Mad Men fashion is so gorgeous. I enjoy admiring the outfits used in the AMC series. Women dressed so glamorously back in the 1960′s. I just read that for Season 6 they will be heading to Hawaii. Vintage Hawaiian dresses are the best so I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the new episodes. I want to share with you a video I found on the official AMC website where Janie Bryant talks about the wardrobe they design and the process of getting the right look for the women in the show.
At our Sweet Vintage Lady Store we have some Mad Men fashion available. We just listed on Etsy a classic wiggle dress, a slouchy cocktail dress and a beautiful Borella black coat. These vintage pieces are from the 1950′s to early 1960′s period and are so Mad Men. Here is a glimpse at some of the items. You can find these and more unique vintage fashion at our online shop located at etsy.com/sweetvintagelady
Here are the links to our store listings:
Vintage wiggle dress: etsy.com/listing/113881182
1960′s slouchy cocktail dress: etsy.com/listing/92796288
1960′s Borella black coat: etsy.com/listing/87722194Read More
Introducing Emma! Our newest model is here. We are so excited to give our Sweet Vintage Lady Store a new look with beautiful Emma. She is just a cutie and we want everyone to learn more about her. Here is a short and informal interview we conducted (we really do know she’s not real):
What are your measurements?
32-25-35. I am a 6 feet tall. Can you believe that? My height only gives me trouble when I’m trying to find a dancing partner to do the Salsa.
Where were you born?
I was born in Puerto Rico so I have some Caribbean flavor. I am a mix of many ethnic backgrounds. That’s why I have this olive skin tone.
What is your favorite fashion decade?
I love, love the 80′s. It is such a cool decade. Spandex, neon, big hair and shoulder pads… and the teen movies OMG!!! I do like my flat ironed straight hair now though.
How did you get into vintage fashion modeling?
I was in San Francisco and was recruited to come to Florida by a small agency. I am glad to be in Central Florida now as the weather is warmer here (but humidity is killing my hair). I am looking forward to visiting Disney to see Mickey.
What do you like most about your job?
I truly enjoy bringing a great visual of how clothes would look on potential customers. I feel that I can help tons of friends to shop for unique vintage fashion. That is what makes my job so special. Plus I get to try on tons of clothes.
When you are not modeling what do you do?
I enjoy the beach (Florida is the perfect place for me), reading (I am hooked to my iPad), and traveling. I also love to go thrifting to find amazing clothes for me.
Do you have any additional thoughts to share?
I am so excited to be the new face of Sweet Vintage Lady Shop on Etsy. I can’t wait to model all the amazing pieces they have. Please visit our online Shop located at etsy.com/shop/Sweetvintangelady XOXO, Emma
Welcome Emma to our Sweet Vintage Lady Shop!
Halloween costumes the vintage way. Unleash your creativity and be different this Halloween. Do you want to be a cheerleader or a retro 1970′s girl? We have unique fashion just for you.
Here is a vintage authentic school cheerleader dress from the 1960′s. This is a blue sleeveless mini dress with the initials CJH. It closes on the back with a metal zipper. This would best fit an x-small to small size.
Approximate measurements taken while this cheerleader dress laid flat (already doubled except for shoulder and length):
Bust – 34 in
Waist – 28 in
Hips – open
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam (not doubled) – 13.5 in
Total length of dress – 28.5 in
Here is a totally retro jumpsuit from the 1970′s. Its color block design is totally amazing. Bright colors will guarantee you to be the party sensation. Made by Olga, an authority in women’s fashion, it has a nice black stretchy material around the waist that will give your body a nice shape.
Approximate measurements taken while this jumpsuit laid flat:
Waist – 24 in (60.96 cm) elastic waist area stretches up to 30 in (76.2 cm)
Bust – shown on a 34 in bust mannequin but there is room for probably up to a 38 in due to the stretchy material.
Sleeve length – 22.5 in (57.15 cm)
Pant length – 38 in (96.52 cm)
Pant flare (not doubled) – 27 in (68.58 cm)
Total Length of the jumpsuit- 56 in (142.24 cm)
***could fit a modern medium or large size***
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We are happy to introduce this lovely 1960′s wedding gown with detachable train. It is available at our Sweet Vintage Lady Shop on Etsy. Make your day a special one by wearing a vintage gown. Here are the details of this timeless beauty:
* White color (in the listing pictures it looks more off white but it is actually white)
* High collar
* Lace top and sleeves
* Long columnar skirt
* Long sleeves
* Detachable train
* Back closure with metal zipper
* Size tag: none (please refer to measurements below)
* Made in USA/has the union made label
* Material: no tag
* Label: no tag
* Condition – has a few yellow spots that can only be found under very close inspection. The dress was gently cleaned but it will need to be steamed to be ready for your special day.
Approximate measurements taken while dress laid flat (already doubled except for shoulder and length):
Bust – 34 in
Waist – 27 in
Hip – 38 in
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam – 15 in
Sleeve length from shoulder seam – 26 in
**Dress length – 54 in
**Note: Would best fit a modern x-small to small petite size. Please pay close attention to the measurements, especially the dress length.**Read More
Tribal cardigans are here. Sweet Vintage Lady Shop has two amazing open front cardigans with bold colors and beautiful South American Indian designs. The first vintage sweater is navy blue with red, black and beige details. It has a tie off belt to give you that extra comfort in the cooler weather. Here is a glimpse of this unique tribal cardigan:
We also have another bold and vivacious vintage Peruvian cardigan. This model is cream with yellow, green, red and black details. Take a look:
Wear these tribal cardigans with cut off jeans or with your favorite mini skirt. They are very versatile and will help you enjoy the Fall/Autumn season while making a fashion statement. You can find these pieces and more stylish vintage fashion from the 1950′s to the 1990′s at our Etsy store called Sweet Vintage Lady. Please visit us at: etsy.com/shop/Sweetvintangelady
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Carmen Miranda was an icon of the forties decade. Everyone is familiar with her exotic and vibrant outfits. She brought flavor to the Old Hollywood scene. Born in Portugal and raised in Brazil, she began her career as a Samba singer in Brazil. She appeared in many Hollywood movies. At some point she became the highest paid entertainer in Hollywood. How amazing is that! With her looks and talent she won the hearts of many. Viva Carmen Miranda!
In honor of this gorgeous bombshell, I decided to search on Etsy for Carmen Miranda-style items and I found many pretty things. I want to share with you some of them.
Here is a fun vintage 1940′s necklace. It is so Carmen Miranda! It has these colorful fruits that could brighten anyone’s day. I love this unique piece. You can find it at Pretty Kitty 13 Vintage Shop on Etsy.
This handmade hat from the Chef Bizzaro Shop on Etsy is amazing. The colors are spectacular. It was inspired by The Gang’s All Here, the 1943 movie starring Carmen Miranda. You will definitely turn heads with this gorgeous hat.
This colorful dress made in the 1960′s has that Latin flavor that Carmen was famous for. This vintage piece is so alive it screams “I love life”. With a bright green bodice and multicolor ruffle skirt, you will be ready to dance some salsa. You can find it at the Lost n Found Vintage Store on Etsy.
Here is a clip that I found on YouTube by TuttiFruittiHat of Carmen performing a song in her movie Rebola a Bola. Enjoy!Read More
Summer 2012 is almost over… sigh. A Summer breeze is still in the air. I just caught that little breeze to share with you some amazing floral prints I recently found and added to our Sweet Vintage Lady Store. For your shopping pleasure, here they are:
This tropical print dress is just totally unique. I can see someone doing ballroom dancing Salsa wearing it. It is so spicy! It’s been years since I have gone out Salsa dancing. I wonder if I am a little rusty. Can I still pull some moves?
I love this floral print. It is so fresh and cute. Perfect for a day out under the sun.
Fall is coming soon and this earthly Autumn colors dress gets me in the mood to start dreaming about the upcoming season. Wear it with its matching belt or just by itself, this piece is the perfect festival dress.
Please stop by our Sweet Vintage Lady Store
on Etsy. Our web address is http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sweetvintangelady
You can also click on any of the pictures above to get detailed information about these adorable dresses.
So how is your Summer season going? It has been truly hot here in Central Florida. I think every day should be a beach day. I do have one request: I need a few palm trees and a comfy hammock to sleep. Happy end of Summer to you all!
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