Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Break

Dear readers,
We'll be taking a holiday break for the next 2 weeks, but we'll be back after the new year with more vintage details for you. 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

Friday, December 17, 2010

Vintage 70s Black Lace Girdle

A 70s black lace vintage girdle has a zipper front closure.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

1940s Black Crepe Dress

Buttons decorate the center front and pocket edges of this 1940s dress with an unusual bust treatment.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vintage Linen Chrsitmas Tea Towel

A vintage linen Christmas tea towel is signed by designer Tammis Keefe.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

1940s Rayon Swing Dress

The bottom of the U neckline on this 1940s swing dress has smocking stitches for fullness through the bust.

Monday, December 13, 2010

1960s Peignoir Set

A vintage 60s pink peignoir is accented by a large self fabric bow at the neckline.

Friday, December 10, 2010

1950s Full Skirted Party Dress

The bodice of this 1950s party dress is fashioned of swirls of ribbon sewn to a chiffon base fabric.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

1940s Sheer Black Nightgown

A 1940s nightgown has a T back construction.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

1960s Banff Beaded Sweater

This 1960s lambswool sweater by Banff was heavily decorated with beads and sequins in Hong Kong, where all the best hand beading was done at the time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage 50s Black Hat

A vintage hat has an accordion pleated grosgrain fringed ribbon accent at the front.

Monday, December 6, 2010

1950s Wool Wiggle Dress

The wool fabric of this 1950s wiggle dress is woven with tufts of orange wool in a diamond pattern.

Friday, December 3, 2010

1960s Jeanette Alexander Cocktail Dress

A 1960s dress has small puffs of raised fabric surrounded by silver metallic threads.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

1960s Malcolm Starr Evening Gown

The belt buckle of this 1960s Malcolm Starr evening gown is completely covered in sparkling rhinestones.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Lace Gown

A 1970s dress has a large lace flounce bodice and a high collar.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1960s Metallic Mini Dress and Coat

This 1960s metallic lamé coat closes with giant frogs and ball buttons.

Monday, November 29, 2010

70s Christmas Tree Brooch

A 1970s Christmas Tree brooch is adorned with prong set rhinestones.

Friday, November 26, 2010

1950s Lilli Ann Jacket

The pockets of this 1950s Lilli Ann jacket are decorated with binding in a pretty petal shape.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Giving Thanks to all our wonderful followers. Jody and Pam wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1991 Hermes Soie Volantes Scarf

This Hermes silk scarf has a hand-rolled hem that turns to the front or right side of the fabric.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

1970s Pauline Trigere Dress

This 1970s dress and jacket set by Pauline Trigere is decorated with vertical slot seams.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Vintage Western Boots

A pair of vintage boots have multiple rows of coordinated top-stitching.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1980s Tracy Mills Evening Ensemble

The silk jersey top of this 1980s evening ensemble by Tracy Mills is adorned with a beaded lily.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vintage 70s Embroidered Sweater

A vintage 70s sweater has the designer name embroidered above the chest.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1960s Wedding Gown

This 1960s wedding gown is made from 3 layers of silk organza that are adorned with delicate embroidery, pearls, and 3-dimensional organza roses.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A 1950s Lilli Diamond dress has a black silk sheer overlay over white lace which is studded with rhinestones.

Friday, November 12, 2010

1960s Enzo Quaglia Suit

Note how the seams of the jacket exactly line up with the pocket flaps of the dress on this 1960s suit by Zurich couturier Enzo Quaglia.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

1980s Vintage Sweater with Pearls, Fur and Snakeskin

A vintage 80s sweater has snakeskin, fur and peals accenting the front in an abstract design.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

1970s Hanae Mori Couture Evening Gown

The center back seam on this 1970s Hanae Mori couture gown closes with hanging snaps to cover the zipper in the lining. The snaps are covered in silk chiffon to match the color of the print next to it.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

1960s Lilly Pulitzer Outfit

A 1960s Lilly Pulitzer outfit has the 'Lilly" signature hidden in the bright floral print of the fabric.

Monday, November 8, 2010

1950s Dorothy O'Hara Dress

This 1950s Dorothy O'Hara dress is shaped with tuck and gathers that form graceful folds.

Friday, November 5, 2010

1980s Michael Hoban Red Leather Dress

A vintage 1980s red leather dress has an open back.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

1970s Pink Metallic Evening Dress

The bodice of this 1970s pink metallic evening gown is accented with 3-dimensional floral appliques in pink and silver lamé.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vintage Coyote Fur Jacket

A vintage coyote fur jacket has longer darker guard hairs creating a wonderful soft texture.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1960s Malcolm Starr Evening Gown

The low cut neckline of this 1960s Malcolm Starr evening gown comes to points all the way around.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vintage Black Empire Waist Maxi Dress

A 1970s black empire waist maxi dress has sheer sleeves and shirring below the bust.

Friday, October 29, 2010

1960s Balenciaga Deshabille Lounge Robe

The back of the sleeves of this 1960s Balenciaga deshabille are decorated with metal braid and buttons with loops.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vintage 70s Princess Coat

A 1970s princess coat has a black velvet shawl collar.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

1950s Maxwell Shieff Evening Gown

The skirt of this 1950s ball gown by Maxwell Shieff is decorated with a huge stylized belt buckle that has a rhinestone prong.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

1950s Vera Neumann Scarf

A 1950s Vera Neumann silk scarf has a hand rolled edge and ladybug signature.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Vintage 60s Donald Brooks Evening Gown

The neckline of this 1960s Donald Brooks evening gown is set with huge glass rhinestones.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Vintage long Bone White Wedding Gloves

A pair of vintage bone white kid leather gloves have 3 pearl buttons on inner wrist.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

1950s Abe Schrader Dress

This 1950s dress by Abe Schrader has a contrasting silk taffeta bow at the front bodice.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vintage Jacques Saint Laurent Multi colored Beaver Fur Vest

A vintage beaver fur vest has different colors of fur sewn to form a beautiful variegated pattern.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1950s Wool Felt Circle Skirt

Gold paint is stenciled in an optical illusion pattern of squares on this 1950s wool felt circle skirt.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

1970s Sybil Connolly Silk Dress

The neckline of this 1970s dress by Sybil Connolly is accented with a double ruffle that has hand rolled edges.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vintage Dirndl

The hemline of a vintage Dirndl is embroidered with a red and green floral design.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vintage 70s Evening Gown

Black, smoky gray, and crystal rhinestones are bezel set on this vintage 70s evening gown that is possibly by Halston.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage 50s Lilli Ann Paris Fuzzy Wool Eyelash Fur Blend Swing Coat

A 1950s Lilli Ann coat has a fuzzy texture complete with fur guard hairs.