Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fun and Flirty Malia Dresses...

 This label is very sought after. I've seen website sell just one Malia for $149.00 or more. Now is your chance to have a small collection that we will be offering very shortly on my website.

 All dresses are wearable, only one in the collection has issues. We can send you additional photos and information . Just email me at cabbiekat@hotmail.com

 Thanks, enjoy this tour of the collection!

   The  Malia company that has it roots in Hawaii which started in 1961.  An interesting fact is the name Malia is Mary in Hawaiian, in honor of the designer Mary Margaret Wantuck-Foster

 Here's our first Malia, this one has its original tag, hardly worn. A pretty hostess maxi perfect for this coming summer.

Vintage Malia Hawaiian Hostess Maxi Dress- This dress is by Malia very popular in the 60-70s. This one is from the late 60s to early 70s. The dress is a cotton ribbed fabric, very thick indeed. This dress is very wearable, I found one flaw. It is easy to clean, no dry cleaning can be washed and steamed. These dresses are great collector's items in the vintage world, and are highly sought after. It is done as a long hostess maxi style, with a halter bodice that ties on the back. The pattern is of abstract tropical flora and fauna of the  60s 70s" A Hawaian dreamscape." The colors are bright fuchsia -hot pink, white and green, it is a raised fabric, empire waist, and an A-line cut. This dress has built in support demi cups, not removable. It has a nylon hidden zipper, hook and eye closure. It does have one flaw, I located a pen mark on inside of the built in bra, no discoloration it was stored away, no tears or holes other than the price tag and store tags that may cause a hole, because they were never removed. A very fun flirty dress for Spring/Summer .

Measurements-  Bust-36-38 -  Waist 32- some stretch- Hips- full- 40- Length- 51- empire waist rides high on the ribcage.

Here's some articles about Malia that I located on Google News Archives from 1960s , 1974 and lastly 1981.



 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=zmgdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JV0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6892,5167950&dq=mary+foster+malia+honolulu+hawaii&hl=en -

And  be sure to check with the Vintage Fashion Guild Forums under Malia, great info.They do not have a label  resource on this designer, but there's plenty of information under Google News Archives and Google images.

Malia International, resort wear manufacturer by Mary-Margaret Wantuck- Foster and her husband Bill.

  Image from an ebay seller , here is a shorter version of their designs from the early 80s, very stylish and classic. You can purchase this image at -   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Malia-Dress-Skirt-1980-print-Ad-/360232103496?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53df81ae48

  The second Malia is from the late 60s early 70s, what you would call a maxi hostess dress. Perfect for an Hawaiian party. This one is damaged with spots of rust on the hemline, it will need a good spot cleaning with Carabona  stain removal for rust.,or the entire dress could be shorten, still a beauty.Done in a thick combed cotton , and fully lined.  Size S- Bust-34-Waist-26-27- Hipst-40- Length- 55

The third Malia is a later design from the early 70s. A  100% cotton sun dress with pink and green floral motif. In great condition, no flaws.

Very nice for this coming spring/ summer.

Measurements- Bust-36- Waist-30- Hips-full- Length-36


   All information can be located on the VFG -vintage fashion guild, and Google News Archives, also this  Malia photo is from Ebay, which I found on Google that you can purchase. This ad is not my property, please help yourself .