FashionBefore Rihanna’s Ella, Ella: Vintage Vixens Parade Their Parasols

  

Leila Hyams 1932

Also known as a parasol, brolly, rainshade, sunshade, gamp, or bumbershoot, the umbrella has long been both a practical and pretty accesosory. Originally from the ancient Greek ómbros for shade or shadow, the umbrella is forever an icon of youth and elegance. In today’s world of bright ducky and panda umbrellas, there is a severe absence of this once-ubiquitous and always-elegant accent. 

 Perhaps we should take some fashion advice from these stylish ladies?

 
 
  Clockwise from left:  1958, 1949, 1960, 1944

  January 1963 Vogue & Actress Keiko Awaji

 

Marilyn Monroe & Esther Ralson 1927 
 
 
Joan Blondell 
 
 
1950s & 1961

 

  Ervin Blumenfeld 1954
 
Check out myvintagevogue.com for some more great collections of vintage pictures!

 (Pics courtesy of myvintagevogue.compolkadotsass.com, and fashionhippo.com.)

FashionInsta-Cute! Pandora’s Box & JC Cuffed

 
 
Loving this amazing shot of our Jeffrey Campbell Cuffed by Sarah of Pandora’s Box!

 

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Caroline’s Mode: Stockholm Street Style

Stockholm, Sweden has long been known for its fabulous style, and I have been delighted to see blogs dedicated to documenting the street style of its gorgeous girls! My absolute favorite is Caroline’s Mode: Stockholm Street Style. With fabulous pics and an eye for the best in street style, this blog is a constant source of inspiration and simplistic beauty. Take a look below for some of my favorite photos!

Simple color palette and great fitting basics make an outfit.

Adding black boots to a skinny black pant elongates the legs and makes you look long and lean!
 

 
I love this neutral color palette and high waisted black pant.

I love the crop coral top with the rust red pencil skirt. With tortoise shell sunnies this is a perfect and easy outfit for late summer and early fall.

Denim jacket as a cape is one of my favorite trends and layered over a sheer maxi skirt this is a perfect blend of edgy and sweet. The pink belt tops off an awesomely minimal look!

Beautiful print and a shrunken blazer equals a WIN!

This shift dress and blush jacket are the perfect combination. I am in LOVE with this outfit all the way down to the boots!

Another example of simple and chic Stockholm street style. Make sure to check out the blog for pages and pages of inspiration!

CelebrityRetro Fox: Eartha Kitt

 
This week we got a little catty with our choice for our beloved Retro Fox spotlight. Whether you know her as the sweet and spicy singer/dancer/performer or for her rrrrrrr-ole as Catwoman, Eartha Kitt was really something spectacular.
 
Throughout the forties, Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith) toured Europe and the U.S. becoming fluent in French and by 1953 released her timeless version of “Santa Baby”. The fifties brought Kitt to the big screen and from 1967-68 she replaced Julie Newmar in the television series, Batman.
 
 
Skin-tight was all right for Eartha Kitt! From this gorgeous printed mermaid gown to a boat-neck catsuit, Kitt balances hide-nothing curvature with elegant details. Oh, and don’t forget those nails!
 
 
Color-blocking, low necklines and stripes all work for this exotic damsel, with always just enough jewelry to spice things up! Hats off to Eartha Kitt!

FashionOutfit Inspiration: Pretty Woman

 

 


Pretty Woman: one of the top romantic comedies of the 90s and honestly, a damn good movie to boot. Julie Roberts plays the lovable lady of the night, Vivian Ward, who sports some great duds throughout the whole movie.

 

Though this may not be her classiest of look of the movie, she keeps it fresh with her layered necklaces, stacked bangles and rocking blonde wig. And how could you forget the infamous line she says to to the boutique ownwers on Rodeo Drive, “You work on comission, right? Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now.”
 
 
 
The polo dress is one of my personal favorites, its very flattering and just a classic. I’m also just a sucker for polka dots. And that red off the shoulder cocktail dress, meow sister.
 
Want to don some similar looks to these classic outfits? Check out these dresses below!