March 31, 2014
The time is here, Spring time that is! We love this time of the year ever so much. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the temperatures are rising. How could you be anything but happy during all of that?! One of our favorite ways to welcome the change in weather is to add a few new pieces to our wardrobe. We don't believe that each season deserves a complete overhaul, but a great way to spice things up is to add fun florals and pastels in the mix. We have put together our favorite Spring worthy pieces in the shop right now and hopefully they will help inspire you to wear some fun prints in the upcoming warmer months. What is your favorite thing to wear after the cold months are gone? Make sure to lets us know down in the comments below!  

vintage 1920s pale pink blue floral sheer dress | Beckon Spring Dress

vintage 1950s black floral silk cocktail dress | Modern Florist Dress

vintage 1950s violet blue rose silk dress | La Belle Morphyse Dress

vintage 1960s pink dress | Merry Go Round Dress    vintage 1960s orange dress | Sherbert Roses Dress

vintage 1960s vivid floral wiggle dress | Printed Petals Dress

vintage 1930s revival 90s floral ruffle dress | Endellion Roses Dress

vintage 1970s white tropics floral sundress | Tetia Reef Dress
March 23, 2014
I don't know much about Coco Chanel. There I said it. Actually, maybe not a lot of people do. The real Coco Chanel anyway.

Sure there was that movie with the ever so lovely Audrey Tautou (whom I adore!) but even that isn't the whole truth, or even a fraction of it. And I suppose we won't ever know the whole truth as Coco Chanel was extremely keen on shaping her past and her life the way she saw fit.

Frankly, the more I read about Coco Chanel the more I battle with my love/hate relationship with her. Did she make beautiful clothes that changed the shape of women's fashion? Yes. Was she nice? Not so much... in fact, not really at all.

Coco Chanel was meticulous about her work and a perfectionist | source

6 Things About Coco Chanel You Didn't Know

1.] Diana Vreeland said of Coco Chanel that she wasn't particularly a nice person but they were friends. But was she pleasant, not at all. I read this in Diana Vreeland's autobiography "DV" when she talks about her life in Paris.

Coco Chanel photographed in 1937 by Boris Lipnitzki | source
2.] Her last major love affair was with a German spy, right at the dawn of World War II. His name was Hans Gunther von Dincklage and he arranged for Coco to reside in the Hotel Ritz during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. {source}

3.] At the age of 20 she found work as a seamstress having honed her sewing skills at the Aubazine convent. BTW, side note, if you've never seen photos of Aubazine, you should. {source}

4.] Coco Chanel is depicted naked in a political cartoon drawn by her antisemitic lover Paul Iribe in which she represents France and is being cradled by Adolf Hitler and protected from Jews. {source}

5.] At her funeral, Coco Chanel's fashion models occupied the first seats and her coffin was covered with camellias, gardenias, orchids, and azaleas. A few red roses were also present as accent flowers. from Wikipedia

6.] She made suntans cool. Prior to Coco Chanel's time, being tanned usually meant you were a laborer. But she changed the outlook of being sun kissed with the idea that if you were bronzed it meant you lived a life of leisure. From the book Chanel and Her World (1981)

Coco Chanel as a young lady c.1910 | source
Coco Chanel photographed for Vogue c.1954 by Henry Clarke | source

Coco Chanel on the balcony of the Ritz hotel where she lived during the war years | source

March 13, 2014
In today's shop update we are showing the 40s and 50s some major love with a few beautiful pieces from those eras. With three little black dresses from the 40s there is sure to be something to fit everyones tastes. We love seeing the similarities between the Terraces in the City dress and the Pauillac Drape dress. Both curve hugging and sexy yet modest at the same time. They are great examples of the 40s style and we just think they are pretty awesome :) Head on over to Adored Vintage to shop all the new arrivals!

March 11, 2014
We are back with a Spring-y update for you guys today! We have decided that we are totally breaking up with winter and are moving on to warmer weather! The pastel hues in this weeks new arrivals are all we need to say goodbye to the rich colors of winter. You gals know we are borderline obsessed with pale pinks and cream. What can we say?!  We can't wait for our lovely AV gals to wear these pieces out for a day of shopping or a trip to the local farmers market. Head on over to the shop as this update is selling fast!

March 5, 2014
Hello everyone! We are back today with another shop update that we are so excited to share with you all. Black and white is going to be a huge trend this Spring so we have complied a few special pieces to  help you embrace the trend. How amazing is our Offenbach Cape Top?! It amazes us how an antique piece can be so modern! Take a look below at the update and head on over to the shop before they are all sold out! 
antique 1910s black silk lace cap top | Offenbach Cape Top 

vintage 1920s cream grey beaded deco purse | Operetta Date Purse 

vintage 1920s white gauze cotton flapper dress | Days of Innocence Dress

vintage 1950s black wool raised collar blazer | The Paris Set Blazer

vintage 1950s lace chiffon basque waist wedding dress | Pas De Deux Dress

vintage 1970s black crochet lace dress | Midnight Catacombs Dress 

vintage 1970s white nude lace wedding dress | A Promise Made Dress

vintage 1980s flapper black sequined belted dress | Ciel de Nuit dress