Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Beauty of a Brooch

Jewelry formerly owned by Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor will be auctioned by Sotheby's in London on Nov. 30. The American socialite whom Edward VIII famously gave up the throne of England to marry in 1937 had an exquisite collection jewelry. Some pieces of the collection are expected to bring as much as $2.3 million.
Left to right: Duchess of Windsor; Cartier Flamingo Brooch
circa 1940. Estimated value $1.5 to $2.3 million; Cartier 20th anniversary brooch. Estimated value $154,00 to $231,000.

Start you own unique collection with vintage jewelry. The obvious pieces of jewelry are passe'. Why not liven up your look with a beautiful brooch. Perfect on a coat, suit, hat or scarf.

Art Fish Brooch, $10; Coro Brooch and Earring Set, $ 35. All pieces available at

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Pieces We Love

I simply adore these pieces that were recently listed at They are perfect items for fall and ironically they all compliment each other. Add a pencil skirt and some great pumps and you are ready for a fashionable day at the office.

From left to right: 1960's Kassel Brothers Camel Wool Cape; $65; Cricketeer Long Sleeve Burgunday and Army Green Striped Blouse; $15; Vintage Burgundy Suede Belt; $15; Markey Cognac Vintage HandBag; $25. All items available at

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New York Fashion Week - Spring 2011

As New York Fashion Week (NYFW) comes to an end the trends began to stand out. My favorite trend is the 1970's glam seen at Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg. Think Diana Ross in Mahogany! As always, vintage design is the muse of modern fashion! Enjoy more of the shows from NYFW at
Muse-Diana Ross in Mahogany, 1975
Marc Jacobs Spring 2011
Diane Von Furstenburg Spring 2011

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Muse Moment

This Muse Moment is inspired by Fashion's Night Out (FNO)!

The fabric in this 1950's sundress is incredibly similar to this fab Dries Van Noten dress featured in the FNO runway show at Lincoln Center! The Dries Van Noten dress was featured in the Fifties Flair category! I love the gold brooch it adds an elegant finishing touch.

On left: Vintage 1950's Sundress by timelesspiecesvintage. Gold Leaf Brooch, $10. Available at On right: Dries Van Noten teal and black dress, $1822. Available at Bergdorf Goodman, NY and House of Lavande gold brooch, $850;

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Millionairess

I just watched The Millionairess starring Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers. The movie was filmed in 1960 and it is based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. The story line was good but the wardrobe was extraordinary. All dresses were made by Pierre Balmain. Need I say more. My favorite was the grey leather shirt dress with matching hobo and fedora. Rent the movie and let me know what your favorite Balmain moment!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Muse Moment

This Muse Moment is inspired by Phillip Treacy and his wonderful hats that were featured Thursday night on Project Runway.
On left: Vintage E. Adams hat with feathers, $50 at
On right: Phillip Treacy on Chanel Iman

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Men's Fall Preview

I love Prada. I love green and I love camouflage. Thus I love all of these hot accessories! Available at Wallet $355; Driving Shoe $420 and Belt, $470.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Muse Moments

Today we introduce "Muse Moments," posts that show the vintage influence on modern fashion trends. Stay tuned for more "Muse Moments" from:

Timeless Pieces Vintage Clothing
The Muse of Modern Fashion

On left : Vintage Chain Necklace with Tassel available at, $15
On right : F/W 2010 Eddie Borgo Cone Tassel Pendant available at, $225

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fashion's Night Out 2010

The countdown is on for the second annual Fashion's Night Out (FNO). This global shopping extravaganza is September 10, 2010 from 6-11pm in NYC and other cities around the world. During the event participating retailers stay open late for shoppers and celebrities to come out and support the fashion and retail industries. A percentage of the sales from the official FNO T-shirt will be donated to the NYC AIDS Fund. Visit for more information.
On Tuesday, September 14, at 10pm EST CBS will broadcast an hour long special on the making of Fashion's Night Out. Cameras will follow celebrities, designers, editors and retailers as they prepare for FNO. Viewers will see behind the scenes during the months of intense planning and tracking the night itself as it unfolds across the globe! Tune in, you won't want to miss it! Items from the official FNO collection shown above.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Top Designers Go Retro with Handbags

Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Hermes release updated versions of vintage handbags for Fall 2010. Gucci 1973 is the new collection based on, you guessed it; the over the shoulder bag released in 1973. It's back in crocodile, ostrich, leather and suede. Louis Vuitton gives birth to the Chubby; the baby sister of the Speedy which was introduced in 1930! WOW!! Fendi introduces the Classico, this bag exudes 1960's glam! Hermes updates a true classic! The Birkin gets black matte hardware. Can we say wait list!!!
Louis Vuitton Damier Chubby bag in Crocodile with Sequins shown above.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fall Fashion Trends

It's time to start thinking about your fall fashion buys. A new coat, a great pair of boots and a new handbag. Think vintage!!! The influence is all over Fall 2010. Check out Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi and as always Prada and Marc Jacobs. Visit during the month of August. We will be adding pre-fall items for your shopping pleasure. What's your favorite era? What item would you like to see reborn? What special item can we find for you?

Coat available now at

Friday, January 15, 2010

Spring 2010 Designer Footwear

I love designer shoes, but hate their extremely high prices. Take a look and comment on which pair you would spend over $500 to possess. I pick the Giuseppe Zanotti Jeweled Thong. The Ferragamo flats would look great with vintage dresses!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter Skin Care

What is your winter skin care regimen? Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize. Check out Janel Andre BodyCare at

Sunday, January 3, 2010

What's your favorite vegetable and why? Inspiration- I just watched the Iron Chef pick veggies from the White House garden.

Friday, January 1, 2010

How long have you been wearing vintage?

How long have you been enjoying wearing one of a kind vintage garments? If you are not currenlty wearing vintage clothing and accessories, 2010 is the perfect time to start. Visit