23 January 2011

French Vintage

So far, our french adventure has been wonderful so thought I'd share a little touch of it with you guys.

Yesterday, we took a road trip to Milau. This old town is famous within the glove-making industry, known for creating exquisitely elaborate gloves sent to designers across the globe. The Milau museum documents the processes undertaken to create the gloves, right from the tanning of the leather through to stitching the final pieces together.

There was a whole room dedicated to pattern designs! These were from the 1920s:

Plus a workroom set up as you'd find it all those years ago:

They designed and made gloves for the likes of Chrisitan Dior, Christian LaCroix, Nina Ricci, Karl Largerfeld. These Hermes ones were amongst my favourites (although there were far too many to include on here!):

Something that struck me was how tiny the gloves were - my chunky knuckles wouldn't stand a chance in these!

After the museum, we walked around the town (pretending to be french but probably looking more english than ever) and came across a darling little vintage store.......It was naughty of me but I couldn't resist!

Hope you've all enjoyed your weekend.....I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the animal print dress when I get back!


  1. I'm literally drooling. Sounds like a perfect holiday to me!

  2. Just found your lovely blog via Vintage Girl. That glove museum looks fascinating, and I love the bag - no wonder you couldn't resist :)