Monday, September 22, 2014

The Birds And The Bees

Continuing on with my theme of novelty prints...

I came across this blouse a couple months ago and it sold in a heartbeat.  So, another one crossed my path recently and I bought it and I thought I'd share images of it with you.   Besides being a novelty print, it was also styled by Edith Head.   A very beautiful blouse indeed.  I love how this blouse is styled in the vintage ad with the bow on the side.   I also have not seen the film.  Have any of you?

According to the ad, you could own this very lovely blouse for $3.00 and two Dial Soap wrappers.   This ad is from 1956.  So, in today's dollars this blouse would cost you around $26.  Not too bad for an Edith Head blouse!  Or, if you didn't have the soap wrappers it would cost you $10 or $86.  I've just sold this blouse as it isn't quite me but will be a winner for the new owner.   It was really fun just to look at it in person as I love the sleeve and collar effect!

Image via MyVintageVogue


  1. I love that blouse! I can't believe I missed you selling it. :(

  2. What a great blouse! I agree about the bow tied at the side, it just looks so perfect that way!

  3. What a gorgeous blouse and the history behind it is fantastic

    retro rover

  4. So neat to see the ad along side the actual blouse! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. That's a lovely blouse, and I like it even better with the story behind it. It's so nice how you find the ads behind some of the pieces that you post. It gives you such a great sense of the history of the fashion, as well as some great inspiration for how to style it.

  6. Lovely print on the blouse and a great shape. I always enjoy seeing your items matched with the original adverts. Great detective work!

  7. So cool to see the blouse with the original advertisement! I especially think it's silly that the ad suggest you wear it with formals... ha. Their other three suggestions seem sound, though.

  8. This is so swoon worthy!!! Wow!!! And the ad!! Talk about amazing!