Dawn Porter & Chris O’Dowd: Retro Kool

5 Nov

She’s often seen on our TV screens, he’s making quite a name for himself on the big screen and right now they are my newest celebrity obsession! Dawn Porter and Chris O’Dowd married in the summer of this year and fast became my second fave showbiz couple of all time (after Khloé and Lamar of course…).

Dawn is always someone I’ve looked up to (given that she made her name in the biz as a writer and journalist) but she’s always caught my eye at public appearances too. If it’s not her hair-do, it’s her dress, or her boots; everything she wears gives me a serious case of wardrobe-lust! Having got a little insight on ‘Show Me Your Wardrobe’ (addictive new show on Sky Living) I’m now fully committed to finding the perfect vintage piece for my own closet.

A lot of Dawn’s collection she found on Ebay (amaaaazing!) but others she found in shops like Tesco or online! So I thought I’d give it a go.

Discovering some wonderful online vintage clothing stores recently, this one is amongst my faves; www.candysays.co.uk. I have a particular eye for anything inspired by either the 20s or the 60s for a couple of different reasons;

Dresses like this 60s-style shift dress (from candysays.co.uk £55) will create just enough shape to feel comfortable and sexy and you will always find the most gorgeous shades of oranges, pinks, blues and greens to flatter most skin tones and occassions:

http://www.candysays.co.uk/peach-orange-vintage-1960s-psych-go-go-mini-dress-crochet-trim

£65:

http://www.candysays.co.uk/cerise-pink-linen-unworn-vintage-1960s-rembrandt-sheath-dress-daisy-appliques

This turquoise dress is my ultimate find! £75:

http://www.candysays.co.uk/vibrant-turquoise-vintage-1960s-mod-beaded-shift-dress

For that elegant, vintage-Hollywood 20s look I came across www.leluxeclothing.com. This clothing site was actually responsible for some of the outfits worn in recent blockbuster, ‘The Artist’.

Now, although pricey and based in San Francisco, the site gives you plenty of inspiration of what to look for in a 20s dress:

What excites me about wearing vintage is the feeling of uniqueness that comes with the clothing. Dawn described it perfectly on ‘Show Me Your Wardrobe’; “I don’t go to Fashion Week because I don’t want the fashion industry to tell me that what I’m wearing isn’t cool.”

Obsessed with Dawn Porter because:

1) She’s successful in all businesses I aspire to succeed in myself (ahhhh!)

2) She’s Queen Vintage and always looks perf (ahhhhhh!)

3) Her dog is called Potato (LOL)

What about Chris??

I first noticed him in the film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ wayyyy back in 2009 and actually, if I’m honest, found him the best thing about the whole film (it wasn’t a cracker!). But then it wasn’t until Bridesmaids last year that I noticed him again… in his little officer’s suit…

And in his own gawky, Irish way, he became one of my fave actors (some people say I’m far too easily pleased…)

Currently starring in Sky One’s ‘Moone Boy’ (and doing a particuarly fab job of it according to the reviews I’ve read/heard!) and also in new movie ‘The Sapphires’ I think this is one cheeky chappy we won’t me missing anytime soon.

Yay.

What do you think? Seriously cool couple?!

xxPeacexx

Other Photos & Background Info:

http://thedailyedge.thejournal.ie/

http://www.cinemaseries.es/?p=41448

http://en.wikipedia.org

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xxx

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