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Harper’s Bazaar in Review

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Sadly, the December 2012 / January 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar failed to inspire us this month. Still, we soldiered on and uncovered a few glimmers of style worth re-purposing this holiday season.

Here’s one of our favorite looks from the issue, which would work great from office to holiday party. This could’ve easily come off as a cater waiter ensemble, if not for the ultra-high waist, flared trousers, cummerbund belt with minimalist chain, and exaggerated Peter Pan collar. Easy to replicate too.

Cobalt sweater paired with cobalt, sharkskin cigarette trousers. We don’t see enough of this color in mixed monochromatic textures, so well done, Harper’s.

Monochromatic and monotextured, long and lean, this almost looks like a tailored, wool knit jumpsuit. But it’s not. Another easy to replicate look, if you have the lines to pull it off. It’s lovely to be warm and hot at the same time.

Back to School

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This Week’s Look is back from summer vacation and the fall/winter shopping is already in progress. In preparation for the imminent seasonal shift, earlier this summer we scored a couple pairs of vintage, leather driving gloves and a 1970s caramel leather blazer at cheap heatwave prices. This jacket will probably top a black and white striped, long-sleeved, crew neck t-shirt and skinny jeans. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. There’s a heat wave presently plaguing us here in southern California, so we’re going to have to put those treasures on hold until further notice.

The rest of you, however, are already picking up on the first signs of autumn. Instagram is full of snapshots featuring falling orange leaves and light jackets. For you, this week we have curated a collection of vintage leather blazers, as seen on etsy and eBay. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

Vintage cinnamon leather blazer with faux fur collar from silkwormvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage fitted, caramel leather jacket from InglenookMarket on etsy. $43.

Vintage 1970s cognac kid leather blazer on eBay. $73.

Vintage whiskey stained leather, fitted cafe racer jacket on eBay. $125 or make an offer.

Vintage chestnut suede blazer from silkwormvintage on etsy. $52.

Oops. It’s sideways. Oh well. Here’s a vintage reddish brown, two-button leather blazer on eBay. $80 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s tawny suede blazer from zorra666 on etsy. $24.99.

Style tip. Wear this 1970s black and white striped top under your caramel leather blazer. Deadstock cotton top from FrocksnFrillsVintage on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1980s A&F New York grey leather blazer from dollpartschicago on etsy. $58.

Vintage 1990s oxblood leather blazer from NakedVintage on etsy. $34.

Written by Verdell

September 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

‘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.

 

Chasing Audrey Hepburn

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Vintage 1960s black wool felt hat with high crown and wide grosgrain hatband from StarletVintage on etsy. $68. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing.

Written by Verdell

March 17, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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.

Vintage Halston

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“Vintage Halston” may be my most favorite combination of words ever. In fact, if I were into role playing it would probably be my safe word. This week we found this rare 1970s Halston aubergine wool and silk caped gown from the label’s 1976 collection. Offered by jayparkinson on etsy. Click on the image below to see the listing.

Written by Verdell

March 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Lemon and Lace

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Vintage 1960s shift dress with matching jacket in a lemony taffeta covered with white lace and finished with rhinestone encrusted buttons. Sold by dayglodiva on etsy for $58. Click on the images below to see the listing.

1940s Style: The Factory Girl to The New Look

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Los Angeles Confidential Magazine recently featured a spread on an updated 1940s look for Fall, which sparked today’s post. But before we get into all of the amazing vintage pieces we found on etsy and eBay this week, we have a mini fashion history lesson.

Women joined the workforce en masse in the early 1940s as all the men went off to fight in the War. From the kitchen to the factory, from making pies to welding ships, women did it all.

During the War years (1939 – 1945), women’s apparel emphasized broad, square shoulders and a trim, fitted waist. Above the waist, tops featured rounded necklines and shorter collars. Below the waist, high waisted trousers, flared shorts and knee-length skirts. Below the knees, oxfords and pumps. Sadly, nylon stockings were rationed for parachutes.

Pictured above: Miss Anna Bland, a burner at the Richmond Shipyards, works on the S.S. George Washington Carver. Circa 1943.

Pictured above: Woman drills on Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Howard R. Hollem. October 1942.

Post-War, factory girls retired their dungarees and took on a softer, more feminine look. Christian Dior’s debut haute couture collection, released in February 1947, signaled a triumphant return to glamour, with its sloping shoulders, cinched waist, accentuated bust and wide hips. Skirts were significantly longer and fuller than the War years. The stunning clothes, cut to emphasize the female form and made out of seemingly endless yards of luxurious fabric, were revolutionary. Dior’s collection was pronounced “The New Look” and made him a star.

Pictured above: A look from Christian Dior’s debut haute couture collection, 1947.

And now, here’s what we found on eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

1940s style Ida trousers in red polyester from fortiesfrocks on etsy. $95.

Vintage 1940s hourglass skirt suit. $95 on eBay.

Vintage 1940s blue sheer nylon blouse. $82.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1940s rayon crepe beaded party dress on eBay. Buy it now for $329, or make an offer.

Vintage 1940s brown alligator pumps, size 8, from PsychicHeart on etsy. $62.

Vintage 1940s 3 piece cotton “Originals By Maison France” dress on eBay. $369.

1940s style hand-knitted hair tidy from thebritishhomefront on etsy. $8.

Vintage 1940s navy windowpane skirt suit from the New Look-era. Buy it now on eBay for $249.

Vintage 1940s cream ribbon knit dress on eBay. Buy it now for $249, or make an offer.

Vintage 1940s day dress on eBay. $150.

Vintage 1940s pumps, size 39. $90 on eBay.

Vintage 40s Betty Hartford suit on eBay. $75.

Vintage 1940s iridescent pink silk taffeta dress with fur trim from sazzvintage on etsy. $250.

Vintage 1940s Hattie Carnegie suit from Marshall Field Company. Buy it now on eBay for $284, or make an offer.

1940s repro playsuit made from vintage pattern and fabrics (you choose!) from nudeedudee on etsy. $185.

Vintage 1940s lace beaded gown. $112.50 on eBay.

Vintage 1940s purple blouse from wildfellhallvintage on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1940s WWII high waist flared shorts on eBay. $125.

Vintage 1940s chartreuse gabardine skirt suit on eBay. $349.

WWII era repro cotton day dress from timemachinevintage on etsy. Made from an orginal, vintage pattern. $115.

Marlene pants from VeconaVintage on etsy. $250.

1940s repro 3-piece playsuit from jacksdaughter on etsy. Made from a 1947 Simpicity pattern. $173.

New 1940s-inspired wool fedora, made to order by buygail on etsy. $75.

Vintage 1940s WWII wool plaid peplum dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Vintage 1940s pinafore skirt with removeable straps from KookieKittie on etsy. $110.

Vintage 1940s wool fedora from wildfellhallvintage on etsy. $42.

Cashmere sweater ($1,235) and pencil skirt ($950) by Nina Ricci. Maxi leather shoes by Brian Atwood ($939). Photo courtesy of LA Confidential Magazine.

Vintage original “New Look” era 1940s Christian Dior dress on eBay. Buy it now for $795 or make an offer.

Vintage 1940s silk wiggle dress. Current bid $17.50.

Vintage 1940s bombshell dress with huge tortoise shell buttons on eBay. $108.75.

Vintage 1940s belted wool coat on eBay. $110.

Mad Men Style: 1960s Fedoras

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Today on This Week’s Look, we are sipping afternoon mimosas on the lanai and talking men’s hats. Specifically, vintage 1960s stingy brimmed fedoras, trilbys and Homburgs. Think Leonardo DiCaprio in “Catch Me if You Can.”  Sammy and Frank vacationing in Palm Springs.

But enough about Leo, Sammy and Frank, let’s talk about my amazing . He is a hat man. Correction: He is THE hat man. Among other things. And I am, of course, a hat woman, so it is only natural that I should fall in love with a man who can pull off a hat every day of the week. In fact, he is such a natural, I suspect the nurses put a wool felt fedora on him when he was born rather than one of those snuggly newborn skull caps. He is French after all, so one can never be sure what goes on over there. Harold’s hat collection isn’t necessarily staggering. That is to say, his collection will never rival mine in sheer numbers, but it is robust enough to provide a hat for just about any occasion.

Back to my original thought. 1960s trilbys. These short-brimmed hats are destined to become ubiquitous once the new season of Mad Men premieres next year, so if you’re in the market for one, I would do my shopping now before the rise in demand and prices follow. There are some amazing, original 1960s toppers out there right now, and we have selected some of the best for our readers. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960’s Alexander wood tweed trilby, size 7, on eBay. Current bid $29.43.

Vintage 1960s mustard wool felt stingy brim fedora. Buy it Now for $53.85 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s, never worn, light blue and taupe houndstooth hat by Dobbs. Size 7 1/4 – 7 3/8. Buy it Now for $54.99 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage straw topper, size 7 1/8, from HartsCloset on etsy. $44.99.

Vintage 1960s fine fur or cashmere dark charcoal trilby from StyleStash on etsy, size 7 1/8. $160.

Vintage 1960s The Stetson “Playboy” in delicious fur with ridiculously cool gold ornament on the band. Size 7. Buy it Now for $132 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s “pocket fedora” by Knox, size 7 1/8. This dark green pocket hat is a straightforward business. Fold it up, stick it in your pocket and it will hold its shape brilliantly. Matching nylon hat band adorned with bright red feather. $79 on eBay.

Rare raw silk stingy brim fedora from NorthStarAtelier on etsy. $75.

They call this Alpine enthusiast “The Tyrolean.” Vintage 1960s brown wool felt hat made exclusively for The Swiss Cheese Shop of Monroe Wisconsin. Black silky lining and silver pendant with horsehair florette on a dark brown headband. Current bid $45 on eBay.

Vintage Pendleton virgin wool trilby, made in Portland, Oregon. Buy It Now for $26.95 on eBay.

Take the Rat Pack to Palm Springs with the top down and this vintage 1960s light blue straw fedora with striped ribbon hat band, size large. Buy it Now for $26.91 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s Stevens beaver blend Homburg-style hat in original box. Size 6 3/4. $59.99 on eBay.

Vintage Dobbs Fifth Avenue New York stingy brim fedora, size 7. Buy It Now on eBay for $19.99.

Vintage 1960s Churchill fedora in original box. I want to rub myself all over this unbelievable red topper. Just look at that nautical rope band. The hat is a masterpiece. Size 6 7/8. $49.99 on eBay.

Dr. Keys loved this hat so much he had his name monogrammed inside. Vintage 1960s crushable wool trilby, size 7 3/8. $25 on eBay.

Vintage black and white wool tweed trilby, made in Italy, size medium to large. Buy it Now for $24.99 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s Dobbs mossy green fur felt short-brimmed fedora, size 7. Buy It Now for $30 on eBay.

Vintage “Golden Coach” by Dobbs New York fedora. Rich grey fur felt, size 7 1/2. Current bid $54.99 on eBay.

Vintage “House of Tweed” wool down brim fedora, size large. Current bid $34.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s olive tweed trilby from VeraVague on etsy. $60.

Vintage Knox New York classic plaid trilby, size 6 3/4, with hat box from ValsVintageFinds on etsy. $48.

Vintage late 1950s to early 1960s Homburg-style hat, size 7 1/8, from RaleighVintage on etsy. $48.

Vintage 1960s plaid trilby with feather from ReverieMerchants on etsy. $40.