Saturday, July 31, 2010
Really trying to clear some stuff out. :)
My FREE SWEATER when you buy a 50's Circle Skirt Promo is still going on, and there are a few left, so get them while you can!
These dresses and more are available for ONLY $10!!!
Take a look at Vindemial Vintage to see the super duper discounts. ^.^
1. SALE -- SALE -- Vintage 60s Vanity Fair Aqua Blue Sheer Crystal Pleats Nylon Chiffon Nightgown Gown 80 Inch Sweep Size B 46 S M L
2. Vintage 1960s Pink and Beige Lace Nightgown and Robe by Val Mode B34
3. Vintage Olga Nightgown Sheer yellow pintucks Rare S M Full Sweep Tall HTF Sleeveless Collar Sheer
7. Vintage 1950s Shadowline Mocha Latte Ice Peignoir Set B36 W28 H36
8. Vintage 1970s Black Sheer Sexy Vanity Fair Gown and Robe Sz 36
9. Vintage 1950s Van Raalte Ice Blue Double Layer Nylon and Applique Nightgown B32 W28 H42
10. Vintage Vanity Fair Peach-Pink Long Nightgown, 100" Sweep! Sz Small
11. Vintage 1970s Vanity Fair Yellow Peignoir Set B32 W38 H44
12. Double Chiffon vintage Nightgown Peignoir Set RS Button M
13. Vintage 40’s Seamprufe Satin Nightgown, Lace Bodice, Ribbon Trim, Sz 38; Med / Lg
14. Vintage Miss Elaine Nightgown Keyhole S incredible Jade Silky Long
15. MINT Lovely Vintage 1940s Weisman Pink Rayon Bias Cut Nightgown B 36
Friday, July 30, 2010
Although novelty bags have been around for decades, they really took off in the 1950s, as women began to wear brighter apparel and more "fun" styles, such as novelty-print circle skirts and dresses and mix 'n match coordinates that lent themselves to a variety of accessorization. Today the manufacture of novelty bags is a big industry. But that hasn't diminished, and has likely enhanced, the allure of the original, vintage ones, which are still hugely popular. We, of course, prefer the vintage ones and find them so interesting! They come in a limitless array of shapes, sizes, materials, etc.: Enid Collins box purses, the magazine-tube bags of the 60s, handmade cigar-box purses, elegant Judith Leiber clamshell purses, Jolles Originals' beaded or plastic-covered bags, scenic purses, kitcshy tourist wicker purses, telephone-wire bags, cartoon-character totes.... So many bags, so little storage space. So, many of them find their way to the sales "floor," to be discovered and loved by yet another vintie.
Summer seems to be the very best season for novelty bags--they are fun and lighthearted, perfect for vacations and beach or patio parties. You'll see them on the boardwalks of your favorite oceanside resort, or out to lunch at the local al-fresco dining establishment. Here are some fun bags we have to share with you:
The Atlas Princess Charming line of coated-wicker purses, such as the one below, typically featured underwater scenes with shells, starfish, and seahorses under a plastic window, along with Lucite handles.
Recently sold from Vintage Baubles: 1950's/60's White Wicker Purse with Seashells
Basket purses are always fun and popular as well, such as this 50's/60's picnic-style one, complete with double-hinged lid!
Offered at Alley Cats Attic: Picnic Basket Purse
Here's a most unusual early 50's bag with an avian-themed scene set inside a "picture frame":
From Vintage Baubles Too: Parrot & Flamingo Bag
And a big, bold 70's tote with Parisian scenes and great faux-tortoise handles:
Offered at Alley Cats Attic: Parisian Tote
But, summer's not the only time of year you can get to carry a great novelty bag. This 50's/60's Jolles Originals purse, sold from A & J Esoterica, features a fall/winter scene done in wool felt and glass beads:
Thursday, July 29, 2010
While thinking about a blog topic for today, I just couldn't keep Eminem's songs 'Not Afraid' and 'Love the Way you Lie' out of my head. I've never been a fan of rapper Eminem, however these songs resonate.
In 'Not Afraid' he deals with rehab - seemingly of all forms - offering to give his hand to walk the road of recovery together. I have no idea what he has been through in his life, but I can imagine he did not have an easy time of it. The lyrics are universally relate-able albeit not for minors.
In 'Love the Way You Lie' Eminem takes us through the closed doors of domestic violence in a matter of fact rap-narrative of the abuser. He is not condoning the act, merely walking us through the thought processes of the abuser and the abused (hauntingly sung by Rihanna). There is no cut and dry solution proposed - just the facts ma'am.
The photos today gave the impression of 'behind glass' or 'up on a pedestal', thus propelling my brain-waves to Eminem and his music - thanks for asking.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Want it NOW? Don’t wanna wait for the mail or fool with old pages of patterns. It’s easy to simply download the PDF file and you can work from your computer or print the pages to carry with you.
You can access the pattern easily from your computer by using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this on your computer, it can be downloaded for free from their site at www.adobe.com
PDF file is available for download on your paid invoice.
Summer Clearance at Vindemial Vintage means FREE vintage 50s sweaters with any of my vintage 50s Circle Skirts. (which are listed at very reasonable prices!)
This is just a sample of what there is available at Vindemial Vintage so come over and explore all there is to see :)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Now occasionally you'll have a generous bride who is very secure and they'll take pity on their friends and actually pick something that looks fabulous on all her attendants. Most brides don't pick out their attendants by their shape and size so finding a dress that looks good on everyone can be a real chore.
Things have changed over the years and we now have bridesmaid dresses in every color imaginable. We have goth weddings, steampunk weddings and also the more traditional weddings. My oldest daughter, age 13, is what she terms Emo and has been online looking at wedding dresses in black. I must be more open than I was 20 years ago because there are some absolutely gorgeous dresses done in black or black and white, reds, etc.
We've selected several dresses we think would lend themselves to bridesmaids dresses. Rather than regimenting everyone into the same exact dress and color, why not pick your colors and use vintage gowns to make your dreams come true?
1. Vintage 1950s 50’s Strapless PINK Tulle & Lace over Taffeta Full-Skirt Party or Wedding Dress with Ruffle Bust & Bolero Jacket; Size XS / Sm; On Sale!
2. Vintage 50's Designer Alberto Fabiani Couture Black Velvet-Ribbon Full Evening Skirt; Waist: 26″
3. SALE - SALE -- Vintage 70s 80s Designer Couture ALBERT CAPRARO Silk Chiffon Full Skirted LILAC PURPLE Cocktail Party Prom Wedding Dress -- 116 Inch Sweep -- Bust 32 -- Size XXS
4. Scott McClintock Soutach prom Dress Evening Gown S
5. SALE -- SALE -- Vintage 40s 50s Designer Couture REMBRANDT Pink Silk Peau de Soie Slipper Satin Full Skirted Cocktail Party Prom Wedding Dress Trimmed with Lace -- 194 Sweep -- Bust 36 -- Size S - M
6. Vintage 1960s Blue & Silver Brocade Luxe Gown Dress B34 W32 H36
7. Vintage 1940s White Eyelet Strapless Evening Formal Prom Gown with Bolero Jacket Size XS B32 W25
8. Vintage 50’s Strapless RED Taffeta Full-Skirt Evening Gown; Size XS / Sm
9. SALE - SALE - Vintage 50s Strapless Pleated Shelf Bust -- Tulle and Lace Illusion Full Skirted PINK Cocktail Party Wedding Prom Dress -- 100 Inch Sweep -- Bust 34.5 -- Size XS -- S
10. Beautiful 1980s Magenta Pink Satin Formal Evening Gown by Jessica McClintock Size 8 B36
11. SALE Sale Bengaline Moire Blue Evening Prom Gown Dress NWT small
12. Vintage 1970s Pale Green Floral Long Party Dress by Lorrie Deb Sz 13/14 B38
13. Vintage 1970s Steampunk Illusion and Crocheted Goth Spiderweb Black Gown B32 W30 H44
14. FAB vintage BEADED Halter top Satin Skirt PROM Dress S
15. 1980s Draped Iridescent Blue Gown Size 18 B34 W32 H42
Monday, July 26, 2010
Oxford bags were a loose-fitting baggy form of trouser worn by members of the University of Oxford in the early 1920's upto the 1950's and they made a second comeback in the 1970's. I remember wearing my green checked baggies with bright yellow/black platform shoes!
1970s groups such as The Bay City Rollers and Slade wore a variant of oxford bags with tartan trimmings that fell short of ankle-length.
I know, it's still the middle of summer and everyone seems to be talking Fall fashions. So I won't. This dress set screams summer (can you say Seersucker) with just a pinch of autumnal nip in the air. But mostly summer - really.