Saturday, July 12, 2014

A New Website ~ A New Blog

The VFG is proud to unveil our brand new website!
You can see it by clicking on the logo below:

We also have a new on-site location for our blog.
Please click on the logo:
Thanks to all of our longtime readers, and we look forward to seeing you at the new site!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

VFG Fresh Vintage

Fresh Vintage: July 3 -July 9, 2014

 VFG Fresh Vintage

Time for the hottest new vintage listings from VFG trade members

The Vintage Genie on Ruby Lane

metroretrovintage on etsy

TheSpectrum on etsy

willnillyvintage on etsy

Poppys Vintage Clothing at Ruby Lane

 Marzilli Vintage on Ruby Lane

Past Perfect Vintage

My Vintage Clothes Line on Ruby Lane

     So once again if you like what you see above and would like to see even more, please just follow the link below to view more of our Fresh Vintage offerings for this week.

Get the Look: Carmen Miranda ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of June 30th

Get the Look: Carmen Miranda

This week we celebrate the lady in a tutti-frutti hat, Carmen Miranda. Although labeled by Hollywood studios as the “Brazilian Bombshell,” the singer/actress expressed herself through a number of Latin musical styles. Beginning in 1939, her signature look was most of all a glamorized version of a poor black Brazilian girl from Bahia. As the War years went on her image became ever more stylized and glamorous in the Hollywood films that made her famous.

Criticized from various fronts for being “too Latin,” “too black,” and “too American,” what she really was can now be seen as uniquely Carmen Miranda. Elements of her look, to be used singularly or (if you’re ready to rumba!) full-on, are a turban or other headdress, towering platforms, bold jewelry, sequins, cropped tops, golden flourishes and bright and colorful Latin-centric clothing. Oh, and fruit, whether piled onto your head, made into jewelry or in a print. Let bananas be your business this week, for the sake of the iconic Carmen Miranda.

70s Black Sequined Stretch Tube Top by Glentex
Carmen Miranda Glass Fruit Necklace 1940s
Vintage 1970s shoes / 6" novelty bamboo platform sandals
UK 2 EU 35 US 4 from StellaRoseVintage
You can find more fabulous vintage items from more sellers at the

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer Whites ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of June 23rd

Summer Whites

There is nothing more refreshing than whites in the summer for both men and women; from crisp white linens and cottons for clothing to accessories like white jewelry, straw hats, purses and sandals.

This week we show whites in all their various shades, including eggshell and ivory!

Vintage 70s Wedding Dress GUNNE SAX White Lace Small bust 35
Vintage Cat Eye Glasses Frames - 1950s from LunaJunction
50s Strapless White Lace Gown Wedding Dress XS S
1930's Ivory Taffeta Bias Cut Evening Gown With Capelet & Rhinestone Buckle
You can find more fabulous vintage items from more sellers at the



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Box it Up! ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of June 16th

Box it Up!

This week we delve into some geometry: Squared shapes & right angles.
Find boxy jackets and tops, box purses, square-toed shoes, square scarves and pocket squares, square-shaped jewelry and more.

VFG trade members will be happy to box it up just for you!

Vintage Charles of the Ritz Compact Art Deco Square Floral
Gold Makeup Powder & Mirror
Vintage 1950s Alex Colman Novelty Alphabet Print Circle Skirt XS
80s Bill Blass Vogue 1642 American Designer Vintage Sewing Pattern
Complete & Uncut 10 from JoulesVintage
Vintage 1960s shoes / brown patchwork snakeskin & cream leather lace up
mary janes / UK 6.5 EU 39.5 US 8.5 B
You can find more fabulous vintage items from more sellers at the

Monday, June 16, 2014

Etsy VFGteam Featured Seller

Welcome back to our VFG Blog series featuring members of the VFGteam at Etsy!

You will be introduced to a different Team member in each new post. Please check out our Team Gallery page here.

Today's featured seller is Karin and you can visit her shop willynillyart here.
Karin also has another shop, willynillyvintage.

1. When did you first get interested in vintage fashion & why?

I can’t put a finger on it, it just progressed from one thing to the next. As a kid, I loved old movies, especially period ones with lavish costumes. As a teen, on my first visit to London, my mother took me to a vintage shop where she’d bought vintage costume jewelry for her collection before. I hadn’t realized that such a magical place could exist, where one could see 1920s flapper dresses hanging on the wall. After that we started to go to flea markets together. I had just discovered vinyl LPs, was a massive Beatles fan and loved anything 1960s. Besides that I also collected Barbie dolls (and still do today) and was learning a lot about the vintage dolls and their fabulous fashions. A few years later, my best friend introduced me to thrifting, and I was soon looking for vintage clothes at every thrift shop we visited. It was fun, inexpensive and I found clothes I liked and that nobody else had. So I started to learn more, bought books about fashion, went to exhibitions etc. The more I wore vintage, the more I wanted to learn about it.

2. Do you regularly wear vintage?

Yes almost every day. I’ve learned to look more for every day wearable vintage over the years, and not just glamorous evening and cocktail fashions, which fascinated me most in the beginning. 40s and 50s suit jackets, vintage silk scarves, cotton summer dresses and vintage brooches make up the best part of my everyday vintage.

3. Do you have a Holy Grail?

A dress by Madeleine Vionnet preferably from the 30s, when she was using bright velvets and unusual color combinations. A pair of pearl and sequin-encrusted Roger Vivier for Dior evening shoes.

4. If you could visit the atelier of any fashion designer (dead or alive), who would it be?

Christian Lacroix. I just love his lavish, imaginative designs and his use of color. I saw his exhibition a few years ago at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, where he showed his own designs with vintage and historical ones that were his inspirations. One of the best exhibitions I’ve ever seen, and not one thing in it that I didn’t love.

5. What do you see as the future of vintage?

Its popularity will endure, I’m sure. Things will become vintage that I wouldn’t consider vintage yet I guess that will be a funny feeling.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop?

Probably this dress pattern:

Such a simple and easy-wearing dress, just what I like! And I love the drawing as well.

Here are a few more items from Karin's shops:

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Famous TV Fathers ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of June 9th

Famous TV Fathers

This week, for your viewing pleasure, we present a Father’s Day tribute to the famous fathers of TV-land.
From the 1950s sartorial flash of Ricky Ricardo to the so-bad-they’re-good 1980s sweaters of Cliff Huxtable...tune in to your favorite Dad this week.

1920s Mens Fashion Straw Boater Hat Size 7 1/4
Vintage 1950s Wilson Wear Men's cotton Rockabilly SWING Socks
Size 10 1/2 from PinkyAGoGo
Mens 1950s Blue & Black Brocade Dressing Gown with Sash SZ 46-48
You can find more fabulous vintage items from more sellers at the

Sunday, June 08, 2014

The Long and Short of It ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of June 2nd

The Long and Short of It

From the teeniest of short shorts from the 1970s, to high-waisted shorts from the 1940s to classic capri pants from the 1950s and 60s, spring brings new lengths to vintage pant styles! Bermuda shorts, pedal pushers and more are featured this week.

Vintage 70s Uncut Pants Pattern 26 Flares Gauchos Knickers
Vintage 1960s Haggar Snug Duds Forever Prest Plaid Shorts Gold Red
Bronze lame dress and trouser set NOS Group One 60-70s 8
You can find more fabulous vintage items from more sellers at the

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Spot of Tea Length ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of May 26th

Spot of Tea Length
Tea length skirts and dresses graced runways again this spring. Technically a hem that falls between the knee and the ankle, the charming length is gaining favor again for garden parties and day weddings. This week find the perfect vintage tea length dress for your event.

50s Teal Blue Tea Length Party Dress S
Vintage 1980s dress / 80s black & white floral print cotton dress
XS UK 6/8 from StellaRoseVintage
Pink tulle & ivory lace strapless 1950s formal
You can find more fabulous vintage items from more sellers at the

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mad Men: The Final Season ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of May 19th

Mad Men: The Final Season

Prepare to say goodbye to the gang. It's been a great journey through the 1960s, exploring not only the fashions but also the politics & social upheaval of the times.

This week we show off clothing, jewelry & accessories for men & women from one of the most dynamic decades of the 20th century!

60s Royal Stetson Fedora Hat
50s/60s Orange Stripes Full Skirt Shirtwaist by Bobbie Brooks
Vintage 60's fashion / Mod fashion / Bright purple shift dress
You can find more fabulous vintage items from more sellers at the