Sunday, 21 September 2008

Fall foliage

Did you notice Google's logo today? It's to commemorate the first day of autumn. We're also celebrating the new season at ShopCurious.

Staying briefly with our feathered friends, this quirky vintage autumn feather hat is now available at our eclectic online store. The stylish design reflects the colours of fall foliage, using natural feathers to stunning effect. It's one of a small selection of unique accessories from 1940s and 1950s America to be found on our website... and more vintage feathered hats are coming soon.

Looking at these glorious red and orange leaves reminds me of the film Far from Heaven with Julianne Moore. It’s set 1950s Connecticut in the fall and is worth seeing just for the the cinematography, let alone the fabulous ‘50s fashions in colours as vivid as the autumn scenery. Better still, the visual feast is matched by a plot exploring controversial issues such as homosexuality, sexism and racism and their effect on relationships in post-war America.

As for gloriously autumnal shades, we’ve also several beautifully beaded vintage handbags in hues that superbly suit the season. These elegant, yet unusual creations will appeal to fashion lovers with distinctive, individual taste. The one-off pieces are intricately embroidered and embellished with gilt leaves and late flowering roses.

Why pay a fortune for a luxury designer handbag, when you could have a bag with original vintage style? Invest in a piece of stateside heritage that’s as collectable as it is covetable - if you take good care of it, you might even be able to pass it on to future generations.

Something to think about whilst you’re kicking your way through autumn’s golden gown...

Will you?

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