Category Archives: Fashion Character- The Classic



opt-margaret-howell-crisscross-sandalsHigh on my list to purchase this Spring is a pair of flat sandals. The detail I want- chunky crisscross main straps.

Fashion Character Photo


The Romantic c. 1948-1955

This Modern Love Bride

thismodernlovebridaldresses-optThis Modern Love is owned and operated by Anna Ackred. With a background in design and costume making, Anna began her label in 2009. She offers lovely, vintage styled dresses in soft, neutral colors. Perfect attire for a simple bride or bridesmaids.

Shore Leave


Cool looks for warm weather dressing from Chinti and Parker’s Spring collection.

Fashion Character Photo


The Classic- School Girls c. 1963

Cheap Chic #1

Looking great for less.

painterspantscollagewithdanielle-optTotal Cost- $65.

Gap Kids sweater (on sale)….$30.

Painter’s work pants, cuffed (local paint store)….$25.

Men’s black oxford shoes (Goodwill)….$10.

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

Key Piece- The White Shirtdress

I adore white shirts. So…it’s only natural that I would love this Spring’s crop of white cotton shirtdresses. Each one shown here has some beautiful back/side details. Take a look-


Fashion details- Shaina Mote short shirtdress with unsewn backseam (top left), Hansen & Gretel oversized shirtdress has open draped back (top right), Acne shirtdress includes side vents (middle right), 10 Crosby Derek Lam shirtdress overlaps fabric (middle bottom), Saint Laurent shirtdress gathers multiplepleats (middle left) and Giambattista Valli sleeveless shirtdress creates a fun front/back proportions (center).

Related Nibs posts-

Key Pieces- White Shirt, Anything With Dots, Bold Floral, The White Pantsuit, The Summer Tank Top, Surfer Swimsuit, The Tweed Pantsuit

Updated 3/2014- Loose fitting cotton gauze shirtdress from Horses Atelier. (Via Jane)


Nibs Updates


I’ve added updates to each of these posts on Nibs. Be sure to scroll to the end to find them.

Summer Stripes

Fashion Inspiration- Head Scarves

Fashion Inspiration- Denim Overalls

Fashion Inspirations- Suspenders

Classic Portraits

Billie Holiday

“…I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That’s all I know.” – Singer Billie Holiday


Related Nibs posts-

Cee-Zee                      Ingrid Bergman                    Penelope Tree

Donna Karan           Carole Lombard                    Isabella Albonico

My Imaginary Magazine Cover- the gentlewoman


Ever since I photographed Debbie as part of my Disfarmer series, I wanted to do her again. But not for another nostalgic shoot. This time I wanted something contemporary. We discussed several ideas and finally settled on Debbie’s love of dance. Once I saw the pictures, I couldn’t help but put her on my imaginary cover for ‘the gentlewoman.’


(Photos- © 2014 Martha Browne. Assistant- Margot K.)

Related Nibs posts-

Some of my favorite imaginary magazine covers- British Vogue, The World of Interiors, Saveur, Organic Gardening, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor.