Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just added!

Upcycled vintage ring giveaway ends today

It's giveaway time!!! The item that's being offered is an aurora borealis ring that's adjustable. I make jewelry from vintage pieces and this is a fun ring that will fit a variety of sizes.

All you have to do is "like" our page. For those of you who already "like" our page, please tell you friends to "like" our page. Giveaway ends this evening, September 30th, 2010.

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced tomorrow morning on our Facebook page.

Click on the ring to visit our Facebook page:

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Wallflower Vintage Presents: A 1930s Beauty





Sometimes we find the most remarkable things; we clean them, repair them, and love them. I must say, at times it is hard to part with 'our babies' at WallflowerVintage. This sweet little wool jacket with the most delicate mink trim is one of our darlings. Stop in and check out all our little lovelies - they will so love you back.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wallflower Vintage Presents: Blogger Spotlight: Another Day To Dress







A self-proclaimed vintage junkie - our blogger spotlight this week goes to "Meggstatus" of the quirky blog AnotherDayToDress. The photographs are as spectacular as the fabulous finds she models. She is also well-represented on one of our favorite sites: Chictopia where she writes:

"VINTAGE VINTAGE VINTAGE. I am a sucker for vintage clothing, the craftsmanship is so much more impressive than anything you can find in stores today. I also love hats, I have over twenty hats and I can’ t think of the last time that I walked out of the house with a bare head, I think its a bit of a problem."

You so rock, girl!


Daily Deal from Some Like it Vintage



Retro black lace gown with beautiful wide hem ruffle that turns up in the back. Strapless with boned bodice and fully lined in black tafetta, this dress has no maker's label. Side zipper and the lace is a poly/cotton blend. In excellent ++ condition.

Length 54 inches (137cm)
Bust 36 inches (91.5cm)
Waist 28 inches (71cm)
Hips 36 inches (91.5cm)

All of our items are cleaned and ready to wear.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What Can Brown Do For You?

iKonic Vintage at Etsy has a sweet as caramel selection of boots in rich browns that are just perfect for Fall from Joan & David, Cole Haan and Wild Pair.


vintage chocolate brown SUEDE knee high wedge heel boots 6.5

vintage ITALIAN handmade caramel leather JOAN and DAVID ankle boots 7.5


vintage brown leather COLE HAAN ankle boots 9

xoxo
Justine
iKonic Vintage

Weekly eBay Roundup of Vintage Clothing Finds

No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay Roundup of Top Vintage Clothing Finds.

This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of their uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature.

As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions.

This week's finds include pieces by Oscar de la Renta, Gucci and Norma Kamali. Be sure to check out both the magnificent necklace and the haute couture pants suit by Christian Dior.

Which item is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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Vintage 1970s Ribbon Ruffle Cardigan Sweater (twitchvintage) | Vintage 1960s Christian Dior Necklace (horse_ladyii) | Vintage 1980s Valentino Floral Silk Chiffon Dress (booboopeedoo) | Vintage 1950s Bombshell Illusion Dress (redhousevintage) | Vintage 1970s Gucci Leather Purse (thekaliman) | Vintage 1960s Leather Mini Dress (apeacockparadise) | Vintage 1970s St. John Knit Dress (thriftwares) | Vintage Lanvin Pendant Necklace (untoldtreasures4u) | Vintage 1980s Oscar de la Renta Beaded Bustier Cocktail Dress (7shops) | Vintage 1980s Christian Dior Velvet Blazer (tinroofvintage) | Vintage Norma Kamali Cocoon Coat (freebird!) | Vintage 1970s Christian Dior Haute Couture Pants Suit (animalworks) | Vintage 1960s Leather Cape Coat (sistersoftheblackmoon) | Vintage Floral Brushed Velvet Coat (pasiman94) | Vintage Hattie Carnegie Egyptian Revival Cuff Bracelet (maehar) | Vintage 1970s Cape Coat (bustownmodern) | (Disclosure: Editorial selections are made by Zuburbia with no direct promotional consideration from Bay sellers. Zuburbia is a affiliate member of the eBay Partner Network).

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Monday, September 27, 2010

A/W '10 full of Vintage Inspiration

With new collections hitting the stores, it's clear that autumn fashion is all about Mad Men style. This season we are interested more in Betty Draper's dresses, Joan's pencil vintage skirts and Peggy's buttoned-up style than the stroyline of the series. We, at SoLovesVintage online magazine tried to capture the Mad Men look in our shoot and mix lots of vintage dresses, vintage skirts and vintage jewellery without the price tags of Prada or Louis Vuitton.















It was about time that designers create clothes for real women. So we hope this womanly look will stay here and become autumn's hottest trend - all nipped-in waists and curved silhouettes. And if you want to find genuine, unique vintage dresses that will be one off start looking in vintage shops. For a fresh take on the trend balance full skirts with slim cardigans or plain t-shirts and pull everything together with one of the season's skinny belts and boxy vintage handbags.
So as we always say vintage doesn't mean old-fashioned, we prepared some tips of how to mix and match vintage items with success:

Hot tips:

1. Wear a fitted cardigan over bare skin or a skimpy camisole for a modern look

2. Mad Men's signature cinched-in shape is all down to skinny belts. Should always sit on your natural waist

3. Search out for vintage kitten heels or peeptoe with bows

4. Either you pick a swishy full skirt dress or a slimmer shift vintage dress, must be knee lenght to be on trend. Mix it with thick grey tights and sandals

5. Pencil skirts are sexy and feminine and an all time classic. High heels a must with this look

6. Croc bags that are structured is another hit for this season


For more tips and lots of vintage clothes check http://www.solovesvintage.com/

In The Trenches

Vintage wool trench coat. Up for auction this week in our ebay store....ends this Thursday. Love the military styling.....double breasted, belted cuffs, shoulder straps and perfect olive brown color!



Are you a princess or are you demure??

Princess Sparkle or Demure Homecoming Dresses at Vintage Outlet .


Vintage Outlet has long or short, sparkle or simple, and all prices reduced on formals and Homecoming dresses!


Sparkle on the dance floor! Beaded
all sequin Designer Oleg Cassini
dress, size 8




Demure in front with Rhinestone Accent
sexy strapy back! Lux Satin, size 18




NWT strapless trendy ruched bodice
long gown

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

EYE CANDY SATURDAY - REFLECTIONS OF VINTAGE





Now that Autumn is here, can cooler weather be far behind? The members of the Reflections of Vintage seller's network are pleased to offer the following beauties currently available in their shops.


Vintage 80s Designer Diane Freis Original Sheer Shadow Strip Georgette Figural CAT or Tiger Print Dress with Crystal Pleated Skirt - Size S or M from CATSEYE VINTAGE


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Vintage 70s Black Velvet Floppy Brim Hat from ALLEY CATS ATTIC


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Vintage 50s Vera Maxwell Top & Circle Skirt from VINTAGE BAUBLES TOO


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Vintage 50s 60s Designer Lilli Ann Creme Eyelash Wool or Mohair Swing Clutch Coat - Size S or M from CATSEYE VINTAGE


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Vintage 40s Black Sequined Cocktail Party Swing Dress Aldrich B37 W26 from ALLEY CATS ATTIC

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fresh Vintage Dresses at Dandelion Vintage this week



I added a bunch of great dresses this week to my website at -  http://www.dandelionvintage.com/


Be sure to check out my personal blog to see the Estate Sale Purchase that I made this week. I scored about 15 dresses from the 1940-50s and 190 patterns from the 1940s and 1950s . You'll see the tulle dresses on the website next week.
Today I made a purchase of about 30 great evening/cocktail dresses from the 1950s and 60s, most unworn with tags - Sondheim, Larry Aldrich, Jack Herzog, Ceil Chapman, and Claire McCardell. So those will be making their way to the website soon after they are cleaned.


Bye for now, Carol
http://www.dandelionvintage.com/

Every Man Needs a Sock Wardrobe and Maybe a Matching Tie 1950s Style

If your man dresses vintage and you want him to be authentic, then these fabulous 1950s Knitting patterns are the thing for you.  I am in the process of putting together several 1950s knitting patterns for men, women and children's socks and booties.  With a few ties and scarves thrown in.  So be watching the website for these in PDF format..........