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Twenty-Five Terrific Tunics

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Tunics are so versatile, particularly during the cooler months when you can layer them over pants or leggings as a top, or over thick, opaque tights as a mini dress. This week we have assembled for you a collection of 25 very wearable vintage (or vintage-inspired) tunics, all available on etsy and eBay as of today. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Vintage 1960s bright red tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $24.99.

Vintage-inspired cotton sateen mini-dress made by seedclothing on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s Mondrian-ish, space-age tunic by Vera on eBay. Current bid $16.99.

Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent sweater tunic from ArtifactVintage on etsy. $350.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s Pucci-esque tent tunic on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage Byblos turtleneck tunic from BlancheandEleganza on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s black and metallic gold tunic from aiseirigh on etsy. $88.

Unusual Anna Sui jacket, dress, or tunic – you choose – from OwlVintage on etsy. $155.

Vintage 1960s peacock blue sweater tunic on eBay. Current bid $17.98.

Vintage 1960s Mr. Dino tribal tunic on eBay. Current bid $36.

Vintage 1970s Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue leopard print sweater tunic on eBay. $99.

Vintage 1960s double-knit tunic on eBay. Current bid $9.

Vintage 1970s Marimekko op art tunic/dress from worldmarketproductio on etsy. $95.

Vintage 1970s so Charlie’s Angels tunic pants suit on eBay. Current bid $150.

Vintage 1970s belted disco tunic in autumn colors on eBay. Current bid $38.99.

Vintage 1980s or 1990s cotton tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Cotton -t-shirt tunic dress with lace sleeves and Peter Pan collar. Two colors available, made by DressupComeon on etsy. $32 each.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s convertible, belted, disco tunic (can be a skirt too!) on eBay. Current bid $19.

Vintage 1960s, space age, seafoam green, high neck tunic on eBay. Current bid $68.

Vintage 1960s mod tunic or super-mini dress from LucyRayRetro on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s wool tunic with metallic trim from retromomo on etsy. $40.

Vintage 1960s hand made tunic from boiledegg on etsy. $120.

Vintage 1960s St. John Knits apple green tunic pants suit from Planetclairevintage on etsy. $92.

Vintage 1960s velvet tunic with bell sleeves from 4birdsvintage on etsy. $95.

Vintage Guy Laroche geometric turtleneck tunic on eBay. Current bid $39.99.

Whisky Girl

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I’m a whisky girl. Are you? This pair of earrings features antique brass backings and textile taken from a vintage novel. Click on the image below to visit the seller’s etsy storefront. $13.

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February 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Featured Seller: Bayan Hippo

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Bayan Hippo has developed a solid reputation as a purveyor of affordable, handmade fabric handbags and totes. I have purchased two bags from this seller in the past and will likely get another one soon. With the spring and summer months ahead, I’m leaning toward the “Sailor Tote Bag” below. Reviewers rave about how well-made these bags are and apparently the rope straps are super soft too. Now I just need to settle on a color.

Most of Bayan Hippo’s bags can be custom made-to-order in different sizes, colors, longer or shorter straps, etc. Click on the images below to visit Bayan Hippo’s etsy storefront.

Sailor Tote Bag made by bayanhippo on etsy. Available in red & white, navy blue & white, or yellow & white. $33.

Ankle Adoration

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Anyone can wear an anklet (although they shouldn’t), but it takes a special woman to pull off peacock ankle spats. Are you that woman? These lovelies are made to order by jdotdesigns on etsy. Click on the image below to see the listing.

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December 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

This One Goes To Eleven

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To commemorate 11/11/11, I found eleven cool things featuring the number eleven in some form. Enjoy.

Buy three sets of these corduroy plushies to make a triptych. Made by plushteam on etsy. $45 for two ones or for one eleven.

The “Ultimate Casino Royale Party on a Stick” 11-piece kit from LittleRetreats on etsy. $37.25.

Upcycled necklace made from 11 vintage metal buttons by objectsandsubjects on etsy. $16.

The Eagle has landed! Drink your way back to 1969 with this Apollo Eleven “Moonshot” glass. Current bid on eBay $7.99.

Golden blue necklace with 11 seed bead hoops on an 11-inch chain from HumbleElegance on etsy. $20.

The “11 o’clock Clock” from CyberMoon on etsy. $17.

The “Eleven” necklace on a matte copper chain with 11 rounded, diamond-shaped beads. Made by madebyscarlet on etsy. $16.

Eleven vintage lavender and rhinestone shank buttons from beautifulliving on etsy. $9.95.

Eleven hand-forged gold filled bars hanging from a 14k gold filled chain, from lilyja on etsy. $59.

The “Space Halo Orbiter,” or an 11-strand crocheted necklace/scarf from gogogorobot on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1940s eleven-strand necklace from baublesbeads on etsy. $19.

The Eton Crop and the Cloche

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It was the 1920s. The Great War was over, women won the vote, and the music of the Jazz Age empowered us to bebop our way through a period of sustained prosperity. Of course, women still had it tough, but we were beginning to assert our independence and break free from many sartorial and social restrictions. Indeed, our fashions reflected this new-found freedom. We wore looser, shorter clothes, bobbed our hair and discovered that make up isn’t just for prostitutes.

It was also during this time that the hairstyle known as the Eton crop (the short, slicked-down cut worn by Josephine Baker) became so popular. It is said that the Eton crop emerged during this time because it was the best hairstyle to show off the trendiest hat of the era, the cloche.

A cloche is a fitted, bell-shaped hat (originally invented by milliner Caroline Reboux in 1908), typically worn very low on the forehead. This style of hat peaked in popularity in the 1920s and continued to be seen until about 1933.

These days, whether vintage or new, cloche hats continue to represent feminism, independence and the height of style. Below we have gathered a selection of vintage, new and custom made cloche-style hats found on etsy this week. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Hand made royal blue cloche with vintage button from yellowfield7 on etsy. $380.

Hand made fedora in dusty pink and gray fur felt from TheMillineryShop on etsy. $265.

Hand made beige cloche with buttons from RetroReproHandmade on etsy. $69.

Made-to-order felt cloche (modified from vintage pattern) with bow and chains from FeltFancy on etsy. $30.95.

Vintage teal wool cloche from alleycatsvintage on etsy. $38.

Hand blocked cherry red cloche from Steambobbin on etsy. $105.

Dark gray felt cloche with feathers from ohmama on etsy. $175.

One of a kind, hand made slate and pheasant cloche from KelseyPitney on etsy. $40.

Hand blocked gold wool cloche with taffeta ribbon from neworleansmagpie on etsy. $58.

Custom made 1920s-style cloche with red wooden buckle from bonniesknitting on etsy. $85.

Vintage 1970s furry felt cloche from jackiedretroboutique on etsy. $28.

Add a pop of color to your ensemble with this vintage peacock blue felt wool cloche from misswonderful1950 on etsy. $26.

Custom made wool felt cloche with side draped pleats from LuminataCo on etsy. $125.

Vintage brushed wool cloche with wide leather band from IKAHN on etsy. $34.

Vintage mossy green brushed felt cloche from yellowfeathr on etsy. $24.

Vintage brown cloche with sleek black patent trim from SparrowGardens on etsy. $30.

Simple cream cloche with bow from BlancheandEleganza on etsy. $40.

Great Gatsby! Clementine light gray cloche with orange trim from yellowfield7 on etsy. $385.

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.