I was happily surprised to see this baroque style Hattie Carnegie necklace pop up on ebay at a BIN price of $28 shipped. I'm thinking it's a 40's necklace. You don't hear much about Hattie Carnegie nowadays but she was a major presence in fashion up through the 50's. I wrote a small bio on her here. I have a few things by this designer and I love the style. I'd love one of her gowns, maybe one day:) She certainly had a sense of glamour about her. How could she not? Vogue thought the same thing and had her on the cover in 1940. My coat is Lilli Ann. Purchased for the bargain price of $80 and it is really one of those coats that you can use daily. I also like that it has the long sleeves. I'm not quite used to coats with the shorter sleeves.
Also, I recently picked up these gems. I'd say they add up to a per price of $3 per glove, factoring in a couple pairs that were too small in the batch. Great deal for unused gloves! I think I'll offer up the smaller size gloves on the next giveaway:) It isn't easy to find colored gloves, especially unused. I'm still on the hunt for a nice pair of brown gloves. Gauntlet gloves are also high on my list.
As some of you know, I like to dance through the pages of vintage fashion magazines that are filled to the brim with glamour. While doing this, I came upon the name Printzess. Printzess appears to be a well known brand towards the end of the Edwardian period and into the 40's war years. I think they were even around in the 60's, although not as big of a presence. I'm not quite sure of the history of the company. If anyone knows, please fill me in. This would be a great company to research. They were what appears to be a high quality coat maker. They also made suits as well. In looking them up, I also discovered they liked to advertise in the way of match books. Really cool eh? You can see all sorts of fashionable styles on other matchbooks as well. There are a couple for sale right now on ebay with different styles.
Here is matchbook that I picked up because I thought it was such a novel item, sure I'll take anyone of these fine ensambles: