Sunday, January 03, 2016
Time to Say Goodbye
After 15 years selling the best in vintage clothing and accessories, the time has come for me to retire. I am sad to say goodbye to my...
Friday, July 03, 2015
Just added to the Couture Allure website is this stunning Valentino 2-piece evening ensemble from the Spring/Summer 1989 collection...
Monday, April 13, 2015
Vintage Butterfly Dress
This image came across my Pinterest feed last night. I can't find any attribution for the designer or year. I'm pretty sure thi...
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Fantastic Floral Hats from 1954
Evidently French milliners had decided 1954 was the year of fanciful floral confections, judging by these marvelous hats from that year. So...
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
1930s Chanel Adaptation Dress and Jacket Ensemble
In the days before Chanel made ready-to-wear clothing, it was common practice for Mme. Coco to authorize American department stores and h...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Couture Allure Supports Reading Is Fundamental
I was a painfully shy child. I found comfort in reading. Books were my friends, stories were my playmates, reading taught me about the wor...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Valentino Cape, 1969
This exquisite cape by Valentino comes from his couture collection for Spring 1969. The coral branches on the ivory satin are completely ...
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