Tommi Parzinger

  Tommi Parzinger was a German designer who moved to New York City in the mid 1930’s. Well known for his furniture designs, Parzinger is considered an early proponent of the Hollywood Regency style. His furniture was elegant and sophisticated, marrying his traditional European design background with the modern tastes of the New York decorators and […]

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Winter Florals

  Here are a few vintage floral scarves from my collection with a wintery feeling.        

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Fantasy Flora

  I recently saw images from the Valentino Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show and was intrigued by the unusual designs of palm trees and cacti. Turns out these prints and embroideries were created by Zandra Rhodes for Valentino. Valentino’s designer Pierpaolo Piccioli commissioned Rhodes to design prints based on Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” […]

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La Mendola

  This is another case of finding a vintage scarf that leads me to learn about an amazing fashion line I had never heard of before: La Mendola. I was drawn to the bold jungle colors of this parrot scarf at a thrift store. Researching the signature from the bottom corner led to discovering that […]

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Summer Is Here

Another great scarf by my favorite – Vera Neumann. These bold anemone flowers pack a punch and I love the fuzzy centers as painted by Vera.

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Spring! Pucci!

A recent find – I love this bright and crisp cotton scarf by Pucci. I’ve learned that it was designed in the 1970’s and is titled “Westinghouse.”

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Big Florals – Chintz Fabric

  Although I am a serious fan of modernism and geometric patterns, I’ve always been drawn to big, retro-looking florals. Some may call them “chintz” but that’s actually a bit of a misnomer as chintz is defined as a glazed cotton fabric. However the word chintz does vividly conjure up the image of ripe bouquets […]

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Butterflies and Flowers

  This beautiful vintage silk scarf is a recent find from my mother. It was stored away in someone’s attic for years. It has no label or signature so I have no identification on the designer or manufacturer. The colors are so lush and at the same time so soft. The artwork in the butterflies […]

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