Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vintage Platform Shoes by Alfriero Maccanti

These shoes are so cute, and in very good condition for there age. It's hard to determine what era these are from. I found shoes on Google images with the exact same stamp shoe label, but they were from the 1960s. They had large heels, and pointy toes. These shoes I was told were from the 40s, but its hard to tell when I can't find a duplicate on Etsy or Ebay. Still very stylish and  a classic look.

Send me your foot measurements and I can tell you if you will fit theses like a glove. These are marked as 6 1/2, but tend to be smaller. They have a 4 inch heel, inside shoe is 9 inches, widest part of toe is 3 inches, outside of shoe from toe to heel is 10. Please measure yourself carefully vintage shoes tend to run small. I believe these are a size 5.

Here are the beauties- They are very wearable, but old. One dent on the toe, needs to be polished and shoe straps needs to be soften up by a cobbler. We are going to be listing them soon. Please email us at or find us on Etsy under Graveyard Vintage. Thanks for looking!

60s TV and Fashion

  This is still vintage related. I have discovered for the first time the tv show from the 60s called The Mothers In -Law which was produced by Dezi Arnaz , who was the husband of Lucille Ball. I saw clips of this tv show on You Tube , but they were all deleted and I gave up thinking I would never see it again. Amazon has it for sale , but all my cash goes to vintage, so I would have to wait.

 Now Hulu Plus has this show along with the  The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy , which I'm a huge fan of. This really made my day!

While I was watching the Mothers In- Law , I spied a pattern of a dress that reminded me of my 60s scooter dress that I will be listing on our Etsy site soon.

    This dress looks very similar, but Eve Arden's must be silk and from a famous Hollywood designer, I need to check with the credits to see who her designer was.

     This scooter dress is 100% cotton and meant for a teenager. It is funny how the trends bounced back and forth form mother to daughter, how cute. Nowadays, mothers want to look like their daughters, LOL.

Here's our 60s scooter dress that resembles Eve Arden's day dress.

Maker - Unknown
Fabric - Cotton


Bust - 36
Waist - 30
Hips - 40
Total Length 35'

Condition - Good - missing belt only - no other flaws found - no smell, stains or holes.
All buttons are present and I believe they are lucite.

Monday, March 4, 2013

LA Frock Stars!!!

  Just watched LA Frock Stars yesterday. Wow, what a cool show! I liked all the dresses that were featured, especially the segment with the gorgeous Dita Von Tesse. Her style is impeccable and you can tell that she loves vintage. I really loved the information about the owner of the shop, she started selling her collection of vintage at flea markets and now look where she is, her gowns are 50,000 for her couture. I've seen her garments featured on 1stDibs.and they are beautiful  and very expensive because they are one of a kind, and in most cases from couture collectors. This show will help bring vintage into the mainstream , which is very good for retailers and will help with the economy. I'm so happy that I can watch it on my computer, I never watch tv anymore.

 News Flash!!!!
      Vintage Martini our favorite vintage shop will be featured on episode 3!!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!

   Congratulations to them!!!! Spread the news and watch it !

 Just found Doris Raymonds blog- website

Here are some iconic favorites-
Paco Rabanne Dress

  Vivienne Westwood Boule Dress
Claire McCardell Cotton Dress
 1920s Floral Lame Gown
  1960s 1970s Adele Simpson Mint Green Gown with Rhinestones

 The last two dresses are featured on Doris's website from 1st Dibs, a very high end website. I was honored when one of the buyers from 1stDibs contacted me and said they would be interested in my collection in the near future. That made my day!!! 

The websites fee to join is way out of my price range, but for a high end seller its a walk in the park, so to speak.

    The floral gown is sold, how much I wonder? The last dress on my list of favorites is featured on their show. It's a fabulous Adele Simpson. An iconic piece for a vintage collector.

 Here's her fabulous shop, a vintage lovers heaven.