This rare & lovely 1960s suit hails from the design house of Elizabeth Arden, New York. Among highly noted designers associated with Elizabeth Arden were Charles James, Ferdinando Sarmi & during the 1960s, Oscar de la Renta, renowned for dressing style icon Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy during the "Camelot" years in the White House.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder...and I return with three beautiful treasures to show off and hopefully make up for my lack of posts about vintage as of late.
This rather amazing late 1950s/early 60s Elizabeth Arden New York suit will be availabe soon...Arden spent a rather limited time in the fashion world compared to many designers, but her work and that of her designers is considered to be among the finest.
We also found this sweet Teena Paige 1950s Vintage ivory lace bodice & black velvet cocktail dress...my daughter has put her claim on it, but I told her we'll see...so if you have to have it, speak now or forever hold your peace....which, ironically leads me to:
this beautiful pair of Kenneth Cole ivory bridal satin pumps with floral garland detail...size 8. My size, but since I've already walked down that long aisle twice, I'm going to let them go to another bride to be.
Snowflakes fell here yesterday...not much left-over today, but the temperature has taken a big dip and that means time to don a winter coat.
This beautiful 1950s Dan Millstein ~ New York ~ Paris label embroidered black velvet coat is cold weather luxury at it's finest. Lined in rich champagne satin, it feels like butter against your skin. The sleeves taper into a snug fit, which not only looks amazing, it keeps those cold winter drafts out. You can find it in our "Vintage Outerwear Department" in The Shoe.
You've seen this baby blue before...1930s vintage blue velvet hooded dressing gown/robe/evening coat from Filene's Boston (quite possibly the original store). Fresh from the drycleaners and now available in our "Vintage Lingerie/Boudoir Department". Finally, something warm to wear with a hood that is not fleece or sweatshirt fabric.