1920s gowns – pics of the week

I saw this beautiful ad from a 1926 fashion magazine on Etsy and was amazed by the variations and detailing of the gowns for sale. So, I looked through my Pinterest pages and pulled up some real ones 🙂

* Taken from my other blog.

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1930s fashion plates

Beautiful fashion plates. The ref and white dress certainly makes a statement.

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My Pinterest Art Deco, 1920s and 30s boards

Just a reminder for all my readers that are fans of Art Deco design and the fashion 1920s and 30s, I have several boards full of my favourite visual collections over at Pinterest that I add to on a daily basis. You are welcome to follow me there also. Enjoy 🙂

Art Deco design and Beauty
1920s style
1930s style
Art Deco Patterns
Vintage Beachwear
Vintage Hair – 1930s
Vintage Hair – 1920s
Art Deco Home
Vintage Shoe Love
Vintage graphic design & advertising

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Vintage poster auction – Art Deco beauties

There is a fantastic collection of original vintage posters coming up for auction next week at Rennert’s Gallery in New York. 601 lots of fabulous prints but my favs are the Art Deco travel and entertainment posters. Here are some that I wish I could afford to bid on. You can find the link to the auction here.

Ostende-Douvres. ca. 1928

Ostende-Douvres. ca. 1928

Brésil-Plata.  ca. 1928

Brésil-Plata. ca. 1928

Vichy / Ses Sources. 1928

St. Honoré les Bains. ca. 1928

Dunkerque. 1929

Casino de Paris / Joséphine Baker / La Joie de Paris. 1932

Casino de Paris / Joséphine Baker / La Joie de Paris. 1932

Imperial Airways / 1935 Calendar. 1934

Galeries du Bon Marché. ca. 1929

New items in my Etsy store – September 2013

Hi all. I have a bumper load of new items in the shop this month ranging from pairs of 1920s and 40s deadstock stockings, 30s knitting books and childs tie, 40s hat, necklace and evening dress, 50s cocktail dress, house dress, purses, earrings and gloves and a 60s evening dress and shoes. All the items are linked back to the shop page. Enjoy 🙂

Vintage 1930s Rare 'Woolcraft' Patons & Baldwins Knitting Book    1930s Knitting Pattern Book - Out-Door Sportswear - pdf

Vintage 1930s 'Smartest Jumpers' Knitting Pattern Book   Vintage 1940s Black Felt Hat with Fur Trim

Vintage Early 1960s Teal Blue Lace Dress and Jacket - 46 Bust  Vintage 1950s Dress with Bolero Satin and Beads - M

Vintage 1960s Sparking Black Cocktail Dress - M   Vintage Late 1950s Blue and White Dress - XL

Vintage 1940s Dress with Gold Beading and Goldtone Belt   Vintage 1950s Blue Rayon Evening Swing Coat

Vintage 1950s Cream 4-button Length gloves   Vintage 1950s Beaded Black 2-button Length gloves   Vintage 1950s Cream 6-button Length Gloves

Vintage 1960s Black Vinyl Gloves with Lace Fourchettes   Vintage 1950s Devoré Velvet Purse

Vintage 1960s Cherry Red Mod Leather Shoes   Vintage 1950s Kitten Heel Italian Leather Beaded Shoes - 8.5

Vintage 1920s Grey Silk Stockings Deadstock - 9   Vintage 1940s WW2 era Luxite Seamed Stockings in Box

Vintage 1950s Beaded Lanza Handbag   Vintage 1960s Golden Lame Flat Shoes - 8.5 US
1950s Cluster Beaded German made Clip On Earrings   1950s Green and White Beaded Clip-On Earrings

Vintage 1940s Celluloid Red Disk necklace   Vintage 1930s Boys Tootal Necktie with Rodeo Print

Some vintage tie tips for the chaps

Vintage ties from the 20s to the 50s are wonderfully stylish things, but there are differences between the decades and how they were worn. Here are some tips for my swing-era and vintage loving friends:

1920s and early 1930s ties were all about texture, simple designs and were very much an understatement as far as a mans entire outfit went. It wasn’t until mid 1930s to 1940s that ties with wildly colourful and bold designs became more popular. Either tie style can produce a fabulous vintage look, but the ties should make sense with the rest of the outfit.

1930s tie styling
Necktie widths grew wider (about 3.5 inches) and shorter to go with the wider suit lapels and oversize shirt collars of the 30′s and silk ties dominated as did brocade. In the 1920s and 30s there were very few men who would have worn a long tie without wearing a vest, coat, or jumper as  well. A tie under a vest looks very suave and I was told by vintage tie expert at and Art Deco convention a few years ago that if you tie your tie and the thin end ends up longer than the front end – do not fret! Apparently this was common back in the day and men would sometimes tuck the tie into their waistband.

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1940s tie styling
Boldly coloured ties with crazy designs in rayon and poplin became hugely popular in the 1940s and were used by men to express themselves in world of suits and formality. In the 40s, high-cut trousers meant that mens ties became shorter and wider. If you wear a 1940s tie with modern lower cut trousers, you should leave at least two buttons above the waist uncovered.  If you are trying to tie a vintage tie from the 1940s, you should use the half-windsor knot because otherwise the bulk of material will produce a knot as big as your fist if you used the full Windsor (normally used with modern ties).

Here are some ties that are currently for sale in my Etsy store.

Vintage 1940s Necktie - Rayon with Moroon Polkadots   Vintage 1940s Rayon Necktie with Geometric patterns

Vintage 1950s Necktie - Satin Rayon in Lavender with Abstract Patterns   Vintage 1950s Necktie - Satin Rayon in Blue

Vintage 1950s Rayon Necktie in Pale Blue and White   Vintage 1940s Necktie - Satin Rayon Flowers and Block Colours

Vintage 1940s Necktie - Satin Rayon Leaves in Moroon and Grey   Vintage Early 1960s Woven Wool Men's Necktie

10% off Sale at Violet’s Vintage Emporium!

Hi all, I recently had a 10% off sale for Australia Day in my Etsy store, but I have decided to extend it until the end of January. The code is KOALA for those interested.

Here is the link to the shop: Violet’s Vintage Emporium

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My Pinterest boards

For all my readers that are fans of Art Deco design and the fashion 1920s and 30s, I have several boards full of my visual collects over at Pinterest that I add to on a daily basis. You are welcome to follow me there 🙂

Art Deco design and Beauty
1920s style
1930s style
Art Deco Patterns
Vintage Hair – 1930s
Vintage Hair – 1920s
Vintage graphic design & advertising

New items to the Etsy shop for October…

I’ve been a little bit slack at posting the new shop finds, been very busy lately. But, as promised, here are few of the beauties I have added there of late. A 20s dress and magazine, 30s suit set, a few 40s dresses and shoes, 40s linen blouse, deadstock gloves and some handbags and a 50s swing coat Enjoy!

Vintage 1940s Cherry Red Wedgie Shoes - Size 8   Vintage 1940s Sexy Suede De Liso Debs shoes - 7.5    Vintage 1950s Deadstock Pink Gloves  4-button Length - Cotton

Vintage 1950s Cello Straw Handbag with Cane Handles.  Vintage 1929 Everylady's  Magazine with 3 unused patterns  Vintage 1950s Amazing White Beaded Handbag

Vintage 1940s Black Crepe 'Silver Sequined' Gown - M to L  Vintage 1930s 'Fruit of the Loom' Rayon Dress Suit Set - L  Vintage 1920s Silk Crepe Beaded Dress - L AS IS

Vintage 1950s Aqua Linen Blouse with Deco Swirls L  Vintage 1950s Ladies Black Swing Coat with Ruffled Collar

La Femme Chez Elle 1930s magazines

Ahh…La Femme Chez Elle. So many beautiful art deco minimalist style covers and fashion plates within. And lots of nifty hat making tips! I have scanned some of the articles for you here from a few of my collection. Yes, they are in French, but the visuals are worth looking at. Some lovely knitting patterns too and I really want to try and make the tilted straw hat. So cute! If you are interested, I have some for sale in my Etsy store. I noticed that Artposters.com even has copies of the covers for sale as prints.

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Snowfire Face Powder ad – 1936

I’ll take one of each hat please!

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