Monday, December 20, 2010

A Fashion Journey through the Decades


I was researching vintage YSL and Chanel jewelry when I came across the Decades blog. Decades is the high-end vintage boutique in Los Angeles owned by Cameron Silver. I had read about Decades in both Rachel Zoe's book, Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour, and in a March 2007 article in The New Yorker, and have seen it on episodes of The Rachel Zoe Project.

The blog is wonderful. I was hooked from the very first post I read on Chanel jewelry. They do a nice write-up of each piece they are offering, including the designer and the year the article of clothing or accessory was made, so it's a fun way to get a hit of vintage fashion as well as a way to learn something of fashion history. I highly recommend it!

In some of their recent posts they listed a glamorous Chantal Thomass feather capelet from the 1980's, a lovely cream and gold Jacques Fath dress from 1954, and a fantastic bubblegum pink ruched one-shoulder Halston gown from 1982. Visiting the Decades blog is like going to a couture museum, but the difference is these pieces are for sale!

The above picture is of a Halston silk caftan, circa 1975, actually featured in the exhibit American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection, held earlier this year at Brooklyn Museum, but it seems like the kind of dress Decades would offer on their site.

Photo by my mom!

5 comments:

Grit and Glamour said...

Man that caftan...I'd kill to have it! I need to check that blog out.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my post today!


♥ V
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jill815 said...

Hi V! I loved your post so much. It had a lot of great advice, which I hope to apply in the new year, although I know for a fact I'm not as tecchy as you. I will be going back to that post more than once, it's a great tutorial on working to better one's blog.

I hope you will post another clothing ensemble picked out by your husband soon!

Z--- said...

wow!!it is great!!!xx

www.zscloset.blogspot.com

Veshoevius said...

Oooh Decades has a blog?! Must check it out! Would love to make a visit to this place in person after seeing it on the Rachel Zoe series but would die of fright from the price tags no doubt.

jill815 said...

Hi Veshoevius! It's a great blog and I'm with you, I'd love to visit Decades, but I can just imagine what some of those dresses cost.