Monday, March 29, 2010

Guinea Pig-O-Saur

Save 20% On The French Connection

The eBay Fashion Vault has just released a coupon for 20% off the French Connection Sale!

French Connection is a UK based brand (with the clever FCUK acronym lol) which offers a fashion-forward clothing range with a quirky spin on design, priding itself on quality and affordable prices.

The whole business is born of a desire to be original, distinctive and accessible. Whether fcuk has shocked or amused, it certainly made you think. Bold, witty and intelligent. The collection includes select women’s skirts, dresses, fashion shorts, tops and denim from Fall ’09 and Spring ’09 collections.


Prices range from $20 – $110, average price of $65.

To save your 20% (off from items that are already 60% off retail!), just use coupon code CFASHIONVAULTMAR when you make a purchase at the Fashion Vault.

In addition, all items are eligible for free shipping!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Size Matters

Sew what if size matters?

Jean Harlow Was A Real Cupcake


Via Sugar Sugar.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

If I Were A Violent Person

And Clara Bow weren't dead, I'd kill her for this dress. :p

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bedding Vickie Kennedy

Normally I would post this at my lingerie blog, but in this case it's the bed and bedding that I'm absolutely nuts over!

Breathless For The Ballerina

Art Deco Ballerina Intaglio Jewelry Powder Dish -- Stunning!

Les Premiers Lilas, By Kirchner

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Proper Colors For Your Complexion, 1800's Style

Advice for ladies on how to best display their complexion by wisely selecting the color of their dress from the March 1831 issue of Atkinson's Casket (sometimes just called The Casket) -- which is by & large still widely advised today.




As you can see, the article & advice continues; I posted it here.



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kiki ♥ The Irish

Magnificent & mod emerald green dress with rhinestone accents at waist and sleeves on this vintage Kiki Hart dress.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fashion Comebacks That Equal Fashion Faux Pas?

In 5 Trends That Should Never Have Resurged, Sam Crocker calls 'em like he sees 'em. I, naturally, take issue with a few of his calls -- and I've got the right to calls 'em as I sees 'em.

Let's start with his number one spot, animal prints. I love animal prints -- maybe not the retro 80's day-glo turquoise and black zebra prints so much, but generally speaking, je t'adore animal prints. Most especially leopard print (gorgeous -- go see!). And isn't it preferable to actual animal fur? So how can fashion faux paws be a fashion faux pas?

Also making his list, fake vintage. Sam uses this retro styled Strawberry Shortcake tee to illustrate his point.



Personally, I find retro styled tees and fashions a-OK. Obviously I'd prefer authentic vintage, but hey, it's not always available -- nor can it always be found in your size.

And, in any case, most fashion is recycled or resurgent -- be it acknowledged or not.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's Creepy To Refer To Your Friends & Family As Food

The sleeves on this retro snails sweater read "Slow and Steady Our Love Does Grow" and "I Sure Do Love My Escargot."


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Our Nobby Belted Suits For Young Men

A vintage glass Magic Lantern Slide advertising Peoples Clothing Co. Appleton, Wisconsin, proclaiming the latest in men's suits.

Applique Swan Song

Retro Rose Marie Rouch (Seminole, Florida) pink wrap skirt with swan and lily pad appliques.

A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course -- Unless It's A Dress

Fabulously kitschy pink gingham dress by Vested Gentress featuring a row of green winking horses on the front -- and on the backside the backsides of the horses, complete with pink gingham bows on their butts.




Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Girl, Put Your Red Cords On

That's what I thought Corinne Bailey Rae was singing; but it turns out, it was Girl, Put Your Records On.



OK, so excuse me (while I kiss this guy).

But I still think you girls should put your red cords on.

Like these retro crimson red corduroy velvet bell bottoms:



There's no shortage of ideas for gettin' your red corduroys on either.




You could even be a red cord caped crusader!