The Marvelous Mod Prints of Mr. Dino Fashions

Mr Dino floral maxi dress

Believe it or not, Miami used to be quite the fashion mecca back in the 50s, 60s and 70s.  Lots of fabulous sports and leisurewear was designed and manufactured there. It all started due to the city becoming a major tourist destination,resulting in an industry that catered to the resort crowd.  It also helped that there was a huge influx […]

By | 2018-03-02T08:59:10-04:00 February 26th, 2018|Fashion, Labels to Look For|18 Comments

Lesser Known Label- Clovis Ruffin

Clovis Ruffin quote

When envisioning the iconic sleek, flowing silhouettes of 1970s fashions, designers Halston and Stephen Burrows often come to mind. But Clovis Ruffin was also a key player in the fashion world back then, designing easy to wear, affordable knit dresses that appealed to the young woman on the go.

He originally worked as a photographer. But it was the styling and clothing that […]

By | 2016-08-17T12:50:39-04:00 August 17th, 2016|Fashion, Labels to Look For|2 Comments

Lesser Known Label-Lilli Diamond


Lilli Diamond cocktail suit available at Blue Velvet Vintage.  38 bust 31 waist

One of my all time favorite lesser known mid century clothing labels is Lilli Diamond of California.   When it comes to well constructed,  showstopping cocktail dresses and special occasion wear the designer of this line deserves much more recognition than he has received. And, yes, I did say […]

By | 2015-08-28T12:31:19-04:00 August 28th, 2015|Fashion, Labels to Look For|4 Comments

Lesser Know Label- Roger Van S for Fine Quality 50s 60s Purses

roger Van S purse Roger Van S purse

Did I ever mention I love vintage purses?  I’m embarrassed to admit to how many I have stored in my closet! And one of my new favorite vintage purse labels is Roger Van S. Anyone who loves to collect and wear authentic vintage purses needs to know about Roger Van S bags, if you haven’t discovered them already! […]

By | 2015-03-04T17:16:10-04:00 March 4th, 2015|Fashion, Labels to Look For|2 Comments
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