Miss L Fire 2013 Autumn/Winter Collection

I’m a big fan of UK based Miss L Fire. Stunning shoes with styles so reminiscent of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Here are my favourites for the coming European season. The Cleopatra is the style I like most. They have a very 1930s feel about them. I have included a few large pics to show detail and then smaller ones with the colour range.




1939 Life Magazine article – Parisian shoes

Wonderful article in a 1939 Life Magazine about the new styles of shoes from Paris at the time. “Most popular among the spring shoe selection were the open-toe, open-heel slip ons which made “women clop when they walk”.  Style experts claimed these shoes were too open to provide a good fit and made the feet larger.”

Source: Life Magazine

Oh so gorgeous 30s gown and shoes!

Just had to add this to the blog today. A stunning 1930s red gown and an amazing pair of satin evening shoes from the same era. Both from different Etsy stores and yet, look how well they go together. Just breathtaking!

Dress: Garb-Oh Vintage
Shoes: Solana

1930's Fall Rust Crinkle Silk Gown With Rhinestone Details

1930s red satin evening shoes


Vintage colour swatch: Rambunctious red

So, I thought I would do something fun and write a regular post every 2 weeks that focuses on a particular colour. I will also include pics showing all sorts of vintage fashion items that were produced in varying shades of that colour, hopefully to inspire some new outfit combinations in the future and some possible purchases.

Red: So many shades and varities. Crimson, fire-engine, scarlet, vermillion, cardinal, blood-red and the list goes on. I chose red today because it is a courageous colour and I have needed a lot of that in the last few days. I usually wear red when I am feeling confident and happy. Here are some amazing examples of red vintage/vintage inspired items. How gorgeous are the 30’s bias gowns – stunning! The black and red cloche is also breathtaking.

* Please note that all photos are linked back to their original source. 


      SALE Vintage 1920s Flapper Dress Red Silk Chiffon Beaded B38     1930s Dress / Vintage 30s 40s Black and Red Colorblock Bow Dress

1930's Bias Cut Red Silk and Velvet Gown SOLD       

     Antique 1930s Flapper Ruby Red Wool Cloche Hat     


     Vintage 1940s Red Stretch Suede Peep Toe Pumps     1930s Red Opaque Czech Art Glass Vintage Choker Necklace

Vintage 1930's Sweater Shirt Skirt Set Dress Red Small    Siren Sweetheart Vintage 1940's Red Dress, Sz S     Vintage 1940's Hawaiian red rayon floral print button front shirt Aloha by Mele Kaikimaka  rockabilly WWII - size XL

1930's Powder Compact, Evans, Red Enamel & Silver Mesh, Love Birds, Valentine's Day, LOVELY     Vintage Art Deco Necklace Geometric Red and Black Celluloid 1930s Jewelry     Art Deco buckle

1950's Vintage Red Metallic-Swirls Beaded Rhinestone Tulle-Couture Low-Cut Plunge Ruffle Strapless Full Circle-Skirt Rockabilly Party Dress     Vintage Flapper Style Red and Black Beaded Purse    1920s Red and Black Leather Flapper Shoes

  LIPSTICK Red 1940s Sweater Knit Dress Art Deco CLINGY Cocktail Party Frock Vintage VALENTINE 40s 1930s 50s     GLAMOROUS Very CHERRY Deco Wool & Fur Coat ( medium)



Michelle’s Etsy picks of the week – shoes

Hi all. I apologise for my lack of posts this past week, but I have been pre-occupied with some personal matters, so felt very uninspired. But, I am back with some pics of some of my current Etsy favourites this week. Today I am focussing on shoes from the 20s, 30s and 40s and there some amazing examples for sale at the moment.

I do adore shoes from the mid to late 30s but find it somewhat difficult to obtain them in my size (8.5) so I am forever looking, looking. However, during my daily searches I always make a note of the beautiful examples I find so that I can show others. I hope you enjoy these lovelies…and maybe some of them will fit you.

* All items link back to their original source on Etsy

1930s shoes / 30s oxfords / Contrast Stitch shoes    1930s shoes / vintage 30s heels / Art Deco    vintage 1930s 30s heels / 1930s rare designer glam sliver stripe heels / Sliver Tinsel Tree

Shoes 1939 Vintage Wedding Shoes Worn 1939 Suede And Leather Deep Plum Burgundy Color       1920s Dress Shoes in Black Silk with Silver & Rhinestone Trim    Vintage 1930s Shoes Brown Suede Orange Leather

Let Yourself Go - Early to Mid 1930s Gold Silk T-Strap Dance Shoes 7.5/8    1930s Black Patent Leather and Canvas Walking Shoes RED CROSS CLASSIC Brogues Oxfords    Vintage 1930s Heels "Good as Gold"

Rare 1930's Art Deco Women's Suede Lace Up Oxford Heels Size 6 1/2 - 7     1930s 40s Peep Toe BABYDOLL BLUE and PINK Slingback Ankle Strap Heels Sz 6.5    Swing Dance - 1940s WWII Green Reptile Leather Slingback Swing Shoes 8/8.5

vintage 1940s leather suede Jitterbug dance shoes     Vintage 30's 40's Red Peeptoe Perforated Buckle Shoes     Vintage White 1940s SPRING FASHION Mesh Peep Toe Cut Away Pumps Nurse Shoes

1920s-1930s Navy T-Strap Selby Arch Preserver Shoes     1920's Black Suede Deco Shoes Size 6 1/2-7N     vintage 1940S heel by Delmanette navy blue peep toe suede shoe

vintage rare 1930s burgundy plume Rag Time swing dancing shoes    Sharp 1940s Vintage Sport Walking Tie Shoe in Tan Suede and Mesh  9 and one half inch inside measurement    1940s women's shoes -- eggplant purple suede pumps -- XXS 4 5 6

SALE/ SALE 1940s pumps / black mesh peep toe   7 AA    1940s Green Suede Shoes EMERALD Green and GOLD GODDESS Peep Toe Slingback High Heels    1940s Black Suede Shoes - WWII - Pin Up - Sexy Secretary - USO - Shoes