Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shop Talk

Welcome to another edition of Shop Talk, where we take a quick look at some of the more unique and interesting shops on Etsy.

Now, if you've spent any time at all poking around there, you know that Vintage is a huge category, with literally hundreds of shops selling all sorts of vintage items, from housewares to clothing to jewelry.

Today I'd like to discuss clothing.

Honestly, some things are best forgotten, like these acid-washed, high-waisted
jeans, complete with fold-over waist and tapered ankles.  The look on the
model's face says it all, I think.
ACiD WaSH Fold Over Waist Vintage 80s SuPer HiGH WaiST PLeaTed Button Fly TAPER HAREM Jeans M / Medium
So let's talk about REAL vintage clothing, made when clothing was art, and made by artists.
Antique Vintage 1920s Heavily Beaded Rhinestone Sunbursts Black Silk Chiffon Sleeveless Flapper Art Deco Formal Cocktail Party Dress Evening Gown, Boudoir Queen
1920s black chiffon
Vintage 50s Iridescent Copper Taffeta Formal Cocktail Prom Wedding Party Dress, Plunging V Bodice, Gathered Circle Skirt, Sash Belt, Viva Las Vegas
1950s iridescent copper satin

Vintage 30s Floral Silk Chiffon Cut Burnout Velvet Full Length Formal Cocktail Wedding Party Evening Gown Dress, Sequins Galore, Silver Metallic Midriff Flower Motif, WOW

Burned out velvet over silk chiffon.  You could be Ingrid Bergman at that smoky cafe in Morocco, stressed out and on the run from the Nazis, but still looking like a million dollars.  Play it again, Sam.

Breezy subway grate, anyone?
Vintage 50s Black and White Polka Dot Plunging Halter Formal Cocktail Garden Wedding Party Sun Dress, Full Circle Swing Skirt, Black Patent Leather Belt, Toni Todd Original, So MarilynAll of these lovely items (plus a whole lot more) can be found at daisyandstella 
Thanks for reading another edition of Shop Talk!

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