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!


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
twitter: @gritandglamour

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

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.