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Leopard Print For Sex Kittens

By , 8 January, 2009, 3 Comments

Digging ’round for those non-existent photos of Ann-Margret, I found this photo of her with a leopard.

Ann Margret With Leopard

Ann Margret With Leopard

I thought how very much leopard print is so very vintage glam, suitable for all sex kittens — and since she’s just wearing that black catsuit (or, perhaps, a bodysuit and tights?), she’s just begging to be dressed — why not go shopping for leopard print?

First, the foundation garments: vintage Vanity Fair bra and half-slip set in leopard print.

Vintage Vanity Fair Foundation Garments

Vintage Vanity Fair Foundation Garments

An amazing 1930’s crepe suit-styled dress with faux leopard fur trim.

1930s Crepe Dress With Leopard Print Fake Fur Trim

1930s Crepe Dress With Leopard Print Fake Fur Trim

If you can find a place to wear it, how about this incredible 1940’s silk velvet leopard and golden silk chiffon hostess gown by Dorian?

1940's Leopard Print Hostess Gown

Vintage Leopard Print Hostess Gown

More retro than vintage? You’ll love this very mod 1960’s faux leopard fur trench coat!

Retro Mod 1960s Faux Fur Leopard Coat

Retro Mod 1960s Faux Fur Leopard Coat

Of course, when we dress, we must remember to undress… This black vintage Vanity Fair nightgown has a pretty leopard print bodice.

Vintage Vanity Fair Black and Leopard Print Gown

Vintage Vanity Fair Black and Leopard Print Gown

And underneath everything here (and anywhere), how about these Pussycat panties? They’re modern made by Cameo Intimates, but so cute you’ll want to slip them under your vintage fashions — and with those garters you can wear real stockings!

Leopard Print Panties With Garters

Leopard Print Panties With Garters

PS I’d like to express a word of caution regarding this post about selling your unwanted jewelry. While it’s true that gold is seeing record highs, I, like Val Ubell (cute pen name!), worry about the amount of vintage jewelry which will be lost. So please, think twice!

Winging In From Spain In The 1930s

By , 5 January, 2009, No Comment

I’ve never seen Kid From Spain (1932), but this photo makes me yearn to see it — as soon as possible!

Toby Wing in Kid From Spain

Toby Wing in Kid From Spain

Who cares about the film’s plot when there’s such style!

This image, and 12 other photos of women wearing lingerie in vintage films, here.

I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas (#4)

By , 24 December, 2008, No Comment

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house…

Well, creatures would be stirring (especially in his pajama bottoms!) if you wore a nightgown with a lace bodice like Ava Gardner…

Ava Gardner In White Nightgown

Ava Gardner In White Nightgown

I guess I should leave you alone right now — if not with your man, than at least alone with your thoughts. *wink*

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas

By , 21 December, 2008, No Comment

Everybody’s busy this week, so I’m keeping my posts short and sweet — maybe not as short & sweet as the lingerie on Grace Bradley, but still… *wink*

Grace Bradley Holiday

Grace Bradley Holiday

I’ll be focusing on fabulous white vintage fashions — for today we can wear white whenever we want! Hooray!

Image via A Slip of a Girl.

Vintage Lingerie: The Foundation For Vintage Fashion

By , 18 December, 2008, No Comment

Vintage fashion lovers know the foundation to any vintage fashion is literally the foundation garments; you need bras, panties and other lingerie which can smoothly fit and shape beneath your clothing to help give the proper silhouette. And of course, it’s just much sexier lingerie.

Jenn In Cameo Intimates Hand Made Vintage Style Lingerie

Jenn In Cameo Intimates Hand Made Vintage Style Lingerie

Now A Slip of a Girl readers get an exclusive 20% discount on hand made, hand-tailored, vintage styled lingerie at Cameo Intimates. Just enter discount code “ASLIP20” at the checkout and you’ll save 20% off any purchase, including custom orders and their vintage garment repair & alteration services. There’s no minimum (but the 20% does exclude clearance items and some limited edition items).

This special coupon code is valid now through February 14th, 2009.

The model is wearing the Cameo ‘Hollywood’ Bullet Bra, Cameo Retro Panty, and Cameo Lace Up Garter Belt.

Don’t forget, when ordering, to get the padded tips for that real bullet bra zing! (Don’t worry, ma; we won’t poke anyone’s eyes out — unless they don’t have permission to be that close *wink*)

The History Of Fashion & The Economy

By , 15 December, 2008, No Comment

About a month ago, Claudine Zap wrote this article on lipstick as an economic indicator:

The Lipstick Economy

In this economy that’s in the red, there may be one bright spot that comes in shades of pink, brown, and taupe: the lipstick index.

It’s a financial indicator that’s as true as that colorfast shade that stays on you, and doesn’t get on your man. In bad times, lipstick sales soar while other sales sour. The term “Leading Lipstick Indicator” was coined by Leonard Lauder, chairman of makeup company Estée Lauder, after he noticed the trend during tough economic times. And what is indicated right now? All lips are pointing upwards.

After all, women don’t need to think twice about plunking down eight bucks for a drugstore lipstick while passing on $800 Jimmy Choos.

History can be our guide here. As a Harvard professor explains: “The decade of the Great Depression, cosmetic sales increased 25 percent.” After the downturn following Sept. 11, lipstick sales doubled.

Looks like we’re on track for a similar lip-color craze with this latest economic funk. The New York Times notes that in the last few months, lipstick sales have shot up 40%, and even put out a list of favorites ranging in price from the budget-conscious $1.99 to the more pricey but still affordable $55. Preferred colors for this new economy? Red is out. Neutrals are in.

Maybe you can’t put lipstick on a pig. But you sure can stock up on the stuff during rough financial times.

Overall, quite similar to Slip of a Girl‘s thoughts on lingerie sales increasing as the markets plunge.

I, however, disagree that red is “out”. Red lips are pure glamour and as such never ever go out of style.

Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford for Max Factor

Vintage Ad: Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford for Max Factor

Lounging With Hedy Lamarr In Two-Piece Sets

By , 8 December, 2008, No Comment

I can’t be the only one who sees these vintage floral lounging pajamas from the 1940’s and thinks of Hedy Lamarr…

Vintage Two-Piece Floral Lounging Pajamas

Vintage Two-Piece Floral Lounging Pajamas

I imagine it’s because of her 2-piece costumes in such films as White Cargo and Samson and Delilah, where her sensual and sinuous body was modestly covered but nevertheless created lust, that I think of her in such lounge attire… And then I want to do that myself *wink*

Hedy Lamarr in White Cargo

Hedy Lamarr in White Cargo

Certainly such lounging attire would suit Hedy to perfection. And certainly these sets are far more practical to wear than say a harem-esque outfit, right?

Hedy Lamarr Lounging and Seducing In Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr Lounging and Seducing In Samson and Delilah

Also at Dorothea’s Closet, the same shop as the floral pajamas, this a-lure-ing two-piece vintage lounging set with a skirt.

Vintage Loung Set With Fishing Lures Has Me Hooked

Vintage Lounge Set With Fishing Lure Pattern Has Me Hooked

It drives me crazy with desire; but it’s not in my size. Poo. Such is the heartbreak of buying — or trying to buy — vintage fashions.

Little Black Basics For Your Little Black Dress On Black Friday

By , 28 November, 2008, No Comment

If you, like me, would rather stay home & eat leftovers than head to the mall, here are a few basics to get yourself this holiday — a girl can always use these basic black pieces.

For beneath that little black dress — little black slips.

A pretty vintage black nylon slip, from Etsy seller Schmoo1515, which is special enough to wear as the little black dress.

Pretty Vintage Black Slip

Pretty Vintage Black Slip

This vintage full slip from Etsy seller houseofvintage has such pretty ruffles that you may never want to take it off. It could double as a nightie, but I’m betting the lucky guy or gal who sees you in this will want you to take it off… eventually. *wink*

Sexy Vintage Black Slip With Ruffles

Sexy Vintage Black Slip With Ruffles

If you only need a half-slip (and I’m guessing that means you already have a black cami!), then how about this vintage lacy half-slip made by Saramae for Lord & Taylor? It’s available from Etsy seller Sassycatts.

Lacy Hem Of Vintage Black Saramae Half-Slip

Lacy Hem Of Vintage Black Saramae Half-Slip

For your legs…

Super cute and sure to put new life into your little black dress, vintage stockings with a rose pattern. Three pairs available from Etsy seller whyteboots.

1960s RHT Stockings With Rose Pattern

1960s RHT Stockings With Rose Pattern

For your feet…

Platform Oxfords are a staple in vintage dressing; the Nine West Women’s Kimball Platform Oxford is sure to become a classic in your wardrobe as well as give you a lift. (Additional colors available too.)

Platform Oxford Shoes By Nine West

Platform Oxford Shoes By Nine West

To top it all off…

No, not (quite) a top hat, but a stunning black silk velvet Edwardian hat. Derby styling with a rose velvet bow and beaded accents available at (in?) Dorothea’s Closet.

Black Silk Velvet Edwardian Hat

Black Silk Velvet Edwardian Hat

Stockings 101

By , 18 November, 2008, 1 Comment

Of hosiery The Bombshell Manual Of Style says:

It’s no stockings and a naked leg or a garter belt and stockings. These may be silk or nylon, seamed or not. Climate has nothing to do with the Bombshell’s decision to wear stockings or go without them.

Dream stockings are not made of silk, but of nylon. (True vintage glamour girls know this and it’s a glaring sign of ignorance or down-right posing — but not pin-up posing — when they do not.) Ever since nylon stockings were created, they’ve shown-up silk for many reasons, the best of which is their fit: nylon does not ‘pool’ and bag as easily as silk hosiery.

Lily Damita's Stocking Covered Legs

Lily Damita

The best nylon stockings are fully-fashioned. This is not an arbitrary name like ‘best’ or ‘improved’ to flatter a product; fully-fashioned stockings are knit on 3D machines — shaped to fit a lady’s leg. Unfortunately, fully-fashioned stockings are not made in plus sizes for this reason.

Denier is a term to denote size or number of filaments in hosiery, like thread count for sheets. The higher the denier, the more sturdy & opaque the hose; the smaller denier, the more sheer the hose.

RHT is an abbreviation for reinforced heel and toe. Not only practical, there are sexy styles involved — such as the sexy pointed French heel which sure draws the eye to that sexy back-seam.

The welt of the stocking is the top where the garters are attached. Typically this is where the stocking brand, style, color lot, etc. information is printed. Many stockings, especially vintage stockings, also have welts with exquisite detailing.

Vintage Jacques Fath Ad With Pretty Stocking Welt

Vintage Jacques Fath Ad With Pretty Stocking Welt

Once again, sizing may be an issue when shopping for vintage stockings and it’s advised that you begin by measuring your legs. There’s an excellent guide for both measuring your legs and deciphering stocking sizes at eBay — it’s written by Steve of Stocking Showcase, who is as much a fan as an expert. Follow his advice, and you can’t go wrong.

If you’re not sure how to properly & safely put on stockings, you can — and should — read A Slip of a Girl’s Ultimate Guide To Putting On Hose.

Silver Slip Worthy Of The Silver Screen

By , 12 November, 2008, No Comment

I’m a huge fan of vintage lingerie, but I’m awfully thankful that modern makers also follow the vintage glamour because then there’s far less heartbreak over single pieces in the wrong size. A fine (and thrilling!) example is this swoon-able silver silk slip with black lace from Secrets In Lace.

Silver Slip With Black Lace By Secrets In Lace

Silver Slip With Black Lace By Secrets In Lace

If this doesn’t make you feel like a screen siren, what will?

All you need with this Dominique Slip is your own leading man. (Let your man know you have one of these full slips and I’m sure he’ll beg to co-star!)