Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Summer Whites at Noble Savage Vintage

Summer is unofficially upon us, so what better time to share my Edwardian tea dresses and whites.  Cut in the finest lightweight lawns and batiste cottons and just dripping in lace and handwork, these romantic dresses are perfect for your Summer weddings and  lawn parties and are of course highly collectible and make beautiful display pieces.   These and others can be found at Noble Savage Vintage on Ruby Lane.

Edwardian Tea Dress with Lace and Embroidery

Edwardian Cotton Lawn Tea Dress with Lace and Embroidery

Edwardian Cotton Batiste Summer Dress with Lace Inserts

Edwardian Cotton Broderie Anglaise Skirt and Vest Set

Edwardian Chemical Lace Vest

Edwardian Cotton Organdy Cropped Jacket

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shifting Sizes by My Mom's Stuff at Etsy

The Fashion Industry is really messing with our minds.  I wear only two sizes larger than I did when I got married 25 years ago, yet, (sadly), I am 50 pounds heavier.  Something isn't right here. 

I sometimes hear that Marilyn Monroe wore a size 18!!!  It sounds SHOCKING and like a victory for curvy women everywhere - that somehow, the sex symbol of a generation was a plus-sized woman.  However, at that time, a size 18 was a woman with a 30 inch waist.  Hardly a plus-size.  Marilyn Monroe would have worn essentially a size 10 today.  

Check out this pattern that we just recently sold.  The sizing is very different than the sizes of today.  I have several more I will be adding to my Etsy shop in the coming days.  Meanwhile, we women are happily wearing much "smaller" sizes (smaller numbers, really) than our mothers and grandmothers did.  And, it seems the higher priced the store, the lower that number is.  At some stores, I wear the "same" size I did in my youth.  It's just a little crazy.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A 1935 Wedding

I had posted this picture on my Pinterest Board under "Collecting Family Weddings" and I found it received a tremendous response and Likes, so I thought I would share it with all the vintage lovers on the Vintage Bulletin Board. This is my mother as a bridesmaid in Selkirk Manitoba in 1935 and the original cardboard frame remains with the picture.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's New at Noble Savage Vintage

Wondering what's new to Noble Savage Vintage.  Here's a sneak preview of a few of the diverse  vintage treasures added to the shop on Ruby Lane.  

Are you well suited for these fabulous 1940's ladies suits in softy Springy colors?  

Add a little bit of glamour to your night time wardrobe in this Lady Leonora Night gown

How to obtain that fabulous flapper figure?  Try on this Lady-Lyke Corset.

Treat yourself to this Luxurious Silk Dynasty House robe or better yet, rock this as a stunning evening jacket.  

Who doesn't need a fabulous wool Ski suit from the Golden Age of skiing?

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


A ton of new clothing, especially vintage dresses, have been added at PGV.

From the 1930's to 1970's and everything in between. We still have at least 10 more to add so check the NEW ARRIVALS page to see them all.

Vintage Floral Dresses at just added

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Flapper and an Art Deco Pin

1919/1920's Fashion Photograph.
I recently listed this Amazing Art Deco style pin which I thought at first was from the early 20's. I instantly fell for it, the enamel deco flowers and trumpet closure.  Doing research online in fashion photographs something caught me eye.  The flapper has something pinned on her cloche that looks very familiar.  Maybe it is the visual anthropologist in me, but I became intrigued.  Whether the same pin or maker, at the very least this photograph illustrates how to wear such a pin.

The clear enamel covering on these is a little thick so that is the first key to start thinking reproduction, Pierre Bex used rhinestones, this pin I believe has a kind of foil inside to give it a rhinestone look.

However, this style of pin was reproduced by french design company Pierre Bex in the 60s-80s and one or two other makers from the 80s-90s.  With this in mind I contacted Pierre Bex who have stated it is not one of theirs.  Probably an 80s remake.  This illustrates the importance of research and knowing that Pierre Bex used original mold to reproduce these pins.  His pins are collectible due to their quality and the fact they used the originals.

This is their description via their website-Pierre Bex

All PIERRE BEX items were made in France from 1969 until the end of the 80'. 

Each piece is handmade in France from original stampings,
the jewellery is then silverplated with an antic finish, nickel free warranty,
and is then enamelled and set with crystal rhinestones. 

Read more about the pin and photograph at: Sarara Vintage.  Pages and pages of text have been written defining art deco design. This pin design does that without saying a word. Check out for the pin. 

Antique Art Deco, circa 1920's pin. Sarara Vintage

Trumpet closure. Sarara Vintage.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Couture Allure Sale - 20% All Purchases Today Only!

Ends at midnight Eastern time tonight!  Take 20% off any purchase today at Couture Allure.  Sale includes all items on the site, even the newest listings and markdowns!  Simply enter coupon code "may20" at checkout and the discount will automatically be applied.  Discount does not apply to shipping cost or previous purchases.  Go shop!  Go save!

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Spring Vintage From Noble Savage Vintage

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner.  Festival season is upon us and vintage fashion has never been hotter.  Check out some of the new arrivals to Noble Savage Vintage on Etsy and at Ruby Lane for your Spring/ Summer Vintage Clothing needs.  

 Going to a Jazz Age of Gatsby party this Spring/ Summer?  

Enjoy the light rustle of this crisp silk taffeta while dancing the Charleston on a breezy summer day.

This light weight cotton voile dress with blue polka dots will keep you cool and fashionable on those hot summer days.  

 Summer nights can get cool.  Bring along this fabulous hand embroidered cotton voile peasant blouse for those cool evenings.  So versatile, this looks amazing with jeans, skirts, shorts and layered over dresses.

 Great for day and nighttime.  You will swing the night away in this classic 1940's dress with a peek-a-boo contrast gore hidden inside the center front pleat.

 The perfect pink plaid dress for your picnic in the park.  This is a Hattie Leeds dress in a Dan River yarn dye plaid.  

This may be the perfect gingham plaid dress in turq for that picnic in the park.  This cotton dress is by the Montgomery Wards of yesteryear.  

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