A blog about vintage fashion, vintage jewels and art.....

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Last of the Shades

French 1970s groovy sunglasses
 Summer is slowly and quietly coming to an end. With just a few weeks left to the beginning of autumn I was inspired to look around for some unique sunglasses, vintage, particular, and colourful, all from different eras.

I came across this particular pair which is branded Petr Spook or Spock. The model is called Bergen and made in France. Does anyone know where this brand originates?

Retro 1980s sunglasses

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fete des Fleurs

Vintage poster designed by Jules Cheret ( 1836-1932) - 1890

Jarron de Gladiolus by Jose Manuel Benito Alvarez - 2003

Vintage French postcard - early 20th Century

Marie Antoinette's bedchamber in Versailles - fine art photo print by Jessica Renee

Vintage Calla Lily Pin from BaileySistersVintage

Vintage French postcard designed by Villemard - 1910
La Fetes des Fleurs in year 2000 as the artist portrayed it....!

Olivia Mannequin by Corset Laced Mannequins

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bespoke to fit

There was a great deal of tailored fashion going about this past season and many of us sought to include some tailored men's cuts in our own wardrobes. There is something about tailors which belongs to old-world class, style, stamina and tradition that particularly entices me. Inspired by a visit to a tailoring firm, I ventured out to search some more about tailors and tailoring and this is what came my way.....

The Village Tailor - Albert Anker - 1831-1910 - oil on canvas - 1984

J. Campbell's tailor shop in Woodford,  Australia - ca. 1912.

Cartoon - 1888

 Interior of a Tailor's Shop - anonymous - oil on canvas- 1780 

Tailor's buttonhole stitch from The Project Gutenberg eBook, Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving, by Grace Christie 1912

Savile Row- Tailoring at Henry Poole and Co., London, England, UK, 1944

Gagliardi - Sartoria dal 1964

"The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor - he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them."
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)