Archive for January, 2009
2 photos one of my customers sent in wearing her vintage prom dress she bought here at Posh girl Vintage. She’s just gorgeous and the photography is too! Well done!
Here are some more designer vintage clothing photos from the 60’s:
I came across these amazing fashion photos from the 1960’s and had to share. The 60’s and 1920’s are my 2 favorite decades. There’s nothing like vintage designer clothing from the late 60’s! Even the early 70’s was just so sexy and pure art for designers and music alike. Music, obviously, heavily influenced fashion at that time. There are a few Pucci outfits here along with Givenchy and other famous designers of that time. I have much more and will keep posting them today & over the next few days.
I was very sad to learn of Bettie Page’s passing. I felt the need to write a little something in her honor. I never met her but a few years ago I asked Joel Barren husband of the famous pinup artist Olivia De Berardinis , who has painted Bettie extensively, to introduce me. I’m also one of Olivia’s models and have been posing for her since I was 22. I’m the model in STILETTO and PIERCING THE VEIL…. 2 of the more famous ones she has done of me. Piercing The Veil was the most expensive painting she ever did. It sold for aprox $98,000 and Olivia says it’s the most important painting in her collection. I’m honored to be the model for it. You can see my slight Bettie Page influence in the Stiletto painting below.
Joel told me that Bettie was not doing well. She had been hearing voices and refused to take her meds. From what I gathered from that conversation she had schizophrenia. So I was not able to meet her. I wish I had asked a few years before!
I’m very sad I did not get to meet her. She was a big influence in my life from modeling to vintage clothing. Before this whole Bettie Page craze took off, and hardly anyone knew who she was, I was collecting her Irving Klaw vintage photos and doing pinup fetish modeling. She was one of the most beautiful models, and I loved her characature comic book looks. Our lives were similar… she had conflicted feelings about her modeling and felt she waisted too much time on “milk toast men”.
I’ve heard some rumors there’s some girl going around telling people she is Betties daughter but according to my inside sources she never had kids. Something she always regretted.
Here are a couple of my favorite photos. The black & whites are my personal favorites. Simple and elegant.
This is STILETTO:
PIERCING THE VEIL:
This amazing vintage style gown is one of my favorites. Even though it’s a modern designer dress it’s still as glamorous. From the exhibit: Addressing Fashion at the Met
Olivier Theyskens (Belgian, b. 1977) for Nina Ricci (French, founded 1932). Evening Dress, spring/summer 2007. Steel gray heat-crinkled silk organza embroidered with linear chain stitch in white silk.
I just stumbled across these amazing photos of an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’m so sad I missed this exhibit but the Met’s blog photos are stunning & will have to do. It has some amazing pieces of vintage fashion art. Designer vintage & antique dresses, shoes, and I especially love these vintage 1920’s (almost antique) designer fetish boots. Being an ex vintage fetish model I have an affinity for these well made pieces of art. They’re nothing like the modern garbage you see now at places like the Pleasure Chest or cheap knock off poseur fetish wear stores like Hot Topic. The quality of vintage clothing is so much better than todays clothing.
Here’s a link the the blog: http://blog.metmuseum.org/blogmode/
Have you ever seen anything like this before? I’ve come across some strange things in my vintage clothing collecting days but this one is the oddest. It’s very real! Meaning it’s not a prop, it’s not a reproduction. It is very old from about the 30’s or 40’s. The construction is very well done with white circle stitching on the cups, high quality peach floral fabric (probably rayon or silk), lined cups, delicate shell buttons on all the straps and closures, & straps have double button holes. There’s no label which could mean it was custom made. From seeing photographs it looks like a fetish bra from that period. I’ve seen very old black and white photos of women in fetish wear wearing similar things. From all the research we have done we think that’s what this is from. The proportions are just too out of balance with nature not to be. We had to stuff the cups with allot of tissue paper. Can’t even imagine what the cup size would be. Gives the term “torpedo tits” a new meaning!
From time to time we get a few nasty emails from anti fur people about our selling of vintage fur coats so I thought I would write my thoughts on the subject. First & foremost we do NOT support the wearing or buying of modern furs and we are big Peta supporters. We refuse to sell any vintage clothing made of fur newer than the 70’s. Many of our clothing pieces are bought for movies and documentaries and other projects where they’re preserving or recreating our past. These vintage furs coats and other clothing are part of that and need to be authentic. Fake furs just would not work for something set in the 20’s or 30’s! There’s nothing wrong with using vintage fur clothing.
I do not, however, feel the same about leather clothing…vintage or not. I eat meat and do not believe that a vegan lifestyle is healthy for most people. For some people it is, I understand there are food allergies and such and that’s fine, that’s their choice but it’s not mine. Trying to push that belief on other people is wrong. It’s perfectly normal to be part of the food chain and use the animal for survival as people have done since the beginning of our existence. Using the hides after you eat the animal is fine as did my Indian ancestors back in the day. But, killing an animal just for vanity reasons is just wrong and cold hearted in my opinion. It’s no different than a puppy mill.
I would like to say, to all you anti fur people who send out nasty emails to people that I applaud your passion and belief but you really need to rethink your methods. Your goal is to get people to hear you and join in your belief of not supporting the fur trade, correct? Attacking people is not going to bring them into your circle or want to have anything to do with you frankly. My first reaction to those kinds of emails is a negative one and it makes me want to do the opposite of what you say, and I’m a supporter so think what that does to someone who wears fur? It just makes them go out and buy a new fur! Try being nice and stating an intelligent case to explain to these fur wearing people and maybe you’ll get them to come over to your side. You have a much better chance with peace than with anger and drama. That old saying about honey is true! Try it.