After a long and challenging winter, the temperature has finally risen to let you leave those bulky coats and jackets behind. Spring truly is in the air with flowers blooming and women wearing colorful outfits and light, sheer textures. How do you stand out from the crowd when there is so much merchandise out there, from high end to fast fashion? Opt for a vintage one of a kind item to have a look that is truly you. Which pretty floral dress from OgoVintage speaks to you?
Spring may be just around the corner, but winter is hitting hard, yet again. Perhaps a late in the season, special sweater, will perk up your spirits and your cold weather wardrobe. This latest bunch of OgoVintage sweaters has been listed at the OgoVintage etsy shop and the OgoVintage ebay store. The grouping includes a Sonia Rykiel velour top with gold button detail, an Oleg Cassini Knit Couture pullover with a lion imprint and suede trim, an elaborately beaded and sequined “Cleopatra” collar knit tunic, Lilly, Malo, M.A.G., and more. Now is not the time to let your glamour guard down… the long, hard winter is nearly at the end.
A little lame’ adds glamour to your wardrobe for day and night. Why not wear a metallic T-shirt, instead of the now ubiquitous sailor stripes, with your favorite jeans? The Michael Kors gold lame’ T-shirt shown below can be worn belted or loose. Grab it at the OgoVintage etsy shop before it’s gone. All of the items shown below are new listings at the etsy shop, each one unique and glam.
L: Wenjili 70s knit gown C: Silver lame maxi sweater dress R: Lord & Taylor 70s Shirt Dress
L: Michael Kors T-shirt C: Rebecca Moses Italian R: Malbe Gold & Silver Cardigan
Vintage 80s maxi cardigan sweater dress
Ruth Chagnon Couture 1960s aqua and gold gown
L: 1960s lame’ floral gown R: Emanuel Ungaro Parallele challis and lame’ chemise
L: Walter Kibby 1950s cocktail dress R: Place Vendome Haute Couture 1980s vintage
L: Sara Fredericks silk cardigan blouse R: Karen Millen 80s red lame’ jacket
The holidays are just around the corner. Whether you are planning to be the hostess for a holiday soiree, or already have invites to choose from, add a little extra sparkle in glamorous lame’.
The word LAME’ is derived from the French word for trimmings of gold or silver. Metallic threads can be woven into part of the textile, or contained throughout the fabric. The metallic thread can be used with any other color, or a combination of colors. Whether you dress it up or dress it down, modern or vintage, a shimmering lame’ will be fun and festive at any holiday event.
Although lame’ has been used in eveningwear since the 1930s, lame’ reached a pinnacle of popularity in the 60s to 70s. Both woven and knit textiles were given the metallic lame’ treatment, providing a variety of textures and silhouettes.
Here are some OgoVintage metallic lame’ items, some not yet listed, some available on Ogo’s ebay store or etsy shop, and some already in the possession of a happy new owner. If any one in particular speaks to you, please email Ogo@OgoVintage.com to stake your claim.
L: Malcolm Starr 60s dress C: Floral lame’ vintage 60s dress R: Richilene Golden vintage gown
L: Silver lame’ 60s pant suit and floral lame’ maxi skirt at the etsy shop
R: Op-art lame’ gown and Krist lame’ orange and fushia gown both sold at OgoVintage etsy shop
L: Caroline Charles Striped lame’ suit C:vintage 50s lame’ wiggle dress
R: 3 piece gold lame’ knit outfit All items at the OgoVintage etsy shop
L: Halston caftan R: Halston pleated maxi skirt, vintage 50s floral dress
L: Geoffrey Beene Maxi Shirtwaist C: Marc Bouwer golden draped gown
R: Vintage 80s metallic blue lame’
Lame’ embellished tops, all available @ OgoVintage etsy shop
Vintage 60s lame’ shoes at the OgoVintage etsy shop
L: Pauline Trigere shirtwaist C: 70s knit Italian gown R: Givenchy lame’ suit
L: 1940s crochet lame’ C: Silver Moire coat looks great with lame’ R: 1960s silver knit lame’ go go dancer micro mini
Don’t forego style to stay warm this winter. The ease of a sweater dress or a knit suit ensemble makes winter dressing easy and practical. OGO lived in Chicago once upon a time, where the wind chill factor dipped way below zero during cold winter spells. Some insulated wool and/or silk blend tights, plus warmly lined boots, lined with fur or a synthetic blend, plus a warm knit sweater dress or knit ensemble, will keep you warm when paired with a good winter coat and layered cardigan or jacket, too. Look for OGO’s upcoming posts featuring warm and stylish vintage and designer coats.
St. John Vintage Santana Knit Suit, coming soon to OgoVintage Etsy Shop
CRISSA Linea Italiana Wool Dress with Vest, coming soon to the OgoVintage Etsy Shop
Sonia Rykiel Knit Jumper Dress, at the OgoVintage Ebay Store
Burdine’s Mod Vintage Wool knit ensemble, made in Switzerland, coming soon to the OgoVintage Etsy Shop
St. John Sky Blue knit dress, available at the OgoVintage Ebay Store
Luisa Spagnoli Italian Designer Dress with ribbed knit top and wool crepe skirt, at the OgoVintage Ebay Store
With the impending winter weather, will you be spending far too much time in your closet, coordinating outfits that are chic and warm? Add some sweater dresses and knit outfits to your wardrobe for quick and easy dressing. Just wear with tights and boots as the weather gets cooler. The sweater dresses shown here will be available on the OgoVintage etsy shop over the next few weeks. If one – or more – speak to you, just email OGO to stake your claim.
Escada Cashmere Blend
Adolfo for Saks 5th Ave., Pallas Handloomed Irish Linen
Missoni dress and sweater, Courreges, Goldworm
Vintage 50s Knits
Vintage lame’ knits
Vintage St. John
Vintage St. John
Lofties Mod knit
Fall is a season of new beginnings. The languid days of summer and surf are ending. The crisp Autumn air brings renewed energy and ambition. You’ll welcome the cooler weather when you are wearing a cozy sweater for work and play. A unique pullover pairs with a skirt or pants for instant chic. A cardigan becomes inspiration for a chic layered look.
T: Jean Paul Gaultier striped sweater B: Christian Dior angora and metallic pullover
T: Galvani op art 60s sweater B: Pringle vintage cashmere sweater
Krizia greedy panda sweater, made in Italy
Quill handknit pictorial sweater
Fifi “Poodle in Paradise” shows embroidered poodles on a vintage 70s sweater how a poodle poses
Yves Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Romeo Gigli, Koos van den Akker
Black cashmere pullover with open lace back
OgoVintage shall be listing designer vintage sweaters to the etsy shop and the ebay store.
Palm Beach is summertime year round. In some seasonal climates, mid August may be the time when the thermometer is peaking as your coiffure is falling. You’ve been wearing your summer favorites for a few months and yearn for something new. The retail stores are fully stocked with cold weather essentials, that you won’t actually be wearing for quite some time. What’s a stylish girl to do? Shop at OgoVintage on etsy, ebay or directly from the website, where OGO keeps the resort and tropical category stocked year round. Whether you are looking for a few special things to perk up your summer wardrobe OR are planning a winter tropical vacation, you can rely on OgoVintage to bring you unique resortwear direct from Palm Beach. Tres chic!
Koos van den Akker Couture Manuel Canovas harem pants Calypso Christiane Celle skirt
Gianfranco Ferre summer pant ensemble Missoni knit maxi sundress
Vintage Floral Sundresses
Roni Bis openwork summer cardigan Tracy Feith felted top
Some of these items are available online at OgoVintage etsy shop or OgoVintage ebay store. Some are not yet listed, so email to stake your claim before it is sold.
Polka dots add whimsy to your look, day or night, summer or winter, bold or subtle. It’s hard to take yourself too seriously when you’re wearing polka dots. Repeatedly on trend, polka dot apparel is an excellent addition to your permanent wardrobe. Here are some OgoVintage polka dot items, some available now on the etsy shop or ebay store, some available directly through the website (email Ogo to stake your claim) and some are past favorites, now in the possession of a lucky new owner.
Oleg Cassini silk dress, Stattner jacquard dot ensemble, Amuleti Italian silk dress
Ungaro silk dress, Oleg Cassini 2-piece, Rena Lange suit, Guy Laroche dress
Missoni silk jersey dress, Randolph Duke silk chiffon dress
Mod dot and striped dress, Mod dress & scarf, Diane von Furstenberg modern shift
Ungaro silk blouse, Escada tuxedo tunic, flocked dots on gold lame’ blouse, Akris jacket
Ungaro dress, Bill Blass suit