19th Century German Wedding Crown Head piece Made from Goose Feathers

Yeah – I know, it’s not shoes… but it is ultra cool and such a cool part of fashion! I found this on eBay – it’s a wedding headpiece from the 1800s made just like German Christmas trees of the era. To quote information from the listing:

“An unbelievable find, this very rare 19th century headdress from Germany. It’s made from the same technique is also used with the famous German Christmas trees, the so called FederBaume, each feather was treated by hand with a special technique to give the feather the same look as the needles of a Christmas tree. it was a terrible job and one needs a lot of craftsmanship to make such a tree. The same thing has been done with the feathers in this wedding crown. It’s a beautiful mixture of goose feathers, beads, flowers, glass ornaments etc. on the back there is a long white ribbon. it’s overwhelming the choice of materials and the whole beauty of the head piece. It is really a very unique piece in the perfect condition, as you can see in the pics, we found a same headpiece in an historical picture. in those times they were used in weddings in a particular area in Germany. It will not be easy to find a second one.”

Then, while trying to find another historical photo I ran into this great blog post full of historical, enormous wedding headdresses.

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From an eBay auction.

Black and Ivory

Color scheme in mind, a 1930’s outfit I would die to have…

The Dress.

Source: J. Peterman Company

1930’s double layer lace gown made by J. Peterman.

The dress is called Bricktop after the American jazz singer, dancer, and vaudeville performer, Ada “Bricktop” Smith.

The Coat & Scarf.

Source: Couture Allure

The dress could easily be worn by itself, but on those cold winter nights this 1930’s coat and scarf will keep you warm and vintage chic. The coat is black velvet and both are newly available among couture allure’s collection of vintage items for sale.

The Necklace.

Source: http://www.rubylane.com/info/shop.html

Keeping with the 1930’s black and ivory theme, here we have a Bakelite necklace available. Bakelite has made a ton of vintage dress clips, pins, baubles, and other jewelry. From my experience, quality has always been wonderful.

The Shoes.

Source: Aris Allen

1930’s style black and ivory pumps from Aris Allen.

Aris Allen shoes have been the most comfortable and affordable vintage reproduction shoes I have found. I think this particular shoe would be a perfect match to the Bakelite necklace. After all accessories can make the outfit.

Any additions any of you, my vintage fashion savvy readers, would add or change?

Men – What would you wear to compliment this outfit?

Drape Induced Love

Drape Induced Love

Vintage 1940’s gown has a embellished seam in the front that pops to catch the attention of your audience as you razzle dazzle them. I love how the 40’s just made clothing appear to drape you so effortlessly. Found on eBay.

Drape Induced Love
Source: eBay

Vintage 1940’s gown has a embellished seam in the front that pops to catch the attention of your audience as you razzle dazzle them. I love how the 40’s just made clothing appear to drape you so effortlessly. Found on eBay.