Monday, July 20, 2009

BELTS: Mesh by Whiting and Davis

I love mesh. I have seen a variety of gold and silver metal mesh belts but this one caught my eye because it is White! Something a little different. I bought these in an auction Lot that included 6, all with store tags still attached. They are old store stock.

BELTS: The Beginning of a Library of labels and Styles.

Belts have always been a favorite accessory of mine! In the 1980's, I fell in love with the large metal hardware, the ropes, cords and wide leathers. The belt was my signature fashion statement.

My goal here is not only to show items for my shop, but also help preserve information regarding vintage- Belts being no exception. So let's get the ball rolling...

1960s 1970s Swimwear by SeaStars. SOLD

What attracted me to this suit was the fabric-not only does it have a vibrant eye-catching print, it also had a luster/sparkling sheen to it. The "Twinkle" won me over.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fashion in Art: Sewing Pattern Collage

I recently visited The Chattanoogan Hotel with a client for whom I am designing wedding flowers. Fortunately, I had my camera with me-I found this large framed beauty in the corridor, along with two others. This was the most darling pose. Can you tell it is created with pattern pieces?

There are many individual sites where one can find vintage sewing patterns. I offer many myself!
I just discovered an interesting website:

Etsy features many artists who do interesting things with pattern pieces. A simple search will reveal a variety of items. Personally I like to keep them intact for their original purpose. But I would rather stray pieces be used in art instead of going to a landfill.

1940s Military Fit and Flare Coat. SOLD