looks stunning on you!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous outfit, and that hat is fabulous!

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  11. I love the name -- Spying for the Allies. Makes me want to watch a good black and white war movie

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  12. That suit is absoulutely GORGEOUS!! it looks great on you :)

    http://nataliebrooke.wordpress.com

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  13. ~ * ♥ * ~

    O__O What a stunning suit! I just adore the cut of the jacket, and the peplum to too divine... Love it!

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
    ~ * ♥ * ~

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  14. I love a peplum suit! I have a vintage brown wool with ivory fleck suit that has a large peplum. It makes the waist look smaller and is flirty over the hips. That one is wonderful!

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  15. It's so beautiful and it looks really well made. And like in all other comments I must say that I adore the hat.

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  16. Hi Fleur! I love your suit, it is soo stylish. Soo beautiful!!!! Hope you enjoy your week!

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  17. I've been looking at their site - it's so great to see someone doing lots of 30s repro. I'm thinking of a Trip Down the Nile blouse. You look gorgeous in that suit!

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  18. That suit is drop-dead-gorgeous, Fleur! I'm especially loving the red accessories; red gloves have long been on my "to-find and acquire" list. I'm off to check out Puttin' on the Ritz right now... ;)

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  19. What a glorious outfit! Off to check them out now.

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  20. The suit is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the introduction...:)

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  21. Fantastic Suit!

    What's the password...? ;)

    Cheers, G&K

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  22. As always, I am bowled over by your beauty & grace. What a lucky lady you are to have so many wonderful clothes! x

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  23. Looking forward to some words from Mr. Wax as his Bounder product is remarkable.

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  24. wow
    very stylishly

    this combination (red and black colors) always will be fashionable

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  25. You look extremely elegant. I wish I had such fabulous long legs!

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  26. the feather is such a nice touch!!!

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  27. I love the detail at the back and the line of the buttons. The hat is fab too!

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  28. wow do you so fancy and beautiful! what a great suit!

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  29. WOW...That suit is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  30. Lovely items on the website, more things to put on the dream list.

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  31. wow!
    so dita von teese looking!!
    love it!
    xx

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  32. oohh Fleur! You look amazing! I'm going to check the shop!

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  33. Matching gloves, hat and shoes really makes this pop!! What an utterly fantastic hat and the cut of the jacket is simply beautiful :-)

    Jem xXx

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  34. Oh, I adore this -- really special.

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  35. Fleur, this suit is absolutely perfect for you! You look stunning!

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  36. Hello! I'm new here, but I must say I love you blog already! You're so beautiful, you look like a movie star! Your style, your hair, your make up - everything is just so immaculate. You're so classy and brave at the same time. Thanks you for posting these great photographs!
    xox
    Antonia

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  37. Just a quick note to let you know that I love your blog so I have given you an award. You can pick it up here:
    http://emmaaime.blogspot.com/2010/11/award.html

    Thanks
    Emma @ Emma aime

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  38. Just a quick note to let you know that I love your blog so I have given you an award. You can pick it up here:
    http://emmaaime.blogspot.com/2010/11/award.html

    Thanks
    Emma @ Emma aime

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  39. Absolutely smashing dear! Delores very nearly swooned at the sight and Vivienne is most taken with that rather dashing hat.
    Well done we say!

    Lady Penelope Primcoque

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  40. A red hat to be in love in/with ;)
    Superb blog. Love/FAB http://fabs.blogg.se

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  41. Wowza!!! I love your blog, so, I jsut gave you a blog award! Go to my blog to see it! But, I know you probably get them all the time!

    XOXO
    Dollie

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  42. just left you a award at my blog: http://missamethystspowderroom.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-first-blog-award.html

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  43. This suit is FABULOUS!!! I adore the peplum, and it looks stunning on you.

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  44. Oh wow Fleur, what a fabulous suit! It is just beautiful and would be bought immediately if I were slightly more blessed on the pennies front! Amazing, and you look rather dapper in it with that charming hat!
    Pip pip xx

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  45. This Fleur, is gorgeous. I wish they were in Canada or I was in England. Not only is this suit brilliantly constructed the way you chose to create the outfit combines two of my most favorite colours on earth. Red and Black.

    Gorgeous.

    Love from Toronto, Canada

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  46. That hat is incredibly great. Love this outfit!

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  48. I saw these pics at my hair parlour, in a magazine :) very nice!
    x

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  49. Hi Miss K,

    You didn't happen to notice which magazine the pics were in, did you? We'd like to have a look ourselves!

    Thanks also to everyone for all the lovely comments about the Spying for the Allies!

    Andrea T-F
    Puttin' on the Ritz

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  50. You are my new goddess!!! I've only perused this blog but its brilliant! But I do have a question....

    I am doing a play in my community theatre. A radio play. Its set in the 1940's and I am playing the announcer. Yes I know that a woman announcer would have been rare if not impossible but I'm hoping to live up to it. What I LOVE to know is where I could find some tips on hairstyles. I have long hair so I would love to do curls and yours ALWAYS looks great... So any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Caren

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