Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The 1980's

I wasn't big into fashion in the 1980's. Being a young mother with two children under 6, I wasn't big into fashion, period! But I do remember falling in love with the full skirted dresses that were based on 1950's styles.

I would have looked longingly at this dress back then, but since I didn't have anywhere to wear it, it would have stayed on the rack at my favorite department store. Now I can offer it to you as vintage fashion!

A strange thing has happened lately. "80's dress" is the number one search term on my website for the last 2 or 3 months. So, for those of you looking for a bit of 80's style, we've heard you loud and clear!

See these dresses and more at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion .

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

1930's Original Fashion Illustrations

Recently at auction, we came upon a portfolio of original 1930's fashion illustrations by Dot Levin. Ms. Levin also signed her work Iris, Irissa, and Iris Levin. We were told by the auctioneer that Dot Levin was an artist and illustrator whose work was featured in many magazines and newspapers in the 1930's and 40's.

We have 10 separate lots of these illustrations going up for auction tonight on EBay. Most are worked in pen & ink with a few watercolors and pencil sketches among the lots.

These are great for framing for all you vintage fashion enthusiasts! I've kept a couple for myself and they'll be gracing the wall of my office soon.

See these illustrations and more at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion .