Get Smart

April 9, 2014

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Yay! I have had this Life magazine sitting on my dresser for weeks now, just waiting to be used for the perfect shoot. It's the neatest thing- it still has the address of it's original owner on the front. I love things like this- they practically live and breath the era they are from.

This lovely dress and jacket set are custom made from an authentic vintage pattern. Time Machine Vintage makes a plethora of different designs- each one customize-able to size, details and fabrics. I can't believe how wonderfully made these are. Time Machine Vintage worked with me to find the perfect fabrics- I couldn't be happier with the result!

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This is probably one of the most gorgeous handmade hats I have seen. It was handmade by Papillons de Leticia, a beautiful online milliner shop based in London. Leticia's hats are also customize-able. This topper originally comes in a lovely beige color, and was able to be made in black for this shoot. The beauty really is in the details- the beading, the netting, and the overall stellar craftsmanship. Papillons de Leticia is offering Into the Woods readers a 20% discount off of any purchase made between now and the end of August with promo code, "IntoTheWoods20" 

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Dress & jacket: c/o Time Machine Vintage
Gloves: vintage
Handbag: A Treasure Hunt Vintage
Shoes: Walmart
Earrings: c/o Scrap Cati
Sunglasses and belt: Forever 21
Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

Timeless outfit - you look amazing :o) Xx

Makeup by Candlelight

Kimberly Woodhouse said...

love the get smart look!!! great job on this shoot.

Bethany Carson said...

Very classy! I love the outfit on you! Also really enjoyed the Get Smart references! I think I've watched just about every episode... :)

ann wood said...

Ah, wonderful picture story! Love the hat and .... well everything!

blue hue wonderland

Katie said...

That last image is just stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous. I have all my Grandmothers' clothes/shoes etc and will definitely be trying my hand at modelling them like this in the near future!

Katie <3

Ali Hval said...

Eeeep! That little hat is so perfect for you, lady! These images are superb as usual. I don't think I'll ever get over how much I love your photos. I'll be sure to remind you eeeeevery time that I comment. ;)

Also, I think you pull off red lipstick just the best. And your eye makeup is astounding! I think if I saw you in public I'd think you were a famous actress or something, fangirl, and faint.

Kristian said...

Wow. Stunning.

Will definitely have to check out the time machine vintage!

Boyer Family Singers said...

Oh so fabulous, as always :) Unfortunately, the images won't load all the way for me, so I can't see this post in it's full beauty :,( BUT, from what I can see, you look stunning, and the scenery is gorgeous! Oh, and that LIFE magazine is the cherry on top ;)


Rachelle Marie said...

You seriously look like you walked right out of the a good way! :)
These photos are so classic and your poses/expressions are adorable.
So lovely!
xo Rachelle // Beloved Bluebird

Alexandra Marie said...

@Charlotte Oh dear! Thank you for bringing that to my attention- I think it's because I have been playing with larger images lately- I think the problem should be fixed now :)

Liz Yoon said...

Love the vintage look!! So pretty!!

:) liz @

Carey Mooradian said...

You look a bit like Jackie Kennedy in that last picture.
Very cute- I love it!

les papillons de leticia said...

Gorgeous post!! You look absolute beautiful, like a lady from Paris! So Chic!!! I love the phone picture.

I think my hat looks perfect with your style!! I love it the combination.

If somebody is interested in seeing hats & fascinators, feel free to click on the link to my store on Etsy - Les Papillons de leticia!

Thank you so much

Leticia :)

Rachel said...

Simply beautiful!!

Savvy Spinster Vintage said...

Lovely pictures! That outfit is adorable and your make-up is stellar! So classic and timeless!

diane said...

In case I haven't said so lately, I love your hair! I was afraid I would miss seeing your adorable pixie but these cute layered short curls are even more stunning! I don't know how you top yourself week after week but I keep tuning in to see and you never disappoint!

Hannah Barta said...

How do you always manage to look absolutely flawless?? :) You are stunning!

Paige said...

Hi Alexandra! I'm a new follower.
What a beautiful outfit! :D Everything is so well put together. Vintage LIFE mags are so fun too.

Linda B said...

Gorgeous as always girl :)
Love that vintage LIFE magazine you got to use as a prop too! Haha, how awesome is that?

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Jenny (Singing Bird Vintage) said...

Oh my goodness, the shoe-phone picture! I love it!

My favorite thing about this outfit is just how timeless it is. You achieve an incredible vintage look but it's still a very fresh and relevant look--and you carry it off so well. Stunning!


Hanna V said...

Beautiful pictures! The vintage aesthetic matches you perfectly, you look very pretty

Katie Aman said...

Gasp! That dress and jacket are BEAUTIFUL as are you! This photoshoot is so beyond perfect. I love the demure photos of you along with the quirky, funny snaps. You just look so fun! I feel as though with the first three photos you could star in an episode of Get Smart where you stepped out of the pages of the magazine and are now a spy, haha!
Also, I love how I can see the page of the magazine in your sunglasses in the third photo, it adds a neat element!

Flavia Eriel said...

amazing! for real!!

Do you want to follow each other on instagram? I'm @chicstreetchoc! Thank uuu

Rebekah Bradford said...

The gloves just make your outfit that much better :) Seriously, you are always so gorgeous!

Catarina Paiva said...

Always beautiful!!
Love the shoe phone :)

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Becca said...

I've been loving your hair lately- such a pretty length for you! This photo set is gorgeous as usual!

Becca | Ladyface Blog

Allie said...

Oh wow - you are GORGEOUS! I love everything about these photos! The red lips!!! Killed it.

Lorna Sharp said...

So happy to follow your blog ! This outfit among so other is flawless!
Adore !!


Polly Bland said...

these are timeless! So beautiful!

love, polly

Kristina @ Eccentric Owl said...

Haha, I love that you referenced Get Smart with your title and the shoe! SO cute. I love this outfit, and how amazing to have it custom made for you! It looks gorgeous. That had is SO pretty as well!

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