03 December 2008

This Week's Auctions

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In 1926 Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in Vogue. It was calf-length, straight, and decorated only by a few diagonal lines. Vogue called it “Chanel’s Ford.” Like the Model T, the little black dress was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue also said that the LBD would become “a sort of uniform for all women of taste.”

Every girl needs a little black dress in her closet, and that's never more true than during the holiday season when parties abound. So, this week's auctions are dedicated to the little black dress. There's a little bit of everything - from neat 60's cocktail dresses to 80's avant garde draping, from rich velvet to sheer chiffon. All of these dresses will be in the store tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. Grab one for all of your upcoming holiday festivities!

*Black dresses are notoriously hard to photograph. If you see something you like, click on the photo and it will take you to a much larger image. Thanks!





25 comments:

Nicole said...

Are these already up? Let me know cause there are a couple I need.

Sally Jane said...

Nicole: I'm glad you see something that you like! These auctions will be ready tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.

K.B. said...

i like the theme of the auctions! very good idea.

Hippy Chic said...

Lovin all the black!!

Fell4fashion said...

These are all lovely! I might have to get one!

fig said...

Oh man, you look amazing in all of them! Where did you get those great tights in the last shot on the bottom right? Also, the dress exactly in the middle is a dream and looks fabulous on you.

mona said...

Wow! Gorgeous items and photos!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

and I don't even own one!! Off to your shop - very chic dresses.

AlicePleasance said...

So true! Every girl needs a LBD (or two, maybe three...). Great choice and these will surely be best sellers!

esme and the lane way said...

wonderful! I really like the black dress with the sheer sleeves... I'm gonna see if it's my size.

thevintageyear said...

Gorgeous dresses. What a great idea for a theme!

I am in love with that first dress... On anyone else, the all-black outfit with the black lace tights, black shoes, and black hat would look funereal but you make it look beyond elegant!

Miss Sparkles said...

Do you ship to South Africa? I heart I heart I heart!!!

Parapluie said...

They are great!

stephaniejoellelouise said...

incredible!

Penny said...

that purple coat at the bottom and the 50s style black velvet dress are going to be mine!!!!!

Sally Jane said...

Thanks for all of your comments! I'm so glad you like the dresses. Some of them will be hard to part with. ;)

fig: The lacy tights have been in my closet for years. I think I bought them at The Limited.

Miss Sparkles: Yes, I ship worldwide for $13.99 USD. I'd be happy to ship to South Africa for you.

Greta de sant Transito said...

I love black dresses. And you look amazing in them. I am a fan of your look

Kelley said...

This set of photos looks fantastic, especially because of your chic black theme. Bravo! It makes me want to buy every last one of them.

Brisa said...

I really love the black dresses..! Your style is marvelous.

TheMinx said...

amazing! I love every single one of them.

Kvestelser said...

It's a nice theme! All of the little blacks are beautiful, and the coats too! I have been wondering; how do you go by when searching for items like these? Is it easy to find great vintage clothing?

Platform Princess said...

You may have a collection of the best black dresses in the world. Love them!

Recycled Runway said...

The notorious "LBD"! We completely agree. Love the looks, love the post. :)


xoxo,
kat&bon

shimu's holiday said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!
this is so cooll.
too bad i live so far away.
:) nice picture too!

Pan's holiday

Mlle-Prekopova said...

I love your pics, and your look !
Awesome !