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How to Spend It

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This unexpected discovery is one of the reasons we love The Financial Times “How to Spend It” special issue. Designed for Marios Schwab‘s 2013 resort collection, this vintage-inspired swimsuit is made from terry cloth or “toweling” fabric with high-waist bottoms, sort of reminiscent of the 1950s, particularly when paired with the matching jacket cover-up (second photo below). For more retro beachwear looks, check out the rest of the Financial Times “How to Spend It” fashion section here.

‘Zou Bisou Bisou’ Part Deux

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Earlier this week we curated a collection of vintage black dresses inspired by the season premiere of Mad Men. Unfortunately, we found so many fantastic pieces on eBay and etsy that we had to divide them into two features. Below you will find part deux of This Week’s Look, which features a number of vintage 1960s black mini (or mini-adjacent) dresses, all available on etsy or eBay today. Click on each image to see the individual listing.

Vintage 1960s rhinestone trimmed cocktail dress from GabiLu91 on etsy. $235.

Vintage 1960s “Leslie Pomer” label dress with accordion pleated angel sleeves and rhinestone trim from Jewels4pandas on etsy. This is a maxi length dress that could easily be shortened to a mini.

Vintage 1960s cocktail mini with sheer sleeves and rhinestone encrusted buttons on the cuffs. $38.95.

Vintage 1960s mini dress with sheer pleated sleeves and rhinestone buttons on collar and cuffs from BombshellShocked on etsy. $63.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s mini dress with sheer pleated angel sleeves from MajikHorse on etsy. $70.

Vintage 1960s mini dress with jeweled button cuffs from GravelGhostVintage on etsy. $50.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s mini dress with jewel trimmed collar and cuffs. Current bid on eBay is $50.

Vintage 1970s crocheted mini dress with scalloped edges. Current bid on eBay is $128.50.

Vintage 1960s cocktail dress with sheer chiffon sleeves and perma ruffles. Current bid on eBay is $12.99.

Vintage 1960s stunning cocktail dress trimmed with mink tails from carelessdarlin on etsy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage 1960s mini with empire waist sheer angel sleeves from MsCharlie68 on etsy. $63.99.

 

The ‘Zou Bisou Bisou’ Collection

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The season premiere of Mad Men this week spawned tons of parodies inspired by that little birthday song and dance captured below. But our eyes were transfixed on that gorgeous black mini dress with its sheer, accordion pleated chiffon angel sleeves and rhinestone encrusted collar. That’s why this week we have curated for you a collection of vintage black dresses, all up for grabs on eBay right now. Click on each image below to see the actual listing.

Vintage 1960s black shift dress on eBay. $99 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s lace mini dress on eBay. Current bid is $19.99.

Vintage 1960s empire waist mini dress on eBay. $72.

Vintage high collar knit mini dress on eBay. $37.

Vintage 1960s black acrylic and wool dress with young Edwardian trim. Current bid is $39 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s cocktail dress with sheer chiffon sleeves. Current bid on eBay is $18.97.

Vintage 1960s beaded evening dress with chiffon overlay trimmed with sequins.

Vintage 1960s sheer illusion zig zag mini on eBay. $150.

Vintage 1960s black shift dress with sleek sheer sleeves. Only $34.99 on eBay.

Vintage1960s Chantilly lace tent dress on eBay. $24.

Vintage Bill Blass silk and mesh party dress on eBay. $250.

Vintage 1960s "Puritan Forever Young" dress with sheer sleeves. $32.30 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s sheer illusion mini dress on eBay. $78.

A Curated Collection of Vintage Turbans

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Modern men and women are privileged to have access to an infinite variety of hair products to manipulate sad tresses into any imaginable shape. But our brave predecessors had far fewer options. Back then, a bad hair day could ruin your week. Back then, fashion was the only cure for deadly hair. Hats, snoods, beanies, scarves, buckets (in a pinch), and yes…turbans.

We have for you this week an expertly curated collection of sensational vintage turbans, all available right now from various sellers on eBay and etsy. Click on each image below to see the actual listing.

And if you’re thinking, “there’s no way I could ever pull off a vintage turban!” you’re most likely correct. Only those who fully appreciate the exalted turban deserve to wear one. So march on, sister. March on.

Vintage 1960s two-tone chartreuse silk turban from pastique on etsy.

A pattern for a vintage 1930s crocheted fishnet turban from eStitches on etsy.

Vintage 1960s dramatic peacock turban from StelmaDesigns on etsy.

Vintage 1960s Christian Dior apple green pleated turban on eBay.

Glamorous vintage pink satin turban by Jeanne Lanvin Paris Castillo on eBay.

The Bacardi. A vintage 1960s sizzling silver turban from Luncheonettevintage on etsy.

Vintage 1960s Christian Dior pastel yarn cloud turban on eBay.

Vintage 1960s black and white pleated turban from AnaChronos on etsy.

Vintage Lily Dache pleated taffeta turban on eBay.

Vintage turban draped with feathers and sequined netting on eBay.

Vintage 1960s bold orange turban from RoadsLessTravelled2 on etsy.

Vintage Adolfo turban with pink polka dots from BoroughVintage on etsy.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s striking eggplant turban from RoadsLessTravelled2 on etsy.

Vintage 1960s mystere noir turban from MonDesirVintage on etsy.

Jacket Duty

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High-neck, double-breasted military jacket from Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 collection. $2,217 at neimanmarcus.com. It was originally $6,335.

Shake the Disease

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Pastels and veiled hats are going to be very, very, very this spring; this veiled beanie from Jil Sander’s Spring 2012 collection is a stunning example. I am so excited about the coming season that I just acquired the lavender, veiled headband below for just $10 on eBay. I know, right? I have a disease.

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October 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Spring Forecast

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Fall is the perfect season to shop for vintage spring dresses since most shoppers have their eyes fixed on cold weather attire. And with popular designers like Marc Jacobs stacking their spring 2012 collections with vintage-inspired dresses like the one below, these silhouettes will be harder to come by once the ice begins to thaw.

This look is not just reminiscent of, it’s a total copy of the disco-era dresses of the 1970s to 1980s; those swingy, polyester, wrap/faux wrap numbers your mom used to wear. Easy on, easy off. You were probably conceived in one of these frocks.

But I’m not knocking Marc Jacobs. I actually love when designers turn to vintage looks because you can get an original for a fraction of the cost of a designer redo. The trick is to stay ahead of the trends and start scanning eBay and etsy in advance. Oh wait. We already did that for you. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

A look from Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection.

Vintage 1970s orchid print dress on eBay. $95 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s red floral dress with plunging neckline. Current bid on eBay $16.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s Malibu Media of California day dress from ACollectiveNest on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s peacock teal swooshy disco dress from VivaChloe on etsy. $45.

Vintage 1970s dark blue wrap style floral print dress. $20 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s floral print mini dress with neck tie. $69 on eBay.

Vintage 70s blue garden print mini dress. $20 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s orange and blue print mini dress. $59 on eBay.

Vintage 1980s sheer bird and branch floral mini dress. Current bid on eBay $20.50.

Vintage 1970s pink floral print dress with cute micro pleats. $65 on eBay.

Vintage 1980s girls just wanna have fun martini print dress. Current bid on eBay $9.99.

Vintage 1960s floral print day dress. Current bid on eBay $24.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s floral border print dress on eBay. $50 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s dead stock rose print dress on eBay. $80 (originally $95).

Vintage 1970s to 1980s robin’s egg blue disco dress from Savanteer on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s pleated secretary dress. $40 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s summer party dress with matching belt on eBay. $46 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s rainbow disco dress from farfromhere on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s disco dress with plunging neckline from aristlo on etsy. $33.

Vintage 1970s swingy purple floral print dress. $12 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s last dance disco dress from RadVintager on etsy. $28.

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October 19, 2011 at 10:42 am