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Le’odance shoes

I had never heard of the Le’odance brand of dance shoe until I bought a pair off someone who was selling them because they were too big. They are a French company and I have to say, they are THE most comfortable (of the more formal heeled, raw leather-soled swing dance shoes) that I have ever owned. So comfy and move well on the floor. I wish they had an outlet in Australia. Great low and medium heels for Balboa and Lindy with so many colours and styles. Check out some of my favourite ones. I love the duo-toned ‘Saby’.

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1925 Maybeline mascara advertising

I adore this ad from 1925 for Maybeline mascara. Thank you to the Vintage-Spirit blog for sharing it.

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New to the Etsy shop – Beautiful brooches

I have this lovely batch of 1930s celluloid brooches coming to my Etsy store. The Navy ‘Buddy’ is 1940s – WW2 era and very rare to find intact and has already been sold. If you are interested in the black swirl or red manta email me at violetsemporium@gmail.com as those 2 are still to be listed.

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Time Capsule Fabrics

Have you ever tried to make a garment from a vintage pattern but just can’t quite get the fabric right? It doesn’t drape or sit the way those original vintage items that you own do. Well now you can buy all the fabric you need from Time Capsule Fabrics to make your vintage sewing more authentic. They have a curated selection of fabrics from to enable you to recreate the right look and feel. From cotton lawns and rayons to crepes…there are some beauties here.

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“Time Capsule Fabrics is a special fabric store providing a curated collection of fabrics and sewing patterns perfect for sewing clothing styles from the 1920’s – 1950’s. Time Capsule Fabrics serves both the sewist who wants a period accurate look for everyday or living history and the sewist looking to incorporate the Deco era’s timeless appeal into a modern wardrobe.  Our beautiful fabrics include hard to find dress weight rayns and frozen-in-time retro prints, sourced from countries around the world including the US, France and Italy.  We also seek to support the many small businesses that serve the vintage sewing community by partnering with vintage bloggers and carrying independent pattern makers.” – Time Capsule Fabrics website

1920s and 30s

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Vecona Vintage – 1930s inspiration

Some of of the beautiful 1930s loungewear inspired items that Vecona Vintage carry in their range. I want them all!! The sailor pants are especially gorgeous. I wish more companies would start doing the ‘low rise’ cut in ladies trousers again. So much more stylish and comfortable. The ‘Cap Calloway’ cap is also a winner!

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Categories: Men's Fashion, Clothing
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