LOVE THIS RETRO FIFTIES FIND!

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This beautiful silk calf-length skirt is almost a full -circle cut.  And, as usual, a perfect fit for me.  What I love best (aside from the fabric) is the atomic abstract art print on the black background.  So unusual and iconically late Fifties – early Sixties.  I’ll love wearing it with a cinch belt and art metal jewelry!

Although true vintage is ALWAYS THE BEST, I like it a lot when modern designers get it right when they feel a vintage vibe.  That happens once in a while and it’s always fun to find an example of that inspiration.

So, I was surprised and delighted again.  Hmmm . . . .stay tuned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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LIKE THE LAST 1940’S JACKET AND SKIRT? HERE’S ANOTHER!

LIKE THE LAST JACKET AND SKIRT?  HERE'S ANOTHER!

This is one of my very favorite jackets – a lighter-weight rayon/synthetic number with an abstract print in brown on ivory, with black velveteen collar, cuffs & buttons. I wear it with a modern (80’s or 90’s) black silk skirt, at present.

Somewhere between the late Forties and the mid-Fifties this garment with an atomic print made a very stylish statement. It is utterly unique and I LOVE it!!

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TRUE VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN LAMPS – FASHION FOR MY HOME!

IMG_1784IMG_1785This is a little off my usual track, but had to show you.  I’ve been scanning the radar for these for a while and, voila’!  They need a little TLC, but that’s easy.  They are in fabulous condition for their age and, as usual, they were a steal . . . . . .

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1940’S ATOMIC PRINT SWISHY RAYON DAY DRESS – FABULOUS FIND!!!!!

IMG_1736This dress has a huge skirt that flows to mid-calf. The fabric feels like whipping cream pouring through your fingers.  True vintage synthetics from the Forties are just indescribable – you have to see and feel them for yourself.

This day dress was custom-tailored at home, I would guess.  The time frame is late 1940’s to early 1950’s.  It will look so great on Stella.

It’s been a while since I discovered a true vintage frock from the Forties.  This week I’ve found two!  This is SO much fun!!

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TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S ATOMIC COSTUME JEWELRY BROOCH

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Gold-plated planets and rhinestone stars orbiting the sun or Jupiter or something way out there . . . . I went back the next day to snag this piece of costume jewelry because it really called me. It’s so iconic of the Fifties decade!

Although it may have come from a “dime store” originally, I love it. Just so cosmic . . . .. .

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CUTE CUSTOM-TAILORED DAY DRESS WITH MATCHING SCARF – TRUE VINTAGE FOR FALL

Source: CUTE CUSTOM-TAILORED DAY DRESS WITH MATCHING SCARF – TRUE VINTAGE FOR FALL

WEIRD ATOMIC TRUE VINTAGE BLOUSE – BIZARRE LATE ’40’S KNIT TOP

WEIRD ATOMIC TRUE VINTAGE BLOUSE – BIZARRE LATE '40'S KNIT TOP.

WEIRD ATOMIC TRUE VINTAGE BLOUSE – BIZARRE LATE ’40’S KNIT TOP

IMG_1610What a strange combination of styles and themes this find is!  Kind of reflects the times right after WWII, when the world was reeling and trying to set a new course.

Here we have stylish 3/4 sleeves, a fussy, ruffled keyhole neckline with a little bow tie and even some traditional tartan plaid  on – – lightening bolts and big “O’s” that look like what?  Gun barrels or smoke rings?  And, the colors of fire, ash and annihilation white.  Whoa!  Somebody was having a big atomic moment when they designed this fabric.  Putting it on a prissy blouse was another weird move.

If you don’t think about all this, it is a fun and striking garment.

Anyway, the world had changed big-time and this is what happens.  Fashions always reflect historical events in one way or another.  It’s intriguing to tease out these clues and solve another mystery . . . . . .

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ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE RAYON SHIRT FROM THE ’50’S – MEN’S AGAIN

ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE RAYON SHIRT FROM THE '50'S – MEN'S AGAIN.

TRUE VINTAGE MEN’S SHIRTS FROM THE 1950’S THAT I LOVE TO WEAR!

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TRUE VINTAGE MEN'S SHIRTS FROM THE 1950'S THAT I LOVE TO WEAR!

These shirts are small men’s or large boys’ sizes that I can (just) wear and I LOVE THEM!!!! The fun stitching detail on the blue one and the fabulous print designs on the red ones are wonderful.

These were all commercially – made garments. The boys’ ones may have been sold in chain stores like J.C. Penney or Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Ward – maybe elsewhere.

The boys’ shirts are made of a quite substantial cotton and the blue one, which is a man’s size, is lighter weight and might be a vintage rayon fabric, which is almost always really nice because of how it feels and fits.

Of course, these shirts don’t have a feminine fit, but still can look amazing on us girls and are so much fun to wear. A really nice edge-into-Fall element for your wardrobe, and I’ll be showing more . . . …

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