Indian Summer celebrates that amazing time in Italy that we call September where the sun graces us like summer, but the mood is settling into comfy autumn. It is unique, lively and the beautiful weather gives you the freedom to dress however you would like. Here are some of the vintage pieces that we celebrate at this magical time of year.
Handmade two piece set from Ligurian street market, Italy. Circa 1960’s.
Top: Altered Indian garment. Skirt: UPIM brand, historic Italian department store, Circa 1970’s. Vintage necklace.
80’s tasseled little black dress. Vintage jewels and Versace-style Made In Italy belt.
Handmade two piece from private collection in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy. Circa 1960’s.
Vintage skirt handmade in the 1960’s form private collection in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy. Handmade bubble gum knit sweater from the 1980’s and 1960’s necklace found in Sarzana, Italy.
Handmade tailored jacket form thrift shop in Italy and 90’s choker from church market in Monterosso.
Antique hand crocheted undershirt and maxi skirt, circa 1970’s, handmade from private collection in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy.
Handmade 1950’s silk piece from antique market in Liguria, Italy.
I cannot tell you the sensation the women who shared their private collections with me felt when they saw their handmade well-loved clothes styled and photographed. The new life in them was contagious. So jump into fall with vintage and second hand on your back. It is good for you, the ones who share it with you and so much more!
Thank you Nina Campioni for the photographs, your time, your talent and all our giggles.