Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Weekend!

These gorgeous vintage Dior dresses, from a Vogue shoot, will definitely make you smile... Have a lovely Saturday!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds!

It's Friday again, and with only a few hours to go until the weekend, we are celebrating by offering our lovely Blog followers some gorgeous pieces at special prices only available today! To make a purchase please email us at or leave a comment on the Blog. We accept bank deposit, PayPal and credit card, and will happily post to international customers. What better way to start the weekend than with a beautiful new addition to your wardrobe at a bargain price?! Have a fantastic Friday, here are this week's Fabulous Finds:

Vintage three strand clear yellow bead necklace PRICE $12

Vintage large silver and turquoise necklace PRICE $15

Vintage brooch on vintage chain necklace PRICE $9

Honey & Beau fully lined satin body con dress, size 8 PRICE $30

Thursday, July 29, 2010

This Week We Covet Cate Blanchett's Wardrobe

Cate Blanchett is unquestionably a modern fashion icon, as although her style is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, she is also experimental with her fashion choices in terms of structure, fabrics and colours. She has an innate ability to pull off even the most unusual pieces, and has been a devoted ambassador for the edgier, darker designs of the late Alexander McQueen. However, she always carries herself with sophistication and grace, which places her in a category all of her own. Dressed up or down, she never fails to impress and is somewhat of a fashion chameleon, but as she once said "You can't please everyone, but hopefully you'll surprise people".

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Iconic Dress: Rita Hayworth in 'Gilda'

Epitomising Hollywood glamour was Rita Hayworth's gown worn in the 1946 film noir Gilda, created by French couturier Jean Louis. The black satin strapless dress, split thigh-high and accessorised with long black gloves, embodies the femme fatale balance of mystery and femininity, and subsequently Hayworth became a cultural icon of the time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Runway to Red Carpet

Blake Lively wore this gorgeous teal Marchesa dress from the Fall 2010 Ready to Wear collection at the 2010 Met Costume Institute Gala: "The American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity". The dress is so beautifully detailed, Blake only needed sleek hair and fresh make-up to draw all the attention to her gown.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Exquisite Vintage

We are finally more than half way through Winter, which means it is time for sale racks to be cleared and beautiful new Spring product to emerge - so it is also time to start dreaming up your new season look! Peach and pink are going to be popular colours this coming season, so we thought we'd showcase a few vintage pieces to demonstrate why these colours have always been favourites over the decades. Flattering and feminine, we are sure you will love these dresses!

Chanel silk tulle lace evening gown circa 1937

Frank Starr taffeta and tulle party dress 1950s

Malcolm Starr silk shantung evening gown 1970s
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Sunday, July 25, 2010


Hope you are having a lovely lazy Sunday, here's a little inspiration for the day x

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Perfect Pastels

Ideal for a relaxed Saturday afternoon, we love these gorgeous vintage dresses in delightfully soft, pretty pastels. Definitely something to cheer you up on a grey wintery day!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds

Happily it's Friday again and we are all looking forward to the weekend ahead! As we love to celebrate with our fabulous Blog followers and new Facebook friends, we are again offering some beautiful pieces at special prices only available today. To make a purchase please email us at or leave a comment on the blog. We accept payment by bank deposit, PayPal or credit card and will happily post to international customers. Enjoy your Friday... and hopefully a lovely new purchase to brighten up the afternoon!

Stunning Vintage Aurora Borealis Crystal Bead Earrings. These are a beautiful pair of vintage crystal faceted clip on earrings measuring 1.9cm in diameter. PRICE $9

Beautiful Vintage Large Cameo Necklace, presented on a long chain PRICE $12   SOLD

Lovely Vintage Flower Pendant with Blue Rhinestone, beautifully detailed and presented on a long chain. PRICE $16

Gorgeous Brand New Silk Chiffon Turquoise Dress, fully lined and drapes beautifully! Zip at side and adjustable straps, approximate sizing 8-10. PRICE $35

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finding Vintage

Here at CLOSET we are always searching the world for the very best in pre-loved designer, vintage couture and jewellery. We are always seeking to find  authentic vintage garments in beautiful condition that are wearable today rather than just simply 'old clothes'. These garments above are examples of the quality finds we are always excited to stumble across.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Iconic Dress: Annie Hall

Technically not a dress but still very worthy of the icon title, are Diane Keaton's wardrobe choices in the 1977 Woody Allen movie, Annie Hall. The masculine, androgynous look captured by Keaton, featuring oversized blazers, waistcoast and men's ties, went on to influence women's fashion in the late 70s. It was suddenly very avant-garde to be wearing pants.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pretty in Pink

We couldnt resist posting this image of this very pretty pink Chanel gown and adorable hair bow.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Winter Snow

These shots combine three of our favourite things; Japan, fashion and winter snow.  Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

60's Dior

Enjoy these 60's Dior images xx

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds!

As promised every Friday we will be offering our lovely Blog followers and Facebook Friends exclusive deals on some beautiful items from our boutique.  Prices will be super low and these pieces will only be available at this price on Friday. To purchase please email us at or leave a comment on the blog, we accept bank deposit, paypal or credit card and happily post international. Who doesnt love picking up a bargain before the weekend?!  Here are this week's Fabulous Friday Finds.

Very sweet Erin Brynie New York dress, Size Medium.  Dress is in perfect condition. PRICE: $12

Brand new geometric style large black and white bangle, looks amazing with all black and stacked with other bangles. PRICE $8 SOLD

Brand new three tier gold/white charm bracelet. Very cute. PRICE $5 (2 available). SOLD

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Iconic Dresses: Diane von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress

Although not as Hollywood glamour as previous outfits featured in our Iconic Dresses series, this wrap dress by Diane von Furstenberg still deserves an honourable mention. Released in 1973, the humble wrap dress has gone onto sell millions and is still sold today. Marketed under the catch phrase "Feel like a woman. Wear a dress", von Furstenberg changed the face of fashion in the early 70s and was named fashion's most influential designer since Coco Chanel.