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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.

1966: Mod Men

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The “Mad Men” season four finale was set in October 1965, so we can logically assume that the fifth season, premiering in March 2012, will be set in 1966, the same year a subway strike brought New York City to a standstill. I can’t wait to see how they integrate that into the show.

1966 was a year of ups. Inflation was up, race tensions were high, the war in Vietnam was escalating, hemlines soared, and the U.S. and Soviets were involved in a little space race to the moon. Up, up and away! 1966 also marked the year the Black Panther Party was formed and when feminists founded the National Organization for Women (NOW).

On the fashion front, 1966 was all about London’s Carnaby Street look. André Courrèges had recently invented go-go boots and the mini-skirt, Pierre Cardin was doing the space age thing and Twiggy, dubbed “The Face of 1966,” dominated fashion magazines.   

This week, we are getting in the mod mood with some 1960s-flavored shoes and boots. Get them now before season five begins and you will be way ahead of the curve. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s space age white patent pumps on eBay. $75.

Vintage 1960s patent leather white and caramel shoes from whiteflufflyclouds on etsy. $46.

Vintage 1960s white buckle loafers on eBay. $35.

Vintage Florsheim white and brown leather loafers on eBay. $35.

Vintage 1960s CHRISTIAN DIOR mod gladiator heels on etsy. $178 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s white patent mary janes from DJVintage on etsy.

Vintage 1960s white patent leather heels from salvagehouse on etsy. $20.

Vintage 1960s beige patent leather heels from 101Vintage on etsy. $19.

Vintage new old stock 1960s white patent leather loafer pumps from llandr on etsy. $34.

Vintage “Joyce of California” white leather mary janes on eBay. $45.

Vintage dead stock 1960s mod white shoes with tassel. $50 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s NEVER WORN navy blue patent loafers from Mirror Mirror Boutique. $70.

Insta-gators! Transform your shoes into go-go boots. Vintage 1960s black vinyl go-go stockings from snapitupvintage on etsy. $110.

Vintage 1960s mod leather boots, made in Brazil. From suffer4fashionvintag on etsy. $50.

Jones New York off-white square toe ankle boots on eBay. Current bid $7.99.

Vintage 1960s go-go boots on eBay. $50 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s white vinyl go-go boots from alfa3 on etsy. $90.

Vintage Twiggy white patent leather short boots from GreatShoesandBags on etsy. $60.

Vintage 1960s red patent go-go boots from Mirror Mirror Boutique. $65.

PRADA black leather mid-calf boots on eBay. $170 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s gold metallic stretch boots from hillbillyfilly on etsy. $72.

Vintage 1960s dead stock go-go boots from snapitupvintage on etsy. $158.

Vintage 1960s white patent gladiator boots from retrothreadz on etsy. $300.

Vintage 1970s cream stretch vinyl go-go boots on eBay. Buy it Now for $9.99.

Vintage 1960s white leather cutout boots from sadiedeluxe on etsy. $165.

Vintage 1970s navy blue stretch vinyl go-go boots on eBay. Buy it Now for $9.99.

Vintage 1960s golden metallic go-go boots from retrothreadz on etsy. $125.

Fashion Files: André Courrèges

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André Courrèges, self-proclaimed inventor of the mini-skirt, launched his ultra-modern ‘Space Age’ collection in 1964 and went on to become one of the most copied fashion designers of all time. A former civil engineer, Courrèges’ clothes were sharp, angular and mathematically designed. His clean-cut collection included trouser suits with immaculately cut straight legs and streamlined jackets. The look was created using heavyweight gabardines and other heavy fabrics to maintain a rigid structure. He also employed PVC, metal and plastic in many of his designs.  

Today, vintage Courrèges pieces from the 1960s are rare and can sell for hundreds of dollars. Below are some vintage Courrèges items found on eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Courrèges red wool gabardine mini-dress, 1964. Photo credit: Victoria & Albert Museum. Dress donated by Stavros Niarchos.

Vintage Courrèges “Eskimo” sunglasses. Current bid $162.47 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges Sunkist orange PVC jacket from TimelessVixenVintage on etsy. $550.

Vintage Courrèges cap toe patent gogo boots from pamcoco on etsy. $335.

Vintage Courrèges lavender a-line dress from vintagedresscloset on etsy. $395.

Vintage Courrèges purple PVC vest by pamcoco on etsy. $525.

Vintage Courrèges dress with mesh back from violentvintage on etsy. $390.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges structured jacket from EndlessAlley on etsy. $110.

Mod Courrèges orange vinyl wallet from snapitupvintage on etsy. $175.

Vintage Courrèges modernist earrings from popgoesmyvintage on etsy. $40.

Vintage Courrèges black vinyl purse from snapitupvintage on etsy. $285.

Vintage Courrèges “Futur Couture” dress. $690 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges ivory wool and mohair dress from thriffany on etsy. Also available in black. $250.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges navy blue handbag from TheMysteryDrawer on etsy. $150.

Vintage Courrèges stamped enamel necklace. $95 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sheer sweater from violentvintage on etsy. $120.

Vintage Courrèges sweater with drawstring waist. $109.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges silk scarf. $160 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges “Sport Futur” dress. $213.34 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sunglasses frames on eBay. $85.

Vintage Courrèges Hyperbole wool jacket. $699.95 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sculptural sunglasses. $980 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges cashmere blend turtleneck sweater. $70 on eBay.