the metal zipper- bringing fashion past and present together — catalina

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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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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vogue into spring

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I have a killer collection of vintage Vogue magazines, and I don't mean 1960s….I'm talking 1930s and 40s. I love them so! Just wanted to share some highlights, these from May of 1938.      Coco Chanel             Catalina swimwear…names for prints!       Petty pin-up work for Jantzen  

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