Wanda's Profile

About

This shop is all about my lifelong passions: Design, Photography, Fashion -- the sixties, history, textile art, and nature. I am a tried and true connoisseur of fabrics and fashion. At age 3 I remember drawing a pair of pants and arguing with my cousins that it looked more like pants than theirs did. As I remember, my drawing was awful, but I did discover how much I like to argue...and win! At age five and on, I got to show-off the trendy hand sewn outfits my mom stitched up. As a ten-year-old, I drew paper dolls and the paper clothes to latch on to them, complete with folding tabs. I played dress-up in piles of my Aunt Flo's old clothes (which today would be worth a mint). I learned to sew on a treadle Singer sewing machine at age twelve, transformed within me driving an unquenchable thirst for creating my own style, making clothing with my own hands. I knew no boundaries, sewing from Simplicity and Vogue. I sewed up what I now call…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 11
  • Joined November 20, 2010

Favorite materials

vintage magazines, ephemera, textiles

Shop

saffronfields
1960s Print Ads / Besler Botanical Plates...

About

This shop is all about my lifelong passions: Design, Photography, Fashion -- the sixties, history, textile art, and nature. I am a tried and true connoisseur of fabrics and fashion. At age 3 I remember drawing a pair of pants and arguing with my cousins that it looked more like pants than theirs did. As I remember, my drawing was awful, but I did discover how much I like to argue...and win! At age five and on, I got to show-off the trendy hand sewn outfits my mom stitched up. As a ten-year-old, I drew paper dolls and the paper clothes to latch on to them, complete with folding tabs. I played dress-up in piles of my Aunt Flo's old clothes (which today would be worth a mint). I learned to sew on a treadle Singer sewing machine at age twelve, transformed within me driving an unquenchable thirst for creating my own style, making clothing with my own hands. I knew no boundaries, sewing from Simplicity and Vogue. I sewed up what I now call sewing miracles, my own clothes all through high school, buying my own patterns and fabrics. I sold my funky but well appreciated creations through a hip sixties boutique on the main strip in touristy Waikiki. Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Vogue magazines were my guiding angels during those fresh, exciting years, the so called sixties era. So here we are, you and I, dumbstruck at the amazing trails and controversial forks we've taken on the road of life. Nostalgia drives us to tenderly scrutinize the sociology and psychology of our freewheeling Selves and our frenzied Times. In this shop I attempt to offer the best images, timeless ones that truthfully trace the past, advertising lingo is a part of that. Images that talk to our past persona, beautiful enough to grace our walls, fill our scrapbooks, paste above our night stands and vanities. Sour as vinegar, sweet as sugar, how fleeting is time; may these advertising pages remind us that life has been good to us in spite of ourselves, they are our legacy, a how-to book from the good old days.

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