"Who dares, wins," they say, so why not take your style to new heights this fall with our breathtaking vintage Evelyn Varon chapeau? Of cinnamon-colored "doeskin" wool felt, it's gracefully shaped in a sort of cross between a fedora, a cloche and a Garbo slouch. A lavish wheel of feathers accented by pearls adorns the longer side -- the better for casting flirtatious glances beneath...
A Victorian sterling silver sewing thimble with daisies dated 1897. This 13/16" high sewing accessory is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1897 and it has the T.E.M maker's mark for Thomas Edward Mannox. It is in very good condition with no holes, dents, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than a small bend at the hallmark...
By Fenn Wright & Manson, one of England's leaders in special occasion fashions since the 1970s, this dreamy see-through jacket of coral organza combines a look of pure romance with all the proper details. Notice the shapely seaming, graceful lapels and double cuffs with shimmering faux-moonstone buttons in a slightly lighter shade of melon.
Sheer jackets of this type, tied on with enormous bows, were style essentials in Europe during the late 1980s and very early 1990s...
Worthy of the gals in "Grease," this outfit is just what you need for any fifties-style event -- or just for the fun of wearing Retro. The skirt's a full circle of metallic patterned fabric so crisp it can stand up by itself and the jacket is a classic zip-on windbreaker, also very crisp. I doubt these treasures have been worn more than a couple of times, if that.
The skirt is ballerina-length (30 inches) on a 26-inch buttoned waistband with zipper below...
Most of us avoid new furs now -- I haven't bought any for more than 30 years -- but I can't justify leaving vintage pieces to rot, unworn. They're warm, for one thing, and we still find them beautiful or faux-fur wouldn't be so popular.
It would be a great pity to waste a hat as glamorous as this towering pile of fluff. The look is positively Zhivago! And it covers your entire head, all the way down to the nape of your neck, so nothing could be cozier...
Although many of us wouldn't buy new furs now, to avoid encouraging the trade, making good use of vintage pieces strikes me as both ethical and sensible.
If you agree that their warmth shouldn't be wasted, this fluffy mid-century chapeau may appeal to you. It dates from the 1950s or early 1960s, but is in pristine condition. Even its lining is beautiful, made of luxurious black fabric that's ridged like grosgrain ribbon.
Size is on the small side...
Like many people, I've had second thoughts about furs. I wouldn't personally buy, sell or wear new ones (despite defending the rights of those who do). Where I part company with the anti-fur purists is when it comes to vintage pieces. Making good use of them strikes me as both ethical and sensible.
If you agree that their warmth shouldn't go to waste, this vintage headband may appeal to you. The fur is soft and supple, with luster and without tears...
CARTIER SCARF CATALOG. SCARVES COLLECTION 1997. 32 pages. 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Text in French and English. Nine scarves are shown including Cartier's scarf celebrating the company's 150th ANNIVERSARY (1847-1997). A mint copy.
HERMES SCARF CATALOG. SPRING-SUMMER 2002. 4" x 4". A 48 page catalog(including covers). Twelve scarves are shown with descriptions in English text. The scarves are: Varangue; The Little Princes; Desert Leather; Amazonia; Creole Garden; Parrots; Light and Shadows; Meeting of Oceans; Great Depths; Sacred Peru; Ocean Voyage; Serenity. A mint copy.
FOX & CHAVE OBLONG SILK SCARF. 60 inches by 14 inches. Overall floral pattern. Tag is labeled "The Wallace Collection". New and unused in original package.
CLUB ECHO SILK SCARF. 31" x 31". A beautiful scarf with an overall pattern of square medallions in rich colors. In fine condition.
PAIR OF VINTAGE JACQMAR OF LONDON SILK SCARVES. EACH 28" x 28". Two solid color scarves - one navy blue and one champagne. 100% silk. Vintage but in new and unused condition.
A FABULOUS FRENCH 100% SILK SCARF BY PIERRE BACCARA. 34" x 34". The design features the Royal Carriages of: Louis Philippe; Louis 1V-XVII; Henri IV; and Berline De Gala XVIII. Ivory background. In new and unused condition.
100% SILK SCARF. 31" x 30". Floral design with 2 inch turquoise blue border. In new and unused condition with original sales tag.
ECHO 100% SILK CHRISTMAS SCARF. 21 x 21". Black background with floral and holly with berries design. In new and unused condition with original sales tag.
CREATION BRAUCHBAR REAL SILK FLORAL SCARF. SWITZERLAND. 30" x 30". Champagne color background with floral design featuring dragonflies and spiders. In new and unused condition.
ELLEN TRACY 100% SILK SCARF. 34" x 34". Turquoise background with varying sized dots and dashes in white. In new and unused condition.
TALBOT'S 100% SILK SCARF. 27" x 27". Light blue background with darker blue border. The design features exotic fish and underwater plant life. In new and unused condition.