Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Week 1 - Spring Vintage Inspirations

Yay! The new VFG extravaganza for Spring is here!

As we posted last Friday, we're going to be making weekly picks of the must have vintage pieces for Spring according to the current issue of Vintage Inspirations.

Every Wednesday, VFG Member cactusandcattails is going to post a thread on the forums calling for all vintage sellers to show off their current and upcoming auctions that fit the themes. The whole draw is that *everything* posted will be available for you to buy! Either right that minute or within the week. It's perfect for instant gratificationists like myself.

So without further adieu, here are this weeks picks!

Prints Charming & Prints Valiant

You can charm the pants of any man with this 50's Pink Rose Print Dress from bluevelvetvintage.com (pictured) or if that one doesn't work, this Robert Norton knockout from Vintage-a-Peel will definitely do the trick!

Perhaps your man is more of a Prince Valiant type? Desiring wild, colorful print dresses that show off your figure? Then he must be a Pucci fan and you can definitely fill that void with two beauties from chezmov and pinky-a-gogo. Alas, if designer is not in your budget, we are in serious love with this paisley canvas Spring jacket (pictured) from The Vintage Bungalow. View all the Prints Charming/Valiant items here.

Beauty in the Details

Embroidery, appliqués, and rosettes, oh my! They're all here from this super adorable black pencil skirt with red flower appliqués (pictured) from ricandbeansvintage.com, this stunning chocolate brown rayon blouse with copper beading from The Vintage Bungalow and this peach silk crepe 1920s cloche with ruched details from pastperfectvintage.com. View all the Beauty in the Details items here.

Black & White

A classic, graphic combination that's always in style - black and white. This week you can go bold with a polka dot 60's shift dress from denisebrain , 50's atomic swirl cufflinks from fast_eddies_retro_rags or get a second chance at this Betsey Johnson zebra beauty from Hip Vintage Boutique.

If you're more the demure type this flocked gingham dress with rhinestones around the neckline from Aaralyn's Velvet Dragonfly will set your heart on fire (pictured). Those earrings are available, too! As will this 80's knockout ribbed rayon little number from borntoolatevintage. View all the Black & White items here.

Up the Vampage

If you're looking for racy, sexy and sultry - look no further than the Up the Vampage trend. You can really knock 'em dead in this amazing black feather and sequins little number from borntoolatevintage. Or get as close as you can to your vamp idol in this satin trench coat that was actually owned by Bette Davis from riceandbeansvintage.com. But our favorite is this exquisitely tailored classic black rayon wiggle dress (pictured) from redponyenterprises.com. You can just tell it's the most flattering thing on earth! View all of the Up the Vampage items here.

Back to the Future

And finally, we take a look at the silver lining - literally. You can rock it out Ziggy Stardust style in these disco glam 70's Italian made platform mules from fast_eddies_retro_rags, sparkle in this long silver lurex gown from Material Memories, or jazz up any outfit with this fantastic Whiting & Davis mesh necklace (pictured) from pinky-a-gogo. View all of the Back to the Future items here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in helping to put this together from denisebrain for creating and putting the Spring '07 Vintage Inspirations issue together, cactusandcattails for thinking up the fabulous cross-promotion idea and running with it so fabulously and of course to all the sellers who participated with showing their wonderful goods.

See you next Tuesday for Week 2!

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