Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pretty in Pat Premo

Just in this week, a fabulous 1950's ivory cotton eye-let dress by California designer Pat Premo. I have been a fan of Pat Premo for some time now, her cotton dresses are some of the best I've seen. Pat Premo starting out working for another of my favorite vintage designers, Peggy Hunt in the 1930's. In the 40's she started her own line. Our Pat Premo is fully lined and features the most beautiful ruched waistline. I think it would make an excellent casual wedding dress. The dress is a size 2-4 and has a 25" waist. 

An ad from 1954 for Pat Premo
Courtesy of Amazing Adornments , where there is an amazing collection of vintage fashion ads!

Model is wearing a strapless white cotton dress with a matching headkerchief, by Pat Premo and sandals by Bernardo 1953
A model in the 1950's wearing Pat Premo.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Style Like ME.

I decided to make this post all about me. I realize it's been such a long time since I did a personal post, that I hadn't even shown you my new haircut! Two weeks ago I took the plunge and chopped off a good 12" of hair.  I've worn my hair long for the years now?  It was starting to look like scraggily old hippie man know, the kind that's long and thin and just serves as a sad reminder of ones lost youth??
  So here I am, that's me with my new haircut, in my vintage black and white leopard raincoat, along with Joanne and Amy in the Xtabay dressing room mirror. That's my favorite new light fixture (click on the picture so you can see it in all it's glory), and that my friends... is what I made for dinner tonight. I notice a lot of  popular style blogs are always including these tantalizing photos of what they just ate. So I decided to include a photo of one of my culinary masterpieces. Here is the recipe for my world famous double fiber sloppy joes.....

    Liz's Famous Sloppy Joes:   (prep time: 8 minutes tops)
1 Can of Amy's Black Bean Chili
2 double fiber (they HAVE to be the double fiber ones, the regular ones just lack) english muffins
a good handful of shredded cheddar cheese ( I prefer Tillamook)

Heat Chili from can on medium until hot.
Toast double fiber english muffins
dump chili onto toasted muffins
sprinkle with cheese
(optional) garnish with piece of lettuce
serves 2


Monday, October 25, 2010

Coat Allure: a few of the coats you'll find at Xtabay

Vintage equestrian style wool coat by Norman Norell. Available now on Etsy
for 348. Modern size 5-6.

Fabulous 1960's bold plaid tweed coat with fur collar. Available now at Xtabay for 198.
Size medium.

1960's Originala lime green wool coat with rhinestone buttons. Available at Xtabay
for 198. Size small-med. 

1960's Norman Norell sky blue wool coat with chocolate mink trim. Available on Esty
this week. 395. Size med-lrg.

Late 1960's Christian Dior wool plaid suit. Size 11-12. Available now at Xtabay
for 248. 

Vintage Bonnie Cashin coat from the late 60's-early 70's. Available now at Xtabay for
248. Size medium.

1960's camel hair cape from Saks 5th Ave. Available at Xtabay for 125.
One size fits most.

Vintage Bonnie Cashin light blue leather jacket with back pockets. Available now
at Xtabay for 148. Size small.

1950's periwinkle coat by Strock with beaver fur collar. Avaliable now at Xtabay
for 248. Size small-med.

These are just a few of my favorite coats at Xtabay right now. I will be adding some of them to my long neglected Etsy page, so keep checking it this week for new listings. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Liquid Diamonds...

What could possibly be more glamorous than an evening gown drenched in silver sequins?
 Joanne gives this late 60's gown a decidedly 1930's feel, it looks like it was plucked from Ginger Rogers dressing room. The simple, almost demure top with the long floor sweeping skirt gives it an elegance that a lot of sequined evening gowns seem to lack.
 The dress still has its' original tag and was made in California. The name of the designer escapes me but it was something like an Alyce Original. It was originally priced at 570. which back in those days was boo koo bucks. Hell, even today that seems like a lot of money...The dress is currently being featured in the store window and is waiting for you to come in and try it on.