Friday, January 22, 2010

Turquoise is back in style

Becky Ellis

Vintage_Fashion_Turquoise For decades, turquoise has been riding the trend wave. One year it's all the rage for bold statement jewelry and eclectic accessories, the next it's seen as tacky and granola. If you loaded up on the stuff while it was in the trend valley, you'll be in good shape in 2010: Pantone named turquoise the color of the year.

This trend isn't just vintage - turquoise has been a hot accessory since 5500 B.C. when it was worn by Egypt's Queen Zer. It has been found in ancient cultures from the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Some scholars think that the robe worn by the high priest Aaron in the Bible was decorated in turquoise, and philosophers like Aristotle make mention of stones that must have been it as well. More recently, it came into fashion in the U.S. in the 1920s, when the Native American squash-blossom necklaces became popular souvenirs for those touring the southwest. This lasted until around 1940 when many craftsman stopped making them because of the amount of labor and turquoise they require. The 60s and 70s saw a resurgence of turquoise jewelry, and they became a favorite of the hippie-chic set. It went out of fashion again the in the prep-tastic Regan years.

Now, turquoise is back again. Raid the jewelry boxes of your mother and grandmother and buy a few new pieces of your own; whether it's in or out at any given moment, it's clearly a trend with longevity behind it. And if wearing the latest looks isn't motivation enough, the Healing Power of Stones says that turquoise will help with depression and bestow the wearer with self-confidence.




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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fledermaus, Berlin (1912)

Fledermaus, Berlin (1912)
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Yvonne de Carlo

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Vintage Ad Browser

This is a great website where you can find advertisements classified by year and topic.

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Paris Vintage Auction - Chanel

©chanel Book now your Thursday 25 and Friday, February 26, 2010!
Drouot has announced the auction houses Millon Cornette de Saint Cyr, assisted firm expertise Chombert & Sternbach, provide an auction of nearly 600 pieces from different special collections at Chanel.
The fashionistas can therefore acquire vintage treasures old and new signed Coco Chanel or Karl Lagerfeld.
Estimated between 50 and 6000 €, you can find clothes lines of ready-to-wear, bags, jewelry and other accessories created between 1920 and 2009.
To enjoy these many parts, you can also go to public exhibition from Tuesday 23 or Friday, February 26 from 11am to 18.


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Vintage Hollywood Flashback: The Golden Globes in the '50s, '60s & '70s!



Eddie Fisher, Liz Taylor , Mike Todd


Friday, January 15, 2010

Anna Karina

Anna Karina



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Mary Pickford

Pickford, Mary_  Theatre mag- 1915 , cover


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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cartier and America


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Chase Manhattan Vintage Calendar

Printed in 1986, this calendar shows photographs going back to the 20s

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Low Boot Vintage Style

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Vintage Porto red wine at Croft Port

croft vintage port 2007


Red Vintage Porto 2007 is a blend of wines from the Quinta da Roeda (Douro Valley, Portugal). The hot and dry months of September 2007 offer perfectly ripe berries, with a significant contribution in preserving sugar good natural acidity. Porto has been recognized by the vintage house Croft, a fact that concerns only three vintages on average every 10 years.
High two years in large oak barrels, this wine shows a robe of deep purple with red highlights, with powerful aromas and round, and exotic notes of eucalyptus. The 2007 vintage will continue to evolve for 15 to 20 years in bottle before being eaten with strong cheeses like Stilton or a Parmesan or walnuts and hazelnuts.
Contact: distributed in France by: Philipponnat Fields & Associates

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