Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Vera Vault -- Praise for Paisley

I have been sorting through the Vera collection, and trying to get all of them photographed, but it's been a sloooooww process.  At least I have an official count now -- it was 377, but then my birthday happened.  Hallelujah!  My co-Blackbird had a stash of sixteen scarves that she had been saving for the big day.  Add that (and the 4 others I have found in the past few weeks), and the count for right now is 397.

You read that right.  I just need 3 more to hit the 400 mark.

Wait, why am I sitting here typing this when I could be out there finding 3 more Veras???

OK, well while I try to calm myself, enjoy this installment of the Vera Vault.  I decided to highlight a selection of paisley designs.  I'm constantly amazed at how many different designs she produced, and even though they're all different, they all somehow still have her personal design aesthetic all over them.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Junk Love: Aloha!

We LOVE vintage Hawaiian prints, and since we've lately picked up a couple of great pieces for the shop, I thought I would do a quick perusal of other people's Hawaiian dresses on Etsy and put together a sweet little blog post to highlight my favorites. But, I didn't factor in two things: 1. How much I love every single one that I see; and 2. How many there are on Etsy right now. My search for "vintage Hawaiian dress" produced 184 pages of tropical paradise. I only made it to page 20 before I had to make myself stop saving pictures. So, maybe we'll just call this little post Hawaii: Part 1....

1950s Shaheen wiggle dress, Here

Shaheen dragon caftan, Here

1950s Shaheen, Here

1960s Malia maxi dress, Here

Surfside barkcloth, Here

1970s Pake Muu, Here

1950s Kamehameha, Here

1960s Lauhala, Here

1950s Shaheen, Here

1970s Malama/Liberty House maxi dress, Here

1960s barkcloth Harriet's maxi dress, Here

1950s halter dress w/ bolero, Here

1950s wiggle dress, Here

1960s maxi dress, Here

1960s Paradise Hawaii, Here

1960s Kimono-style mini dress, Here

1940s Surfriders, Here

1960s Lauhala, In our shop

1960s halter keyhole, In our shop

1960s Malia, In our shop

1960s maxi dress, In our shop