$ 100.00Very good vintage condition hardbound copy. Printed in London. Very rare book. Cover is slightly dinged with one small portion of the spine coming loose but still very nice. Inside pages are all in excellent vintage condition though one of the cover pages was cut across the top. Please see photo. Gold on the page edges. A lovely little book, with illustrations About 7.25" x5.5".
$ 106.00 - Sold OutGorgeous soft black velvet opera coat circa 1930s or 40s. This feels like a silk velvet or silk blend velvet. Its fully lined in champagne acetate/rayon. The details on this coat are incredible, and my photos do not do them justice ( black velvet is so hard to photograph well). The sleeves are full length leg'o mutton style, very full arm with gathered cuffs and . The shoulders both have these amazing gathers, almost a smocking, that give the shoulders a natural fullness without the use of pads ( though there is some stiff mesh or some such--maybe pellon--sewn into the shoulders underneath the lining to give it shape. Then take a look at that collar! Its like an Elizabethan collar in shape, with padding inside so it wont fall down, and a velvet covered button to hold it together at the throat. This coat is a statement for sure, and you'll feel gorgeous in it. No label. Very easy fit, probably fits anything from a larger small to a large.
$ 15.00Charming milk glass face cream jar circa late 30s or 40s. Daggett & Ramsdell Perfect Face Cream. Still has the original labels on both front and back, and the metal screw on lid.1.5 oz jar. It is empty of course. Stands 1.75" tall and is 2" in diameter at the base.
$ 129.00One of my current favorites, this stunning dress has everything. Late 1930s, early 1940s crepe rayon. Lovely chevron neckline adorned with beading and sequins, pleating through the bust, right side hip pocket also adorned with matching, though smaller beadwork and sequins, three ornamental buttons at the left hip. There is a side metal zipper and loops for belt, though the belt is no longer with us, more's the pity. Short sleeves. No label. A wonderful, feminine dress!
$ 149.00This is a stunning party dress from the 1940s in black velvet. Has metal zipper on the side. Absolutely darling neckline and sleeves with scalloped edges. label reads: Betty Brief. Slightly dolman sleeve, small shoulder pads. This is either a silk or a rayon velvet, so soft!!! Thread loops for a belt but alas no belt. My trick is too use grosgrain ( or velvet) ribbon in whatever color you like to create a tie on belt! Probably a small to medium
$ 159.00This is a stunning party dress. Late 1930s, early 1940s black taffeta, sort of a moire, but an intersting oval pattern. Beautifully detailed neckline adorned with a perfect bow, pleating through the bust, and a full circle skirt ( or very close to full). There is a side metal zipper and loops for belt, though the belt is no longer with us. Short cap sleeves, slightly dolman. No label. A wonderful, feminine dress!
$ 89.00Black Velvet is so hard to photograph, I never seem to be able to do it justice. This dress is so gorgeous. Silk velvet in night black. Slightly empire waist with cross your heart neckline and a bow detail. On said bow there resides one wonderful rhinestone broach. This broach is missing a few stones, but its barely noticeable and simply adds to the overall charm of this dress. Or replace the broach altogether if you wish! In addition there are two hip pockets, so popular in the 40s! Side metal zipper. This is the softest, most wonderful dress, its the kind of dress you want to cuddle, just as much as wear. Medium Sized.
$ 129.00This is a stunning party dress from the 1950s in black cotton velvet. Has metal zipper down the back. Beautiful neckline with looped trim for a slight peekaboo effect, and a full circle skirt ( or very close to full). 3/4 sleeves, slightly dolman. Tight through the bodice with a slightly dropped waist, then flares out from there. No label. A wonderful, feminine dress!
$ 76.00 - Sold OutGorgeous cotton black velvet opera coat circa 1950s. Its fully lined in black acetate/rayon. Lovely big shawl collar, long sleeves, and two pockets at the hips. The pockets are embellished with little leather chevrons at the top and bottom of the opening. Label reads: Caloha. Very easy fit, probably fits anything from a medium to a smaller extra large. No front closing.
$ 190.00Stunning Winter Ice Blue cotton velvet party dress from the 1950s. Homemade. Gorgeous pleating all the way round the full skirt. 3/4 sleeves, scooped neck and back, metal zipper down the back. No label. Round the neckline its embellished with a sheer white mesh, I think its nylon, and silver trim. And at the back, top of the zipper, is a darling bow The skirt is fully lined with a stiff tulle which gives it quite a bit of fullness, but I've shown it here with an additional crinoline. There is a plenty of hem so one could let it out if one wished to make it longer. I'd say a smallish sized. This dress just makes me think of An American in Paris at the Holidays. Sigh....
$ 169.00Stunning party dress from the 1950s by designer Lorrie Deb, San Francisco. Phenomenal kelly or emerald green. Full skirt with some stiff tulle under for fullness ( though I've added an additional crinoline here ), and great box pleating. Metal zipper up the back. Label reads: Lorrie Deb, San Francisco. XS to S size.
$ 46.00Absolutely charming mint green velvet hat, from the 1950s.Wide grosgrain ribbon hatband in matching mint green round the rim with a grosgrain ribbon bow in the back and a pearl tipped hatppin. No label. Grosgrain band round the inside. Has two 'clips' on either side to help hold it on your head. Measures 20" round the inside.
$ 100.00Just darling red cotton velvet party dress from the 1950s. Gorgeous pleating all the way round the full skirt. Sleveless, scooped neck and back, metal zipper down the back. No label. The bodice is fully lined with pellon which is in excellent condition, no tearing or disintegration. The skirt is unlined. There is an enormous amount of hem so one could let it out if one wished to make it longer. I'd say a smallish medium sized.
$ 90.00 - Sold OutJust darling red wool party dress from the 1950s. Really wonderful matching belt with a bow in front with rhinestone accents. Gorgeous pleating all the way round the full skirt. 3/4 sleeves, boat neck, metal zipper down the back. This feels like a super light, soft wool, or wool blend. Its not itchy to me. There is a union label, but no designer label. It is unlined. I'd say a smallish medium sized.
$ 98.00Stunning silver silk party dress from the 1950s. Homemade. Stiff tulle crinoline inside the full bubble hemmed skirt. I did not add another crinoline to this for photos so this is exactly how full it is on it's own. V neck and low V back, metal zipper down the back. No label. Princess seam waist with an interesting gather which gives a lot of lovely shape to the skirt. I'd say a small to extra small sized.
$ 110.00Divine soft pale bluish- grey brocade coat from the 1960s. Lightweight brocade in a pattern of roses. Has a somewhat peter pan type collar with a pussy bow at the throat and buttons up the front with gorgeous rhinestone embellished buttons. Two pockets, 3/4 sleeves, unlined. Lable reads: " B Cohen Original" and it has a union made tag as well. Slight A Line swing coat so ubiquitous of the 1960s. Just gorgeous! About a medium/large I'd say.
$ 100.00Oh that blue! And that bow! Gorgeous cotton velvet opera coat circa 1960s. Its fully lined in dark lavender purple acetate/rayon. The sleeves are full length. There are four fabric covered buttons up the front and two hip pockets. And quite obviously a very large bow at the left shoulder! Which can also be untied and left to hang or retired in any number of fashions as it suits you, its not sewn into a bow, I just tied it that way. This coat is a statement for sure, and you'll feel gorgeous in it. Label says : Malco Modes, San Francisco. Very easy fit, with a slight A Line shape, probably fits anything from a medium to a large.
$ 100.00Just darling red taffeta party dress from the early 1960s. Gorgeous pleating all the way round the full skirt. The bodice is embellished with little diamantes and smocking all across the front. And there is a gorgeous big bow just under the bustline. Sleeveless, scooped neck and back, metal zipper down the back. No designer label, but there is a union made label. Unlined. I'd say a smallish medium sized.
$ 98.00Wonderful black and white tweed suit from the 1960s. Label reads: Sanderson's La Jolla. Sanderson's was a fine women's boutique and landmark in La Jolla, CA for decades. Jacket is a double-breasted boxy Jackie O style with 3/4 sleeves and a modified Peter Pan collar shape which is echoed in the bottom hem of the jacket front. The skirt is a very slight A Line. I believe this is a wool tweed. Both jacket and skirt are fully lined in what appears to be a rayon or poly. This is a really extraordinary quality suit. Larger size too!
$ 295.00Romantic flowy style 70s dress from London designer Jean Varon. Chiffon circle skirt and bodice in french blue-grey over an mauvey acetate lining. Tons of gorgeous beading and sequins on both sleeves. Beautiful chiffon capelet drape across the back, crisscross ties that start in the back, cross over the front and tie again round back as I've shown here. Or you could keep it simple and just tie it in back without the criss cross. Slight empire waist style. Zipper down the back, 100% poly. Label reads "Jean Varon, London". I'd say this is a small.
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