For those of you who don’t know, we have started carrying designs by Sourpuss, Trashy Diva, and Folter. Each brand has something different in each of their styling but remain the same in their classic silhouettes.
First up is Folter. Most of the designs by Folter remain similar to most vintage designs in that they use polka dots and floral prints, but one of our favorites is this funky number.
This is Folter’s Chicken and Eggs and it is just that, a print with hens and eggs all over it. It seems like an odd concept but it really is super cute in person! I had a great-aunt who was OBSESSED with chickens, and this dress makes me think of her. She was a classic woman, and when I look back on her photos of her youth she wore the cutest dresses of the 1940’s and 50’s. It isn’t hard for me to imagine her wearing a number like this either. This print is fun and perfect for wearing on the weekend to brunch with your friends. You can add a little cropped sweater on top if it is getting too chilly to wear it just as a strapless. If this is a little too bold for you check out more Folter designs at the JBR website and tell us what you think of the other designs!
Next up we have the Sourpuss label.
- Look for a bag that is sturdy and will be able to be thrown around in a trunk or stuffed in an over-head bin
- Check the inside of the bag to make sure it has enough pockets to stash any of your smaller items.
- Depending on your style you may want to look for a bag that has wheels, if you pack a bag right you can fit a whole lot of clothing in there and it ends up getting heavy
- Find a fun print! If this is the bag you are using on your weekends let it have some color and print, leave the bland black bags for work!
A gift from Richard Burton, for Elizabeth Taylor’s 40th birthday. The history behind it is fairy tale, on thejewelryeditor.com it says this about the necklace, “Inscribed with the name Nur Jahan, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahangir, this heart-shaped diamond is believed to have been a gift from the ruler to his son, who became the great emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666). At the age of 35, it is believed that the young prince presented the diamond to his favorite and most beloved wife, Mumtaz-i-Mahal. The emperor’s grief at her death just four years later was legendary – in her memory he commissioned the majestic Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world. Richard Burton was captivated by the history and significance of this special diamond, and gave it to Elizabeth to mark her 40th birthday.”
Another vintage costume idea is to be a flapper. This costume can be as simple as going to a costume store and buying the pre-made kit or making it yourself.
Another option for someone who is looking for a vintage inspired costume is to be a sailor.
We love this costume because it keeps thing a little more traditional and simple. An outfit like this looks similar to the male Navy uniform worn in the 1920’s-1950’s. This costume idea can be as simple as buying a pair of navy wide-legged pants. You can buy nautical looking buttons and create a faux front flap. You can take a solid shirt and add ribbon to create the lines you like on the cuff and color, you can also add ribbon to the bottom of your pants. We love the idea of being a sailor, so cute and so easy to do.
If you have any ideas on vintage costume be sure to post your comments here, we would love to hear from you!