VFG Fashion Parade
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, so why not join us in the Fashion Parades Forum to see what comes by?
May Fashion Parade Themes
May 13~ Tribute to Lilly Pulitzer Soon after their marriage in 1952, Lilly and her husband Peter Pulitzer moved to Palm Beach, Florida, where Peter owned orange groves. Lilly made a mess of her clothes squeezing juice at a stand, and we are lucky she did for the inspiration it gave her.
To camouflage the stains, Lilly designed a shift dress of brightly printed cotton. So popular was the dress that she made them to sell and soon was busy selling “Lillys” to the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy as well as other high society elites. Until 1984, the cheerful preppy style of Lilly Pulitzer was available with Lilly herself at the helm of her company, then in 1993 the rights to the shuttered brand were purchased and the style revived. Pulitzer served as a creative consultant in this new incarnation.
Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau died at her home in Palm Beach on April 7, 2013, aged 81. This week we honor her with a parade of Lillys, both items for sale and from our sold archives.
“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.” -Lilly Pulitzer
May 20~ New Wave: Girls (and Boys) Just Want to Have Fun New Wave was the pop music of the 1980s, and the pop style. Colorful and fun, it had a high quotient of vintage inspiration. Big were 1950s-inspired looks, crinolines, bustiers, bubble skirts, winkle pickers, creepers, skinny ties, sweater dresses, slouch socks, lace, black motorcycle jackets, oversized blouses, new romantic styles, bangle bracelets, fingerless gloves, stripes, and boldly patterned prints.
Catch the 80s wave when we revisit New Wave fashion!
May 27~ Purse-o-nality From natural straws and floral fabrics, to brights and pastels in patent vinyl and leather, vintage summer bags will add a touch of purse-o-nality to your warm weather looks!
June Fashion Parade Themes
June 3~ Gear shift With summer coming, it’s time to shift gears with the casual cool of a shift dress. Fairly straight in cut, with an undefined waist that can be cinched with a belt, the cut makes a versatile, easy-going style. Especially popular in the 1960s, you can also see that decade’s shift inspiration in the 1920s.
June 10~ Anchors Aweigh! This week we set sail in our snappiest nautical vintage looks. It’s Anchors Aweigh from head to toe…with a little Hey Sailor thrown in for fun!
June 17~ Splendor in the Grass For many people, picnic season is their favorite part of the year. The food, the fun, the fashions, the weather, the romance…
Come celebrate picnics in all their splendor, from the gingham dresses & bermuda shorts to the floral tablecloths & Hawaiian shirts to the sun hats & sandals (everything but the ants, although some of them may show up too!)
June 24~ Stars & Stripes Legend has it that Betsy Ross stitched up the first US flag. Since its introduction, stars & stripes have been a popular motif. This week we showcase clothing, jewelry & accessories that feature stars &/or stripes forever!