Showing posts from February, 2009

Savvy Vintage Shopping by the Pros

Ran across this info and thought I would pass it along. Since not everyone knows what they are buying ... if you are buying true Vintage clothes here are some tips to make sure your purchase is worth the $$$$$: Fur: Check that the hairs are firmly attached to the pelts hide and that there is no molting or flaking on the surface; Lingerie - Check for stains (i.e., coffee, lipstick, etc.) that cannot be removed. If the color is off -- you can always die it another color Clothes - Pieces from the sixties or earlier usually contain extra fabric in the sames which allows you let your garments out (YAHOO!) You can change a dress neckline or length to make it look more current. Remember that if there are 3 things that need to be fixed, you are better off finding something similar that requires less work.If buying online rquest photo's of the item's label, inside seam and if a purse the hardware and corners.If buying new ... it's not hard to find some great deals on the net. Retro…

I Love Lucy in Swimwear!

I came across these fabulous pictures of the wonderful Lucille Ball at glamour splash. What great pics of Lucy. Not only was she beautiful in street clothes, but she was a gorgeous pinup gal as well!

Lucille Ball in 1943's "Best Foot Forward"

and again In autumn of 2001, Lucille Balls older fans were treated to a glamourous reappraisal in Modern Maturity magazine.