Thursday, December 9, 2010

it was christmas eve, babe, in the drunk tank

The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" is one of my favorite songs. It reminds me of being in New York with friends, in a warm bar while it snows outside. Which, in my opinion, is about as good as it gets. (I just learned via Google that Kirsty MacColl, who sings this song with Shane MacGowan, was killed while diving in Mexico in 2000. I had no idea! So sad.)

This shop preview is full of pretty party dresses and warm and cozy sweaters and coats, perfect for the Queen of New York City to wear while kissing on the corner and dancing through the night to swinging Sinatra.

Just stay out of the drunk tank, okay?

1950s deep forest green velvet party dress, by Anne Fogarty.

1950s wool reindeer sweater, by Lord Jeff.

1960s ivory waffle weave dolly dress, by Gay Gibson.

1960s blue striped blouse, by Haymaker.

Seafoam satin brocade cocktail dress.

1950s black silk shantung evening coat, by Cari Collette.

1960s red tartan wool schoolgirl jumper, from Juniorite Saks Fifth Avenue.

1950s mustard wool knit blouse, by Rojay.

1960s black cocktail dress with marabou trim, by Carol Craig.

1980s cozy cream grandpa cardigan.

1970s monkish rust Ultrasuede dress, by Skinner.

Wool plaid hooded poncho.

1960s wiggle cocktail dress with lacy sleeves and bow at neck.

1950s avocado angora/lambwool blend cardigan, by Darlene.

1960s popcorn print dress, by David Crystal.

1980s Halston logo print secretary blouse.

1950s teal print dress and jacket outfit, by Westover.

Heathered cocoa wool princess coat.

1950s black linen schoolgirl dress with portrait collar and bow at neck.

1970s flower-embroidered sweater.

1960s floral print on black dress, by Jerell of Texas.

1950s red floral print cardigan.

1960s rose wool two-piece outfit, by Mr. Mort.

1940s velvet beaded jacket, by Bernetti.



  1. I love all the sweaters, I'm really into sweaters right now. That cream cardigan is my favorite!

  2. Love the grandpa sweater, I am a real sucker for those :)

  3. I adore Kirsty MacColl but, unfortunately, when I listen to her music I too often visualize the details of her horrible and very sad death.

  4. that last jacket just made my eyes perk right up - so amazing! also, i love that green cardigan, can't miss with that one!

  5. wow, that's a bunch of super vintage cuteness! and yes the Pogues always cheer me. I love the Irish. great models for living and getting thru. But this year, I'm just getting drunk in a tank top...safer that way.

  6. Oh, how lovely! I miss my vintage clothes so much, I didn't take much of it to France.. Luckily I'm going home for Christmas so I can take all my 50s dresses here. :--)


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