Friday, January 30, 2015

shop preview: floral prints, light and airy chiffon, and Italian jewels

Coming to the shop this week:  a preview of spring, with emerald greens, floral prints, and light and airy chiffons.  But since it's still chilly in the northern hemisphere, you can keep cozy in Irish wool, bright wool skirts, and a fantastic bejeweled Italian sweater dress!

The first four items are already in the shop; the rest will be arriving starting today. 

1950s pink and red herringbone print chiffon and taffeta dress with satin trim (in the shop).

Cream Irish fisherman wool sweater, made in Ireland by John Molloy (in the shop).

1960s olive and blue plaid women's pants, by Garland (in the shop).

1950s Rêve Bleu floral print chiffon dress (in the shop).

1950s Klimt's Garden abstract floral print chiffon dress, by R&K Originals.

1940s black, red, and yellow plaid wool women's jacket.

1960s mod knit dress with square bullseye pockets, by C.M. Courtney.

1960s tangerine wool skirt, by Bobbie Brooks.

1960s jeweled black wool sweater dress, made in Italy by Gino Paoli.

1970s tribal striped sweater, by Pandora.

1950s Pitti Palace print dress with bows at the shoulders, Jr. Flair by Sportlane.

1960s emerald green ribbed wool slim fit sweater with pockets, by Pendleton.

1960s gray and yellow plaid skirt, by Kingsley.

1960s blue knit dress with folkloric red piping and embroidery at the sleeves.

1960s spring buds embroidered cardigan.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

shop preview: a beatnik sweater, an Audrey jacket, and dresses for all

This week's shop preview includes a beatnik-worthy fringed sweater, a very Audrey Hepburn tweed jacket, some bright plaid pants, and dresses ranging from basic black to rhinestone-bedecked!  All items begin arriving in the shop today.

1950s L'Aiglon linen dress and jacket set.

1950s pale blue abstract print taffeta dress with bows and rhinestones.

1960s fringed and striped sweater, by Kjell of Norway.

1960s stained glass batik print cotton shift dress.

1960s pink and lavender tweed jacket, designed by Mario Forte for Handmacher.

1960 avocado and tangerine buffalo check cigarette pants, by Garland.

1940s pale blue Sacony Palm Beach jacket.

1980s gray and white angora and lamb's wool sweater.

1950s black linen dress with loopy bow belt, by R&K Originals.

1960s orange and olive green houndstooth plaid skirt, by Jantzen.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

shop accessories preview: 1950s shoes and boots, French gloves, and a clan Stewart tartan

Coming to the shop:  1950s rhinestone-decorated heels and rugged work boots, French made leather gloves, a 1960s tapestry purse, and plaid scarves!  All items begin arriving in the shop this week.

1950s brown leather slingback heels with amber rhinestone decorations, by La Patti.

Deadstock 1980s leather Adidas aerobics shoes.

1950s men's leather Red Wing boots.

1960s floral tapestry purse, by JR Julius Resnick.

1980s blue and black plaid Cashmaire fringed scarf, by Christian Dior Monsieur.

1950s Stewart dress tartan plaid scarf, by Glen Lossie.

1950s two tone brown and caramel leather gloves.

1950s blue leather French gloves, by Jonquet.

1950s brown chamois leather Edelweiss gloves, made in France by Guibert Frères.


Monday, January 19, 2015

i spy: an old pharmacy, a winter boulevard, and a little Oscar talk

I just realized the other day that I hadn't done an I Spy for December, so today I am remedying that!  The first photo is from a travel and photography blog on Tumblr, photo91, that I really enjoy.  They've recently documented trips to Switzerland and Macedonia with beautiful photography.

Although I am generally confused and somewhat apathetic about the Oscars (I don't usually see most of the films nominated), every year I find myself rooting for at least one nominee.  This year I'm really happy to see Wes Anderson and The Grand Budapest Hotel nominated!  (I also loved Ida, one of the foreign language film nominations, and I am excited to see Selma.  And I am befuddled by the nomination of The Imitation Game, which is the only other nominated film I've seen.)

clockwise, starting at upper left corner:
* An old pharmacy in Lucerne, Switzerland. | photos91
* The Grand Budapest Hotel. | welcometothe99
* 1930s photo of a well-dressed gal with a very sassy attitude. | jell-obiafrasays
* Arnold Scaasi dress and coat ensemble, 1958. | MFA Boston
* Boulevard in the Evening, by Isaac Levitan, 1883. | WikiArt


Thursday, January 15, 2015

shop preview: brighten up, lighten up, & read!

It's time to brighten up this winter with a bit of color!  This week's shop preview also includes a few lovely lighter weight cotton dresses for those of you in warmer climes (or just looking forward to warmer times).  You might also notice that a few of these photos have a book as a prop.  I love reading as much as (honestly, probably more than) I love vintage, and I'm surprised it's taken me this long to put books in my photos.  Anyway, expect to see more of it; I hope it doesn't detract too greatly from the garment.

The first two items are already in the shop; the rest will be arriving starting today.

1960s Main Line burgundy and gold plaid dress (in the shop!).

1980s Rainbow Heart sweater (purchase here!).

1950s red and black plaid knickers, by Maybro.

1950s red dress with flocked floral print, circle skirt, and bow belt.

Early 1960s crazy quilt print cotton dress, Lee Wentley by Wentworth.

1950s-60s Abercrombie & Fitch khaki blouse.

1960s green paisley knit dress, by PLW.

1980s does 1940s yellow leafy branch print dress.

Deadstock 1980s cable knit wool sweater for Lord & Taylor.

1950s red and gray plaid pencil skirt.

1940s or early 1950s black shantung suit, by Sportshire Ltd.

1960s ribbon flower mohair and wool cardigan, by Cyn Les.

1970s gray knit skirt with button trim.

1960s navy blue scarf collar dress, by Jule-Wyn New York.

1950s blue and gray chunky knit cardigan with shawl collar.



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