Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine's Day Dresses


I know Valentine’s Day has a bad rep (it’s a made-up holiday, it’s cheesy, blah, blah, blah) but I must admit that I’m kind of a sucker for it. In a world where terrible things happen every day, what’s so bad about having a holiday that’s all about love? Plus, it’s a good excuse to get dressed up and go out, whether that means a date night with spending time with friends and family. Here are a few special dresses from the shop that will help you get in the lovin’ mood!  



Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Vintage Designer: Goldworm

Happy (belated) New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed some time off over the holidays, I certainly did. Now I’m back in action and my first blog post of 2013 is a look at the knitwear line Goldworm. I found a crazy lime green Goldworm dress recently (which will hit the shop soon) and while I’ve heard of the label, I’ve never done much digging on the history of the brand.
Until now! According to the Vintage Fashion Guild, the label was founded in 1928 in New York City by Gertrude Goldworm (yes, Goldworm was her real name!) and remained a family-run business. Gertrude’s son Robert joined the company in 1947 and he was instrumental in bringing Italian craftsmanship to the American company. Despite being a fairly small company, the brand was very influential in the knitwear industry, mostly for their incredible prints and quality craftsmanship.
Here are some of my favorite looks from my research on Goldworm.