September 22***VFG Fashion Parade***Fall Florals

Florals are still a big fashion hit, but now its darker tones for Fall.

Vintage 1950's 'Continentals' glazed cotton floral dress from


Fun 60s carpet bag with big ring shaped handle from GLAD RAGS & CURIOS on Ruby Lane, ....

Vintage 80s Kenzo Wrap Dress Bold Floral (Ikat like) Small Leg-o-mutton Sleeves from BIG YELLOW TAXI on etsy....

Fall for more vintage floral prints at the VINTAGE FASHION GUILD weekly Fashion Parade!

A VFG*** Must See*** Exhibit Paris

If you're lucky enough to be in Paris this week, Sotheby's Galerie Charpentier is presenting "Dancing Into Glory", an exhibit of the history of the Ballet Russes September 17 - 23. On display will be costumes designed by Andre Derain, Henri Matisse, and Leon Bakst.

Shown above is a silk costume for a woman of the court in the ballet Le Rossignol, made from a drawing by Henri Mattisse, 1920.

A VFG***Recommended***Auction, New York

Doyle, New York will offer an outstanding collection of estate and antique jewelry at auction on Wednesday, September 24. Included will be approximately 80 lots comprising the Kelekian family collection of museum quality antique pieces collected over four generations. See the complete auction catalog at

September 15***VFG Fashion Parade***Vintage Suits

It's time to add to your fall wardrobe. Everyone needs a classic suit!

Burnt Orange 60's Jackie style 3 piece suit - wool blend from


50's Pendleton 49er and Wrap Skirt at auction on eBay from BIJOU VINTAGE DREAM, ....


Check out more vintage suits on the VINTAGE FASHION GUILD weekly Fashion Parade! And don't forget, a suit is just as fab worn as separates as it is together!

VFG Member in the News!

MORE MAGAZINE recently challenged its readers to re-invent "the F-Word", and rising to that challenge was the VFG's own Maggie Wilds (aka DENISEBRAIN). What better F-Word to describe vintage than "finery"? The magazine asked readers to come up with and define an F-word that aptly describes an aspect of their lives, and as a vintage clothing seller, Maggie certainly works daily with what she refers to as finery!

The magazine's contest has been running a couple weeks now, with readers registering online to vote. Maggie is in the top 3 and an article was recently written about her involvement in the contest in THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW. After reading the article, head on over to THE CONTEST at MORE MAGAZINE to cast your vote for Maggie and vintage finery!

September 8***VFG Fashion Parade***Mad Men

"Mad Men" on AMC has taken off, and styles from the early 60's are hot, hot, hot! The show's costume designer, Janie Bryant, does use authentic vintage. Whether you prefer the styles of Joan Holloway, Betty Draper, Bobbie Barrett, or Peggy Olson, we have the look for you!

Polka dots cocktail dress with front flyway panels & giant pockets from


Scarlet red 60s stilettos from MAGS RAGS, ....

And something for Betty, from VIVAVINTAGECLOTHING....

Check out more Mad Men chic vintage on the VINTAGE FASHION GUILD weekly Fashion Parade!

The VFG Makes a Hall of Fame!

The Vintage Fashion Guild thanks Dave Margulius, editor at THE COLLECTORS WEEKLY website for adding our blog to their HALL OF FAME. The site focuses on antiques & collecting. A (very flattering!) quote from the write up....

While primarily designed to steer buyers to online vintage clothing shops, this blog is chock full of interesting, high quality images and commentary on vintage fashion, and therefore worth a look. Use the Blog Archive pulldown menu to see previous featured items, or the labels links on the lower right to browse by topic.

Our heartfelt thanks to the folks at Collectors for noticing us, and for including vintage apparel in their definition of antiques and collectibles!

Wanna Shop VFG Members? We've Made It Easy!

We've just added a new feature to the Vintage Fashion Guild website! On any page of the site, just look to the left for this link (click to check it out!)...

And voila! Type in what you're looking for and you will find not only a plethora of items relevant to your search BUT you will be able to shop knowing that the seller's are vetted members of the Vintage Fashion Guild! Sweet? Indeed. We're still tweaking it so keep checking back as we add members and we all work on our listings to make sure you find what you need!

A VFG*** Must See*** Exhibit Brooklyn

"Modern Cuff" bracelet, 1948

"From Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith" is on view at the Brooklyn Museum through May 17, 2009.

This exhibition honors the gift of twenty-one pieces of silver and gold jewelry created by the Brooklyn-reared modernist jeweler Arthur Smith (1917–1982), primarily from Charles Russell, Smith’s companion and heir.

The presentation of Art Smith jewelry is enhanced by archival material from the artist’s estate, such as sketches, the original shop sign, Smith’s tools, and period photographs of models wearing the jewelry, along with thirty pieces of modernist jewelry from the permanent collection by such artists as Elsa Freund, Claire Falkenstein, Ed Weiner, and Frank Rebajes.

Inspired by surrealism, biomorphicism, and primitivism, Art Smith’s jewelry is dynamic in its size and form. Although sometimes massive in scale, his jewelry remains lightweight and wearable. The jewelry dates from the late 1940s to the 1970s and includes his most famous pieces, such as a “Patina” necklace inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder; a “Lava” bracelet, or cuff, that extends over the entire lower arm in undulating and overlapping forms; and a massive ring with three semi-precious stones that stretches over three fingers.

Trained at Cooper Union, Art Smith, an African American, opened his first shop on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village in 1946. One of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century, Smith was also an active supporter of black and gay civil rights, an avid jazz enthusiast, and a supporter of early black modern dance groups.

September 1***VFG Fashion Parade***Pop Patterns

Call it Op Art or Pop Art, it's all about bright pops of color and geometric shapes.

60s Yves Saint Laurent Pop Art Dress M ML Licensed copy sold at Holt Renfrew from
MERCHANTS of VINTAGE at Specialist Auctions
, note the silhouette of the woman draped across!......

Vera scarf from RETROVISION Vintage on etsy, ....

And from TASYVINTAGE, a late 1960s psychedelic silk Colin Glascoe dress....

Check out more artsy vintage on the VINTAGE FASHION GUILD weekly Fashion Parade!