Tag Archives 1930s fashion

Some people need sequins, others don’t.

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Why I fell in love with sequins!

Some people need sequins, others don’t.

Edith Head

Fashion Trivia

Edith Head, one of my favourite Hollywood costumiers, once famously said, “Some people need sequins, others don’t.”

She made that comment to the press in reference to a dress she designed for Grace Kelly to wear at the 27th Academy Awards in 1955. The dress in ice-blue duchess satin was very simple, lacking any adornments and yet, it made Grace Kelly stand out from the crowds, Hollywood A-lister crowds that is. Kelly won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in “The Country Girl” that night. Edith Head was the winner for her Costume Design (Black and White) for “Sabrina”.

 

Crush Vintage shop of the week!

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Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, Ladies and Gentleman! For my weekly Q&A in the Vintage Shop Of The Week section, which you can read more about  HERE! I present you with Crush Vintage, run by two friends whose mutual passion for vintage fashion led to the creation of a a shop filled with real treasures for savvy vintage shoppers like myself and where you can find garments dating to as early as 1800! With such an exquisite selection of coats from the 1930s-1980s it’s a real struggle to leave their Etsy shop without clicking the “add to cart” button.

Dominique de Merteuil: How did you start your adventure in selling vintage clothes?

La Belle Vintage – shop of the week!

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If I was to describe Sascha, the owner of La Belle Vintage, in just a word or two, Vintage-Fairy is what springs immediately to mind. The reason being, is that Sascha makes vintage dreams come true by finding exactly what I’m looking for and in great condition so, that I don’t have to stress out about the possibility of having to mend, which I’m truly awful at.  Apart from being very knowledgeable on the topic of vintage fashion, as well as costume restoration, Sascha is also incredibly kind and generous, making the whole process of buying vintage clothes a delightful experience and making me always want to come back for more! You can see my breathtaking 1940s dress from La Belle Vintage here!