February 11, 2011

Vintage Fashionista Friday: February 11, 2011 (Special Valentine's Day Edition)

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{Posh and engagingly smart looking, this simple - yet in no way boring - vintage hat, complete with black oven weave veil, s a true fashion classic that would definitely see you through a multitude of events and styles. Vintage velvet halo hat, $19.00 from etsy seller Tiddlywink Vintage.}

{Packing a wallop of glamour, this all-natural mineral mascara is 100% handmade and completely vegan friendly. Available in either noir (black) or chocolate (brown), this vitamin B5 enriched mascara is sure to help you bat long, wonderfully pin-up worthy lashes wherever you go! Kookla mineral mascara, $18.00 from etsy seller Kookla Luxury Artisan Make-up.}


{Adorn your lobes with a fantastic hit of St. Valentine's Day spirit care of these silver tone, immensely pretty vintage cherub heart earrings. Cupid approved large silver heart earrings, $5.00, from etsy seller The Dancing Poodle.}


{This is the kind of treasure we can all dream of being handed by our grandmother one day. Made of sleek grey rhodium, pave rhinestones and a red glass crystal heart, this immensely pretty 1940s necklace in excellent condition (no dull or missing rhinestones) and would go radiantly with a wealth of evening and cocktail dresses, pretty twin sets, and feminine blouses. However, there’s no denying how much it would shine – and work superbly - on February 14th with any outfit! Vintage 17 inch necklace with red heart pendant, $66.00 from etsy seller ChezVous.}


{Fit for the likes of a Hollywood princess such as Grace Kelly, this staggeringly elegant black lace evening dress is wildly beautiful, yet in no way over-the-top. It's sort of truly timeless frock that you could slip into time and time again and never feel as though you were tired of wearing it, thanks to the impeccable cut, feminine detailing, and silk-satin fabric it's constructed from. Measuring in at a svelte 33/34" bust and 26" waist, this sublimely lovely midnight black 1950s cocktail dress is available for $325.00 from etsy seller Timeless Vixen Vintage.}


{Smashing as either a frock or a coat, this richly sophisticated red topper is styled like a beautiful 1950s dress, features 3/4 length sleeves, a sweeping portrait collar, and is made from a satin-esque stretch cotton that helps it hugs all of your curves in the right places. Courtney Coat Dress, available in ladies sizes 2 to 12, $159.00 from Trashy Diva.}


{This woven wicker handbag, gloriously bedecked in all-over white micro-beads festooned with a generously sized crimson rose and dainty matching rosebud, is a true work of mid-twentieth century handbag art. Hailing from the 1950s and made by Midas of Miami, this sweet little vintage purse measures 6 inches across by 7 inches tall, and sells $149.00 from etsy seller Patina Vintage.}


{Consider these passionately elegant satin peep toe pumps to be the new (and forever in style) LBD of your shoe wardrobe, thanks to their sweepingly curvaceous vamp cut, rich black colouring, and swish rhinestone adorned bow. Pleaser Women's Violette peep toe pumps, available in ladies sizes 6 to 12, $54.95 from Amazon.}

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My, here we are nearly in the middle of February and this is the first edition of Vintage Fashionista Friday that we've had this year (though to be fair, the last one was on Friday December 31st). With the timeless day of love and romance looming ever nearer, it only seemed fitting that this week's gorgeous vintage gal, Valentina (natch!), went to town on her outfit, ensuring it was chalk-a-block with oodles of vixenish red, chic black, sensual lace and other splendidly alluring touches.

While my own Valentine's Day ensemble won't be quite as luxurious as this, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be decked out in vintage red and/or pink pieces (I've got a couple of floral print dresses that combine both, and I'm thinking I'll sport one of those along with a red bow in my hair and a pair of heart shaped earrings) to help celebrate this delightful day.

Have you planned your February 14th outfit yet, my beautiful fellow vintage fashionistas?

As another chilly, snow filled week winds down, I want to wish each of you the cheeriest of weekends ahead - and a truly wonderful countdown to Valentine's Day!


  1. Hi Jessica- this was a VERY enjoyable post! LOVE all these beautiful finds-wow I will take them all!! ha ha! tfs and I hope your Valentines day is splendid!

  2. Lots of beauties in this post. I would wear every single one of those items!! Total gorgeousness!