Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Other Passions....

Wanted to share some of my girls and design/ sewing...which is usually combined so that I am sewing for my girls!

I studied fashion at F.I.D.M. in SF and worked in product development/design, production, and technical design for several years. The best was working for John Rocha in Dublin, about fun and excitement!!!! I fulfilled some childhood fantasies by being part of London and Paris Fashion Week!

I always wanted to design my own line and for a few years I did a children's line with a couple of friends. Alas with the economy crash it did not last :( I still enjoy creating for my girls, when I have time which is rare!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Old Hollywood Glamour!

I love the glamour and amazing style from Old Hollywood!
Starlets took their role as Fashion Icons seriously and never were caught unkempt.
Wouldn't it be grand to walk around in fur coats and heels all the time???
Well I found this Stunning Lilli Ann Faux Mink and Suede Coat that is to die for! With this one piece you are an instant starlet!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I have come across more vintage lingerie in so many styles and colors!
So exciting to go through it all and imagine the classy women that wore them way back when!

Monday, June 21, 2010

This is Me

In case you were wondering this is me:
In my Mirsa 60s Wool Vintage Dress that I adore!! I don't usually go for all over prints/designs. But it has a enough class and sophistication mixed with the right amount of funk! I love it!
Here is some details about the late clothing line:

Mirsa was an important Italian knitwear company, founded in 1937 by the Marchesa Olga di Gresy. The Marchesa di Gresy's knitwear business enjoyed great success on the back of the Italian ready-to-wear export boom of the 1950s. Mirsa produced high fashion ready-to-wear suits and separates which were in demand; Saks 5th Avenue was one enthusiastic reseller of Mirsa products. Mirsa manufactured both the Marchesa's own designs and, in the 1950s, some Emilio Pucci knits, to a similar standard and for the same export market. The company closed in 1984.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vintage Lingerie

I have always loved Vintage Fashions but just recently found Vintage Lingerie so interesting and pretty!
Take a look at a few pieces I have collected:

The left Peignoir is from the 80s...but takes its romantic look from victorian times with very full sleeves inset with lace. The fitted waist also in the lace makes for such a delicate look. Of course the soft pink speaks of inocence.
The one on the right being from the 30's in the look of the era Bias cut and flowy. The Bias cut is always so flattering when done well! A pretty tulle and lace neckline finish the Sexy yet demure look. I can definately see this being worn under the high collared looks of the day.
Its always neat to see the details, fabrics and cuts used from different eras!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Flight of the Conchords show in Berkeley is tomorrow night! I am so excited! They are a pair of wacky and hilarious New Zealanders who can make a song about anything. If you haven't seen any episodes from their HBO show...please look them will be rolling!

And also they have a fun and scruffy vintage look to them as well!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vintage 1960s Designer Suit Classic St John Knits

Classic Elegance...St John Knits has been creating luxurious knit wear since the early 60's. This set dates to the late 60s and has held up impeccably. Brunch with the ladies is in order in this set!

See how similar even their latest looks are to this classic set. The first pic is from the current catalog. The green and cream set is vintage St John Knits.