England’s Vintage Festival Moves to Wilderness

For fans of Wayne Hemingway's annual Vintage Festival, take note that it is shifting cities and dates this year to the countryside, joining forces with the Wilderness Festival from August 10th - 12th on the Cornbury Park site in Oxfordshire.  The three-day event will host a Vintage arena within the Wilderness festival itself, a celebration including music, food, art, nature, ...
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Vintage Street Scene: The Bodice Dress

Summer style is off to a beguilingly retro start with 50s-inspired bodice dresses emerging on streets from New York to Rio de Janeiro. Below, a series of our favorite recent looks.
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Vintage e-tail Spotlight: Palette London

Lilli Ann "New Look" Jacket, late 1940s, available at Palette London Vintage. Vintage e-tailer Palette London popped up on our radar this week, seducing with their objects of beauty that cover a broad scope of stylistic and designer highlights from throughout the 20th century.  This extensive online boutique features everything from Lilli Ann outerwear of the 40s and 50s to 60s Mod pieces by Courrèges ...
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Cinema Ephemera at Paris Flea Market

Paris' Nouveau Latina cinema (home to screenings of independent releases, rare and reissued films in the heart of the Marais) is hosting a week-long movie-themed brocante, or flea market, from today June 19th through next Tuesday, June 26th in conjunction with Le Salon Rouge.  A selection of rare posters, DVDs, film stills, post cards and press dossiers focused on iconic ...
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Vintage Street Scene: Retro Headwear at London Graduate Fashion Week

London Graduate Fashion week draws the city's younger fashion cognoscenti out in droves as the designers of tomorrow support each other in the closing of one chapter and the start of another.  Street style during the events is always eclectic and directional, and this season was no exception- attendees effortlessly mixed vintage with new for a style that reads retro ...
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Sonia Delaunay at Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

A series of original textile designs by Sonia Delaunay are on view at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris, through 3 July 2012.  Donated by the artist herself in June 1966, this small but precious collection includes early designs for her Tissus Simultanés in the 1920s through the late 1940s.  A proponent of the 'sensual song of color,' these gorgeous gouaches ...
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Own a piece of costume history in Paris

Les Folies Bergère, Paris, May 1946, LIFE magazine/photo by Ralph Morse; Les Folies Bergère today Open since May 1869, Paris' Folies Bergère, referred to in its inception as one of many  'maisons de plaisance' (houses of pleasure), is world-renowned for its musical theatre revues and cabaret acts, famously launching the careers of many successful performers, Josephine Baker among them.  While ...
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What Goes Around Comes Around: Vintage pop-up in Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of NYtimes/David Carlo Photography. Quintessential NYC/L.A. vintage retailer and label What Goes Around Comes Around opened a summer-long pop-up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn earlier this month, featuring a well-stocked selection of marked-down denim, t-shirts, footwear, and more.  Their signature collection rounds out the mix at up to 90% off.  If the venture takes off, the light-filled, airy industrial space may ...
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Vintage Street Scene: London

Something of a mecca for modern day vintage lovers, London's east end ladies have been turning out on city streets in tip-top vintage style, channeling 40s and 50s era looks that spell Retro Coquette. Below, a series of our recent favorites, snapped by Stylesight's London correspondents.
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Textile Highlights from Sturbridge & Brimfield

Stylesight just returned from the vintage paradise that is the one-two punch of Sturbridge and Brimfield, gathering images of extra-special gems found amongst the wares at hand.  Stay tuned for more coverage on the shows, and in the meantime enjoy some of our favorite textile inspirations snapped on-site below.  Special thanks to Megan Graham, New York Correspondent at Stylesight. circa 1930s-50s circa 1940s circa ...
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Schiaparelli Accessories Highlights on 1stDibs

Following our initial preview of the sale last week, below is a selection of vault favorites from the vintage Schiaparelli accessories sale on 1stDibs.com, covering everything from her awning-inspired cat eye frames to quirky parure sets that capture the best of 50s-era cocktail hour costume jewelry.  Surreal brooches from the 30s round out the selection, a fitting compliment to the ...
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Big Britannica 1951-1953: Mid-century British Fashion at Selfridges

Big Britannica: 1951 - 1953 opened to great fanfare last night at London's Selfridges as part of a store-wide celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, or to translate for  Anglophones on American shores, her 60 years at the reigns of the English monarchy.  Curator Judith Clark collaborated with famed hat designer Stephen Jones on the resulting selection of classic ...
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Vintage Street Scene: Mod Eyewear

Following the 30s-inspired eyewear that dominated both runways and streets in recent seasons, the Mod era emerged as a key reference for F/W 12 frames, evoking the birds of Carnaby Street in styles that went from round to angular in every conceivable material and color.  A perfect pair to the wildly patterned Mod hosiery seen stomping down runways.  Below, a ...
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Surreal Schiaparelli accessories hit 1stDibs this week

The godmother of contemporary fashion and 1/2 of the upcoming Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute exhibit Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations, suffice it to say Elsa Schiaparelli and her signature surreal aesthetic is 'in the air' right now, evidenced as much in a multitude of S/S 12 accessory collections by such varied designers as Delfina Delletrez and Diane Von ...
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Big Britannica: UK Vintage at Selfridges

London department store Selfridges will host an upcoming exhibit on British fashion of the early 50s to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, or 60th year of reign in the United Kingdom. Curated by Judith Clark, with contributions by milliner Stephen Jones, Big Britannica is sure to make a splash-- so for those in the London area, be sure to check ...
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