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Vintage Fashion Accessories

stacy

It was a busy weekend in New York City last weekend. After covering the Stella Pier Antiques Show I  cabbed down to the gallery launching of  Stacy LoAlbo’s new book entitled, “Vintage Fashion Accessories”.

Pulling up to the MH gallery, on west 20th street,  I was pleasantly surprised to see a large and lively crowd all gathered to celebrate the culture of vintage fashion.

LoAlbo, seated in the front of the gallery, was busy signing copies of her new book. As she explained to me;  not everyone can or wants to dress in full vintage mode. However, there are many who could easily spice up their contemporary wardrobe with some smart and unique vintage accessories. A mod handbag, a pair of vintage snake skin boots, a feathered hat, a sparkling vintage costume brooch or even a Salvador Dali necktie can all create a unique fashion statement.

Stacy LoAlbo, who owns the Incogneeto vintage boutique in Somerville, New Jersey, has also written numerous articles on vintage fashion for several newspapers, participated in dozens of shows in the field, given symposiums and lectures and has held several vintage clothing fashion shows. Her long experience in the field of vintage fashion has given her an evolved sense for fashion modes and trends.

Quoting the gallery notes

There are historical and cultural associations with vintage clothing and accessories. LoAlbo, in her new book, has given us lessons on that sentiment. The pages are filled with photography of dresses, hats and accessories with artfully cropped images of product shots by Jimmy Lin and Marguerite Ruscito. A book more for the fashionista or vintage collector, it easily crosses the boundary of art as it emphasizes the beauty, uniqueness and sensuality of these vintage items spanning an era that starts in the stylish early 1900’s to the plaids of the 1970’s.

Tons of great vintage accessories, people dressed in all their vintage finery, lots of books being signed and good conversations made for a great night.

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Bakelite jewelry, Vendome, Trifari, Hobe, Alice Caviness, Regency and so much more.

Marcy Drexler

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the Stella Pier Antiques Show in New York City. There were a myriad of beautiful booths displaying folk art, fine art, antiques, vintage clothing and vintage jewelry.

One of my favorite booths was that of Marcy Drexler aka – Little Shiny Objects. Marcy is a long time vintage jewelry dealer who consistently presents a gorgeous display of vintage Bakelite as well as an exciting assortment of costume jewelry.

I captured a few images that I thought you might enjoy.

Check out the incredible green and fuchsia necklace by Vendome and the staggering rows of carved and inlaid vintage Bakelite bracelets. I’ve been fascinated by Bakelite for many years and have always been attracted to the fun shapes and colors. I really think the appeal comes from the fact that it all looks like candy. Subconsciously, I probably want to taste every piece.

I should also mention Marcy’s collection of poodle purses, in the gallery above, which soon will be gracing the pages of Italian Vogue. Look for them at your local newsstand.

All in all a great booth filled with shiny vintage treasures.

If you’d like to get in touch with Marcy her contact information is –

sunshinegirlmd@yahoo.com

For her store and auctions click here

Enjoy the pictures.