Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Introducing the Hat Collection of Jeannette Brewer

Last week, I was lucky enough to purchase a large collection of hats that belonged to New York socialite, Jeannette Brewer. Jeannette was born in 1892 in Brooklyn. She married in the 1920s and moved to Manhattan where she was quite the social butterfly. She was a fashion maven, and shopped at the best stores. Many of her hats bear labels from Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's Little Shops, and on and on. I have Jeannette's 1920s wedding coronet, a couple of her flapper cloches, and loads of stylish toppers from the 1930s and 40s. I am very excited to bring this collection to you at Couture Allure, as these are some of the best hats I've had in years! Be sure to watch the site for Jeannette's hats over the next several weeks.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Rice and Beans Vintage Giveaway!

Come be our FB friend!  Rice and Beans Vintage is giving away a $50 to one of our facebook "fans" this week.  Plus you'll get instant updates on all the latest New Arrivals & great vintage discussions.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Belt It Out!

I'm singing from the rooftops with these gorgeous vintage belts I found! I've just listed these beauties over at iKonic on Etsy.

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iKonic Vintage

Sale 20-50% Off at Vagabondnyc.com

SALE 20-50% Off

We've slashed prices on many of our favorite vintage numbers & we are happy to report that once again we have 100 items under $100!

We'll also be adding new items this Monday, visit Vagabondnyc.com to get shopping...

Black Velvet If You Please

Inspired by the sensational Marilyn Monroe, I've collected some of my favorite Black Velvet items from Etsy.

1) 60s Velvet Purse, Red Fox Vintage. 2) Gothic Romance Necklace, Myth Understood. 3) 80s Blossom Hat, The Vintage Wearhouse. 4) 80s Party Dress, Upscale Vintage. 5. Black Mary Janes, Skinny and Bernie. 6) 50s Cocktail Dress, Calendar Girl Vintage. 7) Hair Rose, Mikiye. 8) Victoria's Rose Choker, Ghost Love Jewelry.

Find your inspiration and unleash your passion!


Vicki @Nostalgic Collections
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Marylin Monroe, Unknown.

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Dresses and Suits

New this week at Couture Allure are some great dresses, a couple of coat/dress sets, and a fabulous suit!

Friday, March 26, 2010

MOVING SALE. Everything must go!

All Auctions Start at $9.99

XoXo, Vicki

About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Vintage Bulletin, newest contributing member to Queens of Vintage, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lonesome Dove

This elegant dress appears to have walked off a Hitchcock set. Dove gray rayon with a snug bodice, a flat bow detail and a nice full skirt. Feminine and chic.

Schiaparelli Lingerie at Dandelion Vintage

Hi! I currently have 3 very pretty Schiaparelli Lingerie items for sale on the website -

*White Schiaparelli Dressing Gown w/Satin Waist and Puffed Sleeves - $60.00 - fits 34 to 36 inch bust
* Light Blue Schiaparelli Nightgown - $70.00  - small though, fits 32 inch bust

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* Pink and White Schiaparelli Nightgown Set - $125.00 - also a small set, fitting 32 inch bust

Check out all of the pretty vintage lingerie in the Dandelion Vintage Lingerie Department - including more nightgowns and robes, slips, girdles, bras, panties, stockings and plus sized lingerie too.

Bye for now, Carol

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Less than one week left!

Sale ends March 31st!

Vindemial Vintage loves 50's Hawaiian!

They look like they could come straight off of a post card. From sun dresses, to play suits, to swim suits to the standard Hawaiian shirt, we recognize these iconic prints and styles as a formative piece of American fashion history. Designers to look for include Alfred Shaheen (who had many labels, including Shaheen and Surf N Sand) Kamehameha, and Surfriders.

The last black with gold and red flowered Surf N Sand dress pictured above can be seen on the Alfred Shaheen website on the History page!

All of these items are available from Vindemial Vintage

WallflowerVintage presents: A Checkered Past

Seriously, did you think I was gonna talk about stripes? Apparently 1964 was also a big year for super cute hair, marvelous shoes and, oh, did I mention stripes?

The Search is Over 80's Prom Dress

Prom season is here, and you have been to the mall, you have searched high and low for that special prom dress and you have not found it. I have great news for you! Be unique and wear an 80's prom dress to the dance, then you do not have to worry about seeing your dress on somebody else. That happens so many times when a teenager buys their dress from the local mall or from a hot magazine, you walk into the runway of the dance floor and their she is, wearing your dress, thankfully though she is not with your guy! Offering a few options from Sydney's Vintage Clothing:

And the best news, other than the fact that the search would be over and you can sleep at night now, everything is on sale for the March Madness Sale! See Store for details.