The devil is in the detail

Written by ogo on . Posted in Dressed to Impress Dresses

Perhaps the silk chiffon has a faint metallic gold topstitch that adds movement and gloss to the dress.  The handpainted silk textile of another turns a dress into a work of art the closer you get.  The intricacy of a raffia hand crochet clearly appears at a distance and up close.

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Vintage 50s raffia crochet wiggle dress, coming to the OgoVintage etsy shop

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Vintage 50s sequin wiggle dress with 3-D beading          Yolanda Hand Painted silk dress

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Countess Alexander Vintage 70s dress               Diane Fres beaded georgette vintage 80s dress

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Pappell jeweled wiggle dress                       Vintage 60s couture glitter tulle ensemble

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Pauline Trigere 60s lame’            Ungaro 80s silk suit          Bill Blass 80s silk faille and lace

Fifi “Poodle in Paradise”

Written by Fifi Poodle in Paradise on . Posted in Fifi Poodle in Paradise

Style icon or shopaholic… you decide!  I am Fifi, a toy poodle, with my own hat collection and a penchant for shopping in Palm Beach.  I also like to travel, play soccer and help OGO seek out the finest vintage treasures.  Welcome to Fifi’s world!

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My very own Chanel tote bag and poodle skirt ensemble

Modeling for OGO and rocking my own Harley Davidson belly shirt

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Waiting for the guests to arrive on Christmas Day – dressed as Fifi Santa

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A Worth Ave. Palm Beach shopping spree, visiting (L to R) Valentino, MaxMara, Chanel and Emilio Pucci.

Trending way back when…

Written by ogo on . Posted in Oldies but Goodies

Some trends capture our attention over and over again.  Sometimes, the style returns as an ode to retro charm.  Just as often, a style bears repeating as the latest trend… think Valentino red or Yves Saint Laurent “le smoking”.  OgoVintage will help you build a timeless wardrobe that is as unique as you are.

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60s lime lace         50s nude lace         40s Dana Meadors  coral top    40s Jay-Nee Chinoiserie

50s fresses 5-21-08

1950s yellow roses              1950s embroidered shirtwaist              1950s Candi Jones

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40s blue sandal                         50s cozykins                       50s D’Antonio pumps

3-16-13 oldie purses

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Suede deco purse                                                                  Bakelite Brocade handbag

Gigi handmade 50s mule                    Popolinos Jeweled Flats          60s Silver Lame’ Pump

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60s Jeweled Knit             50s flocked wiggle dress               70s Sonia Rykiel satin backed crepe

Pretty in Pink

Written by ogo on . Posted in Pretty in Pink

Now that the weather has warmed up, you can pack away those wintry coats and sweaters and celebrate spring by letting your feminine side run wild.


Emilio Pucci EPFR caftan dress      Gotham 1950s gown        John Kloss for Cira 1970s gown

There are so many shades of pink, to flatter any skintone, to wear day or night, at home and away.

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Emilio Pucci 1960s silk jersey dress   Randolph Duke sequined jeweled on mesh gown

Ogo is pleased to offer a selection of pretty pink dresses, ensembles, and more, some available right now at the OgoVintage ebay store or etsy shop, and a few sneak peeks of pretty items soon to be listed.


1930s Slipper Satin Embroidered Ballet Pink Gown, coming soon to OgoVintage Etsy shop


Malcolm Starr 1960s   Vera Wang Satin Gown    Knit Lame’ 1970s at OgoVintage ebay store

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L:  Andora 1950s dress, hand fashioned beadwork from Hong Kong linked to the etsy shop listing

C:  Shibori handpainted silk chemise 1980s   linked to the etsy shop listing

R:   Goldworm 1960s dress, made in Italy   linked to the etsy shop listing


L:   Thai silk tunic at the OgoVintage ebay store

C:  Mirella Carvorso tunic jacket & pants ensemble, coming to the etsy shop

R:  Emilio Pucci silk jersey blouse, coming to the etsy shop

April showers bring MAY FLOWERS!

Written by ogo on . Posted in Brighter than springtime

Celebrate spring by wearing floral dresses in pretty colors.  Time to pack away your coats and woolens, grab that self-tanner, step up your fitness regimen and pay attention to flowers blooming all around you.

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L:  Hanae Mori silk ensemble, linked to etsy shop listing

R:  Martha Palm Beach Italian silk dress, linked to etsy shop listing

New York City is ablaze with flowering trees and annual bulbs, such as tulips and crocus.

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New listings in the etsy shop…

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L:  Alix of Miami 50s day dress, linked to the etsy shop listing

R:  Peck & Peck “Lilly-esque” vintage dress

More long awaited New York City blooms…

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Florals for any occasion…

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L:  vintage 60s silver floral lame’ maxi, linked to the etsy shop listing

C:  Alex Colman vintage 60s maxi skirt, linked to the etsy shop listing

R:  Emanuel Ungaro Parallele floral suit, from the OgoVintage ebay store

Palm Beach style

Written by ogo on . Posted in Resort & tropical

The women of Palm Beach know the secrets of casual resort dressing, with comfort AND glamour in mind.  The first rule is comfort, as seen in this vintage THE LILLY Pulitzer pleated caftan.  Toss this caftan over your swimsuit for afternoon cocktails poolside or wear it at a romantic al fresco dinner for two.


THE LILLY vintage caftan available on the OgoVintage etsy shop

Versatility is an important component of Palm Beach resort style.  A wrap skirt that moves easily from poolside to lunch with friends is chic enough to pack for a winter tropical trip.  At OgoVintage, you may choose between the BILL BLASS red wrap ruffled jersey or the black and white border print St. Maxine by Anthony Perrotti, both circa 1970s and in pristine vintage condition.


BILL BLASS red vintage skirt with Oscar de la Renta ribbon jacket @OgoVintage etsy shop


St. Maxine designed by Anthony Perrotti @ OgoVintage etsy shop

Add instant style by layering this vintage Oscar de la Renta sheer jacket over your bathing suit poolside or over a cotton sundress for an afternoon of shopping on Worth Ave.


Oscar de la Renta vintage georgette sheer jacket with ribbon trim @OgoVintage etsy shop

Palm Beach Style Icon Lilly Pulitzer

Written by ogo on . Posted in Resort & tropical

Palm Beach socialite Lilly Pulitzer [Rousseau] passed away earlier this month, leaving a legacy of whimsical, brightly colored print apparel and accessories.  Visiting Palm Beach as a tourist?  Slip into a Lilly Pulitzer dress or tunic, slip on a pair of [Jack Rogers] sandals and you’ll pass as a local. lilyel1d

The Lilly vintage sundress converts to a skirt, @ OgoVintage etsy store, linked to listing. 

Lilly Pulitzer became an accidental fashion designer in the early 1960s, when she created a few colorful print dresses for herself, to wear at her orange juice stand in via Mizner, Palm Beach.  Palm Beach fashionable socialites, including Jacqueline Kennedy, requested some of these colorful dresses for themselves and a fashion empire was born.  The early designs were called “The Lilly”, with junior fashions during the 1970s named for Liza, Lilly’s then teenage daughter.  Lilly’s apparel design company opened in 1962 and closed in 1984.  During the 1990s, the label was acquired to create a fashion empire that extends beyond the confines of Palm Beach, while staying true to Lilly’s design concepts. lillybl1d

“The Lilly” lounging pajamas, vintage 1970s, at the OgoVintage etsy store, linked to listing.

 Lilly Pulitzer fashions adhere to the original design concept of brightly colored, whimsical prints.  This makes vintage “The Lilly” items as up to date as the items arriving at retail locations throughout the country.  A proponent of easy care, Lilly Pulitzer apparel is often washable and drip dry. lillylng1d

The Lilly 1960s hostess dress, available at the OgoVintage shop on lilhalpk1d                   lillyneontp1d                                         lilmens2d

Lilly Pulitzer pink halter dress, contemporary line, sold @OgoVintage ebay store.

 Neon vintage “The Lilly” blouse, sold @OgoVintage ebay store.

 Lilly Pulizer vintage Men’s stuff, soon available at the OgoVintage etsy shop. LTlil1d

  Vintage Lilly Pulitzer cover-up or nightie, available at OgoVintage etsy shop, linked to listing. 

Neon Brights to color your world

Written by ogo on . Posted in Brighter than springtime

Spring has sprung, and neon brights are once again on trend.  Here are some authentic neon originals, each linked to the listing at OgoVintage etsy shop.

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60s mod yellow dress & coat ensemble

60s mod neon orange coat with big cat trim

60s mod Saks Fifth Avenue jacket top

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60s mod orange leather handbag

60s mod yellow woven handbag

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Lola Kay 60s mod ensemble, made in Belgium 

CFDA Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art features a Mary McFadden marii pleated gown

Written by ogo on . Posted in Glamorous Gowns

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Mary McFadden is one of fashion’s true artisans, whose designs were inspired by exotic cultures and historical references.  The “Delphos” Fortuny pleat was the inspiration for Mary McFadden’s synthetic Marii pleat.  The Marii textile is her signature fabric treatment, and the example shown at the CFDA exhibit at the Boca Raton Museum was  one of her Marii gowns.  Here is a selection of OgoVintage Mary McFadden Marii pleated dresses and gowns, some of which are currently for sale at OgoVintage.

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Oscar de la Renta Gown at the CFDA Boca Raton Museum of Art & at OgoVintage

Written by ogo on . Posted in Glamorous Gowns

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The single item chosen for Oscar de la Renta’s inclusion in the Council of Fashion Designers of America exhibit at the Boca Raton Museum of Art is a lavish evening gown, with a black, intricately embellished top and a voluminous bright yellow duchesse satin skirt.  Here are two examples of  Oscar de la Renta gowns available on OgoVintage now.

Oscar de la Renta apprenticed with Balenciaga, then worked with Lanvin-Castillo, and joined Elizabeth Arden in the early 60s,  opening his own design house in 1965.  His designs have been worn by jet setters and movie stars, including Jackie-O.  Fortunately, he has apparel lines in addition to the mesmerizing gowns that he is most famous for.  The items shown below are excellent examples, to add to any wardrobe.

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L:  Jersey Lounging caftan Gown       R:  Iridescent Silk Chiffon cocktail dress

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