My 3 Latest buys:
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tiana Pittelle was a famous Hawaii designer with a boutique in Waikiki in the post war era. Her dresses are prized by collectors of vintage Hawaiian clothing. Her prints were confined and only available on her label. She was known for high quality construction and the wonderful details incorporated into her designs.
Vintage Hawaiian dresses are constant and lasting favorites. They are a true sexy style, carefree, and fun to wear. They're ooze elegance but say to the world you are still playful fun! I am so thrilled to own my own Tiana Pittelle sarong cocktail dress.
I've just bought this beauty below:
The sarong entered American popular culture with Dorothy Lamour's films at Paramount Pictures (see below). She became the studio's top female box office attraction, wearing a sarong in 11 films, including The Hurricane (1937) and the 7 popular Road to... films with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
Here are some other wonderful examples:
(Sold at site Vintageous)
(Sold at Lucite Box)
Nani of Hawaii 1940's Tropical Print Dress w Bolero
(Available at Vintage Textile)
1940's Red Hawaiian Style Sarong Dress
(Sold at Posh Girl Vintage)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I picked up the latest copy of SHOP TIL YOU DROP (Australian edition) last night and spotted a CARRIE TREND featured inside: TURBANS! I adore hats and I'm in lust with the turban they're simply so chic, so divine, so stylish....
A fab collection of vintage pics courtesy of the website swingfashionista.com
Don't you adore these black and whites?
Want your own?? Available now on Ebay and Etsy are an AMAZING selection to choose from. I've posted some of my fave vintage turbans below just waiting to be bought and loved - get yours now!
Vintage 1950's White Brocade High Turban w Bow & Rhinestones
ETSY BUYS AVAILABLE NOW:
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My fascination with Polaroid Photo Art began about 8 years ago when I stumbled across an old Polaroid Land Camera in a charity shop. I bought it home and googled 'polaroid art' simply out of curiosity. What I found was amazing, ethereal artwork that immediately inspired me to learn more.
Working with a Polaroid camera and experimenting with polaroid art is really exciting and the end result is utterly enchanting. I became interested in not only the beautiful results of simple taking a polaroid picture but also of the alternative polaroid art processes that can be mastered.
Below are 2 samples of the Polaroid Emulsion Transfer artworks:
Each artwork is an original emulsion transfer. I take the photograph with my old land Camera and pull the polaroid film through he roller. The Polaroid photo is immersed in hot water where the surface begins to bubble. The photo is then put it in cool water where I am able to completely remove the emulsion from the plastic backing and transfer it onto watercolor paper. Because the final results of each image cannot be duplicated, no two works are exactly alike.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Some Eye Candy for a Monday
(Source: My Vintage Vogue)
MY LATEST PURCHASE:
Vintage 1950's Structured Felt Hat W Satin Bow & Rhinestone Brooch
Made By DOREE
I'll post some photos of the night when it comes.