Vintage Dress & Vibes

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Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love genuine vintage items, and vintage dresses particularly. So what is considered as vintage?

An item’s age is determinant of its value, considering of course its quality, and relative rarity. Generally vintage is considered something that is too old to be characterized as just “used”, but not as old as an antique. Vintage in clothing is considered anything that is more than 25 years old, and it is of excellent quality and representative of its era i.e. 80’s vintage, 70’s vintage and so on. Now I don’t know why people love to use the word “vintage” so much lately, to characterize even a 5 years old coat as vintage (yeap, I’ve seen this on quite a few blogs too).

When it comes to vintage clothes, another determinant factor is the quality. A moth eaten, faded dress of 1940’s may be well acknowledged as an original vintage dress but a damaged original, which is far from desirable!

So why do I love vintage clothes?

I really enjoy shopping vintage and searching for the perfect item. It reminds me of my childhood when we sat for hours with my mother and my younger sister to open the chests with the clothes before the beginning of each season. My mother was giving her best shot to share us the clothes equally, yet historical fights where never avoided. ☺ It needs a lot of time and patience to find something good but when you find that special item it totally worth it. I feel like they’ve got a story to tell!

My favorite place by far to search for such great, well-hidden treasures is my mother’s closet. This vintage dress has such a great sentimental value for me, as my mother had it tailor-made especially, to wear it to my christening! It still looks like brand new and I wish you could feel its amazing fabric! It is so hard to find such quality in the present days of mass production. A nip here and a tuck there and I adjusted it to my size (at the same tailor!), as my mother is much more blessed in the bust area. It probably needs a little bit more narrowing on the top now that I see it.

At last but not at least, I am very glad to see that the yellow floral pattern is back in style and after giving it some time and research, I found some similar dresses for you, like these beauties:

I enjoy discovering old, unique pieces and mixing them with modern looks, or to remodel them according to my needs. Their quality is almost always much higher than clothes and accessories available today. It needs time and effort but definitely worth it! Start from your mom’s closet and enjoy!

So what about you? Do you like shopping vintage? If you have styled any favorite item please do share it in the comments below! I will be very glad to see it!

Thanks for reading and have a great, restful weekend!

 

I was wearing:

Vintage Dress (see the gallery above for similar options)

Saint Laurent Sandals

Alexander McQueen bag (the specific is no longer available, similar in pink-goldin pinkin black in gold and sequin embellished)

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis

Photoshoot took place at Mykonos Town Villa, one of the island’s most beautiful houses, which was built around 1850 and fully renovated in 2014.

 

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  1. 10/06/2016 / 11:40

    I am speechless, your photos are pure perfection!!
    I have always loved vintage style and I love to mix it with modern looks , there is something about those ages.. 😀

    Have a great weekend my dear:)

    http://www.mycosmosoul.wordpress.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 09:56

      Thank you my friend! You are actually the queen of vintage, even your beauty reminds me of the 20s! No one can support these looks like you do! Have a great weekend as well my darling!
      xxx

  2. 10/06/2016 / 11:55

    Stella the dress of your mom looks stunning. You are so blessed to have inherited something so precious.
    Unfortunately my mother went at a young age into mourning (the hard and cruel South-European way) and replaced all her beautiful clothes for black ones. Would have loved to have something of hers too.
    The pictures on this post are amazing! Anestis is really stepping up the game.
    Cheers,
    Tatjana
    https://tbymallano.wordpress.com/

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 09:55

      Thank you Tatjana! I am sorry to hear about your mom. Unfortunately all South-European women are going into an ongoing, lifetime mourning even nowadays.. Thank you for reminding me those times of sharing the clothes with my sister 🙂
      As for Anestis, even I wonder where was he hiding all this photography talent! Thanks a lot for stopping by and have a great weekend!
      xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 09:52

      Glad you like it 🙂

  3. 10/06/2016 / 13:30

    You are simply fabulous, Stella. Your blog is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead darling!
    much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 09:52

      Thank you as well my dear Len, it means a lot! Have a wonderful weekend as well babe! xx

    • Stella Asteria
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      11/06/2016 / 09:52

      Thank you Madison, glad we are on the same page about vintage! Have a great weekend!

    • Stella Asteria
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      11/06/2016 / 09:51

      Thank you Mary! Yes it is super comfy!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 09:51

      Thank you dear, glad you like it! 🙂

  4. 10/06/2016 / 19:52

    Wow, you look absolutely gorgeous, Stella! I love that dress, it’s so beautiful and I love the way those platform sandals look with it, too! I love shopping vintage pieces, you can find some amazing pieces that are so unique and special. A few weeks ago, my mom scored a vintage Valentino blazer for such an amazing price and it was from when Valentino was more of a boutique than a fashion power house, it was labeled ‘Valentino Boutique.” She was so happy about that! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Stella Asteria
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      11/06/2016 / 09:51

      Thank you so much as well Jalisa! That Valentino blazer sounds like a great vintage find indeed! 🙂
      Have a great weekend my friend!

  5. 10/06/2016 / 20:55

    Stunning picture hun
    I absolutely love you location choice
    really tide in smoothly with this look you have on, which I must say is amazing
    love the prints.
    the great thing about fashion is no trend really ever goes away.

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 09:34

      Exactly Bukky! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by, I am really glad you like the post!

  6. Tamara
    10/06/2016 / 21:11

    These pictures are abslotley stunning and so is your dress! Lovely post!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – loveofMode.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 09:33

      Thank you Tamara!

  7. 11/06/2016 / 00:49

    Your photos are soo beautiful! I love how the yellow pops against the door! Do you mind me asking where is this stunning place?

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  8. 11/06/2016 / 02:04

    Hello darling,
    you look amazing!!!! This dress suits you perfectly!!! I love vintage dresses! The print oft your dress is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing beauty!!! The pictures are stunning!
    Have a wonderful weekend, beauty!
    Kisses, Pisa ❤❤❤❤
    http://www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 09:32

      Thank you so much Pisa for your support and encouragement it means so much to me! Have a wonderful weekend my friend and see you at Octoberfest ;))
      Kisses from Mykonos!

  9. 11/06/2016 / 02:05

    You, the dress, the location of your photo shoot are stunning! You are lucky to have a mother with such excellent taste – as it seems you do. The look is a classic!

    XO, Janea
    theSTYLetti.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 17:38

      Thank you Janea 😀

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 17:38

      Glad you like it Violette!

  10. 11/06/2016 / 15:23

    I saw it this morning on Instagram and told my boyfriend ‘look, look isn’t this a stunning dress?’
    Needless to say I am looking outside the window right now and it’s grey/depressing/typical British weather.
    Your pictures made me smile 🙂

    x
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 17:39

      Thank you so much Anastasia mou, I am glad to send you some Greek sunshine through my shots! Greetings to both of you and have a great weekend! xx 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 17:38

      Thank you Marianna! 😀

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/06/2016 / 20:54

      Thank you Missy 🙂

  11. 11/06/2016 / 20:56

    Everything about these photos is perfection! The yellow in the dress and the backless back, the shoes, your hair and makeup, the scenery, I’m in love. Came across your blog today and had to give you a follow on both Bloglovin and Instagram – beautiful!

    http://www.barelytherebeauty.com

    xx

    • Stella Asteria
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      12/06/2016 / 10:45

      Thank you so much Jennifer, I am very glad you like everything! 😛 Have a great Sunday!

    • Stella Asteria
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      12/06/2016 / 10:46

      Glad you like them Carolina!

    • Stella Asteria
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      12/06/2016 / 10:46

      Thank you Diana

    • Stella Asteria
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      12/06/2016 / 10:46

      Thanks Laura!

    • Stella Asteria
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      12/06/2016 / 10:46

      Thank you so much Nora, it means a lot!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/06/2016 / 10:46

      Glad you like it!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:42

      Thank you my dear! Glad you like everything xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:42

      Thank you!!

  12. Nada
    12/06/2016 / 20:02

    Wonderful !

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:42

      Thank you Nada!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:42

      Thank you so much my dear!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:42

      Thank you Lora

  13. Filipa Jackson
    13/06/2016 / 02:59

    Wow everything about this is amazing. I am in love with this dress, the scenery is incredible and you look beautiful

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:41

      Thank you Filippa! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:41

      Thank you Camila, it means a lot! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:41

      Thank you Maria 🙂

  14. 13/06/2016 / 06:40

    Wow, you look really gorgeous! These pictures are dreamy! What a beautiful location too!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:40

      Thank you Shaira, this Mykonos Town Villa was indeed the perfect place to shoot this vintage dress!

  15. 13/06/2016 / 10:44

    gorgeous Clicks… you look so beautiful… xoxo, NEHA

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:40

      Thank you!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:40

      Thank you beauty!! 🙂

  16. 13/06/2016 / 17:48

    WOW!!! you’re photos are gorgeous!!! Such a beautiful dress and yes you ahve the look for vintage clothing. which reminds me of the Sophia Amaruso the founder of nastygal!
    thenewgirl.me

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:39

      Thank you Darlene 😀

  17. 13/06/2016 / 20:06

    Gosh could these photos be any prettier? You make me want to travel. Or paint my room yellow. Or maybe just stand in front of a window. *sighs*!!!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:38

      Thank you Danielle, I am delighted to inspire you! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:38

      Thank you 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
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      26/06/2016 / 11:37

      Isn’t it amazing? The pattern of my vintage dress is almost identical with the dress of Vivienne Westwood in the gallery above! I am really happy to see this style revive! Thank for stopping by!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:36

      Thank you Rebecca

    • Stella Asteria
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      26/06/2016 / 11:36

      Thank you Merel!

  18. 14/06/2016 / 18:06

    This Yellow and White vintage dress is just beautiful, you look striking in every single way. I love the way it nips in and the waist and the colour is really magnificent.

    You look beautiful as always and really do love the setting also, really very gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:36

      Thank you Laura, it means a lot and I am very glad you liked all these aspects of this post! The house and the vintage dress are even more beautiful in real life, I really wish you could feel the lightweight fabric and how brand new it looks! Happy Sunday! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:34

      Thank you Lindsey!

  19. 14/06/2016 / 20:34

    Oh my gosh these pictures are so perfect lovely, what an amazing location! You look absolutely beautiful and that dress is simply stunning!!! I love how you’ve styled it with the white sandals! So in love with this post babe!!! Xx

    http://theemasphere.com/

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:34

      Thank you Emma, I am so glad that you like my favourite vintage dress!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:33

      Thank you Irene!

  20. 14/06/2016 / 22:55

    Gorgeous dress Stella – but what I really enjoyed was reading that it was your mom’s and that SHE wore it to your Christening. For me that is one of the most interesting aspects of vintage, the life these clothing had – even more special if they were a family member’s.
    http://www.myeverydaywear.blogspot.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:33

      Thank you so much for noticing this Lorena, I wish I had a photo of her wearing too to upload here but they are all in my hometown house. I agree with you, a clothing with history and sentimental value is the best vintage piece to wear! It’s like they have a different energy!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:31

      Glad you like it Maggie!

  21. 15/06/2016 / 00:48

    Wow, I love the color scheme of the whole photoshoot. I see what you did there with the white and yellow dress and the colors of the house and it’s simply genius 😉 Vintage items are unique indeed and I feel they all have an interesting story behind. They’re like little past treasures we take with us.
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:31

      Exactly Deb, I am very glad you like it and thank you for stopping by! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:30

      Thank you dear, I am glad you like it! Vintage shopping is so fun when you have someone to go with, like a fun game 🙂
      Feel free to send me your link wearing this vintage coat that your sister gave you, I would be very happy to see it!
      xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:28

      Thank you Jen! Happy Sunday! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:28

      Thank you Maryshka, glad you like my vintage dress!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:28

      Thank you Nissi! <3

  22. 15/06/2016 / 09:47

    I’m also badly in love with vintage clothing!
    Some of my favourite pieces are by my mom and I always take care about them while wearing them out… 😉
    Anyways: You look wonderful and your photos are amazing!

    Have a lovely day!
    Katharina

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:28

      Thank you so much Katharina, I am glad you use your mother’s wardrobe too for finding vintage treasures 🙂
      Have a great Sunday!

  23. 15/06/2016 / 12:31

    I love the choice of your outfit to describe Vintage. I never knew that Vintage is something older than 25 years, thank you so much for sharing the information. I love learning new things. Even though this dress is vintage, it looks very current. I guess feminine fashion will always stay almost the same. I love the choice of lightweight fabric and the outfit overall is fantastic x

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:27

      Thank you Yuliya, I am so glad you like my vintage dress. It has such a sentimental value to me as my mother tailored it for my christening. Although it’s vintage, it really looks and feels like brand new!! Have a great day my dear!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:24

      Grazie Chiara!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:24

      Thank you Konstantina, glad you like it!

  24. 15/06/2016 / 20:14

    I love this dress and the colour, looks so gorgeous on you! Vintage pieces can be so individual and timeless, its definitely about finding the right thing xx
    http://sweatshirtsanddresses.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:24

      Exactly, and when you find that special vintage item it feels so good right? : Thanks for stopping by!

  25. 16/06/2016 / 07:51

    Absolutely gorgeous dear Stella! And your dress is so beautiful! You are doing such a great work! (Anestis helps you a lot, lucky you, you are a great couple. Φιλιά από το Πήλιο!
    Helene/ wwwbeautifulismyattire.com

    • Stella Asteria
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      26/06/2016 / 11:23

      Thank you so much from both of us Helene <3 Φιλιά απ' τη Μύκονο! <3

  26. 16/06/2016 / 14:53

    These pictures are absolutely stunning, Stella. You look amazing

    zekalin.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:22

      Thanks a lot El!!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:22

      Thank you so much Sheela, glad you like it! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:22

      Thank you Maria!

  27. 20/06/2016 / 21:59

    Dear Stella, perfect as always ^^. I have to admit, I love vintage clothes too, because you know that there probably won’t be anyone else on the street wearing the same piece you are wearing ^^. Your dress is just beautiful!

    ♥ Sara from The Cosmopolitas | Instagram: the_cosmopolitas
    New post: Advice to My 18-Year-Old Self

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:21

      Hi Sara, you are so right, this is a great pro too when you wear something vintage, thank you for sharing with us and for your lovely words <# Happy Sunday!

  28. 21/06/2016 / 04:04

    I’m seriously having a color crush right now. Oh my gosh! When I saw the pics on your IG page, you looked stunning. But seeing the photos on your blog is even more captivating. The first & ninth picture should be in a fashion magazine. Great poses, and such lovely interior design! I’m not big on finding vintage pieces, but when I see people flawlessly wearing these items (such as yourself), I’m in awe.

    Wow!! That Vivienne Westwood dress! Her designs leave an imprint in your mind. You will never forget her dresses. I really enjoyed this post! BTW, nice tattoo! Have an awesome week darling! Xx

    A| https://norulejuststyle.wordpress.com/

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:20

      Thank you so much my friend! I am so glad you like everything and to have chosen this old Myconian house from 1850 to photoshoot my favourite vintage dress! And Anestis gave his best again 🙂 As for the tattoo, I had forgotten its existence all these years that I had long hair. I think it has to be removed now (if only I had a penny for every impulsive/stupid thing I have done in my 17s haha). Thank you for stopping by and have a great Sunday my dear! <3

      • 28/06/2016 / 04:17

        You’re welcome love! I wish we could erase everything we did during our teenage years. Hahaha. But, we lived and we learned. Hope you’re having a great start to your week! Xx

  29. 22/06/2016 / 10:29

    OMG you beautiful Woman !!
    These pictures are abs stunning and you´re so so pretty !!
    For real, your blog is so beautiful and full of beautiful pictures and contents !

    xx Amanda
    http://www.fashionviolin.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:13

      Thank you Amanda, so nice to hear from you! I have been having a serious hair crush with your afro hair look, if I manage to do it I will let you know 🙂
      Thank you for your nice comments it means a lot, I am very glad you like my blog!
      xx

  30. 23/06/2016 / 16:39

    That dress is so pretty, and you look so stunning! The villa is so nice, and made for some gorgeous pictures! I’ve only been vintage shopping a couple of times, but I’d love to go more often!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 11:12

      Thank you so much Kasi, glad you like everything! This villa is indeed amazing, and the first place that crossed my mind when I was thinking of where to take photos with this vintage dress! One of my favourite villas on my portfolio 😀 PS: Vintage shopping is time consuming but at the end you will always find something worth the time! Happy Sunday

  31. 26/06/2016 / 12:16

    Waw ! Amazing post !
    all details are perfect !
    Happy you comment my blog because I discover yours ?
    Marie

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 12:19

      Thank you Marie, nice to meet you too 🙂
      Keep in touch!

  32. 26/06/2016 / 12:56

    OMG !! I love your look !! The dress is amazing and this color looks so great on you !!

    PS : Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, it was really cute !

    xoxo, Mariam from Mardictyle

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      26/06/2016 / 13:06

      Thank you Mariam, glad you like my favourite vintage dress 🙂
      I really loved that last look you are wearing with the fur jacket and burgundy hat, makes me anticipate for winter!
      Have a great Sunday & nice to meet you!
      xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      27/06/2016 / 22:15

      Glad you like it Jessica!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      04/07/2016 / 09:39

      Thank you Olivia, I am so glad you like my favourite vintage dress 🙂

  33. 05/07/2016 / 00:29

    OMG you are stunning !! Your pics look like Tumblr pic ! Love you vintage ootd !!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      05/07/2016 / 09:30

      Thank you my sweet friend! ♥

  34. Jo
    05/07/2016 / 21:31

    I am so in love with that pretty yellow vintage dress. It is gorgeous, and oozes femininity. And I’m so envious.

    • Stella Asteria
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      16/07/2016 / 19:37

      Thank you Jo, really happy to know you like it, it’s my favourite vintage dress! x

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/07/2016 / 19:37

      Thank you Marina, I bet it would look great on you as well!
      xx

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