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Classic, Timeless Glamour On Sale

By , 11 March, 2010, No Comment

Via my Shop It To Me Sale Mail, news that this Valentino silk-blend dress is 75% off. Not only is it a classic little black dress, but it’s damn-near timeless with the three-quarter length sleeves of sheer chiffon sleeves (with tapered buttoned cuffs) and V-neck with a layered chiffon ruffle collar.

Classic Little Black Valentino Dress

Classic Little Black Valentino Dress

The Classic Little Black – Apron?!

By , 12 February, 2010, No Comment

This Solid Black Lace Bib Sophia Apron has all the elegance & flirtation of a little black cocktail dress!

Vintage Styled Glamorous Full Apron WIth Black Lace

Vintage Styled Glamorous Full Apron With Black Lace

Thanks to Deanna’s drooling over it, I not only discovered it, but found out that I could win one too! To enter, get yourself to the contest at Blommi.com and follow the rules. Or don’t. Because I really really want that glamorous, sexy black apron!

Art Deco-rate Yourself In Black Velvet Dresses For Holiday

By , 13 December, 2009, No Comment

The only thing better than black velvet is vintage black velvet!

Norma Shearer: Black Velvet Glamour

Norma Shearer: Black Velvet Glamour

To be as stunning as Norma Shearer, check out these current auctions on eBay:

This incredible vintage black velvet two-piece walking suit from the 20’s or 30’s is loaded with so many great features I may just pass out! (Click the link or the photos below to see all the glamorous details!)

Vintage Black Velvet Walking Suit

Vintage Black Velvet Walking Suit

Back Of Vintage Velvet Walking Suit With Tasseled Scarf

Back Of Vintage Velvet Walking Suit With Tasseled Scarf

This vintage black velvet bias cut evening gown may seem austere at first glance, but notice the body-hugging silhouette and rich details which make it anything but puritanical — and then there’s the plunging back with T-Strap, loaded with silver and white beading and red rhinestones in a dramatic Art Deco design. Talk about leaving a lasting impression!

Vintage Black Velvet Evening GownWith Exquisite Art Deco T-Strap On The Back

Vintage Black Velvet Evening Gown With Exquisite Art Deco T-Strap On The Back

PS Don’t forget to enter my home spa skin care and “teddy bare” lingerie contests! (I wish I could enter!)

Oh What A Heavenly Hem!

By , 13 October, 2009, 2 Comments

I just adore this vintage black silk taffeta dress! The lower skirt is covered with black soutache, studded with black faceted beads, and then the arched scalloped edges finish in dainty black silk tassels hanging over a hemline of rose colored velvet. (There is an attached net crinoline beneath for shaping too — which really contrasts that inset waist treatment!)

1950's Black Taffeta Fitted Dress

1950's Black Taffeta Fitted Dress

The way the black tassels hang over the rose velvet reminds me of garters on stockings!

Soutache Embroidered Hemline with Black Tassels Over Rose Velvet

Soutache Embroidered Hemline with Black Tassels Over Rose Velvet

The 47th Anniversary Of Marilyn’s Death

By , 4 August, 2009, No Comment

I know when you see Marilyn Monroe’s 10 Best Fashion Moments you’ll think I’m slacking, that I should have made such a post in honor of the 47th anniversary of her untimely death — but in my defense, I’m working on a very thorough biography of Ruan Lingyu as well as more posts on vintage Lucite purses, so I’m very busy.

Fall 2009 Dolce & Gabbana Ready-to-Wear Featuring Marilyn Monroe

Fall 2009 Dolce & Gabbana Ready-to-Wear Featuring Marilyn Monroe

Oh, and while you’re checking out Dolce & Gabbana Marilyn Monroe fashions for Fall, don’t forget to see this stunner at Dolce & Gabbana — vintage styled little black dress with illusion lace! Yummy!

Dolce & Gabbana Little Black Wiggle Dress With Illusion Lace

Dolce & Gabbana Little Black Wiggle Dress With Illusion Lace

So go check it all out and come back here tomorrow for proof of how hard I’ve been working *wink*

Modern To Mix In – The Michelle Dress In Black

By , 30 July, 2009, No Comment

Via Shop It To Me I found out that this classic little black Michelle Dress is on sale for just $29.99.

classic-little-black-dress-michelle-dress

Now all you need are some Hattie Carnegie gloves!

PS It also comes is pink & coral, if you should love the lines but already have a closet full of black.

Putting Zebra Stripes On Your Spring-o-lator Steps

By , 23 March, 2009, No Comment

Currently I’m lusting after these 1950’s Spring-o-lator heels with a wild zebra print — and the matching vintage handbag.

Vintage Zebra Pring Heels & Handbag

Vintage Zebra Print Heels & Handbag

What a fabulous way to change the look of any little black dress!

Sheer Mod-ness

By , 17 March, 2009, No Comment

When I saw this mod hot pink top, with it’s sheer sleeves and outrageous pussycat bow, I immediately thought of Goldie Hawn in that Vogue photo by Stern.

Fabulous Retro Hot Pink Tunic Top

Fabulous Retro Hot Pink Tunic Top

If you’d prefer a more classic little black dress version, the Etsy seller, Catbooks1940s, also has this amazing 1960’s babydoll Mini cocktail dress.

The Little Black Dress Goes Mod

The Little Black Dress Goes Mod

In both cases you’re minus the frothy layered skirt; but you’ve got the integrity of authentic mod 60’s style and those incredible sheer sleeves which are not limited to any season.

Will A Rose In Any Other Place Still Smell As Sweet?

By , 11 December, 2008, No Comment

Tired of reaching in your jewelry box for just the right piece with your little black dress?  How about simply wearing a rose?  Don’t worry — it won’t look like his boutioneer if you place it in your cleavage!

Marilyn Monroe With Rose

Marilyn Monroe With Rose

Ursula Andress Wearing A Rose

Ursula Andress Wearing A Rose

Goldie Hawn’s Black Chiffon Mini Dress

By , 12 November, 2008, 1 Comment

In this classic photo of Goldie Hawn (taken by Bert Stern for Vogue) she wears a fun yet sophisticated black chiffon minidress by Jay Kobrin (for Maisonette).

Goldie Hawn In Black Chiffon By Jay Kobrin For Maisonette.

Goldie Hawn In Black Chiffon By Jay Kobrin For Maisonette.

The flirty skirt and billowing sleeves keep this basic black outfit from looking severe, and the short skirt makes it very mod. Here are a few pieces upon which to build the look:

This leather basque from ASOS has a layered chiffon skirt with delicate pleats.

Leather Basque With Flirty Chiffon Skirt

Leather Basque With Flirty Chiffon Skirt

Pair it with a sheer chiffon nightshirt in black (These sleep shirts are amazingly more practical for me as outer wear — blouses, jackets, etc. — than they are for sleepwear).

Sheer Black Chiffon Sleepshirt

Sheer Black Chiffon Sleepshirt

You may also try the Johnny Martin Ruffle Chiffon Dress paired with another chiffon top or blouse. Then it’s find the black stockings, the perfect fun shoes, tie it all off with a wide satin ribbon in a bow at the front (easy to do with yardage from the fabric shop) and top it off with a large pin or brooch at the neck of the shirt or blouse.