Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Good Read: Vintage Fashion Jewelry



I realized it had been a bit since I had posted here and wanted to share all the work I've been doing. SararaCouture.com has become a central location for the new blog as well, which covers vintage fashion accessories- our obsession here!  Lot of site work over the past months to bring the Accessories Memoirs blog alive. I just posted a review of two important books about fashion jewelry, which released recently: Lou Lou de La Falaise The Glamorous Romantic and Maison Goossens- Haute Couture Jewelry.  

Maison Goossens is a great read for those interested in vintage couture French fashion jewelry, it gives us some important info regarding his designs, training and work for Chanel.  See my review for more details.


Here is a bit on Lou Lou if you aren't familiar, follow the link above for more info!

Her relationship with Yves Saint Laurent was a deep and meaningful partnership, which produced so many outstanding fashion accessories and beyond.  I found her years spent working after YSL and her work ethic overall very inspiring.  The images of her creations for Yves are illuminated by how she actually wore jewelry throughout the images accompanying the text.  The photographs of her style are much welcomed and absolutely essential.  There are various examples of her jewelry designs done in the 70s-80s.  


Also, lots of new topics coming including more on vintage Gripoix and a Ferragamo shoes.  Go through the archives for our collection of articles on jewelry exhibits, Native American Jewelry, interviews about vintage costumes, images of jewelry by Diane Love for Trifari, Willy Van Rooy iconic fashion model on her time with YSL and more....

Early Gripoix piece from important archive, coming soon.

Lou Lou de La Falaise, image from text. rights reserved.

Ferragamo shoes covered on instagram and the blog. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christina Gregg 1960's actress & model

 
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Christina Gregg  a 1960's actress and model  starred in the  tv series Danger man and The Saint. She later married lawyer Alan Joelson (first cousin of the great jazz singer). After giving birth to two sons Elliot and Daniel she decided to concentrate on modelling and a cosmetic venture based on a Vitamin E forumula. Through her work she travelled all over the world and in 1963  spent 3 weeks at the British Trade Fair in Moscow.
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Femme Fatale Guide to Style



For avid Turner Classic Movies watchers, the month of November is dedicated to film noir, and it goes by the punny name Noirvember. We all love the gritty, interesting stories, but the costumes are a dream as well.

Today, on the very last day of Noirvember, I'm squeezing in one last post. So much ink has been spilled about the wardrobe choices of our favorite femme fatales and rightfully so. Their dress can be a weapon or a means of disguise. And even though they tend to leave a destruction in their paths, they're so fabulous, you can sort of forgive them.They have so much to teach us, so I'm compiling it here. Take note, ladies!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

November Vintage Sales! Black Friday, Cyber Monday etc.


Check out the following vintage sellers for some great deals in their websites, etsy shops, and ebay shops.
Discounts, coupon codes and length of sales vary. Please read their shop details for sale info.


**Hoodoo Voodoo VintageNow until December 1st  25% off everything over $20 - Enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY14  -  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HoodooVoodooVintage



**Recycling The BluesAcross the shop sale! 20% off any item (or items) in Recycling the Blues from 11/26/2014 to 12/01/2014. When you get to the checkout page, enter the coupon code THANKS2014 - https://www.etsy.com/shop/RecyclingTheBlues



**Catseye Vintage on Etsy - is having a 30% off shopwide Black Friday sale. Starting now through midnight on December 5th. - https://www.etsy.com/shop/CatseyeVintage



**Pinup Dresses25% off vintage through Tuesday Dec 2nd  - http://stores.ebay.com/Pinup-Dresses



** Great Lake Outfitters - 20% off at both shops - 

Ebay: http://stores.ebay.com/Great-Lake-Outfitters

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreatLakeOutfitters



** Vintage MinksBlack Friday sale starts at midnight tonight..20% off store wide
https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageMinks


** Dandelion Vintage - 20% off at my website and etsy shop, no codes to enter. Now through 12/2 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/dandelionvintage
http://www.dandelionvintage.com


** Mom' s Patterns http://www.momspatterns.com/




**ModBod VintageSuper Sale Holiday Event at ModBodVintage. All items are specially priced to be gobbled up quickly and more will be added throughout the weekend!   http://stores.ebay.com/modbodvintage/



** Rose City Retro25% off till the end of the month!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseCtyRetro


** Hats to Spats - 10% off everything in my shop with code THNKS14  Good now until Dec. 2nd - https://www.etsy.com/shop/hatstospats


** 4 Birds Vintage - Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale begins Friday morning at 12:01am - https://www.etsy.com/shop/4birdsvintage



**Poprocks and Sodapop VintageEbay 30% off everything in store with Free USA Shipping - http://stores.ebay.com/PopRocks-n-SodaPop-Vintage-Shop






Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Noble Savage Vintage at The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show


Noble Savage Vintage
will be at The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

Booth 19 (1st full aisle not far from the dressing room)

October 24 from 1pm-8pm
October 25 from 11AM-6PM
125 West 18th street
NYC

Go to
for more info on the show and for reduced admission.



Here's a preview of just a few of the Vintage and antique items that we will be bringing.  

1950s Fuchsia Velveteen Swing Coat

1940s Mimi Pearce Hand Knit Dress



Late Victorian Red Burgundy and Black Velvet Bonnet

Vantines Habutai Silk Kimono

1950s Soft Plastic Faux Tortoise colored purse
Proud Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Singing in the Rain Vintage Raincoats and Umbrellas

How about some Vintage Raincoats and Umbrellas that will have you Singing in the Rain?
I don't know about you, but when  buy a modern umbrella, they rarely last for more than two to three uses.  I can only imagine how many uses these vintage umbrella have survived.  All of these pieces and more, can be found at Noble Savage Vintage on Etsy.

Rain or shine, this Psychedelic, Op Art A-Line Jacket will have you feeling good looking great.
On the rainy days, why not pair it with this Fabulous 1950s Schertz Original Taupe Nylon Umbrella with a wonderful textured black resin handle. An antique brass chain for the wrist, provides a stylish way to keep your umbrella close at hand.

1960s Jolee Mod Op Art Psychedelic A Line Coat Jacket


1950s Schertz Original

Nylon Umbrella in Taupe




Cute, casual and comfy, this adorable London Fog rain coat dates from the late 1960's to the early 1970's. Paired with this 1950s Gem Umbrella Co. Umbrella with a fabulous golden fringed tassel, you will be right as rain.

1950s Gem Umbrella Co. Grey

 Umbrella with Fringed Tassel

Vintage 1970s London Fog Rain Coat in Baby Blue M


Classic, timeless, and updated in a lovely and feminine shade of green and beautifully fitted with Princess seaming in the front and back this is the perfect trench coat for Spring and Fall. 
Paired with this 1930s to 1940s Umbrella with a red Lucite Handle and finial will take it to another level of statement making rain gear.

1930s to 1940s Umbrella with a

 Red Lucite Handle and Finial

Vintage 1970's Green Raincoat Trenchcoat







Proud Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cardigan Clips, a (Sweater) Girl's Best Friend

Today was muggy and uncomfortable but earlier this week I felt fall sneaking up on me. I can't say that I'm thrilled.

I don't love cold weather but I do love sweaters. And not only do I love sweaters, I love sweater clips. Also called cardigan clips and sweater guards, they're both handy and stylish. Some are pretty simple:

available on Etsy
Some get crazy-fancy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Best In Vintage With The Stars

Visit my stores for the best in vintage  - buttons, patterns, jewellery, photos, and much more



knit with the television stars
13 easy to knit garments
Marion Ryan 
Jill Bennet
Millicent Martin
Rupert Davies
Judith Chalmers
Marie France
Carole Carr
The Beverley Sisters
Vincent Ball
Billie Whitelaw
Jackie Rae & wife
Ian Hendry




Friday, August 8, 2014

Lady's Spencers Knitting Pattern

The Spencer was orginally a woollen  outer tail coat without the tails and dates to around the 1790's. It was worn as a short waist length, double breasted, man's jacket and originally named for George Spencer, 2nd Earl of Spencer (1758-1834). (A relation of the late Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales).

The design was also popular with women and was worn as a cardigan or as a short fitted jacket cut just above waist level, or, in Empire style, to the bust line, and  tailored on identical lines to the dress.
The use of the term Spencer continued well into the 19th century to mean more gernerally any type of short jacket or coat. For instance in Australia the term is sometimes used to refer to thermal underwear.
In menswear a Spencer is often reffered to as a knitted vest or waistcoat.
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