12.31.2013

Gloves from Dandelion Vintage worn by actress Margaux Billard in music video

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Gloves from Dandelion Vintage!
Actress Margaux Billard  wears gloves that she purchased from Dandelion Vintage in this video for John Newman -

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CfihYWRWRTQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DCfihYWRWRTQ




Find Margaux on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MargauxBillardx?fref=ts
and on Twitter - https://twitter.com/MargauxxBillard






12.21.2013

Merry Christmas from Dandelion Vintage!

 
 



Merry Christmas to all of my friends and fellow vintage lovers!
I hope that you have a great holiday.
Gus is excited, Harlow is kind of a Christmas Grumpus!




12.20.2013

Website update - Vintage Slips, Nightgowns and Dresses




** 3 Vintage Nightgowns from the 1960s, 1970s -  http://www.dandelionvintage.com/16-6.html

** 5 Vintage slips, includes two with feminine and  fab sheer accordion pleats - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/16aa.html

** Vintage robes - all sheer black, Japanese short wrap and lacey Odette Barsa - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/16b.html

** 2 Ivory sweaters from the 1960s - one with appliques, the other with floral print - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/7b.html

** Two Plus Size Dresses from the 1950s - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/plus.html

** 5 dresses from the early/late 1960s - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/6b.html





12.16.2013

Newly reduced vintage - dresses, hats, purses, lingerie and accessories


I just reduced a bunch of vintage stuff on the website, and set them up on clearance pages -

**Clearance Vintage Accessories - reduced to $9.00 and less - aprons, jewelry, hankies and gloves - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/sale-odds.html

**Clearance Vintage Hats - Reduced to $10 and less - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/9m.html

**Clearance Vintage Lingerie - reduced to $12.00 and less - slips and girdles -  http://www.dandelionvintage.com/16-sale.html

**Clearance Vintage Purses - Reduced to $10 and less - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/12-sale.html

**Clearance vintage clothing - dresses and tops -  reduced to $20 and less - http://www.dandelionvintage.com/6-sale.html






12.09.2013

'The Time Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile'


"What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time?"

I was asked to read and review 'The Time Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile'. Written by Bianca Turetsky, it's the 3rd book in The Time Traveling Fashionista series and it was just published this month (12/13).

It's a fun series, aimed at young readers, but anyone can enjoy it. It's the story of 12 year old Louise, a Connecticut schoolgirl who loves vintage clothing and old movies.

For the 3rd time, Louise has received an invitation to a secret vintage clothing sale, run by two odd and mysterious old ladies -  Marla and  Glenda. She ended up on wild time traveling adventures the previous times that she went to their secret sales, and she is looking forward to another adventure this time too, plus needs a dress to wear to a special dinner party.

At the secret vintage sale she finds a lavender Grecian style gown. When she tries on the gown, it transports her back in time to 1961, to the set of the film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor. Here, Louise finds that she is the assistant to movie costumer Irene Sharaff and ends up in a wardrobe tent full of costumes for the movie, including a whole rack of beautiful gowns for Elizabeth Taylor.

Irene is prepping for a fitting with Elizabeth, who is off canoodling somewhere with Richard Burton. Irene has Louise looking for a gold belt that goes with Elizabeth's dress, but Louise finds an old trunk marked 'Private - Keep Out' and of course she looks inside. In the trunk she finds a very old looking pearl necklace. When she puts on the necklace, it transports her even further back in time, to ancient Egypt, to the palace of the real Queen Cleopatra.

Now Louise finds herself as one of 17 year old Cleopatra's handmaidens. The clever young Queen confides in Louise that she thinks her husband King Ptolemy (who happens to be her 10 year old brother) is plotting to kill her so that he can rule Egypt alone. Her baby sister Arsinoe doesn't like her much either. On top of the scheming and plotting in the Palace, the people of Alexandria are planning on rioting. Louise just wants to get out of here and back to her own time, but Cleopatra took the pearl necklace from her, and that's her only way to get back. Yikes.


Fun, easy read, enjoyable story. I liked the references to fabrics, vintage styles, old movies and designers. Being a vintage clothing lover myself, you wonder about the lives of the people who owned the clothing and jewelry in the past. This gives you a magical little way to see the lives of the people who owned the items that Louise tries on.

I've also read the 1st book in the series The Time Traveling Fashionista   a few years back and enjoyed it. I missed the 2nd book (The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette) but now I feel the need to go back and read that one too.



Check out more of the Time Traveling Fashionista and Bianca Turetsky -

***Website - http://timetravelingfashionista.com/
***Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Time-Traveling-Fashionista-by-Bianca-Turetsky/156738897708892
**Twitter - https://twitter.com/BiancaTuretsky



I wasn't paid for this review, because I have vintage websites and blogs,  I was offered a copy of the book and asked to give an honest review. I'm going to give the book to my local library.