One way to ease into retro fashion is via accessories. You don’t have to commit to a vintage Dior dress (or even a vintage look-alike) to get the look. Don’t worry about making the perfect pin curl or finding the right shade of red lipstick either. If you want a little bit of retro style in your everyday wardrobe, Le Colonel, an accessory design company created by Julia Gonnet, brings accessories inspired by the burlesque, rockabilly and even military clothing styles to fashionistas around the globe.
Le Colonel’s gorgeous accessories are handmade, one of a kind pieces by Miss Gonnet and inspired by fashions from the “La Belle Epoque to the ‘50” and feature and feature hair clips, hats, bands and ribbons for all kinds of personal style. Whether you fancy a feather clip in your hair or a red, white, and blue nautical ribbon/cocarde on your blouse, Le Colonel has something for you. Julia Gonnet has even designed special Le Colonel accessories for the famous burlesque icon Gentry de Paris and dancer Julietta La Doll.
Gonnet’s company designed a gorgeous costume for La Doll, which involved pasties, a hair fascinator and a corset that showed Le Colonel’s creative diversity and skill. If you would like to see more of these great designs for yourself, click here to visit Le Colonel’s English-language site. This French company may have drawn inspiration from the golden age of fashion, but Le Colonel lets you experience retro style in the 21st century.
Written by: Lourdes Gutierrez