CFDA Council of Fashion Designers of America exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Written by ogo on . Posted in Native American & Western Wear

Any museum exhibit featuring fashion, present or past,  informs the public that fashion is not passing frippery, but a form of art in and of itself.  Having said that, some exhibits  raise the bar with rare and exotic apparel and accessories, such as the Iris Apfel “Rare Bird of Fashion” exhibit, which commenced at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America presently has a 50 year retrospective currently on exhibit at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, in which approximately 50 of the 600 past and present members each exhibit one piece.  Those designers with a long and comprehensive legacy could not be sufficiently represented by only one item.  OgoThe Magnificent’s extensive inventory includes dozens of items for each of those chosen designers.

Ralph Lauren exhibited an outfit from the late 70s, from his early Western Wear collection.  Here are some of OgoVintage’s Ralph Lauren vintage western wear, and more current Ralph Lauren western styled items:

 

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Ralph Lauren Western Wear horse shoe shirt

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L:  Ralph Lauren early Western Wear label       R:  Ralph Lauren fringed suede jacket

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L: Ralph Lauren deerskin ensemble          R:  Ralph Lauren suede shirt dress

Kay Cosserat knitwear at the V&A Museum in London and at OgoVintage

Written by ogo on . Posted in Cozy Chic Sweaters, Exquisite Ensembles

Once in awhile a design talent stands out from the rest, and continues to garner recognition, despite the too-early demise of the esteemed designer.  Such is the case with the British textile and knitwear designer, Kay Cosserat, who tragically passed away at an early age, leaving far too few examples of her striking knitwear designs.  The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has several items of Kay Cosserat knitwear in their permanent costume collection.  Kay Cosserat was a member of the British Royal Designers of Industry.  OgoVintage is fortunate to have a 3 piece Kay Cosserat ensemble, with a full skirt, sweater top, and thick, double layer sweater coat, available on the OgoVintage etsy shop.  Link to the OgoVintage etsy shop listing:

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Exotic & luxurious fiber vintage coats

Written by ogo on . Posted in Elegant coats

Just because  you live in a climate where winter requires you bundle up, doesn’t mean you have to forego style to stay warm.  A jolt of neon orange is a sure eye opener, especially when it is trimmed in a spotted fur (cheetah? leopard? geoffrey fur? Jaguar?).

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Orange wool with spotted fur collar & cuffs ETSY OgoVintage listing

A true luxury fiber is your own little secret.  The concept of adding a fur fiber to a woven textile was popular during the mid 20th century.  Perhaps these luxe fabrics are too costly for today’s market.  Here are several options to choose from, each is in exceptional vintage condition and available at OgoVintage ETSY shop.  The photos are linked to the etsy listings for your convenience.

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Seal Fur (10%) and Wool (90%) 1940s coat

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Rare 80% cashmere 20% mink fur fiber vintage 50s coat

Will you give your heart away, on this Valentine’s Day?

Written by ogo on . Posted in Hearts and Roses

Heart apparel for Valentine’s Day is too silly for the sophisticated stylish gal… except when it is fine European cocktail or unique couture.  Currently available for purchase at the OgoVintage store on ebay, here are two remarkable heart dresses to consider.

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Sonia Trussardi Sepe bias cut heart dress will fit a range of small to medium sizes.

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C. Randall Brooks vintage tulle confection, in pristine condition.  Embroidered hearts adorn the tulle, which is edged in ribbon.

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Roses are red…

Written by ogo on . Posted in Lady in Red

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we are reminded that red is the color of passion.  So go ahead, pull that sexy red dress from the back of your closet and give yourself (& “him”) a Valentine’s Day to remember.  No need to reserve red for the winter holidays.  Stand out from that crowd of little black dresses at your next party by wearing red.  Add a pop of red to your everyday wardrobe to energize yourself and those around you.  Here is a selection of OgoVintage items, past, present and future listings.  Etsy shop items are linked to the listings.

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Victor Costa Velvet Dress for sale on the ebay OgoVintage store.

Valentino Vintage silk polka-dot dress sold.

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 Helen Morley guipure lace                                Victor Costa Velvet print

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Helen Morley Cocktail Dress for purchase at the OgoVintage ebay store

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Galanos silk dress and Vintage Velvet Gown, sold at OgoVintage ebay store.

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 Thierry Mugler jacket sold

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The Romance of Lace

Written by ogo on . Posted in Romantic & Seductive

There is a reason why many women choose wedding gowns made of lace.  The glorious Duchess of Cambridge had her friend Sarah Burton, for Alexander McQueen, create a wedding gown covered in lace, perhaps inspired by the lace wedding gown worn by Grace Kelly.  Lace adds instant femininity, on the romantic side in white or pale colors, and on the seductive side when done in black or a jewel tone.  Here are a few OgoVintage lace treasures, with the caption linked to the Etsy shop and the ebay store items available at the OgoVintage ebay store.

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Pat Crowley, Dublin, Ireland, Gold Lace Overlay with apricot liner available at OgoVintage ebay store.

Vintage Black Lace Flamenco styled gown available at OgoVintage ebay store.

Arango Red Lace vintage 80s salsa dress sold.

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Vintage 1980s Tango Dress         Dorothea Skirt                    Tiered Ruffle Blouse

 

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1940s Plum Lace Dress

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Vicky Tiel Couture Jacket with Black lace back panel

A coat of many colors…

Written by ogo on . Posted in Elegant coats

Harsh winter weather is no time to let down your style standards!  Winter weight coats don’t have to be drab.  Here is a sampling of OgoVintage coats that will have you welcoming the cold.

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Yarrowvale Vintage Coat, made in Scotland for John Barr, 5th Ave., NY

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Coral Vintage Brushed Wool Clutch Coat & Lilli Ann Vintage Cocoon Coat

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Palm Beach Socialite’s tweed 60s coat & Valentino Vintage Princess Coat

Elegant jackets… circa 1940s-1950s

Written by ogo on . Posted in This girl is ALL BUSINESS

What the mid-20th century woman lacked in clear opportunities, she gained with the subtle influence of her presence and precision.  That critical first impression was even more important then.  An elegant, exquisitely tailored jacket that suggested seductive curves gave her the maximum impact.  The modern stylish gal has come a very long way since those restrictive times.  Nonetheless, a girl can only benefit by adding a pristine vintage jacket to her business wardrobe.  These jackets are best paired with a classic sheath or pencil skirt.   Each jacket is linked to the listing in the Etsy shop.

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“The Blum Store” Philadelphia navy blue wool jacket, circa 1945

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An original from Lilli Ann of san francisco jacket, circa 1950

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Dan Millstein black wool accented by satin ribbon and bows, circa 1955

 

Dress up!

Written by ogo on . Posted in Dressed to Impress Dresses

There is a season for dressing up in the Palm Beaches.  Concerts, galas, polo matches, celebrity studded parties…  European tourists all arrive for the perfect weather and array of fabulous seasonal events.  Forget the trends, where you risk seeing your dress on several other patrons at the event.  Choose a unique and stylish vintage piece from OgoVintage, where style transcends fashion.  Take a trip with Ogo to choose this season’s offerings from OgoVintage’s vast inventory.

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Lush velvets, beautiful brocades

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Devore burn-out, shibori silks

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Glam furs from bygone eras – 30s big cat cape & muff

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White, Cream, Candlelight, ivory for winter galas and springtime brides

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Lace, beadwork, silk jersey & chiffon

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