Celebrity Vintage – Gwen Stefani Vintage Dress c80s Then and Now

Celebrity Vintage – Gwen Stefani Vintage Dress c80s Then and Now

This post is inspired by Gwen Gwen Stefani’s Instagram –   “a special TBT for all you about to go to prom… this is the dress me & my mom made when I was 17, inspired by Grace Kelly’s dress in the movie Rear Window”   I think the term, “Celebrity Fashion Icon” gets thrown around so often that it’s basically meaningless now and almost every celebrity has a fashion line, or ‘sense of fashion’ or a ‘vintage macen. But I venture to claim that if anyone has gained the title-it is No Doubt (hehe, like the pun there?) Gwen Stefani. If there have been any famous person whose fashion I can amazingly find wearable pieces that totally work and at least are relatively near to my physique (and most can agree her body is in shape as opposed to impossibly skinny). Lots of modern design symbols come in the shape of clothing costs, and beauticians, make-up artists with lots of aid by their success, but Gwen Stefani has consistently been the most fashionable lady out there sporting vintage before it was cool, even in High School. Of course, since we’re pretty hot for Vintage around this site we found some reference to Gwen wearing a Vintage Dress to her prom and had to share! That youthful Lady that was so trendy at the ripe young green age of 17? Her name is Gwen Stafani. Her mom helped Gwen created that prom dress collectively, and she claims the inspiration for her Vintage dress was motivated by Grace Kelly’s gown from rear-window. Stefani also had a barbie-doll of Grace Kelly...
1920s Vintage Pinup Photography- Los Angeles Alligator Farm

1920s Vintage Pinup Photography- Los Angeles Alligator Farm

Heey Wayback Vintage Friday! These back and white vintage pinup photos were taken in the 1920s in Los Angeles, CA at the Los Angeles Alligator Farm (the WORLD’S LARGEST ALLIGATOR FARM!) – I thought that must be in Florida, but I stand corrected. These actual vintage photographs can be found at the Los Angeles Public Library – so see the originals for yourself if you’re in the LA area!  The area is part of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood and feature our fave Vintage Pinup style models cozying up to REAL Alligators! Either the alligators were nicer back then or the regulations/fear induced by the creatures is a complete fabrication of modern society. Oh to have been part of the simpler times, black and white fashion-ography (yes, I made up a word just now), when alligators were not scary but simply lunch party friends and ironic photo props – Either way, Vintage Pin-up, Black and White Photography, Fashion, Irony and the ‘surprise’ factor – I’ll take it any day of the week. But especially on FRIDAY! 🙂 Happy Friday everyone!       1920s Vintage Pinup Alligator Farm in LA, References Viral Nova’s Original Alligator Farm LA PostMore Vintage Photos at the Los Angeles Public Library 1920s Vintage Pinup Alligator Farm in LA, Additional Reading Los Angeles Alligator Farm in Lincoln Heights Neighborhood LA – Vintage 1940s Video...
Vintage Treasure Trash on Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay

Vintage Treasure Trash on Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn is home to Vintage 1950s Treasure Trash Old landfill from the early 20th century washes debris and treasure trash onto the golden shores of this beach. Too bad I forgot my sunscreen and swimmies. Dead Horse Bay is a vacant beachfront, located in South East Brooklyn. It is home to no one, set right off Barren Island (appropriately named) and you can’t even get there by train or subway. It’s a little known nugget within the confines of New York City which makes it perfect for Bittynyc, and let me tell you, we are glad we discovered it! Less of a beach and more of a graveyard, Dead Horse Bay has the remnants of an earlier 20th century landfill…Literally. In the late 1800’s it was home to many manufacturing plants turning horses into glue and fish carcass into fish oil. Closed down later due to stench and improbable usefulness (as the rise of auto-mobiles and the descent of dead horses occurred) the landfill was closed right up. I ventured to Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn, almost immediately upon hearing about it. I knew it would be not only a great adventure but one that is slightly off the beaten path of New York City landmarks. You cannot get there directly by train or subway, you can get close though! Take a look at the below New York City transit map, notice the big red circle around Dead Horse Bay and the area surrounding it, what do you notice? (hint: NOT subway lines) I took the 2 train to Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn College then hopped...
Trending Style, Starburst Earrings Affordable on Artly

Trending Style, Starburst Earrings Affordable on Artly

We have found that our Affordable Fashion collection & trending jewelry pieces are often much more expensive on our sites, here’s the latest! Artly has a new section, dedicated to fashionable, new, trending jewelry that is in fashion now and worn by celebrities. Many of these pieces, we have found, are also featured and replicated on other sites with one very big, very important difference – affordability! Our pieces are affordable and we source them that way. The latest almost identical jewelry piece we have found are the ‘starburst’ earrings for sale now on ‘House of Harlow: 1960’. House of Harlow is now featuring the Starburst earrings at $55, on ArtlyVintage.com we have the almost identical pair for only $12.99! Check them out – [su_table] Artlyvintage.com Starburst Earrings only $12.99: Starburst Earrings on ArtlyVintage.com House of Harlow Earrings $55!! >> House of Harlow Starburst Earrings $55...
Antique Engagement Rings: What to Know, What to Love

Antique Engagement Rings: What to Know, What to Love

Antique Engagement Rings are quite possibly, the most romantic engagement ring type there is. Women love antique engagement rings because they are classics – and whether it’s knowingly or not I think there’s an inherent ‘timelessness’ about an antique piece of jewelry that when packaged with the promise of ‘Forever’ makes a quite irresistible combination. If you are shopping for Antique Engagement Rings styles for yourself, or are exploring the world of antique jewelry for a present for your soon to be wife or significant other – than you’re probably wonder what styles are out there, whether antique ‘style’ is just as good as ‘antique’ (authentic), eras, periods, best place to buy antique jewelry and most importantly how to know for sure if the ring is authentic & quality. The Antique Ring: What To Love Even if you aren’t a vintage or antique enthusiast, there is something wonderful about antique jewelry that speaks to the most fundamental aspect of our nature to preserve, to remember and value our culture as a society. When you see an antique jewelry piece, whether it’s an antique engagement ring or a vintage costume jewelry necklace, you’re bound to envision and ponder where the jewelry came form and who may have worn it or gifted it. In addition, we know that jewelry in the beginning of the century and earlier, was not as manufactured as it is now, so often times each piece is obviously handcrafted and that’s something you can see in it’s authenticity and it’s unique style. Women truly love antique engagement rings & vintage jewelry because it speaks to the heart...
Vintage Hipster Meets Haute Couture

Vintage Hipster Meets Haute Couture

Check out our latest on Polyvore.com! We created a new outfit (or set or whatever you want to call it) and we must admit that it was TOO much fun. Unfortunately, not a lot of engagement on Polyvore, which is a true shame because the site is actually lightening fast and really fun with tons of great additions from contributing fashionistas – definitely much less ‘spam’ and ‘craft mom’ uploads than Pinterest. Has us thinking, maybe Polyvore is the new pinterest? If you’re on Polyvore then follow us / friend us, we’re sure lonely on here…   Vintage Hipster Meets Haute Couture by artlyvintage featuring lace up ankle booties Topshop lace up ankle booties nordstrom.com Chanel gold plated jewelry farfetch.com You can Buy The Top & Skirt on ArtlyVintage.com! [su_table] Designer Vintage Halston Top Vintage Leather Skirt, Retro Secretary Skirt Vintage Leather Pencil Skirt $39.00 Vintage Halston Top – Hipster Plaid $22.00...
13 Reasons Why We Love Miley Cyrus Fashion

13 Reasons Why We Love Miley Cyrus Fashion

Miley Cyrus is one of the most controversial young-adult pop-stars in our media right now – but we can’t deny here at Artly that we think she’s absolutely fabulous. Her fashion sense is totally unique and always draws your eye when spotted in a magazine (or on the red carpet next to you for some lucky folks). She’s also a Vintage Fashion fan which we love. Sure, she has done some silly things on TV, during award shows and some of her music videos are racey – but what is good (or memorable) about being young, famous and beautiful if you can’t break a few rules while you stand in that waning spotlight? Here are 13 reasons why we LOVE Miley! Miley Cyrus – She just doesn’t gif a f&#$. She is straight wearing a bikini bathing suit outfit outdoors to an award show and somehow she pulls this off. Also – who else (no really try to imagine even 1 other person) could pull this outfit off and still look cool? Here are 2 reasons with images illustrating Miley Cyrus’ total independence from popular opinion and judgement – Miley Cyrus is a Vintage Fashion Maven and her look totally rocks it in almost everything she wears. We’re thinking she channels a more rugged & grungier Jackie ‘O’. Bizzaro Jackie-O if we dare to coin such a silly phrase. We’ve collected a series of Miley Cyrus Fashions that represent vintage fashion from the 20s – 80s here in the next 11  images. Somehow she carelessly pulls all these looks off, enjoy!...
Russian Jewelry Designer Defines Artisan – Georgy Rushev

Russian Jewelry Designer Defines Artisan – Georgy Rushev

With mass produced everything,from frozen food to Banana Republic sweaters, it’s no wonder we yearn for the human made and authentic artisan still left hanging in the world. We welcome Georgy Rushev, Russian Jewelry Designer to the world of fashion. Rushev opted out of formal education to full pursue his art, diving head first into luxury fashion, but focusing still on truly unique, handmade, artisan pieces. He is quoted as saying, “When people look at my jewelry, they do not understand how it was made.” (Source: Roman Mitchenko via http://rbth.ru/) We love his work and if Artly doesn’t say so for (herself) – Rushev’s jewelry tends to lean towards a vintage variety style – wouldn’t you say? Maybe Art Deco meets Victorian meets Hipster? We love it....
Splashing Color on Vintage Photography

Splashing Color on Vintage Photography

We came across a selection of Historical, and rather iconic, vintage photography examples that were colored in to look like they were taken, just yesterday. I think it really adds a different perspective to the way we’ve viewed the past – even when I think about the 1920s, (yes sometimes I do sit around thinking about the 1920s – is that weird?) the image in my mind is almost always black and white or that sepia tone from earlier photography. Sort of a parody to today’s idolatry of the past, adding Sepia, black and white tones, aged looking filters to our ‘selphies’ and Facebook photos to set a “Vintage” impression or tone. Adding color to these actual vintage photos is kind of the opposite move. We like it! Check out these artists who specialize in this very ironic, backwards post-editing technique: Here’s our favorites by some of the artists online –   Dana Keller has some amazing examples on her Red Bubble Profile, really affordable pricing too! Dana Keller Klassix Colorizing Vintage Photos Read about this Swedish Artist,Sanna Dullaway Vintage Photography in Color (Note: this site is in Dutch, but it translated immediately for me in Chrome) If you just want to look at her work (which is the interesting part) go right to her profile on RedBubble Here: Sanna Dullaway Vintage Photos...
Artly's Arrow Bracelet, No – TOMS Arrow Bracelet on Harper's Bazaar

Artly's Arrow Bracelet, No – TOMS Arrow Bracelet on Harper's Bazaar

While perusing our favorite fashion hang-outs (online of course) we stumbled across a feature article on Harper’s Bazaar that featured a strikingly similar style of Arrow Jewelry we sell at Artly. TOMS just launched their new online Marketplace with various products, Arrow Bracelets being of their feature jewelry products. Turns out,  here at Artly we are selling Arrow style jewelry pieces too! ..Woot, looks like we’re doing something right. Check out TOMS Arrow Bracelet featured in the Harper’s Bazaar Article below and/or Read here for yourself, TOMS Arrow Bracelet on Harper’s Bazaar   TOMS, the very well known philanthropic company that sells paper towel shoes, has launched TOMS Online Store Marketplace, featuring rustic, interesting jewelry among other things and here at Artly we are totally in love with all of it. In fact, we’re excited about the step up from the napkin sandles and happy to see TOMS is considering fashion while doing all their hero work 🙂 Ok, yes, we’re aware that promoting another jewelry store isn’t very business-y of us. Turns out, Artly just can’t help it – we’re lovers not haters! We especially love that everything you buy from TOMS comes with a complimentary (that means free) warm fuzzy happy feeling inside because  TOMS is eternally dedicated to giving back. For example, the arrow bracelet we keep doting on, provides 6 months of safe transportation for a child in need in Mexico. Our Arrow Bracelet is $16.99, TOMS is $45 – can you tell the difference? [two_fourth][/two_fourth] [two_fourth_last][/two_fourth_last] We know that arrows and angles are in fashion right now, and we totally love this look. Could be...
Vintage Chanel Shoot Insider with Cute Dogs

Vintage Chanel Shoot Insider with Cute Dogs

We loved this Vintage Chanel photo shoot image posted by Jason Bret Wells soo much that we decided to re-tweet blog-post it. Super insider snapshot from a Vintage Chanel photo shoot – two effortlessly perfect models leaning against a white Mercedes, in innocent vintage-style retro wear hold two adorable doggies. Who just happen to be the famous Scotch & Vala duo, two of the cutest dogs in the world (besides my adorable dog, of course) Here’s hoping for more insider peeks & inspiring photos, we’re going to follow Jason Wells on Twitter (hint – you should too) @JasonBretWells Babysitting @ScotchVala for vintage Chanel shoot. I’m now a #showdad pic.twitter.com/Jk4KYgCxpY — Jason Wells (@JasonBretWells) October 25, 2013...
Vintage Fall 2013 New Just For You!

Vintage Fall 2013 New Just For You!

ArtlyVintage.com Vintage Fall 2013 New Products Added including Hand-Made, Fair Trade, Vintage Posters, Tin Bar Signs & More We are launching new products on Artly Vintage, in both Jewelry & Art sections of the site. We’re staying tuned into the trends in vintage Fall 2013 and while, we stay focused to one-of-a-kind unique and hand-picked finds we also want to offer affordable vintage-inspired items in a variety of ways and from a variety of sources. After all, at Artly our purpose is to inspire and provide unique souls everywhere with new opportunities to wear interesting pieces & express personal style. In the Jewelry section, we’ve added new Hand-Made Fair Trade jewelry pieces that are all 100% certified Fair Trade pieces. This means that each piece is hand-made in internationally by individuals who are paid a fair wage, helping other countries prosper and setting the stage for fair work environments. This type of commerce helps the world, society and is simply an ethical way to conduct business. We’re excited and proud to offer these products – we’ve hand-picked affordable pieces we think you’ll love too. In addition, our jewelry section has increased in products to include celebrity style fashion, that are inspired by vintage looks. We are sourcing these new pieces to be in line with new fashion trends including the popular ‘arrow’ look featured in Stella & Dot jewelry lines and worn by celebrities including Anna Kendrick & Rumor Wilson. The only difference is our commitment to bringing you AFFORDABLE fashion – you’ll find our prices much cheaper than their “Stella & Dot” counterparts. Your Vintage Fall 2013 guide...
Vintage Jackets and Blazers

Vintage Jackets and Blazers

Vintage Fashion Guide: Fall Vintage Jackets and Vintage Blazers Even though the summer season is officially over, there’s no reason why you can’t still look haute. Vintage fall blazers should be a staple in every fashion forward woman’s closet, but don’t feel bad if you’re just getting the memo. There are still plenty of places to shop, and endless ways to rock that perfect vintage fall blazer. It is NOT recommended that you run out to your local Goodwill and grab the first tweed blazer (complete with elbow pads) that you spot in effort to expand your wardrobe. Instead, consider your personal style. Vintage fall jackets can be categorized by decade, designer, fabric or style. Lovers of 70s chic looks will definitely appreciate the pattern-heavy, velour, cropped style of blazers that dominated this era. Vintage fall blazers that originated in the ‘60s still ooze coy sex appeal in an ever-so-subtle way. More than likely, you’ll actually need to go out and try on a few different blazers before finding ones that match your signature style. And after you run like a wild woman, feet pounding the cool concrete while clutching ‘The Precious,’ you’ll probably realize that you have nothing to go with it. Bummer. Perfecting the art of styling and profiling with vintage fall jackets requires you to be authentic. In other words, don’t try to fake it. If you just throw your blazer over a t-shirt and a pair of jeans, you’ll look, well, thrown together. Find a couple of nice tops, some tasteful jewelry, and call it a day. After you’ve given your look the final approval,...
Breakfast At Tiffanys c1960

Breakfast At Tiffanys c1960

Breakfast at Tiffany’s New York City 1960s Poster. Your Mid Century Attempt at “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” for Broadway, oh and Mary Tyler Moore Starred in it, this feature did not do well among critics and fans alike, which seems to be the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Broadway curse.  The latest broadway release of “breakfast at Tiffany’s” starred Emilia Clarke who was FANTASTIC (also she is one star in Game of Thrones) but still the performance overall received very bad reviews. The story has a hard time translating from the classic screen or the book properly. It seems only Audrey Hepburn can play it right, and obviously it’s hard to argue with that until it is performed better. c1960 Poster Breakfast at...
Cowboys, Colorado and El Mercado Antiques

Cowboys, Colorado and El Mercado Antiques

I am one out of 1.63 million, daily commuters into New York City. We rely on a mass transit system relying on us masses. We never fail to disappoint, rest assured we’ll be poked, pushed, prodded, waiting, pushing, waiting, strange man is staring, strange woman accosting, strange smell from the strange man, until finally we immerse into the crowded and dirty city, but smiling widely and screaming “I love New York!” Well, we aren’t all smiling and screaming, but it is true that somehow the struggle pays debt to the experience and whether dog sled, hover craft or mass transit relied, it is all worth it. I have evolved to the City life, but I still love being removed from it. Not just removed, but landed in a place where the sun is shining, the fields are vast (-ly different from a park bench in Union Square), the grass is green and the cowboys are not just figments of a romantic ideation. Where does such a place exist? Look towards the Western skies and affordable housing – you will see it clearly, Colorado. The sun appears to shine brighter in Colorado and nights feel cool and crisp, even in summer. When sun sets, air is dry and the sky reveals a spectrum of stars brighter than the Empire State Building’s LED Light Show on Independence Day. (fun fact – the Empire State Buildings LED Tower lights have 16.7 Million different color possibilities.) I’ve been to Denver every year for the past 7, skipping one or two here or there. Some of my favorite scenes are the small and provincial...
Vintage Magazine Cover Art, Vanity Fair

Vintage Magazine Cover Art, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair, a now well known and widely spread modern magazine featuring starlets, celebrities, models and arists alike, was once in the early 1900s a literary reference, “a place or scene of ostentation or empty, idle amusement and frivolity.” Vintage Vanity Fair Cover Art Prints Sale! Vanity Fair Cover Art Print – At Races $49.99 $31.29 Sale! Vanity Fair Cover Art, Ballroom Dancing $36.99 $32.99 Sale! Vanity Fair Cover Art Print – Picnic in Rain $49.99 $31.99 Sale! Vanity Fair Cover Art Print – 19th Century Clown $36.99 $32.99 Vanity Fair Cover Art Print – Boating Couple $12.99 LIFE Cover Art Print- Vintage Flappers $12.99 Shop All Vintage Vanity Fair Cover Art Originally a men’s magazine, called “Dress” the publication was purchased in 1913 by Conde Montrose Nast (ring a bell?) and renamed, “Dress and Vanity Fair.” In 1935 however, as a result of the great Depression, the magazine was closed and combined with Vogue Magazine, also owned by the same enigmatic publishing genius – Mr. Nast. In 1981 that the magazine returned to the masses of Magazine readers as more simply just, “Vanity Fair.”. This fact makes the original prints, from “Dress and Vanity Fair” 1920s cover art, photographs and periodicals priceless pieces of history. Artly Vintage has hand picked the Vanity Fair cover art and advertising from these 1920s versions of the now Vintage Magazine and revived it through artistic illustration to create high resolution, vintage art prints for reproduction as posters, canvas prints or post cards. [info]The images below are original re-creations of Vanity Fair Cover Art, each image is as close as possible to the...
Vintage Valentines 1920s

Vintage Valentines 1920s

Hello Lovers and Huggers and Snugglers! Vintage Valentines are the coooolest, check out some that we’ve gathered below, all from early 1900s and authentic Vintage Images. Looking for inspiration for a unique Valentine for your sweetie? Look no further these Vintage pieces are fabulous. We also made sure to gather only copyright free, restriction free images, making sure the copyright was expired or the use was open domain. so if you’re looking for Valentines day Vintage textures, Vintage fonts, imagery, interesting copy or you just want to go ahead and print the valentine as is, you’re free to do so! Photo of 3 valentines pinned to wall, c1904 from Chicago Daily News. c1890 Green Lace Valentine, gift from William Pringle. Quotation inside card: “So strong’s the flame of love for thee that in my heart doth burn, this world to me were paradise didst thou but love me in return.” Girl and Boy on swing, Valentine Photo from Chicago Daily News in 1911 Vintage Valentine 1909 Doggy Valentine. the M Davis Co. Boston Vintage Valentine c1909, Lace Detai and Oval center with hand-cut star pieces of paper. Text reads: “Forever Yours” inscribed. Lace paper, fountain, mandolin player, vintage paper valentine inscribed, “To Margaret” Vintage Paper Valentine Drawing, c1912. Hand drawn with pencil on paper. Origin is from the Harris & Ewing Collection: Congressional Union. 1920s Vintage Valentine Exact Date: c1919 the M Davis Co. Boston Vintage Valentine Card c1919 the M Davis Co. Boston. “All The Compliments I Think” Vintage Valentine Postcard, 1909 Leap Year. Copyright 1904 by G. T. Channing. Antique c1861 Composite of scenes showing buying and...
Metal Wall Art Fair Trade From Haiti

Metal Wall Art Fair Trade From Haiti

Haitian Artists use Steel Oil Drums as a medium, hammering the hard steel once used to encase oil into intricate and beautiful Wall Art sculptures. The pieces are each handcrafted from recycled, repurposed oil drums and signed by the original artist of origin Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. The area is known for it’s lively creativity and exuberant Haitian Culture, where culture, history and origin are able to co-exist in today’s modern world. The area is said to echoe with sounds of hammering metal, like determined wind chimes from the villages creating unique metalwork from oil drums and other recycled materials. Taking so little and giving back so much! These Wall Art pieces are for sale on our site, the artists are Eugene Jacques and Carlos Brutis of Croix des Bouquets, Haiti and each piece is signed by the artist himself. Enjoy! View All: Metal Wall Art Fair...
Vintage Brand Fishel Nessler Vintage Jeweler Attempts Suicide in 1910

Vintage Brand Fishel Nessler Vintage Jeweler Attempts Suicide in 1910

Ok, so I know it’s morbid, but it’s interesting and relevant – New York Times article from 1910 headline reads Headline: “Bankrupt Jeweler Swallows Poison” Henry W. Fishel head of large (jewelry) manufacturing firm attempts to end his life. You can read the full article on: Fishel Nessler Jeweler Suicide Attempt at New York Times Archives. Also, check out the image below for a snippet of the article Another fun historic find on this company – an original patent by Henry Fishel of Fishel Nessler in 1910 (gotta love Google!) Fishel and Nessler is now a cult vintage classic brand and sought after as collectible jewelry and fun costume wear. Their last patent was in 1922 and their pieces reflect the time as art nouveau, classic. Based out of New York City this brand has tons of “provenance.” We have Vintage Fishel Nessler Products here! Check out our Fishel Nessler Vintage Earrings in package and 18k [logo size=”25px”]Related Products[/logo] 1920s Fishel Nessler Earrings Vintage Earrings $49.00...
Vintage Brands: Star and Staret

Vintage Brands: Star and Staret

Star (1940-1960), Vintage Brand distributed and manufactured by L Heller and Son, Inc in 1940s. “May have been distributed and manufactured by L. Heller & Son, Inc. This company used the trademark Star in the 1940s and 1950s. Another trademark used during that time frame was La Tausca which is usually found on a tag on simulated pearl jewelry. Jewelry often displayed floral and Deco motifs. Marked STAR on the back of pieces. Can be found on the market. Staret (1925-1960) Staret was the trademark of the Star Novelty Jewelry Co. located in Chicago, IL from 1925 to 1947. Manufacturers of rhinestone ornaments and novelty jewelry with very “Eisenberg-looking” pieces. Not too common the market, collectible and priced accordingly. (http://www.bitzofglitz.com/jewelst.htm) [logo size=”25px”]Related Products[/logo] Sale! Mid Century Vintage Lapel Marked “STAR” $29.00...