RoseleinRarities

Vintage apparel with heart

Oelwein, Iowa · 1879 Sales

RoseleinRarities

Vintage apparel with heart

Oelwein, Iowa 1879 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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(739)

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Kyana

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Announcement   RED-HOT fun, wearable vintage dresses & outfits from casual to formal.
Search by STYLE—mod, boho, retro, Victorian, flapper, deco...
by DECADE—1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s...
or by SIZE—petite XS S M L XL plus size...
You can also search "SALE" for items that are up to 75% off!

You'll love our fun updates, behind-the-scenes pictures & more on Facebook & Instagram!

And, by all means, PIN IT, LIKE it, TAG us, SHARE us, BLOG us, LOVE US! We're here if you need us for anything—JUST ASK!

• Red • Rare • Vintage •

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Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

RED-HOT fun, wearable vintage dresses & outfits from casual to formal.
Search by STYLE—mod, boho, retro, Victorian, flapper, deco...
by DECADE—1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s...
or by SIZE—petite XS S M L XL plus size...
You can also search "SALE" for items that are up to 75% off!

You'll love our fun updates, behind-the-scenes pictures & more on Facebook & Instagram!

And, by all means, PIN IT, LIKE it, TAG us, SHARE us, BLOG us, LOVE US! We're here if you need us for anything—JUST ASK!

• Red • Rare • Vintage •

Kyana

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Kyana

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5 out of 5 stars
(739)
calderonwed2017

calderonwed2017 on Jan 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Shipping was very fast! The suitcase itself is beautifully preserved. Kyana responded very quickly to my inquiry.

ashlee planthaber

ashlee planthaber on Jan 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful gown! Although this dress is from the 40's it arrived as if it was brand new. Super clean and tidy and packaged very nicely. I couldn't believe how fast it arrived. Thanks again for great service!

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Updates

Hippie skates! Wear them as sandals or skates. The wheels are hidden inside!
Be on the lookout for our new model, April!

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I only have a few of these colorful gingham dresses left! These were hand-made for a theater production of the musical "Oklahoma." They each have a full circle skirt perfect for eye-catching twirls!
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About

My high school class voted me "Belongs in the '70s." I should have seen this coming sooner...

After some time as a professional portrait and fashion photographer in Northern California, I now have the flexibility to work for myself doing what I love the most. My love for vintage fashion, photography, collecting and people (that's YOU!) combine to create what is, for me, the ideal full-time occupation for which I am so thankful.

PRESENTATION
My goal is to present my vintage apparel collections as accurately as possible. Each vintage piece is carefully fitted to each model based on their individual measurements in sizes ranging from petite to plus size. We rarely clip or pin pieces to create a "better" fit for picture's sake. (If our bodies were all the same, there would be only one size dress and I would need only one model!) We have fun creating a variety of looks to fit the style of a particular set that we lovingly shoot on-location. Click on each model's picture to the right (organized from petite to plus size) to compare their height and measurements to your own for a better fit. Please be sure to double check the individual garment's measurements in each listing for specifics! (For a fun behind-the-scenes look at our shoots, LIKE us on Facebook and Instragram!)

HANDMADE WITH LOVE
There's something wondrously satisfying about handmade pieces and I tend to gravitate toward them in my collections. Fabrics and patterns that were once chosen by hand and created with such individualized detail in a now-dying art of truly one-of-a -kind pieces (except for on Etsy, of course!). My mother hand-made everything her three children wore and played with, from frilly matching dresses to intricate baby dolls, and I've always admired the time and love she dedicated to create these everyday masterpieces special.

DESIGNER NAMES
There is also something magical about high-end vintage designer pieces—their detail, quality & luxury, metal zippers and union-made tags, things that are meant to last more than a single season to be cherished as heirlooms, two- sometimes three-piece original ensembles that you wonder how, after 60 some years, they could still have their mates. And, yes, I DO have a fondness for the '70s.

ROSELEIN LOGO
The Roselein Rarities logo and name is inspired by a colorful 1920s German banknote / paper currency series that illustrates the famous German poem "Heidenröslein" or "Little Rose of the Field." To me the poem symbolizes rare & beautiful encounters with the small things in life that touch us personally & make life worth living.

THE COLOR RED
Grandma always wanted to see me in my red dresses & declared red to be my color. Red is intense, heartfelt, and without words says love, desire, strength & passion. Most of the garments at Roselein Rarities either contain the color red or compliment it.

I hope you'll have a good time browsing Roselein Rarities and hopefully you'll find that special something! If I can help in any way, please let me know.

(*We'd love for you to keep updated with our awesome latest additions to the shop! Add Roselein Rarities to your Etsy favorites...and for fun updates & behind-the-scenes pictures of our beautiful ladies, LIKE us on Facebook and Instragram, also linked to the right.)

• RED • RARE • VINTAGE •

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  • Kyana

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Kyana styles and photographs models of all sizes to showcase pieces of her eclectic vintage collection. She's renovating a 1900s home that is her new work space. Photos are not overly edited in order to present a natural, realistic look.

  • Heather

    Model

    Heather is our most petite model and is adorably cute, a term she embraces. She's full of energetic fun, does a lot of modeling on the side, and has a smile that goes for miles, never taking herself too seriously.

  • Jenni

    Model

    Jenni is nearly finished with her degree in fashion marketing. She's a vegan who loves modeling vintage styles (especially boho), but loves her husband even more. She's quiet & sweet but rocks the vintage swimsuits!

  • Tiffany

    Model

    Tiffany is a professional hair dresser and nail technician so you can always count on cute styles on this girl! She's a mother, she loves red & the '50s, and bakes cupcakes in her spare time.

  • Laura

    Model

    Laura is a student, an artist & former gymnast who likes creative poses and dramatic styles. She's easy to get along with & fun but can be very serious so Victorian & steampunk styles look great on her.

  • Emily

    Model

    Emily's show-stopping naturally red locks are perfect for retro & boho styles she so adores. Her pit bull Riley is her sidekick— except for when Emily's in class studying to be an English teacher.

  • Mandy

    Model

    Mandy is a busy single mother of two young, adorable children. She's lost over 100 pounds within the past few years and is currently a fitness buff who loves tattoos.

  • Claudia

    Model

    Claudia is our youngest model and just graduated high school. She used to manage a family-run clothing store and she loves to sing. Claudia is never, ever sarcastic.

  • Alysen

    Model

    Alysen is fiery redhead with curves & a look to kill. She's currently a student who loves poetry, books, playing the guitar, her Corgi dog, Oy, and, of course, modeling. She's currently living in Texas.

  • Rose

    Model

    Rose works at a beauty supply store and is a makeup whiz. She loves berry-licious colors, has a fantastic sense of humor, and her enthusiasm, beauty & confidence shine. (Did I mention that cleavage?!)

  • Maura

    Model

    Maura has recently completed her CNA and works full-time at a grocery store where she was asked to model for the shop. (Thankfully, she said yes.) She's an award-winning volleyball player, appreciates nature exploration and is obsessed with Minions.

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