Monday, June 4, 2012

Flashback | Mom as a Glam Bridesmaid

My mom made such a pretty bridesmaid!  I remember playing dress up with this dress back when I was 8 years old.  Unfortunately I don't have a full-length shot, but I remember the bottom being made of the same red metallic material as the shoulder "embellishment".  The top was black velvet.  And her arm candy is my dad.

More Vintage Slips | Set of Three

Very pretty set of three unique vintage slips.  Can be purchased here.

Slip #1:  Light Peach Slip with Lace Bust
Peach-colored satin slip with pretty lace bust and 5 inches of lace trim at bottom hem.  Adjustable straps.  Very good vintage condition – no stains or tears.  “Lady Lynne” tag attached on back. 

Measurements (laying flat)
-          Length: 37’’ (not including adj. straps)
-          Bust:  14.5’’
-          Waist:  13’’

Slip #2:  Delicate Cream Slip with Lace details
This cream colored vintage slip has very delicate lace detailing on the bust and four inches of lace at the hem.  Adjustable straps.  Good vintage condition (some fraying at lace due to age). 

Measurements (laying flat)
-          Length: 39 ‘’ (not including adj. straps)
-          Bust: 15’’
-          Waist: 13.5’’


Slip #3:  Short White Nightie
White satin slip with embellished beaded neckline (front and back).   Braided straps (non-adjustable).  Very good vintage condition – no stains or tears. 

Measurements (laying flat)
-          Length: 26’’
-          Bust: 17’’  (slip falls straight from bust)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Vintage Slips by Barbizon

This set of THREE vintage slips are all made by the famous Barbizon manufacturer.  According to The Vintage Fashion Guild:

 “Barbizon was established in 1933 as a maker of women’s rayon lingerie. They were unique in that they also made the fabrics from which their garments were sewn. They specialized in high-quality synthetic blends, which they gave romantic names such as Satin de Lys and Angel Blendaire. Barbizon was sold to the VF Corporation (Vanity Fair) in 1991.”  (

The “Trafedda” fabric of these slips was trademarked on 1954.

All slips are in very good vintage condition.  Measurements are taken flat and are approximate.

The set can be purchased here:  Link to Etsy

Slip 1:  White with Lace Back and Original Tag Attached
White poly/nylon blend (Tafredda) with lace back and sides.  Adjustable straps.  1 ½ inch lace trim at bottom hem.  Tag size 34.

Measurements (Laying flat):
Length 36’’ (not including adjustable straps)
Bust: 14’’
Waist: 13’’

Slip 2: Dark Nude with Lace Back
This nude slip is the same style as Slip 1 described above.  Tag size 38. 

Measurements (Laying flat):
Length: 37’’ (not including adjustable straps)
Bust: 17’’
Waist: 17’’

Slip 3: Cream with Lace Bust
Cream colored slip with lace top.  1 ½ inch lace trim at bottom hem.  Side zipper.  Adjustable straps. 

Measurements (Laying flat):
Length:  33’’ (not including adjustable straps) 
Bust: 17’’
Waist: 16’’

Thursday, April 12, 2012

La Retro for sale

I finally got my Etsy shop up and running with some of my favorite vintage pieces (I'm sad to see some of them go!).  I'm adding new pieces all the time so check it out

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Halston hat circa 1970

100% Wool Halston hat that my mom bought when she was in her twenties.  I guess this will have to wait until the fall.  Cute feather details!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blonde mink

I snagged this 1960's wool coat in a thrift store while on a trip to Connecticut to visit with family.  It's a dark rust color with a blonde mink portrait collar.  The sleeves are three-quarter length and the buttons appear to be made of "bakelight" plastic, which was a popular material for bangles and buttons during the 50's and 60's.  It's in excellent condition and is perfect for these cold-but-not-too-frigid winter days that we've been having!

Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Playing dress up

Found a few photos of my favorite dress up looks - I fully embraced all trends, from ladylike to tie-dye.