Natalie Joos x 1stdibs | The Study

Natalie Joos x 1stdibs

There are two breeds of street style stars. The first group has a knack for trends and flattering poses. But the second group elevates dressing to an art, displaying a level of connoisseurship not unlike art collecting. Casting director-turned-blogueuse Natalie Joos is firmly in the latter camp. The Belgian-born beauty — now based in Brooklyn, New York — uses her near-encyclopedic knowledge of vintage fashion to create daring, eclectic ensembles that have both Instagram and IRL appeal.

On Tales of Endearment — her well-trafficked blog-qua-visual diary — Joos documents her outfits and inspirations, giving her readers an understanding of how to modernize designs from any decade. In addition to requesting that she browse our virtual racks as a 1stdibs Saturday Shopper, we also asked Joos to impart her stylish wisdom and offer up a tutorial to style several of her favorite pieces from 1stdibs dealer Alan Hsu Vintage Modern. We visited Joos’ apartment — her decor’s worth a closer look, too — to shoot the below images with photographer Meredith Jenks. Enjoy!

This 1960s “Celeste” silk bow tie dress by Geoffrey Beene — reminiscent of a Rosemary’s Baby-era Mia Farrow look — goes from innocent to urban when paired with a 1970s wool sleeveless coat by BIBA.


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A master of print mixing, Natalie throws a 1970s hand-embroidered vest over an open-back silk top by Oscar de la Renta. To balance these boho-luxe pieces, Joos paired them with a pair of faded, wide-leg Levis and oversize hoop earrings from her own collection.


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The vaguely collegiate, Love Story-esque vibe of this 1970s silk foulard dress by Geoffrey Beene is amplified in contrast to the subversive, militaristic wool poncho by Junya Watanabae for Comme des Garçons.


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Vintage made easy. In these images, Joos makes a case for the maxi dress — this 1970s trompe-l’oeil knit dress by Roberta Di Camerino is an artful, playful means of creating a full head-to-toe look with a single piece.

All photography by Meredith Jenks


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