Date04/08/15

Mark Cross: A Designer Handbag Tradition

Date04/08/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

In the grand tradition of other well-respected designer handbag companies who have stood the longevity test—Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton—is the American brand Mark Cross, a company who is celebrating their 170th anniversary this year.   It was 1845 when Henry and Mark […]

Date03/23/15

Fresh Off The Runway: New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

Date03/23/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

When New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 wrapped up towards the end of February, one thing was certain: there was no shortage of interesting looks, be it strange or off-the-charts stunning. Here are some looks we loved from the runway: *Calvin Klein’s keyholes. A […]

Date03/19/15

Clothing of the 1950’s- Lovely Lilli Ann Coats

Date03/19/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

As much as I want to be someone who branches out to a nice down coat or a puffy parka, I am 100% a wool coat kind of girl. And so it is that I introduce you to the loveliness that is […]

Date03/11/15

“Give Me Time and I’ll Give You a Revolution” : The History of Alexander McQueen

Date03/11/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

I spent a year in New York studying decorative art and design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum through Parsons The New School for Design. One of the perks of being affiliated with that (fabulous, amazing, incredible, insert-your-favorite-adjective-here) institution was free admission […]

Date02/24/15

The History of the Chanel Logo

Date02/24/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Oh, those Chanel C’s.  There must be a history of the Chanel logo, especially as a logo 99.999999% of women recognize (and start to salivate just looking at), it’s those trademark Chanel interlocking, opposed C’s. Those C’s mean many things to many […]

Date02/19/15

Paris Couture Spring 2015

Date02/19/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

With the Paris spring 2015 Couture shows just wrapping up last week, I’d say we’ve got an exciting season ahead of us. The collections ran the gamut—romantic and ethereal to retro and space-age, but many certainly elicited a wow factor reaction. Versace’s […]

Date02/15/15

Kenneth Jay Lane: Bold Vintage Jewelry

Date02/15/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

I  love creative jewelry—statement necklaces, big cocktail rings, stunning, brightly-colored earrings. I am the firmest of believers that an outfit can be completely made with such an addition—or look woefully incomplete without it—and am always on the hunt for fabulous finds in vintage […]

Date02/15/15

The Longevity of Ferragamo: The History of The Brand

Date02/15/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

In the world of the fashion-line heavy hitters, Salvatore Ferragamo is without a doubt amongst the top. Here are the basic facts: *Salvatore Ferragamo first went into business in 1927 in Florence, focusing on the manufacture and sale of women’s footwear. *By […]

Date02/15/15

Christian Louboutin: The History of the Infamous Red Soles

Date02/15/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

I have a feeling if you ask any woman (and probably many men) what designer a red-soled shoe belongs to, there won’t even be enough pause to breathe before the answer—“Louboutin!”—is proclaimed. There’s just something about it, isn’t there? A little flash […]

Date02/15/15

Christian Dior Fashion Designer

Date02/15/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

When it comes to vintage fashion, Christian Dior is, without the slightest hint of a doubt, one of the ones—the ones you have to have, the ones who always seem relevant, the ones you default to for all things fashionable, beautiful, and […]