News-Antique.com - Apr 21,2008 - Here’s what you’ll want to own this season – the hot looks that will keep you cool as we head into the warm weather months:
GET OUT THE VOTE! With the election just around the corner, dealer Right To The Moon Alice reminds us to “Vote” with genuine U.S. Navy bell-bottom denims from the 70s, never worn, that have been emblazoned with a “Vote” embroidery. “Recently, I came upon my old “Vote” jeans that I wore a dozen years ago,” notes Alice Lindholm. “I just loved those jeans! This event coincided with a purchase we made in Florida of dozens of U.S. Navy bell bottom denims. I decided to take them into a local embroidery shop and have them emblazoned with the word vote to celebrate this election year.” At $60 a pair, they’re a winning ticket. Anchors aweigh!
ON SAFARI! You’ll feel like you’ve embarked on an African adventure in British khaki shorts from the 40s, 50s and 60s. These are the real thing and no two are the same. Some have smart side buckles, others deep pockets and many have the original label with the date of manufacture – 1964 for example. The British military wore these in tropical climes. We’re sure you’ll wear a pair on your next outdoor trek.
HERE COMES THE SUN: And, we can’t wait to wear a smart 50s or 60s sundress. Here are those colorful geometric patterns, animal prints and bright florals that are experiencing a big-time comeback this season. Designers are looking to the 50s and 60s for fresh inspiration and have created a colorful Spring ’08 collection that features crisp, easy sundresses that are truly “Technicolor.” At the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show, you’ll find the originals. “Everyone buys them and everyone looks good in them,” notes Alice Lindholm, who will be bringing dozens upon dozens to the show – all in the $55 - $65 price range. “You just need to find your best shape – a 60s shift or a 50s silhouette (gathered at the waist with a full skirt).
ESTHER WILLIAMS ANYONE? Swimming the English channel may not be in your foreseeable future, but the bathing suit Esther made famous is. It’s back in style! Fashionable, structured bathing suits from the 50s and 60s are big ticket items at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show. Designer names such as Roxanne, and Rosemary Reid are sought out by today’s swim beauties, as are little cotton print bathing suits, many with skirts, from the 50s and 60s.
Show hours for the Manhattan Vintage Clothing & Antique Textile Show & Sale are Friday, April 25 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Saturday, April 26, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is $20. The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 W. 18th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues in Manhattan. For more information phone 212/691-7297.