Lesser Known Label- Clovis Ruffin

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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

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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

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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

Lesser Known Label-Miss Elliette, the Queen of Chiffon

Not everyone who loves to wear vintage fashion can afford to invest in collectible top tier designer pieces. But there are still plenty of more affordable labels to choose from where you can get yourself an extremely well made dress or suit. Clothes that will surely retain or even increase in value over time, considering how much more difficult it has become to find good quality vintage clothing in fine condition.

One of these labels is […]

By | 2014-10-20T13:17:28-04:00 October 20th, 2014|Fashion, Labels to Look For|Comments Off on Lesser Known Label-Miss Elliette, the Queen of Chiffon

Don Loper-From Ballroom Dancer To Fashion Designer

Fashion designer Don Loper with mannequins of his Hollywood clients- including Esther Williams and Ella Fitzgerald. Fashion designer Don Loper with mannequins of his Hollywood clients- including Esther Williams and Ella Fitzgerald.

Ohio native Don Loper started off in show business as a ballroom dancer- and a darn good one! In the 1930’s he and his partner, Maxine Barrat, started off on Broadway […]

By | 2016-05-25T20:15:52-04:00 October 9th, 2013|Labels to Look For|Comments Off on Don Loper-From Ballroom Dancer To Fashion Designer
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