Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
We have this gorgeous two piece striped swimsuit by Claire McCardell in our personal collection. ♥♥♥
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
"Bathing suits have been invented for the human figure to feel comfortable while wearing a suit, right?? Well, believe it or not, very few people actually get that amazing feeling of sporting a swim suit, for a number of different reasons. Therefore, I am creating a series of bathing suits showing the juxtaposition of what suits are really meant for.
So far I have completed 4 out of the 12 that we need to be finished with in a month. Oh yeah, each project needs to be totally finished within a week. Which is 7 days…which can get pretty stressful if one is trying to attempt to have a life and if lucky get enough sleep at the same time. But anyways! Enough about me…I have so far made suits out of tree bark, cardboard, duct tape, and clear packaging tape. All of which resemble different feelings that can come from wearing a swim suit. For example, with my clear packaging tape suit (pic is above), I made the suit out of that to express the feeling of being watched while walkin down the beach…or wherever you may be while sporting a suit… "
Monday, March 28, 2011
'Pantung Loincloth' swimsuit designed by Claire McCardell and Janet Stevenson (left) models the 'Hug Me Tight' swimsuit designed by Joset Walker. Isn't that zig zag treatment to the edging of Joset's suit fabulous?
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Her round sunglasses and hairstyle complete her fabulousness. I would love to see what shoes or sandals she brought along with this cute beach set.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mia was studying at Parson's School of Design in New York City in the early 1960s. It was there that she and fellow student Vicky Tiel had the dream of creating a collection of women's clothing. Because Mia had French citizenship through her father, the fledgling designers moved to Paris. They became known for their innovative ready-to-wear Youthquake fashion line. They also collaborated with Taylor on wedding dresses. Are you surprised?
Monday, March 21, 2011
'The most exciting catch of the season, Joset Walker halter dress and jacket in Onondaga's Marine Print of Enka Rayon. Available at Peck & Peck, Julius Garfinckel and I Magnin.'
Not only is the print fabulous but, oh my, that dress! Swoon worthy indeed, check out the halter neck, fitted bodice and matching little bolero jacket to boot.
In researching for this post I looked for more info about 'Onondaga's Marine Print' to no avail, but when I changed that search to Enka Rayon, the results were well, intriguing. So I'm off into cyber space to yet another little sidetrack.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Well Zack, all I can say is there is a reason these swimsuits were designed for women. But I give you big props for the smile on my face right now. What say you, how'd he do?
Thursday, March 17, 2011
From left to right:
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I saw this shirt and just had to get it for Glamoursurf. It's a 1960s loop collar shirt labeled Penquin by Munsingwear. I picked it up because of the print. Right up my alley and I hope you like it. It would be fabulous by the Viva Las Vegas Pool party. Get ready to watch the swimwear competition heat up in your vintage Munsingwear shirt.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
What do you think? The piece reminds me of the vintage Bali Bow Bra's that have the overwire and the end of the bow used as a design treatment in the bra itself. I'm wondering if this is in fact two separate pieces.
It sure is a cute look. I do like how she has incorporated it across her line. I'd love to see or handle this piece to see just what it actually is. How would you wear it?
Monday, March 7, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
The Peacock Male - Exuberance and the Extremes in Masculine Dress Jan 22 - June 2011 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
'Men’s apparel is often thought of as staid and restrained, especially when compared to feminine fashions. Until the late eighteenth century, however, elite men flaunted their social position with rich fabrics and ornamentation. After men generally adopted somber suits, colorful accessories could add spice, and more ostentatious masculine flash and flair was sometimes permissible. The Peacock Male, drawn from the Museum’s collection of Western fashion, examines three hundred years of men’s sartorial display.'
There look to be some wonderful vintage pieces shown on the museums website. We've included a few of our favorites, but really go see for yourself.
Man's Coat with Mermaid Pin-Up Girl - Yohji Yamamoto Fall/Winter 1991-1992
This piece has to be my favorite of the pieces I can see on the website. Reminds me of the 1940s peek-a-boo ties, where the actual art is 'hidden' only to be displayed by the wearer to those who are deemed worthy.
Sailors Blouse - 1862 - 1865, attributed to George Dove
During the nineteenth century, dress regulations for enlisted men allowed for individual creativity. Sailors thus often embellished their going-ashore uniforms with embroidery; this embroidered blouse and matching bag, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2008-37-2, are rare surviving examples of this forgotten art form. George W.W. Dove was the 3rd Assistant Engineer aboard the U.S. steamer Richmond during the Civil War. Differences in the quality of the embroidery suggest that two people were responsible for the needlework, one of who may have been George Dove.
And if you do go, or have gone, please report back and let us know your thoughts on the exhibition. Enjoy!