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“Pretty in Pink”

Remember the 80’s movie starring Molly Ringwald, along with several other teenagers that went on the great careers in Hollywood.  It’s the story of teenage high school prom romance that featured a great pink dress that became Iconic.

Pink is symbolic of pure love, for example & is normally the color associated with girls and femininity. Pink is considered a color of good health and life – we speak of people being “in the pink” or the “freshness” of a newborn babe.

In 1947, fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli introduced the color “hot pink” to western fashion. She dubbed the shade “Shocking Pink,” though today the color is more well-known as “magenta.”   Here are some “pinks” from SCORPIO VINTAGE

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Summer Sets = Versatility

Summertime seems to be vacation time, and what better way to get mileage out of your wardrobe, than to take along a couple of sets, that can double up with skirts or slacks.

Scorpio Vintage offers some delightful combinations that could easily be paired with other items.

Going to a wedding, and need a more formal outfit?  Here’s a 60’s silk ribbon dress with matching jacket.  Dress can be worn alone, and jacket could do duty with another dress.

Another possibility for a more casual situation is this colorful, go with anything skirt & blouse set.  The skirt is full & tiered and the blouse is a wrapped crop top.  With this many colors to choose from it could be matched with almost anything.  Great vacation versitility.

Here’s another fabulous set, this one is from Hattie Carnegie, done in a jewel all over pattern.  Multi colors throughout make this another great choice for pairing with other blouses, skirts or slacks.

Last is a lovely skirt & jacket set from Vittadine Sports in a silk like fabric with a hot air balloons.  Print reminds me of a silk scarf & is so silky  to the touch!


The Flowers of Spring!

While it may be getting hot in my neck of the woods, for most parts of the country Spring flowers are abounding in glorious abundance.  So, I’m presenting a bouquet of Spring Floral Dresses for you.  Take time to stop and smell the wonderful fragrances of this delicate bouquet.

First up is a lilac print on white seersucker.  Dress is short sleeved and has a drop waist.  Print has gorgeous cascading lilac blossoms…I can almost smell the fragrance!

Next is a tone on tone highlighting large peach poppies.   Maxi dress has a square neckline with three pleat accent & a lovely bias cut skirt.

Third, brings the delicate violet flower.  Maxi dress is white lace with a silk  screened violet pattern all over.

I love this next dress by Young Edwardian, that is done in a silky faux wrap dress with delicate hued water color floral print.

This dress is definitely a spring bouquet, with it’s bright & bold tulip taffeta print!


Suits for All Occassions!

While in the past decades, suits were a staple for the working girl, today it’s a different story.  Suits can & do go anywhere.  They’re great travel pieces with versatility. If you have a three-piece suit, with both a skirt & pants it would be ideal to pack if you’re planning a cruise.  Basically they are a staple that can be dressed up or down, and mixed with other pieces that you’ve brought along.

If you want to go “glam”evening suits can give you a tuxedo look, or you can go with a highly decorated beaded & sequined suit with a full length skirt.

And…suits don’t have to have a traditional jacket.  Some incorporate a “Poncho” look, while others take on a more dramatic look with a shawl.  No matter how you cut it, suits are great little additions to your wardrobe.  Scorpio Vintage is proud to present these suits for your pleasure!

 

 

 


Salvatore Ferragamo, Shoemaker to the Stars!

Salvatore Ferragamo was a Florentine and Italian shoe designer. He worked with many Hollywood stars in the 1920s, before returning to Italy to found his company, making unique hand-made footwear. His scientific and creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the wedge heel and cage heel. Film stars and celebrities continue to patronize his company, which has evolved into a luxury goods empire spanning the world. Here are a few more up to date 80’s shoes from Scorpio Vintage!


Love Those Fuzzy Angora Sweaters!

With cold weather approaching we’ll be getting our warm sweaters out.  Although Cashmere has usually topped the list of desirable in a sweater, there are those that favor Angora for its fuzzy fibers and soft luxuriant feeling.

Angora wool or Angora fiber refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora Rabbit. While their names are similar, Angora fiber is distinct from mohair, which comes from the Angora Goat. Angora is known for its softness, thin fibers, and what knitters refer to as a halo (fluffiness). It is also known for its silky texture.  Check out the picture below to see how fluffy they really are!

ENGLISH ANGORA RABBIT

When looking to purchase a Angora sweater, check out the Angora Content. The higher percentage will usually give you a sweater with more Halo (fluffiness).  Percent’s can range from a low 10% up to 80% or more.

Here are a two Angora sweaters currently listed at Scorpio Vintage!

45% Angora, 40% Lambs Wool, 15% Nylon by Rafaella

80% Angora sweater, with 20% Nylon from Hobo