Dorothea’s Closet – 50% off sale!

One of my favourite online vintage stores, Dorothea’s Closet, is having a sale out of necessity. She has some amazing stock so maybe you can help her out and pick up some great vintage at the same time.

From Angela: Owner or Dorothea’s closet:

“OK, I got some bad news (in the form of foreclosure) in the mail just now, so I’m doing a website wide 50% sale. That’s over 1,500 vintage items! Dresses, gowns, hats, lingerie, skirts, blouses, handbags, shoes, jewelry & scarves ranging from Victorian to 1980s. I just need to drum up enough to get them off my back and catch up (once you get behind and other bills gobsmack you, it all goes to shite quickly). So help a gal out and get some cheap (but not cheaply made!) vintage and help me and my family stay in our home!

Code to use at checkout is LOVE50. I’m happy to work out shipping cheaper if I can, just PM me or email through the site. So that’s 50% off ALL OF IT. heart emoticon Thanks for looking!”

1930s evening gowns – January

Gorgeous gowns from my favourite era in fashion history. I wish I could own them all! So many fabric styles and textures.

Vintage Christmas and New Year cards

Some of these are amazing and truly capture the Art Deco feel of the time. Others are just plain cute or caught my eye due to their catchy design and imagery.

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A 1930s Christmas…

Another year has flown by and I have not posted as much as I would like. In 2015 I will have more time, so be prepared for vintage goodness again en masse. But for now, here are some of my favourite festive images from the 1930s.

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Summer is coming…

I love this cover illustration from the 1932 magazine, Vintage American. Seemed appropriate as the warmer weather approaches here in Australia. I also adore her outfit!

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Wearing History Ready to Wear- Kickstarter Project

Yay! My friend Lauren Maringola from Wearing History is finally making her ready-wear vintage line a reality. Check out her wonderful, USA made ready-to-wear line which is inspired by the 1930s and 1940s and contribute to Kickstarter! She’s giving away some cool prizes for backers too!

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More pin curl & finger wave techniques

Hello 1930s fans! I came across another pin curl an finger waving article today. I hope this will help you recreate the look of 1930s curls and waves  if you have been struggling.

Recreating 20s and 30s finger waves

Wonderful video and very authentic 30s waves. This shows exactly why most women in the day had their hair set in salons weekly, maintained it themselves at home but then went back for re-setting. There are a lot of tutorials about waves and ‘easy’ techniques, but they never get the ‘real’ look of the 30s correct. To really get an authentic wave it takes time and multiple steps, which is captured beautifully here.

I blogged about this here as well…the curling first and then setting the waves after using brushing out and then wet setting techniques.

Etsy Shop Show Sale – 10% off!

Hi all! I currently have A LOT of shoes for sale from the 40s and 50s and thought I would show you what I have here. Readers of this blog can get a 10% of all shoes in the shop by emailing me at violetsemporium@gmail.com to get the special code for the discount. The mens shoes in the shop not shown here are also available with the discount :)

Shop link: Violet’s Vintage Emporium

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Prohibition Clothing Company…hats

Last year I blogged about The Prohibition Clothing Company and featured some of their wonderful items. I recently went back to their website to discover they have more caps and some new promotional pics. I thought I’d share them with you here today.

For those new to PCC, they have hats and caps, back-belted jackets, trousers, plus-fours, shirts, vests, bow-ties and some great stuff like a leather book strap and vintage style tote bag. You can check out The Prohibition Clothing Company’s wares here: http://www.prohibitionclothing.com/

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