Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Chelsea Girl Vintage in SoHo is now offering our fabulous vintage items for sale online. Our selection is modern and stylish and we have a whole page devoted to explaining why wearing vintage is good for the environment.
My best friend David and I appear on the #1 Sundance series "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" and we're negotiating a new series that focuses on how we resource the clothing we sell at Chelsea Girl.
Here's one item we're offering: an rare, early (50s) Pauline Trigere tweed coat.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Looking for a slightly more modern vintage goody? Check out my Etsy shop, which is full of vintage clothing and accessories for men and women from the 60's- the 80's.
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It is hard to believe that the Olga Company, one of the most sought after brands in vintage (and modern) lingerie, began with a measly $10 in the 1940's and reached volume sales of $67 million. Well the Olga behind Olga made it happen with her incredible undergarment designs and dedication to making women feel ultra feminine and beautiful. Olga, ultra romantic. Olga, ultra beautiful. What more could a woman want or desire. Olga, queen of lingerie, she reigns!
A welcome addition to your finer lingerie boudoir. Be sure to shop my online store for more vintage lingerie and vintage fashion at Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie.
And..if you are looking for Olga nightgowns, I have plenty of those too!
|"Vintage Style, Vintage Inspired" Nightgown, very much like that styled like Olga gowns.|
Presenting a "Vintage Style, Vintage Inspired" Nightgown, very much like that styled like Olga nightgowns. This gown is not vintage, but made in a vintage style spandex form-fit bodice body-silk.
|Olga nightgown original. Twist ruched bodice with shorter matching Olga robe.|
|Olga nightgown original in burgundy. Classic full sweep style.|
|Olga nightgown original. in peach with matching peach chiffon JC Penney robe.|
|Olga nightgown original. Pink lace swirl full sweep RARE nightgown.|
|Olga nightgown original. Pink with long sleeves. Ultra rare!|
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“You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it to almost any occasion. A little black frock is essential to a woman’s wardrobe.” ‘Christian Dior’, 1954
A fashion stalwart and sartorial blank canvas, the LBD’s eminent versatility has seen it adapted and reincarnated subject to the popular silhouettes and trends of the time. This exclusive display of LBDs charts the evolution of the iconic garment within one illustrious fashion house – Dior.
Although Coco Chanel is credited as the original 20th century pioneer of the LBD – she wore a slash-necked crepe-de-chine number on the front cover of Vogue in 1926 – Christian Dior resurrected the garment in the post-war years as part of his legendary ‘New Look’ collection of 1947 and it became an integral part of his Maison’s repertoire.
The first dress in the display showcases all the hallmarks of the New Look: the nipped-in, internally boned waist and full skirt reconstructs an hourglass silhouette, while generous quantities of luxurious fabric marks a return to glamour and femininity after years of wartime austerity. Dior’s inspiration here is the notion of woman as a flower, with the delicate, sculpted torso as the stamen poised above many-layered ‘petals’ of skirting.
Next we have a transitional piece from the mid 50s, which still references the New Look silhouette with its neat waistline but simultaneously looks towards the future of slinkier LBDs. Created under license for the wealthy tourist market in North Africa, it was produced for Dior Casablanca.
After Christian Dior’s death in 1957, the 21-year-old Yves Saint Laurent was promoted from Head Assistant to Artistic Director. His first few collections, which retained Dior’s scrupulous attention to detail and perfect proportions yet rendered them lighter and more wearable, saw him feted as a natural and worthy heir to his mentor. This 1959 velvet dress epitomises Saint Laurent’s characteristic dynamism and sculptural approach to tailoring, pairing contrasting textures and an unconventional bandeau bust line.
It’s hard to believe that such creations were not well received, but by the end of the decade Saint Laurent’s designs had supposedly become too daringly avant-garde, influenced by the Beat Look popular in Left Bank cafés and jazz clubs. In late 1960, Dior bosses ousted him in favour of Marc Bohan.
If Dior was the mature designer who led by example and YSL pushed the boundaries, then Bohan was the most commercial. He picked up on the modernist heritage of the label, channelling Dior’s original recipe for style with the exaggerated hourglass silhouette, yet disarticulated this so as to incorporate what the public wanted and reacted to the work of his contemporaries, particularly Balenciaga, Mary Quant and André Courrèges. The dramatic slit neckline and cap sleeves in the final dress in our display show the masterful balance he managed to strike between tradition and modernity.Three designers, four dresses, ten years of Dior heritage – here is the evolution of a modern classic before our eyes.
All dresses are available on Vintage Seekers
What do you see when you look at this dress? DETAILS! A beautifully tailored dress from the 1950s looks as classic today as it did when Marilyn wore it those many years ago. Wearing vintage does not mean looking like you walked out of the past - it's about style and attitude. Looking trendy and fresh. Quality never goes out of style.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Note: Some U.S. orders will ship via First Class Mail or Parcel Post instead of Priority Mail during this promotion. Please allow extra time for delivery.
Free shipping is limited to First Class International Mail for international orders. International orders that must ship via Global Priority or Global Express Mail are excluded from this offer.
Offer does not apply to previous orders and expires at midnight Eastern time on Saturday, December 3.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
|Shaggy Faux Fur Shawl to Crochet|
As you can see, the one I had wasn't quite as shaggy and fluffy as the one in the photo, but that is due to the type yarn that was used. I do believe that the maker can do what they wish and have it extremely full or less so.
We're having a sale at Lucitebox. Take 30% off your entire purchase! No items are excluded--everything is on sale.
Use the coupon code TGIVING at checkout.
International buyers: the discount will appear on your invoice. Once you've reserved items for purchase, we'll deduct 30% off your order and send you an invoice with the shipping charges.
|Simplicity 9354 Young Contemporary Fashion|
|Simplicity 9415 Super Jiffy Wrap Dress|
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Dandelion Vintage website has been online for 14 years, can you believe it? Some of you fabulous vintage lovers have been around here for a long time and I thank you so much for sticking with me!
Please take advantage of the sale -
25% off of all stock - now through December 3rd
The discount will be subtracted in the shopping cart.
Discount does not apply to items already on hold.
Cannot be combined with other offers or gift certificates.
Regular shipping charges apply.
There won't be an update this Monday during the sale, but the following Monday I'll have some great 1940s dresses and lingerie, along with some Edwardian Whites. I recently bought about 40 pieces from vintage clothing auctions, and I just bought 13 cute 1950s hats yesterday - so there will be some goodies coming up in the next weeks.
Take care & Bye for now, Carol
Vintage 50s Cocktail Half Apron DEADSTOCK in White Organdy Chiffon with Orange Floral Trim 1950s NWOT
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Noble Savage Vintage loves antique clothing as well as vintage. While some can be gently worn from time to time without too much concern, they really make lovely decorative collectible items for the home or shop. The details and craftsmanship are both unmatched in most of todays clothing and can be quite inspirational as well. I don't believe I've shared my collectible pieces in a while and with the Holidays coming I thought this might be a fun time. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.