Posts Tagged ‘ Vintage Jewelry ’

Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire “Halloween Vintage Style” at Rock Wall Wine Company.

October 16, 2013
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Rock Wall Hangar

We proudly announce a new venue for the fall Alameda Point Fashion Vintage Faire with a “Halloween” costume contest at historic Alameda Point. The fall event will be held at Rock Wall Wine Company and is located on the former Alameda Naval Air Base, which was decommissioned in 1997.  This location is neighbors of our monthly Alameda Point Antiques Faire drawing over 10,000 shoppers and 850 booths every month and Michaan’s Annex Auctions warehouse. Rock Wall Hangar The etymology of the name: The name Rock Wall refers to the defensive perimeter wall built during WWII in the San Francisco Bay to protect the base from Japanese air to sea... Continue reading

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Pan Am Style Grooming Tips

May 9, 2012
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Airline Grooming Tips

The Officer's Club (O' Club) is right off of Pan Am Way. What could be better than having our spring Vintage Fashion Faire Preview Party take off as a Vintage Style Travel theme since so many people loved the now cancelled TV show Pan Am?  Our 60's Mad Men costume contest was a hit so we wanted celebrate the fashions & styles of that era. If you tuned in to Pan Am and saw the first episode, they depicted the rigorous restrictions on weight and grooming of the airline stewardesses back in that time. They had to weigh in every day and were required to wear girdles and slips. Not to mention be well groomed (see below for a small sampling). If you... Continue reading

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The Mad Men Remedy

October 1, 2011
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Betty needs a fix!  (courtesy of AMC)

Are you having Mad Men withdrawals? Are you watching Netflix re-runs on instant queue wistfully longing for your Don Draper fix while drinking heavily and chain smoking? Or imagining that you are? Did you run to Banana Republic for the Mad Men Collection and start mixing martinis for mannequins?   Hold the phone! Until the season 5 premiere in March of 2012, we have the remedy...shop for true Mad Men fashion at the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire at the O' Club. Get ready to knock them out with your style for the holidays in one of a kind looks for less. We'll have 3 ballrooms of top vintage from the 1960's to bring... Continue reading

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Featured Dealer May 2011 ~ The Tattered House

June 11, 2011
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May's featured dealers, Erika Friend and Sandy Bryan of the Tattered House from Roseville, California's booth was first noticed when we were shooting our commercial for Eye on the Bay for a CBS spot which aired this past month. We were hurriedly scouring for French antiques on a budget and stopped by their regular booth space (J23). We were attracted to some lovely painted white French chairs, that we ended up reluctantly passing on. We were looking for items to create a French cafe look and although we didn't actually use the footage we shot in their booth in the final, we couldn't resist taking photos of their delectable decor. Everything in their booth... Continue reading

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Vintage Fashion Faire Recap: Looks to Die For at the O’ Club

June 1, 2011
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Trappings of Time booth

It was vintage heaven at the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire, held for the first time at the O’ Club on Saturday April 16, 2011. Last Fall’s strong early buy was beat this spring by the determined shoppers at 10AM, when the buying frenzy began. The flow continued steadily throughout the day, filling up the show parking lot. Show Producer Sandra Michaan reported that most dealers were selling a wide range of merchandise and there was a a buzz of wonder throughout the day, as enthusiastic shoppers wandered from room to room snapping up vintage scores, buying bags full of quality merchandise. One happy customer e-mailed show management: “I really... Continue reading

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Vintage Glamour, O’ Yes!

April 6, 2011
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A farewell toast to a screen goddess

Countdown to the vintage extravaganza we've all been waiting for. Spring is finally here and with it, floral fantasies, dreams of sun beams and spring blossoms fill the air. Last weekend's Alameda Point Antiques Faire gave us the dose of fresh air we all needed and now we are charged up and ready to take in some serious Hollywood glamour. The historic O' Club is where we will find crystal chandeliers, wood paneled walls, tufted leather couches, jazz piano music and historic vintage eye candy galore. Whether you're a collector or a clothing designer, fashion student (all students are free with a valid student ID), stylist, showgirl, personal shopper,... Continue reading

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Green for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011
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Maureen O Hara

There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were. Whether or not you're Irish or wish you were, we celebrate being green every month at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire with recycled and repurposed vintage goods. Today, I'm wearing a 50's three strand vintage necklace with multi-colored green beads found at the Point that two dealers sold to me for a song. Talk about the luck of the Irish...Happy St. Patrick's Day Vintage Lovers. I took this photo with my Hipstamatic. The vintage necklace was found at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire this year and I told the dealers I would wear it for St. Patrick's... Continue reading

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Retro Resolutions for the New Year

January 17, 2011
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The 70s denim look on the Derek Lam runway.

It’s a new year and it’s time to make those resolutions! Look back at the past and forward to the future at the Point. It’s the perfect time to do some redecorating and buy some new vintage threads to spruce up your wardrobe. Hang on to your hats and don’t let winter give you the blues. The weather at December’s show didn’t prevent shoppers from finding treasures at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire (myself included) and retro steals can make anyone’s rainy day a bit brighter. If you didn't get a chance to pick up the Point Magazine, here are some of my tips on retro trends in my Vintage Style Solutions column. Give yourself permission... Continue reading

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Vintage Costume Jewelry Finds at a Price That’s Precious.

September 29, 2010
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Miriam Haskell signed earrings

In the latest issue of The Point magazine, coming out at Sunday's Alameda Point Antiques Faire, I share pro tips in my Vintage Style Solutions column about how to shop for vintage costume jewelry. You can soon read the complete article by downloading the Point at www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com or pick up a copy at the Point. Here's a little preview and some wickedly whimsical jewelry to cast a spell on you. After all... it's Halloween month, kicking off the season of giving. Why overspend on trendy jewelry fashions that everyone else wears when you can find vintage costume jewelry for a price that's precious? Every stylist knows that attending an... Continue reading

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Deco Decadence: Look Like A Million For A Song

August 22, 2010
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Romantic and a bit racy: 1920′s style lace and shine dazzle for a classy showgirl finish. Be a modern flapper with all that razzle dazzle on the runways now. Glitz and after dark drama command center stage this fall. Designers like Anna Sui and Phillip Lim had stand out sequined flapper dresses in their collections to make any woman the belle of the ball. The Jazz Age brought hemlines up to the knee by 1925 and eliminated the waistline making the silhouette loose and tubular. The perfect frock for the dance floor. You can buy an original deco dress at the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire and own a piece of history with embellishment... Continue reading

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