Tagged with Vintage

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

If you know anything about vintage jewellery, then you’re familiar with Miriam Haskell‘s name and designs. Miriam Haskell was an American designer who created amazingly intricate and beautiful costume pieces through the 1920s-50s. Haskell’s pieces were distinct because of the design, intricacy, high quality materials and affordable prices. In 1920, Miriam Haskell founded her own … Continue reading

A Lesson in Bakelite

A Lesson in Bakelite

You knew this post was coming, didn’t you? There was ‘A Lesson in Jet‘ and ‘A Lesson in Lucite,’ so, of course I have to cover everyone’s favourite vintage plastic, Bakelite. Bakelite (a.k.a. catalin and durez) is a colourful thermoplastic created in 1908-09 by Leo H. Baekeland. Baekeland accidentally created this material while trying to … Continue reading

What’s in Your Vintage Handbag?

What’s in Your Vintage Handbag?

I’m always interested in what other vintage ladies are carrying in their handbags and evening purses. Call it curiousity or just plain nosiness! ;0 I like to see what neat beauty products and must-have items ladies are carrying around. And, of course, I like to admire the vintage handbag. I’ll Show You Mine…If You’ll Show … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Playing Card Novelty Prints!

Oh, for the Love of…Playing Card Novelty Prints!

Like many vintage ladies, I’m crazy about novelty prints and items. I simply adore novelty fabrics, bakelite novelty jewellery and kitchy household items popular in the 1940s, 50s and early 60s. Today I’m going to focus on playing card novelty prints on jewellery, dresses, skirts, dishes and more. I’ve always had a thing for spades, … Continue reading

Lusting after 1940s Peep-toe Platforms!

Lusting after 1940s Peep-toe Platforms!

I have a penchant for 1940s shoes, in particular peep-toe slingback platforms. With or without a bow, high or low heel – they are to die for! Right now I’m particularly obsessed with the 40s peep-toe platforms with metal studs or dots. I simply must have a pair of these post haste! It was surprisingly … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Jelly Bellies!

Oh, for the Love of…Jelly Bellies!

Yes, for the love of Jelly Bellies! I’m crazy about them and, no, I don’t mean Jelly Belly jelly beans! I’m talking about the astoundingly cute vintage jewellery pieces, referred to as ‘Jelly Bellies.’ This type of jewellery started being made in the 1940s by popular jewellery maker, Trifari. At that time, Trifari was also … Continue reading

Two New February Frocks

Two New February Frocks

First new dress: 1950s taffeta party dress This dress was given to me by my mom. It’s a beautiful 1950s taffeta dress with a velvet bow. It’s super tight in the bodice, creating a great slim-looking waistline (I hope I’ll be able to breathe!) It needs to be hemmed at the bottom, but other than … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Illusion Dresses!

Oh, for the Love of…Illusion Dresses!

Ok, I am seriously in love with vintage illusion dresses! Popular in the 30s, 40s and 50s these amazing frocks create drama, allure and intrigue by creating a ‘barely there’ sheer look. These dresses come in a variety of styles and colours. However, I mostly come across them in black with a see-through (or lace) … Continue reading