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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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Perk Up!

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Perk Up!

  A vintage sweater can really put some va-va-voom into your wardrobe! We've got the perfect sweaters here and here. Maybe a bullet bra?   -XOXOXOX, 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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Bikinis!

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Working on a number of fantastic bikinis (and more swimwear to come!) from the 1970s tonight- see them here, and behold the allure of the hip hugger, halter top bikini from the early 1970s below!  

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Architecture

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Architecture

This new Gothic architecture inspired collection by Guo Pei is SO brilliant and gorgeous! I love the idea of using architecture design in fashion. Seems it's not something only recently done...scroll down for some older examples!        Henry Van de Velde was an architect and artist who was not satisfied with what society in the late 19th Century told him to do. He was born in Amberes, Belgium, and his designs helped launch the trend known as Art Nouveau these days. Besides be known for designing cottages and houses following the Art Nouveau modern trends, he also built museums, invented furniture and was one of...

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