Monday, July 29, 2013

Lemon-y Lovelies (and a few other non-yellow beauties, too)

For some reason, I recently acquired several yellow vintage items (I guess lemony hues were big in the 40s and 50s!). Some of the loveliest ones are on consignment with me from my friend Rueby Retro (yes, I *do* do consignments sometimes with my shop, usually locally for now).

1950s FRANK STARR designer label Fur Felt Asymmetrical Beret Hat

1940s BETTY BARCLAY Designer Label Yellow Devore Leaf Rayon Swag Dress
1940s FRANK STARR ORIGINALS Designer Yellow Chiffon & Rayon Gown

1940s Yellow & Purple Tulip Novelty Feedsack Cotton Sun Dress

1940s "Adrian of Toronto" Wine Illusion Lace & Rayon Peplum Cocktail Dress



These items are still to be added to the shop....

1940s Chocolate Crepe de Chine Fringe Hem Cocktail Dress


1940s/50s "Timberline" Yellow & Black Grid '49er style Jacket


1930s/40s Damask Wedding Gown with Train






13 comments:

Helen Mae said...

There are some lovely things here but the wedding dress is by far my favourite, it's just gorgeous.

Miss Marie said...

Oh, yikes! That Frank Starr gown is so amazing it made my heart stop for a moment. I've been waiting patiently for a perfect yellow gown but unfortunately yellow is the kind of colour I would really need to try on before buying because it could go so wrong with my skin tone... But it is just so, so perfect. Some girl who ends up with that is going to be very, very lucky.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks, Helen Mae! Yes, it's such a beauty. I think it may have been a wartime 'mend and make do creation," to be honest. It's definitely handmade and the damask fabric is amazing but feels like it could have once had another life as a beautiful bedspread or grand table cloth!!!!

I know what you mean, Miss Marie. Yellow can be fickle. Canary yellow made my heart sing in this case!!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Perfectly lovely pieces one and all! I dubbed green my colour of 2013, and that it is, but by about June, I was feeling yellow big time (it's a tricky colour for me to wear, but I can usually pull of some shades on the light and dark sides of the yellow spectrum), so this post and all these beautiful pieces are right up my alley!

♥ Jessica

Galine said...

Oh gosh, your stuff is always such a dream!!!! Any chance you know what lipstick the lovely girl in the photo is wearing?! It's absolutely perfect! ^_^

Rebecca Harasym said...

You sure do have some lovely yellow pieces and I adore your beret hat!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks, Rebecca!

Galine, I will ask my model...I believe it is MAC Russian Red, but I will double check!! :)

Galine said...

Oh, thank you! :) :)

Hannah said...

oh my such heavenliness, the yellow jacket is my favourite xx

rubyfoot said...

these are absolutely stunning!

rubyfoot said...

these are absolutely stunning!

Emalina said...

Such incredible gowns, the stuff of my dreams! You have incredible taste Jill!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank you!!!!