Category Archives: 70s

Saturday’s Latest: Pink bridal gowns and the latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you know Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake were wed last weekend in Italy. The buzz has been all about Jessica’s gorgeous Giambattista Valli pink bridal gown. Just in case you haven’t seen it…here ya go.

If you are considering a pink gown for your own wedding, consider a design from one of the members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Many of our designers and vintage purveyors have gorgeous pink gowns from Champagne to Bubblegum. In addition, most of them can create a custom design just for you! Here are some great pink gowns in a variety of styles: boho, vintage, 50s, classic, Great Gatsby style, etc. In addition, I have a roundup of great new bits and bobs from the team. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 10/27/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out some of the team’s newest finds and creations.


Boutonniere, Purple Satin Ro…

$14.00

Marie Antoinette Extra Ruffl…

$85.00

Marie Antoinette Lavender an…

$80.00

Marie Antoinette Extra Ruffl…

$85.00

silvery lavender silk lace s…

$185.00

Wedding Cake flavored rim su…

$3.95

Popcorn – old fashioned popp…

$8.00

Popcorn – old fashioned popc…

$8.00

Swans , Decorative 3D Gift -…

$15.00

Flower Girl Tutu Dress–Vint…

$135.00

Made to Order Custom Details…

$375.50

KETUBAH Ketubahs – Custom Ke…

$165.00

1920s Flapper Great Gatsby A…

$320.00

Two Dozen of French Macarons…

$44.00

Ninotchka-Weddings Bridal Fa…

$159.00

Keys and Locks Pattern Cotto…

$30.00

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Friday’s Favorites: 1000 Cranes and Gown Treasuries

Happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? Me, I’m doing my last full planning event, the wedding of two dear friends. My body and it’s idiosyncrasies just won’t let me do things like I used to. So, it’s retirement for me. Take me out back like Old Yeller…just kidding. Today is the rehearsal and tomorrow the festivities: a Pirate themed wedding. I can’t think of a better way to head in to the sunset: one of my well known themed events. I’ll post pics as soon as I get them.

Anyhoo, here are two Etsy treasuries based on this week’s posts. The first is a 1000 cranes themed board full of fabulous origami dresses, crane save the dates and invites, not to mention a purple and gold crane bouquet from Etsy Virtual Bridal Team member, 3D Cranes.

Finally I have a fashion forward group of gowns that echo some of the trends spotted at New York Bridal Market last week. My personal fave is a black mermaid silhouette with the most amazing smocked train.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Let me know what you’re up to! πŸ™‚

‘1000 Cranes Inspired Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Kyoto : Origami Crane Weddin…

$42.00

Unique Large size Origami Cr…

$2.00

Origami Crane Mobile – Grace…

$22.00

Silver Origami Crane Pendant…

$40.00

Silk SCARF – Toffee Brown & …

$36.00

Origami Crane Box with Mobil…

$18.00

Special Origami Paper Lotus …

$12.95

Orchid Purple Origami Crane …

$150.00

paper crane printable weddin…

$32.00

Nine Jar of Cranes assorted …

$38.99

Origami Paper Crane Wedding …

$17.00

Origami paper crane – hand e…

$85.00

Odessa Pleated Origami Silk …

$189.00

Fantastic Organza Origami We…

$399.00

FRAGOLINE DI BOSCO Elegant,…

$445.00

Short wedding dress with ori…

$1050.00

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‘Etsy Wedding Dresses Ahead Of Bridal Market Trends’ by ravengrrl

Last week’s New York Bridal Market noted several trends: more options in black and black and white. Texture. 70s inspired creations. Ethereal chiffon skirts. Find all of these trends and more from fashion forward designers on Etsy!


Gothic Wedding Dress

$845.00

Retro Bow wedding dress

$620.00

Black and White Wedding Dres…

$1599.00

Gothic wedding dress, evveni…

$1890.00

Custom Made One of A Kind Tu…

$278.00

Beautiful dress with roses, …

$600.00

Custom make Vintage Wedding …

$309.00

Venus- Ruffled Bohemian Chi…

$1700.00

Beaded Sheer Vintage CROCHET…

$230.00

Romantic French lace Bohemia…

$990.00

Bohemian Wedding Dress – Fri…

$460.00

vintage 70s wedding dress I…

$125.00

Romantic wedding dress with …

$640.00

Fairy wedding dress

$2580.00

NINA Light Cream Handmade Fl…

$250.00

Strapless Ruched Drop Waist …

$2650.00

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Friday’s Favorite: Vintage Week: New Vintage Lady

In my preparation for Vintage Week, I came across New Vintage Lady on Etsy. As a still plus size woman (even after the loss of 125 pounds), I can tell you that finding plus size vintage clothing is a near impossible task. I thought if I got down to the size I am now, that a whole world would open up for me. It did, but vintage was not going to open up no matter how hard I knocked. Oh, you can find muumuu’s and no offense to my Polynesian friends, but muumuu’s aren’t exactly my style.

Okay, back to New Vintage Lady. What is so great about her shop is she not only has vintage reproductions in plus sizes to buy, but also patterns for those who’d like to DIY be they plus size or not. “I specialize in plus size vintage patterns (but carry items of all sizes!), reproduction patterns 40″ bust and over, clothing, notions, and vintage inspired creations often of my own design. All patterns have been checked for pieces and if anything is missing (be it a piece, instructions, etc) it will be described in the listing.” -http://www.etsy.com/shop/NewVintageLady

New Vintage Lady also has a blog: http://newvintagelady.blogspot.com and a website: http://www.newvintagelady.com.

FYI: I have sought permission from this vendor to use her photos of her work. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. This product is the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of the artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both highly unethical and in some cases is a violation of copyright law.

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Vintage Week: Parties!

Welcome to day two of Vintage Week! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post featuring some fabulous vintage wedding dresses.

Today I bring to you a smokin’ hot trend, a trend that I believe has it’s roots in the wedding world and is now blazing it’s way in to the event/party industry: Vintage themed parties and party supplies.

First, I bring to you an Etsy treasury showcasing vendors that sell vintage and vintage inspired party wares. My favorite is the plastic wedding party. It would be great incorporated in to a shower or a rehearsal dinner.

Next is a collection of vintage party goods and vintage party inspiration from a variety of sources on the internet.

Finally, I thought it would be fun to find some great vintage inspired duds for your vintage party. From the 40s to the 60s, vintage wear can be found for both genders as well as kiddos.

‘Get Your Party On: Vintage Style’ by ravengrrl


Cherry Red Vintage …

$7.65

Milk Glass Punch Bo…

$26.00

6 Bird Water Whistl…

$3.00

50 Retro Wagon Popc…

$7.00

Vintage 1960s Psych…

$12.00

Very Cool Race Car …

$6.99

Vintage Stork Bingo…

$11.00

Kitschy / Vintage P…

$9.95

vintage tin ring to…

$17.95

Vintage Honeycomb T…

$22.00

Vintage Die Cut Hal…

$6.95

Vintage Christmas H…

$10.00

Vintage Zoo Animal …

$8.00

Vintage Cake Topper…

$12.00

vintage Fire King E…

$52.00

Vintage / Party Hat…

$9.95

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Friday’s Favorite: Mod Cloth

Today’s Friday’s Favorite comes from Mod Cloth. A couple of years ago a friend told me about Mod Cloth and I just adore the site’s unique and reasonably priced designs. As of late, Mod Cloth has introduced several dresses that I consider to be great choices for the casual indie bride. Today I thought I would share some of these dresses and a few accessories that I feel are definitely wedding worthy.

Here is a bit about how Mod Cloth positioned itself as a go to shop for those seeking something out of the ordinary: “Founded by high school sweethearts, Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger, and built on a foundation of love for vintage and retro clothing, ModCloth.com is an online clothing, accessories, and decor retailer that aims to provide a fun and engaging shopping atmosphere for you, our customer. We do this by interacting with you via social network sites like Twitter and Facebook, requesting your feedback through the Mod Cloth Blog and product reviews, and asking you to vote on potential inventory with the Be the Buyer program, all with the intention of running a fashion business in a democratic style. Supplying you with the opportunities to have your voice heard is what keeps our company fresh, relevant, and growing by leaps and bounds.” –http://www.modcloth.com/about_us

Friday's Favorites: Mod Cloth

Tiered dress
$200 – modcloth.com

Summer evening dress
$85 – modcloth.com

Lace evening dress
$200 – modcloth.com

Dress
$180 – modcloth.com

Bohemian dress
$110 – modcloth.com

Quartz Sand Dress
$53 – modcloth.com

Shoes
$40 – modcloth.com

Heel pumps
$40 – modcloth.com

Tassel handbag
$28 – modcloth.com

Wedge heel shoes
$12 – modcloth.com

Sparkle jewelry
$15 – modcloth.com

Cherry pendant
$15 – modcloth.com

Headbands hair accessory
$20 – modcloth.com

Facebook Challenge 9: Disco Wedding

Now, this is taking the concept of a theme wedding to the limit! This is another of Mary’s challenges and I think I did pretty good if I do say so myself. My favorite part of this set is the white dance floor filled with LED lights.

DECADES INC.: HALSTON’S ANGEL
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