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I’m Ba-a-a-a-ck! New Arrivals at Blue Velvet Vintage

Well, it’s back to work. Not that I wasn’t working while I was away. You think it’s easy searching high and low for fabulous vintage stock to sell? Hell no! Every year it gets tougher and tougher. Not only are there many dealers out there competing for the same good stuff, but a lot of the big fashion designers(not mentioning any names) send out their minions to gather up vintage clothing so they can use it for inspiration in future collections. That leaves less for the rest of us who just want to wear cool one of a kind fashions.

So, what’s a vintage loving dame supposed to do? Well luckily all this re-creating and inspiring going on means we can have new fashions that capture the vintage looks we all love. Even if it is not the real deal from whatever time period. At least with the new fashions you have more of a choice in sizes, colors, etc. Though it is always the utmost thrill to find that one perfect authentic vintage outfit that no one else will ever have. It’s also nice that there are so many more options out there these days for being able to pull off a vintage look, even if you don’t have authentic. And you know us dames, we love our options!

So, without further ado, here are some of latest vintage inspired evening gowns that were just added to the site.  The holidays will be upon us before you know it. And we want you to have a great selection to choose from. So we’re working  fast and furiously to get our new stock listed.

Two of my favorite styles, classic mermaid gowns that remind me of Old Hollywood movie actresses and floaty goddess gowns, a timeless style that has been reinterpreted throughout the ages. With their fluid fabric, draping, pleating and ruching they’re the ultimate in femininity and elegance.

Vintage style glamour gowns for upcoming Holiday events

Vintage style glamour gowns for upcoming Holiday events

1. Slinky purple gown with ruching and draping,Also comes in black.

2. Fabulously festive red beaded chiffon gown

3. Irridescent purple chiffon one shoulder goddess gown. Also available in a gorgeous shade of coral pink, and sage green

4. Beaded burgundy taffeta mermaid gown with shelf bust.

5. Champagne satin strapless Hollywood glamour gown

6. Peacock green chiffon one shoulder goddess dress. Also available in black and burgundy.

We also added some authentic vintage clothing.

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How about this amazing reversible faux leopard cape from the 1960s? Camel color wool on the other side so you can wear it both ways.

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50′s Mollie Parnis blue polka dot silk shirtwaist dress.-36/26

There’s more. Just visit our New Arrivals page.  And more goodies being added all the time!

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Blue Velvet Vintage-Sneak Previews

Happy New Year, everyone!  Hope you all had a great holiday season and are ready for some fabulous new vintage oufits for the new year.  I’m sooo excited that dresses are still going to be a big trend in 2008, especially lacey and ruffled feminine looks, bright floral prints and maxi styles.  Of course, all of us vintage loving gals never tire of dresses and looking like a lady, no matter what the current fashion!  We’ll just have more choices this year, as beautiful vintage inspired dresses for spring/summer 08 were all over the runways.

So now that all of the holiday madness is behind us,  I’ve been working fast and furiously photographing tons of pretty vintage dresses that will be perfect for next season.   Here’s a sneak preview of a small sampling of the ladylike lovelies that will be going up on the site shortly. 

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1. 80′S white tiered lace gown with sequinned bodice

2. 50′s black and white print dress with surplice wrap bodice and cummerbund waistband

3. Early 60′s pouffy pink chiffon party/prom dress with cummerbund waistband

4. 50′s full skirt day dress in a fabulous atomic print with pink piping trim

5.  Pale blue tulle over lavender taffeta strapless 50s gown with lace bodice and satin waistband

6. 70s slinky ribbed knit halter dress with assymetrical Missoni like stripes

7. 70′s spectacular Hanae Mori silk print column dress with sheer printed chiffon kaftan overlay

8. 70′s Ursula of Switzerland print chiffon dress with ruffled neckline

9. 50′s ivory lace full skirted dress with white satin  piping trim and cummerbund waistband

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1940′s Fashion Video

This is a fun video showcasing 40′s rayon fashions.  The ladies spend the day at "the club" wearing the cutest sundresses and playsuits, then later change into some fabulous evening gowns.  There’s even a great closeup of the coolest pair of black and white wedge sandals that I’ve ever seen.

You’ll also get a kick out of how easily one woman manipulates her boyfriend into giving her an engagement ring. I guess maybe men were more gullible back then!

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Heirloom Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers

June is the traditional month for tying the knot, so I thought I’d feature some wedding related vintage goodies.  I just happened to stumble upon this spectacular collection  of restored and redesigned vintage wedding cake toppers from a company called Gulden and Brown.    The perfect touch to a vintage themed wedding, these beautiful recreations are sure to be a treasured memento of that special day.

This cupie doll 1920′s cake topper is, without a doubt,  one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!  Meticulously embellished with tulle, venetian lace, pearls and organza. The porcelain bride and groom are wearing their original chemise and tuxedo.

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1930′s porcelain couple decked out in their deco finery beneath an arch with three silverized mercury glass bells.

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1940′s Hollywood glamour from the Coast Novelty Co. of Venice, California, meticulously decorated with hand cut embossed velvet flowers, corded sequins and pearls.

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There are several other heirloom quality toppers, including one in a magnificient gothic style. Unfortunately I was not able to copy the picture of that one.  This website also offers stunning vintage wedding gowns and accessories. 

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