November 28, 2011

Olga Nightgowns And Vintage Lingerie

Olga Nightgowns and Vintage Lingerie.

 It is hard to believe that the Olga Company, one of the most sought after brands in vintage (and modern) lingerie, began with a measly $10 in the 1940's and reached volume sales of $67 million. Well the Olga behind Olga made it happen with her incredible undergarment designs and dedication to making women feel ultra feminine and beautiful. Olga, ultra romantic. Olga, ultra beautiful. What more could a woman want or desire. Olga, queen of lingerie, she reigns!

A welcome addition to your finer lingerie boudoir. Be sure to shop my online store for more vintage lingerie and vintage fashion at Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie.


And..if you are looking for Olga nightgowns, I have plenty of those too!

"Vintage Style, Vintage Inspired" Nightgown, very much like that styled like Olga gowns.


Presenting a "Vintage Style, Vintage Inspired" Nightgown, very much like that styled like Olga nightgowns. This gown is not vintage, but made in a vintage style spandex form-fit bodice body-silk.
Olga nightgown original. Twist ruched bodice with shorter matching Olga robe.

Olga nightgown original in burgundy. Classic full sweep style.

Olga nightgown original. in peach with matching peach chiffon JC Penney robe.

Olga nightgown original. Pink lace swirl full sweep RARE nightgown.

Olga nightgown original. Pink with long sleeves. Ultra rare!

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November 26, 2011

Definitely NOT Mad Men Vintage Style Lingerie

Can't blame a gal for trying. Janie Bryant, the costume designer for the hit TV series Mad Men has collaborated with Maidenform as a wardrobe expert to help educate women by offering flattering fit and styling tips.Which is fine! Wonderful! However, I was truly disappointed that the intimates created were nothing like the vintage 1960's style we all love and adore.

Banana Republic, Kate Spade and Very.co.uk have all launched Mad Men-inspired ranges, and the original costumes from the series were sold on eBay... However, Maidenform are the first to encourage us to buy Sixties-style flattering lingerie.

Janie Bryant, Mad Men's costume designer, has collaborated with Maidenform. This is the company's latest range, the Pretty Collection. Me? Personally? Looks like Victoria's Secret all over again. Not a hint of vintage inspiration.

Janie Bryant, Mad Men's costume designer, has collaborated with Maidenform. This is the company's latest range, the Pretty Collection. Me? Personally? Looks like Victoria's Secret all over again. Not a hint of vintage inspiration.
During the second season of Mad Men, there was an episode that included a Maidenform advertising campaign. Bryant said, "I was inspired to look at some of Maidenform's iconic ads for my book, The Fashion File. 'Upon our initial meeting, we had shared passions in everything intimate apparel and the rest is history." Maidenform CEO Maurice Reznik added: 'Enlisting the expertise of Ms. Bryant gives our consumers professional advice from the world of celebrity wardrobing and stresses the importance of the role intimate apparel plays in the foundation of fashion.


The company's latest range, The Pretty Shapewear Collection, blends Sixties comfort and glamour. It also pairs expensive-looking fabrics such as eye lash lace with Maidenform's trademark built in firm control. Betty and Peggy would definitely approve. I certainly do not. 
Original ads that Mad Men reproduced.
Not too happy! But hey, this is why I sell VINTAGE lingerie. To keep that style alive!

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November 16, 2011

Vintage Lingerie to the Stars. Juel Park Couture Lingerie.

Juel Park Lingerie of Beverly Hills 1929 on Wilshire Blvd.

Juel Park Lingerie Is Just More Then A Garment. It Is A Work Of Art.

THEN... 1929

The Roaring Twenties were about to give way to the worst economic depression ever, when Juel Park, just twenty two, decided it would be the perfect time to start her couture lingerie design career. It was with this wealth of enthusiasm and very little else that Juel Park Lingerie, Inc. officially opened its’ doors for business.

1929 Inside look at the original Juel Park shop

During the roaring 20′s, a 22 year old woman named Juel Park decided to leave her secretarial job behind her and head into the luxurious land of lingerie.  Since 1929, Juel Park of Beverly Hills has created some of  the most breathtaking couture lingerie.  With a wisp of imported sheerness, tiny hand-made stitches, and tremendous ingenuity, Park whipped up dreamy creations that would make any woman drool!  Each piece was custom made, sometimes personalized with the clients initials embroidered onto it.

Let’s take a look at how lingerie changed in Old Hollywood! Juel Park models showing off the change from long negligee’s to short nighties!

Juel Park became one of the world’s most outstanding designers of fine haute couture lingerie. Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Barbara Streisand, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lucille Ball, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Mae West, Grace Kelly, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Lauren Bacall, high society and royalty worldwide have lounged in Juel Park Lingerie.

In 1948, the Los Angeles Times wrote an article on Lana Turner’s marriage to Bob Topping, mentioning that she spent at least $5,000 at Juel Park for her wedding lingerie.  This was the place to shop and be seen!
Marilyn Monroe in a Juel Park
Zsa Zsa Gabor in a beautiful Juel Park
Carole Wells Doheny in the Juel Park Rodeo Boutique front window!
Jeanne Crain, flaunting her Juel Park Gown.


FAST FORWARD!
 

Today, Juel Park Lingerie is a company that stands alone. their fabrics and trimmings are made from the finest silks, satins, and laces, all, which are carefully chosen. A Juel Park piece of lingerie is more a work of art than it is just a garment. They create individuality and charm in all of our garments and foster long lasting client relationships catering to the most specific needs with the utmost discretion.


CUSTOM ORDERS ARE THEIR SPECIALTY!
Juel Park continues to make custom orders, and now sells to exclusive departments stores.  Many of the new lines have been recreated from the original patterns, reintroducing the world to the old Hollywood glamour!  If you only buy one piece of lingerie this year, please treat yourself to a Juel Park creation, be it new or vintage…you won’t be disappointed!

Courtesy of www.juelpark.com
Images courtesy of http://juelparklingerie.tumblr.com/

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November 15, 2011

Vintage Lingerie WHAT A TRIUMPH! Triumph Lingerie Celebrates 125 years!

Vintage Lingerie WHAT A TRIUMPH! European owned Triumph Lingerie Celebrates 125 Years !!!
1886, The very first bra invented by Triumph was called the Bust Improver.
More then a century ago in 1886 Triumph's founders launched their corsetry business from a barn in Heubach (W├╝rttemberg-Germany) in 1886, they had start-up funds of 2000 gold marks and employed 6 staff. As a comparison, the company today has annual sales exceeding 2.2 billion Swiss Franks and employs over 36,500 staff all over the world. At the same time as Paris couturier Charles Frederic Worth was the first man to "enhance" the female form with padding, the two founders of Triumph were setting up their operations in a barn.

In 1894 their sharp business acumen brought them an important breakthrough - an order for corsetry from strait-laced England. Leading into the 1900's leading into the century, constricting whalebone undergarments underwent a certain degree of relaxation; corsets moved downwards, so to speak, to become girdles. Women, and European women in particular, were positively electrified by the influence of new fashions such as the tango, and began to dress and deport themselves in ways that brought out their personalities. As Triumph flourished, new generations brought youthful energy into the business, and in 1902 Triumph was a registered trademark.

In the 1930s, Triumph advanced to the status of Europe's largest corsetry manufacturer - an excellent reason to celebrate the company's 50th birthday in 1936. After almost 50 years of near-uninterrupted growth, checked only by the First World War, 1933 saw the foundations laid for the company's later international expansion when the company opened its first international branch in Zurzach, Switzerland. Today, the same premises house the corporate financial headquarters and other central corporate departments.

By the 1950's Triumph had become 'Triumph International' to reflect it's worldwide standing and employed 6000 staff. They expanded rapidly into countries such as Britain, Italy, Belgium and Norway. With this growth into new countries, Triumph became established as Europe's top lingerie manufacturer. Then in the 1960's, with the step into Hong Kong, the expansion into the Asian market began. In the same year, the Triumph workforce had grown to 14,000. Soon the company had independent subsidiaries for swimwear, day-wear and nightwear and new technological developments such as molding and high frequency welding, used instead of traditional stitching, were revolutionizing looks and possibilities for Triumph designers.

Fast forward 125 years, and much has changed. This month, Triumph International is to commemorate their long history tailoring the female form with a limited edition collection of vintage-inspired corsets, bras and knickers that celebrate the nipped-in waists and high-waisted styling of the past. But while the styling is all vintage, the comfort is as contemporary as it comes.

The collection offers pieces that marry both the best-loved heritage styles for which Triumph is famed, coupled with the cutting edge fabrics and fit technology that makes today's lingerie infinitely more comfortable than the whalebone garments of old.
Courtesy of Deborah Arthurs of the Dailymail.co.uk and wikipedia.

Very modern vintage: Triumph's Vintage Collection celebrates retro styling married with modern technology.
Wasp-waisters and corsets feature heavily in the line, all inspired by the long heritage of Triumph International.





Vintage with a twist, the bullet bra: The lingerie echoes shapes of the past but is much more comfortable to wear.


Triumph, the company behind the first bra commercially available to women, has launched the Vintage Collection to bring revamped Triumph designs into the present day!

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November 14, 2011

Vintage Lingerie REPRODUCTIONS.. I am so smitten!

We're smitten by the feeling of 1930's vintage fashion of Old Hollywood glamor Fleur Wood's slinky, lacy Georgette peignoir robe lingerie by Vanity Table. (We feel compelled to pair it with red lipstick and perfect fingerwaves.) Finally a real vintage style reproduction that is not tacky, with garish colors, face laces, but a pure real glam gown that is so inspired by the 1930's.
Beautiful 1930's Style ERA New Peignoir by Vanity Table




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November 13, 2011

Lingerie..Pushing The Limit? You decide. Lake And Stars Lingerie Campaign

Lingerie..Provocative? Sexy? Awkward? Lake And Stars Lingerie Campaign
Courtesy of the Huffington Post:

Below are The Lake And Stars' latest campaign images, featuring a mother and her 19-year-old daughter embracing in revealing lingerie.

Sexy? Beautiful? Extremely awkward? I just can't decide.

Then again, that's exactly what Nikki Dekker and Maayan Zilberman, co-owners of the New York-based lingerie label, are aiming for. They have everyone talking about it and have you reading about it, looking at it, and possibly walking into their new store because of it.

"A lot of the themes that we're dealing with are about psychology between women as they're growing up and dealing with family politics or women in the workplace," Zilberman told The Huffington Post (where this article came from). "We always poke fun at these ideas that people take really seriously, but we're trying to make it so that people can talk about it and have a sense of humor about it."

The mother and daughter pictured in the campaign are not models by trade, Zilberman said. They are just her next-door neighbors in Brooklyn, everyday women, who seem to have an interesting relationship. "They're always so loving and tender towards each other," Zilberman said.

"That's what really drives the collection and what drives the photos: these women who are experiencing something that we're not necessarily experiencing. I wanted to present portraits of them so that people would see the chemistry that they have. I think it's really rare, you don't see a lot of that."

I certainly don't see mother-daughter duos embracing in sheer underthings. Scantily clad women is nothing new in fashion advertisements, but there is something extremely unconventional about the way The Lake And Stars had the mother-daughter pair pose so provocatively.

"There's no shock value here. We're not trying to make people feel uncomfortable in order to provoke dialogue," Zilberman said. "We're just trying to confront some of these issues that I think people aren't really talking about so much." Zilberman, who is in her early 30s, said that the goal of the campaign is to spark discussion about how younger generations of women relate to older generations of women, and vice versa.

"So for our customer, for our viewer to see these photographs, you're confronted with this feeling of 'who's the sexy one?' Because there's always someone who's sexier and there's always some kind of competition going on; there's always a tenderness going on; there's always a tension," she said.

"We're opening it up to think about: Is it OK for a mother and daughter to feel tender toward each other? And what happens when they're in sexy clothing?" Taking a look at some of The Lake And Stars' latest campaign images below, have they gone too far? Or is this a creative way to start an important conversation?




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November 12, 2011

Vintage Lingerie PLUS SIZE! For you Voluptuous Gals!

Do you know how HARD it is to find "plus size" vintage lingerie for you voluptuous gals!?!
Intime for Lane Bryant Pink Double Chiffon Nightgown

Intime Peignoir in a RARE Plus Size for Lane Bryant
Well, I have found the ultimate gown in PINK, by Intime' of California for Lane Bryant. This 1960's NEW OLD STOCK, NEVER WORN is probably the only gown like this you will ever find. Pricey, yes, but well worth it.
Just go to Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie (along with many other vintage lingerie pieces to be adored) and you will find it in my store!

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November 11, 2011

Lucie Ann Claire Sandra Beverly Hills..Rare Finds At Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie

Lucie Ann Claire Sandra, Beverly Hills..Rare Finds At Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie
SOLD! 
Original Claire Sandra Lucie Ann Beverly Hills with Original Tags available ONLY at Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie


Lucie Ann~Claire Sandra IS Hollywood Glam! Have you ever come across something that makes you just faint at heart. I mean, literally. Well, happened to me yesterday, in my inventory, I had tucked away this little number. AN ORIGINAL LUCIE ANN for CLAIRE SANDRA WITH TAGS.

Lucie Ann Vintage Nightgowns are among the most glamorous and desirable vintage nightgowns. Lucie Ann Lingerie was founded by Lucie Onderwyzer in 1949. Located in Beverly Hills, CA, her glamorous nightgowns and lingerie were worn by Hollywood's glamorous stars such as Elizabeth Taylor. She designed all of the peignoir sets worn by Eva Gabor on the 1960's series Green Acres.


Lucie Ann designs are known for bold color and glamorous details, such a marabou trim, pompoms and rhinestones. They were sold at the upscale and exclusive Beverly Hills boutique, Claire Sandra of Beverly Hills.


After Lucie Onderwyzer passed away in 1988 (at the age of 75), Lucie Ann Lingerie was sold to Deena Lingerie Company. Deena Lingerie began producing the "Lucie Ann II" line in 1990. In 1996, Deena Lingerie, along with the Lucie Ann line was sold to Lady Ester Lingerie Company. Lady Ester is still manufacturing lingerie, including the Lucie Ann line, along with other well known names such as Val Mode, Perfectform and Wondermaid. Lucie Ann II Fashion sleepwear, leisure and loungewear is sold today in major chain stores, department and specialty stores.
1960's RARE Claire Sandra Lucie Ann Beverly Hills POM POM Peignoir available only at Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie

1965 Claire Sandra Lucie Ann Beverly Hills Peignoirs and Nightgowns
1965 Claire Sandra Lucie Ann Beverly Hills Peignoirs and Nightgowns
Infamous POM POM Claire Sandra Lucie Ann Beverly Hills Peignoir. 1965



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