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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.

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Friday, June 30th, 2017

So I realized at the beginning of this week that I should have saved last week’s red and white window for tomorrow, Canada day! I just got so carried away with looking at that gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana striped piece that I jumped the gun.  Oh well, as they say, hindsight is 20/20…. Either way, I have a whole new freshly frocked window for you to lay your eyes upon. All the pedestrians are bee lining straight to the one on the left, it’s from the 1960’s and full of flower power. Click to zoom in on it’s exquisiteness!

L~1960’s cotton organza A-line appliqué dress, size 6-8.Sold

C~ 1960’s silk chiffon gown with hand beaded bodice. Size 4.

R~1960’s Swiss metallic lace dress, size 6.

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Aren’t these red and white dresses just juicy?!? I do believe that they were made for sipping sangrias in. How to-die-for-summer-chic is that runway Dolce & Gabbana piece in the centre? From the peppermint stripes to the lady sitting on the waistband holding a sequined beach ball to the 3-D beaded starfish, to the EVERYTHING! It’s summer 2017, in a dress. I hope you enjoy this window as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

L~Giambattista Valli silk carnation print dress, size 8. Prada washed leather cross body purse.

C~Dolce & Gabbana runway dress, size 4.

R~1950’s cotton print dress, size 0. Valentino leather belt, size S.

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

Nothing is chicer than wearing a white dress out in summer’s hot heat. And it also makes the most devilish of us appear ethereal. Tip; wearing white to court is effective. Yours truly may have been cleared of a charge,  in the ancient past, whilst looking truly innocent in a vintage Dior white suit. Coincidental?  Perhaps….

L~Contemporary fringe dress, size 2-6, Sold. Chanel 1980’s long necklace (doubled up).

C~Lanvin draped jersey dress, one size fits most Sold. 1950’s Haskell leaf necklace.

R~Balmain crochet dress (long sleeves pinned back), size 6.

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Friday, June 9th, 2017

This week we’re getting busy with prints and new merchandise.  Some fantastic items have landed for all you ladies who are a size 8-10, including that centre Pucci below. Arthur has been geeking out over them saying; “I would have a sex change to wear these clothes. Kinda kidding…” So you know they MUST be drool worthy then! Jaw dropping dresses, shoes and blouses from the likes of Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Bluemarine, Marchesa, Pucci, Elie Saab, and the list goes on. See you soon kittens;)

L~Chanel logo print silk dress, size 6.

C~Pucci silk chiffon gown with bead fringe ties, size 8 Sold. 1960’s Austrian crystal collar.

R~Pucci silk long sleeve dress with tie belt, size 8.

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Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Take flight into the night with one of these exaggerated/flutter/ruffle sleeved dresses. These three beauties all range from different eras but share a similar ethereal look that is timeless. Something catch your eye? Just contact us for availability and pricing.

L~Marchesa silk batwing sleeve dress, size 10-12 Sold. 1940’s sautoir necklace.

C~1970’s chiffon & Chantilly lace gown with 1/2 slip, size 0.

R~1960’s chiffon flutter sleeve dress, size 6-8. 1970’s crystal necklace.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017

With the lushness of the season all around us what better way to adapt to the environment than in emerald green? These dresses and many other fresh arrivals have hit the floor this week, most being in the jewellery department.  How REGAL is that Dior pearl collar on the centre mannequin? It’s 15 rows of decadent pearls curve up the neck guaranteeing a dramatic look with complements sure to follow. You absolutely must click to zoom in on this piece!

L~1960’s hand sequined mini dress, size 16 Sold.

C~1980’s taffeta buttons and loops dress, size 6. Dior pearl necklace.

R~1950’s cotton batik print dress, size 6.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017

These soft yellows are springing us into our long weekend. We have Queen Victoria and her birthday to thank for the extra day off on Monday.  Ever wonder what Vicky thought of the colour yellow? Well, from our very brief research we discovered that her drawing room was decorated all in amber tones. So we’re going to take a long shot and say that her late Majesty would approve of this display. Enjoy your weekend!

L~1960’s light wool A-line dress, hand beaded. Size 6-8 Sold

C~1960’s hand beaded cotton dress, size 0-2.

R~Prada crystal embellished empire waist dress, size 6. 1950’s crystal necklace.