This month's guest editor is Lynn, owner ofHighclass Highwayvintage jewelry. Lynn picks her favorites from MadgesHatbox starting with a vintage Max Mara coat inspired by her childhood visits to San Francisco.
A perfect small purse in elaborate brown corde Approx. Size: 7" x 3.5" x 3 (18 x 9 x 7.5 cm); Strap: 1" wide (2.5 cm); 4" hang (10 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Lamar One of a kind - Buy Now.
Small corde purse in chocolate brown. Gold metal hardware. Perfect size for just the party essentials such as lipstick, id and money. Will fit small cellphones. Corde is a process where gimp thread is woven into intricate patterns on a backing fabric. Very long wearing. One compartment. Zipper close. Lamar mark on zipper pull.
1980s tribute to the classic 1960s Hattie Carnegie heron brooch
Approx. Size: 3" x 1.5" (7.5 x 4 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: None One of a Kind Vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
Madge can't say enough about this fabulous vintage heron brooch. The pinkish coral thermoset plastic body is such a beautiful color. Alternate wings have glitter embedded in the enamel for extra sparkle. Small faceted aurora borealis rhinestones on the top of the comb and on the body. Very detailed setting. Gold metal perch and setting. If you love birds and bling then this one is for you. In the original Carnegie piece the tail feathers were all rhinestones as was the perch. NOTE: This piece is not by Hattie Carnegie.
Sensational vintage Max Mara coat in a rich dark camel tone
Approx. Size Medium, but please check measurements
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Max Mara Label, and on lining, Made in Italy
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone
1980s Max Mara coat in camel. Nice slim cut makes this coat not too bulky. The double breasted styling is sure to keep you warm. Three quarter length, double breasted with six visible buttons plus two inside. One extra button is sewn into lining. Buttons are tortoise style and 1" in diameter. Notch collar, dolman sleeves. Collar, lapel, shoulders and middle of back are top stitched in the same camel color. Angled welt pocket on each side. Softly padded shoulders. This coat is 100% wool with a light brown silk lining.
Approximate Measurements Taken Flat so multiply by two: Shoulders: 20" (51 cm) Bust: 24" (61 cm) Waist: 24” (61 cm) Hips: 24” (91 cm) Length – Center Back: 50” (127 cm) Sleeve: 22” (65 cm) Wrist: 7” (17.5 cm) Back vent: 20" (51 cm)
Beautiful wide brim felt winter hat in three different tones of brown Approx. Hat Size: 22" (56 cm); Diameter: 16" (40.5 cm); Crown Height: 2.5" (6 cm); Width of Brim: 4" (10 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Whittall & Javits One of a Kind - Get it before it's gone.
Medium brown on the brim. Dark chocolate brown velvet crown with orange silk and dark chocolate velvet twisted fabric hatband. Large brown bow in the back. By the famous milliner 1980s Whittall & Javits Dark brown netting with decorative squares adorns the brim. Large brown satin bow. Stretch cord on the back to hold hat in place.
Eliot Whittall and Eric Javitz, both graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, joined forces after college to create this line of millinery in the early l980s. This label later became known as Whittall & Schon, when Richard Shon, one of the company's designers bought out Eric Javits. Both Javits and Whittall & Schon are still active companies.