Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Part II, Madame De Pompadour

One of the highlights of my trip was a planned visit to Madame De Pompadour and visiting with Anthea for the day.   This was a great little adventure.  The town of Utrecht is so lovely.  I didn't even get to touch the surface.  It certainly will deserve another visit.  I only wished I would have had more time.  I didn't get a change to make it to the vintage clothing stores.   I've been wanting to have my hair prepared in more of a vintage style without it being too bridal, which can happen if you walk into a local hair salon here.   So, Madame De Pompadour's is the perfect place to visit.  I wish there was one here in NYC.   Her prices are also so very reasonable!  I recommend liking her FB page and following her journey as she creates lovely vintage style hair.  I met up with fellow vintage blogger  Anthea . We have a lot of the same tastes in vintage style!   We both had our hair made up by the very talented Madame.  Gosh, I wish I could do my hair like this everyday!  She is awesome!  Anthea was looking for a 30s style and I was looking for a 40s style.
How cool is this shop?  I bet you all wish it was up at the top of your street.

Here is a tour around her salon...

Isn't this rain bonnet display just so cute?  I forgot to buy one.

Here I am....going for the vintage style....

Anthea also has some photographs from our visit together here.

Anthea made this lovely dress based upon a vintage design.  A lovely dress and print!  She is quite a talented seamstress.  She is also taking a pattern making class.  I wish I could do something like this close by where I live but I'm afraid NYC would just be too far.

This hat was a total lint collector and I really needed a lint brush.  Thank you to Anthea for snapping the photographs of me.

I borrowed Anthea's bag as a prop:)

The street of Madam De Pompadour's.

Another view outside Madam De Pompador's...

I realized after that I didn't get any pictures with the Madame herself so I swiped this one from her FB page.   She is so wonderful and I recommend a visit to her shop if you find yourself in Utricht.

 Walking about on our way to lunch:

The streets were so nice to walk through, look at the nice brick roads.

Next post, I will share our trip to a vintage card shop and my finds (I need to scan them:), including a lovely hat from Anthea!
Also, maybe I can squeeze in other images of my Holland vacation.


  1. Such a lovely city .. I've been to Amsterdam and Delft (where the blue/white pottery is made).

    It's so cool to find a hairstylist that knows how to do vintage hair styles .. :-)


  2. It was such a lovely day! We definitely needed more time! But maybe another time!

  3. Ooohh, I actually gasped aloud when you took us inside of her resplendently lovely salon! I do, I really truly do wish that she was located just up the street from me. Both of your hairstyles turned out so incredibly beautiful! Perfect frock to partner with your 40s 'do, dear Joanna. I can only imagine what a dream experience this must have been for you.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. You and Anthea both look amazing! The Madame is a genius and both the 30's and 40's styles are brilliant! I am also having double frock envy as I love both yours and Anthea's. What a great vacation.

  5. I was 3 months near Utrecht, I visited many towns but I was just once in Utrcht and was night. I loved this town but I m sad cus I didnt saw more.

    Your hair is amazing!

  6. How fun to meet up with another vintage loving lady and visit that amazing shop! What a fabulous job she did on both of you!

  7. What a wonderful place!! And you both look darling!


  8. Goodness when you told me you were going there I totally thought it was a museum or ship of some kind heheeh I'm so glad it was what it was though. It looks amazing. I wish we had more of these types of places in NY. It really is such a shame. You look fantastic and its so nice you met up with another blogger. Such fun! Look fwd to seeing more photos!! xox

  9. How neat!! Yes, they need more of those vintage style salons in the US. Your dress is too cute. Happy you had a great time overseas.

  10. You look beautiful in that lovely dress, and I'm drooling over all the clothes racks, not to mention your incredible hat! Glad you had a great time.

  11. Gosh that looks like it was a blast! Your hair looks fabulous and the dress is a complete swoon!!! So jealous of your trip!

  12. How fun that must have been and what a great job she did on your hair! You girls look smashing! I wish we had a hair salon like this near by.

  13. Love this hat and cannot wait to see the next one! Great hairdo and experience. Thanks for the photos.

  14. Oh my gosh, I'm beyond jealous! That would be the perfect spot to hang out, chat, and get a fun styling! You look fantastic too, that do is wonderful!!