Josephine Baker is definitely one of my biggest girls crush and I may say even an inspiration for me. Dancer and singer, probably the first black “diva” of the 20s and 30s , she used her popularity to fight racism and she supported Martin Luther King’s fight for black people emancipation and civil rights. A strong and wonderful woman who is also a fashion inspiration for me and for all the women of all eras, at the point that it is today easy to find jewels and vintage fashion inspired by her.
If you are a blackamoor jewelry lover you may have found here and there some pieces called “Josephine” because they represent her. One of these pieces is the vintage brooch from the 50s that I am wearing here (I also have more modern laser-cut versions of Josephine Baker image) that I got from Déjà-Vu Vintage – my friend Valentina knows very well what I like as she showed it to me immediately when she found it!
I paired it with a vintage brown printed dress from Humana Vintage, another great bargain find during the end of summer sales! Looks like a piece from the 70s but I couldn’t manage to date it so far, anyone has an idea on the possible decade? Some told me it may be from the 50s but I am not convinced…
Tan shoes and belt are vintage inspired Shoegasm t-bar found in New York and Topshop. My golden earrings are vintage too.