Friday, March 23, 2012
In my first post here, I wanted to share a really cool find from a collection in New Jersey. I had never seen a pair of shoes by Maginel Wright Barney, so when I came across a pair marked with a simple tag inside reading Maganela I was perplexed. After some research including the participation of vintage fashion guilders- I was led to her name and history. Maginel was Frank Lloyd Wright's sister and a known illustrator in her own right. However, she became a successful designer as well. Her first attempts at fashion came when she started crafting fleece-lined felt slippers all handmade for relatives or friends. In New York around the 1940's-50's she started using the tag Maganela and embellishing Capezio shoes herself.
Posted by Sarara Vintage at 3/23/2012 03:56:00 PM