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Manly Mondays! Jimi Hendrix at EMP & Vintage Men's Flares and Bell Bottoms

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During our visit to the EMP museum we also checked out the Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad 1966-1970 exhibit...

Today's Manly Monday post is inspired by Jimi Hendrix style. Here are some rock star worthy flares and bell bottoms that I found to share with you...

You can purchase these Granny Takes A Trip velvet pants with embroidered butterflies for $569.88 from VicAndBertieVintage

You can purchase these purple crushed velvet pants for $35- from RogueRetro

You can purchase these never worn purple pants for $425- from Gabrielas Vintage

You can purchase these two tone velveteen MR. FREEDOM pants for $427.41 from VicAndBertieVintage

You can purchase these brown suede pants for $84- from TopangaHiddenT

You can purchase these appliqued suede pants for $325- from MystikBazaar

You can purchase these brocade pants for $150- from VogueVintageMenswear

This blog post was posted on February 29, 2016. If you have any questions about the vintage clothing items pictured above or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

More photos from the Hendrix exhibit at the EMP...

Fashion Fridays! Alexander McQueen Artful Clutches

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These Alexander McQueen clutches are pure fashion as art with their sculptural embellished knuckles...

You can purchase this new Alexander McQueen clutch for $6,475- from Net-A-Porter

You can purchase this new Alexander McQueen clutch for $3,895- from Net-A-Porter

 

This blog post was posted on February 26, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Hello Kitty at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington - Hello Kitty Fashion

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Today wraps up my coverage of the Hello! Exploring The Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seattle. The exhibit runs now through May 15, 2016.

At the exhibit there were Hello Kitty couture ensembles worn by the models on America's Next Top Model Cycle 18 Episode 8, as well as a Hello Kitty Dress worn by Lady Gaga, and other fun clothes...

Posted below are photos of the Hello Kitty gown worn by Lady Gaga which is made up of collectible plush Hello Kitties...

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Hello Kitty couture worn on America's Next Top Model Cycle 18 Episode 8...

By far my favorite ANTM Hello Kitty ensemble is the structured red and white one posted below...

Other Hello Kitty clothing and accessories...

EMP Hello Kitty sweatshirts for sale in the gift shop...


Hello Kitty at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington - Hello Kitty Art & Graphics

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Who can resist Hello Kitty?!?

She sucks you in with her bold primary colors and clean design.

Today I am sharing Hello Kitty art and graphics that were on display at the museum...

We visited the Hello Kitty exhibit on President's Day- so, it was apropos to see this Hello Kitty adorned Abe Lincoln painting...

Tomorrow I will be sharing photos of Fashion from Hello! Exploring The Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

Hello Kitty at The EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington - Hello Kitty Collectibles

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On President's Day my husband, my daughter and I went to the Hello! Exploring The Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seattle.

I grew up collecting Hello Kitty and have been happy to be able to share my passion for Hello Kitty with my toddler. 

The Hello Kitty display at the museum was vast, covering what I am dividing into three different categories for three different types of Hello Kitty items on display. Today I am sharing what I term collectibles. Items that were massed produced and were/are collected by Hello Kitty lovers around the world. Art and Graphics which consists of paintings, sculptures, as well as graphics used throughout the Hello Kitty display at the museum. Fashion that ranges from everyday items like a cool sweatshirt that is for sale in the EMP gift store to dresses and gowns made by Project Runway contestants and one that was selected to be worn by Lady Gaga.

We are kicking off our Hello Kitty Koverage with Hello Kitty merchandise. Several items that were on display in the cases I own or had when I was a little girl. I continue to add to my Hello Kitty collection, which I now share with my daughter. In fact today I received a package from my friend Naoko, who was my maid of honor at my wedding, and who lives in Japan. Inside the package there was a really cool Hello Kitty stamp set consisting of lots of small stamps, two large stamps, and a stamp pad all housed inside a cute glittered plastic case with a handle.

The first piece of Hello Kitty merchandise that was manufactured and on display at the Hello Kitty exhibit was a coin purse, a replica of which is pictured below...

I had the petite Hello Kitty bubblegum machine posted below when I was a little girl. Something really fun about the display that this bubblegum machine was in at the museum was that there was a pull out drawer filled with little rectangular packages of bubble gum wrapped in wrappers featuring Sanrio characters. The display had little holes perforated in the top of the plexiglass so you could sniff the gum. I distinctly remember the smell of this gum from my childhood.

One of my favorite items at the exhibition was the miniature display case pictured below with miniature Hello Kitty items...It was too cute!!!

Posted below are items to help you up the kawaii in your child's lunchbox...

Tomorrow I will be sharing photos of the Art and Graphics from Hello! Exploring The Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

Fashion Fridays! Heart Clothing by Christopher Kane

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1) You can purchase this Christopher Kane bra for $495- from Net-A-Porter

2) You can purchase this Christopher Kane clutch for $525- from Net-A-Porter

3) You can purchase this Christopher Kane sweater for $795- from Net-A-Porter

4) You can purchase this Christopher Kane top for $1,050- from Net-A-Porter

5) You can purchase this Christopher Kane dress for $795- from Net-A-Porter

6) You can purchase this Christopher Kane dress for $4,490- from Net-A-Porter

7) You can purchase this Christopher Kane skirt for $2,695- from Net-A-Porter

8) You can purchase this Christopher Kane skirt for $450- from Net-A-Porter

9) You can purchase this Christopher Kane dress for $2,595- from Net-A-Porter

 

This blog post was originally posted on February 12, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

I Spy With My Vintage Loving Eye: Vintage Lovers Postcards

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I have a large collection of these postcards. They are referred to as Lovers, Romantic, Couples Postcards.

Pictured above are some lovely examples from online shops based in Paris and Oslo that you can buy from.

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1) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

2) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

3) You can purchase this postcard plus one other postcard for $14.40  from TheVintageProphecy

4) You can purchase this postcard for $18- from TheVintageProphecy

5) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

6) You can purchase this postcard for $6- from TheVintageProphecy

7) You can purchase this postcard for $4.80 from ParisBookandPaper

8) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

9) You can purchase this postcard for $18- from TheVintageProphecy

10) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

11) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

12) You can purchase this postcard for $4.80 from TheVintageProphecy

13) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

14) You can purchase this postcard for $14.40 from TheVintageProphecy

15) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

16) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

This blog post was originally posted on February 10, 2016. If you have any questions about these items of would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

I Spy With My Vintage Loving Eye: Heart Adorned Vintage Clothing

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1) You can purchase this heart dress for $178- from BirthdayLifeVintage

2) You can purchase this heart dress for $85- from ItsDarlingVintage

3) You can purchase this heart dress for $78- from TwoVintageLadies

4) You can purchase this heart dress for $45- from VintageCosmopolitan

5) You can purchase this cape with a heart, people and flowers for $64- from BirthdayLifeVintage

6) You can purchase this heart cape for $38.25 from TrendyPantsVintage

7) You can purchase this heart cape for $74- from CoverallDoll

8) You can purchase this heart top for $64- from LuxieVintage

9) You can purchase these heart shorts for $84- from TopangaHiddenT

10) You can purchase this skirt with hearts, birds, and flowers for $98- from BirthdayLifeVintage

11) You can purchase these heart jeans for $65.60 from PowderVTG

12) You can purchase this heart skirt for $88- from Jumblelaya

13) You can purchase this dress with hearts and people for $84- from RoseleinRarities

14) You can purchase this heart and flower dress for $30- from TheStyleAsylum

15) You can purchase this heart dress for $35.52 from HoneyChildLoves

16) You can purchase this heart dress for $58- from InheritedAttire

 

This blog post was originally posted on February 9, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Manly Mondays! Commes des Garcons "Play" Heart Adorned Clothes & Sneakers

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1) You can purchase this Commes des Garcons cardigan sweater for from Nordstrom

2) You can purchase this Commes des Garcons polka dot v-neck sweater for $495- from Nordstrom

3) You can purchase this Commes des Garcons v-neck sweater for $350- from Nordstrom

4) You can purchase these Commes des Garcons x Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers for $125- from Nordstrom

5) You can purchase these Commes des Garcons x Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers for $137- from Nordstrom

6) You can purchase these Commes des Garcons x Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers for $120- from Nordstrom

7) You can purchase this Commes des Garcons t-shirt for $125- from Nordstrom

8) You can purchase this Commes des Garcons long sleeve t-shirt for $160- from Nordstrom

9) You can purchase this Commes des Garcons polo shirt for $165- from Nordstrom

 

This blog post was originally posted on February 8, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Fashion Fridays! That's Amore by Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Lanvin & Givenchy

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Working across the grid, from one row to the next, left to right.

1) You can purchase this Chinti and Parker sweater for $575- from Net-A-Porter

2) You can purchase this Dolce & Gabbana Je t'aime Maman sweater for the sale price of $1,397- from Net-A-Porter

3) You can purchase this Miu Miu sweater for $1,045- from Net-A-Porter

4) You can purchase this Bella Freud Pop Heart sweater for $445- from Net-A-Porter

5) You can purchase this Alsion Lou Love U earring set for from Net-A-Porter

6) You can purchase this Alsion Lou Eye Heart U bracelet for $1,785- from Net-A-Porter

7) You can purchase this Alison Lou finger bracelet for $3,500- from Net-A-Porter

8) You can purchase this Jennifer Meyer heart ring for $3,750- from Net-A-Porter

9) You can purchase this Dolce & Gabbana Amore necklace for the sale price of $1,485- from Net-A-Porter

10) You can purchase this Stephen Webster Love ring for $1,800- from Net-A-Porter

11) You can purchase this Jennifer Meyer Je T'aime ring for $650- from Net-A-Porter

12) You can purchase this Jennifer Meyer Love You earring set for from Net-A-Porter

13) You can purchase this Lanvin Love box clutch for $3,990- from Net-A-Porter

14) You can purchase this Dolce & Gabbana Amore clutch for $7,995- from Net-A-Porter

15) You can purchase this Dolce & Gabbana heart bag for $14,500- from Net-A-Porter

16) You can purchase this Givenchy I Feel Love pouch for $670- from Net-A-Porter

 

This blog post was originally posted on February 5, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

I Spy With My Vintage Loving Eye: Vintage Heart Jewelry

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1) You can purchase this heart bracelet for $360- from RagNBoneVintage

2) You can purchase this puffy heart bracelet for $350- from SilverHillz

3) You can purchase this heart bracelet for $399.99 from WilsonBrothers

4) You can purchase this heart bracelet for the sale price of $510- from Camellia Collection

5) You can purchase this micro-mosaic brooch for $32- from AntiqueJewelryForFun

6) You can purchase these micro-mosaic earrings for $32- from ZephyrVintage

7) You can purchase these micro-mosaic earrings for $29- from PipitVintage

8) You can purchase this micro-mosaic brooch for $19.95 from MademoiselleChipotte

9) You can purchase this micro-mosaic necklace for $26- from FawnwoodFound

10) You can purchase this micro-mosaic necklace for $145- from MosaicsandJewelry

11) You can purchase this micro-mosaic necklace for $95- from MosaicsandJewelry

12) You can purchase this micro-mosaic necklace for $125- from

 

This blog was originally posted on February 4, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

I Spy With My Vintage Loving Eye: Vintage Valentine Heart Hankies

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1 & 2) Unfolded the hanky has flowers, bows and letters. Folded the hanky says My Valentine. You can purchase this hanky for $28- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics 

3 & 4) Unfolded the hanky features a center of flowers. Folded the hanky has a heart. You can purchase this hanky for $28- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

5) Be My Valentine hanky. You can purchase this hanky for $40- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

6) This hanky has the sentiments Just You, Dear, Forever alongside the hearts. You can purchase this hanky for $28- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

7) Blue and white daisies inside of heart hanky. You can purchase this hanky for $26- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

8) This hanky features a print of heart shaped candy boxes. You can purchase this hanky for $32- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

9) Novelty shaped hanky with four bold red hearts in the middle. You can purchase this hanky for $28- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

10) This hanky is covered in Be my Valentine and Love. You can purchase this hanky for $28-from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

11) This hanky says To You, Be Mine. You can purchase this hanky for $26- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

12) Novelty shaped hanky with four large hearts. You can purchase this hanky for $28- from Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics

This blog post was originally posted on February 3, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

I Spy With My Vintage Loving Eye: Vintage Heart Ribbon & Trim

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1) Red, and green hearts and flowers ribbon. You can purchase 1 meter for $3- from SeaWaterArt

2) Yellow and green hearts and flowers ribbon. You can purchase 1 meter for $3- from SeaWaterArt

3) Yellow, pink and blue heart ribbon. You can purchase 1 yard for $5- from TrimsfromEurope

4) Red, yellow, white, green and blue hearts and flowers ribbon. You can purchase 200 yards for $99.95 from DecoDerm007

5) Navy blue, red, green, white and yellow hearts and flower ribbon. You can purchase 3 yards of this ribbon for $3.95 from 32NorthSupplies

6) Kissing couple and heart plant with birds ribbon. You can purchase 3 pieces of this ribbon for $28- from RareRagsandTreasures

7) Black, red, and green hearts and flower ribbon. You can purchase 40" of this ribbon for $3.50 from KitschNCollectibles

8) Choose from two different colorways. You can purchase 3 yards of this ribbon for $5- from SewWhatsNewFabrics

9) Red, white and black flower/heart ribbon. You can purchase 1 yard for $4- from TrimsfromEurope

10) Red, white, blue, and black hearts and flowers ribbon. You can purchase 3 yards for $6- from InchbyInch

11) Red, white, blue and green hearts and flowers ribbon. You can purchase 3 yards for $6- from InchbyInch

12) White with red, blue and green hearts ribbon. You can purchase 6 yards 33 inches for $28- from JosephineMarchons

13) White with red, blue, green and orange hearts and flowers ribbon. You can purchase approximately 8 yards for $12- from Corrnucopia

14) Choose from two different colorways. You can purchase this ribbon for $3.92 per meter from RubanRuban

15) Ivory with gold hearts ribbon. You can purchase this for $3.99 per yard from VintageFrenchRibbons

16) Red, white, blue, and silver folied heart ribbon. You can purchase this for $2.50 per yard from MattesLace2010

 

This blog post was originally posted on February 2, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the sellers. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Manly Mondays! Vintage Heart Cuff Links & Tie Bar for Your Valentine

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You can purchase these vintage cuff links for $64- from SoCalJewelBox

You can purchase these vintage cuff links for $42- from LuxxorVintage.

You can purchase these vintage cuff links for $18.99 from GretelsTreasures.

You can purchase this vintage tie bar for $40- from LadyandLibrarian.

This blog post was originally published on February 1, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Fashion Fridays! Tom Ford Lipstick Clutches & 1950's Lipstick Compact Purse

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An introduction to Fashion Fridays! I have been doing this feature for almost as long as I have been blogging on Lulu's Vintage. In Fashion Fridays! I feature new fashion that is inspired by vintage fashion as well as new designs that I love.

Today I am sharing new lipstick clutches by Tom Ford that seem to be inspired by the lipstick compact purses of the 1950's.

Tom Ford Lipstick Glittered Plexiglas clutch. This clutch is available in Ruby/Wine, and Gold and Brown.

You can purchase this new clutch for $3,950- from Net-A-Porter

1950's vintage glitter confetti compact purse with lipstick.

You can purchase this vintage purse for $75- from Openslate Collectibles

This blog post was originally published on January 29, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

I Spy With My Vintage Loving Eye: 1950's Stiletto Heels & Black Eyelet Gloves

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1950's black suede stiletto heels with silver and white detail.

I love the scalloping on these shoes- it is such a gorgeous detail!

These shoes are marked a size 6M.

You can purchase them for $34- from Denisebrain

1950's black sheer eyelet gloves.

These gloves would be the perfect thing to wear for the transitioning from Winter into Spring to give your hands a little extra warmth and a whole lot of style. 

These gloves are marked a 7 1/2

You can purchase them for $19- from Denisebrain

 

This blog post was originally published on January 28, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Lulu's Vintage Blog 10th Anniversary

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This past Sunday, January 24th marked the 10th Anniversary of Lulu's Vintage Blog!

Today we celebrate the blog's anniversary with a relaunch of the blog on a new platform with a sleek new design!

Of the thousands of blog posts I have done over the past ten years I have transferred over some of my favorites. You can peruse through those by scrolling down or heading over to the Category sidebar. Find out more about me and the Lulu's Vintage Blog and Store by checking out the About section. Head over to the Gallery to check out Lulu's Customers which features photos of my customers from my past brick and mortar stores as well as from shows that I have participated in. Check out the Merchandise portion of the Gallery to get a glimpse of some of my merchandise. Coming sometime in the near future I will be adding Lulu's Store in which you will be able to shop from my extensive collection of vintage online!

Posted below you will find one of three blog posts that I published on my first day of blogging on Lulu's Vintage back on January 24, 2006, Did seeing the movie 2046 leave you In The Mood for a Cheongsam?

The future of Lulu's Vintage blog holds more of my curation of vintage items from around the internet as well as more of today's fashion, art, and design. 

Welcome to the new Lulu's Vintage Blog!

Did seeing the movie 2046 leave you In The Mood for a Cheongsam?

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The cheongsam dresses featured in Kar Wai Wong’s film’s 2046 and In The Mood for Love accentuate and flatter the feminine form.
The cheongsam, as we know it today, originally appeared in Shanghai around the turn of the last century. The modern cheongsam has a high neck and a figure fitting form. The cheongsam is based upon the qipao. The qipao, in contrast to its modern cousin, was loose fitting and was meant to conceal, rather than accentuate the figure.
The cheongsam was popularized in Western society during the 1950's and 1960's as evening and cocktail wear. 

This was one of three blog posts that I published on my first day of blogging on Lulu's Vintage blog. It was originally published on January 24, 2006.

Manly Mondays! Classic Cary Grant Style

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Cary Grant had true style and has influenced the style of so many others.

Did you know that back in the golden age of Hollywood it was common for actors such as Cary Grant to wear their own personal clothing on the silver screen?

1940's blue double breasted wool suit with chalk stripe. You can purchase this vintage suit for $399- from Ballyhoo Vintage Clothing

If you admire Cary Grant and his imitable style, a great book to peruse is...

You can purchase this book starting from $5.98 over on Amazon

This blog post was originally published on January 25, 2016. If you have questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under each photo to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.