vintage fashion

vera neumann

vera neumann was an american artist and entrepreneur. she is best known for her bold colored patterns on her linens and scarves, signed with her script “vera” and a ladybug. world war two was in full swing when vera found that the linen supply was dwindling. searching for more linen for her products, she came across extra parachute silk at an army surplusstore. vera scarves launched the business into immediate popularity and vera was soon on a first-name basis with women around the country. marilyn monroe was a fan, as well as grace kelly. women around the country chose vera products for their color and happy prints.

these are from scott lindberg’s collection

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plaid jackets

i wish there was a description that went along with these photos, all i know is that they are titled “plaid jackets” and they’re from 1950. perhaps the plaid jackets was some kind of boy’s club at an ivy league university, you had to wear tartan waistcoats and jaunty newsboy caps to be a member. cool.

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zelda sweetwater

if every girl wore swimsuits like these i would enjoy going to the beach far, far more. i can see joan holloway running around on the strand in one of them…

“doctor emerson’s a dream, isn’t he? he has a place in south hampton. i’m not saying that i’ve seen it, but it’s beautiful”

found via calivintage

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atonement & morris

i’ll always remember the amazing visuals from the film Atonement – the memory of which was triggered by these William Morris textile & wallpaper designs.

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nemres vintage

dear vintage satchel, it was love at first sight for you and me. unfortunately someone else bought you before i could, and now i’m left searching etsy for satchels just as nice… but nothing compares to you.

perhaps nemres will find another beautiful leather bag that will ease my broken heart. at least all their nice clothes are making me feel better.

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hello louis

i have never been a major louis vuitton fan (besides for some of their great ad campaigns, usually shot by annie leibovitz), but the fall / winter 2010 collection caught my eye when the ever classic laetitia casta walked the runway looking amazing in a very vintage style dress. the ad campaign for the fall line is equally beautiful. the dresses… the shoes…. love the choice of models, too. this was shot by steven meisel, by the by.

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