Saturday, April 24, 2010

Vintage 1970's Pauline Trigere Floral Chiffon Gown

Vintage 1970's Pauline Trigere Floral Chiffon Gown...At first glance, the silhouette is stately, elegant and conservative, then someone turns on the light in the hallway and you're met with an explosion of color, shimmering gold thread accents and a wild, quasi-psychadelic flower print (actually floral chiffon layered over scarlet material for a stunningly bold effect). While this type of dress usually falls into that "collectible" (examine and analyze me but don't wear me) category- you know, packed away in the archives or showcased in a book or exhibit, I think it's time it got out and mingled, had a few drinks and was the last one to leave the party. This gown would like to spend a night out on the town with a fantastically, gigantic cocktail ring, a gold clutch and Jimmy Choo.

Coming to my Ebay store soon!

Vintage 1970's Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress

Vintage 1970's Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress...hands down, one of my all time favorites in the realm of vintage clothing...if you do not own one, you must get one (vintage or new, DVF has so many variations of her 70's era classic- there's something for everybody)...this works for a wide array of body types and will have you looking feminine and polished in a snap...I've seen this on so many different types of women, from indie rockers to pinup girls to socialites and soccer moms, and they have all rocked it and loved how they looked in it. This 70's era find has a dainty rose print against a black background which can work all year round and of course, that signature curve-huggin' fit.

Coming to my Ebay store soon!

Vintage 1980's Mary McFadden Pleated Gown

Vintage 1980's Mary McFadden pleated gown...simple and easy to wear- perfect for the summer, when one is too busy enjoying the warm weather and having fun to worry about coordinating outfits...the color pallette of yellow, aqua, lavender and white is especially refreshing and you gotta love the bold leaf print. This makes for a great vacation dress, too- packs nicely and can go from beach to dinner in a snap. I threw on a strand of deco glass beads as an impromtu belt for this shot, btw.

Coming to my Ebay store soon!

Vintage Koos Couture Gown

Vintage Koos Couture bias cut gown, brilliantly constructed- the angled strips of fabric work to elongate the body and the mix of fabrics is eyecatching (floral chiffon layered over polka dot silk, bold geometric, striped taffeta, white floral lace trim) romantic and pretty and really unique for those of you that seek something different...perfect for an elegant summer wedding (be warned that you might outshine the bride in this one!)

Coming to my Ebay store soon!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


...vintage platform heels! The higher the heel, the closer to God.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In the works...Prom dresses!

COMING SOON...rows of ruffles and lace and poufy party awesomeness, glittering lame and 80's over-the-top,girly goodness...can't wait!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Lady Dandy by Givenchy

Vintage 70's era Givenchy Sport- a find that I came across while visiting Las Vegas a few years back. A three piece suit (jacket, vest and trousers) in white with green pinstripes. This set has possibilities and could be absolutely brilliant...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Flower Power

A little collection of vintage 80's pieces- all florals with black backgrounds, ranging from fun and frivolous to chic and sophisticated.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This Spring, think vintage Bonnie Cashin

This spring, the forecast calls for vintage Bonnie Cashin. This is the perfect "inbetween" coat for those of you in cooler climes (think Stockholm, London, San Francisco). Constructed of a wool blend boucle, this vintage (circa late 60's) piece is a must-have for that early spring/early fall chill. Add to that, the bold plaid in an offbeat color combo paired with the unique design details that put Bonnie Cashin on the map, and you have a piece that will hold its own for many, many years to come. Yes, there's a reason her clothing can be found in museums and important fashion collections and yes, there's a reason why style setters are still wearing her pieces out and about today. Brilliance never goes out of style.

VINTAGE FASHION FAUX PAS #2- Acid wash / stonewash denim anything

Truth be told, only about 99.9999998475% of people that wear clothing can actually rock this and make it look cool and fashion forward. And those of you who can have been blessed by a higher power. This short-lived 80's trend reeks of mallrats and Bon Jovi, moussed perms and frosted eyeshadow. It keeps coming back in all sorts of reinvented forms but I don't know who the denim industry is fooling- it's still just... so wrong. If you must indulge in acid wash/stonewash denim anything, let's keep it confined to 80's parties or maybe like, heavy metal karaoke night, o.k.?
Follow this link if you want to learn more about acid wash/stonewash denim:

Retroland | Acid wash / stonewash / distressed denim