Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Break

Dear readers,

We'll be taking a holiday break for the next several weeks. We wish each and every one of you a blessed and safe holiday season and our best wishes for a wonderful new year!

Jody and Pam

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

1940s Lace Illusion Dress

Panels of sheer embroidered lace are inserted into the bodice of this 1940s dress.  Wear a slip underneath!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Vintage 1940s Decoupaged Purse

A vintage 1940s purse has a circular wooden inset with a decoupaged rose on top.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vintage 70s St John Red Sailor Skirt Suit

A vintage 1970s St John skirt suit is styled with short puff sleeves and a sailor style collar.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Vintage1950s Beaded Dress

Instead of darts, this 1950s party dress has angled tucks at the front for shaping through the bodice.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Vintage 1980s Christian Dior Knit Dress

A 1980s Christian Dior dress is made from a jewel tone plaid color block dimensional knit.

Monday, November 18, 2013

1920s Flapper Dress with Rhinestones

The back of this 1920s flapper dress is fastened together with a double strand of rhinestones set in silver metal threads.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Vintage Guatemalen Jacket

A vintage jacket is created from a handwoven textile and has fringe down the front placket.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

1930s Cotton Blouse

This 1930s cotton blouse has a full ruffle at the neckline that is edged in lace.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Vintage 60s Black Knit Beaded and Sequined Top

A vintage 60s top is covered in an array of sequins and beads, some creating tassels.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

50s Peignoir Set

Shiny gold lamé fabric backs the sheer black lace on the bodice of the gown and the yoke of the robe in this 1950s peignoir set by Gotham.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

1960s Lillie Rubin Evening Gown

The sequined bodice of this 1960s evening gown by Lillie Rubin is done in an animal print pattern of silver, gold and brown.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vintage 50s Mens McGregor Red Wool Loop Collar Shirt

A vintage 1950s men's red wool blend McGregor shirt has a loop collar and an embroidered crest below the chest pocket. The label also calls the fabric 'Wool of the Sun'.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

1960s Brocade Evening Gown

The deeply textured metallic brocade fabric used for this 1960s evening gown reveals a leaf pattern woven behind the floral print.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Vintage 70s Alice Top

A vintage 70s Alice blouse has a frog closing at the front neckline.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vintage 1960s Halter Dress

A vintage 1960s dress has a bust created from fabric which extends over the bust halter neck style.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vintage 70s White Cotton Peasant Dress

A vintage 70s white cotton country dress has eyelet trim at the collar and sleeve endings.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Vintage 70s Lace Blouse

This sheer lace blouse by Anne Klein dates to the 1970s and has a deep ruffle at the collar and sleeve cuffs.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

1980s Victor Costa Cocktail Dress

This 1980s cocktail dress by Victor Costa is decorated with large rhinestone buttons at the front.  The center crystals have a fire like hologram effect.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vintage 80s Embroidered Beaded Sweater

A vintage 80s sweater is decorated with large embroidered beaded flowers.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1930s Silk Velvet Evening Gown

The hem of this 1930s silk velvet evening gown has a deep ruffle that forms a train in the back.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Vintage 60s Pink & Silver Metallic Brocade Gown

A vintage 60s gown is made from silver and pink metallic floral brocade.

Friday, October 18, 2013

1930s Evening Gown

This 1930s purple evening gown has unique cut outs at the upper back.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Vintage 80s Gold Studded Black Leather Booties

A pair of Norman Kaplan vintage leather booties are edged with gold toned diamond and circle studs.

Monday, October 14, 2013

1960s Mignon Beaded Cocktail Dress

This early 1960s cocktail dress by Mignon is completely covered in beads, sequins and metal thread embroidery.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Vintage 1960s Pink Cashmere Coat

The back of a 1960s pink cashmere coat has top stitching details.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

1950s Peggy Hunt Dress

Bands of fabric adorn the bust and lace yoke on this 1950s cocktail dress by Peggy Hunt.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

1980s Plush Red Sasson Jacket

A vintage 1980s red plush jacket has the designer name identified in the fabric lining.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

1950s Mink Jacket

The deep collar on this 1950s mink fur jacket is lined in mink instead of lining fabric.  This is a sign of a higher quality fur.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Vintage 50s Leather Gloves Lined in Silk

A pair of vintage 50s french leather gloves are lined in silk.

Friday, October 4, 2013

1960s Cocktail Dress

This 1960s cocktail dress in black velvet features interesting notches in the square neckline.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Vintage 1970s Metallic Knit Maxi Dress

A vintage 1970s maxi dress has a repeat graduated metallic design in the knit.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

1960s Mod Graphic Dress

This vintage 1960s dress has a Mod graphic pattern made by piecing together various striped and solid fabrics.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

1940s Juliard Vintage Coat

The sleeve on a 1940s fit 'n flare coat has a large balloon sleeve.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Vintage 1940s Castillo Couture Coat

This documented 1947 silk coat by Antonio Castillo for Elizabeth Arden has self fabric halo buttons and hand worked bound buttonholes.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Shaheen Wide Leg Accordion Pleat Palazzo Jumpsuit

A 1970s designer jumpsuit has accordion pleated wide leg palazzo pants.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

1920s Embroidered Jacket

This 1920s wool jacket was imported from India by S.S. Sarna.  It is covered in hand worked chainstitch embroidery in vivid colors.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

1950s Evening Gown

This 1950s evening gown has a shelf bust filled with pleated chiffon to accent your curves.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

1950s Cocktail Dress

This 1950s cocktail dress by Brielle Creations has elaborate satin roses at the neckline and hem.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Vintage Green Seude Vest with Fur

A vintage suede vest is edged with shearling fur.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vintage Rice Sacks

Vintage muslin canvas cotton rice sack bags are printed with graphics on the front.

Monday, September 16, 2013

1960s Metallic Brocade Dress

This 1960s dress and jacket ensemble is fashioned of a metallic brocade fabric with a very Art Nouveau pattern in the weave.  The jacket is trimmed in mink fur.

Friday, September 13, 2013

1960s Fringe Flapper Dress

A 1960s dress has fringe cascading from the waist and augmented with a bow.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

1920s Wool Gabardine Coat

This 1920s coat has bell shaped sleeves that are accented with row after row of embroidered triangles.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

1960s Screen Print Dress

A vintage 1960s dress has a screen print of stylized birds.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vintage 70s Velvet Patchwork Maxi Skirt

This 1970s maxi skirt is made from crazy quilt patches of various velvet fabrics.  Each patch is edged with hand stitched embroidery in orange thread.