Monday, May 20, 2013
Everybody Loves a Parade! This week: “New Wave: Girls (and Boys) Just Want to Have Fun” The VFG has a parade every day – a VINTAGE parade, that is! Each week the VFG seller members are invited to show off their vintage that fits a theme. Themes change from week to week, highlighting a theme for the season, a particular color or style, or something just for fun. We have some really fun themes coming,
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Each spring and fall the VFG sleuths out the historical influences on modern fashion – the Vintage Inspiration. Designers took 1950s-style full-skirted sundresses out for a spin at the fashion shows this spring, and found new inspiration in black and white, especially mod 1960s looks. With all the eyelets, openwork and cut-outs to be found in spring 2013 collections, it is hard not to think of the vintage ways of achieving these lacy effects. Finally,
Friday, August 17, 2012
Welcome to the Vintage Fashion Guild’s latest addition, the Fabric Resource! VFG member Maggie Wilds (aka denisebrain) has published a collection of fabrics and fabric terms, which you will find under VFG Resources on the homepage. Besides an A-Z index, included are ways to search for your ‘mystery’ fabric and help with finding out what fiber it is made from. This new resource will constantly grow, so be sure to check back regularly!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Early Years Hattie Carnegie (1889 -1956) was born in Vienna, Austria. Her name was Henrietta Kanengeiser. In 1900, she immigrated to the United States, and settled with her family in New York City. There is a famous story that while on the ship to America, Hattie asked a fellow voyager about who the richest and most prosperous people in America were. The answer was, “Andrew Carnegie” and according to the story, young Hattie decided