Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wallflower Vintage Presents: Mad Men Season 5

Yesterday AMC unveiled their new Mad Men poster for season 5. I got right on the case and sifted through a lot of 'Maddict' discussions and it seems they either love it; expounding on its merits and deep meanings - and I quote:

"The male mannequin in the burgundy velvet cigar jacket and pajama pants with leather slippers is clearly imitating Hugh Heffner. The female model has her dress pooled around her feet. The sixties were the Playboy age and this shows the sexualization of women. It also shows the shift in advertising. Don once chastised Peggy for saying "sex sells" by telling her that people that think that way also think that monkeys can do what they do. He said that "the product is you, feeling something". Don is looking at his reflection in this "sex in advertising" scenario because he has more to do with it than he probably wants to admit, and now he has to look at himself and live with what he has created as part of the world of advertising."

or they hate it; the term 'creepy' appearing more than once.

For those of you who think it's a bit creepy - let us imagine Don admiring some beautiful fashions in the store windows of Fifth Avenue.

Which do you prefer?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Newly Listed Accessories from The Spectrum

We have recently listed some fabulous accessories in our Etsy shop!

Vintage accessories are a fun way to update any wardrobe. Here are a few shoes & purses we especially love. The platform shoes are classic examples from the 40s & the 70s & the 30s & 50s evening purses could have walked the red carpet at last night's Oscars.

Vintage 70s Platform Wedge Shoes Floral 6

Vintage 40s Red Lizard Platform Slingback Shoes 5 1/2 N

Vintage 30s Gold Mesh Whiting Davis Purse in Box

Vintage 50s Embroidered Peacock Reversible Clutch Purse

We also invite you to visit us on eBay!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wallflower Vintage Presents: Downton Abbey

Haven't heard of Downton Abbey? Living under a rock are you? So, run - don't walk to PBS Masterpiece. Pour some tea and catch up!

So, now that they're gone - let's talk, shall we? Who would have thought a drama set immediately following the sinking of the Titanic and set in post-Victorian, pre-Great War England would be so darn fascinating? Knock me over with a feather. When you make Saturday Night Live fodder - pop culture status has been obtained.

What else fascinates me is, of course, the period clothing. Can you say yummy? Check out Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess in layers of velvet and fur. Don't get me started on her hats...
The class distinctions are clear.
Edwardian Love.
Gloves! Dear me, I could drone on and on. Let me know why you love the show!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Reflections of Vintage - The 70s - Decade of Change

This week we're focusing on clothing and accessories from the 70s, an era of change that started with hippie bohemian, changing to polyester dresses and pantsuits in the mid-70s and ending with disco era fashions.

The members of the Reflections of Vintage sellers network have the perfect vintage 70s pieces for your consideration.

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

Catseye Vintage, has the perfect oversized necklace and a great novelty border print caftan listed in her Etsy shop:

Vintage 70s Brass Pendant Necklace Modernist Chunky Oversized Unsigned Beauty from CATSEYE VINTAGE


Vintage 70s Caftan Maxi Dress Purple and White Novelty Border Print from CATSEYE VINTAGE


Alley Cats Vintage on Ruby Lane has a wonderful corset maxi dress and many lovely day dresses, including this one:

Vintage 70s Maxi Corset Dress Black and Paisley by Gay Gibson B36 W25 from ALLEY CATS VINTAGE


Vintage 70s Dress Crystal Pleated Teal Leslie Fay B40 from ALLEY CATS VINTAGE


My Vintage Cocktail has several wonderful 70s items in her Etsy Shop, including a iconic pair of floral print bell bottom pants and a pair of sexy near mint strappy shoes in a difficult to find size 9:

Vintage 70s Wide Leg Bell Bottom or Palazzo Pants, Floral Print, Sz XS Sm from MY VINTAGE COCKTAIL


Vintage 70s Italian Strappy Platform Disco High Heel Sandals, Sz 9 N, Near Mint from MY VINTAGE COCKTAIL


Monday, February 20, 2012

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas begins on April 5th. Will you be dressed for it?
Check out Noble Savage Vintage's selections from the late 40's through the early 60's and prepare yourself to be drop dead gorgeous!  Stop by our shops on Ruby Lane and Etsy for your day and evening dress needs.  We also carry a nice selection of Vintage purses.

ca. 1950's Black Velveteen Dress with Bolero Jacket

1940's Floral Swing Dress with Jacket

ca. 1950's Sheer Nylon Floral Dress with Jacket

1950's Black Taffeta Party Dress with Gold Lurex Stripes

ca. 1950's Townley Sundress

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Dresses and Markdowns!

New this week at Couture Allure are more pretty dresses for spring.  AND we've taken major markdowns on all the items in our Sale Room!  Be sure to check our What's New pages for all the latest listings and our Sale pages for some fabulous bargains!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vintspiration: Spring Preview

Spring has sprung at my shop! I've been busy this weekend stocking my Etsy shop with a few preview items and offering 10% off for readers of The Vintage Bulletin from now until February 29, 2012 with coupon code VBULLETIN. Check out the recent listings:

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