12.31.2009

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC - Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Collection
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Loving basic black this New Years Eve, for some reason it just feels right. It is a great way to show off sparkle and nothing looks as curvaceous as the female form in a black wiggle dress. Keep in mind that works for both coming as well as going. So take your time entering a festive gathering as well as leaving. Always taking Proust as your example and become a remembrance of things past.

BABY NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES - Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti
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Frockology Style Tip:
Always look toward stand out accessories when pumping excitement into a basic look. They can take you from drab to fab with just the addition of a wow piece. However, keep in mind to much wow and you will look like a back up hip hop dancer, when your place should be front and center. You know the paparazzi flash only reaches so far back, so don't miss the light.

12.26.2009

VINTAGE FASHION QUOTE

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"You are only as original as the obscurity of your source!"
-Anonymous

FROCKOLOGY Style Tip:

It is true that every thing old is new again when it comes to fashion. The secret to making it modern is in the assembly, how we put together our style is what makes us shine as an individual. If you take look A from celebunot B and continue, then you are not in the least original just another fashion victim in search of inspiration in all the wrong places.


12.24.2009

HOLIDAY SPARKLE

Detail: Vintage Bob Mackie
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Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season full of sparkle.

12.23.2009

THINK BEFOR YOU WEAR - Dita Von Tease Vs. You

DitaVon Tease VS. You

Each time you leave your home, your look defines how you feel about you as well as the way you feel about life. Yup, there you are running an errand in your comfy sweats and hair hanging limp and suddenly around the corner comes the man you have your radar set to attract.......you hold your breath, should you duck into the nearest doorway or let nature take its course.....trust us, only in the movies will he stop and fall at your feet. In reality he will just pass you by. Now, we love Dita and her look but that belongs to her, but we do stress the mantra " LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE"

FROCKOLOGY Style Tip:
Remember it takes just as long to dress with some thought as it does to just pull any thing on willy nilly and take a chance with your future. Always put together a look that is a wow even when casual, it will make you look great but more important, will give you a great outlook on life. It doesn't take heaps of money to have style but it does take thought and a full length mirror.So we recommend investing in both.

12.22.2009

THINK FOR YOURSELF - Leopard or Not?

Chloe Sevigney
(click photo to read article)

Glamour magazine has asked the question " Leopard Harem Pants a Do or a Don't?" The answer it seems is an astounding YES but only because Chloe Sevigney has added a pair to her
"fashion" collection and been photographed wearing them.


Frockology Style Tip:
Ask yourself the following: "Why does this look right?" if the answer is that it fits your style and flatters you then regardless of the whim of fashion it is a firm DO.
STYLE will always be a definite DO while FASHION is very often a DON'T.


12.21.2009

VINTAGE SUPRISE - Balmain Why Bother?

Jenifer Connelly wears a loner BALMAIN @ $4000.00+
Vintage 1980s SWEELO @ $24.99


Do you ever wonder where the hype surpasses the quality of the creative? Let's take the above as a perfect example, both are green sequin and bugle beads hand sewn onto silk chiffon with a strong padded shoulder silhouette and made with a basic pattern and dressmaking construction. Now subtract the famous face and remove the labels and what you have left is the quality of the creative, the rest is just HYPE. So, for the DIYers out there just click the photo and with a quick cut and hem you can be styling with what VOGUE considers one of the BEST of the FRENCH fashion pack.

FROCKOLOGY Point of View:

You should always look for talent in the construction, fabrication, cut and fit of a garment, but never allow yourself to be influenced by the HYPE that surrounds the selling of what is called FASHION. You should always be perfecting your own personal style, because only then will you truly shine.


12.17.2009

12.14.2009

STYLE MAKERS - Carine Rotifeld

Carine Rotifeld
Editor in Chief
Vogue Paris

FROCKOLOGY Style Tip:

Having great style is sometimes as easy as having the right attitude. If you feel dowdy then trust us, you are, however if you feel stylish and walk tall with pride in your stride......then you will have the best style possible.
With this in mind have a great holiday and a very stylish new year.

12.11.2009

BUTTER London - Goldfinger is in the house!

The Full Monty
(click photo for more details)
butter
LONDON

Go for the gold this holiday season and deck your nails out with glimmer and shine.


12.04.2009

ROMEO GIGLI - Vintage Sportswear

Romeo Gigli
(click photo for more details)
Italian - Circa.1980s.

Bronze metallic leggings mixed with a silk taffeta blouse make for a great alternative to the traditional holiday festive fashions.

Frockology Style Tip:
When working with anything metallic always consider dressing it down as well as up. It will work equally as well with leather and denim as it does with silk and velvet. Plus dressing it down will make it very modern in look and feel.

12.03.2009

CELEBRITY WHOOPS - Reason To Choose Vintage

Why Choose Vintage?
See Above!

In all the cities, in all the world, two looks repeat in the same city...play it again stylist/designer. When wearing vintage and styling yourself the chances of seeing your look coming and going on the same day much less the same city is probably not going to happen. Something to think about.....right!

11.27.2009

FASHION VICTIM - Stepping to the Bad Side

FASHION VICTIM
Fall 2009
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Frockology Style Tip:

If you find it impossible to take even a single step without the worry of breaking an ankle, take note you have just become a Fashion Victim. Always be in control of your style, never let it rule, when it does you will almost always be a victim of fashion.

11.20.2009

MOLLIE PARNIS - Golden Girl

Mollie Parnis
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1960s.

When the dress code says Festive, we think that is always a good time to shine. This is a great example of sensual elegance, can be warm and covered up yet bare shouldered and provocative. We call that the best combo for a festive evening.
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Frockology Care Tip:
When having metallic brocade trimmed fur cleaned, it is best to have the fur trim removed before using a specialty dry cleaner and then having the fur reattached. It is a always better to be safe then fur less.

11.14.2009

BILL BLASS - Elegant Animal

Bill Blass
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1980s.

Elegant animals are always welcome at even the most urban of affairs. Bill Blass was always the go to designer for the strong yet feminine female of the species. This cocktail dress will make him hear the call of the wild, it will be up to you to tame him.
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Frockology Style Tip:
Anytime you are working with a long sash, wrap it in different ways to create many moods. If you just wrap it and tie it, you will look like many others, yet if you wrap it with your own signature you have instantly become a trend setter.

11.13.2009

DONNA KARAN - Who Says Smoking Is Bad

Donna Karan
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1980s.

Three easy pieces will always make your life less complicated.Wrap this silk smoking jacket over a bodysuit and harem pants, and let the games begin. Always great for travel but equally as comfortable on the town. Now, who says smoking is bad for you.
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Frockology Style Tip:
Always have at least one light weight wrap style jacket in your style arsenal. They work as a blouse equally as well as a light jacket for warmth. Can be worn over anything to add a bit of punch. We all like a little punch now and again.

ADELE SIMPSON - Let The Good Plaids Roll

Adele Simpson
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1980s.

Sometimes you just want to zip and go, you slept late ect..... so hit the shower, grab some lipstick, twist your hair up in a messy french twist and step into this comfortable sheath and slide on your white rimmed shades and hit the door. Dressing made simple, elegant and modern.
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Frockology Care Tip:
Watch what you eat and drink when wearing silk. It seems to attract spills, if this happens always spot clean as soon as possible so the stain will not have time to set. Never rub when spot cleaning silk always dab dry and repeat till the stain dissipated. If you rub you tend to separate the fibers and can cause imperfections in the weave. You know you don't want an imperfect weave.

GIVENCHY - Soutache Me Baby

Givenchy
(click photo for more details)
French - Circa.1970s.

Givenchy always tailored his clothing to showcase the feminine. When working in a tailored manner he would still cut and sculpt his fabrications to follow the female form, rendering even the most structured with a visual flow. You will never go wrong collecting and wearing Givenchy, it is always as elegant as it is comfortable.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When you need a day to evening look that is both professional and comfortable, a matching jacket and skirt is a great way to go. Just change your accessories and shoes and always remember pearls and velvet for a quick switch to evening will work every time.

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11.12.2009

YVES SAINT LAURENT - In The Navy

Yves Saint Laurent
(click photo for more details)
French - Circa.1970s.

Yves Saint Laurent is the most important designer of the late 20th Century. His genius change the face of fashion on more then one occasion. Taking inspiration from the youth in the streets who at the time were wearing old military jackets to show their non conformity to fashion, creates an iconic piece of fashion history. The pea coat shows up many times through out his design life, always looking fresh, crisp and modern.
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Frockology Style Tip:
Choose iconic fashion pieces for your style investments as they will always look modern no matter the year they were created. It is your quick fads that age and fade quickly. Lesson learned always invest in style never fashion.

GALANOS - An Apple A Day

James Galanos
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1980s.

Galanos gave us ready to wear that rivaled the best of European couture. His attention to detail as well as his hand finishing techniques were second to none. To wear Galanos is to experience the best in American design.
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Frockology Care Tips:
Always brush with a clothes brush after each wearing to remove dirt. Never store your winter garments on wire or thin plastic hangers always use sturdy wood to help retain the shape. Never store your winter garments in plastic, it retains any moisture and traps air leaving them with a stale smell that will be hard to remove. Treat then well and they will take care of you in the future.

PIERRE CARDIN - Space Age Goes Jazz Age

Pierre Cardin
(click photo for more details)
French - Circa.1970s.

Pierre Cardin is a master at reflecting current influences through his creative career. He goes as easily from slender sophistication to space age modern on through soft and sculptural to hard edged chic, always catching just the right mood. Here he takes the influences of the Jazz Age and gives us a look that transcends time and place, yet is elegant as well as wearable and modern.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When wearing a look that has a distinct flavor of place or time, you have a decision to make. Do you play up the time and place or do you take the look past period and into the modern. Either works as long as you don't veer into costume land and find yourself without a party to attend.

11.11.2009

DONALD BROOKS - Check This

Donald Brooks
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1960s.

Sometimes you just don't feel like dealing with a coat when it's cold outside. Yet you want to be warm and cozy. Here is a great way to have both, just add tights and bold white rimmed shades and you will be hot inside or out.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When working bold or graphic prints always remember that proportion is the key to a successful look. If the print is predominantly square then make the accessories more rounded and vice verse. You get the idea, contrast is always key to a graphic look.

11.09.2009

TODD OLDHAM - Poncho Me Now

Todd Oldham
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1990s.

Don't you just love to be comfortable as well as casual but also fashionable? The answer is Yes. We all do, and with this Oldham poncho you can be super comfortable but yet very fashion forward.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When being comfortable, you need to also be fashionable. Comfortable is not an excuse for sloppy you still need to have a look that is casual but put together with eye catching accessories and the right attitude. We don't mean stretch pants a frown and bagel!

ANNE KLEIN - Toutcha Toucha Touch It

Anne Klein
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1970s.

If you feel the need for a stroke then this is the skirt of you, because it attracts attention as everyone wants to pet it. It is silky plush and feels sumptuous to the touch. So wear it and be popular, just expect the unexpected.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When wearing a bold print always wear a solid somewhere to give the eye a place to rest, as well as balance the print.

11.08.2009

ADOLFO - Santana Feels So Right

Adolfo
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1970s.

Always reach for Adolf when you want to be elegantly comfortable. Some choose St. John santana knit but a true collector of vintage clothing will always reach for Adolfo.
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Frockology Care Tip:
When wearing knit always accessorize with items that have no catches or clasps or prongs that can catch in the knit. In knitwear, any brake in the fabric and you will immediately start to unravel. Also when put on or off never pull the garment but always place it to avoid stretching out of shape.

ARNOLD SCAASI - That Old Black Magic

Arnold Scaasi
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1980s.

That old black magic will have you in its spell once again with this Arnold Scaasi. No one takes on evening in the same manner as Scaasi, he embraces it with the love of the craft of true dressmaking. His work is always crisp,clean and extremely well made, they fit like a dream and wear like iron, who can ask for anything more.
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Frockology Care Tip:
When working with and wearing sequins or beads, if you see a stray thread.....NEVER PULL IT......always, if there is enough tread knot it behind the sequin or bead, if knot then wrap it around the sequin or bead tightly. Nothing like a line of missing beads or sequins to ruin a girls night.

11.06.2009

YVES SAINT LAURENT - The Russian is Here

Yves Saint Laurent
(click photo for more details)
French - Circa.1970s.

Yves Saint Laurent was perhaps the most important designer of the last half of the 20th Century. His design aesthetic changed the direction of fashion on more then one occasion, taking inspiration from the street, books and art as well as historical places and events, he internalized and from that created very memorable wearable art.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When working with a long scarf or shawl try not to just wrap it around your throat, give it a personality of its own and let it say something about itself as well as you.

LOUIS FERARD - Plesant Peasant

Louis Feraud
(click photo for more details)
French - Circa.1960s.

French couture from the sixties in mint condition, not easy to find but extremely easy to wear. Louis Feraud during this period was influenced by the counter culture of youth, yet still maintaining the quality and refinement of the finest in French couture.
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Frockology Care Tip:
When dealing with rare quality garments it is always best to store them in acid free boxes wrapped in acid free tissue, this will avoid any hanger disfigurements and allow the garment to breath as well as maintain its true shape.



11.05.2009

GEOFFREY BEENE - Metallica Me

Geoffrey Beene
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1980s.

Gold and Black metallic trimmed in black tipped gold lace skirt and bolero sounds like the beginning of a great evening, but throw Geoffrey Beene into the mix and it quickly becomes something bigger. The mix master is once again at work and adds a cream fagot stitch cotton traditional shirt under the bolero, and we all take a second look, and thinking, "wish I had thought of that".
Just one of the reasons Beene is considered one of the masters of American fashion.
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Frockology Style Tip:
Take a cue from Mr. Beene and always add a bit of a wild card into your fashion mix. If you are leaning in the sophisticated direction done up in silk and satin, perhaps add a lacquered straw box as an evening clutch. Always make them go .......H'mmmmm! One of the many ways to lead fashion.

KOOS VAN DEN AKKER - Patchwork Celeberation

Koos Van Den Akker
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1970s.

A celebration of life is the significance behind the patchwork inspirations of Koos Van Den Akker. After World War II the Dutch women used scraps of fabric from what was left of their families clothing and sewed them together into patchwork skirts to signify survival and the continuation of life, a beautiful tradition that is still active today. A profound inspiration for a young Dutch designer.
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Frockology Style Tip:
Always incorporate different found objects that are only significant to you into your style. Following fashion can be fun but never become a Fashion Drone, not only is it dull but it is also says: I can't think for yourself, and that's just not true. Is it?

11.04.2009

OSCAR DE LA RENTA - Red Is Never Dead

Oscar de la Renta
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click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1960s.


Red is never dead, it is the color of passion and we are all for some passion, how about you. A great look when you want to be alluring yet covered up. Think holiday party at your bosses house.... provocative but proving it now that would be a bit more difficult.
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Frockology Care Tip:

When having any fabric with a metallic thread woven into cleaned always specify no high heat press, because the heat can melt and discolor the metallic quality of the thread. Ask for it to be hand steamed or better yet steam it with a hand held steamer once you have it back in your hot little hands.

MARY MCFADDEN - India via 19th Century England

Mary McFadden
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1970s.

Bold and beautiful with a whisper of historic reference is a great way to describe the work of Mary McFadden. Her couture is always executed with the hand of an artist, here her silk gazar fabrication is hand painted to reflect the color and symbols of India yet cut in a style reminiscent of 19th Century England.
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Frockology Care Tip:

When dealing with anything that is hand painted always have your dry cleaner do a test with their cleaning chemicals on a seam area first to see if it will cause any type of chemical breakdown. It is only good to wear modern art when you planned it.

BILL BLASS - Make Mine Geisha

Bill Blass
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click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1970s.

The holiday season is here again and it is time to start planning our looks for the festivities. We like anything that can be mixed into our existing style, so a dress with a jacket is always welcome. We break them up and quickly, because it is time to move on into a modern world of separate but equal.
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Frockology Style Tip:

Always break up a set, it will give you more options in your wardrobe as well as allow you to see your look in a different way. We are all for expressing our fashion in various ways its wonder to behold.

11.03.2009

PERRY ELLIS - Playful Schoolgirl Looks Right

Perry Ellis
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1990s.


Who wouldn't like to return to the carefree days of being a schoolgirl. Well here is a great outfit for capturing that feeling again. Take this Marc Jacobs design from his time at Perry Ellis and just add a pink poplin shirt and some brogues and you instantly are working that vibe.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When you have a great suit with a hip length jacket don't pass up the opportunity to take the jacket and skirt and mix them with other items in your style closet. Mix the skirt with a cable knit sweater or the jacket over jeans and a turtleneck. Now, mix it your way.

ROMEO GIGLI - Skin Tight Just Right

Romeo Gigli
(click photo for more details)
Italian - Circa.1980s

Skin tight can be just right depending on where and who. This body conscious take on spandex is meant to grab attention while remaining a bit playful with the peek a boo crop top. She who wears the spandex gets to make the rules.
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Frockology Care Tip:
When dealing with garments with a lot of stretch in them, always if possible hand wash them and lay flat to dry. Any heat source tends to cause the stretch to begin to loose its elastic properties quickly, and we all know a lop sided bondage dress just looks like a wreck.


EMANUEL UNGARO - Strong Shoulder Soft Body

Emanuel Ungaro
(click photo for more details)
French - Circa.1980s.

We all need a strong shoulder, it gives us a feeling of power with out dressing like wonder woman, and yet allow us to remain soft when it counts. Here is a great example by the man that first put us in a strong shoulder. Strong yet soft without that over the top exaggeration of super bigger then big shoulders. We love Ungaro and he loved all women and it shows.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When wearing a strong shoulder to keep it modern never bring emphasis to the waist. Each time you draw attention to the waist while wearing a strong shoulder you instantly begin to scream look I'm an extra on Dynasty. We don't want you to get bitched slapped by Alexis so keep your silhouette close to the body yet letting the shoulders be the only focal point.


11.02.2009

MALCOLM STARR - Grey Flannel Never Looked So Good

Malcolm Starr
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1970s.

Sometimes you wish you could go to a dress event in your flannel bathrobe, you know you do. Well here is a great alternative, a gray wool flannel with beaded detail jumpsuit, almost like a onsie for adults. Elegant and comfortable now that is a great combo.
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Frockology Care Tip:
We love a jumpsuit but also understand the pit falls of wearing on, going to the loo. So we recommend taking along a large cotton or rayon scarf (anything washable) to drape on the floor before taking down the jumpsuit. When finished just fold and place in a zip lock and back into your bag, presto you have relief.


11.01.2009

TRIFARI - Flipping for Alfred Phillip

Trifari
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1950s.

We love a drop dead piece of vintage jewelry and we bet you do as well. This Alfred Phillip for Trifari will make you swoon. Working for Trifari since the Jazz Age he changed the face of faux jewelry in America, taking it and making it as beautiful as anything considered fine jewelry. As collectible as it is beautiful, this necklace is an elegant piece of history.
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Frockology Style Tip:
As much as we love jewelry that lights up the night, we sometimes like to have a bit of sparkle during the day. Take a choker with a bit of sparkle and wear it with a crisp collar closed close to the throat and let a little sparkle catch the eye.

BEN-AMUN - Stop Lights Never Looked So Good

Ben-Amun
(click photo for more details)
Egyptian - Circa.1980s
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Stop, look and admire these stop light colored jeweled earrings from Isaac Manevitz. They will catch more then just the light day or night so wear with caution.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When wearing bold earrings always remember to keep your hair back aways from them, using the hair as a frame to showcase keeps it from getting tangled with the jewelry. Playing with your ear seductively is a go, however tugging with hair around your ear is is a definite turn off.

CARLOS FALCHI - It's Hard To Stop a Buffalo

Carlos Falchi
(click photo for more details)
Brazilian - Circa.2005.


It's hard to stop a buffalo especially if it is one made by Carlos Falchi. His handcrafted leather work is unique an is always recognized as Falchi creation. the buffalo is his signature piece evolving from his beginnings as a designer. Anyone starting a Falchi collection, this would be the style to start that collection.
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Frockology Style Tip:

A casual bag no matter how great it is will not always work in every style situation. Always match your bag to the occasion. Next time your out look around you, the bags that are wrong are the ones you notice first. Think about it!

10.31.2009

GIORGIO ARMANI - Butterscotch Cream Stars

Giorgio Armani
(click photo for more details)
Italian - Circa.1980s.

We love Armani jackets for the fabulous fit as well as beautiful fabrics and feminine drape. If you haven't joined the cult of Armani, just wear one for a day and you will be first in line to join.
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Frockology Style Tip:


When wearing a jacket with a distinctly sharp cut always add something very feminine to the mix and by feminine we don't think it has to be frilly, although there is nothing wrong with that choice either. We just mean something with a softer side that has some body consciousness about it, like silk crepe or cashmere. We think you get the idea, because we know you like those feeling against your skin as much as we do.




GIORGIO ARMANI - Sensual Sexy & Sheer

Giorgio Armani
(click photo for more details)
Italian - Circa.1980s.

We love a blouse that is sensual as well as sexy and sheer, yet totally covered up. We got treasure but we aren't showing it to you. You better work!
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Frockology Care Tip:
Always keep you delicate clothing off the hanger and stored folded yet without being crushed in a drawer. The brushing up against heaver items that might also have sharp edges will always snag and pull causing threads to run. We can't have that now can we.

GIORGIO ARMANI - Westward Ho The Trousers

Giorgio Armani
(click photo for more details)
Italian - Circa.1980s.


Sometimes you just feel like wearing a whimsical trouser that drapes around the body. Oh, come on now admit it, nothing feels better then supple fabric caressing the body every time you move.
We know it , you know it, enough said!
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Frockology Care Tip:
With all of your dry clean only items we recommend keeping cleaning to a minimum as it will wear down the longevity of any garment. So get a good spot cleaner and a hand held steamer and if you tend to dew some light dress shields. when eating a large napkin is a girls best friend.


10.30.2009

DON LOPER - Swing into Fall

Don Loper
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.1950s.

We know you love finding vintage coats that look modern, and we happily offer this one as a prime example of the best of modern vintage. Swing into fall and on through winter looking elegant and on trend.
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Frockology Style Tip:

When working a vintage coat into your style always remember that keeping it modern is through the use of fashion forward accessories. This is not the time to show off that sweet 40s alligator handbag you just scored or those 60s Roger Vivier pumps, save those for when you are wearing a very current look and want to spice it up and not look like everyone else.

10.29.2009

BILL BLASS - Park Avenue Bohemian

Bill Blass
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click photo for more details)
American - Circa.Late.1960s.

Sometimes a Park Avenue princess feels a bit Bohemian but does not want to loose the trust fund. So she turns to this exciting mix of Scheherazade meets uptown.....now all that is needed are a few oriental pillows to lounge on and a tale to tell.
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Frockology Care Tip:

When dealing with a heavily jeweled or beaded garment it is best to uses dress shields and spot clean, especially if you do not have a specialty dry cleaner in your area. The intense heat of the dryer and presses will discolor and melt your delicate embellishments, and why buy beads if you don't intend to shine.




10.28.2009

CLAUDE MONTANA - Super Sexy Moto Jacket


Claude Montana
(click photo for more details)
French - Circa.Early.1980s.

Super sexy and hard edged was always a Montana trademark. His designs make us feel powerful and exciting, able to conquer the world, or at least get a table at that hot new bistro.
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Frockology Style Tip:

Always mix in a bit of softness when wearing a very hard edged style. It will earns you additional style points to have contrast as well as texture in your fashion blend.








GIORGIO ARMANI - The Shape That Changed Fashion

Giorgio Armani
(click photo for more details)
Italian - Circa.Late.1970s.

Armani is the man that took the stuffing out of tailoring, which made us all walk taller and look and feel sexier. Now that is what we call a great fashion moment. It drapes the body and gives it a totally different shape from any thing that has structure. Elegant sensual comfort is what Armani will always be about, try it we promise you will like.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When wearing anything unstructured remember your posture, stand tall otherwise you will have a tendency to look heavy and that is not the ideal. When making a vintage garment modern, the best idea is to pair it with the ultra modern. The idea is to be unique not in costume.



DONNA KARAN - You say Tomato I say Tomato

Donna Karan
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.Late.1980s.


We always have a soft spot for anything red and when you add Donna Karan to the mix usually our heart skips a beat. This makes us instantly want to grab a straw bag add a couple of Cacharel print cotton skirts and some raffia slides a bikini and some shades and head to St. Barts.
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Frockology Style Tip:
When working with a sarong skirt or scarf always experiment with different ways to wrap. Think past wrap to the side and tie, find unique and different techniques for more interesting shapes. It will give you a feeling of accomplishment, as well as inspire others in taking a different approach to their look, and we are all about sharing ideas on fashion.


10.27.2009

ADELE SIMPSON - Falling for a Nubby Combo

Adele Simpson
(click photo for more details)
American - Circa.Late.1960s.


Sometimes the ease of a dress is the greatest of all pick me ups. It's just step, zip, go and sometimes that is all we have time for in the morning. Yet we still want to look fresh and polished and nothing does that as well or quickly as a dress and jacket combo. Style should always be this easy.
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Frockology Style Tip:

Always break up a set so that you will remember that each can work as a stand alone item in your look book, just remember to clean them together to avoid any fading issues that might arise.

ANNE KLEIN - Suede Me Up

Anne Klein
(click photo for more Details)
American - Circa.Mid.1970s.

Is there anything more wonderful in the fall than a chic little suede jacket. Something that protects yet emphasises all your feminine charms. Toss it on and make it one of your signature pieces for the season.
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Frockology Style Tip:

Anytime you are working with a suede jacket you tend to quickly pair it with a pair of jeans and rightly so, but also think past the easy way and consider it with plaid trousers or paisley print wool challis skirts. It is a great investment piece and should be mixed and matched as often as possible. Depending on the way you pair it, you will have many different looks as well as a great pair of jeans.