Category: Editorial

Modeling an Edwardian Lace Dress

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series Carondelet Historical Society Project

Here’s ZiZi modeling an Edwardian Lace Dress. I’ve posted a few untouched close ups of the dress so you can see the intricate details in the lace. It was an amazing piece and required minimal styling to bring a turn of the century mood. I especially loved her poses with the violin.

Read More

1960s Parnes Feinstein Black Dress with attached belt – small – medium

This is such a classic early 1960s sheath dress!
It comes with the belt sewn on, and appears to buckle on the side. It zips up the back with a metal zipper.
Some dust from being stored all wadded up, and the belt could definitely use an ironing! No holes or major flaws that I found, this dress is in excellent wearable vintage condition.
It’s batwinged, so no clear shoulders- I’ve just measured where they seem to fall.
This dress is fully lined and appears to be a heavier synthetic fabric.

Read More

1940s mesh faux double breasted vintage navy blue dress – small-medium

This is a VERY classic and cute navy blue vintage dress… It reminds me of a uniform of some type, that maybe a waitress would wear. It definitely needs a slip because the fabric is so sheer!

I believe that it’s from the 40s because it snaps at the waist (the 2 buttons on the left don’t hold it together), and because this is sheer mesh knit fabric that I’ve seen on other dresses positively identified as being from the late 1930s/40s. The shoulder pads are snap-ins.

As you can see, it’s quite worn, but intact. No holes that I noticed except for the one on the right pocket. I’ve NOT tried washing it.

Read More

Quintessential 1960s dress. Made for a real girl – Medium / Large – Goes perfect with a pillbox hat

OMG, this wine red wool/polyester dress is TOO cute! I’m glad it was the fifth outfit we shot, because we lingered on it and it ended up being our last vintage dress. It’s classic, curvy, and has that quintessential early 60s vibe. It would look even better with a pillbox hat.

Zips up the back with a metal zipper that says “CONMAR USA 4A” and latches at the very top with 2 hook’n’eye fasteners. This dress is unlined, so you will need to wear a slip underneath!

There’s a little bit of wearing small holes under the arms that I’ve tried to show in the pictures. One put has been mended. This shouldn’t show unless you’re doing jumping jacks or dancing with your arms above your head.

Read More

I just can’t stay away from vintage photography

For TOO LONG I did my retro photography as ReverieRevel, and sold vintage as VintageReveries, which was not the best idea as far as branding and marketing goes. There were lots of things wrong with doing retro photography as ReverieRevel: Mainly it was stupid to split it from my vintage clothing and fashions, considering that retro styling and photography so obviously compliments vintage fashion.

To showcase my old and my new work, all of which is pretty awesome, I’ll be posting more blog entries and pictures! So that I don’t post everything all at once, over the next few months I am scheduling some blog entries with galleries of my notable, but not quite portfolio worthy, self-styled retro photoshoots since 2011.

Read More

Subscribe to Automatic Updates via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and automatically receive notifications of new posts by email.

Special Collections:

Pin It on Pinterest