Kundeportræt nr. 1 Rebecca ❤️

Customer portrait no. 1 Rebecca ❤️

This customer portrait is part of a series of mini-blogs where we have interviewed some of our lovely #mondoladies, based on their use of #mondolady and #mondokaos on Instagram ❤️ This first portrait is of the lovely Rebecca, who is studying to be a nutrition assistant at Hotel og Restaurant School in Valby and loves retro and vintage fashion!

Rebecca is one of our younger customers with her beautiful 20 years! She lives in Virum and on a daily basis she is studying to become a nutrition assistant at the Hotel and Restaurant School, from which she will soon soon to graduate. When Rebecca finishes her education, she would like to move to her grandmother's to her grandmother in England to try something new - perhaps working in a retro or vintage shop, because she's also very interested in retro and vintage clothing and fashion history!

Rebecca's interest in the retro and vintage universe began when she was a young teenager and discovered rockabilly style. She immediately fell in love with the colorful universe of ostrich skirts and petticoats, which was unlike anything she had ever seen before. Although Rebecca found the style exciting and would like to wear the strutting dresses herself, she didn't dare to start wearing the clothes because because she was bullied in elementary school and all she wanted at the time was to fit in and be fit in and be like everyone else, so she kept her interest to herself and instead admired the style on her computer at home. It wasn't until Rebecca went to boarding school a few years later that she got the courage to start dressing the way she really wanted to, instead of trying to fit in. Rebecca said that she could clearly remember what set it all in motion: after much deliberation, she had finally bought a feminine outfit that feminine outfit, consisting of a pair of high-waisted pants and a blouse with ties, and showed it off to her after-school boyfriend. He was very excited about her new look and encouraged her to to start wearing that kind of clothing, which was completely different from what he'd seen her wear before, so she started doing that. Her friends at boarding school also thought her new style was great, and and they quickly noticed that Rebecca was happier and more radiant! The affirmation from friends and her boyfriend at the time meant that Rebecca's interest in fashion and fashion history grew even stronger, and today today she pretty much only wears repro or genuine vintage, both for everyday and for parties!

House Of Foxy swing vintage coat

Rebecca in our lovely swing coat from The House Of Foxy.

Rebecca finds all the different historical fashion periods exciting - including the great 19th century ball gowns with crinolines and corsets! However, she is particularly inspired by the fashion of the 1940s, which the minimalist, practical, uniform wartime uniform look and the voluminous, ultra-feminine New Look Look, pioneered by Dior in 1947. What she particularly likes about the clothes from this period is the way of creating the classic hourglass silhouette, especially the full shoulders and the very defined waist She told us that she is currently crazy about shoulder pads and would sew shoulder pads into everything, if she could!

When we asked Rebecca which of our new fall styles she liked and wanted to be photographed in she immediately chose several 1940s-inspired styles and one 1960s dress! Rebecca created a classic 1940s look with our polka dot dark red wrap dress from Bloomsbury, the cool Americana jacket from House of Foxy and the gorgeous retro lace-up boots from Miss L Fire in burnt orange! We love the look and think the dark red color of the dress is great for Rebecca's light skin tone!

House Of Foxy avitor jacket

Afterwards, Rebecca jumped into the gorgeous Raileen dress from Stop Staring, which fit her figure perfectly! her figure! Rebecca's look is classic American wartime pinup with the elegant Amber shoes from MissL Fire! Rebecca loves the waist-cutting cut that accentuates her entire figure figure and the beautiful fishtail skirt that elongates her legs! We couldn't couldn't agree more!

Stop Staring Rayleen dress

Rebecca also loved our dark green princess swing coat from House of Foxy, and and she couldn't resist trying it on, even though we knew that even the smallest size (S) would be too too big - Rebecca is a petite young woman (size XS), but she simply had to test how much swing how much swing there actually was in the skirt! She was thrilled when she found out that the beautiful coat actually has a real, full swing skirt, and then it was pirouettes in Elmegade!

House Of Foxy vintage wool jacket

The last dress Rebecca tried on was one of our new 1960s dresses from Marmalade. A classic uniform dress with an A-line skirt, the iconic white collar and a cool, detachable tie. Rebecca looks very chic in the dress and her white Alpine hat is a perfect match!

The shoes are the gorgeous Amber shoes from Miss L Fire.

Marmalade shop mini 60s mod dress

Rebecca's first visit to Mondo Kaos was in the summer of 2016, when she had just returned from Roskilde Festival with a plus on her bank account (most of us remember how difficult it can be at a festival festival at 17 years old!). Before Rebecca went to the festival, she had promised herself that if she didn't all of her savings at the festival, she would invest in her first strut skirt and swing skirt! swing skirt! She had already been studying the Mondo Kaos website for some time, but hadn't yet to visit the store, so she invited her mom and her then boyfriend to join her on a trip to Nørrebro. Rebecca clearly remembers how excited she was when she finally stood in the store for the She also remembers that it was Stine who was at work and sold her her first retro outfit, which was a petticoat, a swing skirt and a striped top. Rebecca told us that she felt very welcome and safe in the store and that this meant a lot to her. She had wanted to wanted to visit the store several times, but was afraid of whether she would 'fit in' here, a fear that she fear that she fortunately no longer has today, as she is an active part of the Copenhagen retro and vintage vintage community!

Since Rebecca first became interested in the rockabilly style and the retro universe, she has learned a lot about fashion history and also about herself and what suits her. She is very conscious about her style and expression and what she likes and dislikes. When Rebecca goes shopping, it is important to her that the clothes are comfortable to wear and that they fit her figure well. Rebecca is a very slim, young woman (size XS and 20 years old), so not every cut suits her, and she is very aware of this and she's very aware of that - hence the shoulder pillow love! It's also important to her that that the clothes have an authentic look from the period they are designed after, which is why Rebecca is particularly fond of Seamstress of Bloomsbury, who design their clothes based on original designs from the 1930s and especially the 1940s.

Thank you so much for letting us interview you, Rebecca! We look forward to seeing you again! ❤️

If you want to get to know Rebecca and her universe and style better, you can follow her on Instagram HERE!

Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks, where you can meet more of our Mondo Ladies - and if you use #mondokaos and #mondolady, we might even write to you one day to ask if we can if we can write a portrait of you!

Love, Team Mondo Kaos

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