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Fall Fashions – Cool Weather is Coming

I know it’s August, and here in Arizona it’s hard to realize that Fall is just around the corner; but it will be here before you know it, and I thought I’d take advantage and get a head start.  My new site Scorpio Vintage has already listed some lovely vintage items.  So here’s my fashion Fall Forecast.

Don Sayers for Wellmore designs have the classic look of St. John Knits, but are much more affordable. Here’s a stunning Little Black Dress with exquisite shoulder & neck embellishment

Next we have a Hand Knit Dress done in a beige wool boucle yarn with shoulder & upper bodice accent in a metallic copper.  Shoulder are done in a Pointelle stitch.  Bombshell Beauty.

Next, we got some Squared toe stiletto pump with color blocks of very fine suede.  This is a much finer & softer suede than you see today.

Next is an Escada 80’s Window pane plaid skirt in a wool blend.  Slim pencil style done in a red tone on tone color.  Classic simplicity.

We hope that you’ll visit our new site.  Click on the pictures to go to the listing.


Those Neon Colors of the 60’s

The 60’s was a wild time, with diverse fashion trends.  It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the period.  The focus was on Colors & Tones, with accessories taking a back seat.   People were dressing in psychedelic prints, highlighter colors, and mismatched patterns was all the rage.

Many iconic designers & celebrities are associated with the 60’s such as Jackie Kennedy who gave us the “pillbox” hat, and Mary Quant who invented the “mini” skirt, and let’s not forget the “Stiletto” heel.

Scorpio Vintage is proud to be able to offer you a fine selection of 60’s fashions….that never go out of style.  Be the best dressed, from head to toe!

First up is the Iconic designer Malcolm Starr.  This brightly colored floral silk print is perfect for your summer affair.

Next we have a pair of Silk sling back stiletto pumps that show the true meaning of “neon” colors.

This next dress expresses the “Jackie Kennedy” style that was so popular.  Understated elegance in a slubbed silk.

This next dress epitomizes the 60’s love of bright colors.  I  call this print “lightning Bolts”, and is the perfect office attire as so often seen on the TV show “Mad Men”

Stop by and see all the lovely items from this & other  decades

Stilletto! The Well Heeled Lady!

Stiletto actually means a thin tapered blade referring to a knife like object, but in shoes “stiletto” refers to a type of shoe heel that is pointy, thin and high. Also called “spike” or “spiked” heels. Made popular in the 50’s/60’s, and certainly that holds true for today! An interesting quote I came across in my “Stiletto” book by Caroline Cox states “Most women prefer a trip to hell in high heels than to walk flat-heeled to heaven! The “Stiletto” spells sex, with an erotic
allure and the supreme symbol of femininity!

At Scorpio Vintage we offer the “Original” 50’s stiletto, along with the current version worn today!

The first is a 60’s silk plaid sling back pump

Second is 50’s Tapesty Classic Pump

Third is a 50’s color block suede pump

Last is a Modern version of the classic pump in a cream sling back!