the metal zipper- bringing fashion past and present together

Coming Soon.....Marilyn's Room

Coming Soon.....Marilyn's Room

Coming VERY Soon! I'm going to be collaborating with a vintage collector who has been acquiring vintage for her personal collection for over 30 years. She's a fascinating, creative woman who prefers to remain anonymous to the public (though you will get to learn more about her life and collection over time)...and man does she have some incredible things! She's decided that it's time to cull her collection to what fits into her walk in closet, so that means loads of pieces will be finding their way back out to the public eye again. Her weakness is 1940s-50s glamour girl...

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Winter Whites

A new color collection at Dorothea's....Winter Whites! A range of season fresh shades of white to kick off the new year. See the collection here.   

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Bikinis!

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Working on a number of fantastic bikinis (and more swimwear to come!) from the 1970s tonight- see them here, and behold the allure of the hip hugger, halter top bikini from the early 1970s below!  

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Top Up

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Top Up

Top handle bags are seemingly always in style and always being reimagined. Done in metal mesh in the 1920s, fabrics in the 1930s, leathers in the 1940s & 50s, vinyl in the 1960s- the details may change but the basic silhouette remains!  Nettie Rosenstein 1946 Josef, 1946 1964 catalog ad Koret 1937  1960s Bonnie Cashin bags Koret 1953 Danse Lente Mini Johnny Bag (this is sold out, but I love it very much)       Zac Posen studded bag (photo links to rent or buy) Evelyn & Arthur (I'm in love with this, link from photo- it's $118) Steven...

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Architecture

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Architecture

This new Gothic architecture inspired collection by Guo Pei is SO brilliant and gorgeous! I love the idea of using architecture design in fashion. Seems it's not something only recently done...scroll down for some older examples!        Henry Van de Velde was an architect and artist who was not satisfied with what society in the late 19th Century told him to do. He was born in Amberes, Belgium, and his designs helped launch the trend known as Art Nouveau these days. Besides be known for designing cottages and houses following the Art Nouveau modern trends, he also built museums, invented furniture and was one of...

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