Sunday, June 26, 2011

Peggy Power

Pristine 1950's Chantilly lace strapless wedding dress by Marie of California.

Waist 25".  Boned bodice, looks as if it was never worn!

Those of you looking for the perfect 50's tea-length wedding dress, look no further. 348.

Early 60's silk taffeta couture dress by Betty Clyne. Waist 26", 248.

Pictures do not do this dress justice, it is so beautifully made....

Exquisite silk satin with velvet roses cocktail dress from I. Magnin. Late 50's.

The quality and condition of this dress is amazing!

Waist 26". 225.

You have to feel this fabric to believe it! 
sorry, this stunner sold faster than I had a chance to post it!

I love how curve hugging this little green linen number by Anne Forgarty. Perfect for daytime!

I've had this beauty for awhile now but haven't been able to show it off because of how small it is.  Luckily
my new assistant Erin is tiny enough in the waist to show it off. 

putting on the gloves....

Ta-da! Stunning! She's barely breathing but looks beautiful. I wish you could really see the color of this gown, it's the softest ivory blush.

Waist 24", Bust 32".  1950's....248.

1930's crochet wedding gloves....38.

Flowers by Fieldwork.

Crinolines in orange, lilac and red! Call to order one!

Gorgeous 50's dress made out of Indian Sari fabric. Waist 28", 148.

The perfect shoes and bag for the dress...

Vintage Indian handbag 38.

Store interior with new chandelier! 
I went to a wedding this evening and wore my favorite "new" 50's green rose print wiggle dress with illusion neckline by Peggy Hunt. Peggy Hunt was a designer in Hollywood who was famous for her spectacular illusion necklines and form fitting styles. Granted that I don't know the couple very well (the groom is a client of my Fiance's)  the wedding photographer seemed compelled to take quite a few pictures of me-- I hope the couple isn't annoyed when they look through the pictures and see a bunch of me. They'll be like "uh...who is that lady in the green dress and why are there so many pictures of her?"
  I'm really not trying to toot my own horn but I think in a sea of cheap H&M dresses the 50's Peggy really stood out. A knockout vintage dress really demands attention!  People kept coming up to me to compliment it, or to touch it...As we left some street kids walked past us and then turned around and yelled "WAIT! WE LoVE YoUR DRESS!!! LET us come and take a closer LOOK!!" I thanked them and my fiance proudly said "she owns a whole store of dresses like that :)!"
It was
The dresses above are my favorites this week. If you see anything you love and must have please call us at 503 230 2899 between the hours of 11-6pm PST and we'll be happy to answer any questions. We ship anywhere!
Thanks for loo

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Turquoise Temptation

early 60's nylon chiffon party dress, waist 25". 348.

Just in this weekend! Early 60's nylon chiffon party dress in the most brilliant turquoise ever! I love it....
Interested in purchasing? Call us at 503 230 2899 and we'll be happy to answer any questions.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sexiest Dress Of The Year Award...

Late 40's Lurex bombshell dress by Emma Domb, waist 26", Amazing. 348.

raspberry lurex....

boned bodice...

Can you say ....Man Trap?

Animal attraction....1970's by Estevez, size XXS, 98.

Sexy brass grommet halter neck...

New-old stock Tigress perfume and powder, I am in love with the packaging. 

1950's leopard heels, size 6 1/2. 48.

The perfect 1950's cotton eyelet wiggle dress, size 2-4. 125.

Amazing 1950's cotton hawaiian print dress by Nana. 298. Waist 26".

Comes with bolero jacket...
people! pineapples!

Beautiful 1950's floral circle skirt. Waist 28", 78.
Lilac crinoline, 48.

Gorgeous snow white 50's tea-length wedding dress with rhinestone bodice. Waist 24". 298.

Matching bolero jacket with rhinestone buttons.

Made by the other Carole King.

1970's  Cotton Emilio Pucci dress. Size medium. 248.

Stunning 1950's silk taffeta cocktail dress by Miss America! Waist 27", 248.

The vintage gods have smiled upon me this week and deposited a stunning collection of sensational cocktail dresses. The Emma Domb raspberry lurex dress is a strong contender for the sexiest dress of the year award. The Estevez halter gown is a close second....if either one of those dresses even remotely fit me they'd be in my closet.  If you see anything you just have to have please call us at 503 230 2899 between the hours of 11-6pm PST. We are happy to ship anywhere you'd like!
Thanks for looking....