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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.

Fashion Fridays! Vintage Inspired Pretty Pink Fashions by Gucci & Oscar de la Renta

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Here are some new vintage inspired designs that are modern and sophisticated twists on the vintage gems from the movie Pretty in Pink.

Gucci blush lame kimono-style gown.

You can purchase this new gown for $3,500- from Net-A-Porter

Oscar de la Renta two tone pink brocade dress.

You can purchase this new dress for $2,990- from Net-A-Porter

This post was originally published on January 10, 2014.

Pretty In Pink Style: Iona versus Andie

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Whose style do you prefer in the movie Pretty in Pink? Andie or Iona?

Hands down I prefer Iona’s punky vintage look.

The Siouxsie Sioux-esque cheongsam ensemble...

Film noir-esque Forties ensemble with the red snood...

Pink formal with beehive hairdo...

Siouxsie Sioux-esque rubber dress and mohawk...

I love all of her outfits except when she goes square and changes her look when she dates the veterinarian...

The only Andie outfit I recall liking was the pink kimono and pajamas she wears while in her bedroom planning her prom dress...

Whose style do you prefer?

This post was originally published on January 6, 2014.

Vintage Brady Bunch Era Boy's Shirt

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Lately I've been watching Brady Bunch dvds. On one of the episodes that I watched recently I saw Jan wearing a shirt that looked very similar to one that I have at the store. I think that they are indeed the same shirt. Check it out...

Deadstock early 1970's boy's shirt.

Chest: up to 32"

You can purchase this vintage shirt for $24- from Lulu's Vintage Store (916 West Burnside Street).

This post was originally published on June 27, 2013.