Vecona Vintage

Vercona is a label from Germany. Inspired by the fashion of the 1920s to 40s Vecona Vintage combines former glamour with the wear comfort of modern textiles. They have been so popular that they have already been featured in German Vogue magazine and started a second label called ‘Vecona Vintage’. The garments are hand-made high … Continue reading

New to the Etsy shop for October – 1940s shoes!

I have five glorious pairs of 1940s (some maybe very early 50s) for sale in the shop this month. All fine examples of the many shoe styles that were available at the time. One pair is pretty much deadstock and comes with it’s original box, dated 1944. My favourite is the beaded shoes with the plastic vamp. Very elegant. If my shoe size wasn’t an 8.5 I’d be keeping two of these pairs for myself!

Vintage 1944 Ochre Leather Shoes - 6    Vintage 1940s Suede Open Toe Pumps - 6

Vintage 1940s Suede Peep-toe Slingback Shoes - 6    Vintage 1940s Beaded Evening Shoes - 5.5

Vintage 1940s Baby Doll Suede shoes - 6

Etsy picks of the week – 1930s gowns

This week I decided to feature 1930s gowns from Etsy as my picks. I adore all of the styles shown here. From the flutter sleeves and slinky satins to knits to drapey silk velvet. All gorgeous.

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Downton Abbey Series 4 – 20s styling

Some beautiful new outfits in Series 4 of Downton Abbey so far. As always, Lady Edith seems to always sport the most stunning enembles sand revealing gowns. Many are bright colours and heavily beaded. She wears head scarves so well.

Downton Abbey Season 4: Ediths costumes this year are looking amazing

Romance: After falling for her newspaper editor in the last series, Edith begins her life again in The Big Smoke, arriving at London St. Pancras

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Downton Abbey: Lady Cora and Lady Rose - dress details, S4 E01

Downton Abbey Fashion: Lady Mary, S4 E1

Miss L Fire 2013 Autumn/Winter Collection

I’m a big fan of UK based Miss L Fire. Stunning shoes with styles so reminiscent of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Here are my favourites for the coming European season. The Cleopatra is the style I like most. They have a very 1930s feel about them. I have included a few large pics to show detail and then smaller ones with the colour range.

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Beautiful 1920s and 30s shoes!

I adore 1930s shoes and I have been amassing a great collection of 1920s and 30s shoe pins that I would like to share here. I never cease to be amazed at the at the elegance and sophistication of some of the designs and I would dearly love to own them or see them reproduced for the modern market. I think the shoes with cut-outs and geometrical patterns are some of my favourites from designers such as Schiaparelli, and Perugia.

I have a Pinterest page full of pics of 100s of vintage shoes that I have found online and appropriately called ‘Vintage Shoe Love’. So, if you adore vintage shoes, take a look 🙂

    

   

   

   

    

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