Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Break

Dear readers,
We'll be taking a holiday break for the next several 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

Monday, November 28, 2011

Vintage 1960s Vera Neumann Scarf

A 1960s silk scarf has a Vera signature with the ladybug. Vera used the ladybug as a symbol in her work because it means good luck in every language.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

1970s Eugenia Santambrogio Blouse and Skirt

After much detective work and help from friends, the signature printed in the fabric of this 1970s blouse and skirt set revealed itself to be Eugenia Santambrogio.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1970s Lilli Ann Jacket

A 1970s Lilli Ann jacket has a base fabric which has wool yarn sewn to the top in a scallop like fashion.

Monday, November 21, 2011

1960s Chester Weinberg Dress

This 1960s orange wool dress by Chester Weinberg has a belt with a large lion's head buckle.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Vintage 60s Metallic Brocade Coat

A 1960s metallic brocade coat has self fabric domed buttons and a nehru band collar.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

1940s Patriotic Suit

This 1940s suit is decorated with curving slot seams that reveal a red backing.  The suit also has patriotic eagle buttons.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vintage 1950s Silver & Gold Swimsuit

Silver and gold braid trims the bodice and creates a halter neckline on a vintage 1950s swimsuit.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1960s Helen Rose Cocktail Dress

A huge circular rhinestone buckle decorates the front waist of this 1960s silk cocktail dress by Helen Rose.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Vintage 1930s High Waist Swimsuit

The front of a 1930s high waist swimsuit bottom has diamond shaped pintucks in the knit.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vintage 60s Beaded Dress

The hem and sleeve cuffs of this 1960s party dress are trimmed in rows of beaded fringe.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Vintage 60s Laced Swimsuit

A vintage 1960s Swimsuit is laced up the sides seams creating a peek-a-boo side panel.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

1970s Couture Copy Silk Blouse

The sleeves on this 1970s silk blouse by Bergdorf Goodman's custom department show a true couture technique.  The sleeves are constructed so the cuffs curve gently in to follow the natural line of the arm.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vintage 60s Pendelton Robe

A 1960s Pendleton robe has a large shawl collar trimmed with braid.

Monday, November 7, 2011

1950s Henri Bendel Dress

This 1950s dress by Henri Bendel was made in their custom department.  Note how perfectly the plaid is matched at the seams, the collar, and from one side of the buttoned bodice to the other.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

1990s Arnold Scaasi Boutique Dress

The shoulders of this 1990s Scaasi Boutique dress are adorned with silk satin bows.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vintage 1980s Studded Shoes

A pair of 1980s shoes has cutouts in the leather which are backed with coordinating colors. Studs are also present.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

1960s Illusion Lace Dress

The bodice of this 1960s cocktail dress is made of heavy cotton Venice lace backed with tan satin for a nude illusion effect.