Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vintage Poodles & Scottie Dogs

Each era seems to have had a fascination with a particular animal i think poodles were  very popular in the 1960's and were regularly featured on buttons knitting patterns etc.
These poodle buttons are so sweet i did have a couple of sets in blue but they sold pretty quickly but don't despair i have 6 sets of the yellow version for sale at my ebid store Henrietta's Vintage



The Scottie Dog was popular in the 1940's and was  featured in a  myriad of items including Buttons, Clothes, Ornaments, Brooches/Pins, pendants, Greetings Cards, adverts, and even a monopoly playing  piece. Famous Scottie dog owners include Franklin Roosevelt, George W Bush, Queen Victoria, Eva Braun, Dwight D Eisenhower, Rudyard Kipling, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Tatum O' Neal.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Dot, Dot, Dot...

Polka dots!
Dot
Polka Dots!
vintage 80s black and white polka dot mini sailor collar dress s m by vintspiration
vintage 80s black and white polka dot mini sailor collar dress s m by vintspiration
 
vintage pretty in pink polka dot dress s m by vintspiration
vintage pretty in pink polka dot dress s m by vintspiration

1940s Designer Dress / 40s New Look / Jonathan Logan / Winter by Vintagephilosophy
1940s Designer Dress / 40s New Look / Jonathan Logan / Winter by Vintagephilosophy
Vintage polka dot pumps / eighties - do - fifties canvas high heels with red polka dots / Size 8 by PrettyOldGoods
Vintage polka dot pumps / eighties – do – fifties canvas high heels with red polka dots / Size 8 by PrettyOldGoods
1950s Polka Dot Wiggle Dress / 50s Wool Sweater Dress by FemaleHysteria
1950s Polka Dot Wiggle Dress / 50s Wool Sweater Dress by FemaleHysteria
xo
Justine
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Vintage Hosiery

It's finally starting to feel like fall here in New York, which means I can no longer stand the cold wind on my bare legs. That means I'm digging into my big collection of tights, thigh highs and stockings to stay warm under my clothes. Most of my hosiery is modern but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to choose from or get inspired by when it comes to the vintage stuff. But first, a breakdown of the different types of hosiery:
Lili St. Cyr lets you pick all kinds of sexy pieces via


Thigh highs (also called hold-ups or stay-ups) come up to the thigh and stay up with the help of a silicon band. You don't wear a garter belt with this style, and you have to be careful not to lotion where the band will sit, otherwise they won't stay up. Thigh highs were first used in the 60s.

Colors! via

Pantyhose or tights are the ones that go all the way up like pants. With skirts getting shorter and shorter, women in the 60s starting wearing these a lot more than stockings. The colors got really fun then, which I love.


Anatomy of a stocking via

And last but not least, stockings. This is where it all started. You need a garter belt for these. In the 20s, women scandalized their elders by wearing sheer silk stockings that drew attention to their legs. They had people wondering, "OMG, are her legs bare?" Scandalous, indeed. In 1939, nylon was introduced at the World's Fair, making stockings cheaper and more delicate. In the late 30s and into the 40s, fully-fashioned stockings had the seams because they had to be closed in the back. In the late 40s and into the 50s, manufacturers were able to make them on round needles and make the parts that received the most stress stronger. That was the birth of the reinforced heel and toe (RHT) stocking. A lot of stockings you find today have a seam but aren't full fashioned, meaning the seam is just for decoration, not for actually putting the stocking together.


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The different types of heels on seamed or fully fashioned stockings via

I love that even before the 60s, it wasn't all about plain nude hosiery. Even with just an embellished heel, there's so much added visual interest, making you quite a sight when you're walking away.

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I was shocked to even seen an ad for polka dot stockings. I will definitely be looking for some this season.

There's so much inspiration out there when it comes to fun things to wear under skirts and dresses. What are your favorite hosiery patterns? Desiree runs the vintage fashion and lifestyle blog Pop-o-matic Deluxe. She tweets at @itsdlovely. Stop by and say hello!.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Noble Savage Vintage at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

If you love vintage fashion and will be in the New York City area on October 25th and 26th, you will not want to miss the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.  This fabulous vintage clothing extravaganza features 90 vintage clothing vendors with a variety of designers, periods and styles.  
Noble Savage Vintage will once again be showing our best pieces from Victorian through the 1970's.  
I hope to see you you there.  
Booth: 18 (first full aisle close to the dressing rooms)
METROPOLITAN PAVILION 125 WEST 18TH STREET (BETWEEN 6TH & 7TH AVES)
FRIDAY
OCT 25TH 2013
1:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
&
SATURDAY
OCT 26TH 2013
11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
$20 AT THE DOOR / $15 ONLINE
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show
I hope you enjoy this preview of a few pieces that will make their debut at the show.  Can't wait for the show?  Stop by Noble Savage Vintage on Ruby Lane and Noble Savage Vintage  on Etsy to get your vintage fashion fix.  
1920's Silk Evening Gown
1920's Silk Evening Gown
Late Teen's Day Dress
Late Teen's Day Dress
1930's Lace Bias Cut Dress
1930's Lace Bias Cut Dress
Late Victorian Overdress
Late Victorian Overdress
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Let Jewelry Dress Up Your Clothes

Autumn has arrived and the holidays are fast approaching.  What could compliment an outfit better than a little bit of vintage bling?

How about a sparkling bib choker or a festive silver bracelet?  Fun and funny animal pins always add a touch of whimsy, while a piece of delicate Victoriana may be just the needed accent to complete your elegant look.

So be sure to stop by the Metro Retro Vintage shop for a fun selection of vintage jewelry this season.  You're sure to find something you'll like.

Vintage Rhinestone Bib Cocktail Necklace



Vintage Jose Federico Guilloche Enameled Frog Brooch



Vintage Norwegian 830 Solje Bridal Brooch



Vintage Margot de Taxco Sterling & Turquoise Enameled Bracelet