Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chelsea Girl Online Open for Business

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.

Please check out the website:

Also like us on Facebook (where we'll be posting discounts, sales and preview items):
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Thanks! Elisa

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Vintage and a Cyber Monday Sale at Noble Savage Vintage

Don't miss out on the Cyber Monday Sale at Noble Savage Vintage on Ruby Lane. The entire shop is 25% off, including new items such as the lovelies below. We also have men's.

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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Olga Nightgowns And Vintage Lingerie

Olga Nightgowns and Vintage Lingerie.

 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!

SweetCherry Vintage Lingerie eBay Store

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Dior & the LBD From Vintage Seeekers

“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

Wallflower Vintage Presents: Quality

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

Free Shipping at Couture Allure!

Happy Holidays from Couture Allure!


As a special thank you, we're happy to offer free standard shipping worldwide through Saturday, December 3.  Use coupon code "freeship" at checkout and your shipping cost will be automatically deducted! 

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

 I know that I blogged this luscious shawl when I had it listed, but it's been a couple of years ago and I can't find it now.  Soooooooo  I really think it bears repeating, since I have found the crochet pattern to make this lovely.  That was the question I received numerous times while I had it listed, and before it went to a new and loving home.

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. Sale in Progress

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.

Happy Shopping!

1971 Revisited -- The Hippie Peasant Dress

When I found this pattern in my stash the other day it brought back so many memories......   The summer and fall of 1971.  I had this dress and wore it to death....literally, until it was a rag.  

It was so comfortable and appropriate to wear anywhere at anytime of the day. 


Simplicity 9354 Young Contemporary Fashion

This was another favorite of mine that year.  Both the long and short version.  Perfect as a cover up for the pool or beach or to wear anywhere.

Simplicity 9415 Super Jiffy Wrap Dress

As a matter of fact I think I just might need to make both of these to wear next summer.  Think I can pull it off again?  LOL

Friday, November 25, 2011

Dandelion Vintage 14th Anniversary Sale! 25% off of all stock thru 12/3

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

Happy Holidays from the Vintage Reflections Group. While everyone is preparing for a joyous holiday season with family and friends we have decided to present a selection of vintage items to aid in those holiday festivities. 

First from Vintage Baubles Too on ArtFire

Vintage 40s 50s Paisley Shirtwaist Rayon Dress, Lg XL, Cay Artley


Vintage 50s 60s Kelly Bag Snakeskin Embossed Purse Handbag


Next is Catseye Vintage on Etsy.......

Vintage 50s Cocktail Half Apron DEADSTOCK in White Organdy Chiffon with Orange Floral Trim 1950s NWOT


Vintage 50s Party Dress Shirtdress 1950s Circle Skirt in Green and Black Stripes Taffeta Size M to L


From Alley Cats Vintage on Ruby Lane......

Vintage 1950s 50s Hat Red Plaid Taffeta Cuffed Profile


Vintage 1940s 40 Pajamas Miss Swank Mint Green Silk Sz 34


Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday time and please don't forget our furry friends.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Inspirational Antique Clothing and Accessories

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.

  *The first is a Georgian Hair necklace with a cross pendant.
  *The second is a lovely cotton batiste two piece dress, (a waist and skirt).  Fabulous for a wedding.
  *The two pigeon bodices are both Edwardian and in remarkable condition.  
  *The fifth is a fabulous beaded Edwardian capelet. (One of my personal favorites.) 
  *Last but not least is a wonderful Edwardian dress with outstanding embroidered lace and beading details.  

All are available for purchase at the shop on Ruby Lane.  Click on the photos more details.

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