Thursday, November 27, 2008

Amazing Finds!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone is having an amazing holiday! I thought I'd share some really fantastic pieces that should brighten everyone's holiday! When you get a chance, check out these great vintage fashions! They were all found at an amazing little site called Adore Vintage-an absolute must see! The prices are quite nice too!

Amazing! Amazing! This vintage Oriental print long bohemian maxi dress is so crazy beautiful! Features smocked waistline and deep scoop elasticated neckline, wear it off your shoulders or off one shoulder. Gorgeous floaty sleeves trimmed in autumn Japanese scene.

Circa: 1970s
Top to Bottom: 58
Bust: 36-38
Waist: 28-34
Sleeves: 26
Color: Burnt orange, gold, multicolor
Material: Feels like silk
Condition: Excellent
Size/Fit: Medium

Price: $185

Description:Vintage 1960s wiggle dress in creamy off white hue. Features tiny periwinkle flowers dotted throughout and two large clusters by the shoulder and hips. The flowers have matching periwinkle beads in the centers. Dress has satin pink cumberband. Metallic zipper. Unlined. No care tag/maker tag.

Circa: 1960s
Top to Bottom: 41
Bust: 32-34
Shoulder: 13
Waist: 25
Hips: 35
Color: White, periwinkle, pink
Condition: Excellent, near mint 1960s!
Material: No label. Feels like cotton and satin.
Size/Fit: XS/Small

Price: $124

Check out these finds and much more at Adore Vintage HERE!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shrimpton Couture

The great site called Shrimpton Couture has some amazing vintage clothing and designer clothing. There are amazing pieces from all different decades so there is something for everyone to love. Go check them out! Shrimpton Couture!

Here are two of my favorite items:

1950s Silk & Lace Elinor Gay Original

What a wonderful dress from the fifties! It has a definite Grace Kelly kind of look to it! Soft cotton machine lace is set in a panel that circles the entire, very full, skirt. The same lace sits over a strapless bodice that peeks out through the lace when worn. A wide sash waist draws in the eye and the silk will create a wonderful swish sound as you walk. It's a stunning example of the era and a beautifully constructed garment in pristine condition. the only hint that it was ever worn at all is the very occasional piece of confetti in the seams of the bodice. I think it would be bad luck to remove them!


1950s Silk Organza Cocktail Dress

Description: An absolutely beautiful cocktail dress in silk organza. The sheer organza lies over a black base skirt and a floral stitched bodice in cream. The hint of flowers peeking through the organza creates the most wonderful effect. The skirt is full and the sleeves puff and end in an extravagant cuff. Its a spectacular piece of 1950s workmanship and the perfect ensemble for a more formal cocktail party.

Price: $475

Friday, November 21, 2008

Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk

While these lovely trunks may not be necessary for traveling any longer, they are still a gorgeous vintage find that would make any fashionista's home look all the more gorgeous. I absolutely love the idea of a vintage LV trunk. They are exceptionally pricey but I've seen so many creative ways to use them, they become part of the decor of your house, or huge dressing room. Anyway-I thought I'd share, since even if we can't all afford them, nice things are fun to look at!

Info: Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk is in Excellent Condition, c1900. Featuring Serial Number 745885 and Lock number 050575 Fitted with one interior tray, leather trim and beech wood slats on the exterior. The LV Monogram canvas carries a hand painted blue “H” on the top, and “H.L. d’ A.H.” on the sides. Measuring 19”W x 32 1/4” D x 13 1/4”H Please view and zoom all pictures, serious inquiries are welcome!
Year: Early 20th Century
Price: $28,500

Check this amazing trunk out HERE!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Who Doesn't Love A Good 1950s French Cocktail Dress?

I fell in love with this when I came across it at Katy Kane Vintage & Couture so I had to share it with my vintage loving readers! Absolutely beautiful!

Description: Luxurious fabrics and exquisite construction are the hallmarks of clothing made in France. This 1950's taffeta evening gown was commissioned by the wife of an American entrepreneur living in Paris in the 1950's

Price: $750

Check it out at Katy Kane Vintage HERE !

Friday, November 14, 2008

Heads Up: Great Contest, Great Site

So, Silver Treats is having an awesome jewelry giveaway that you definately need to check out! They're giving away Jewelry sets for the 12 days of Christmas! How cute! Head on over and sign up to win! It's quick, easy and they have some great stuff! It'd also be a great place to get some Christmas gifts for the fashion lovers in your life! There's alot of variety in their products so there's deifnately something for everyone!

Silver Treats


Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Must See Website

I don't know if you've ever heard of "The Frock" website, but if you haven't you absolutely have to check it out. It's a must see for any vintage fashion lover. It has the most gorgeous fashion pieces I've seen anywhere! It also has some amazing dresses from the wardrboes of some huge stars! You can find fashions from even the Victorian-Edwardian to Mid Century pieces. Definately check out this site! Theres info and sizing information for each piece and also purchasing information. Check them out here: The Frock

Here are some of my favorites:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

1920s-1930s Necklaces

These three gorgeous necklace would be sure to grab any one's attention! When I saw these, I had to share with you guys. They're so unique and beautiful, I love the idea of vintage pieces like these three necklaces because no one else would have them! They are totally unique and you're sure to get plenty of compliments. Jewelry like this are also very much conversational pieces. All three of these necklaces are circa 1920-1930. I hope you guys like these as much as I do! Check them out at Vintage Textiles. Enjoy and have a great day!

"Silver/marcasite bow necklace, 1920s-1930s. Marcasites give wonderful sparkle without the high cost of gemstones. This delightful bow necklace will be polished to bring out the glitter before the necklace is sent to you. The pendant is stamped "England/Silver" on the back."

"Silver/marcasite/glass pendant necklace, 1920s-1930s. Featuring a camphor crystal medallion surrounded by marcasites set in a base of sterling silver. I love the combination of striped glass beads and fancy cutwork diamond links in the chain."

"Marcasite/silver/lapis necklace, 1920s-1930s. The eye catching pendant necklace sparkles with marcasites set in silver. The lapis stone in the pendant adds color without the high cost of a precious gem stone. Wear it with one of your flapper dresses!"

So what do you think? Which is your favorite?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Glamour of the 1930s

One of my favorite decades for evening wear is the 1930s. It was all about elegance and glamour, everything was very ladylike. I absolutely love the long evening gowns and all the gorgeous details. I think 1930s gowns are still very wearable today for a formal event and you'd most definitely make a grand entrance in a beautiful vintage 1930s gown! Here are some amazing examples, all found on Vintage Textiles so go check them out HERE.

So, what do you think? Do you have a favorite? Comment and leave your thoughts! Thanks for reading and enjoy!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Elizabeth Taylor: Great Fashion/Beauty Moments Part II

Here's Part II as I promised! How incredible is this woman? Feel free to share your comments!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Elizabeth Taylor: Great Fashion and Beauty Moments

Elizabeth Taylor is incredibly beautiful and had some amazing moments in the fashion scene. I am so inspired by her strength and humanitarian efforts as well as her beauty and fashion of her early years. She is and always will be a style icon and here are some of my favorite fashion/style/beauty moments to prove my point! There will be a Part II to this posted tomorrow! As well as part I and part IIs to the other featured Great Fashion Moments of the other Style Icons featured so far. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ladylike Gloves

I love the look of gloves on a woman-especially vintage/vintage inspired ones. They can add such a unique, cute touch to an outfit. They provide a bit of an unexpected visual interest. Here are some great vintage inspired gloves, all available at Mod Cloth, an amazing little online shop so check it out!

Enjoy the post and thank you so much for reading!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Classic Beauty: Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November 12, 1929. She is an academy award winning actress and was the Princess of Monaco. When I think of Grace Kelly, I think of a classic beauty with an elegant and classic sense of style that she was known for and is still loved and admired for. She is also ranked #13 in the American Film Institute's Greatest Female Stars of All Time List.

RIP, Princess Grace: November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982


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