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Make a Splash!

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Make a Splash!

  Direct from Marilyn's Room- a capsule collection of dreamy pin-up-worthy 1950s swimwear! Catalina, Rose Marie Reid, Robby Len-  golden lurex, ruched silk, rhinestones and pearls! Make a splash! XOXOXO- Angela and Marilyn's Room

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Helen Bond Ca-who?

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Helen Bond Ca-who?

This is Helen Bond Carruthers. While not easy to make out the details, she is indeed wearing one of her famous cashmere sweaters appliqued with embroidered pieces of antique textiles. Helen got her start modifying and embellishing plain colored cashmere button front sweaters in the 1950s. After acquiring a warehouse full of antique shawls, she began cutting them up and hand sewing them onto sweaters. She worked from home in Versailles, Kentucky...eventually employing some help to fulfill orders.   There are several signature details present in a true Helen Bond Carruthers sweater. First off- they will always be cashmere, and...

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Picasso!!! From the Archives

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Years ago I had a fantastic bright yellow 1950s Catalina swimsuit with an all over print of birds...doing what the birds and the bees do. It sold and has been long gone. The other day I posted the close up of the print on Instagram to show a friend who loves novelty prints and today someone mentioned that the print is a 1940s work by Picasso. I had no idea!! Behold....  

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Hulitar, Archived

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Hulitar, Archived

From the archives, and happily reunited with the family of Philip Hulitar (a wedding gift from Philip's daughter to her daughter/his granddaughter!). A stunning 1950s gown loaded with beads and crystals.      Shop evening gowns on the website here! 

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Tropical Things Past

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Tropical Things Past

From the archives, an *amazing* black and yellow tropical floral print 1950s dress by Kamehameha of Hawaii....sold in 2006. Mondo exotica!      Shop vintage Hawaiian wear on the website!

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