Monday, September 28, 2009

Last Call For The Vintage Giveaway!

This is the last call to sign up for the Vintage Giveaway! Just a reminder, it's for the vintage 50's/60's pink diamond angora cardigan, but for more details read about it here, sucka! Remember, the winner will be picked tomorrow, so there's still time!


While we're on the subject, perhaps you'll dig the following amaaazing pics of models sporting the latest sweater designs, all photographed by Nina Leen in 1947. Seems we tend to forget that certain trends, patterns and styles date back further than we think.


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I don't know about you guys, but I associate things like this (ie: suns, the zodiac and so on) with the hippy dippy 70's--although we Gen X-ers (myself included) would probably be much more familiar with the resurgence of granola-themes during the early 90's, when you couldn't swing a cat without hitting someone wearing tie-die or funking up the joint with their patchouli.


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This is another one, daises of all things, that if seen in an ad from 1970, would seem completely normal.


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I covet this one. Put this sweater on a 20-something of today and they'd think it came form Hot Topic. I'm not sure if many folks realise that daggers, anchors, hearts, sparrow, etc. are not just a cliched, rockabilly & psychobilly sub-culture trend for tattoos and Ed Hardy tee shirts, but can be seen as far back as the turn of the century, with a big credit to sailors during WWII getting these things tattooed on them. It's only natural that these themes made it into fashion of the time as well, though hardly a common closet staple of your average housewife! Goes to show that in fashion, everything has been done before, long before the Paris Hiltons of the world make it a trend.

4 comments:

  1. Love all of them to be hanging in my wardrobe!!!

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  2. Aren't they dreamy? They just don't make 'em like that anymore!

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  3. a truly original idea is very hard to come by - and i'd love that dagger sweater! just like the fabulous "eyeball" gown that Rosalind Russell wears early on in "The Women." I'd kill for something like that - but if I made it, it would be so arts and crafts, lol. sigh.

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  4. Just when I think I've seen it all. If you ever happened across that sun one today, you would be completely confused... or would have been if not for this post.

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