Monday, December 20, 2010

Sears Holiday - Vintage Nightgowns

Another installment of vintage goodness from old Sears Christmas Catalogs. I just love the nightgowns from the 1930s and 1940s. They were like beautiful evening gowns! Enjoy these pages from the old catalogs.

1945 Sears Christmas Catalog

1943 Sears Christmas Catalog

1940 Sears Christmas Catalog

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Paris 1962

Photographer Tom Palumbo took these images in Paris in 1962. He was a fashion photographer during the 1950s and 1960s. I think these candid images are just enchanting. You can see the full stream on flikr here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Retro Hair - the fifties

I noticed while browsing through some pictures of Scarlett Johansson on that she had so many pictures with her hair styled very retro 1950s. It is such a classy time period and the hair styles are nothing less than chic. Below is a great tuturiol on how to do 50s hair at home. Enjoy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Vintage French Designer - Pierre d'Alby

When we first came across this Pierre d'Alby blazer, we weren't quite sure where it came from. We hadn't heard of the label before, but we loved the styling and knew we had to have it. After doing some research, we found the following information on Pierre d'Alby via the Vintage Fashion Guild website:
The label Pierre d’Alby was one of the first players in France to become part of the explosive 1960s scene. The label was created by Zyga Pianko in 1958 and a very young Daniel Hetcher was hired to design the first six collections. Other well known designers such as Agn├Ęs B, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Feycal Amor, and Nicole Fahri designed for the label. In the 1990s the company changed its name to Zyga, in honour of its creator.

This particular blazer is in a great navy color with gold contrast piping. Judging from the styling and label, it is from the late 1960s or early 1970s.

The style is classic and timeless, as you can see J.Crew is selling a very similar design in their Fall '10 collection.

These two vintage images were found online of Pierre d'Alby from the 1960s. This second image was a 1968 French Elle cover and the model is wearing a very mod Pierre dress.

Find the jacket in our Esty Store HERE