A Sneak Peek….

by Carmen on December 17, 2010 · 21 comments

in art,Closet Case Vintage,Giveaway,lookbook,Models,Styling by Carmen Jaudon

A few images from the Closet Case Vintage Winter 2011 Lookbook!

The lookbook will be posted in it’s entirety tomorrow afternoon and will include a giveaway!

1940’s Overalls, 1970’s Argyle Sweater

1920’s nightgown, 1970’s Cable Knit Sweater

Photos by Joshua Black Wilkins
Hair and Makeup by Christin Cook
Styling by Carmen Jaudon
Modeling by Kate and Laurenne
for the
Closet Case Vintage Winter 2011 Lookbook

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Quincy December 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Wow, wow, wow!


Christina December 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm



floral dress December 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

My choice would be the 1930’s Floral Silk Chiffon Gown with the 1980’s Rabbit Fur Bomber Jacket. I would wear this to what i hope will be, a fun filled new year’s eve party. I would later hope the man of my dreams would unzip me out of it and then, would gracefully drape it across my beautiful blue, crushed velvet chair so it could be put to “bed” too. Happily ever after for the both of us (the dress and me).



Carmen December 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Naughty, naughty. And a little nice…


Jana Jaudon December 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Love it!


~*kelly*~ December 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm

the 1920’s pink silk nightie is simply delicious


Camille December 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I would very much like to wear the 1920’s beaded blouse and flapper dress to the NY Costume Institute. But first, I would paint my whole body in white, then I would put on those beautiful pieces (in my dream world there’s body paint that doesn’t stain garments), and finally I would hide amongst the mannequins of the exhibit and move just once in a while to make people jump!


Raia Bryan December 19, 2010 at 10:01 pm

1970’s Zig Zag Cardigan Sweater, 1930’s Peach Feedsack Overalls hands down! !
I thought of only one scenario when I saw this outfit, one that has passed and one that I would love to revisit!
It was a second date, with my beau.
We spent the entire day at a train yard, getting lost in between the train cars, crawling underneath them, sunbathing on top of them, running and jumping from one to the next, getting covered in dust and the fresh and warm autumn air.
The only thing that could top of that day would be the wearing of THAT outfit.

P.S, really neat!



Nickie December 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Wow! These photos for the lookbook are beyond gorgeous, I love it! So romantic everything is lovely. I have to come back tomorrow and watch the video and then comment for real so I can enter the giveaway.
but I just wanted to let you know that I love my sequin top I got from you…thanks for taking notice to it on my Thankgiving post.
Funny small world we live in actually , Carmen–turns out a few of my nashville pals that I hang out with up here saw you on my blog and they’re all like, “Hey I know that girl, that’s carmen!” I had to explain that I don’t really know you, just met you when I purchased the sequin top they were wishing they could wear themselves. Actually these guys are on my blog post tonite, I totally destroyed them in an eating contest! (I do gross things like that).


Carmen December 20, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Aww, Stephen and Shane!!! Those funny boys…. how are they doing?


Bargain Bex December 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

i’m so in it to win this one!

i would absolutely, no question, hands down choose the 1930’s Cobalt blue Silk Chiffon Gown to which I’d pair with it my scruffiest and toughest-looking brownish motorcycle boots, a big ol’ swipe of red lipstick and a cheetah-printed car coat with a massively gemmed-out pair of earrings and my hair in a messed up (bangs-hanging-in-eyes) ponytail. and i may or may not be throwing in a pair of black horn-rimmed glasses into the marvelous mix too.

where would i be wearing this ensemble, you ask? to my local hole-in-the-wall movie theater nestled right in the heart of downtown and all the mom and pop vintage-y thrift shops that only plays indie films so when i sat in the squeaky chair with my tub o’ popcorn, the rather dashing young man (and fellow indie film fan) sitting a few seats down from me would be so entranced by me and my wondermous wardrobe, that he’d immediately walk over, sit right next to me and as the lights go down, we’d both put our hands in for some buttery goodness (at the same time, of course) and the rest would be the beginning of our fairytale love affair*

*hey, i’m a single girl around the holidays … so sue me for dreaming. but think about what a great story it would be if it actually happened and my christmas wish came true and i got to have a kiss under the mistletoe this year and found the love of my life, all because of you and a blue dress. alas, only in movies, right? 😉




bee December 20, 2010 at 12:39 am

I would totally wear the 1930s cobalt blue silk chiffon dress out for some red wine with my lovely boyfriend. I think he wouldn’t know what hit him if I wore the dress. Sizzling!


Savannah December 20, 2010 at 5:57 am

I would definitely have to have the 1970’s Cable Knit Sweater paired with the 1920’s Black Floral Beaded Flapper Dress! I’m meeting my boyfriend’s mom over Chirstmas Break who I’ve heard has quite the fashion sense. While I’d love to charm her with my wits, I’d also love to have the perfect outfit to win her over… just in case 🙂 This dress will definitely do the trick and the sweater will keep me warm in the freezing cold weather we’ve been having.


Nickie December 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Ok i’m back-I watched the video and am in love with almost everything. However, I absolutely NEED to have the 1930’s peacock sequined tunic mini dress…Ironic, I gravitate to anything sparkly and shiny as if I’m a bird, and then low and behold this tunic is a peacock print. (can I be a nut case and say, “Birds of a feather, flock together?” If I were to give my comment a title, that’s what it would be.) I want it soooooooooo bad-I’ve got a NYE masquerade party to go to and I think it would be amazing if I were to make a peacock mask of sorts and wear it with that minidress. woowee!

PS-My second choice would be the 1970s sweater vest/miniskirt. I LOVE it, and I really like that you styled it with a Halston blouse–I go bonkers for anything Halston, he grew up in my hometown of Evansville, and he’s a bigtime inspiration to me! Love that man!


Pretty Much Penniless December 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I would choose the 1940’s lavender dress because of it’s simplicity and because it is the colour of my favourite dusky sunset.

With my worn, brown, vintage brogues, seamed stockings and an argyle cardigan, I would wear it to meet my sweetheart on the first day of our trip to Paris.

We’d meet under the Eiffel Tower and sit outside cafes and drink au chocolat chaud, spot our favourite film locations, visit the famous graveyard, sip whisky in tiny little speakeasy’s and hum the Amelie soundtrack to each other. The dress is just perfect for all of that.


Rosie December 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

The silk 1920’s Silk Teddy and 1970’s Cable Knit Sweater would look perfect on a snowy Christmas morning snuggled up next to my loved one in a cozy cabin forgotten in the woods. We’ll be drinking hot cocoa with candy canes and marshmallow, while a crackling fire roars before our eyes. Yeah, that sounds nice… Merry Christmas, this is a beautiful collection.


Sara December 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I would wear the 40s lavender dress and jacket set for a walk in the snowy woods of New Hampshire, which would end near a fireplace somewhere with a champagne glass in my hand. Lovely lookbook.


Darling, please? December 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm

OH gosh. I would adore wearing or owning any one of these fantastic, gorgeous pieces. I have to say, though that I would pick the little pink lace nightgown. I’d throw on some stockings with it, and some cozy white knit socks, a lovely cashmere sweater, along with my scuffed brown roper boots, lovely, braided hair, and my carpet bag. I’d head out to the legislature of my fine city and enjoy a nice hot latte with extra foam while I walk around in the lights and people watch, searching for a kindred spirit amongst the business. I’d feel like the couple in ‘a conversation’ (a wonderful movie that I definitely recommend seeing) as they walk in circles, trying to avoid being caught as they sneakily plot the murder of a most hated husband. I’d write out little notes on a pad of paper and slip them into people’s pockets and hoods of their sweatshirts, letting them know I’d seen them, thought about them, wondered about their lives, and how they’d like me, whether we’d be friends, the kind of movies and music they might like. I’d sit on the stone benches, and maybe read a bit of Jane Eyre, looking up every once in a while, attaching stories to the faces I see walking past, hoping a stranger might come up and speak with me for a while. I’d decide after a while to scuffle into the legislature and have a peek around, look at the amazing paintings on the ceilings of every room, maybe then I’d call a friend, and meet them at the library. It would be such a lovely, calm, relaxing day, that we’d feel that we had to run over to the small independent film house on the high street, right by the big hill and watch a short french documentary about the fashion industry in Paris. Then to cap it all off this friend and I would catch the bus to our favorite cafe, eat chana masala and drink Chai sitting snuggled in a cozy red leather couch, occasionally glancing out the window past the snow down the street, deciding which houses are prettiest, which ones we’d love to live in. These clothes are the kind of clothes that inspire the beginnings of such wonderful days, and thoughts of such wonderful days. Even if I don’t win, thank you so much for the interesting thoughts, and beautiful pictures.


Ilene Rouamvongsor December 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

WowWowWowWow, so many to choose from. I’m dyin’ a happy death over here just thinking about the potential finish to my orgasmic climax if I do drape my bare back with any one of these beauties. I apologize now if my excitement became/becomes a wee bit vulgar and you’re seeing drool stains on this message as you read, but did I mention–WOW?

Let’s see…Once upon a time, on a cold, winter, February night, a modern girl walked into a modern-day home. BUT this modern home was no ordinary home; tonight, everyone is dressed to the nines, the ladies adorned with luscious wavy hair and men with cigars. Luckily, this modern girl was dressed to fit the disguise. She walked into the room with desirable confidence. She was accompanied with long, dark, shiny ragged hair, stunning, but simple hand jewelry…same goes with equally decorative earrings. Her leg peaked through the furry, warm coat and revealed a sheer cabaret stocking with one black line on the back of the leg leading your eyes down towards her lacy chestnut brown ankle brogue heels. The moment came when she dropped her furry coat. Everyone saw the full-length 1930’s Cobalt blue Silk Chiffon Gown. It was breath-taking and flowed with elegance. A perfect fit for a perfect night!

After, of course, showing off her fine piece of art, ……she heard a thumpin’ and a clappin’ coming from the downstairs basement. You know what happens next…in her dreamy, blue dress, she danced the night away! Even threw those clunky chestnut heels off to show off her Charleston dance moves.

So basically, my 3 friends are having a “fancy night with classy music” party where the trio will be playing old jazzy/bluesy/funky/soulful music in their fancy night band as the party people dances the night away to wonderful sounds of music to the ear. It will be held in February because they have to practice pre-requested songs for a perfect night.

Here’s a piece I’d like to hear to further delve you into the imagination: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSimbyS_YlA


Kelsey Arnett December 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I love the 20’s tiered boardwalk flapper dress!!
I live in a little town in Idaho and during the long summers they have many county fairs and rodeos! This dress would be perfect for those long summer nights at the fair! If I had this dress I would defiantly wear it to the Potato Fair with some long pearls and cute heels or boots!


Jessica Simmonds December 24, 2010 at 2:01 am

The cobalt blue gown from the 1930’s truly captures my heart! It is the epitome of style and class…I love how throwing on such a special piece allows for such an easy, effortless look.

A dress like this begs to be wined and dined. I would wear the gown out to dinner with my lovely boyfriend. We would feast on wintery roasts and drink a perfectly sweet and tart red. Needless to say, I would sneak more than one bite of his entree. Following a dessert of pumpkin creme brulee and vanilla affogato (my favourites!) we would head to the cinema for a double feature by my favourite auteur – Bernardo Bertolluci. After marveling at the masterpiece that is The Conformist, and reliving the romance in The Dreamers, we would take a stroll around Old Montreal. We would record our waltz around the ornate buildings, crawling with memories, with the vintage camcorder given to me by my father. We would share a secret kiss under the fountain – our hands always intertwined, a parenthesis in eternity to be cherished forever. A vintage gown as beautiful as this one deserves to see the rich culture and intricate history of our home city in French Canada!


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