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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.

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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.