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Exquisite Dresses From the MET Costume Institute: Pre-1950

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The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art houses a collection of more than 35 000 pieces, dating as far back as the 15th century to now. The Institute curates two annual exhibitions featuring traditional regional dress, designer haute couture, costumes and accessories for women, men and children. All the clothing can’t be on […]

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Marchesa Fall ’16 Read-to-Wear Favourites

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Pouring over these images from the Marchesa Fall 2016 ready-to-wear line has me transported to an era of more than one hundred years ago. The designers, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, were inspired by Edwardian artist John Singer Sargent’s paintings of high-society women, and don’t these models just look like realistic oil paintings? The antique influences of […]

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The Vintage Fashion Expo

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This weekend marked the inaugural Vintage Fashion Expo hosted by The Vintage Experience, a two-day extravaganza featuring some 28 vintage and thrift clothing sellers, cheeky Black Orchid burlesque beauties, live music, a Charlie Chaplin mime and loads of delicious things to eat and drink. It took place at QV54 in Cape Town – a very fitting venue with its towering […]

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The Great Gatsby in Vogue

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British actress Carey Mulligan was recently featured in US Vogue decked out in some serious twenties inspired couture. She plays Daisy Buchanan in the forthcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Since falling in love with the story, having studied the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald in grade 12, I was overjoyed at learning that […]

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Find of The Week – Art Deco Vintage Leather Egyptian Bag

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Unique Egyptian patterned messenger bag with exquisitely embossed detailing on both front and back – made in Egypt. Excellent condition. 25 cm x 20 cm x 6 cm. Strap 91 cm. Click here or on the image above for more pics and info!

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