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 […]
Every so often I like to post about a vintage designer label that I think has not received the attention it deserves and should be on your radar when shopping . Sort of like an undervalued stock pick, it can still be had at a bargain price compared to similar and is destined to increase in value.
So if you’re […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]