Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Don Loper Dresses now on Etsy and my website!

I have had this love for Don Loper dresses for sometime, it all started when I saw that "I Love Lucy " episode in which he played himself, I was hooked.
   Many Hollywood icons have had a love for him. The most famous has to be Marilyn Monroe, she wore his dress for an early 1951  photo shoot at his gallery in LA and thought out the 50s. Other famous starlets like Carol Landis,  Yvette Mimieux, Connie Francis, and many others wore his gowns. Just Google Don Loper and find out for yourself. Gotta love the web! Mine are still on there as well from my old website at Babylon Mall and my Only Couture blog too.
  My first Don Loper dress from the 1950s sold a few years ago to some nice man who bought the dress for his wife. I 'm sure she treasures that dress.  Silly me,I forgot to try it on, which makes me sad. The dress has probably been to fancy galas, museum art shows, and yes even romantic candle light suppers.  Ah how sweet of that nice husband , what a cool guy!

Here's young Marilyn Monroe from 1951 in a Loper original, back then his gowns sold for thousands in his gallery showroom on Sunset Blvd. via tumblr withlovemarilynmonroe via tumblr alwaysmarilymonroe
Here's my lovelies that I will be showcasing on both my new website in the works, and on my Etsy shop.

Hurry over there and check them out! Just email me at if interested in any garment.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Marilyn Monroe inspired dress!


And the one and only Marilyn in her fabulous Dior backless gown, wow!

 Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern from 1962. The back of this dress plunges in the back like mine, so now I can pin point the year  it was made from the late 50s to early 60s. Mine has a different cut and a lot tighter more of a wiggle dress compared to her Dior gown. It  has a  large satin bow with a plunging back or backless similar to hers, so glamourous.I think she would have loved to wear a dress like this, definitely her style.

    Here's Dree Hemingway in a reproduction of Monroe's 1962 Dior black gown. It's not the same dress,but such an inspiration very pretty indeed.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Here's some new inventory coming soon...

   Here's some of my new inventory that I will be showcasing on my website. I will be offering dresses mostly, as my collection gets bigger adding more coats and accessories.  And as always trying to keep vintage affordable for you. I love to make deals too! Just email me if interested in any of these garments or need additional photos. I buy vintage also. If there's a garment or garment lots that you think I would be interested in just let me do not respond to spam.

1) Anne Forgarty 60's cream colored sheath dress- nylon zipper on the back, fully lined, square neckline, it has an overlay of sheer gathered ruffed nylon over lapped with white ribbon,  - in wearable condition, but there are some stains, selling as found. It needs a trip to the dry cleaners. The dress has no other issues , very well loved. Measurements-bust 38-waist-32- hips-38- length-40

 2) Blue and white atomic print Suzy Perette 50's 60's  atomic print day dress-in great condition, but it does have a few flaws. First of all the original belt is missing, must have been a velvet one to match the buttons, only guessing. The shoulder buttons have come loose so the original owner safety pinned them in place. The dress is not lined, but the fabric is very thick like a heavy acetate nylon blend. It has its original tag, no union tag. The dress has large velvet covered buttons,metal zipper on the back, part of the dress wraps around the back . What a cool dress! Measurements-bust-34-36-no stretch - waist-26-28- no stretch- zipper- 16- length-44 -circumference -50 circle skirt-

 3)  SOLD  1940's Homemade Color Block Dress-done in black and raspberry, dotted with silver studs, very 40's. The dress is custom made, it not in the best condition, but its very wearable. The dress has one hole on the back, needs to be patched or stitched, not bad. There's some light staining on the front bib, and one on the skirt. I did not remove it, left it up to the new owner. The dress is so unique! It has a raspberry top on the front and the back is full black and so is the skirt. It has a peplum look front , popular in the 1940s. The sleeves are capped , and it buttons up on the side. The fabric is a soft rayon, needs to be dry cleaned. I am selling this dress in as found condition. A dress perfect for a costume or study pattern. Measurements-bust-40- waist-30- hips-38- shoulders-18-length-42-

4) This suit is from the 1950's to early 1960's its by the maker Romay of California. The suit is a felt wool blend, I found no fabric tag, It has 3/4 length sleeves, a sweet removable tie, double breasted front, and a peter pan collar. The skirt is mid length, zips on the side,partially  lined and has a back kick pleat. In very good vintage condition, but with some flaws. I did notice a hole forming on the back end of the jacket. 
The lining is not in the best condition, the zipper works fine. Needs to be dry cleaned. Measurements- Jacket-bust-36-38- waist-32- rides above the hips-circumference 41 spread out-Skirt-waist-28-hips-36-length-26-circumference-21-

5) Late 1960s Photo print gown done in florals. This gown is a jersey nylon, could be a fancy night gown too. It has a pretty diamond shaped in the mid section, dotted with rhinestones. It zips up the back, I found no stains only one or two pin holes. A very wearable gown. Needs to be dry cleaned. Measurements-bust-36- waist-30-hips-free 40- length-57-

6) Late 60's early 70's dress by the label Holly Hill. This dress has a  interesting pattern, very abstract art of  feathery plumes and swirly cornets. The colors are tan and white, with a peter pan collar, and a matching sash tie. The fabric is a thin crepe nylon very scarf like to the touch. It has a partial button front..The dress is in good vintage condition, but with some small issues. There's some light faded stains on the bottom front of the skirt and two tiny tears on the back collar, needs to be stitched. Measurements-bust-41-waist-41-hips-44- shoulders-18-length-40-L -XL

7) Late 60's 70's smock nightie with matching duster robe. Here's a hot pink, red, orange far out loungewear or nightie set, so cute. It is 100% nylon, easy to wash no dry cleaning. It has large paint brush strokes of oversized florals. Both garments have wide yokes, it has a button front, sleeveless sheath. an A-line cut, wear it loose or tie it with a sash. The robe or robe duster is a perfect match, nice mandarin collar, button front, round yoke bib, A-line cut- not lined. Nightie-bust-41-waist-42-43- hips-48- Robe duster- bust-44-waist-and hips free-length-38

8)   SOLD   Late 40's Coral blazer by Lilli Ann- Pretty coral fitted cropped blazer, with large starburst buttons,fully lined, round collar, wear the cuffs unfolded to folded, nice fitted square shoulder pads, think of Joan Crawford. It has the original label, and the original store label where the blazer was purchased. It has the union tag of Nation Recovery Board-Fabric is a thick crepe nylon, satin lining, nice covered buttons. Condition- In very good vintage condition, but with some flaws. There's some light discoloration on the back of the shoulders, found a tear/ hole on the flip side of the collar, cannot been seen when worn. Measurements-bust-32-34- petite frame- waist-26- fitted waist no stretch-length- 21 comes above the hips-

  9)    Late 80s 1920's style drop waist cocktail dress. This dress is so fancy, it is by the designer label Ursula of Switzerland. It has a tiered ruffled skirt bottom accented with a half brooch,  a two layer look on back with a slit opening over the fabric, has small shoulder pads, it zips down the back a very pretty dress. Condition-  In very good vintage condition only one flaw was found.-an open seam on the back,needs to be stitched. Measurements- bust-36-waist-38- hips-38- length-38-shoulder-17- meant for a petite frame-marked as a size 8-                                                                                                      

10) Late  60's early 70's Leslie Fay two piece- comes with dress and matching blazer. This  scooter dress is so mod! It is a knit sweater dress, short sleeves, ribbed wool /poly blend,mid length,  metal zipper zips up the back, nice abstract pattern . The blazer or jacket  has  a pointy collar, cropped sleeves, accented with a checkered pattern against a mosaic of geometric patterns, very mod. The colors are tan, brown, orange, white and blue, very earth tones. In great vintage condition, but with some flaws. The jacket has some discoloration on the sleeves, and the pocket flap is loose, needs to be reinforced. Both need to be dry cleaned, fabric is wool blend. Measurements-dress-bust- 38-waist- 30-34-some stretch- hips- 40- length- 40- shoulder- 17-zipper-22- Jacket- bust-40-waist-34-hips-38-shoulder-17- length-22

11) 60's 70's Bohemian maxi dress- This revival era dress is so very country/ prairie. It has long sleeves, mock collar, empire waist- pleated skirt, could be shortened. It is fully lined in a purple nylon slip, could be removed. It has a metal zipper on the back,colors are red, orange, blue yellow, peppered with paisley. It has no belt or pockets. It has a union tag, but no original label was found. Condition- In great vintage condition. I did notice that the slip needs to be either removed or stitched because its coming loose causing an open seam. Measurements-bust-38- waist-32-hips-36-length-56.5-shoulders-17

 Please email me at if interested in any garment, and remember I do make deals on reasonable offers.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Fresh Start

 I've left Babylon Mall to begin a new adventure with my very own store. You can find me at , but right now I'm under construction. I'm just learning the ropes. My plans for my new site are to list my items for only two or more weeks, then blog them here permanently. My polices are the same as my previous store-sales are final, no returns. I will keep my shipping cost low like always. I hope you come back and see my shop. I will be offering deals galore and deal of the day on my blogs too. Come back soon!!!!

   Thank you for being patient!
     Change is a good thing!