50's 1950's Dresses Rockabilly Pencil Dress
Quail founder and designer Michelle Nguyen Williams finds inspiration for her eclectic line just about everywhere -- her fashionable BFFs, vintage finds from thrift stores, busy LA living -- and is able to find beauty in just about all aspects of life. This results in a line designed for the modern girl who is one part fabulously glamorous, one part down-to-earth casual, 2 parts colorful and quirky, and just a tad nostalgic. She loves creating pieces that are completely wearable yet still fun and exciting, and designs that are retro-chic and feminine but still unexpectedly funky and fresh. While she surprisingly hasn't had any formal training, she wows with impeccably constructed pieces that reflect her hard work ethic and lifetime of experience of sewing and fashioning her own garments. Take a look at the slideshow for a peek at her latest collection!
by Mary Kincaid
They did it again! Mad Men took honors for Best Dramatic Television Series for the third year in a row at this year's Golden Globes. And while I tune in to the show for the banter, confrontations and day-to-day happenings at Sterling Cooper, as a vintage fashionista, it's an extra-special treat to view costume designer Jane Bryant's hard work each week. As we await the highly-anticipated 4th season and the return of the show's glamorous female characters, many of us are deciding to ditch our jeans and glam it up a bit ourselves. It seems Jane Bryant has single-handedly created a renewed interest and demand for figure-hugging dresses, glamorous peignoirs and shoulder-baring spaghetti straps. And there's nothing like the real deal: authentic vintage finds from the 1960s. So try some of these glitzy gowns with your next highball or martini. Just click the slideshow to see the selection!