Friday, September 26, 2014

shop accessories update: boots, clogs, and heels

Today's shop preview is pretty simple:  boots, clogs, or heels?  Whichever you prefer, it's here!  Oh, and there are also a couple bags and a nice pair of 1950s gloves.

These will begin appearing in the shop today!

1970s woven leather peeptoe sandals.

Mod metallic silver slingback heels, by Fascinators.

Black leather Justin boots.

1970s leather and wood clogs by Crawdads.

1950s colorful lacy kitten heels by DeLiso Debs.

1970s leather and wood clogs.

Brown leather lace up Laredo roper boots.

1980s wine red suede Pappagallo buckle shoes.

1970s metallic silver high heels by Palizzio.

Black leather Tony Lama boots.

1970s oxblood leather wedge oxfords, by Thom McAn.

1950s rainbow ribbon stripe pumps, by DeLiso Debs.

1970s black satin purse with flower clasp and gold chain shoulder strap, by Franco Bellini for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Vintage hand tooled leather and suede bag, by Jo-O-Kay.

1950s tan cotton gloves, by Van Raalte.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

shop preview: all the decades (almost)!

This week's shop preview is rich with textures from crepe to mohair, intricate embroidery, and hues from pale pastel to bright primary.  And it includes something from every decade from the 1920s to the 1970s (except the 1930s--drat!).  All items begin arriving in the shop tomorrow.

Floral embroidered Tea in Tangier dress, by Hornburg for Calypso.

1970s oatmeal tweed midi skirt with pockets, by The Villager.

1940s pink crochet knit dress.

1960s mod exploding flower knit top, by Zio.

1970s sheer dark floral bohemian dress.

1970s does 1940s salt and pepper knit top.

1920s ecru crepe wrap dress with lots of pintucks and open embroidered circles at the hems.

1960s striped mustard mohair open turtleneck sweater with drawstring waist, by Alex Colman.

1950s gold-painted paisley print dress with scalloped collar and pockets.

1950s blue and green plaid Pendleton pleat front skirt.

1950s brown and olive plaid dress with Peter Pan collar.

1950s black Forstmann wool coat with mink collar, styled by Fleetwood.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

shop preview: masterpiece prints, wool, and Harris tweed

This week's shop preview has a number of lovely prints, which naturally brought to mind a few artists:  Matisse, Pollock, and Haring.  And for those of you looking to warm up your wardrobes for autumn and winter, the cozy wool knits and Harris tweeds are starting to make their way to the shop, too--including some classic men's jackets.

All items begin arriving in the shop starting today.

1960s silk Matisse Rose print dress.

Blue honeycomb knit sweater with lace collar.

1930s print rayon dress with belt.

1970s sheer chiffon floral print blouse.

1960s Pollock brushstroke print dress with linen collar by Carol Brent.

1980s Haring print wide neck t-shirt.

1940s coral wool chenille knit belted sweater and skirt set by Lofties.

1950s lipstick red Orlon sweater with bow.

1950s The Botanist fruit and leaf print dress with chartreuse leaf pocket and piping by Princess Peggy.

1970s plum plaid wool women's blazer.

1940s apple print dress and jacket set.

Hand knit wool whale sweater vest.

Men's herringbone wool Harris tweed jacket.

Men's light brown Harris tweed jacket.

1960s red and black checked wool Hudson's Bay jacket.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

i spy: dark forests, fairy tales, and a young beauty queen

Lots of drama and darkness catching my eye this last month (as always, really).  I can totally picture someone running through the forest in that Dior dress, pursued by something frightening!  I guess I'm getting in the mood for autumn.

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clockwise from top left:
*Actor Rudolf Rittner in costume for Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen, Part II, 1924.  The set and costume design were inspired by Carl Otto Czeschka's Die Nibelungen book illustrations. | Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr
*Beautiful stormy photograph of San Francisco's Cliff House, ca. 1900. | Wikipedia (and more incredible Cliff House photographs here)
*A lovely found photo of Geneva, who went to the World's Fair as a beauty competition contestant, ca 1933. | The Wayfaring Dreamer on Flickr
*Dress by Mme. Eta Hentz, spring/summer 1944. | Metropolitan Museam of Art
*Still Life with Bouquet of Flowers and Plums by Rachel Ruysch, 1704. | Wikipedia

*Cocktail dress by Yves St. Laurent for House of Dior, spring/summer 1958. | Metropolitan Museum of Art
*Caspar David Friedrich, Tagenszeitenzyklus: Der Abend (Times of Day: The Evening), 1821-22. | Wikimedia Commons
*Cover of Uilen Geluk (The Happy Owls), illustrated by Theodorus van Hoytema, 1895. | My Owl Barn on Flickr
*Eugen Krüger, Stag. | via
*Heinrich Lefler illustration of Schneewittchen (Snow White) for a 1905 fairy tale calendar. | via


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

shop preview: 1930s dresses, scarecrows, 1940s tulips and a cartography print

This week's shop preview is small but mighty:  1930s dresses, an adorable scarecrow print, and an interesting and chic crepe evening shrug.

All items arriving in the shop starting today.

1960s Mr. & Mrs. Scarecrow print dress by Alice of California.

1950s cartography print full skirt.

1930s red dotted swiss dress with rick rack trim.

1950s Tudor Garden print cotton blouse, By Petti.

1940s pink tulip print on black cotton dress.

Deadstock 1960s men's print Thai Siam silk shirt.

1930s posy print day dress with belt.

1940s black crepe evening shrug.



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