Sunday, September 30, 2007

Vintage Starlet of the Day

Probably the most important performer and producer in silent film, Mary Pickford. A fashionable and beautiful workaholic. By the time she was 20 years old, Mary had appeared in 176 films! She then started writing and producing. In 1919, along with Charlie Chaplin, DW Griffith, and her husband Douglas Fairbanks, Mary helped form United Artists. She was also an academy award winner, and the first actress to earn over a million dollars per year.
Fun fact:
In 1928 Mary got her famous golden curls cut off in front of journalists. It caused a media frenzy and became headline news!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Vintage 1940's Dress

I ordered this lovely full length vintage gown a few days ago. Gorgeous white taffetta with black sequined trim, and a cute little black flower. I'm lucking out lately, everything is in my size! I have to admit though, my place is getting out of control. I need another room just for my vintage clothing!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Vitnage Hat Box Suitcase

I love these 1950's or 1960's carry on bags. I'm thinking they were for vintage hats, but I just use mine for anything. I wish I could find more vintage luggage like this. I need an actual suitcase to match. So far I just have a dark blue hat carry on exactly like the one pictured above. Anyone else have any vintage luggage?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Vintage Champaign

Ladies, sorry for the lack of posts and sudden changes. My blog template suddenly dissappeared on me, so I had to scramble to put something together. I should just create my own blog template, but that would take time away from my vintage clothes shopping. You know how it is. Anyhow, the theme of this post is Champaign, color that is. First of all, we know you can never have too many pairs of vintage shoes. So here is yet another pair I just ordered off Ebay. I would say they're around 1940's to 1950's, and they even come with the original box!
Next is this magnificent vintage gown that was a few hundred dollars too much for me this week. Isn't the back of it gorgeous? I've never seen anything quite like it. Wow.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Vintage 50's Poodle Skirt

Does anybody actually have an original 1950's vintage poodle skirt?
Saw this picture of one online today. I see the costumes everywhere, but it must be rare to find an original poodle skirt.
I have something better though. I have a authentic 50's gingham poodle dress with little rhinestones on it! It's the most unique and adorable vintage dress, but unfortunately I don't have a picture yet! I know, excuses, excuses. But seriously, once I finally move, I'll unpack the rest of my vintage clothing and post it!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Vintage 1980's Jumpsuit

Too be honest, I'm not the hugest 80's fan. Or terry cloth fan for that matter. But this cute little vintage playsuit definitely gets my approval. Maybe it's the colors? I don't know, but I would definitely rock this outfit with some knee high socks. So bad it's good.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Vintage Starlet of the Day

The glamorous Myrna Loy. Myrna started her acting career off in the silent films of the 1920's, usually cast as an exotic vamp. She then went on to become a huge success in the talking films of the 1930's, often cast as the perfect wife.
Famous quote: "Some perfect wife I am," she said, referring to her typecasting. "I've been married four times, divorced four times, have no children, and can't boil an egg."

Did you know that Venice High School had a statue of Myrna out in their front lawn for decades? It was created in 1921, before she was famous. Myrna was just a 16 year old student when she was chosen to pose for the art work that was being done for the school. If you watch the movie "Grease", which features Venice High School, you will see the statue of Myrna out front. Sadly, the statue was recently taken down for "repairs", but was spotted laying out in the schools scrap yard, with the head missing.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Gorgeous Vintage Heels

I won these beautiful vintage shoes on Ebay this morning. I thought they were 1940's, but the listing said 1930's. Either way they're gorgeous. The material on the outside is this textured floral fabric. Oooh, can't wait to get them! Lets just hope they fit!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Vintage Lingerie

Love it or hate it? I absolutely love vintage lingerie. Which is hillarious, because my sister and I used to kill ourselves laughing at my grandmas old bullet bras. We honestly thought it was the funniest thing in the world. Now I find myself searching online for them.
I found the nicest 1950's bra the other day, it was still in its original package with a cute little brochure. Typically, I went to find it again and it had sold!
I need to start being more of an impulse buyer, all this sitting around and thinking it over is not helping my vintage collection grow!