Here modelled by the lovely Heidi.
Here modelled by the lovely Heidi.
This lovely mid-1920s inspired wool coat with its typical large collar and low waist bakelite side button closure was very popular in the era. Add the knee length, straight cut to the mix with its slanted pockets and you have the perfect flapper winter wear.
Here’s a rather unusual early 1930s inspired jumper in wool knit fabric with a fantastic multicoloured zigzag pattern and a very Art Deco feel to it with its bias cut panelling, asymmetric at the front, including the collar, and the very popular diagonal cut on striped fabrics with centre seam at the back. Two vintage bakelite buttons crown this lovely creation at the front. The belt also features a vintage bakelite buckle.
This lovely early 1930s inspired calf length skirt in royal blue rayon viscose features a very Art Deco style geometric diagonal panelling down the front with vertical vintage button detailing and two kick pleats. The back of the skirt also has an interesting rounded panelling by the hip. Fastens at the side with buttons and snap fasteners.
Here I present my homage to Cyd Charisse in “Bandwagon”, and the beautiful dress she wore in the film, an early 1950s style cocktail dress in beautiful emerald silk dupion with corded lace and shimmery net tulle overlay on the bodice and tulle overlay on the skirt. The sweetheart neckline features a lovely and very flattering illusion detail in tulle covering the bodice on the front and back. It also has 3/4 length sleeves and ballet length skirt that were very popular in the era. Fastens with a zipper at the back.
Here I present a mid- 1960s inspired sequin blouse in cream with silk lining. It has the fashionable 3/4 length sleeves, boat neck and slightly boxy cropped shape. Fastens with zipper at side seam.
This gorgeous early 1930s style number in white and navy viscose rayon was just something I had to try. Being a big fan of stripey and check fabrics cut in contrasting panels, this clearly represents the popular cuts of the era. Very geometric art deco in style featuring a large collar, yet another classic of the 1930s, a v-shaped insert on the bodice , both front and back and the triangular pockets. It also has vintage bakelite buttons and buckle in navy.
With side snap fastening.
Here I present a lovely early 1940s inspired dress in original vintage floral rayon gathered bodice, front and back, collar and the skirt. The light brick coloured yokes and belt in viscose rayon add a great contrast. It features an original vintage bakelite buckle.
It also features fabric covered buttons down the front, padded shoulders and elbow length sleeves.
With zipper fastening.
Here’s one of the mid-1930s blouses from my recent vintage blouse collection in a lovely vintage floral silk. It has a gathered gabot down the front and tucks in sleeves. The back closes with eye and hook. The belt features a vintage buckle.
Here I present an early 1920s style jacket and jodhpurs combo making for a fetching hunting outfit. The jacket is made of a lovely basket weave wool blend fabric and the jodhpurs are in cotton needlecord. The slanted side pockets and the square breast pocket on the jacket make a nice design detail. The wide belt fastening the military style jacket also makes this rather masculine style a bit more feminine. The corduroy jodhpurs which were so popular for leisure wear are high waisted with vintage button closure at the sides and the legs. The balloon style legs give freedom of movement.
This beautiful early 1950s inspired dress in original 1950s embroidered cotton is a great example of the more streamlined silhouette of the era. It features an interesting zigzag style panelling with a gathered yoke on the bodice and kick pleat down centre of the skirt. Short upturned sleeves, pockets with button closure. With vintage buttons and buckle. Fastens with a zip at side seam.