Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vintage Wedding Style


Photograph by Michael Rougier, circa 1950's

The lucky lady who's fortunate enough to end up wearing this beauty on her wedding
day is assured to be the center of elegance and attention.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Style Icon: Phyllis Diller

Comedian Phyllis Diller one of my favorite fashion icons from the fabulous 1950's and 1960's; she was funny, outrageous and classy at the same time. Her outfits which consisted of floral dresses, fur coats, chiffon blouses and eccentric sequined gowns were over-the-top gorgeous. More amazing were her collection of flamboyant and stylish hats.




MOD At It's Best

Ray Davies of THE KINKS, 1967


Another example of a great retro look! This shirt crisp look is so fresh and the combination of color and psychedelic design makes it an amazing vintage piece


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Nineteen Seventies



Actress Shelly Duvall wearing an amazing suede color block ensemble
The 1970's was an era of maxi dresses, floppy hats, long hair and Afros, bright colors, bold patterns, hot pants and platform shoes; and currently one of the many trends influencing our styles today. Many of the hairstyles included ethnic styles, long and straight and flipped. They were fun, stylish and creative  - some worn today with a modern twist.

And the most memorable for me was the music; which came from some great bands who produced incredible songs from punk, rock, reggae, soul/r&b and disco. Also the best love songs came out in the 70's.

Tweed gauchos with matching coat
Hair Styles

Actresses Brenda Sykes and Pam Grier look stunning in their Afros


Actress Peggy Lipton wearing straight, sleek and simple hair

Films

The decade films were entertaining and had the best plots; many of which I have on DVD and can watch over and over again without getting bored.


And the Blaxploitation films, (a genre of black cinema) were filled with lots of kick-butt action, great fashion and had the best soundtracks.


Music


Deborah Harry "Blondie" album released 1976

 Some really greats songs on this album released 1974
Sitcoms

There was nothing like looking forward to watching those weekly 1970's T.V. series. Comedies like "The Odd Couple", "Rhoda" and "Maude", drama's such as "Columbo", "Baretta" and "Kojak" were my favorite cop and detective shows. The variety/sketch programs like "The Carol Burnett Show" and the "Flip Wilson Show" were so funny they kept me in tears; all of the latter were among many that kept me entertained.

Two of my favorite T.V. shows "Colombo" and "The Jefferson's"



And who can forget this locomotive train on Saturday mornings

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Available on Website: Vintage Earrings


Earrings added to the site today!

Blue Octagon-Shaped Earrings
"Coro Craft" Goldtone Earrings
Blue Stone Earrings set in gold tone
Silvertone Hoop Earrings


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Beautiful Bride

Elizabeth Taylor wearing a beautiful green chiffon hooded dress for her wedding to Eddie Fisher in 1959