Saturday, January 29, 2011

Advertisement: Smith Victory Hair Pins

I love the illustration on this box of hair pins by Smith Victory!

1940s: Embellished Military Style Blazer by GreenTree

Gorgeous Hourglass silhouette- clean cut, fitted jacket in Navy-Colored Rayon Blend by Greentree's, Richmond, VA. Bust 38. - SOLD


This jacket is about details...

Gorgeous Grape-Rose Colored Buttons about an inch in diameter have rhinestone accents.

Both Collar and Front hem of coat have ribbon-like designs which are embroidered for extra interest. Close-up photographs of these details are available upon request.

Sleeves have cuffed and notched accent.

Jacket flares at bottom hem for Peplum effect.

Large shoulder pads are sewn into lining. Jacket is fully lined.

Jacket includes maker and union label.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lingerie: Slip by Movie Star, 1960s.

This ad was in the September, 1963 issue of McCall's Magazine. It is slip # 2102, has a lovely applique trim and in "all the wonderful colors: blue, pink, honey and red. White too."

Magazine: McCall's September 1963: Hair Design

I hate to see good hair design go to waste! Check out the high Style hair designs in the McCall's September issue, 1963, pages 112 and 113. The Designers of the time weigh in, including Givenchy, Simonetta, Oleg Cassini, Nina Ricci and Capucci.

1950s Vintage Dresses: Lana Lobell, Hanover, PA catalogs

I found four of these awesome Lana Lobell mail-order catelogs full of color and Black and white Photographs of beautiful 1950s Fashions! One has up to 72 pages; all have circle and squawl skirts, dresses galore and a small section of nighties and lingerie. Most dresses average around $15.00 dollars, and a lovely swing coat can be had for under $30.00. The best part is the catalog's offer of a payment plan: "Buy today with 6 months to pay." I will be sure to include illustrations from within at a later date. For now, enjoy the covers!

Monday, January 10, 2011

ACCESSORIES: Crescendoe Fashion Gloves and Wonder Fabric.

I love the illustration on the leaflet included with these NOS (New Old Stock) Embellished Gloves!

Gloves will soon be available at Flannery Crane on Etsy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

VINTAGE DRESS: Rockabilly and Western Style

From the 1940s and 1950s we have two examples of Western and/or Rockabilly Style.

The Brown and Blue is made by Saindon Spiegel; The latter has no maker's tag. Both SOLD at Flannery Crane on Etsy.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

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