• The Wonderful World of Catherine Baba

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    Balmain top, skirt and belt, Christian Louboutin pumps, Chloe sunglasses, Studdmuffin NYC at Patricia Field turban, Elsa Peretii for Tiffany & Co. cuff, Boucheron ring, Yves Saint Laurent lipstick.


    Since we are huge fans of Catherine I decided to share the entire shoot with you after posting one shot on my instagram feed. Catherine always makes me think of those turbaned YSL beauties of the seventies that seemed to frequent that pages of the grand trio of Vogues at the time - US, Paris and the UK. As Paper magazine so aptly wrote "Australian-born, Paris-based Catherine Baba is not only one of the most incredible stylists around; she also speaks her own irresistible language that's equal parts Diana Vreeland and Dr. Seuss."

    She styled herself for this shoot and it is undeniably, indisputably, indubitably Catherine


    Photos and article from Paper Magazine. For more with Catherine Baba, head over to The Coveteur.
    Photography by Stephane Feugere / Styling by Catherine Baba. / Stylist assistant Melina Brossard.

    (L) Diane Von Furstenberg sweater, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label cape, Leonard Paris leggings, Catherine Baba pour Nouvelle Affair earrings, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. cuff and bangle, Lanving bangle, Boucheron ring, Yves Saint Laurent vintage cuff, Christian Louboutin heels.  (R) Jason Wu dress, Chanel vintage necklace.


    Lanvin hat, jewels and faux fur coat.


    Prada dress, coat and scarf, Yves Saint Laurent  vintage hat and bag LouLou de la Falaise earrings, Christian Louboutin boots.


    Gucci coat and sunglasses, Isabel Benenato bodysuit, Zana Bayne harness and belt, Lanvin gloves, Blumarine boots. On scooter with Renaud Verly.


    (L) Chloe jacket, dress and bracelets.  (R) Moschino gown, Thierry Lasry sunglasses, Lanvin necklace, Yves Saint Laurent  vintage cuff Louis Vuitton bracelet and Baccrat crystal rings.


    Dress, fur, belt and sunglasses by Tsumori Chisato, vintage cuff by Yves Saint Laurent, bracelet by Louis Vuitton, rings by Baccarat, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. cuff, Boucheron rings, Lanvin bangle and boots by Christian Louboutin.


    Coat and turban by Undercover, earrings by Catherine Baba pour Nouvelle Affaire, suglasses by Cast Eyewear. Left hand: vintage cuff by Yves Saint Laurent, rings by Baccarat. Right hand: Cuff by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., ring by Boucheron. Boots by Christian Louboutin.


    Givenchy coat, dress, scarf bra and rings. Yves Saint Laurent vintage hat and belt. Chloe sunglasses, Gerbe tights. 


  • Shrimpton Couture in Factice Magazine, Automne 2014

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    I am thrilled to share this editorial from Fractice Magazine's Autumn issue, that is chock full of pieces from the shop. Some are sadly already long sold but there is still a few pieces you can grab. Lit with a dark and edgy lighting you will be pleasantly surprised when you see how bright and colorful most of these vintage pieces actually are!


    Click the images to shop the looks straight form the page at Shrimpton Couture!

    This photo was an outtake from the shoot!

    Photographer: Peter Tamlin / Stylist: Nadia Pizzimenti / Hair and Makeup: Patrick Rahme / Model: Naro.

  • Michelle Monaghan for Rhapsody, Sept 2014

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    If you have flown on a United flight this month then you may have already seen this and hopefully lusted a little after some of the clothing!

    I am so pleased to share this editorial from United's inflight magazine Rhapsody. It stars the stunning Michelle Monaghan in a mix of new and vintage all perfectly styled by Amanda Lee Shirreffs.

    Don't fall in love with the vintage couture Valentino coat in that last shot though - Michelle bought it straight off the set! Love that!

    Click the images to shop the available looks from Shrimpton Couture!


    STYLIST Amanda Lee Shirreffs
    PHOTOGRAPHERS Jane + Jane, Boondock Agency
    MAKEUP Ann Pala HAIR Anne Morgan
    MANICURIST Leeanne Colley


  • Brian Atwood F/W 2014 & Shrimpton Couture

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    Yesterday Brian posted the photo above from his Fall 2014 Look Book and I instantly recognized the skirt as being part of the circa 1980, Yves Saint Laurent silk taffeta ensemble, sourced by me and now residing in his archives. Brian has an expansive collection of some of the best vintage couture on the planet and I am proud to tell you that my finds have contributed to a rack or two of it.

    Anyone who knows me knows that I am as addicted to shoes as I am to vintage. I can't think of a better pairing then Brian Atwood and vintage couture. So I decided to share his entire lookbook taken directly from his website. If you are a true die hard vintage fan you will probably spot another peek of a vintage piece or two in the photos. If only to be able to see the outtakes from this shoot!

    I am thrilled beyond belief to have played even a tiny part in Brian's continued success. He is one of the sweetest men in fashion and definitely one of the most handsome to boot. Oh and his shoes? The shoes are heaven!

    All photos courtesy Brian Atwood

  • Catherine Keener in Shrimpton Couture at TIFF

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    When Catherine contacted me about dressing her for tiff14 she specifically asked to see this sculptural 1960s couture Galanos dress. The moment she put it on we both fell in love! I am so very very thrilled that she chose to wear this to attend her films premiere, the "Elephant Song"'s, at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto Wednesday night!

    PS You can purchase this dress here

  • Catherine Keener in Shrimpton Couture

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    Yesterday I spent the entire afternoon with two time Oscar nominee Catherine Keener as we chose her TIFF 2014 wardrobe. It is always exciting to dress someone for events but Catherine was extra special as she is so fun!

    Here she is off to an event in a spectacular 1970s embroidered Janice Wainwright silk chiffon caftan from my archives for Shrimpton Couture. Don't you just love this on her? There are more looks coming .... in fact, if you spot her looking especially fabulous during TIFF this year, chances are she is wearing vintage from me.

    She is a doll and I absolutely love you Catherine!

  • My Vintage_Vogue Takeover - The Final Day

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    Evocative, provocative, erotic, powerful - all words to describe Helmut Newtons work. His woman are often portrayed fully nude and a large majority of his work is not even able to post here in instagram. Some photos have caused great offence. He has been accused of both loving and hating women through his lense and you never can quite decide which side of that very narrow fence he is truly panted. Each photo tells a story - no a novel. You can get lost in a Newton photograph and there is perhaps no other that is as widely copied as his work.

    It is my last day for my one week takeover for the @vintage_vogue imstagram account and I have loved sharing some of my favourites photos! For my very last photo this week here I chose a long time favourite. Jerry Hall is resplendent for Vogue 1974. Every time I see this photo I want to time travel back to the seventies summers and roam across the country in my own silver airstream wearing nothing but wild curls, silver platforms and a different tropical swimsuit every day of the week.

    For my second photo on my own instagram timeline @shrimptoncouture I leap ahead to 1980s St Tropez and a more classically Newton black and white photograph that I like to imagine is the evening version of this same “girl” if on her travels she met a man who owns a yacht….. or perhaps acquired one of her own ....one never knows with those Newton women.


    Taken for Vogue Paris, February 1975. The dress is Sonia Rykiel and I want my own version of it so bad I can almost taste it!

    A bientôt!

  • My Vintage_Vogue Takeover - Day 6

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    Ok so I have a confession - even though I decided to showcase seven Vogue photographers this week for my takeover at @vintage_vogue - today’s image, both here and on my feed, started with the model rather then the photographer and then the rest followed.

    Who else but Veruschka?

    Her otherworldly, almost alien beauty defies what should work and what shouldn’t and yet it always does. She was 6 feet tall in bare feet and was a marvel. She was shot by many photographers but it was the pairing with photographer Franco Rubartelli in the sixties that made magic for me. Add in a hefty dose of Giorgio Sant’ Angelo and throw all three players into the American desert back in 1968 and what you got was Magnificent. Which is is exactly what the editorial this photo is from was called - the “Magnificent Mirage”

    Every photo from this editorial has become iconic and each has inspired countless photographers since. Here I show you the most unusual one of all - it doesn’t even show her face or body, nor was it a garment that ever was produced - she is literally swaddled in fabric and fur. In the actual editorial this image appears first and is flipped and given a sepia tone. I prefer this shot where the desert is as strong an element as her. I love it!

    On my instagram feed I went with the final image from this same editorial - and it is the complete opposite - there she is in all her long limbed glory, sprawled on the sand like some bikini clad, ancient goddess…..


    Long limbed, 6 foot tall Veruschka looks like an ancient nomadic goddess sprawled out on the sand, clad in a bikini, looking wild and beautiful.

  • My Vintage_Vogue Takeover - Day 5

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    Known as the fashion photographer of the supermodels Peter Lindberg is a legend. He started working for Vogue in 1978, first the Italian, then the English, French, German, and then for American Vogue where the brand new editor Ms Anna Wintour signed him on and he shot her first famous November cover.

    There are SO many endless photos one could choose it is almost a discredit to post just a single image here and another on my own feed for day 5 of my instagram takeover. But choose I must!

    I chose to focus on one single editorial as I remember it so clearly and it was so impactful. No one had shot women like this before for Vogue and even the eight supermodels - Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, and Stephanie Seymour, looked more "super" then normal. It was a heady mix of high & lo, and it rang in the nineties like no other shoot could. Here is the entire group looking bad and beautiful.

    From the editorial “Wild at Heart” this was shot in Brooklyn for the September 1991 issue. Styled by Grace Coddington.


    On my own instagram account, I wanted to showcase the shot that was taken directly from the editorial's namesake - the Marlon Brando film “The Wild One” - it is based on the screen capture of him in this exact pose. Supermodel Helena Christensen channels that pose to perfection in a Erez leather jacket and Harley-Davidson leather biker cap.

  • Vintage Couture Available In the Shop Now!

    • Early 1970s Louis Feraud Velvet Suit
    • 1970s Rudi Gernreich Plunge Knit Dress
    • 1950s Sophie of Saks Silk Bow Dress
    • 1950s Daisy Sweetheart Bust Black Dress
    • 1980s Sequined Vicky Tiel Couture Dress
    • 1950s Floral Print Hawaiian Wiggle Dress
    • Beautiful 1970s Ted Lapidus Pink Silk Demi-Couture Dress
    • 1950s Silk Strapless Beaded Bow Dress
    • 1970s Silk Velvet Couture Halston Sheath
    • 1990s Richard Tyler Couture Silk Sheath
    • 1950s Full Skirted Silk "New Look" Dress
    • 1960s Sculptural Black Silk Teal Traina "Tuxedo" Dress
    • 1980s Strapless Bubble Skirt Lanvin Dress
    • 1980s Claude Montana Fitted Peplum Dress
    • 1990s Gianni Versace Couture Net Dress
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    • 1930s Puffed Sleeve Floral Silk Chiffon Gown
    • A/W 1980 Haute Couture Christian Dior Gown
    • 1950s Pink Herbet Sondheim Silk Dress & Jacket
    • A/W 1994 Documented Vivienne Westwood Riding Suit
    • 1950s Silk and Net Lace Beaded Cocktail Dress
    • 1960s Numbered Courreges Pink Skirt & Sweater Set
    • 1970s Leonard Pink & Coral Mini & Crop Jacket
    • 1980s Valentino Pleated Back Silk Gown
    • 1950s Green Sculptural Lilli Diamond Dress & Jacket
    • Pretty 1970s Ted Lapidus Floral Skirt & Top Set
    • Rare 1970s Embroidered Exceptional Kenzo Suit
    • 1980s Nini Ricci Lame Black Cocktail Dress
    • 1950s Black Sequin & Cording Pin Up Dress
    • 1960s Silk Chiffon Floral Oscar De La Renta Jumpsuit
    • 1960s Emilio Pucci Rich Hued Velvet Shift Dress
    • 1970s Glossy Black Sequin Donald Brooks Dress
    • Spring 1999 Thierry Mugler Black Silk Chiffon Runway Dress
    • Fall 2003 Runway Ostrich Print Prada Leather Coat
    • 1960s Geoffrey Beene Burnt Pumpkin Colored Backless Chiffon Dress
    • 1950s Bonwit Teller Strapless Black Silk Dress w Full Skirts
    • 1960s Blue Floral Formfit Pucci Nylon Dress & Panties
    • 1960s Rare Alice Pollock Moss Crepe Wrap Top
    • 1960s Andre Courreges Black Courduroy Vest & Skirt Set
    • 1950s Hand Beaded & Embroidered Branell Silk Dress
    • c1979 Halston Attrb Red Sequin Tank Top
    • Fall 2003 Runway Galliano for Christian Dior Silk Top & Skirt
    • 1940s Gorgeous Floral Print Silky & Net Swing Dress
    • 1920s Hand Made Beaded Skull Cap Flapper Cloche Hat
    • c1959 Haute Couture Maggy Rouff Red Draped Gown
    • 1970s Brilliant Print Velvet Skirt & Silk Turtleneck Set
    • 1960s White Linen Black Button Norman Norell Dress
    • 1960s Couture Gustave Tassell Pleated Silk Dress
    • 1980s Pink Silk Jacqueline de Ribes attr Print Gown
  • My Vintage_Vogue Takeover - Day 4

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    Antoinette “Toni” Frissell was a female photographer ahead of her time whose work focused on capturing the women of her time, both in fashion and all walks of life.

    For day 4 of my one week takeover of the @vintage_vogue instagram, I chose two photographs from one of the first female photographers to work for Vogue starting back in 1931. This was a woman who continued to work and publish under her own name even after her marriage (a move practically unheard of at the time!). Her photos capture the spirit and inner strength of women despite the fact that they were being taken at a time when this were not necessarily attributes to be cherished. It was a testament to both her and to Vogue that her work was used and used regularly.

    This is one of my favourites from a 1939 editorial. Model Sydney Kraus is captured in a perfect moment of reflection in a ballerina skirted bathing suit by Jay-Thorpe at Marineland, Florida.

    As before, I posted a second image by Frissell on my own instagram feed @shrimptoncouture. I leapt forward to 1947 but stayed with the beach theme. It is also a strong photo for its time yet in a different kind of way…..


    It appeared in Harpers Bazaar and I often wonder if it was the inspiration behind the entire Juicy Couture empire - right? To me the two photograph represent an underlying message of the way in which woman’s roles were changing as time marched forward. Until tomorrow...

  • My Vintage_Vogue Takeover - Day 3

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    For day three of my takeover I turn to one of the Masters of Photography capturing the work of one of the masters of Haute Couture - Irving Penn and Balenciaga.

    Penn shot many Balenciaga pieces over the course of his career and I highly encourage you to google to see more. This image is one of my favourites - it captures the otherworldliness, extravagance and sheer drama of Cristobal designs that were so very, very ahead of their times. It was taken for the September issue of Vogue in 1950 so seems even more fitting as a look back as we all devour the September issues of today.

    As with my other days I have posted a second image by Penn on my IG feed @shrimptoncouture - the design is also Balenciaga but it flies ahead in time to 2006 - a full 56 years later then the photo above!


    Here, I chose to leap forward in time to the March 2006 issue of Vogue. What ties these two together? This too is a photo by Irving Penn and the ensemble is again Balenciaga! Gemma Ward is captured in equal extravagance by Penn and it is astounding that each photo is as good as the other despite a 56 year separation! Until tomorrow...

  • My Vintage_Vogue Takeover - Day 2

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    For day two of my @vintage_vogue take-over I am continue on my chosen theme and showcase some of my favourite work each day by photographers whose work has graced the pages of Vogue.

    This iconic 1977 photograph took @christiebrinkley “America's Sweetheart / Girl-next-door" image and turned it on it’s ear. Photographer Chris Von Wangenheim image of Christie in anything but innocent. This is a photo instantly recognized and it became representative of late 70s sexy. It was originally run side-by-side with a second image that captured Christie’s long lean leg in the jaws of the Doberman which is equally as iconic. (and I bet you just saw that one in your mind didn’t you? That is how you know something is of icon status when you can see it based on a single sentence’s description!).

    From Vogue February 1977, "The Best of The New York Collections - The Mood Has Changed” this editorial also featured photos shot by the legendary Irving Penn. Hair Marc Pipino, Makeup Way Bandy. The white silk “pajama” and metallic heels are Geoffrey Beene and the necklace is Mary McFadden.


    On my instagram timeline @shrimptoncouture, I posted my second image by Von Wangenheim. It also appeared in Vogue, but it ran a full year earlier and was for a Dior advertisement. It is fascinating to see the similarities and you have to wonder if they were shot at the same time despite the one year spread between the two publishing dates.

    Both photos are iconic and fabulous representatives of the genius of Von Wangenheim.

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