Saturday, August 30, 2008

Vintage Clothing I Want

One of the theaters downtown is playing film noir all this month, which is great because I'm able to see my favorite classic movies on the big screen! My boyfriend and I went to see The Postman Always Rings Twice the other night, and I loved it. What I loved even more though, was the clothing Lana Turner wore! Every outfit was breathtaking. She just looked so beautifully put together in every scene. 1940's fashion at it's best.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Vintage 1940's Purse

I just bought this 40's vintage purse, and I'm so excited! It seems to be in perfect condition. It's made from black corde, which was extremely popular during the 1940's. Corde was advertised during the 40's as the longest wearing of all handbag fabrics, and has a very elegant look. It's also lined in satin and has a cute double clasp :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

1950's Bathing Suit Dress

Is this not the cutest? I swear the 1950's came up with some of the most adorable outfits. This is a vintage bathing suit/sunsuit/playsuit or whatever you want to call it. Why can't I ever find any of these?!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Vintage Starlet of the Day

Clara Bow. In the early 1920's Clara escaped poverty and abuse by getting into film. Not only did Clara turn out to be an amazingly talented actress, but she became America's first sex symbol. I had never seen anything with Clara before, so I checked out a couple clips on Youtube. She's adorable! I instantly fell in love with her charm and playful style. Oh, and don't forget about those gorgeous flapper outfits! I definitely need to get some of her movies.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

My Dream Vintage Bikini

Wow, if I could have any vintage bathing suit in the world it would be this one! I saw it online today. It's a 2 piece 1940's swimsuit, made from red stretchy wool. Gorgeous....
Does anyone own a vintage bikini? If so, when is it from?

Friday, August 01, 2008

Antique Shopping Trip

Well, I picked up quite a few vintage goodies over the last week! I visited a ton of antique malls on Vancouver Island and saw some amazing items. My favorite would have to be a 1920's stove for $150! Obviously there was a big "SOLD" sign on it.
Anyhow, I posted a few pictures of my purchases.
First is a pair of gorgeous 1950's vintage shoes. They are covered in rhinestones and have lucite heels! The best part though, is they're a size 8 and fit me perfectly!
Next I found the cutest 1950's lamp. It has a green shade, a frame with a leaf design, and comes with a removable ashtray!
The last photo is of my prized art deco purse. It's a good size with 3 pockets inside, and has a beautiful lucite clasp.
I don't even have a photo of my favorite purchase though! It's a silver cracked ice 1950's arborite tea cart. So unique! I also picked up a classy looking 1940's black velvet hat.
I think it was my most successful vintage shopping trip yet!