Date04/07/16

Chanel Metiers d’Art: A Feast For The Eyes

Date04/07/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

I’m about to bite into this big, smooth macaron when— is that an eclair that catches my eye? And thimble-sized raspberry tarts beyond it! With a gelato bar, peanut roaster, truffle counter and more, this is the most extravagant French patisserie I’ve […]

Date12/14/15

Betsey Johnson: Street Fashion meets the Runway

Date12/14/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

The first time I saw a picture of Betsey Johnson, it just made sense—the oh-so-blunty cut bangs, the straight bleach blonde hair (that somehow manages to stick out in all directions), the bright red lipstick and even brighter clothing. Sometimes you read […]

Date08/18/15

Pierre Cardin: Future Fantastic

Date08/18/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Pierre Cardin is one of my secretly-loved vintage designers. It all started with a 1960s royal blue wool coat with a quilted yoke, oversized Peter Pan collar, and the biggest, shiniest black buttons ever. I encountered it during an appraisal internship and […]

Date06/01/15

ESCADA: Bright & Bold

Date06/01/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Founded in 1978, ESCADA was established as a knitwear company by Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley in Munich, Germany. Margaretha was of Swedish descent, a former model who had spent her early years working for Sweden’s royal tailor. The Ley’s, who had married in […]

Date05/26/15

Vintage Chanel Bags: A Celebrity Favorite

Date05/26/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Vintage Chanel Bags were instant classics the moment they first became available for the public back in 1929. Over the decades there has been the development of the classic looks (the chain straps, the quilting, those famous interlocking C’s gracing each bag) […]

Date05/18/15

Malcolm Starr: Vintage Designer Glamour

Date05/18/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

    Sometimes, an occasion begs for an outfit with a little glitz and glamour. Being a staunch believer in the virtues of vintage clothing, I think such occasions often call for a classic Malcolm Starr number. Malcolm Starr dresses are known […]

Date05/15/15

Paco Rabanne: The Architecture of Clothing

Date05/15/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Paco Rabanne was born Francisco “Paco” Rabaneda Cuervo in San Sebastian, Spain in February of 1934. His mother was the Chief Seamstress at Balenciaga’s Spanish salon. His father was executed during the Spanish Civil War, causing Paco and his mother to flee […]

Date04/27/15

Prada: Designer Fashion house with Royal Roots

Date04/27/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Prada. We all know the look, the logo, and the brand. We’ve all seen the dramatic ads in the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and died a little bit from sheer want.  Prada has always been a designer fashion label that […]

Date04/21/15

The Leonard Look: Powerful Prints

Date04/21/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

If there is one thing in life I love, it’s a classic Emilio Pucci print (especially with good weather just around the corner—those prints always remind me of a summer day!).   Equally as wonderful (and perhaps not as widely known) is […]

Date04/14/15

Bonnie Cashin: A Designer Handbag Pioneer

Date04/14/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

You might not know the name, but I guarantee you know her work—Bonnie Cashin. Ever admired a vintage Coach designer handbag, or expertly twisted a kiss lock on your favorite clutch? You’ve got Cashin to thank for much of that.   Born […]