Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vintage Fashion Guild Trunk Sale starts tomorrow!

Don’t miss the first ever VFG multi-member sale!


The sale starts Sunday May 1 and will run for just 5 days. Artfire has been chosen as the venue. Quite a few VFG members have permanent studios on Artfire - some are putting their entire studios on sale for this event.

All VFG members who are participating in this historic sale have pledged to price their sale items at least 20% below their usual and customary prices, and possibly more. I myself will have more 150 items on sale at discounts of 20-50%.

So plan to head over to Artfire tomorrow May 1 and search VFGTS. VFG has become known for their vintage expertise and ethical business practices. For 5 days in May, VFG will be synonymous with great vintage deals!

Friday, April 29, 2011

CLARK GABLE -- HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR AND MALE STYLE ICON

Hollywood superstar Clark Gable was one of the first influential male style icons.

One mention of his name immediately brings to mind thoughts of the well-dressed Southern gentleman with slick black hair and a mustache that he portrayed in his famous role of Rhett Butler in the 1939 film Gone With The Wind.


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However, Gable’s first major contribution to men’s style was in the 1934 film It Happened One Night, where he unbuttoned his dress shirt to reveal his bare chest, rather than the commonly worn undershirt. As a result, sales of men’s undershirts fell at least 75%, according to some reports.

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Additionally, Gable appeared in the 1953 African adventure film Mogambo wearing safari wear with epaulets & multiple pockets, a look which has remained in style since that time.


William Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio in 1901. He left school at age 14, working odd jobs until he married an ex-actress named Josephine Dillon in 1924 (she was 14 years his senior), who helped him train to become an actor.

They divorced in April 1930, and he married Maria Langham (17 years older than him) a year later and went to Hollywood with her in 1931.


Gable arrived in Hollywood at exactly the right time as the movies were looking for a new type of “man’s man” actor, which Gable definitely was. He was signed by MGM and immediately starting making movies, starring several times with Joan Crawford and Jean Harlow from 1931 to 1933.

Around this time he grew his trademark mustache and often wore suits with broad shoulders to emphasize his manly build.


Gable fell in love with the beautiful actress Carole Lombard in 1936 and married her in 1939, after he starred in Gone with the Wind.

In 1941, Ms. Lombard and her mother were killed in a plane crash while she was on a World War II fund raising tour. To honor his wife, Gable joined the Army Air Corps, and although he returned to acting after the war, his devil may care air was gone.


Gable married Sylvia Ashley (the widow of Douglas Fairbanks) in 1949 and divorced her in 1952
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In July 1955 he married Kathleen Williams Spreckles who gave birth to their son in March 1961.

Clark Gable died in November 1960, shortly after he finished filming his last movie, The Misfits, in which he starred with Marilyn Monroe. He was buried in the shrine he had built for Carol Lombard and her mother after they died.

He will never be forgotten, not only for his wonderful movies, but for his enduring influence on the world of men’s fashion.


Here's a few special items from the Reflections of Vintage Group.

Catseye Vintage on Etsy

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After Dark Vintage on Artfire

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My Vintage Cocktail on Etsy and Vintage Baubles Too on Artfire

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Thursday, April 28, 2011



United Kingdom

An estimated 1 - 2 Billon will be watching the Royal wedding tomorrow will you be one of them? I certainly will.










Wallflower Vintage Presents: The Royal Wedding

Look and feel like a princess in a gorgeous vintage 1950s formal dress from WallflowerVintage.

A royal affair would not be complete without a fine-feathered hat. WallflowerVintage has a fine selection of hats to fit your every whim.


The wedding day is finally here - the scones are in the oven, the clotted cream is clotting. The spotted dick is swimming in custard and the tea is brewing.

Raise a glass! Fairy Tales can come true. It's just a shame my invitation got lost in the mail.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring came....and went...

Here in the upper left corner of America ....Spring arrived with 2 warm sunny days and 1 sultry night....This happened right after tax day (the later date) and that was, if you do the math....almost 3 weeks after the official arrival of the Real Spring ...so says the calender. Rainy and windy today. sigh.
Before I break out the wild and crazy prints, I generally stick a sandalized toe out in the sun in a black dress. It seems to straddle the winter and The Sun Times just fine. Here's what's fresh...and black at funkomavintage.

60s Buttons and Bows big Polka Dot vintage dress


Polka Dot Ruffled sundress Black vintage dress



Sweet 1950s Cotton Eyelet black vintage dress



And the vintage sandals and shoes that go with!

40s style vintage Black White stripe peep toe shoes 6.5


vintage black Gladiator lace up sandals shoes 7.5

Wallflower Vintage Presents: When Mad Men Returns



Seductive silver brocade catapults this 1960s beauty into the twenty-first century. Only a few more months until the next season of Mad Men. Get ready with your own Mad Men themed summer party. Cocktail of choice? Martini, of course. Let Wallflower Vintage help you find the perfect outfit.

Noble Savage Vintage at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

Spring Has Sprung

What does that mean for Noble Savage Vintage? Well of course it means that we are busy collecting lots of new vintage inventory for the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show on April 29th and 30th. If you are in Manhattan, stop by Booth 19 and pay us a visit. We will be bringing most of the items you see in our shop on Ruby Lane as well as a lot of brand new inventory. Something for everyone!

Click on link for $5 Reduced admission


ca. 1910 Edwardian Lace and Netting Blouse
ca. 1910 Whiting and Davis Silver Mesh purse
ca. 1940's Floral Swing Dress with Jacket
ca. Edwardian White Pique Tuxedo Waistcoat
ca. 1950's Straw Porkpie Fedora

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sale at Dandelion Vintage - 20% off of all stock through 4/27



20% off of all stock at www.dandelionvintage.com

20% will be subtracted in the shopping cart. Sale items are included in the sale.
Discount does not apply to items that are already on hold.
Regular shipping charges apply.
Discount cannot be combined with other discounts or gift certificates.

Sale ends 4/27


Bye for now, Carol
http://www.dandelionvintage.com/

The Family Vintage

Hello:) Here are some new pieces just added to our store and modeled by one of our new models, Emily! Stay tuned for more new pieces to be added over the next few days and more new models over the next couple of weeks! 

70s Bohemian Chic Jumpsuit
70s Bell Bottom Jeans
80s Abstract Plunge Jumpsuit
60s High Waist Rockabilly Check Shorts
Silk Horse Head Vest
80s Reebok Spandex Pants

Make It a Vintage Mother's Day!

Mother's Day will soon be upon us, on May 8. In this country, people usually think Mother's Day began in the early 1900s, when Anna M. Jarvis began campaigning for the creation of an official holiday. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother's Day nationally, and declaring its observance on the second Sunday in May.

But Mother's Day has its roots in ancient celebrations of motherhood, which, rather than being human oriented, focused on symbolism, myth, and religion. The Egyptians' annual celebration of the goddess Isis, the "mother of the pharoahs," is one of the earliest recorded homages to motherhood. The Greeks honored Rhea, their mother of the gods. And the Romans celebrated the goddess Cybele, or "Magna Mater" (Great Mother). The Roman festival occurred in March, around the same time as the Greeks' celebration of Rhea. Among the Roman traditions were the eating of honey cakes and the sharing of flowers. Games and parades also marked the day. The celebration of Cybele was shared by many countries.

Later European celebrations of motherhood were in reference to the Christian Church and fell during Lent, on the fourth Sunday. Parishoners honored the church in which they were baptized (their "mother" church). "Mothering Day" became, in 17th-century England, a celebration of real mothers. Working women were given leave to visit their families, the Lenten fast was suspended for family feasts, and mothers were honored with cakes, flowers, and visits from children who lived at a distance.

When the Pilgrims settled in North America, they stopped celebrating Mothering Day, so there was no tradition in the United States of honoring mothers on a particular day of the year. But, in 1870, Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic, called for an international Mother's Day to celebrate peace and motherhood. Dismayed over the devastation of the Civil War, she called upon mothers to protest the killing of each others' sons. This "Howe's Mother's Day" was celebrated for about a decade, but eventually faded away. However, it planted the seed that would be fertilized by Anna M. Jarvis after the death of her own mother. Ironically, Ms. Jarvis would, in later years, become incensed by what she saw as the deplorable commercialization of the holiday she had devoted her life to seeing to fruition.

Today many countries across the globe celebrate the American version of Mother's Day, or one similar to it, while the English Mothering Day is now called by either name. It is, however, still celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. In all these countries, gift giving has become traditional.

Mother's Day gifts can be lavish or inexpensive, large or small, practical or just for fun! We think vintage items are wonderful gifts, either to give or to receive. Many moms enjoy the nostalgia that comes with a gift reminding them of their childhoods and their own mothers, while many appreciate the finer quality of yesterday's treasures. We have a few ideas for making Mother's Day a vintage one!




(Mother's Day information excerpted but not copied, in part, from www.mothersdaycentral.com and other resources.)