Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Just arrived. Feminine vintage 1950s Swiss cotton day dress

This is such a sweetie now selling on vintageclothing.com.au. It looks great with or without crinoline which is underneath in the above photos as I love to show how it might have been once worn. The fabric is a quality, creamy, off-white Swiss cotton with rows of pulled thread work. Also love the diamante buttons down the front and on each sleeve. It is a good size with 28 inch (71cm) waist and 37 inch (94cm) bust.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Divine vintage 40s silk velvet evening jacket

Just wished this beautiful vintage 40s jacket fitted me as it is so rich and luxurious. Not to mention velvet is on-trend at the moment.
The little rhinestone brooch is some sort of cute insect and the tiny rhinestones in the centre of the front buttons just add that touch of bling.

It is always fascinating to think about the history of these vintage clothes and who and where they were made. I love the fact that the address of the manufacturer Miller's Exclusive Smart Wear (57E. Randolph St., Chicago)  is on the label. Sadly on Google it comes up as a high-rise bank now. I wonder how many other gorgeous creations came out of their business.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Pretty in pink 1920s Hungarian embroidered dress

These gorgeous 1920s - 1930s cotton-voile Hungarian embroidered dresses are so rare now.
It is amazing how timeless the style is. Just love the smocked band around the hip area.
I have this one for sale on vintageclothing.com.au

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A walk down memory lane

While talking to my friend about the first 60s-style boutique in Brisbane called Splendiferous recently I remembered another friend who bought her gorgeous wedding dress there. As I was the bridesmaid I remember well the day in 1971 when I went with her to buy it. The dress (pictured above) was long, white crepe with a shirred bodice and short sleeves ... so of the era and still looks fabulous especially with her gorgeous Marianne Faithfull style hat. Thank you for letting me use this photo.

We all loved Splendiferous in Albert Street, Brisbane opened in the late 60s by sisters Kris Stevens and Bodil Bossey. It was so popular and new for Brisbane with the funky styles, groovy sales assistants and music playing. The owners opened another boutique called Brazilia nearby in Queen Street.

If anyone has any memories of either of these boutiques or old photos wearing something they bought there would love to hear from you.