That awkward in-between stage

Written by ogo on . Posted in Carry on!, Season-less Dressing

Guy Laroche silk dress with tunic, Averardo Bessi modern art dress, Crinkle silk daisy dress, Jeanne Marc pleated ensemble

Guy Laroche silk dress with tunic, Averardo Bessi modern art dress, Crinkle silk daisy dress, Jeanne Marc pleated ensemble

Summer is soon coming to an end, and the fashion world is already offering Fall’s bounty. What’s a girl to do when the temperature is still rising, yet the pace of life is quickly racing to autumn? The awkward in-between seasons call for creativity and ingenuity. Luckily, Ogo lives in the Palm Beaches, where the art of season less dressing thrives. Which OgoVintage dress or suit is your choice for pre-Fall?
Saint Laurent floral dress, Sonia Rykiel cotton maxi-dress, Saint Laurent polished cotton tunic

Saint Laurent floral dress, Sonia Rykiel cotton maxi-dress, Saint Laurent polished cotton tunic

Babette San Francisco origami skirt suit, Celine polished cotton dress, Burberry Brit pale plaid chiffon

Babette San Francisco origami skirt suit, Celine polished cotton dress, Burberry Brit pale plaid chiffon

Ferretti Jeans skirt suit with ingenious trumpet skirt that unzips to a mini, and Jil Sander candy pink suit

Ferretti Jeans skirt suit with ingenious trumpet skirt that unzips to a mini, and Jil Sander candy pink suit

A selection of Diane Fres boho dresses, one ruffled, one beaded and one  2 piece with a dropped waist silhouette

A selection of Diane Fres boho dresses, one ruffled, one beaded and one 2 piece with a dropped waist silhouette

Spring has Sprung… flowers everywhere

Written by ogo on . Posted in Brighter than springtime

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?

Pretty in Pink 1960s floral chiffon and georgette dresses to dress like a Palm Beach socialite

Pretty in Pink 1960s floral chiffon and georgette dresses to dress like a Palm Beach socialite

50s wiggle dress, Belle France 60s dress and Margaret Smith 60s

50s wiggle dress, Belle France 60s dress and Margaret Smith 60s

Floral Dresses at the OgoVintage etsy shop

Floral Dresses at the OgoVintage etsy shop

Floral Dresses for Spring, 60s, 80s, Ungaro, Mr Dino

Floral Dresses for Spring, 60s, 80s, Ungaro, Mr Dino

Maxi dresses at the etsy shop, 60s, 70s, 80s

Maxi dresses at the etsy shop, 60s, 70s, 80s

In like a lion… out like a lamb??

Written by ogo on . Posted in Cozy Chic Sweaters

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.

Cleopatra's Collar

Cleopatra’s Collar

 

L: Oleg Cassini Knit Couture   R: hand knit alpaca

L: Oleg Cassini Knit Couture R: hand knit alpaca

Sonia Rykiel Black Velour Pullover with gold signature buttons
Sonia Rykiel Black Velour Pullover with gold signature buttons

 

Lilly vintage cardigan with owls, butterflies, birds, and more

Lilly vintage cardigan with owls, butterflies, birds, and more

 

Colorblock suede & knit, aqua Italian mohair cardigan, pumpkin Italian mohair cardigan

Colorblock suede & knit, aqua Italian mohair cardigan, pumpkin Italian mohair cardigan

 

M.A.G. cashmere cable knit and MALO wool chunky knit, both at the ebay store

M.A.G. cashmere cable knit and MALO wool chunky knit, both at the ebay store

 

A little lame’ goes a long way – for night time or day

Written by ogo on . Posted in All that Glitters...

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.

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 L: Wenjili 70s knit gown   C: Silver lame maxi sweater dress    R:  Lord & Taylor 70s Shirt Dress

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 L:  Michael Kors T-shirt   C:  Rebecca Moses Italian     R:  Malbe Gold & Silver Cardigan

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 Vintage 80s maxi cardigan sweater dress

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  Ruth Chagnon Couture 1960s aqua and gold gown

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 L:  1960s lame’ floral gown   R:  Emanuel Ungaro Parallele challis and lame’ chemise

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 L: Walter Kibby 1950s cocktail dress    R:  Place Vendome Haute Couture 1980s vintage

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 L:  Sara Fredericks silk cardigan blouse     R:  Karen Millen 80s red lame’ jacket

 

Holiday glamour in metallic lame’

Written by ogo on . Posted in All that Glitters...

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.

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L: Malcolm Starr 60s dress  C: Floral lame’ vintage 60s dress  R: Richilene Golden vintage gown

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 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

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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

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 L:  Halston caftan  R:   Halston pleated maxi skirt, vintage 50s floral dress

 

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L:  Geoffrey Beene Maxi Shirtwaist   C:  Marc Bouwer golden draped gown

R:  Vintage 80s metallic blue lame’

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 Lame’ embellished tops, all available @ OgoVintage etsy shop

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Vintage 60s lame’ shoes at the OgoVintage etsy shop

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 L: Pauline Trigere shirtwaist  C:  70s knit Italian gown  R: Givenchy lame’ suit

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L:  1940s crochet lame’  C:  Silver Moire coat looks great with lame’  R:  1960s silver knit lame’ go go dancer micro mini

Knit Dresses & Suits to stay warm and chic for winter

Written by ogo on . Posted in Romantic & Seductive, This girl is ALL BUSINESS

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.

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St. John Vintage Santana Knit Suit, coming soon to OgoVintage Etsy Shop

 

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CRISSA Linea Italiana Wool Dress with Vest, coming soon to the OgoVintage Etsy Shop

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Sonia Rykiel Knit Jumper Dress, at the OgoVintage Ebay Store

 

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Burdine’s Mod Vintage Wool knit ensemble, made in Switzerland, coming soon to the OgoVintage Etsy Shop

 

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St. John Sky Blue knit dress, available at the OgoVintage Ebay Store

 

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Luisa Spagnoli Italian Designer Dress with ribbed knit top and wool crepe skirt, at the OgoVintage Ebay Store

 

Sweater Dressing

Written by ogo on . Posted in Cozy Chic Sweaters

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.

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 Escada Cashmere Blend

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Adolfo for Saks 5th Ave., Pallas Handloomed Irish Linen

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Missoni dress and sweater, Courreges, Goldworm

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Vintage 50s Knits

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Vintage lame’ knits

SJ vntg sets

Vintage St. John

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Vintage St. John

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Lofties Mod knit

FALL … for a cozy and sensuous sweater

Written by ogo on . Posted in Cozy Chic Sweaters

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.

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T:  Jean Paul Gaultier striped sweater  B: Christian Dior angora and metallic  pullover

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 T:  Galvani op art 60s sweater     B:  Pringle vintage cashmere sweater

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 Krizia greedy panda sweater, made in Italy

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  Quill handknit pictorial sweater

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 Fifi “Poodle in Paradise” shows embroidered poodles on a vintage 70s sweater how a poodle poses

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 Yves Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Romeo Gigli, Koos van den Akker

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 Black cashmere pullover with open lace back

 OgoVintage shall be listing designer vintage sweaters to the etsy shop and the ebay store.

Summertime… and the livin’ is easy…

Written by ogo on . Posted in Resort & tropical

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!

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Koos van den Akker Couture       Manuel Canovas harem pants      Calypso Christiane Celle skirt

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Gianfranco Ferre summer pant ensemble                  Missoni knit maxi sundress

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Vintage Floral Sundresses

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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.

Happy in polka-dots

Written by ogo on . Posted in Happy Polka Dots

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.

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Oleg Cassini silk dress, Stattner jacquard dot ensemble, Amuleti Italian silk dress

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Ungaro silk dress, Oleg Cassini  2-piece, Rena Lange suit, Guy Laroche dress

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Missoni silk jersey dress, Randolph Duke silk chiffon dress

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Mod dot and striped dress, Mod dress & scarf, Diane von Furstenberg modern shift

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Ungaro silk blouse, Escada tuxedo tunic, flocked dots on gold lame’ blouse, Akris jacket

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Ungaro dress, Bill Blass suit

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