Sunday, October 30, 2011
Now that Autumn is officially here, it won't be long before it's time to wear warm and cozy sweater knits.
The members of the Reflections of Vintage seller's network have the perfect sweaters - pullover sweaters, cardigan sweaters, a fabulous hat, a cute skirt and sweater set and and a fabulous knit dress for your consideration.
Please visit our shops to see more beautiful vintage clothes and accessories!
Catseye Vintage has been busy listing several vintage cashmere and angora sweaters, including a hand screenprint angora blend cardigan by Darlene, an angora blend cocoa brown pullover sweater with intarsia embellishment and a Dalton cashmere cardigan sweater:
Vintage 50s Darlene Cardigan Sweater - Floral Hand Screenprint - Angora Blend - Blue Roses on Green - Size XS to S from CATSEYE VINTAGE
Alley Cats Vintage on Ruby Lane has a wonderful knit turban hat, a stunning mod knit dress and a cozy skirt and sweater set:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
What are you dressing up as for Halloween? If you are incorporating actual vintage clothing or just dressing up as someone from another era, we want to see your costume! Send me a photo of you in your Halloween costume and I'll post it here on the Couture Allure blog and Facebook fan page for all to enjoy. The winner will be chosen by random drawing on Friday, November 4. The winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to use at Couture Allure!
5. Winner will be chosen by random drawing on Friday, November 4. Winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to be used toward any purchase at Couture Allure. Gift certificate cannot be redeemed for cash and must be used by April 1, 2012. Item(s) purchased with the gift certificate cannot be returned.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
We'd like to introduce you to Emma. She's the new manager here at Posh Girl Vintage.
She started out as the talent behind Posh Girls new web site makeover heading up all the art work as well as the website coding and shopping improvements. She has since decided to take over running Posh Girl after falling in love with vintage fashion and of course our great collection we have here. Brigitte had to step down due to health issues so Emma was the perfect fit. So much love and passion for well made vintage clothing has gone into Posh Girl Vintage, we didn't want just anyone taking over. Emma could not be a better choice!
Emma's background is art, mostly graphic design & photography. She hails from Oklahoma where she went to school, but has also lived & studied in New York, San Francisco, and a brief stint in Vegas working as a black jack dealer.
Photography, art museums, and fashion are her main obsessions along with her little weenie dog Mildred.
She'll be handling all the customer service from now on so if you have any questions please feel free to email her.
- FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $99.00
- Enter code: FREESHIP in the discount coupon box at checkout
- Sale ends NOV. 8th 2011
- USA orders only - Foreign orders get a discount!
- See What's New page for details
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Everyone knows wool, right? But does everyone realize the amazing variety of wools and weaves there are out there? Like silk, wool is incredibly versatile. It can be woven, knitted, or felted; finely or coarsely woven; made in winter or summer weights; etc. It can be made from the coats of not only sheep and lambs, but goats, camel, alpaca, llama, and more. Tweeds, worsteds, twills and gabardines, bouclés.... No wonder wool is one of my favorite fibers!
One would have to write a book to cover all the ways wool can be utilized, so I'll hit just a few common ones.
"Nubby" or rough woolens, typically thought of for outerwear, winter suits, and heavier winter dresses. Two specific weaves that come to mind are tweed and bouclé. A tweed weave is a rough-surfaced wool woven in two or more colors, often in a checked or plaid pattern, but can have a flecked or heathered look. You can usually see the warp and weft yarns pretty clearly in a tweed. The Harris tweeds of Scotland are probably the most well-known ones, but they are produced in other countries as well.
Bouclé is a very nubby fabric woven with tightly looped yarns, often found in winter coats and jackets. The loops can be very short or long, so bouclé doesn't always look the same from garment to garment and can be used in formal or casual looks.
"Suiting" wools, which are smoother and sometimes not easy to recognize as wool. Probably the most familiar of these are the twills and gabardines--weaves with easily visible diagonal lines and with a tighter, finer finish than the woolens. These are often found in mid-weight mens' and ladies' suits and overcoats, although they can vary from heavy to light. Worsted wool is probably what most people visualize when they think of suits, even if they don't know the term. This weave is created using a tightly twisted yarn with smooth finish. The short, "hairy" fibers are combed out of, so that it loses its woolen look. It may not "look" like wool, but when you feel it, you can usually tell that it is. Then we have tropical wool, which is a worsted, but is very plainly woven, very lightweight, and airy--excellent for suits and dresses worn in the spring and summer or in, aptly, tropical climates.
The last wool I'll tackle is knitted wool. While everyone is familiar with loosely woven, bulkier sweater knits, many finer knits are used in apparel. Tops, jackets, skirts, and dresses can be made from these knits. These are lighter in weight than a typical sweater knit, more tightly knitted, and with a much smoother finish. They drape nicely and can be lined or unlined, and be found as a single-knit fabric such as jersey, or in double knits.
Today, the sellers of Reflections of Vintage present some of our season-timely wool fashions!
A Vintage 60s Pinup Sweater, Designer, Wool Knit, OOAK, XS, Sm, Med
And this fluffy Vintage 50s 60s Designer Mohair Sweater Cardigan, Sm Med, MINT NOS Deadstock
Vintage Baubles Too offers this Vintage 50s 1950s Swing Coat Car Coat Turquoise Boucle Wool Sm Med
From Alley Cats Vintage, we have a Vintage Hat Gray Wool Stetson Fedora
This adorable Vintage Handbag Purse Black Wool Small
And this worsted-wool Vintage Suit 1940s 1950s Glenhaven Blue Tweed Nipped Waist B34 Size Small Military Inspired
Catseye Vintage presents this Vintage Cardigan Sweater / Angora Blend / 1960s 60s / Hand Beaded / Glass Beads / Peach / Size L
A Vintage 50s Suit / 1950s / Skirt Suit / Fur Collar / Mink / Wool Gabardine / Navy Blue / Youthcraft / Size XS
And this sophisticated suit-weight Vintage 60s Dress / Shirtdress / Coat Dress / 1960s / Grey / Gray / I Magnin / Georgette Trilere / Size S / US Shipping Included
|1960s Christian Dior silk suit|
|1960s Bernetti beaded dress|
|1960s Bergdorf Goodman mink coat|
|1950s cashmere sweater with fox fur collar|
|1950s jacquard full skirt dress|
|1960s Valentina silk scarf|
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Vintage 1970s Eva Gabor Look by Estevez Black Gown Size 12 B30 W26 H44 Keep checking back for more fabulous vintage fashion at
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
A Miss Kay Bunker asks the LHJ editors how to pack and serve a divine home-cooked meal for a housebound friend. The editors wasted no time finding a deserving shut-in to pamper with Miss Bunker's sweet treats. Oh, and why not dress in a Little Red Riding Hood get-up to get his mind off the "does it hurt" routine. (Seriously, I just quoted that from the article.)
The best part (it gets better than that?) She is invited into his bedroom-office to partake in dinner on his circular bed. I couldn't even make this up.
So, dear readers, sit back and enjoy a bit of 1967.
So, if you're looking to show up as Clara Barton, wear this.
Or, if you think you'll enjoy a bit of Sherwood in your forest , eh, well um get this.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Iconic Vogue Model Jean Patchett.
You may not know her by name, but Jean was (in my mind) the first real super model. In fact, the October 1950 issue of Vogue featured Jean on almost every page of the feature section. In this particular issue she had five full page illustrations, four partial page illustrations and four advertisements!
If you want to know more about Jean Patchett, please go to this amazing website lovingly put together by her daughter and cousin. It is a lovely tribute to Jean. And the photos are simply breathtaking.