Monday, August 31, 2009

Look Fabulous, Feel Terrific & Save Money.

Nelda's Vintage Clothing End of Summer Ebay Super Sale.

We need to make room for our New Additions.

Everything in our Ebay Store is Marked down 50%

Nelda's Ebay Store... has 300 items for your shopping pleasure.

The perfect Sale for: Resellers, Bargain Hunters, Wise Shoppers

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A few of my eBay items
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Vintage 70s Alfred SHAHEEN Yellow Pleated Maxi Dress

Vintage 80s ST JOHN Marie Gray Santana Knit DRESS

80s Vintage Black White Mini Beaded Sequins DRESS

ST JOHN Collection Santana Knit Jacket Sweater M

Vintage ST JOHN By Marie Gray Knit DRESS Belt

Military Style Mini Swing JACKET Bell Sleeves Forever21

NWT 108 Coldwater Creek 2PC Jacket Top 2X

70s Vintage Cranberry Mini Disco DRESS Gold Metal Belt

NWT Strapless Black Lace Bandage Mini DRESS

Vintage 80s Black Narducci DRESS Gold Coins 8

80s Glam Vintage Velvet Sequins Party Prom DRESS L

80s Silk Sequins Beaded VTG Party Prom DRESS Open Back

80s Vintage Red Leather Slouchy Cropped Mini JACKET

VTG 60s Drop Waist DRESS Pleated Skirt Plaid Vest

Vintage 50s Style Yellow 70s Rockabilly SUN DRESS

JAEGER Vtg 80s Abstract 2 Piece OUTFIT Suit Red Purple
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Day 28: In My Little Black Dress


SCARF: The Vintage Scarf

ABOUT THE PIECE: Gorgeous red, brown, green and purple long floral scarf. This style is great to wear around your neck or tie around your waist. I wore it in a pretty traditional style today. The soft material feels like silk and the edge is hand rolled and trimmed in red. The scarf measure 54”x10” and is available online at The Vintage Scarf for just $19.99. Check out their website to see the beautiful variety of vintage scarves they have available. Love their tagline, Nobody AGES As Good As The Vintage Scarf.

Valerie Elizabeth, founder of Society Stylist and creator of The Little Black Dress Experiment- as seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The WB and online at Yahoo, AOL and The Today Show- is a fashion stylist, ambassador for GLAMOUR Magazine, spokesmodel and author of the style blogs, The Dress Diaries and The Diary of Elizabeth Hearst. In June 2009, she was announced “Face of Dallas” by D Magazine and Max Factor.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Art Of Haggling

In the antique world, the art of haggling comes with the territory. "Is that the best you can do?" is often the first question that begins the gentle duel.

In many parts of the world, haggling is expected no matter what the purchase. In North America, it is often limited to big-ticket items such as jewelry and automobiles. However, it has quickly become the norm during our recession and is likely to remain a permanent part of the landscape even after sales recover. As a commenter on the blog put it, “Haggling is the new black.”

America’s Research Group found in a survey taken earlier this year that 72% of consumers tried to better the price tag in the past year—historically, less than a third had done so. What’s more remarkable is that 80% of the time, they succeeded in paying less than the ticketed amount.

This is an advantage for the smaller or specialty store businesses. Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers do not have the leverage to offer on-the-spot pricing. It's David vs Goliath and we're doing very well thank you.

So next time you think you can not afford that item in the shop window you are drooling over, think again and polish your haggling skills.

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Designer Dresses

New this week at Couture Allure - items from three French couturiers and some wonderful party dresses.

French couturier#1, a 1990's velvet and silk chiffon cocktail dress by Jean-Louis Scherrer. Floating drapes hang from the shoulders down the back.

French couturier #2, a 1970's vibrant orange silk suit by Givenchy. I guarantee you'll be noticed in this suit!

French couturier #3, a 1980's dress by Grès Boutique in black silk faille. A blouson bodice with deep dolman sleeves over a slim skirt defines 80's style. Dresses by Mme. Grès are nearly impossible to find anymore, so this is a rare treat indeed!

This 1970's black evening gown has a halter neckline and is trimmed with authentic black fox fur down the skirt front and along the hem.

From the 1950's, this strapless taffeta party dress by Kay Selig goes from this...... this! The sweet little shrug jacket attaches with 4 snaps under the front of the strapless bodice. How cool is that?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Vintage women Wool Yellow Mustard Suit France Odys ST Joseph LG size 16

The label is shown above. I have not been able to find out anything about St. Joseph? Does anyone know about odys-de-paris?
The top is stained. I dry cleaned the top, but the stain remains. A pretty brooch, a scarf, a different blouse, or make a blouse to match the stain one would be very fashionable. The yellow mustard color and wool pattern of the suit is very pretty. It reminds me of the suit Mrs. Obama wore walking and waving to the people.
This pretty suit is listed in vickysplace1 Ioffer store. Click on the title to check the listing. The listing has more detail and pictures of the suit.
If anyone can give me additional information about the clothing line or age of the suit, I would greatly appreciate such a jester.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Isabella's Vintage ~ The Vintage Babydoll Nightie

The dog days of summer are here but you can be a pussycat in one of these cuties. After a pleasant but mild summer here on the east coast it has finally warmed up a bit. Try one of these babydoll nighties to accommodate the warmer evenings. Stay cool and look amazing all at the same time. Isn't that what we all want ??

1. A 70's Babydoll which is open in front & ties only at the bust in a Beautiful shade of Amethyst.

2. A 1960's cutie done in Floral Chiffon.

3. A 60's Erika McGowan Babydoll with Butterfly Appliques.

4. An 80's Undercover Wear Babydoll in Chocolate & Black.

An Honorable Mention ~ not a vintage item but oh so sexy !
A Modern Victoria's Secret Babydoll in spicy Red Mesh & Lace.

If you have never considered vintage lingerie before you really should check out the quality of vintage pieces. We have a large selection here at Isabella's Vintage as well as vintage clothing selections. There are several other reputable sellers online to chose from so be sure to take a peek sometime. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Enjoy the rest of your summer !

From The Ethical Style Blog

E.S. in the WSJ: Recycle LACMA and Vintage Fashion

"We were asked to give our thoughts about Recycle LACMA, a project by a Los Angeles artist to deconstruct vintage clothing sold off by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We first discussed our ethical objections to the project in July.

Here’s what we had to say now to the WSJ:
Some vintage clothing collectors liken “Recycle Lacma” to vandalism. M.J. Prest, editor in chief of “Ethical Style,” a Web site about recycling and design, says she finds it offensive. “I see it as ruining something that had its own integrity,” she says. “You sort of believe when somebody gives something to a museum, they’re doing it so it would be preserved.”

Our chief complaint is that the art project takes museum-quality vintage and turns it into — pardon the expression — a bunch of useless crap.
The John Anthony fur coat pictured above was nearly 40 years old and in pristine condition before it was made into a Halloween costume sized for an infant. That’s a coat that was built to last decades, and now it’s something that can be worn once (how many growing kids wear the same costume two years in a row?).

So while we respect the artistic process, we argue that what this is cannot be called recycling.
What do you think? Vintage vandalism or is all fair in love and art?

Check out the Ethical Style blog - for comments

(Topic has be re-posted here with permission of M.J. from Ethical Style)

A Great Vintage Auction in Pennsylvania!

I won't be attending this auction because of Fashion Week, but if you love beautiful things at beautiful prices in beautiful surrounds, I urge you to consider attending! Bucky and I traveled to Pennsylvania for her last auction, and came away with a number of absolutely one-of-a-kind finds!

Victorian two-piece dress

Andi Charkow Presents:

Textiles, Vintage Clothing & Accessories
and Other Nifty Stuff

I Thought You Might Like …

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 200910:00 A.M. • Preview 8:30 A.M.
Preview By Appointment 9/10 & 9/11

Horsham V.F.W. Post #9788324
Sawmill Lane, HORSHAM, PA 19044

For 800+ Photos, Full Listing & Directions
Auctioneer ID #10685 Andi Charkow, AU005294
Phone: 215-773-9176 or 215-356-8413S614583

Issey Myake Pleated Coat
TERMS: Announcements made day of sale take precedence of all printed material. 12% Buyer’s Premium. 2% discount for cash or approved PA check w/photo ID.Credit Cards: MC, Visa or Discover. PA sales tax must be paid unless you hold a valid resale number and provide it to the cashier day of sale.
30+ Vintage Quilts
Over 25 Hand Hooked Rugs
Clothing Spanning Over 100 Years

Have a wonderful time! There are also hats, accessories, handbags, and jewelry. I was astonished at the selection, and there were a number of fellow vintage sellers snapping up the bargains. Affordable shopping and a fun day trip--how often do you get both?

Vintage Christian Dior coat

19th Century Quilt

This week's goodies at Poshpigvintage

I'm finally feeling better and am getting back to posting more of my pretties, yay! Here are a few things I've worked on and currently have up on eBay...

Beaded Collar Fitted Cream Silk Vintage 50s Dress S B34

Flirty Dark Blue & White Bias Rayon Vintage 30s Dress S

Novelty CAT Print Black Cotton Vintage 50s Dress S M

Pink White Vintage Venetian Wedding Cake Beads Necklace

Lime Mint Green Vintage 30 40s Czech Art Glass Necklace

Swirl Light Blue Glass Vintage 20s 30s Beaded Necklace

Mad Men = Mad Fashion

Who doesn't love a more polished look every now and then? Even a die hard t-shirt, jeans and Converse girl like myself is feeling the pull of a more grownup-ish look due in part to the Mad Men it's too much fun to play with red lipstick.

vintage 50s/60s Black Beaded Cocktail Dress in the shop start picking out your red lipstick!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

An Epic Hawaiian Shirt!

Just listed at Fast Eddie's Retro Rags, this amazing Vintage 50's SHAHEEN Hawaiian Shirt...

...with the iconic, Surf 'N Sand angel fish handprint!

But the pièce de résistance is that the shirt can be seen on page 113 of the Aloha Shirt Book (copyright 2000) by Dale Hope and Gregory Tozian! (Only difference is the colorway.) It's fantastic!

Click the links or pictures to take you to the listing!

Dresses by Swirl & Vested Gentress, Lingerie by Schiaparelli - plus more!

New this week at Dandelion Vintage -

Bye for now, Carol

New Patterns Listed at Sew-Retro

Fun 50's Pattern of Various Collar Types


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ruffled Shoulders Trend Alert

Ahhhh....ruffles how we love thee, let us count the ways....... Trend alert, Ruffled Shoulders (at least according to the WWW editors)! This amazing dress is in the store now. The auction ends tomorrow along with all it's one of a kind vintage sisters. Drop by the store. Plus we'll be adding more amazing pieces tomorrow. Oh, happy have always been underrated.

And on a completely family related personal note: Our little A. Cakes had her very first day of Kindergarten today. This is her and her boot lovin' sis just before we drove her to school. She was so excited!! I was strangely weepy last night. I have to go pack lunch now.