Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dior and Pearls!

I still love this splendid creation from John Galliano for Dior! It's from his couture collection a couple of seasons ago, but just like pearls, some things never go out of fashion!

(From Vintage Treasures 09)

A gown like Mr. Galliano's deserves the loveliest of accessories, no? How about something as decadent as the pearls here to frame your face! It's from the late 1940's or early 1950's and was probably made for Dior by Henry Shreiner. It's a massive piece with tiers of silvery-white glass baroque pearls and Austrian marquis and chaton crystals. I love the little baubles sparkling the tip of the extension chain. And don't worry about what to wear on your lovely ears, as it comes with the perfect matching chandelier earrings!

What Are You Wearing To The Winter Ball?
--Lee Ann

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What Would Marie Antoinette Do?

What would Marie Antoinette wear under her new leopard ball gown for the Autumn Ball?

Why, this lovely pouf garter belt in the most delicate midnight black lace...

(From Boudoir Barbie)

embellished with this exquisite feather plume brooch made of firey scarlet red stones,
of course!
(From AOJ Vintage Jewelry)

Wear Your Prettiest Animal Print Today!

--Lee Ann

Vintage Compacts!

I love this image of a glamour girl checking her perfectly applied make up in this fun compact! I've never been one to do the make up check in public, but might not be able to resist in showing off any one of the lovely pieces I've shown below!
(Photo via My Vintage Vogue)

This stunning piece would be a wonderful addition to a collection! The center powder and mirror compartment features a dramatic rhinestone medallion on the front, surrounded by a lipstick holder on one side and a perfume bottle on the other! Wow!
Dolphin Lady

I love the tassel made of sparkling crystal on this piece from 1929. The ribbed gold tone compact features a lovely beveled mirror on the inside.
From Power Of One Designs

Estee Lauder has had some beautiful collections over the years and this one is certainly just that!
It's appropriately called "Butterfly" and has gorgeous colors in the enameling and is embellished with amethyst, topaz and clear crystals! What a stocking stuffer idea!
From Volaurie.

A classic Fragonard image of lovers is depicted on the top of this wonderful compact from Paris and is stamped "Limoges" feminine!
Annies Oddities

I've always found ostrich to be such an interesting material and this cool compact would be so great, especially this season with textured leathers and fur so popular. This would be super for an edgier fashionista that isn't quite as girly-girl.
Baby Fiducia

Put Your Best Face Forward Today!
--Lee Ann

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What Would Marie Antoinette Do?

What beautiful booties would Marie Antoinette put on her little princess to wear with her new pretty bonnet?

Why, this lovely little white pair made of rabbit fur with their own pink lined presentation box, of course!

( Dilly Dally Vintage)

Au Revoir!
--Lee Ann

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sensuous Sleep!

Now that we've finally felt a nip in the air here, and it dark earlier, too, I feel myself starting to really "nest" for the season, aren't you? And as I get older, I love nothing more than a truly good nights rest! We might as well do it with style, right?

Here we go...

Slip into bed in this amazing 1940's pale blue nightie trimmed in the prettiest ecru lace at the neckline, sleeves and empire waist. True to the style of the time, it is bias cut for a luscious drape on the body! From Blythe Hopes Vintage. Yummy!

For a very fine addition to your vintage lingerie collection, consider this stunning 1910's Valencinnes lace boudoir cap. From Beautiful Reign , it is adorned with the most delicate ruffled ribbons, rosettes and silk stuffed baubles. Santa, are you paying attention?!

How glamorous to spritz lightly your favorite fragrance before sliding between the sheets, using this lovely cut glass atomizer! Or so pretty just on a vanity tray or in the powder room! Loving this shade of blue, its available from Allie Et Cie.

How sweet is this pair of satin pillow covers in the softest mint...such a pretty color! These have a luxurious ruffled edge surrounding quilted heart shapes with divine ribbon rosette centers. French Folly has such romantic things in her shop!

Is there anything better than snuggling under a nice warm blanket on a cold night? This is a vintage beauty in snowy white wool with the softest satin banding at the edges to help take off the chill! It's from Betty and Babs.

SaraBella Treasures offers this charming boudoir lamp with a delightful little chenille nice to have on the bedside table for skimming the latest fashion publication or romance novel before turning in!

Languish in a Luxurious Boudoir Tonight!

--Lee Ann

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The "I Have Nothing To Wear" Style Files!

Don't you just abhor the "I have nothing to wear" dread when you open your closet? Well, I have just the solution for some great, classic looks available from vintage online sellers! Here are a few things that are wardrobe building blocks...

Classic military inspired trench coat from BTBVintage.

Ralph Lauren black cashmere blend sweater from Glitz 1.

Yummy caramel suede knotted waist skirt from Big Yellow Taxi.

Andre Assous black equestrian riding boots from Pacific Wonderland

Black Chanel drawstring chain handbag from Fashion Squid.

Dramatic 18k gold Nina Ricci charm bracelet from Sneller 8190.

Put Your Own Spin On A Classic Look Today!

--Lee Ann

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What Would Marie Antoinette Do?

What would Marie Antoinette wear with her new pink beaded taffeta ball gown?

Why, this exquisite pink floral patterned parure, encrusted with fuchsia Aurora Borealis and pink chatons, of course! ( From AOJ Vintage Jewelry)

Wear Something Pink Today!

--Lee Ann

My Favorite Things! Finale

When The Dog Bites

When The Bee Stings

When I'm Feeling Sad

I Simply Remember My Favorite Things

And Then I Don't Feel So Bad!

What Are Some Of Your Favorite Things?

--Lee Ann

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hat Boxes!

I love a hat box! No, I don't mean just one, but lots of hat boxes! I love the pretty papers and fabrics that cover them, ribbons and cords that decorate them, and fancy advertising atop them. They are great for storing the obvious hat, but also scarves, belts, and other accessories. And I can't tell you how many times I have used them, both vintage and new, for gift-giving. A pretty pink satin one filled with tiny crocheted shoes, bibs and little white bible for a special baby girl was the hit of a baby shower. Wine, cheese, crackers and linen napkins for a 10th anniversary gift in a lovely grape vine covered style. And too many bath and beauty products encased in cheery florals to mention! And everyone always loves them. It's like two great gifts in one!

Here a just a few I wanted to share with you today...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pin Up Girl!

I've always loved beautiful images of women by wonderful artists like Icart, Erte, Elvgren and of course the infamous Alberto Vargas! His "Varga Girls" are so elegantly depicted with full on glamour! Vargas, originally from Peru, worked for the Ziegfeld Follies and many Hollywood studios, as well as Esquire Magazine during World War II. This piece it appropriately called "Sheer Elegance".

You could become your own pin up vision in this midnight black vintage nightie. The sheer chiffon gown features the most amazing full skirt with splendid lace straps and detail on the empire waist bodice. From The Vintage Zone.

Wear Your Prettiest Nightie Tonight!

--Lee Ann

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Favorite Things! Part 3

Girls In White Dresses With Blue Satin Sashes

Snowflakes That Stay On My Nose And Eyelashes

Silver White Winters That Melt Into Springs

(From Le Trip)

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!

--Lee Ann

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What Would Marie Antoinette Do?

What would Marie Antoinette have with her delicious plate of bon-bons?

Why, the perfect cup of tea in this Meissen teal blue and gold encrusted cup and saucer, of course!

(From Indigo Heirlooms)

Use Your Prettiest Cup and Saucer Today!

--Lee Ann

Friday, November 5, 2010

Marchesa and Mirrors!

Georgina Chapman is the face behind the incredible Marchesa fashion label, so it makes sense that her dressing area would be just as glamorous! I love the glitz and shine of all the mirrored surfaces with delicate crystal items sparkling throughout, don't you!

The real star of a dressing room like Georgina's is this over the top mirrored vanity! How could a woman not feel special pampering herself in front of this stunning piece! This beauty, from The Paris Apartment, is from the 1930's and still has the original Lucite handles! Yummy!

Satisfind offers this wonderful pair of perfume bottles in lovely cut crystal. A ladies dressing table wouldn't be without several!

This charming crystal lamp is a pretty way to make sure your make up is perfectly applied! You will feel like a real Hollywood star with this piece available from Any Old Time!

This vintage mirrored waste basket is a pretty way to light up a corner of a room while being beautifully functional! From Doll Food.

Have a Sparklingly Great Day!

--Lee Ann