Posts tagged "vintage"

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pieces From Dronning Vintage

If you’re looking for fabulous vintage clothing, look no further than Dronning Vintage, a well-edited Etsy shop packed full of gorgeous feminine pieces like 50s party dresses and polka dot skirts. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite finds…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 7, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 8 Pieces From Wanderlust Couture

Etsy is awesome, but the sheer quantity of stuff on the site can be really overwhelming. To give you a helpful shortcut, we like to highlight some of our favorite online shops. This week let’s take a look at Wanderlust Couture, a Portland-based vintage shop that operates out of a 1969 Cardinal Deluxe travel trailer.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2012

Enjoy This Ridiculous Vintage Victoria’s Secret Catalog

These days, Victoria’s Secret is associated with straight up sex appeal. But back in the ’70s, the lingerie company’s catalog was more cheesy, soft lighting and elegant romance than sexy curves. The folks over at Beverly Hills Honeys unearthed this classic Vicky’s Secret catalog from 1979 and it’s full of high buns, satin pajamas and…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2012

Proof That People Have Been Dressing Up Cats Since Forever

In 1915, Harry Whittier Frees published a book called The Little Folks of Animal Land. In it, Frees dressed up kittens and puppies in a bunch of human scenarios and created comical scenes. Because people have generally always loved laughing at animals in people clothes — long before ICanHazCheeseburger figured it out. Click through for…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: Super Stylish Vintage Sunglasses

We’re celebrating Earth Month here at The Frisky, and one of the easiest, cheapest, and fun ways to make your closet more earth-friendly is by buying vintage and secondhand whenever possible. My favorite vintage item to shop for is sunglasses because they add a cool retro vibe to any outfit (and you don’t have to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 7, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pieces from Dusty Rose Vintage

There’s so much stuff on Etsy that it’s hard to wade through it all — I don’t blame you if you get overwhelmed and give it up all together. That’s why we’ve decided to give you a helpful shortcut, by identifying some of our favorite online shops. First up: Dusty Rose Vintage, which collects and…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2012

Meet Some Very Dedicated Followers Of Platform Shoe Fashion

In this vintage video from the 1970s, a bunch of average Brits were asked for their take on the burgeoning platform shoe trend that was sweeping the streets of London. Unwearable? Impossibly chic? Oh, they’ll definitely tell you what they think. What I wouldn’t do for some of these vintage pairs. [Pathe]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 24, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: Sparkly Vintage Cocktail Rings

Looking for an easy way to add some bling to your jewelry collection? Check out the selection of vintage cocktail rings on Etsy. They’re bright, bold, and guaranteed to make you feel like a fabulous ’60s socialite. Click through to check out eight of our favorite sparkly specimens, all for 25 bucks or less…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 17, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Bold Belts

The right belt can take an outfit from ordinary to unforgettable. We scoured Etsy shops and found 10 bold belts, from sexy corset styles to sequined ’80s relics to a confusing-but-awesome leather belt painted with bright pink pigs. Click through to check ‘em out!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 11, 2012

We’re Totally Watching This: “Thrift Wars,” A Show About Competitive Thrifting

If you’ve ever gone thrift shopping with me and my lady friends, you know that it’s nothing less than an all out major event. We make a day of it, and plan out which shops to visit based on who’s got good shoes, housewares and little-boy blazers (my personal favorite). We thrift for fun –…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 18, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Mirrors are a great way to make a room seem bigger or add visual interest to your space. Mirrors with ornate frames can hold their own next to framed art and photos, and I love how unexpected they look mixed in with non-reflective decorations. Another great way to utilize a gorgeous mirror? Lay it dow…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 12, 2012

Courtney Love’s Surprisingly Normal Closet Tour

Not gonna lie, when Amelia sent me the link to Courtney Love’s closet tour of her West Village townhouse, my first response was “TERRIFYING.” I mean, think of all the misplaced cigarette butts, the stray hair extensions, the tatters. But actually? Courtney’s got some fine stuff. During her closet tour with Scott Lipps, Courtney expound…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 23, 2011

Fashion Flashback: Super Cute ’60s Style

We came across these photos of teen girls from the 1960s and fell in love. We thought you might also appreciate a glimpse into what hippie teens wore around high school campuses back in the day. I’m really wishing I had a pair of corduroy bells right about now…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 11, 2011

When Skinny Was A Bad Word: 7 Retro Anti-Thin Ads

Believe it or not, the push to be hyper-thin hasn’t always been present. In the ’50s and ’60s, women were sold the idea that a curvy, bodacious bod was best, and companies like Wate-On advertised that they could turn a skinny girl into a voluptuous vixen through their weight-gaining products. Whether Wate-On worked, it’s refreshing…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2011

Style Inspiration: Downton Abbey

My boyfriend and I are obsessed with “Downton Abbey.” Like, completely obsessed. We watched all the episodes in the span of a week and are currently rewatching them. We love the drama and the writing and the characters, but truthfully, I would probably still watch it with the sound turned off because the sets and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 15, 2011

10 Retro Ads Targeted At Women

Last night, I fell into a little bit of Flickr k-hole as I discovered and combed through a treasure trove of vintage ads targeted at women. Various household cleansers! Brillo pads! Life-changing appliance materials! A perfume called “Macrame”! And a crocheted toilet paper cover that looks like a poodle? Oh yes. Some of these are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2011

Girls, It’s Up To You: A ’30s Make Up Tutorial

Thanks to this video, I’ll be referring to “eyes” as “liquid orbs” from now on.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 16, 2011

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: ’85 Pride

Whether you were born in ’85, graduated in ’85, or just have a penchant for the numbers 8 and 5, this cheery vintage mug is an excellent choice for coffee sippin’ and reminiscin’. [$3, Etsy]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 3, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Christina From Second Skin Style

Beautiful Christina of the blog Second Skin Style uses her fashion site as “a little collection of my thoughts and outfits,” she explains. Her style is thrift store-eclectic. “I see patterns in everything and tend to think that in the end it all makes sense.” Lately, she says, “I’ve been feeling very hedonistic, and if…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 22, 2011

Hermes Vans We Wish We Could Have

I saw images of these custom-made Hermes Vans yesterday and was practically dying. I don’t really wear flats, like, ever, but I might make an exception for these gorgeously patterned skate shoes, which were custom created by Vans for stylist Robert Verdi. The bright patterns and colors practically scream “I know how to have a…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2011