Tag Archives: 70s

Hell yeah, it’s a holiday sale!

NOW THROUGH CHRISTMAS, at my Etsy shop!

 

Party on! Right now, everything in my shop is 25% off, which is a great start to a happy holidays for you and the vintage lovers in your life! Better still, all orders of $50 and more get FREE SHIPPING within the US!

Treat yourself to holiday gems, like this early 1960s mink trimmed suit.

Was $145.00, now only $109.00!

Or this warm and stylish velvet and tweed cape from Raymond of London!

Was $70.00, now only $52.50!

Turn up the holiday bling in this Victoria Royal sweater:

Regular price $29.99, now only $22.50

Splurge on yourself with this incredible and rare 1950s/60s Louisa Spagnoli dress:

Regular $175.00, now only $130.00

Or show off a perky pink version of holiday cheer in this Lilli Diamond party dress!

Marked down from $50.00 to only $37.50

There’s no wrong way to save money, and it’s not naughty to be nice to yourself! So give the gift of vintage – scarves and handbags are a great one-size-fits all stocking stuffer, and you can always find something in your size (no matter large or small!) and start dropping links and hints on your Secret Santa!

So get shopping already!

Vintage Inspiration in Current Fashion Editorials – Sweet Seventies Shoots

Denisa Dvorakova dons a pair of charmingly Yves Saint Laurent glasses in a 70s inspired photo by Horst Diekgerdes. Also, Chloé channels Bianca Jagger and Farrah Fawcett in their super seventies Spring 2010 ad campaign, featuring Raquel Zimmermann and Malgosia Bela by Mario Sorrenti. Finally, Siri Tollerød takes feathered bangs to a whole new level in this beauty queen photo shoot by Miles Aldridge for Vogue Russia Jewelry.

Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.

New On Etsy

Lots of New Stuff @ Heavenly Vintage!

Well, guess who decided to finally come back from her vacation and get some work done. Click the pics below to look at all the pretty new shinies on Etsy – and there’s more to come, so check back soon!

Dots Secretary Dress
Pop Art Mod 90s Bodycon Dress 60s Dress by Alan Phillips for Jeremy
Tori Richard Fritzi of California
Tori Richard Atomic Tiki Maxi Fritzi of California Sexy Secretary Blouse
Kasper ASL Kilt
80s Minimalist Chic Sheath Dress Bannockbane Tartan Wool Kilt
Catalina Mehndi
60s Catalina Swimsuit Cover Up Maxi Indian Mehndi Print Curvy Sheath Dress

Dressing the Vintage Man (part one: fitting suits; mustaches optional)

Men Cover
Hey, bro! Tom Selleck called! He wants his musta…oh, wait…no, hang on…sorry, he says he wants to know where you got your suit. My bad, I got my messages mixed up. It’s my first day; I’m just a temp.

I picked up this little gem at a thrift store a while back, and just recently got around to scanning in the photos. It’s called “Sewing for Men and Boys,” with a copyright date of 1973, and it has a lot of practical advice in regards to its creatively named title. It also has some hilariously dated pictures of dudes, and some fashion ensembles that make me feel a little funny because I think they might have gone right around the bend of being “so retro it hurts” into the territory of “possibly wearable today, by the right man in the right situation with the right attitude.” I’m going to use these pics as blog fodder over a series of a few posts, mainly because I don’t want to overwhelm anyone with the potency of the doubleknit polyester that’s to come. You can click the “Dressing the Vintage Man” tag at the bottom of this post to list the whole series.

But first, we’ve got a mustache to discuss:

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Click for bigger. Bigger moustache, that is!

If anyone is able to get past the ferret sleeping on this dapper dude’s face, you might actually notice that the suit is pretty slick, if slightly dated. I’m a real sucker for a pinstripe, but it definitely takes a certain amount of je ne sais quoi* in the je ne sais où** to go for the stripe-on-stripe-on-stripe trifecta for the suit, shirt, and tie (and is that a polka dot pocket square? be still, my heart). Overall, I think if this guy were coming on to me at a bar (smelling like the bucket seat in an Alfa Romeo and ordering me Harvey Wallbanger after Harvey Wallbanger), I would give the 3-punch combo of his Fruit Stripe ensemble a thumbs up, and at the very least, a big fat E for effort. Right before the GHB kicked in and I fell off my barstool.

Whether or not the suit is to your taste, I think the fitting advice is still pretty solid. We may not have a lot of use for info about bell bottom trousers for men, but if one is so inclined to wear them, at least he now knows the guidelines for the way they ought to fit.

I’ll let everyone mull over this sartorial splendor and practical advice for now, and we’ll revisit this time capsule soon. Discuss amongst yourself if you mentally used the term “Italian Stallion” while gazing at our be-facial-haired model above.

*brass
**balls

Decade Hopping on Style.com – Get the Look

Decade Hopping with Tommy Ton
Over on Style.com, photographer Tommy Ton tracks the return of the eighties and seventies to street style. See some of the key elements and how to wear the looks after the jump.
Tommy Ton Leather DressTommy Ton Over The Knee Boots

Eighties looks include leather, zippers, and tall boots, with the ubiquitous biker jackets that are cropping up everywhere. Get the look with a zip front leather mini dress or over the knee suede boots, both available at Heavenly Vintage on Etsy.

Studded Leather Dress Over The Knee Boots


Seventies styles are softer and more relaxed, like these slouchy trench and safari style jackets. Neutral palettes make them chic and casual.

 

Tommy Ton CoatTommy Ton Coat

Get the look with this reversible black and tan trenchcoat, or a simple khaki windbreaker with ruching and buckle details.

Black and Tan Reversible Trench Tan Windbreaker


Blazers are also a key seventies look. Nicely tailored detail looks perfect when paired with bohemian skirts or cowl necklines.
Tommy Ton BlazerTommy Ton Blazer

 

Get the look with this smart velvet blazer from the famous Paris label Rodier.
Rodier Velvet Blazer


Fashion is always looking back as it moves ahead; use these opportunites to flaunt one-of-a-kind vintage pieces with contemporary pairings!