Romantic 40s Silk Love Story Evening Coat
The weather has been oh so cold here in upstate New York…..makes me want to fade into a good book as soon as the night falls, which is delightfully sweet and early. I still lust after vintage, no matter how cold and how much I crave comfort, how about you? Last week once again I was out seeking vintage. My treasure hunts take me to new and old magical places.
Have just found a lovely vintage 40s black and cream tweed suit with scallops down the center front of the classic fitted jacket. There are also wide split cuffs and finger pockets with flaps…and the classic fitted skirt to match. Simply dreamy! Also….a superb classic-cut fluffy white swing coat happened my way, no doubt drawn to me by my inner cravings. Both of these beauties to be added shortly…just did the photo shoot today….so do keep a look out. Many other new beauties as well….full dresses and cashmere sweaters, sweet skirt and sweater ensembles….I am working hard creating the presentations.
For now, do feast your eyes on this silk Chinese Love Story Coat listed recently:
SHOWING A MYSTIC TELLING OF THE BUTTERFLY LOVERS IN THE GARDEN OF THE THATCHED BRIDGE WHERE THEIR OATH OF LOVE WAS MADE.
The romantic legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai is set in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Zhu Yingtai is a beautiful and intelligent young woman, the ninth child and only daughter of the wealthy Zhu family of Shangyu, Zhejiang. Although traditions of that era discourage females from going to school, Zhu manages to convince her father to allow her to attend classes in disguise as a young man. During her journey to Hangzhou, she meets LiangShanbo, a scholar from Kuaiji (present-day Shaoxing). They chat and feel a strong affinity for each other at their first meeting. Hence, they gather some soil as incense and take an oath of fraternity in the pavilion of a thatched bridge.Keep warm and have fun shopping and wearing vintage!
What could be better than wearing a new favorite vintage outfit as you go out partying? Every treasured garment and accessory is unique saying so much more about you and your individuality. Isn’t it disheartening that so many new styles these days are only remakes of our vintage delights of cherished days gone by? What’s with that? You would think that today’s designers could come up with all new styles to dazzle, instead of borrowing their “new looks” from the supremely innovative ideas of past eras….but they fall short. No slightly changed copy can ever compare with the real thing. And…..if you are a believer of vintage spirit magic as I am …the stories carried in the threads are not there to help create new moments to treasure ….no mystique, no magic….so sad.
Do stop by Vintage Lucy and find a timeless treasure to inspire your Halloween eve and, remember…the holidays and all those family gatherings and office parties are just around the corner. Many new beauties being added weekly just waiting for new homes where they will be cherished. Take a peek at this 40s to 50s deep blue plush velvet dream dress, with matching original shawl, featuring Egyptian style draping in the front skirting and hand-prong-set sequins over ruched bust and set in a star burst pattern on shawl ends. Come to Vintage Lucy and take a closer look with many varied views for each vintage garment.
Wow, we’re deep into summer now, aren’t we? Half the country is baking hot, hot, HOT……. so we have no complaints here at Vintage Lucy Heaven, upstate New York…just dreamy hot enough weather with an occasional cooling shower. The vintage beauties keep coming in…..so we have listed some unique stunners recently, the 60′s culotte set in forest green corduroy, a fancy ghost gray evening pantsuit dress with silver beaded trim, a lovely tummy-showing tropical full skirt dress from Indonesia, and a very striking Canadian 40′s sweater dress set with a dynamic hot melon chevron design highlighted in metallic gold and creamy white angora….just to describe a few. Do stop by and take a peek…more being listed almost daily now, readying the collection and filling it out for the fall weather just around the corner! Hope you have all been enjoying the crazy summer, or winter down-under…..now we will continue on, playing in the glorious fields our personal vintage wardrobes during the near perfect weather of the favored transitional months, right?
Don’t forget to email when you are shopping Vintage Lucy, so I can answer all of your questions. I do love working with you personally. Send photos of yourself wearing your favorite vintage garments if you would like to share, and of course you know we treasure your suggestions always. Keep smiling and creating your unique one-of-a-kind looks! We are there with you in these endeavors, always offering new accessories, separates and ensembles to add a bit of new spice, whenever you crave it. Thank you for your continued enthusiastic support and business….we couldn’t do it without you!
Just saying a quick “hi” here. We’ve been forever reorganizing after our move to New York. It does take so much time, and just when we think we’re done, up pops another box or new deliveries, then we are at it all over again.
These days the weather surprises us most of the time, one day freezing, the next day it’s 80! What are we vintage lovers to do? Buy for the cold and warm days year round, learn to dress up our light weight cottons with sweaters and tights, boots or sandals? Hmmmm. It is getting very tricky. We best keep a smile on our faces, as the fickle weather gives us great reason to shop and buy what ever our wayward spirit tells us at any given moment. No need to have a plan as these days all plans are rendered null and void. It all opens our inner doors to freedom and fancy in our never ending search for the elusive rare vintage find that will somehow satisfy our dreams for the moment, and transform us to be the unusual trend setters that we certainly are…..”oh vintage, drape us in your mysterious stories!” Vintage Lucy will try hard these days as always to keep up with listing new playful kitsch items along with the elegant party dresses that are so classy and sought after. Stop by and don’t forget to email and ask questions as you shop, as we are almost always here to help and love answering your questions! Will add some new photos of treasures here very shortly, as soon as we catch our breath. Oh Happy Vintage Day! I dreamed of vintage last night. Did you?