Tuesday, December 3, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OZZY

Happy Birthday to John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne!!!!!    

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Babylon Mall - To Dress Vintage To Dress Vintage a place for the gal who loves fashion


  I 've returned to Babylon Mall with my entire collection and much, much  more.
  I am still selling on Etsy, but it's getting too crowded over there. Babylon Mall
  has only a handful of sellers and there's no bidding wars or over priced shipping rates.

 I'm happy to be back. Here's just a sample of my goodies that I'm will be offering. Please join me in supporting small businesses, like Babylon Mall. Membership is only $15.00 a month with upgrades too and you get your own store front with links and more. Please join today! Thanks!!!!

http://www.babylonmall.com/browseshop.php?skip=&previewpage=catalogue&storenum=293


  Update:  Julie Whyte dress  SOLD on my Etsy shop




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vintage 30s 40s Rare Gucci Black Leather Handbag











Here's my vintage Gucci that I have treasured for a long time now. I got it at my friend's antique shop. She had it wrapped up already for me. She knew she could have sold it for tons, but she thought of me with my little vintage collection at that time. When I looked at the handbag, I loved it, but did not look at the gold stamp inside the purse.She told me to examine my treasure, so I did. I nearly  fainted when I saw that it was a real Gucci handbag. I knew it was old, but not too sure how old it really was? My friend told me that she  it was indeed older, it dates from the late 30s to early 40s. I was astounded !!! I thought it was from the 1960s.  At the time I did not check with the internet, didn't seem to use it that much. Actually there was not a lot of websites available for research  back then.  I have treasured it since then, and only use on special occasions, it's housed in a Calvin Klein cotton pouch and kept in a acid free paper in a box.  I have decide since I don't use it that much, and my friend has passed on. I want to sell it to someone who will treasure it and really love it, possible a collector of vintage purses, I hope. I have never seen one on the internet,only the ones for later years. My husband even called Gucci US in New Jersey, and they told us to get it appraised at Christie's. He said we have a rare one indeed, and it would be ashamed not to share it  or find a true collector.

 
  The condition of this purse is good, it's not perfect in anyway. Circa 1930s-early 1940s , this was before he use cane bamboo for his purse handles. It comes before the Kelly Bag  and Jackie Bag, these came after mine. It's truly an old Gucci. purse. The inside is traditional Gucci red, and there's a metal zipper not a nylon one that is on the Kelly Bag. The handbag needs to be professional polished by a leather expert or cobbler that deals with leather purses. It was stored away for a long time, it needs some work. The inside has some flaws, only from age not from use. It has normal crackling from age, not bad. There are no tears on the inside, but a few scuff marks on the outside that needs some buffing out with good professional polish. The metal zipper is old, but works fine.. The compartments of the purse needs to be dusted out, not bad.  The metal turn latch is discolored from  possibly the elements. The bottom of the purse has some wear , normal use. It was well loved , and has held up for its age. It was used. this is in no way mint condition, but very good condition for its age. Not quite an antique, but soon will be. A great heirloom piece to pass on to generations to come if handled and cared for correctly.

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  I hope to list it on Etsy as well next to all the hundreds of Gucci handbags, mine is a classic.  I do accept reasonable offers, you can email me at cabbiekat@hotmail.com

Monday, July 22, 2013

Vintage Oleg Cassini Couture Dress Now on Sale

 Just picked up this couture dress at an estate sale,  so elegant. The dress is a throw back to the 60s one shoulder couture gown, that he designed for Jacqueline Kennedy. It was copied over and over again by all designers including Cassini , he revamped his original and made it affordable for all women to wear and look like a million dollars. This dress will be a perfect dress for any occasion, you will be a knock out for sure, and other women will be green with envy.

   This dress is more of a midi gown, with a nice one shoulder look and has an accent rhinestone brooch, so beautiful on. It drapes nicely on the bodice and has a long leg slit to show off your legs. It has a pretty abstract pattern of palms or some other kind of foliage , very 60s.

In great condition, only flaw is a few original rhinestones on the back of the brooch are missing, and some are coming loose needs to be secured with a thread and needle, I can fix it but I don't have any matching rhinestones, or I'll leave it up to you. The original label has been torn off, but there's a definitely a clear view of his curly O signature and his family crest in gold, this is made in Hong Kong, possibly from the 70s to the late 80s. The VFG has it listed as 90s, but I don't think so, I think it's from the late 80s. I could be wrong.


Measurements- Bust 34.5 or 36 tight there's some stretch since it really has no definite bodice
                         Waist- 30-32 some stretch
                          Hips- 36-40






 He designed costumes for many stars, including Veronica Lake, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Gene Tierney, and Natalie Wood. Some of the films he did costumes for included The Shanghai Gesture (1941), Tales of Manhattan (1942), The Razor's Edge (1946), and many more.
 info from    -http://www.notesontheroad.com/Ying-s-Links/Today-s-Birthday-in-Fashion-Oleg-Cassini.html


I love this photo of the happy couple-with his beautiful wife, actress Gene Tierney.


Here's my favorite dress he designed for the newcomer of 1952 Miss Marilyn Monroe- Note that this dress is a one shoulder style too, he was so ahead of fashion. A pure genius with design, wow!!!!
  



Please email me at cabbiekat@hotmail.com if you are interested in this garment. I will be listing it on my ETSY shop at To Dress Vintage, no longer Graveyard Vintage.

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