Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Best of Textiles: Juilliard Woolens

Juilliard Woolens fashion advertisements were so sophisticated and feminine; the models were always classically posed and wearing some of the most spectacular styled clothes. Established by Augustus Juilliard in 1874,  A.D. Juilliard & Co. of New York City was one of the most prominent in the dry goods commission trade, handling the output of some of the largest mills in the country manufacturing woolen, cotton and silk fabrics.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Trend Alert: Fruit Prints

Life's a bowl of cherries - not to mention apples, oranges and lemons - colorful fruit patterns makes a refreshing fashion statement.

Solange Knowles styling in a lemon mini dress
Dolce and Gabbana‘s Spring 2012 collection showcasing a series of  fruit and veggie printed pieces 
1980's fruit print bolero length short sleeve wrap shirt with tie on Rusty
1960's MOD Abstract Bold Fruit Print Mini Scooter Dress on
Julia Sarr Jamois fashion editor for London's Wonderland Magazines sporting a banana print skirt
from Prada Spring 2011 collection

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Fashion Label: ESCADA

As one of the world’s leading luxury women's wear brands, ESCADA stands for modern elegance, cool glamour, and sensual femininity. Founded in 1978 by Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley in Germany, ESCADA designs throughout the 1980's and 1990's provided distinctive creations featuring unusual combinations of colors and patterns, exclusive embroidery, and elaborately designed knitted fashions.The women’s brand was introduced to the European market in 1978, but they didn’t hit the US market until a few years later in 1982. Margaretha was an overachiever, as she was not only the co-founder, but the chief designer as well. She was known for designing bold, colorful luxury sportswear.

1990's Escada Spring/Summer Ad
1990's Escada Spring/Summer Ad with model LInda Evangelista
Model Naomi Campbell for 1990's Ad

Monday, December 1, 2014

Vintage Hair Color Ad

1969 Magazine Ad for Clairol Born Blonde Lightener with model wearing a Gypsy-style fringed head scarf

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Boot Bulletin

 U.S. Vogue, August 1970
How amazing are these boots? I want them! Got to have them!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Old Hollywood Flashback

Ralph & Russo - Couture Spring Summer Collection 2014-2015

A reminder of the 1940's and 1950's starlets Ava Gardner and Rita Hayworth. Each 
outfit achieving the classic style and glamour of the “old Hollywood glamour

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All-the-Way Ruffles

 Vogue, October 1966
Actress Rachel Welch in a black two-piece ruffle ensemble by Silvia de Gay for Robert Sloan