Wednesday, September 30, 2009

House of Worth Gown at PoshPigVintage

I have Some exceptionally neat items this week, including a 1930s evening gown from the House of Worth (yes, that Worth)!

RARE Metal Thread Cream Silk Vintage 30s WORTH Dress L

Drk Blue Silk Antique Vintage Victorian 1850 Gown Dress

Antique Vintage Victorian 1860s Cage Crinoline Hoops

Copper & Colors Vintage Multi Strand Art Glass Necklace

Antique Vintage Figural LIZARD Purple Stone Pin Brooch

Antique Vintage Oriental Scene Necklace & Earrings Set

Hand Sewn Dotted Swiss Blue Strapless Summer Dress

Fresh from the cleaners, this beautifully crisp summer 50's styled dress is absolutely in perfect shape. Hand sewn with a lined bodice, the round hemmed full skirt has wide pockets. (A slip is not worn in the picture). The White "Peter Pan" collar is laid over sweet pleats that frame lustrous small pearl buttons. The bodice does not unbutton. While you will feel the height of femininity in this powder blue dotted Swiss, it is quite alluring as well, as the pictures will show. There is no label, (it is hand sewn), nor size, so I am listing the dimensions for easier sizing. The model is a size 6-8. From side underarm to waist is 9" From the tip of the front bodice to waist is 10" (Slightly higher than under arm) From waist to hem is 28" Waist is 34" Not a spot or tear or otherwise imperfection anywhere on this wonderful summer dress! FREE SHIPPING US & CAN!

"Saratoga" Wedding Gown

This lovely gown from the 80’s has been worn once. It has been in a vacuum sealed storage ever since the wedding day. So it is in excellent condition. It is a “Saratoga” and ivory in color. It is bejeweled with pearls, sequins and lace and set on chiffon over a satin lining. A size 8 that fits close to the bodice in an empire line. Sheer long sleeves with lovely lacy wrist d├ęcor. A long train that pins up in the back on 3 buttons. Zippered back and hook and eye at top and waist.I have a veil as well, that is optional, at no extra charge. It is a lovely bejeweled crown fitted piece. I can send you pics of this too. This dress is gorgeous! FREE SHIPPING US & CAN!

WallflowerVintage presents: Broken Promises

Let's say you discover him in flagrante delicto with your best friend.

May we suggest jagged shards with your little black dress?

Tweed Coats, Dresses and Slips! Oh My

Variety is the spice of life and we have plenty of that at Born Too Late Vintage

Vintage 1960s Brown and White Tweed Full Length Coat with Matching Scarf B34 W32 H42

Vintage 1950s VLV Creamy Ecru Brocade Dress B38 W32 H48 Plus

Vintage 1960s Vanity Fair Light Blue Nylon Full Slip B34 W30 H34

Vintage 1970s Sears Roebucks Denim & Shearling Work Jacket Coat Size 38 R

Vintage 1940s Florsheim Black Suede Cuban Heel Oxfords Shoes size 9 1/2 AAA

Remember Free shipping on all coats! So what are you waiting for? Let's go shopping!!

It's The Time of The Season....

a little witchy...a little gothy...a sprinkle of Ida Lupino...a pinch of Addams Family....
now in my etsy shop...
some black for your sartorial pleasures....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vintage Swimsuits Need a New Home

Are you a good seamstress? Do you have a beach blanket bingo theater production coming up? Need to make patterns from vintage swimwear? Does your beach cottage need new art for the walls? If so we've just launched a lot of 15 vintage swimsuits on our website at

These pieces are in need of some special attention, some very minor, others require a bit more work, but all are truly vintage and fun. We've even included a couple of rubber swim caps. The swimsuits range from the 1930s through the 1970s with most of them in the 1940s and 50s. Satin, cotton, wool and rayon jersey, eyelet, prints, play suits, one pieces and two piece bikini's.

Click on the image to go direct to the listing and help these beauties find a new home!

figure8studio is grateful to be back

As we patiently wait for the arrival of fall to the Great North West...

recent addition to our store:

Macrame Batik Beaded Dress - currently on sale till the end of this month only!

Coming soon!

and not vintage but of special interest:

Pucci Halter Top

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WallflowerVintage presents: Never on a Sunday

Let's say your animal instincts force him to work overtime.

May we suggest faux fur?

An Inside Look at Antiques Roadshow: A Collectors Weekly Special Report

Ever wonder how Antiques Roadshow really works? How they pick who gets on TV? Whether the people on the show have fun? Whether the appraisers really know what they’re talking about?

As longtime fans, we’d always been curious about Roadshow. So when we were offered backstage passes for the show’s August 2009 taping in San Jose, and free rein to wander the set and talk to whomever we wanted, we jumped at the chance!

A total of 3,200 pairs of free tickets were issued for the 2009 San Jose Antiques Roadshow taping on August 15th (almost 30,000 applied). And during the course of the day some 75 appraisers evaluated almost 12,000 items. About 90 segments were filmed, of which only about half would later appear on-air.

Click here to read our is our in-depth coverage.

Also, don’t miss our previously published interviews with Antiques Roadshow Appraisers Riley Humler, Daile Kaplan, Wes Cowan, Reyne Haines, and Christie Romero.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mad Men Style!

One of my favorite tv shows right now is 'Mad Men' which airs on AMC. It is a wickedly delicious little drama about advertising executives in the early 1960s. It centers around Don Draper and his life.

I love the show because of all the gorgeous fashions! All the women are dressed in vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories! Everything is so perfect for the era, and stunning to look at! If I could find any of those items, I would die happy!

I know many vintage sellers who have sold to the show, and I am 65% positive I sold them one last year, but have yet to see it.

I know I tend to sell a lot of 60s Mod, 70s Hippie, and 80s secretary in my store. I prefer 50s and older clothes, but they are getting harder and harder to find lately.

But I did find some cuties last week, and have some up in the store! So check them out!

1950s Chantilly Lace Over Pink Taffeta Peplum Skirt Party Dress 34 S

1950s Polished Cotton Wrap Shawl Collar Full Circle Skirt Dress 38 L

1950s Black & White Wool Tweed Pleated Full Circle Skirt S

1950s/60s Mad Men Style Moss Lace Over Copper Satteen Cocktail Dress 38 L

1950s/60s Marble Stone Print Cap Sleeve Cotton Twill Dress 38 L

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Upcycled, Recycled, Regenerated & Revamped items!

Caring about the planets resources, one unique item at a time!

Upcycle:~ Craft a disposable item, increase its use and/or value
Recycle:~ Use old for new, sometimes altering its physical form
Regenerate:~ Create anew, especially in an improved state
Revamp:~ Revise, reorganise, restore and renovate

Coats, Coats and more coats!

Free U.S. shipping on all coats at Born Too Late Vintage!

So what are you waiting for? Let's go shopping!!!

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Dresses, Suits and Coats

New this week at Couture Allure are vintage dresses, suits, and coats. Check our What's New section often, as we add new items 2-3 times a week!

Lilli Ann does it again with this vintage mid to late 1960’s suit fashioned from black wool knit. The suit consists of a dress and matching jacket, both trimmed with genuine white mink fur.

I love the cut out style of this vintage 60s Mod era cocktail dress in black velvet with rhinestones.

Ethereal silk chiffon in an oversize print of lilies immediately identifies this dress as Hanae Mori. This vintage late 1970s evening gown bears the Hanae Mori couture label and was sold by Bergdorf Goodman.

You’re sure to make a beautiful statement when you walk down the aisle in this 1950’s ballerina length wedding dress. Fashioned of ecru lace layered over nude color taffeta, the effect is very princess-like.

This incredible vintage late 1950’s cocktail coat is made from authentic Uchikake kimono silk brocade, which is the fabric used for formal bridal kimonos. The original owner of this coat probably traveled to the Orient in the 1950s and purchased the kimono silk, then had it made into a coat.

There’s no better combination than red with spotted fur and this early 1960s suit has it in spades! Designed by fine suit maker Boykoff for Lord & Taylor, this suit is fashioned from fire engine red wool boucle and is adorned with spotted genuine fur that has been stenciled to imitate ocelot.