This weeks ebay highlights!

As summer comes to a close I couldn’t resist one last week of super summery listings ( i think I was hugely inspired by the gorgeous weather we have had!).

View all this weeks listings here!

Here are a few of the wonderful summery highlights on offer.

1950s floral print Linzi line dress

Lilac rose print full skirt

Crazy greek urn novelty print skirt

50s deadstock swimsuit

50s Rhona Roy floral garden dress

Not only that but I also took this as an opportunity to list some very rare pieces too. Including some amazing pre 1940s items.

Superb 1920s celluloid cherry handle bag

1890s greenery yallery skirt

40s poppy print dress

40s cc41 blouse

30s white silk blouse

View all this weeks listings here

Vintage obsessions: Linzi line

Linzi line- One of the many lines which set out to recreate the Horrockses look . Linzi line was aimed at quite a young market as can be seen in their advertisements.

This is a lovely example from the Hampshire museum service collection. It has an almost flamenco styled skirt which helps to give it a young, flirty feel. The dress is dated 1955-59.

HMCMS:C2001.110.63

And this is one of my own examples. I am still unsure as to why I bought this considering I have hideously pasty skin, and white is just not a good look on me! Maybe I will sell it at some point. It has a nylon zip which suggest to me its probably 60s. It really reminds me of that infamous Marilyn Monroe dress.

I also just found this other example of Linzi line that i own. Another dress that i think i may sell (i just can’t get it to look right on me). Again this has my favourite colour combination of olive/forest green and shocking pink. Delish.

I must say that i would LOVE to find a dress similar to one of those in the adverts i have seen though. They are all such beauties.
I have just been told by a very dear friend of mine (the legendary Caroline Benn) that this advertisement is based of “The Misses Hunters” By Singer Sargeant 1902. I love the way that they have clearly been influenced by the original painting yet modernised just a touch so that unless you really looked you might not see the link to the Singer Sargeant painting and simply see it as a beautifully staged photograph.