May 27, 2014

The Pleat According To Dior

Monsieur Dior says -
 For years pleats have been, and will continue to be, a high point of fashion.  I love them because they are feminine, energetic and moving.  They always give a look of simplicity that I like very much.  They are very young.

With pleats you may put the greatest fullness in a dress without making it look bunchy.  They are very slimming and becoming to almost every woman.

They are very versatile, too - you can have box, accordion, unpressed, inverted, and sun-ray pleats - and they all have their uses.

Photo: Vogue, March 1, 1955.
Source: The Little Dictionary Of Fashion by Christian Dior

May 07, 2014

Top 5 Vintage Clothes To Wear Now: May 2014

Photo Of Pale Blue and White Seashells NecklaceBold Necklaces: As the temperature climbs and necklines open, a big necklace is the perfect vintage accessory.  Go bohemian or Hollywood, Polynesian or preppie... with vintage necklaces you'll find every style.  One size fits all, so they're beautiful gifts too.

1930s Inspired Sunwashed Cotton Top by Sweet Baby Jane Size 0 1Classic Cottons: There's a good reason everyone loves cotton... it keeps you cool and crisp, and our collectible selection of vintage summer clothes includes lots of this classic fabric.  There's everything from denim and canvas to one-of-a-kind cotton prints.


Confection Pastel Tiered Vintage NightieVintage Nighties: There's only so many months in a year when flannel stays in the pajama drawer, so break out the beautiful lingerie while the weather's warm.  Vintage nightgowns like ours are ultra-feminine and ever-gorgeous, and most are wash & wear nylon that dries wrinkle-free.

Reversible Vintage Swim Suit Turquoise Hibiscus Floral Size 9 10Retro Swimwear: Made plans for the summer yet?  We bet they involve a cabana and a mai tai.  Dress the part in classic style with a vintage swimsuit for one-of-a-kind poolside appeal.

Terrific 1960s Velvet Strawberries Basket PurseNovelty Handbags: Bring a conversation piece along for the day!  Vintage summer handbags can look good enough to eat, like the fruit salad bag at left.  Others are preppie chic in canvas totes, or glamorous in vivid flowers and fabrics.  From straw and wicker to jute and sisal, summertime vintage purses are a special splendor all their own.