April 16, 2010

Vintage Fashionista Friday: April 16, 2010

{Instantly invoke an cultured and worldly sort of charm with this gorgeous pink parasol, the design of which is intended to mimic umbrellas of the Edwardian era. I think however, that its gentle curves and classic shape would permit this lovely parasol to work wonderfully with many looks from the 30s through to the 50s. This marvellous – and delightfully feminine – umbrella (which is waterproof, meaning you can use it to shield yourself from both the rain and the sun) is available for £14.95 UK from Dotcomgiftshop.com}

{Few things conjure up thoughts of an elegant woman more than seeing a beautifully laid out vanity, rich with bottles and pots, little trinkets, shinny bottles and pretty grooming tools. This art deco era set of brushes (the larger is a hairbrush, the smaller brush is to be used on clothing) teeters on that fine line of looking both modern and wonderfully old school; it’s chipper nearly bubble gum pink hue would surely bring happiness to anyone who used it on their locks and garments. Two piece vintage enamel brush set, $19.00 US from etsy seller Vintage Pickle.}

{Serenity and grace radiate through this delicate looking hair clip, a masterful work of art created from pure silk dupioni and Japanese chirimen crepe. Sculpted and folded to look like flower petals, these materials make up a barrette that’s so beautiful it could very well turn into a family heirloom. Handmade white silk flower hair clip, $40.00 from etsy seller Petal Mix.}

{If ever there was a vintage dress fit to wear on Easter Sunday, to a fancy garden party, or even for a wedding (be it as a guest, bridesmaid or bride), this marvellously pretty 1950s frock is it. Bursting with the sweetest white and pink flowers set atop a pure white background, this vintage dress comes complete with a built-in crinoline, features cap sleeves and princess darts, and has a positively wonderful large pink bow in the front for an extra dose of girly charm. Sized to fit up to a 32 inch bust/27 inch waist, this enchanting party dress can be found at Dear Golden Vintage’s etsy shop for $165.00 US.}

{Perfectly aged to a shabby chic patina, this alluringly fun vintage bracelet is comprised of silver and pink coloured heart and flower shaped charms, and would look splendid paired with everything from sun dresses to twin sets. This sweet little bracelet, which measures 8 inches long, is available from etsy seller Past Enchantments for $9.99 US.}

{Beautiful enough to use as clutch, should you so fancy, this glamorous pink bag is in fact a jewelry roll. Lavishly bedecked with dainty white (faux) pearls and cheerfully fuchsia hued ribbon, this jewelry roll is exactly the sort of thing I could imagine on the vanity or dressing table of a wildly popular 1930s or 40s film star, such as Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth, Mae West, or Betty Grable. If you’d like to store your precious gems and costume jewelry alike in this splendid roll, it can be had for £15.00 from Laura Ashley.}

{To call the classic, deeply lovely style of these sophisticated white satin pumps timeless would be an understatement. They’re the kind of shoe that will see you through countless ensembles and situations, from weddings to cocktail parties, their chic, yet understated beauty is every bit as ageless as a pearl necklace. These rsvp brand white satin pumps sport a 4 inch heel, are available in women’s sizes (and half sizes) 5 through 10, and retail for $65.00 US from Zappos.}

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Soft hues and serene moments are swirling around in my mind as another week begins to draw to an end. Like a whispered lullaby, the colours that I’m envisioning this week’s vintage Fashionista, Angelique, wearing are the embodiment of cherry blossoms spun into an outfit. They’re gentle as a lamb and perfectly fitted to the milder, yet still immensely pretty, days of late April and early May.

I just want to take a moment and thank you dearly to those who have shared their comments on recent posts with me lately, your words are as uplifting as a warm spring breeze. I adore hearing from my readers and sincerely appreciate your comments!

Wishing everybody a peaceful, highly enjoyable Friday and weekend ahead!


  1. Such pretty picks, Jessica! :-) Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Such lovely pieces! The dress especially is swoon-worthy! I wish it was my size.

  3. Hi dear :)
    I'm sorry that I haven't been able to stop by your lovely blog in a while. I have been quite the bad blogger lately. Lovely Friday post, you always find the greatest Friday items. I love that dress, I wouldn't be surprised at all if it is among my Etsy favorites ;) I just love the clutch and bracelet too! Such great finds. I hope that you have an absolutely lovely weekend!

  4. Lovely, lovely things! I'll take the dress and the jewelry roll, please lol...

  5. Your beautiful picks had me clapping my hands and squealing with glee! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  6. That vanity set is absolutely gorgeous. Mine tends to have random stuff spread all over it, but I love the idea of such a pretty, feminine way to decorate it!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. Yours is absolutely beautiful -- can't wait for more!
    xxoo Josie

  7. Lovely as always. I'm not a fan of pink but here, it's simply beautiful. Although those white shoes won't be making the scene on the farm -grin-. I've got a three parasols and use them for various occasions; so useful and pretty.

  8. Hurray for pink! And that dress is -gorgeous-!

  9. Wonderful wonderful selection of images!!
    Thankyou for brightening up my morning :)
    Irene x

  10. Hello Dearest! I love your picks, that brush set is so beautiful. Thanks for letting me know you got my letter, hurray! :D

  11. Hi Jessica
    Thankyou too for your sweet comments! How exciting we share our bloggerversary on the same month :)
    I love all the pink youve choosen for this post, as you probably know I adore pink. I especially like the jewellery roll and think it would be perfect for a clutch as you suggested.
    Oh and the shoes are perfect, although I wouldnt be able to handle heels that high :)


  12. The parasol is stunning, and it would brighten a rainy day too!

  13. Good evening, my sweet friends, how are you each on this Thursday night? Here we were treated to a sun-kissed day with fairly respectable temperatures for a pleasant change.

    Thank you each deeply for your wonderful comments, I loved reading them and am very much looking forward to sharing tomorrow's (April 23rd's) next Vintage Fashionista with you all.

    Heartfelt thanks & giant hugs!!!
    ♥ Jessica