April 30, 2010

Vintage Friday Fashionista – April 30, 2010

{Let the serene beauty and hue of the Aegean sea grace the sides of your face with this striking pair of blue glass and gold toned earrings. Classic Kenneth Jay Lane Avon jewelry from the 80s, these earrings are distinguished and beautiful, yet not so formal that they can’t be worn with any summer outfit you wish. Gold metal and blue glass clip-on earrings, $15.00 US from etsy seller Bad Baby Vintage.}

{Utilizing one of the most classic emollient ingredients in the world, this rich shea butter body polish is ripe with honey, as well as other refreshing, soothing products such as soy milk and jojoba oil. Just the thing to help keep your sun soft after days spent at the beach, out in the toasty sun and perspiring through the long days of summer, this smartly packaged 6.8 fl oz tube of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish is available directly from Kiehl’s for $28.00 US.}

{Deep gold highlights the classic, feminine cut of this long, flowing vintage summer dress, in the form of both trim and buttons running all the way down the front. Unique and charming, this elegant frock would be an amazing piece to take on a cruise, sun-kissed vacation or simply to wear in your very own backyard all summer long. Fitting up to a 36 inch bust/26 inch waist, this lightweight rayon dress – that’s fit for a vintage goddess – is available from etsy seller Nick and Nessie’s Vintage for $62.00 US.}

{Give your wrists the Midas Touch with this glimmering pile of hammered gold tone metal bracelets. Delicate yet impactful, this stack is the sort of classic jewelry item every gal should have in her treasure chest. Set of twenty gold hued bracelets, $10.00 US from Torrid.com (who are having a BOGO 50% off jewelry sale right now!).}

{A pair of graceful maidens sits leisurely, staring into a reflective pool in this immensely lovely illustration that adorns an early 20th century talc powder tin. Though the tin no longer contains talcum, it is in surprisingly good condition given its age, and could easily be refilled and used on any fashionista’s vanity. Measuring 2.75 inches high and 5 inches wide, this sophisticated vintage tin can yours for $23.00 US from etsy seller This Olde Stuff.}

{Whether in the sun or moonlight, this gorgeous clutch is sure to sparkle like a sky full of radiant stars. Comprised of golden brass hued Swarovski crystals in a classic Greek key design, this dazzling purse features a short shoulder strap and kiss-lock closure to ensure all of your belonging stay firmly put inside. What a grand sight this golden purse from Whiting and Davis, which retails for$247.50 US on Amazon, would make alongside a LBD – or LWD (little white dress) cocktail or summer dress!}

{These sandals are immensely sweet; at once rustic and worldly, made of damask satin and pale straw hued hemp, this pair of vintage summer shoes would look so pretty matched up with causal dresses of all lengths, capri pants, shorts, and breezy skirts. Crafted in Spain, these attractive wrap heel sandals fit a modern size 7 foot, and can be had for $26.00 US from etsy seller Kakalina Rose.}

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When I was quite young, my mom had a Greek friend named Angela. I always thought she was a lovely woman, with her strikingly dark jet black hair, pale olive and cream skin, curvaceous figure, and bold yet melodic voice. Though I knew this lady in the early nineties, she – and generations of captivating women hailing from Greece before her – is the inspiration behind this week’s Vintage Fashionista, whose outfit is meant to transmit a relaxed, beautiful Mediterranean vibe that works wonderfully in any decade.

On the home front, I’ve been a smidge ill this past week (nothing too serious, just flare-ups with some of my conditions) and have thus not been able to make it to many of your lovely blogs. I apologize for that and thank all those who have left comments on posts here recently. I adore you each and will strive to come visit your own fantastic blog very soon!

As April slips away, I watch a silky violet and pale indigo dusk being swallowed by the night sky, and feel eager for the month ahead. Hopeful that it will bless each of us with many reasons to smile and scores of creative inspiration.

Hugs and gleeful weekend wishes to you all, sweet friends!


  1. I hope you are feeling better and able to fully enjoy the delights of Spring over your side of the world!
    Its getting colder here and the leaves are colouring up nicely!!
    Cheers, Irene x

  2. I hope you're feeling 100% again!!

    I'm not usually a big fan of gold, but that dress is lovely. I love it, I want it and I don't wear white! ;-) and that body polish sounds wonderful.

    Have a great weekend!!! p.s. an award for you when you have time friend!


  3. I still have my multitudes of thin gold bracelets, just like the ones you pictured!

    They were popular in early 80's, as I recall.

    The blue earrings and dish are lovely!

  4. I hope you feel better soon! I love the Meditteranean influence in this post. And the soy milk/honey body wash sounds delicious!

  5. Hello Jessica,
    I especially enjoy the beautiful earrings and sandals.

  6. I love the sandels!!

    I love your blog, I've linked to you on Little Rachael Vintage would you mind terribly doing the same? I would really appreciate it :)

    Rach x

  7. Sorry I've been MIA for a while. Miss your posts. Love this greek inspired look! Very cool!

  8. That talc powder tin is gorgeous. I love Mediterranean women, they are so stylish.
    I hope you feel better soon, and i hope you're having a great Mayday! xx

  9. I have always loved that name.

  10. Wonderful Posts! <3
    Love it all...Greetings Luci :)

  11. Very nice post. I specially enjoyed the beautiful earring and sandals.Thanks.