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Lanvin’s Feminist Decade

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Bustown Modern, a constant source of vintage inspiration and great finds, published an astute blog post last year called “Lanvin’s Invisible Decade,” which you can read in its entirety here. While Bustown dismisses the label’s ubiquitous shirt dresses from the 1970s, we here at This Week’s Look take a different view. Those iconic, printed shirt dresses Lanvin churned out during the disco era may not represent the pinnacle of fashion, but those stretchy, often polyester, frocks reflect a rarely seen facet of the ’70s. They offer us a rare look at what every day women were wearing to work, to the grocery store, to pick up the kids, prepare meals, to do basically everything because, while moms were working, dads still felt entitled to do less around the house. As such, fashion had to be comfortable, versatile, easy to launder, and affordable.

So this week, we pay homage to Lanvin’s Feminist Decade, which is certainly not as titillating as the glamorous disco-era fashions of the ’70s, but a fitting tribute to all those women who work hard for the money. So hard for it, honey.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin iconic logo shirt dress with matching belt from SararaVintage on etsy. $200.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin equestrian-print, shirtdress with matching neck tie and belt, purchased on eBay for $25.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin equestrian-print, shirt dress with matching neck tie and belt, purchased on eBay for $25.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin op art shirt dress with matching belt from recollectvint on etsy. $170.
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Vintage Lanvin shirt dress with matching belt on eBay. Current bid $100.

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Vintage 1970s feline print Lanvin shirt dress on eBay. Current bid $189 (close up of print below).

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Vintage 1970s silk Lanvin dress with trumpet sleeves and ruffled hem from Revolveexchange on etsy. $156.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin logo shirt dress from Bustown Modern. $140.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirt dress in a satiny print (see close up of fabric below) from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirtdress in a satiny print (look closely to see this great pattern and detail) from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

Close up of the above vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirt dress in a satiny print from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

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Vintage 1970s geometric print Lanvin maxi dress with matching neck tie from BlackPearlVintage on etsy. $125.

Vintage 1970s op art print button down shirt from Threadhunter on etsy. $35

Vintage 1960s-70s op art print button down shirt from Threadhunter on etsy. $35

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Featured Seller: Vintage Eyewear

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Warby Parker has done a lot for people that are both visually impaired and into vintage style. And their flat fee pricing (only $95 a pair) is quite revolutionary in the vision correction biz.  However, if you prefer authentic vintage frames as opposed to vintage-inspired frames, you can spend hours combing through junk on eBay and etsy or you can visit one of our favorite sources for optical quality vintage frames, Thayer Eyewear.

Thayer specializes in carefully curated 1950s cat eye glasses, 1960s squared zyl, rhinestone and embellished frames, high quality American and European frames from the 1800s to the 1990s, as well as dead stock ready-to-wear sunglasses. While some of Thayer’s stock is used, they also carry tons of dead stock/never worn frames, many of which are priced under $100.

Below are some of our favorite vintage frames as seen on Thayer Eyewear’s etsy storefront this week. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

Vintage 1960s futuristic squared zyl frames from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $68.50.

Vintage 1950s rare and unique hand made cat eye frames with boomerang brass studs from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $214.50.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s translucent amber tortoise frames from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $62.50.

Vintage 1970s dead stock never worn amethyst quartz striped oversized frames from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $46.50.

Vintage 1960s oversized space age mod frames from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $50.

Vintage 1960s dead stock slim horn rim frames from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $92.50.

Vintage 1970s LANVIN black and white oversized frames from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $57.50.

Vintage 1970s faux tortoise tiger stripe frames from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $36.50.

Vintage 1960s dead stock almond-shaped tortoise frames from THAYEReyewear on etsy. $43.50.

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.

This Week’s Look Turns 100

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Welcome to This Week’s Look’s 100th post celebration. /streamers. Bringing fashion to the wretched masses since 2011. /noisemakers. Here are some trivial statistics for you research and math types. To date, This Week’s Look has attracted more than 1600 followers and has been viewed 9,150 times. Our busiest day was December 11, 2011.

To commemorate this illustrious centennial, below we have curated 100 of our most favorite things. Just kidding. Who has time for that? How about 10? Below are 10 of our most favorite things right now, in no particular order. Click on each image to see the actual listing.

1. Vintage 1960s jersey micro mini dress. Current bid on eBay is $44.55.

2. Pour La Victoire blushing rose patent leather heels. $149 on eBay.

3. 1920s-style cloche in sky blue vintage wool with cut glass buckle. Made by bonniesknitting on etsy. $75.

4. Vintage zephyr wool knit jacket with impeccable shape and structure. Perfect for spring. $38.50 on etsy.

5. OPI Muppets Collection Nail Lacquer in “Meep-Meep-Meep,” $4.55 on Amazon.

6. Proenza Schouler yellow satin sandals with carved heels. Current bid on eBay is $100.

7. Vintage 1970s southwest space dye knit cardigan. $45 on eBay.

8. Vintage 1960s tortoise shell frames on eBay. Current bid is $75. 

9. Vintage 1960s Lanvin quilted silk bed jacket on eBay. Current bid is $20.99.

10. Star Wars Jedi inspired etched brass keychain from CreativeEtching on etsy. $8.

11. Yeah, yeah I said 10 things, but here’s one more. Custom made aviator cap in a nubbly, oaty wool from rocksandsalt on etsy. Comes in men’s, women’s, and kid’s sizes. $68.

12. OK, one more. Vintage 1960s black chantilly lace push up bra from BoudoirBarbie on etsy. $36.

Rainy Days and Sundays

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It’s raining here in Los Angeles today so I’m sipping coffee and browsing vintage spy coats on eBay. I already have two amazing vintage trench coats. And when I say two, I mean four of course. Still, just because I’m on a diet doesn’t mean I can’t see the dessert cart.

Today I found a vintage Lanvin spy coat in a traditional khaki. Love the tortoise-like buckles on the cuffs. The current bid on eBay is only $29.99, which is a great price for vintage Lanvin. Click on the images below to see the listing.

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November 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Don’t Call It a Statement

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Fashion critics are so in love with “statement” pieces these days (eye roll). It’s not that I don’t believe a hat or a piece of jewelry can make a statement, but putting the word “statement” in front of a noun has become so ubiquitous in fashion magazines and on TV shows that it often refers to a wide range of gaudy sins.

This Fall, don’t try to make a statement with your fashion. Instead, just be yourself and wear what you think is fun and cool. You know what I think is fun and cool? Vintage pendants and necklaces from the 1970s. I particularly covet Lanvin’s lucite pendants from that era. I also love Trifari, Sarah Coventry, Coro, Avon, Miriam Haskell, Napier, Whiting and Davis. Yes, many of the necklaces from this era are chunky, but don’t call it a statement. Don’t call it anything. Just wear it, and when someone begs to know where you got it, that’s when you can make your official statement.

Unfortunately, my jewelry armoire is at capacity at the moment. However, just because I can’t acquire anything new doesn’t mean you have to go without. Here are some of the 1970s-era necklaces I would buy today if I had the storage space. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage Lanvin signed necklace and earring set from ChicDeuxChic on etsy. $595.

Vintage 1970s “key party” pendant from Elsewind on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1977 Givenchy necklace with geometric pendant from gathersalot on etsy. $147.

Vintage Trifari white lucite necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $79.

Vintage 1970s egg shaped pendant necklace from lapoubellevintage on etsy. $24.

Vintage Trifari cream and green spinner necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $225.

Vintage 1970s Napier lucite choker from PRELOVEVINTAGE on etsy. $39.99.

Vintage Trifari black and silver enamel necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $59.

Vintage 1970s Avon Town and Country (I love that name) tortoise shell pendant by nickandnessies on etsy. $24.

Vintage Trifari modernist necklace and earrings from mooivintage on etsy. $99.

Vintage 1970s Whiting & Davis gold mesh bib necklace from stilettogirl on etsy. $62.

Vintage Egyptian revival enamel pendant from theCollectedCollage on etsy. $55.

Leos! Vintage 1970s lion head pendant with amber foiled cabochons for eyes from twinheartsvintage on etsy. $46.

Vintage (unsigned) 1970s Egyptian-inspired choker from bigyellowtaxivintage on etsy. $45.

Vintage 1970s white enamel and gold tone modernist pendant from fmvintage on etsy. $22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Crown Trifari “waterfall” necklace. Same necklace (different color) Meryl Streep wore in The Devil Wears Prada. $39 on eBay.

 

 

 

 

 

A Creamy Crop of Capes

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Get a replica of Kate Middleton's Angora wedding shrug on etsy. $190.

You don’t have to be royalty to drape yourself in a creamy confection like Kate’s.  On etsy, “tvkstyle” will make you a replica of the duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton’s Angora wedding shrug for a pauper’s price. Let them eat cape! Capes. Ponchos. Swing coats. Shrugs. Shawls. Crochet. Knit. Angora. Wool. Fur. Leather. Fringe. Here are some of the best in creamy cover ups from eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image to go to the listing.

Oatmeal tweed acrylic cape on etsy. $61.

Vintage swing coat with kimono sleeves on eBay. Starting bid $9.99.

Lanvin cape with neck ruff detail on eBay. $967.

Creamy crochet cape on eBay. Buy it Now for $75 or make an offer.

Vintage sheer lace poncho on eBay. Current bid $10.49.

Vintage 1920s ostrich trimmed cape on eBay. $228.

Hand knitted mohair capelet by ufer on etsy. $49.

Vintage crochet caftan on eBay. Current bid $26.

Vintage cream cape on eBay. Buy it Now for $128.45.

Ultra soft tiered capelet by fashionknitwear on etsy. $92.

Handmade, oversized scarf with pompoms by tvkstyle on etsy. Merino wool blend. $130.