Vintage Violet

March 10, 2008

Men’s speedos made from vintage t-shirts

Filed under: Best 'Get-UP' — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 11:00 pm
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Some one found my site under the Google search, “bathing suits made from vintage t-shirts.” It sounded really interesting so I had to Google it myself and I’m really glad I did.

Philip Heckman is the creative genius behind these snazzy little things. Logos on the suits range from Madonna to D.A.R.E. to my personal favorite, Cher! They only cost $45 and can be purchased on LowTee.

While the suits are primarily for men, I think I might buy a bottom and match it with a plain top from J. Crew. They have really great simple bathing suits that can be bought separately and I love this idea!

For more information, read Boston Globe’s article on the item, “Goes well with green.”

Photograph courtesy of LowTee.


March 7, 2008

I refuse to buy vintage bathing suits

Filed under: Best 'Get-UP' — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 5:03 pm
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There’s one line I won’t cross in vintage shopping and that is buying a used bathing suit. I am in no way a germ freak and do believe that vintage stores clean their items, but it’s just something I cannot fathom. Luckily this year I can still wear vintage fashion in the summer without buying an older previously worn swim suit.

Fashionista posted six retro swim suits on sale this year.

I purchased the Jantzen Runched Vamp One-Peice from Macy*s. The suit is available in red, black, and white.

It reminded me the classic 50s pin up girl you would find with Elvis in 1961 movie Blue Hawaii.

Photograph courtesy of All Posters.

February 25, 2008

Marion Cotillard best dress, best win

Congratulations to Marion Cotillard for her Oscar winning performance La Vie en Rose. Your performance was classic and so was your Oscar dress. My favorite dress of the night was Cotillard’s Jean-Paul Gaultier mermaidesque gown. It may have been brand new, but it was without a doubt, timeless.


Photo courtesy of the BBC. For more on last night’s fashion visit Oscar fashion: fabulous or faux pas?

February 15, 2008

Best ‘Get-UP’

Filed under: Best 'Get-UP' — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 1:43 am
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