Thursday, June 30, 2011

Reflections of Vintage - Fourth of July - Red, White and Blue

With Fourth of July right around the corner, Red, White and Blue, the color of the U.S.A.'s flag is on everyone's mind. The members of the Reflections of Vintage seller's network have the perfect Summer dresses, shorts, sunglasses, shoes, and hats for your consideration.

Please visit our shops to see more beautiful vintage clothes and accessories!

Catseye Vintage has this great Hawaiian summer dress and a fabulous pair of hand carved shoes:

Vintage 80s does 50s Hibiscus Print Hawaiian Full Skirted Sundress Party Dress -- Size XS to S from CATSEYE VINTAGE


Vintage 60s Hand Carved Wood 3-D Pagoda Tiki Hut Platform Wedge Shoes Sandals with Crocheted Top - Size 5 - 6 from CATSEYE VINTAGE


After Dark Vintage has a wonderful pair of red 50s sunglasses and a fabulous white hat:

Vintage 1950s Red Plastic Sunglasses from AFTER DARK VINTAGE


Vintage Andrea Bridal White Straw Netting Wide Brim Hat from AFTER DARK VINTAGE


My Vintage Cocktail has these fabulous embroidered red shorts, and a nautical themed navy blue and white suit from the estate of Tabak of California designer Irene Saltern:

Vintage 50s RARE Designer High Waist Nautical Pinup Short Shorts, Rear Zip, XS Sm from MY VINTAGE COCKTAIL


Vintage Designer 50s 60s Blue and White Nautical Skirt Suit, XS Sm from MY VINTAGE COCKTAIL


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wallflower Vintage Presents: Vintage? Inspired?Sweet 1960s cotton drop waist dress.

I've got a monkey I need to get off my back - yeah, call it sour grapes, call me a purist (which I am definitely not). I never was one to jump on the bandwagon - other than the Webkinz craze, but that's neither here nor there.

So what's with Banana Republic (GAP) & Mad Men clothing designer Janie Bryant hooking up to create Mad Men inspired fashions? What's with the mainstream lining up to be the first to purchase sixties inspired fashions? At last count there are about a gizzilion vintage sites on the internet. Selling

The Real Deal.

One-Of-A-Kind vintage items: clothing, accessories, shoes. you name it. we got it.

Quality vintage garments: jewelry, millinery. yep, that too.

I get it, it's human nature - the dress Kate Middleton wore to Wimbledon sold out online in 30 minutes. Hate to break it to those who bought it - it will NOT turn you into a princess.

How about some of these looks instead of worrying about showing up at a function with the same dress?

Beautiful olive green dress from the 1960s.

What's your take?

One Day Celebration Sale at Couture Allure!

We're Having a Party!
Couture Allure is celebrating the fact that we now have 3000 fans on Facebook!  We're having a party and you get the presents!  Today only, take 20% off your entire purchase at Couture Allure.  Use coupon code "facebook3000" at checkout and your discount will automatically be applied.  The discount is good on the entire site, even sale items!  Discount does not apply to shipping or previous purchases.  Sale ends at noon on Thursday, June 30.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vintage Peignoir's, Nightgown's, Vintage Lingerie On Movie Stars

Vintage stars in lingerie. I mean, really, how much more fun can you get wearing vintage lingerie? See if you can guess who is who!? Leave your comment. Some are pretty obvious, some are not. We have Marilyn Monroe, Anne Francis, Elizabeth Montgomery, Bettie Page, Carole Lombard. Who is who? Looking for that special vintage lingerie piece!? Well look no further then Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie!
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Lighten Up With Vintage Summer Jewelry!

Summer's a perfect time to show off your light-colored, lightweight, and lighthearted vintage jewelry! We love wearing ours to work or on vacation. Casual glass or plastic beaded necklaces in summer colors pair beautifully with a vintage or contemporary day dress, while plastic brooches and earrings go with just about anything. And let's not forget what a classic accent vintage bridal jewelry lends to any wedding.

Of course, vintage costume jewelry is always in style, in any season. But summertime gives you a wonderful chance to wear yours every single day! And we've picked a few of our favorite pieces to show you:

From CatseyeVintage on ArtFire is this Vintage 50s 60s 4-Strand Tiered Chunky Pink Glass Beads Bib Necklace:

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CatseyeVintage has this on Etsy: Vintage 50s 60s Blue and Aqua Thermoset Lucite Choker Necklace and Earrings Demi Parure, Mint on Original Card:

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AfterDarkVintage has these lovely Vintage Bridal Pearl Cluster Clipon Earrings, Japan:

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And this pretty-as-can-be Vintage Deep Lavender Enameled Pansy Brooch:

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VintageBaublesToo is offering these summer brooches on ArtFire:

RARE Vintage Lisa Jewels Large Enamel and Goldtone Floral Brooch Pin

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And this Vintage Sarah Coventry Strawberry Festival Brooch, Book Piece

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Visit our shops for more vintage goodies!

Almost Famous Fashions

With summer right outside the door, and all those wonderful music festivals just around the corner, we can’t help but welcome some 1970s groupie fashion inspiration from one of our all time favorite films, Almost Famous. The free spirited bohemian lifestyle, timeless music, and amazing vintage fashions captured in this film are all passion of ours here at Vintage Diggs that we have vowed never to grow out of!

Must haves for this Summer include delicate fringe and scarf hemlines, blue jeans with crop tops, prairie dresses, and anything and everything crochet! Even though we’re getting into summer, boots are never out of fashion when you can balance them with the right mini or shorts and funky accessories. These fashions pair well with ... (click here to read on)

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Wallflower Vintage Presents: Country Charm

Happy to be barefoot. Happy to see the sun. Happy to read under a tree. Happy to sip lemonade.

What are you happy for?

Stop in at for a spell.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Dresses

New this week at Couture Allure are a variety of vintage dresses.  To see all the latest additions be sure to check out our What's New page at the website.

1960s Space Age metallic party dress.

1950s cotton shirtwaist dress in a larger size.

1960s Samuel Winston silk dress in royal purple.

1960s op art silk dress and coat.

1970s Scott Barrie matte jersey dress with coat.

1950s black illusion lace cocktail dress.

1950's Vintage Bombshell Pin-Up Bathing Suit Swimsuit

Say girls! Get ready for summer and make a splash in this stunning 1950's 2 piece set bathing suit. Created for the bombshell pin-up gal in you! Gold lame', rhinestones, pearls dazzle this 2 piece set.
Fashioned and Created by Tobi Of California.

Fabulous 1950's Vintage Swim Suit Bathing-suit and matching NEHRU beach/pool side cover-up jacket.
This is a definite rare find. 1950's PIN UP Bombshell swimsuit. Totally FAB, think MARILYN MONROE. Stunning heavy beading, pearls and rhinestones, just perfect for that glamor pinup girl. Awesome slit over skirt for that classic 1950's style and design.
Available at Sweet Cherry Vintage
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Saturday, June 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 Ossie Clark, Christian Dior and Halston. Be sure to check out the collectible hand-painted Takahashi hummingbird pin and the wonderful collection of nine Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets.

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



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Vintage Christian Dior Gripoix Bracelet with Box (plasticplanet) | Vintage Crochet Capelet (bek-bek-bek) | Vintage 1970s Mini and Maxi Dress (kukuvintage) | Vintage Wool Coat (astuddedrose) | Vintage 1970s Tribal Sundress (thriftwares) | Vintage Wilsons Patchwork Suede and Leather Jacket (ndbvintage) | Vintage Lucille de Paris Ostrich Handbag (cdlc5280) | Vintage 1960s Lace Cocktail Dress (jonque) | Vintage 1970s Silk Embroidered Kimono (sistesroftheblackmoon) | Vintage Takahashi Hummingbird Pin (diane11122) | Vintage Christian Dior Beaded Little Black Dress (starlightboats) | Vintage 1960s Handbag with Jewel Compartment (trycomp) | Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Set of 9 Grace Collection Bracelets (willowbrookantiques) | Vintage 1920s Flapper Dress (heartnsoul1) | Vintage 1990s Moschino Skirt (smashinfashion!) | Vintage Halston Evening Gown (my-things-of-splendor) | Vintage Ossie Clark Maxi Dress (foxtrotellie) | Vintage Coro Owl Fur Clips (vintagestuff4sale) | Vintage Vendome Pearl and Crystal Necklace (coutequecoute) | Vintage 1920s Sequin Flapper Dress (heartnsoul1) | Vintage Harvey Berin Cocktail Dress (collezioni_prive) | Vintage Lanvin Silk Ruffle Blouse (09houseoflola) | Vintage Vibrant Raincoat (pennylanetradingcompany) | Vintage Whiting & Davis Clark Gable Enamel Purse (ellabruno) | (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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It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

I've recently been enamored with vintage mod home decor - clean lines, pops of color. Very chic! Swing by Vintspiration at Etsy to check out these items:

vintage mid century modern speckled 22kt gold vase

vintage 60s MODERN orange two piece CALIFORNIA POTTERY chip n dip

vintage 60s MOD flower ENGLAND tea TIN container

vintage 60s ZODIAC LEO blue and purple note cards

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Seamless Path to Vintage-Toronto Star Featured Article

SLV - Some Like it Vintage and me :-) were featured in the Toronto Star newspaper.

The star's article focuses on achieving the vintage look with reproductions - a growing industry that I have recently embraced. As vintage clothing becomes more and more trendy, this also leads to a diminishing of available stock. Not to mention the sizes for a modern woman are not always available. This has led me to think about how I offer my dresses. 

Every week I receive an email from someone saying how they "love that dress, but do you have it in my size? Can I let out the waist?". Sadly, the answer is often a no, so it led me to reproducing those particular dresses to fit today's lady.

I'm proud to announce I now offer vintage reproduction dresses in modern fabrics and modern sizes. Any one of our dresses can be reproduced - just choose the dress and send me your measurements! Dresses start at $150.

Don't worry, I still carry fabulous authentic vintage, and always will!

One shoulder 1950s Chiffon Wiggle Dress-Coming Soon!