Posts Tagged: vintage style

Vintage 80s Valentino Panther/Leopard Print Collection

Leopard print – or Panther pattern, as described here – has always been in fashion. Valentino Boutiques featured these tawny neutrals with playful animal themes in a 1987 collection. In luxurious cashmere and suede, they personified the over-the-top 80s style. MEOW! ~Marilyn

The New Paris Pale Sweaters and Berets, 1972

Spring 1972 was an especially stylish time for French fashion. I really loved this blip of a moment in the early 70s, where all things Parisian were tres chic! These gorgeously hip and trendy pieces were FABULOUS. Sonia Rykiel designed all the items in the top photo: mohair and angora sweater sets, wool jersey widepants… Read more »

Fruit of the Loom Denim Shoulder Bag, 1975

I’ve always thought that Fruit of the Loom was dedicated to making T-shirts and underwear, but apparently they had a brief foray into denim and jeans in the 1970s. This denim shoulder bag is really cute, with its front and back pockets and jeans styling. I’m sure it would be a major collectible today, should… Read more »

Dull Camouflage Colours Makeup by Mary Quant, 1975

“My new colours for Autumn are very dull”, says Mary Quant. “But you’ve never seem such great dull colours before”. It’s funny, I almost bypassed this ad because it WAS rather dull! Mary Quant was probably ahead of her time when it came to earthy shades of makeup (and clothing). The 70s were very flashy… Read more »

Fanfares Super Skirt Shoes, 1975

It took me awhile, but I finally figured out that there are two different styles of shoes shown here! I was wondering why they were different shades, but realized that one was a lace-up tie and the other a buckle T-strap. But, I digress… these Fanfares “skirt” shoes are absolutely stunning and I LOVE THEM…. Read more »

Vintage 1974 Monet Charm Bracelet + White Angora

Charm bracelets have always been cherished, and this is a particularly cute one by Monet. The charms and bracelet are in gold, and has a holiday/Christmas theme. The model is dressed in a fluffy white angora sweater and hat, which adds to the charm. ~Marilyn