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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

WARNING; the following content is graphic! Today’s busy lifestyle calls for a chic busy print, don’t you think? If so, then consider one of these sleeved fall looks to inject some fun into your current wardrobe.

L~Escada silk dress, size 4. 1970’s Miss Dior belt, S.

C~McQueen knit dress with cut away sleeves, size M.

R~Oscar boucle knit coat with mink trim, size 10.

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Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Our carnations and daisies are in bloom, how’s your garden growing? Imitate your surroundings this summer in a feminine floral print frock. Allergic to pattern? We have a vast assortment of fresh arrivals that just hit the floor this week. Many new designer bags, Hermes scarves and accessories too. Beat us to the punch and see them all in store before they even hit our Instagram!

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L~Giambattista Valli carnation print silk dress, size 8-10. *New with tags*

C~1950’s cotton embroidered dress, size 00. Crinoline sold separately.

R~ Oscar de la Renta cotton jacquard dress, size 8.

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Friday, June 17th, 2016

I realize that this window is a bit of a stretch in the colour compatibility department. I guess I’m just feeling wild and risky this week! Or, it’s that I just had to showcase these beauties before they find new homes and leave us behind. I’m totally head over heels in love with the Oscar on the right! The feather and tulle hem is so feminine and it reminds me of  that robin egg blue Chanel confection that we had back in 2014. The Prada in the centre isn’t too bad either…

L~1950’s butterfly print cotton skirt, size 4-6 Sold. Worn with a tank and a Victorian jet bead lariat/belt.

C~Prada dusty rose/mocha silk taffeta dress, size 2-4. Worn with a 1960’s crystal and pearl necklace.

R~Oscar de la Renta silk chiffon pleated dress with tulle and feather hem. Size 2-4.

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Friday, May 27th, 2016

We think our new champagne window is just as effervescent  and sweet as the French beverage. We’ve come upon this conclusion after studying the reactions of passersby on the sidewalk. It’s all math really…. Pedestrian speed x fashion stimuli / dopamine increase = goodness.

L~ Contemporary hand sequined dress, size 2-4. Sold

C~ 1960’s 2pc silk dress and jacket. Size 10.

R~Prabal Gurung cream silk blouse with ribbons and mink pom pom detail, size 10. Worn with an Oscar de la Renta skirt, size 10.

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Friday, February 5th, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Over the years we’ve come across some incredibly embroidered Chinese textiles and are always in awe of their fine embroidery. This week’s window features two jackets that are great examples of this. The one in the middle would have been worn by a bride on her special day. We know this because of the phoenix and dragon on it which symbolizes the wife and husband. We date it to around the 1950’s. Guessing by the hundreds of hours of hand stitching on it, this jacket would have belonged to a very affluent lady. Click pic to zoom in on this one of a kind gem!!

L~1960’s silk dress with crystal cutout neckline. Size 10.

C~Oscar skirt, size 8-10 worn with a 1950’s Chinese wedding jacket (comes with a matching skirt) size S.

R~1980’s silk jacket with gold embroidered dragon, one size fits most.

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Friday, December 11th, 2015

This post is brought to you by the 1960’s. It was a decade of big cars, smoking while pregnant and one income families. While those times are long gone some great things have survived, like these LBD’s. Forever classic, they truly transcend time. ‘Fashion fades, only style remains the same.’~Coco Chanel.

L~chiffon ruffle hem dress, size 6. Worn with an Oscar de la Renta gold leather belt and a 1950’s crystal choker necklace.

C~ Ribbon lace dress, size 6. Worn with a 1970’s mesh necklace.

R-Ribbon work dress, size 2-4. Worn with a 1930’s brass belt and a 1970’s crystal necklace.

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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

One should always keep people guessing, espescially when it comes to fashion. We love mixing up vintage with new for that unique look. It defines oneself amongst a sea of predictable. So this week,  we have all new contemporary luxury designer dresses paired with vintage accessories. The silk Alberta Ferretti on the left is about a size 4 and is shown with a vintage crystal belt and necklace. The wool tweed Dior in the centre (sold)is a size 4-6 and has been decorated with a vintage Chanel camellia brooch. The hand crochet silk Oscar on the right is a size 10-12 and is belted with a deco jet flapper strand (can be used as a necklace as well).

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Friday, November 13th, 2015

We’re fully stocked with lots of sparkly tops and skirts to help you complete your holiday party look(s). Enter the room in a luxe purple & gold combo to dazzle them this season. Fun fact;  since ancient times Tyrian purple (also known as royal purple, imperial purple or imperial dye) is a purple-red dye, which is extracted from sea snails. It was first produced by the ancient Phoenicians as early as 1570 BC. It took as many as 250,000 mollusks to yield just one ounce of usable dye. Clothes made from the dye were exorbitantly expensive—a pound of purple wool cost more than most people earned in a year—so they naturally became a status symbol of the rich and powerful. The struggle was real for poor purple lovers. Fast forward to the 1850’s~scientist (and snail hugger) William Perkin stumbled upon inventing the first synthetic dye, that being purple. The masses could now indulge in wearing the once unachievable colour and the snails rejoiced anointing Perkin their King.

L~Prada skirt size 4, 1970’s top size 4-6. Centre~wool knit dress size 8-10, 1960’s sequin trench size S Sold. R~Oscar skirt size 6, Maria Pinto top size 8.

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Thursday, October 15th, 2015

We are continuing our love affair with fall this week by showcasing more rich tones and textures for your consideration. Loads of luxury labels abound in this installation and there’s more to come. We will be posting more Chanel and other goodies this week so stay posted. Or better yet, why don’t you subscribe to our newsletter to stay abreast of the hot ‘n’ fresh arrivals? Just enter your email over in the right hand column.

On the left we have a bead, leather and metal encrusted brocade Oscar jacket. This is truly a piece worth dying for! From 2008, in a size 6-8. Centre feature is a 1970’s silk jersey Donald Brooks gown (size 2) with a 1981 Chanel chicklet sautoir. On the right we have a 1950’s silk twill autumn rose print dress (size 6) paired with a 1970’s Celine crocodile belt. Snappy!

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Since you’re probably already done decorating your tree by now, why not decorate yourself with one of these sequin and paillette encrusted numbers? Centre beauty is non-other than Oscar, who is accompanied by two 1960’s shift dresses.