Monday, January 31, 2011

Wallflower Vintage Presents: Any Hotter...

February - month for lovers.

Lovers of red.

Lovers of snow.

Lovers of heat.

For all things red and hot - Wallflower Vintage.

No undergarments necessary.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Noble Savage Vintage at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing and Textile Show and Sale

The show is just a few days away.  Stop by and see us and don't forget to check out our shop on Ruby Lane. 
Noble Savage Vintage Booth #13


FEBRUARY 4TH & 5TH, 2011
Friday, February 4th - 1:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 5th - 11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
(Between 6th & 7th Aves)

Admission $ 20.00

This is a fun event.  If you've never been, there will be over 90 Vintage clothing and or Textile sellers under one roof.  Just try to walk away empty handed.

It's the Weekend Again, So It's.....

New at Couture Allure - Vintage 1950s Dresses

New at Couture Allure are lots of dresses from the 1950s, as well as other designer pieces and vintage accessories. Be sure to check our What's New section for all of our new items!

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Many Faces of Fashions of the 70s

I think the 70s get a really bum rap when it comes to its fashions. People usually think of the clich├ęd polyester leisure suits, ugly wild prints, and over-the-top disco styles. And, yes, we did live through those, if just barely. But, the 70s were a decade of ever-changing fashions, many that have either endured through today, or have seen repeated resurrections over the years, such as platform shoes, hippie-inspired jewelry, bell bottoms, and more. It was the era when mod met rock, and rock met disco. When flower child met hippie, and hippie met dance-club maven. When culture was in the throes of near-cataclysmic change--from the peace movement to the "me" movement.


And as the decade evolved, so, too, did the fashions. So, the 70s weren't just big collars and big shoes. They featured sleek, chic styles, such as Yves St. Laurent's pantsuits and Diane von Furstenberg's wrap dress, perfect for the decade's modern woman, as well as affordable trendy fashions for the young. Companies such as Jonathan Logan, David Crystal, and even Bobbie Brooks offered all the "in" looks of the day. Some of the stores that had great junior departments were Sears and Montgomery Wards, where you could find good-looking, nicely made fashions, including some designer-licensed lines.


So, the 70s weren't really all that bad, after all. And we at Reflections of Vintage have a few classic pieces from the era to share today with you!

The maxi dress was a staple in the early to mid 70s:

Like this Designer Mr. B. Border-Print Caftan in Purple and White Novelty Floral Print from Catseye Vintage:


And a Gay Gibson Black and Paisley BoHo Corset Maxi Dress from After Dark Vintage:


And this
Designer Don Luis de Espana Corset Laced Maxi Dress from My Vintage Cocktail:


How about those quintessential floral prints like this Bright Floral Vintage 1970s Velour Long Skirt from After Dark Vintage:


Don't forget accessories like these:

Hand Carved and Stamped Leather Pendant Boho Necklace
from Catseye Vintage:


Italian Plastic Bead Boho Hippie Shoulder Bag Purse from My Vintage Cocktail:


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wallflower Vintage Presents: Charmed, I'm Sure

The cover of November 1946 Charm magazine. Touted as the magazine for the BG*, it eventually turned into Glamour Magazine. The magazine tackled issues of the day for the BG (*Business Girl) as many women returned to the workforce after the Second World War.

This 1940s bomber-type jacket was a hat's off to the menswear look for the working girls of the 40s. The tie is an especially loved addition reminiscent of Katherine Hepburn.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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 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 or 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 Halston, Geoffrey Beene, Lilli Ann and Courreges. Be sure to check out the fabulous Gucci traincase and the amazing four-way convertible fur coat.

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



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Vintage 1980s Marabou Jacket (mintmallstore) | Vintage Gucci Necklace (4freaks) | Vintage Alaia Dress (ricysue) | Vintage Dofan Crocodile Handbag (marketst.) | Vintage 1960s Lilli Ann Cape with Fur (danevintage) | Vintage 1980s Draped Dress (kukuvintage) | Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Key Necklace (*****vintageandsuch) | Vintage Restructured Pucci Dress (sleepyheadvintage) | Vintage Gucci Traincase (doorstepfashions) | Vintage 1950s Party Dress (timesupshop) | Vintage Convertible Fur Coat (indiecultvintage) | Vintage Pierre Cardin Pendant Necklace (vactoria) | Vintage Geoffrey Beene Dress (lissa1010) | Vintage 1970s Nelly de Grab Print Skirt (sleepyheadvintage) | Vintage 1960s Courreges Jacket (rockcandy469) | Vintage 1970s Halston Silk Dress (vintagefashioninc) | Vintage Thea Porter Blouse (rainbowgem69) | Vintage 1950s Cocktail Dress (millstreetvintage) | Vintage 1970s One-Shoulder Cotton Dress (stickupvintage) | Vintage 1960s Geoffrey Beene Satin Evening Coat (luckyvintage) | Vintage 1970s Pierre Cardin Vinyl Coat (mcatasha) | Vintage Dior 2-Way Clutch Handbag (nina_furfur_japan) | Vintage 1970s Halston Beaded Jacket (monicasvintagefashions) | Vintage Emilio Pucci for Formfit Rogers Nightgown Dress (julesreid8plb) | (Disclosure: Editorial selections are made by Zuburbia without promotional consideration from Bay sellers. Zuburbia is an affiliate member of the eBay Partner Network).

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Little kids can be Vintage too....

One of the most fun things about dressing them cute!  and is anything cuter on kids than vintage...well, no. Cute kids make mom and dad happy, and indulgent Grandmas too....
;-) Vintage, so well made, it has survived to live another day. That's why we love it.
Take a look at a few things I have just listed..........

Little Red Riding Hood vintage girls jacket....

 a vintage Levis denim jacket.......and a little vintage puffy vest ! Just like mom and dad..

 80s vintage denim jacket with a fantastically cute boom box print...

 Vintage toddler  mod plaid jumper dress...

 Cowboys ! vintage 50s little cowboy jacket..check out the circle studs....

My Vintage ValenTIEne

Vintage ties make a unique Valentine's Day gift for that special and suave man in your life!

We have three cool mid-century moderne New Old Stock Arrow ties on offer at Etsy right now. We also have a selection of other ties to choose from but we are especially fond of these...

We also invite you to visit us on eBay & at our new Artfire shop!

DAILY DEAL from Some Like it