September 30, 2010

"Remember girls when you wore a sweater just to keep warm?" This delightful vintage video showcases a few vintage cardigans and sweaters "all fancied up" and embellished with "velvet leaves" and mink for collars and cuffs because "gals love mink, even in small doses!"

Credit: Vidcat via Youtube.
September 28, 2010
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Vintage lace slips, chiffon peignoirs, ruffled bodices, and dainty bows all coming soon to the shop!

Vintage sleepwear and loungewear used to be so lovely, nowadays it's so easy for us women to slip on sweatpants and a baggy t-shirt. I think we should bring back delicate and feminine nightwear! Aren't all of these just so sweet?

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September 27, 2010
How to date vintage lingerie: If you need help dating vintage lingerie, studying vintage lingerie advertisements and catalog scans will be your best bet. Advertisements for vintage slips, nightgowns, and peignoirs can be usually be found in vintage magazines for women which are always marked with a date.

For alternate options on dating vintage lingerie, you can also view photos of Hollywood starlets many of which did glamour photoshoots in maribou feather trimmed robes, silk evening gowns, and chiffon night wear.

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September 24, 2010
She was an Italian + Tunisian bombshell in the 1960s and is still a working actress with over 30 films (mostly Italian and French) in her repertoire.

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I absolutely love that Claudia exudes so much sexiness in her photos but still looks incredibly approachable (she loved being barefoot in most of her photoshoots) unlike the French bombshell Brigitte Bardot who is incredibly sexy but if I were a man I'd never dare to approach her!

Image credits: All photos belong to their respective owners, click on the image to be taken to the original Flickr page!