Tag Archives: As Seen In

As Seen In… Hermes gloves 1950

Advertisment for Hermes gloves, 1950 and the real things… This goes to prove that just because something is designer doesn’t necessarily make it good – these gloves tend to make the wearer look like she has hairy arms!

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As Seen In… Newton Elkin for Pandora shoes

This a great example to show how advertisements in fashion magazines were often drawn instead of photographed because drawn illustrations could idealize the product — the slimness of the heel and the narrowness of the toe. These shoes were designed … Continue reading

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As Seen In… Indian embroidered clutch

It’s not a perfect match because the embroidery is hand made and each purse would be unique, but this is obviously the same kind of purse.

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As Seen In – 1949 Summerettes Shoes

There hasn’t been an ‘As Seen In’ blog for a while (check out the tag ‘As Seen In’ for more period adverts matched up with examples.) Rubber and cotton summer shoes with platform midsoles were popular from the mid 1940s to the … Continue reading

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As Seen In… Thierry Mugler jellies

(Originally blogged December 18, 2009) Jellies (molded rubber shoes) were popular once again this past summer – this time with high heels rather than the usual flat sole styles. The first time they were hits was the mid 1980s as … Continue reading

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As seen in… Norma Kamali, Oleg Cassini, Chanel and Davidow

(Originally blogged October 7, 2009) What happened to September? I have spent most of the last two months finishing off my next book ‘Shoes A-Z since 1950’ but more about that later… In the process of research I came across the … Continue reading

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As Seen In… Richard Tam

(Originally blogged June 16, 2009) While screen shopping today I found a dress on Couture Allure that was by Richard Tam. I knew the name sounded familiar and then I noticed an advert for Richard Tam in the listing and … Continue reading

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