The Gold Standard

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Gold has proven to be a valuable commodity throughout time and place.  Gold implies luxury.  Take a peek at some OgoVintage gowns enhanced by a touch of gold…

Vintage Richilene gown

 

Vintage Siam Silk Gown

 

 

The Golden Rule

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 “Do Unto Others as you would have Others Do Unto You”  Here’s the question… does The Golden Rule apply to our fashion choices?  If you answer yes, you’re about to stir up the style quotient and, hopefully, cause a chain reaction that will improve the day to day aesthetic around you.  Wouldn’t your workday be enhanced if you look forward to how your coworkers  dress?  Wouldn’t a pop of bright color for a winter coat make you and those around you smile on the most dismal wintery days?  Go ahead… turn those heads…shake ’em up, add some glamour to your everyday look.

Vintage Valentino Studio sweater linked to the ETSY shop listing

Vintage Valentino Studio Sweater

 

This vintage VALENTINO knit sweater top pairs easily with casual items, such as jeans, and gives you  more glam power than a neutral top.  The lovely model is shown wearing the sweater with a gold leather skirt and suede boots.  You can create a similar outfit for day by wearing a black pencil skirt instead of the dressier gold leather.   Just listed to the etsy shop, in time for the 2012 holidays.

Whether your choice is a bit of lace, a touch of metallic, or the gleam of some beading,  you’ll walk with more confidence and command more attention day or night.  Watch for OgoVintage upcoming posts about romantic and seductive blouses…

 

All that glitters

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The richness of gold appears on the embellishment of an item, or woven into the textile.  The endless array of goldtone apparel will be festive and decorative for casual or dressy occasions. The selection below is from the ebay OgoVintage store, past and present listings.

 

Marc Bouwer vintage gown available on OgoVintage Holiday 2012

Oscar de la Renta Vintage gown with Gold lace @OgoVintage ebay store

Exquisite Gold Lace on the Oscar de le Renta gown

Frederick Starke London Gold Brocade Opera Coat

Gold & White beaded vintage gown

The front view of the vintage beaded gown… now in the hands of a happy collector

The path to Ogo is paved in gold

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Emanuel Ungaro Parallele Vintage 80s suit

 

Ogo has opened a new store on ETSY, after more than a decade as a powerseller on EBAY.  What better way to pave the path to the new OgoVintage shop than an eclectic selection of gold?  A touch of gold adds warmth and richness to your look.  Each photo is linked to the ETSY shop listing, now in the shop…

Giorgio Sant’Angelo vintage gold metallic sheer jacket over a camisole

Halston 80s gold lame’ pleated evening skirt

 

Gold Brocade Vintage 50s cocktail dress

Once upon a time…

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…there was a little ballerina, who loved the tulle of her tutu and satin of her ballet shoes as  much as she loved to twirl and jump.  The little ballerina grew up to be a dancer, and a lifelong passion for the glamour of the costumes defined her visual world.  Later, while obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at a large Connecticut university, OGOtheMagnificent, the dancer, focused on costume design, spending as many hours in the costume shop as at the barre for dance class.  As you can imagine, there was a small hop, skip and jump from costume design to vintage clothing and ethnic costume collector.

 

 

OGOtheMagnificent began actively collecting vintage apparel and accessories many moons ago, with  inspiration from her dancer/artist friend, dance and costume shop owner, Lady Greene.  Together, OGOtheMagnificent and Lady Greene combed the tag sales, antique shops and charity thrifts between rehearsals and dance classes, at a time when only bohemian artists frequented such places.  In those glory days of collecting, fine Victorian apparel and accessories, authentic 1920s beaded flapper dresses, and other treasures  could be readily found, and thus began a lifelong collection.

 

 

The collection has evolved to include apparel and accessories from the late 19th century to the late 20th century, with an emphasis on mid-20th century designers.   The focus of the collection has been evening wear, in addition to specific genre, such as vintage western wear, mid-20th century Chinoiserie, 30s lingerie and dressing gowns, and more.  Each item has been hand selected by OGOtheMagnificent, and is carefully maintained in climate controlled locations.  With tens of thousands of items in the collection, perhaps your dream vintage treasure is among them.  Please visit OgoVintage again, with a store on ebay and a shop on etsy.

 

Style transcends fashion

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You know it when you see it… inimitable style, that elusive quality that circumvents definition.  Style defies age and fashion trends.  Audrey Hepburn had it, muse to the great Givenchy. Iris Apfel’s unique style is celebrated and emulated, as she inspires young and old well into her 90s.   Style is the magical spark that draws you to a certain look or color or fabric or shape or embellishment or simply a certain something that you know you have just found it.

 

OgoVintage is a destination for all women of style, spanning eras, seasons, and the cyclical nature of trends.  Visit OgoVintage to let your personal sense of style run free.

Provenance top to bottom:  Giorgio Sant’Angelo 70s wrap colorblock dress,  Adele Simpson 60s black tulle dot gypsy ensemble, Estevez 70s sequin & handkerchief hem chiffon dancing dress, 50s red metallic lame’ tulle ballerina gown

 

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