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The Red Shoes

By , 14 December, 2011, No Comment

One of the things about no longer being a paid columnist and being an independent fashion blogger is that you no longer have the discipline of writing on a schedule. That, folks, explains the irregular frequency of blogging.  Feast and then famine — and today’s a feast. *wink*

Apparently I also lack discipline in other areas — like shoes. Finding vintage shoes may be difficult, but finding just the right pair of shoes to go with my vintage pieces is too much fun! Especially when I find shoe sales online!

One Day Shoe Sale At Macy's!

So I’m twirling away a day off, shopping for shoes online… Hey, I’m saving money! Not only with the sale, but by making sure I can — and will — wear all the outfits in my closet! *wink*

Giani Bernini Shoes, Marcela Comfort Flats, In Red

You’d think, as many times as I’ve watched it, I’d have learned something from The Red Shoes (1948):

Boris Lermontov: “The Ballet of The Red Shoes” is from a fairy tale by Hans Andersen. It is the story of a young girl who is devoured with an ambition to attend a dance in a pair of Red Shoes. She gets the shoes and goes to the dance. For a time, all goes well and she is very happy. At the end of the evening she is tired and wants to go home, but the Red Shoes are not tired. In fact, the Red Shoes are never tired. They dance her out into the street, they dance her over the mountains and valleys, through fields and forests, through night and day. Time rushes by, love rushes by, life rushes by, but the Red Shoes go on.

Julian Craster: What happens in the end?

Boris Lermontov: Oh, in the end, she dies.

“It happens every time, they all become blueberries.”

By , 22 July, 2009, 1 Comment

Remember in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory when Wonka’s showing off his new three-course dinner gum that’s flavored like tomato soup, roast beef and blueberry pie — and while he warns her not to chew it, Violet Beauregard does and she ends up looking like a giant blueberry?

Violet & Oompa-Loompas

Violet & Oompa-Loompas

Well, as a grown up woman with a sweet tooth of my own — and a love of vintage fashions — I dream of chewing such a gum and magically transform into wearing a dress like this full-skirted blue 50s chiffon novelty dress with fruit pattern:

Vintage 1950's Chiffon Novelty Print Full Skirt Dress

Vintage 1950's Chiffon Novelty Print Full Skirt Dress

The seller is confused by the “creative coloring” of the fruit, saying, “I have gone back and forth between peaches, lemons, limes, oranges, etc.” But I say why be confused? They are giant Wonka-esque blueberries! And I love it!

Vintage Novelty Fruit Pattern

Vintage Novelty Fruit Pattern

“Maggie the cat is alive.”

By , 22 April, 2009, No Comment

The Etsy seller, gracevintage, calls this beauty a “Maggie the Cat Sultry Vintage 1960s Slip” after Liz Taylor’s character in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958).

Sultry Vintage Slip

Sultry Vintage Slip

Elizabeth Taylor In Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Elizabeth Taylor In Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

No wonder vintage slips are still very much alive! So seductive it reminds me of another set of quotes from the film:

Brick Pollitt: What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?
Margaret “Maggie” Pollitt: Just staying on it I guess, long as she can.

I guess that’s the victory of such a pretty vintage slip too, to just stay on, as long as it can. *wink*

PS Don’t forget to enter my The Get Fab-U-Lush Eyelashes Contest!

Shopping Is An Affair To Remember

By , 13 February, 2009, No Comment

Today’s shopping film quote is, “Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories,” from An Affair to Remember (1957)

Whether or not you have warm memories, whether or not the winter is being kind where you are right now (as it is here), the cold weather will still be hear for a while, so let’s look at a few fabulous vintage coats and jackets.

What woman doesn’t want to wrap herself in a black velvet cape?

Vintage Black Velvet Cape

Vintage Black Velvet Cape

If you like fur, don’t buy new — consider this shiny black coney fur coat?

Vintage Black Coney Fur Coat

Vintage Black Coney Fur Coat

If you’d like something more casual, yet classic, how about this red 1970s coat with eye-popping white contrasting trim? Psst, it has a secret surprise: polka dots inside! (That secret giggle-power will keep you smug-ly snuggled inside, won’t it!)

1970s Red & White Coat

1970s Red & White Coat

Red & White Polka Dot Lined Coat

Red & White Polka Dot Lined Coat

For classic style in an unexpected color, slip into this 1960s Zelinka * Matlick wool coat in pulse-racing pink.

Stay Warm In Hot Pink

Stay Warm In Hot Pink

If you have pretty party frocks, you’re going to need the proper outerwear to cover it up — just until you get inside the party, I promise! This vintage Hattie Carnegie Blue Silk Princess Coat is so gorgeous that if you don’t have pretty vintage party dresses, you’ll get some, just for the excuse to wear this coat.

Vintage Hattie Carnegie Blue Silk Princess Coat

Vintage Hattie Carnegie Blue Silk Princess Coat

Citizen Kane Fashions?

By , 29 January, 2009, No Comment

Do you think this is what Charles Foster Kane had in mind when he murmured, “Rosebud?” *wink*

Vintage Sheer Chiffon Peignoir

Vintage Sheer Chiffon Peignoir

A sweet yet stunning vintage sheer chiffon peignoir set with embroidered rosebuds on both the nightie and the matching robe.

Vintage Peignoir Set With Rosebuds

Vintage Peignoir Set With Rosebuds

Close Up Of The Vintage Nightgown Bodice

Close Up Of The Vintage Nightgown Bodice