A gauntlet…is not only a MTV thing.

Gauntlets are gloves, which are close-fitting to the hands. They are long and reach almost to the elbow with wide ends near the arms.  Mostly seen in Medieval time period, medival style gauntlets were made from soft suede and leather that fell in folds over the wrists. They gained popularity between the 1920’s and 1930’s. Source:…

Get to know designer…Orry-kelly

Orry-Kelly 1897-1964 was a costume designer for notable films such as 1951 An American in Paris and 1959’s in Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe. Born with the official name John Kelly in Sydney, Australia Orry-Kelly joined the famed production house Warner Brothers in Hollywood in 1932. He would freelance for Universal, RKO and…

Behind the trends…Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry is often made from gemstones which resemble precious stones or from imitation stones which follow certain periodic fashion trends. Developed in the 18th century, mainly for the emerging middle class and the wealthy who, who wore valueless jewelry for security while traveling. In the 1920s costume jewelry developed into an accessory in it’s own right…

Behind the Trend…The Donkey Jacket

The Donkey Jacket was originally a workman’s jacket, it is hip-length and cut with wide shoulders and long sleeves. Made of melton, serge or wool, it was first made into casual wear during the 1920’s and became popular in the 1950’s. Some interpretations of this jacket have leather patches sewn over the elbows and across…

A Fabulous little find…Get to know Paris Couture Antiques on Etsy.com

This store is absolutely stunning with the amazing options and selection of products that they have at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ParisCoutureAntiques Check out the bio below for Paris Couture Antiques The Muse: Being drawn to the French and European style and architectural decor from an early age, Alys began her antique design business at the young age of 21….