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Vintage Cuff Links

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I love vintage cuff links, especially when paired with an oversized ruffle-front tuxedo shirt over leggings, so you can imagine my delight as I passed by Dustmuffin today and saw these beauties in the window. Dustmuffin’s proprietors are so friendly and have an infectious enthusiasm that isn’t too sales pushy. They’re also quite knowledgeable. For example, I was told that the 1950s-era tropical cuff links below were hand painted and the iridescent effect inside was created using morpho butterfly wings. If you look closely you can see the veins. Fascinating! This is particularly rare nowadays as ripping the wings off of butterflies to make jewelry is somewhat frowned upon.

I also picked up the vintage aurora borealis cuff links below, which are quite stunning. The giant cocktail stones are perfect for women who love to wear french cuffs. Both of these sets of vintage cuff links were under $20 each. And they have more too. I might go back later for the 1960s-era red enamel cuff links I saw in the window.

Dustmuffin isn’t a vintage store, but they do carry some lovely vintage pieces and handmade jewelry made from re-purposed vintage stones, etc. It’s a great local shop to buy gifts. Definitely stop in if you’re in the neighborhood. Dustmuffin is located at  3517 W. Sunset in Silver Lake, 90026.

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In a Mod Mood

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Also in a cheap mood. So here’s a selection of inexpensive, vintage modernist/abstract jewelry I found on etsy this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s seashell modernist pendant on extra-long 24″ chain from atlasfalcon on etsy. $12.95. New old stock/unworn condition. The seller seems to have a few of these so snap one up now.

Vintage 1960s modernist sculptural necklace from VastVessels on etsy. $34.

Vintage signed Trifari abstract enamel pendant from sirensword on etsy. $12.

A little something for the man in your life. Or for the woman who likes to wear cufflinks (I know I do). Vintage 1970s square wood cufflinks from penorus on etsy. $12.

Vintage stacked milk glass earrings from LisaWitmerCollection on etsy. $8.

Vintage Avon Town and Country faux tortoise necklace from vimvigorvintage on etsy. $12.

Orangey red lucite ring from sirensword on etsy. $3.

Vintage 1970s giant space age pendant on double strand chain from joysshop on etsy. $11.95.

Vintage Sarah Coventry space age seagull brooch from flotisserie on etsy. $10.

I own one of these and it is truly spectacular. Vintage Avon mod pendant on 24″ chain from izzysvintagegarden on etsy. $12.

Vintage Avon modernist pendant on 18″ chain from penorus on etsy. $8.

Vintage copper abstract dangle earrings from thecoppercat on etsy. $8.

Vintage 1970s modernist pendant on triple strands from Holliezhobbiez on etsy. $9.99.

Vintage modernist tic-tac-toe brooch from Cucumberologists on etsy. $12.

Giant vintage mod earrings from smallandmousey on etsy. $12.

Egyptian Revival

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Earlier this year, after a violent revolution that lasted 18 days, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down, ending three decades of mostly unchallenged rule.

To celebrate the tenacity and courage of the citizens of Egypt, we are having an Egyptian revival here on the blog, featuring a collection of vintage (or vintage-y) Egyptian-inspired artifacts our fashion archeologists dug up on etsy and eBay this week. Think of this as ammo for your one-person fashion revolution. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s/1970s goddess dress with screen printed hieroglyphs, gorgeous pleats and a matching belt, by Alfred Shaheen. $149 on eBay.

 

Vintage Egyptian revival necklace on eBay. Starting bid $8.99.

 

Vintage geometric Egyptian-inspired top from SpunSugarVintage on etsy. $22.

 

Pharaoh head earrings by sheilabjewels on etsy. $35.

 

Vintage robe with Egyptian motif from FabFoundFrocks on etsy. $64.

 

Vintage 1980s Egyptian print maillot on eBay. $24.99.

 

 

Vintage hieroglyphs dress from AfternoonShowers on etsy. $43.

 

 

Vintage Egyptian revival cufflinks on eBay. Starting bid $4.99.

 

Vintage 1970s disco shirt with camels and pyramids from Flashbax on etsy. $10.

 

Vintage Egyptian twins leather handbag from LuckyRabbitShoppe on etsy. $25.

 

Vintage 1960s maillot from pineapplemint on etsy. $19.20.

 

Egyptian king earrings by irenebreeden on etsy. $8.

 

 

Vintage 1970s Egyptian embroidered tunic from lusciousvintage on etsy. $38.

 

Vintage 1970s Egyptian sphinx top from SallyJaneVintage on etsy. $26.

 

Vintage 1980s Egyptian Queen Nefertiti skirt from streeturchinvintage on etsy. $33.