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My Pinterest Art Deco, 1920s and 30s boards

Just a reminder for all my readers that are fans of Art Deco design and the fashion 1920s and 30s, I have several boards full of my favourite visual collections over at Pinterest that I add to on a daily basis. You are welcome to follow me there also. Enjoy 🙂

Art Deco design and Beauty
1920s style
1930s style
Art Deco Patterns
Vintage Beachwear
Vintage Hair – 1930s
Vintage Hair – 1920s
Art Deco Home
Vintage Shoe Love
Vintage graphic design & advertising

Categories: Accessories, Clothing, Cosmetics, Hair, Vintage Photos
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Art Deco graphic design

Yes…I know, graphic designer that I am –  I can’t go past Art Deco images that take my fancy from the 20s and 30s. Added some lovely favs today and others via a fellow blogger at Art Deco Gal who sometimes comes across images that I don’t have in my own collection. Enjoy 🙂

       

Categories: In Magazines, Vintage Photos
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Michelle’s Etsy pics of the week: 1930s

As most of you know, my favourite era is the 1930s, so this week I have scoured Etsy for 30s items that I like and posted them here for you all. From gowns to shoes and accessories, from sewing patterns to homewares. Some of these items are from a few of my fav fellow Etsy sellers such as Top Tottie Vintage , eStitches , SIB Vintage and Raleigh Vintage. Enjoy!

* All items linked back to their original Etsy source. 

1930s Three Stone Diamond Ring. Gold and Platinum. Oval Shape Setting.   30s celluloid red dangling leaves necklace   Art Deco Dress Clips Vintage 1930's Pair Black Beaded Clips

1930s hat / fabulous black straw Tilt Hat with rope and ribbon trim / Size 22 1/2   1930s tilt hat / 30s vintage Green Fur Hat with Paste Rhinestone Trembler Pin   Vintage 30s Velvet Cap / Black Velvet Hat / 1930s Beaded Hat

Knitted Star Beret Hat - 1930's Vintage Knitting Pattern - PDF E-book   Vintage 1930s Tucked Slouch Beret Crochet Pattern PDF Treasury Item1930s Jaunty Brimmed Sports Hat with Bow- Crochet pattern PDF 2735
vintage 1930s 30s heels / 1930s rare designer glam sliver stripe heels / Sliver Tinsel Tree   vintage 1940s leather suede Jitterbug dance shoes   vintage 1930s Shoes // Satin Evening Heels
1930s dress / Mint green original 30s hand crochet cotton / size M (UK 12, US 8 approx)   Vintage 1930s Ivory & Cherry Red Lacey Ruffle Front Dress   Vintage 1930s Dress : 30s Art Deco Bias Cut Satin Dress and Jacket
1930s Gown - Mint Green and Black - Art Deco   Vintage 1930's Black Netted Lace Gown OLD Hollywood Glam Greta Garbo Tres Chic Wedding 36JJ   1930's Silver To Orchid Satin & Beaded Ball Gown

vintage 1930s coat / persian lamb coat / lucky horseshoe celluloid button coat   Very UNIQUE and RARE Mid 1930s Linen Blend Balloon Sleeve Novelty Music/Graduation Coatdress - Sz. M   1930s Boucle style Sweater Coat with Assymetrical Design. Long Black White and Green Blend. Celluloid Buttons. SM

1930s Lizard Skin Flapper Tango Hand Bag with amber beads   1930's Art Deco Beaded Clutch   Cream Vintage Beaded 1930's Clutch- Dear Believer

1930s Toastmaster Toaster Crome Bakelite Art Deco 1B5   Vintage Art Deco 1930's Bakelite Red Speckled Canisters   Bullet Lamps Skyscraper Art Deco Pair with Metal Tiered Caps

 

 

Categories: Accessories, Clothing, Hats, Shoes
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New ‘Vintage Dressmaker’ collection – A homage to the 1930s

There are some very talented dressmakers and seamstresses out there designing making amazing garments that are to die for. One of my favourites is The Vintage Dressmaker, otherwise known as Irma Romero.

Irma is based in London and her handmade clothing range is based on vintage patterns that she sources in archives and old fashion magazines. She also uses vintage fabrics, buttons and notions for her designs.

I adore the classic lines and Art Deco stylings that Irma captures in all her 30s dresses, not to mention the adorable fabrics and fine details. Check out the wonderful 1930s collection on her website. All designs are bespoke and can be tailored to each individual customer’s needs. My favourites are the Jemima and the Cora. I particularly love detailing of the collar on the Cora, which can be worn open or closed by way of a large vintage button, giving it two different looks. I would love to have ALL these dresses in my collection…sigh.

Claudette- Early 1930s inspired dress in wool crepe with leg o' mutton sleeves     Claudette- Early 1930s inspired dress in wool crepe with leg o' mutton sleeves

 

Elise- Wartime inspired late 1930s printed cotton dress     Elise- Wartime inspired late 1930s printed cotton dress
Jemima- Mid-1930s inspired plaid dress     Jemima- Mid-1930s inspired plaid dress
Myrna- Early 1930s inspired afternoon dress     Myrna- Early 1930s inspired afternoon dress
Cora- Mid- 1930s inspired butterfly-sleeved silk dress with bakelite button     Cora- Mid- 1930s inspired butterfly-sleeved silk dress with bakelite button
 RESERVED FOR HEYLOUILOUI- Vera- late 1930s inspired cotton teadress with fan effect     RESERVED FOR HEYLOUILOUI- Vera- late 1930s inspired cotton teadress with fan effect
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Michelle’s Etsy picks of the week…vintage compacts

Vintage compacts…don’t you just love them!! Each one distinctly different from the other – the style revealing a little something about the previous owner. Historically the compact had a slightly shady past. They were originally only used by ‘less desirable’ women such as ladies of the night and actresses. As time moved on, the wearing of make-up became more acceptable and compacts finally came out of the shadows to become a mainstream fashion accessory and were finally used in public without disgrace.

I have a tidy little collection of my own vintage compacts and am always on the lookout for more Art Deco lovelies. They really did come in all shapes and sizes and were made from a variety of materials. My favourite is my ‘Volupte’ case which has a puff, lipstick and place for cigarettes/coins, all carried in a little grosgrain purse (similar example below). Here are some fabulous compacts that are available on Etsy.

To see an another cool collection of compacts for sale, check out Sheryl’s Art Deco Emporium.

* All items are linked back to their original Etsy source.

SALE 10% OFF Vintage 40s Elgin American Make-Up Compact Case - Golden Etched with Carry Pouch   SALE 10% OFF Vintage 40s Elgin American Make-Up Compact Case - Golden Etched with Carry Pouch   Vintage Tortoise Shell Rhinestone Mirror Compacts   Vintage Tortoise Shell Rhinestone Mirror Compacts

Compact Mirror Fan Shaped Vintage   Compact Mirror Fan Shaped Vintage   Victorian Silver Dance Coin Compact Purse, 1900 - 1920   Victorian Silver Dance Coin Compact Purse, 1900 - 1920

Vintage  Pocket Watch POWDER COMPACT by Ritz 1960s   Vintage  Pocket Watch POWDER COMPACT by Ritz 1960s   Art Deco Richard Hudnut cloisonne vanity compact 1928   1940's Stratton GEORGES LEPAPE DECO Vanity Powder Compact Vintage 40's Rare 20's Geisha Girl Print Novelty Scene Make Up Compact England

Holiday SALE Vintage Eastern Star Masonic Compact  by Clarice Jane for Elgin   Holiday SALE Vintage Eastern Star Masonic Compact  by Clarice Jane for Elgin   Compact - Bourjois - green and cream enamel on chrome   Compact - Bourjois - green and cream enamel on chrome

RARE 1927 COMPACT Lucretia Vanderbilt  Butterffly Enamel signed Mirror Rouge   RARE 1927 COMPACT Lucretia Vanderbilt  Butterffly Enamel signed Mirror Rouge   Art Deco Elgin American Compact, Silver & Red Enamel, GREAT CONDITION   Art Deco Elgin American Compact, Silver & Red Enamel, GREAT CONDITION

Helena Rubenstein Art Deco Compact   Helena Rubenstein Art Deco Compact   Volupte Hand Compact 1940's Classic "Golden Gesture"   Volupte Hand Compact 1940's Classic "Golden Gesture"

ART DECO 1940s Gilt Compact  by Elgin American   ART DECO 1940s Gilt Compact  by Elgin American   Art Deco Flapper Makeup Travel Case. Enamel Compacts. Vintage 1920s.

Vintage unique 1930s-1940s snakeskin compact carryall and cigarette case  Vintage unique 1930s-1940s snakeskin compact carryall and cigarette caseVintage Purse Box Britemode Compact Velvet BlackVintage Purse Box Britemode Compact Velvet Black

Vintage Guilloche Compact with Flapper Girl   Vintage Guilloche Compact with Flapper Girl   Finger Chain Compact - Art Deco Sailboat - Black and Silver   Finger Chain Compact - Art Deco Sailboat - Black and Silver

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