Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SOLD!!!! St John Knit Sweater Set and my favorite fashion styles through the years

 Update: Now Sold!

 Now available  on my Etsy shop is this gorgeous vintage 70s 80s St John Knit skirt and sweater set.
Here's a fashion  romp through the 70s 80s and 90, some of my favorite ads. Carol Alt was the model in the 80s then came Kelly Gray, remember them? Now St John  features movie stars as their cover girls, wish they would bring back Kelly Gray. Here's here link to Mary Gray and her daughter's company, take a look.http://mkgrayse.com/index.html lovely clothes.

Maker: St John Knits

Fabric: knit wool blend

Features: sweater and matching skirt, pull on skirt, cropped sweater, meant to be worn open, looks good belted too, sweater is trimmed with gold ribbon

Measurements: Skirt- waist measured flat 26- stretches to 32 or more-length -26 hips 38 some stretch-

Sweater- bust 36 flat some stretch-length 20- shoulders-17 arms 23 -inner arm 17-

Condition: In great vintage condition, the gold ribbon threading is coming loose needs to be sewn back into place at sometime, and there's a small faded area on the back, I can send you more photos. I reached my photo limit.

Note to all international buyers, please contact us about shipping rates.

All sales are final, no returns.

Thanks for stopping by!

Photo source- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1982-St-John-for-Saks-Fifth-Avenue-Magazine-Ad-Print-Black-White- Carol Alt
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980-St-John-for-Saks-Fifth-Avenue-Magazine-Ad-Print-Silver-blue- model unknown
Found on Ebay images- Kelly Gray 90s

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lillie Rubin Couture Dress and Lillie Rubin Through 50s- 80s vintage Lillie Rubin

  Lillie Rubin  started 1946 in Miami Florida,  sadly it went out of business in the 1990s.. I really  believed that it was person behind this label,  kinda disappointed that it's the store name. Glad to find out that many famous designers stood behind this store's label from many years.- from Joan Leslie, Johnny Herbert, Robert David Morton, Molly Paris, Pierre Cardin, Fora King, Giorgio Sant' Angelo , and many more too many to list.  The label was known for their evening gowns for weddings, prom, and other special occasions.  The brick and mortar stores are no longer around, now the company is owned by Cache.

 Here's my late 70s early 80s  vintage Lillie Rubin, a sweet little number. Perfect for any occasion, what a fun dress and very unique. Wow! Perfect pin up style - va va voom!!! I wonder who designed this dress?

Measurements-bust 38-waist-28-hips36-pouffy black rosettes 9 inches across-(very large but so cute)-found one tear on rosette, that's all.

 Here's some vintage ads found on the web. Not mine they are from Ebay and other sources.

 Photo Sources:    http://www.bellazon.com/main/topic/26175-karen-graham/page-3- http://www.polyvore.com/lillie_rubin_ad_campaign_spring/thing?id=65219234

Monday, May 4, 2015

Vintage Helen Rose Dress and Lucille Ball

I just love this dress, fits like a glove . Its the type of dress that is so timeless, very contemporary.
It has been listed on my Etsy shop this past week.  I will be getting it dry cleaned and ready for purchase this week. Stay tuned. Update: This Helen Rose  dress is soon to be on my new website.

I love a dress with history attached, its by Helen Rose . She was a famous Hollywood designer from the 1936 to 1968-for stars like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and numerous others, she made these actresses so glamorous.

 Just this week I discovered my favorite movie that features her fashions  can be found in The Long, Long Trailer from 1953. I was so excited to discover this!  Helen Rose created so many fashions for this movie, and they are even being copied today.

- In this flick  you will see sweet party frocks, casual day dresses, a gorgeous wedding gown, and of course Lucy in cute jeans with blouses done in gingham checks and colorful stripes. Too cute for words.

  Enjoy this romp through the movie...

   Click on images for full shot.

My Skotch Kooler from 1953  is in the movie. Gotta love Ebay!

 The original costumes by Helen Rose for Lucille Ball- 1953

  Movie stills not in the movie.

 Hope you enjoyed these wonderful fashions from Helen Rose. Check out this summer movie, its a blast !!!