Tag: vintage

The Jewels of Sunset Boulevard

“I am big. It’s the pictures that got small”….Sunset Boulevard (1950), remains an iconic film Noir classic and winner of three Academy Awards.  If you haven’t seen Gloria Swanson’s epic portrayal of Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star you must, you really must!  There are parallels of course for Swanson age 50 in the…

Understanding, Wearing, and Appreciating Native American Jewelry

  Many people own some form of Native American Jewelry, and such pieces have been in fashion for years. However, there is sometimes more than meets the eye concerning how the many designs relate to the specific symbols, beliefs and aesthetics of particular tribes and artists. I hope to highlight how we should consider the…

Egyptian Revival YSL Necklace sells for $8,000

Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company Image. See complete listing here. This necklace was quite frankly stunning and a great example of the 70s Egyptian Revival style.  It was part of the Fall Couture Fashion and Textile Auction held by Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company.  Here is a link to some of the lots sold during the…