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Nov 30, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 25, 2009
c. 1895 Victorian Gown with Leg-O'-Mutton Sleeves in Cinnamon Faille
Nov 22, 2009
Without futher ado, for your enjoyment on a gray November day:
from www.poshgirlvintage.com : 1940's Floral Print Halter Dress
Nov 14, 2009
http://www.lesliehindman.com/ Lot 153, A Geoffrey Beene Black Asymmetric Evening Gown
Here's the one I sent to a wonderful home out West:
Looks like a color variation there on the left collar. Now this one isn't a big surprise - it's Geoffrey Beene RTW for heaven's sakes. There must have been a load of them. But this one:www.kerrytaylorauctions.com : Lot 96 An Agnès/Madame Havet golden velvet cocktail dress, circa 1927
I am rather amazed! because here is the Agnes/Madame Havet dress I sold last year:
Now this gown had serious condition issues - the beading at the shoulders and hips needed a ton of work, plus quite a few small holes and stains. The underslip straps were shot. It's pinned on the form. If it's the same gown, someone did an awful lot of very fine restoration work. And this one did not have a silver cape.
Prety neat, say what? I ask you, what are the odds?
Nov 13, 2009
Leslie Hindman Lot 33: A Galanos Orange and Purple Evening Gown, 1970s, Label: Galanos. Photo courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
For you lucky Londoners and other Brits: Tuesday Dec. 8, 2009: at Kerry Taylor . This Vintage Fashion and Couture auction is another fabulous offering from Kerry Taylor with with loads of Audrey Hepburn's clothing, much of it from Givenchy and many pieces worn in films. But there's so much more - wonderful designer pieces, riding habits, jewelry and purses. Visit the catalogue and drool for a while.
Kerry Taylor Lot 65: a embroidered satin open robe, Chinese for the European market, 1770s, the fabric c.1755-60 Photos courtesy of Kerry Taylor Auctions
Kerry Taylor Lot 72: A brown wool riding habit, English, 1880s, together with a pair of black leather 1880s riding boots, and an 1873 leather riding crop with silver collar. Photo Courteay of Kerry Tayor Auctions.
For us unlucky Kentuckians without frequent flyer miles, well, we will just have to be content with the online catalogues and a trip to the mall where we can decry the lack of quality and style available today.
Nov 7, 2009
It's always a rare treat to see these 1950s Helen Bond Carruthers cardigans. And isn't this one just about perfect for Fall? Talk about serendipity. Not that time of yeat makes any difference to HBC fans. The worksmandship is superb and I love her use of the appliques. We just received 2 sweaters in stock, this one in a marvelous brown with autumn leaves and pearl buttons. The second was black with wonderful flowers - and it's already gone! It never made it to the website. Just keep that in mind.
Nov 2, 2009
This is woman with no kitchen sink , cabinets or countertop writing this blog. And Thanksgiving dinner approaches. But I hope to have some new goodies ready for Past Perfect Vintage soon, oh very,very soon. At this point, vintage is therapy.
Until then, let's have a Hat Parade in Black and Red!