Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Select

posted on: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We all know that vintage collecting is all about the hunt! I am constantly asked what areas of collecting are not yet discovered; what is affordable?

So... On the first Friday of every month, I will select an area I feel has merit and integrity! I will point out what to look for in a great piece, and offer them at affordable prices to start off your collections. I want everyone out there to share our passion for collecting! I promise that this will be fun, interesting , and exciting!!!

Our first sneak peak of CTVC Select will go live on Friday, July 2nd.

Stay Tuned and Stay Fabulous,

Adorned in Chanel

posted on: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Coco Chanel changed the way women dress forever. She freed women from corsets and heavy piles of lace, instead choosing to dress the body under the clothes rather than change it. Chanel coined the term "costume jewelry", specially designing fun accessories of pot metal and other materials to complete her "simple modern" look.
This technique of adorning women with beautiful jewelry was suited to her vision, where modern women were able to accessorize themselves without having to fight extra layers or constricting shoulder pads.

Today we feature Chanel earrings from the 1950s-1990s, all of which exemplify her timeless look! As the original lover of costume jewels, Ms. Chanel put it best:
"Jewelry isn't meant to make you look rich, it's meant to adorn you, and that's not the same thing."

Stay Fabulous,

Everything Old Is New Again..

posted on: Thursday, June 17, 2010

...Like dress clips! Dress clips were extremely popular from the 1900s-1940s, and now we see them casually placed on this model for Oscar De La Renta's Autumn 2010 runway show!

Dress Clips are the most versatile accessory one can own. They look beautiful adorning hats, sweaters, shoes, purses, skirts, tops, lapelles, and of course, dresses. The clip on the back means no holes! The look is even better when they are placed casually, as we see in this photo.

Keep up to date with runway style but with the truly historical, original 1940s pieces, click Here!

Stay Fabulous,

Lovely Lucite

posted on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Carole literally gets stopped on the street when she wears one of her fabulous 1950s lucite purses from her vast collection. They are fun, functional, creative, quirky and are guaranteed to make heads turn! These are highly collectible treasures which are equally as beautiful on display as they are on the street!

See a selection of these treasures here!

Stay Fabulous,

Women's Post Online

posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I was thrilled with the wonderful honour of being Woman of The Week in Toronto Women's Post Online. Their well written article and interview presents a clear idea of my vision and where I'm coming from. One thing is for certain... I love vintage and have dedicated over 20 years to encourage others to share in my passion!

For the wonderful article, click here .

And to listen to the radio interview podcast, click here!

Stay Fabulous,

We Love Lagerfeld!

posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld is a household name in fashion. A young prodigy, he started designing clothing with Pierre Balmain at just 17 years of age. Throughout his career he has worked for Krizia, Charles Jourdan, Valentino, Fendi and Chanel. With his own line of couture, Lagerfeld brings a new, bold feminity to whatever he does, and classifies his style as "intelligent chic".

Here we have our recent collection of vintage Lagerfeld, living up to his Vogue crowning as the “unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment”.

Stay Fabulous,

Celluloid Bangles

posted on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rhinestone-covered deco celluloid bangles are a beautiful and elegant addition to any look. From black tie to the backyard it seems these pieces are the perfect showstopper in vintage. Created in the 1930s, they are very hard to find and some of the designs are breath-taking. They have a certain integrity that is very special and unique to them. I've shown one of my dear friends wearing her grouping, and she is in love! Mix and match to show off your own tastes and personality.

If you're interested in a grouping, please contact us, as the rarity and different designs dictate the pricing.

Stay Fabulous,

The Bead Goes On!

posted on: Thursday, June 3, 2010

One of the best kept secrets in vintage costume jewelry are the beautiful, original glass bead multi-strand necklaces. Each one has some surprising element - whether it be the selection of unusual beads or the colour combinations. They are incredibly easy to wear, elegant, fun and creative!

Peruse our latest selection of these treasures here!

Stay Fabulous,

Diamantes are a Girl's Best Friend

posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

All the buzz is on what SJP was wearing for Tokyo's Sex and The City 2 Premiere! As we found out, the true metropolitan fashionista herself chose one of our necklaces to accent her Vivienne Westwood dress. True to form, she casually layered a Fred Leighton gold necklace and a Stephen Russell heart necklace on top of it.

Get this look for yourself with our new clear rhinestone bib necklaces here.

Stay Fabulous,

The Secret....

posted on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

... Is casual, creative placement! We love how SJP can layer so many treasures together and make them look informally beautiful. This image is from the Japanese premiere of Sex and The City 2, where our It Girl wore a diamante bib necklace of ours, which was of course layered with multiple other items. What a fashion inspiration!

Stay Fabulous,

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