An occasional (when we're inspired!) blog from a group of vintage sellers who share the same philosophies, ethics, and love of and respect for vintage items, as well as nostalgia for the "good old days." We love to share our vintage finds, treasured memories, and stories of our favorite old-time stars of the stage, silver screen, and vinyl recordings. We hope you'll enjoy visiting us!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Vintage Movie Time at Reflections
Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Alfred Hitchock's Rear Window and what a treat it was! Grace Kelly wearing the designs of Edith Head is one of the best displays of 1950's fashions you can find. From a frothy negligee to evening cocktail wear and back to her daily work suits is nothing short of major vintage eye candy. If you love vintage (and I do) and haven't seen this movie then make a point to rent it. You won't be sorry.
Together we have chosen items from our shops that most resemble fashions from Rear Window.
The first three are from Catseye Vintage on Etsy......
This week we're focusing on clothing and accessories from the 70s, an era of change that started with hippie bohemian, changing to polyester dresses and pantsuits in the mid-70s and ending with the disco era fashions.
The members of the Reflections of Vintage sellers network have the perfect vintage 70s pieces for your consideration.
Please visit our shops to see more beautiful vintage clothes and accessories!
Catseye Vintage, has the perfect oversized necklace, a great novelty border print caftan, and a lovely hand crocheted cardigan sweater listed in her Etsy shop:
Vintage 70s Brass Pendant Necklace Modernist Chunky Oversized Unsigned Beauty from CATSEYE VINTAGE
Vintage 70s Caftan Maxi Dress Purple and White Novelty Border Print from CATSEYE VINTAGE
Vintage 70s Hand Crocheted Lace Cardigan Sweater Jacket in Ecru from CATSEYE VINTAGE
Alley Cats Vintage on Ruby Lane has a wonderful corset maxi dress, and two lovely day dresses:
Vintage 70s Maxi Corset Dress Black and Paisley by Gay Gibson B36 W25 from ALLEY CATS VINTAGE
My Vintage Cocktail has several wonderful 70s items in her Etsy Shop, including a iconic pair of floral print bell bottom pants, a fabulous dress, and a pair of sexy near mint strappy shoes in a difficult to find size 9:
Vintage 70s Wide Leg Bell Bottom or Palazzo Pants, Floral Print, Sz XS Sm from MY VINTAGE COCKTAIL
Vintage 70s Mini Dress, Psychedelic Geometric Print, Kay Windsor, Sm Med from MY VINTAGE COCKTAIL
Vintage 70s Italian Strappy Platform Disco High Heel Sandals, Sz 9 N, Near Mint from MY VINTAGE COCKTAIL
Doing some online shopping over the weekend? Browsing to get ideas for an upcoming special event, such as a party, prom, or wedding? Or, possibly planning your wardrobe for Viva Las Vegas (April 5 - 8)? We at Vintage Reflections are sure to have something that will catch your eye but won't break your bank! Take a look at some of our favorite and/or newest listings, and check out our shops for more great vintage fashions and accessories!
In less than 2 weeks the most romantic of all days will occur, Valentine's Day. Quoting Wikipedia "Valentine's Day is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, confectionery and sending greeting cards. The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages." Who knew? I always heard it was created by Hallmark.
Be that as it may, vintage accessories make a fab, romantic gift for that special person in your life. The Vintage Reflections Group would like to make some recommendations from our shops.
These wonderful items at available at My Vintage Cocktail on Etsy
Vintage 60s Stratton England Enameled Floral Compact, Never Used
Vintage 30s Art Deco Little Nemo Filigree Pot Metal, RED Rhinestone & Enamel Flowers Brooch