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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Since everything is “Pumpkin Spice” lately I thought I’d jump on the fall harvest hay/band wagon and work it into the weekly display. Ta-da! Spicy enough? We’ve been injecting so many new items onto the floor this week and should have it all out in a couple of days. You shouldn’t wait for the weather to get chilly to shop, c’mon by soon for the full selection.

L~Narciso Rodriguez wiggle dress, size 6-8. 1970’s coin necklace.

C~1970’s silk print caftan with drama sleeves, size M.

R~Fendi stretch wiggle dress with scalloped trim, size 6-8. Chanel chain & coin necklace.

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

Some sparkle to shimmer up your nights during this TIFF season. How flapperlicious is that centre Wu? It’s chic in vision and sound as the paillettes rustle as it moves. Definitely an attention grabber just waiting to be taken out for a little shimmy.

L~Elie Saab lace and sequin dress, size 6-8.

C~Jason Wu paillette hem mini dress, size 4-6.

R~1960’s hand beaded silk chiffon dress, size 4.

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Friday, September 1st, 2017

Welcome to September. This window is kicking off our most favourite season with it’s golden hues mixed with navy. Sizes are ranging in this one from 0-16, which is a good representation of our stock right now. What will you be injecting into your wardrobe this season? Perhaps this feature will inspire you. We will be closed this coming Monday for Labour Day. Happy long weekend!

L~Celine cotton safari dress, size 14-16. Lancel ostrich crossbody.

C~Bergdorf’s 1960’s brocade gown, size 0-2.

R~Fendi wool ruffle dress, size 6-8. 1960’s chain & crystal necklace.

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Friday, August 25th, 2017

Lots of glitz this week. Enough to take your inner magpie to heaven and back again! Some super sweet confections have hit the floor recently and some have been snapped up even before I got a chance to showcase them here for you. Just another reason to c’mon by and check in with us every so often, even if it is just to drool.

L~1960’s cream wool dress studded with crystals, size 2-4.

C~1960’s fringe hand beaded and sequined gown, size 6.

R~1960’s ecru lace and satin dress, size 6. Crystal belt, OS.

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Friday, August 18th, 2017

A whimsical fusion of colour and print for our one last ‘hurrah’ this (supposed) summer 2017. FYI, if you have yet to follow us on Instagram, you really should consider it as I’m posting a lot more there these days. Sneak peaks, out and abouts and other fun follies await you, check it out @thecatsmeowmeow

L~1970’s heart print gown with beaded crystal belt, size 6-8.

C~1950’s dot print chiffon dress, size 2. Crinoline not included.

R~Roland Mouret cotton dress with cut out back, size 6. Deco cloisonné necklace.

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

Some would call this tone peach but that is so 2000’s, don’t you think? Himalayan pink sounds better and it is more on trend. You deserve to shine bright like the Himalayan pink salt lamp that everyone seems to have, including yours truly (and yes we’ve given it a lick, don’t act like you haven’t thought about it.) Either way, it’s a feminine and soft hue that is perfect for your next August-September event.

Side note; we will be closed this coming Monday, August 7.

L~1960’s hand beaded silk dress, size 8-10.

C~Late 1970’s hand beaded flapper fringe dress, size 12.

R~Fendi diamond cut out dress, size 6.

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

Periwinkle and lilac season may be long gone but their floral hues remain in this week’s all vintage display. How EPIC is that centre piano shawl?! It’s massive, so much so that it could be used as a bedspread in an extremely chic room. It has been doubled up for the wrap look to make all you boho babes roar. It dates back to the 1920’s, is all silk and completely hand embroidered. As always, nothing but the best for you kittens!

L~1950’s cotton embroidered dress with crystals, size 4. Italian art glass necklace, 1950’s.

C~Deco silk piano shawl.

R~1960’s rouched cotton dress, button back, size 4. Deco crystal necklace.

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

Throw caution to the winds of summer in one of these petal pink floral dresses. Do you have a party to attend in cottage country? Consider then “Lily” on the left or “Rose” on the right as they are made of cotton which will keep you looking and feeling as cool as a cucumber. More details below.

L~1950’s floral cotton print dress, size 6 Sold. Crinoline not included. 1960’s hand beaded belt, size S.

C~1970’s chiffon gown, size 6. Deco crystal necklace.

R~1960’s floral cotton print dress, size 4-6.

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

Cream and black dominate our texture rich window this week. If you have a black tie event coming up then take a gander at that tux style dress on the left. It’s masculine chic magnifique! A pop of colour would be a nice contrasting addition to any of these looks. Perhaps a indigo patent leather pointy pump or simply a punchy red lipstick would do. FYI, we just did a round of markdowns in the back sale room so c’mon by and snag yourself a deal.

L~1960’s tux style chiffon dress with cordé lace collar. Size 6-8.

C~1960’s lace dress, size 6. Dior crystal necklace.

R~Chanel crochet dress, size M.

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

I’m kinda super pumped up to showcase this navy and white window to you for a couple of reasons. But first I should express my diplomatic love for all three of these looks. Like children, they are all special in their own way.  Now that said, we all have our favorites…. Mine just happens to be that 1970’s Roger Freres in the centre. It’s so epically chic! From it’s tank style top to it’s modern polka dot design to the fabric itself. I researched/googled to try and find out what exactly this fabric is called but to no avail. It’s comprised of a overcast stitched piping (?) that is looped and then sewn all together.  If you’re a textile geek like me and have any idea as to what it’s called, please let me know. Just click the pic to zoom on in.

My second fav item in this week’s window is that Lanvin 1970’s lucite necklace on the left. We’ve only had 3 Lanvin modernist pieces through the shop in the past 11 years, so it’s truly a treat. What’s your eye drawn to?

L~ 1950’s flocked floral skirt, size 0. Lanvin 1970’s modernist lucite necklace.

C~Roger Freres 1970’s polka dot dress, size 6.

R~Prada silk, “tennis anyone?” dress, size 6.