GREAT 1970’S SEPARATES FIND!

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Wouldn’t normally wear these together, but it was convenient to photograph them that way and the look surprisingly good.  I’d just been dreaming about finding some wide-leg, high waist pants and more blouses . . . . . . . . . .

Love these!  They both fit me really well and I’m already enjoying wearing them.  The pants are Bobbie Brooks (always a reliable vintage find) and the blouse is by Mardi Modes New York.  How cool is that?!  A really neat feather print on the shirt, and nice colors.  I wouldn’t wear the neckline in a frilly bow, but prefer a high-neck tie effect.  The pants are just super-flattering and, with a navy and ivory coloring, are great with my pea jacket find.

So, it keeps going on and on.  What next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

OH, THOSE DISCO DAYS FROM THE SEVENTIES

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An all-round perfect dance dress from the 1970’s.  IMG_3936

Pretty styling on the shoulders makes up for the otherwise ordinary construction.  However, for the Seventies it’s a nice example and couldn’t be better suited to dancing the night away.  The perfect dress for Karen Carpenter or Olivia Newton-John.

Since it’s not my color, I probably won’t end up keeping it but thought it worth a pick-up for it’s iconic value.

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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ANOTHER FUN FIND – 1970’S LEISURE HOSTESS GOWN. AN OLDIE BY LESLIE FAY

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Perfect-for-Fall once again.  The older garments made by the Leslie Fay label were  quite nice.  Fortunately, this one caught the wave before quality started to go south in the 1980’s.  Now it’s pretty much gotten beached . . . . . . . . . . . ..

Anyway, this gown is nicely-made, a good-quality knit and in just about my size.  Union-made and in perfect shape.  Though not my usual style, it might be just right for some particular activity – maybe a nursing home visit . . . . . . . . . ..

Uh-oh, I’m being bad today!  Guess I had too much fun yesterday.  No!  There is never too much fun.  Go forth and have it – and have a great Labor Day weekend . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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MID-CENTURY FROCK IN A RETRO ’40’S STYLE – SEE WHY IT’S ANOTHER UNUSUAL FIND . . . . . . . . . ..

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From roughly the same era as yesterday’s dress, this one is a poly-cotton 1940’s throw-back with a wasp waist and puffed shoulders, plus 3/4 cuffed sleeves.  Little button trimmings, a fabric-covered belt and contrast-pleated skirt complete the design features.

The most unusual and striking element, to me, is the use of an unusual and distinctive color combo that is also characteristic of some of the older styles and what made them so interesting.  True vintage garments are full of tailoring and color surprises.

I was happy to find this piece that is faithful to that tradition, even though it was an inexpensive retro style in it’s 1960’s – early 1970’s time.  Modern retro-styled dresses hardly ever do it so well.  Can’t wait to put it on Stella and see it properly displayed!

We’ll be hovering around the 1955 – 1975 time frame for a few days.  Stay tuned for more pleasant surprises . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE 1970´S PRAIRIE DRESS – WITH ALL THE FRILLS

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the sweetest thing from that era, and very well-made, in a peachy-pink tone.  It´s all lined, in beautiful sheer fabric, covered with lace and details.

Not sure if this might have been a Prom dress years ago, or just for a special occasion.  It´s a possibility for street wear now.

So iconic of that time, I just had to pick it up – like another that will be shown in a day or two . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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