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Newbie needs help: Rose Marie Reid Irish Linen Ltd Ed

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by bodyshopjoyce, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. bodyshopjoyce

    bodyshopjoyce Registered Guest

    Thank you for the additional clues, otherworldlystuff! The seams are serged. The bust is lined with what seems to me cotton fabric and it's boned, it has a panty that is attached to the bodice with a strip of elastic one each side.

    I just took a pic of the garment tag and the hang tag as well. How do I attach those? I have them saved as jpg on my computer now.

    The inside swimsuit tag(s) read: "Irish Linen. Limited Edition by ROSE MARIE REID. 1187 STYLE 992-11 SIZE 15/38" The cover-up tags ar the same, but the style/size one reads: "1172 STYLE 782-11 SIZE M"

    The hang tag reads (outside both sides): "FOR THE ONE WOMAN IN 10,000... A Limited Edition ROSE MARIE REID" (inside left): "... AN ORIGINAL CROWN JEWEL OF THE SEA FROM THE RENOWNED Limited Editions COLLECTION... A TRULYU UNUSUAL SWIMSUIT DESIGNED TO CREATE THAT ARCH DELIGHT OF THE FASHIONABLE WOMAN... THE PERFECT EXPRESSION OF YOUR OWN FINE TASTE IN THE EXQUISITE. THE IMAGINATIVE. THE INIMITABLE." (inside right): "ROSE MARIE REID To preserve the luxury of your Limited Edition, launder in Lastic-Life."
     
  2. Its the font, and the overall look over the wording that would give clues for someone to accurately date it.

    You can attach the photo like you did the last one. Hit "post reply" under the last message posted, do not use the quick reply box. You should see an "attach image" button at the bottom once you do that. Hit the button and attach.
     
  3. bodyshopjoyce

    bodyshopjoyce Registered Guest

    pics of tags

    Okay, I hope these come out okay... I am really new at this!
     
  4. bodyshopjoyce

    bodyshopjoyce Registered Guest

    E-gads! Is that every huge!! I'm afraid to attach the garment tag pic!!! I'm so lame!
     
  5. bodyshopjoyce

    bodyshopjoyce Registered Guest

    I tried looking up "Lastic-Life" (by Woolite) on the web, and I came across two print ads from 1957/58. Does anyone know when "Lastic-Life" was sold? It seems Woolite's parent company is in the UK and doesn't have an email available. Bloody archaic don't you think? If I had some woolite in my house, i'd look for a toll free # maybe? Anyone?
     
  6. here we go. its blurry but someone might be able to make it out.

    Sometimes when you take a shot from farther away it comes out clearer, and can be cropped. you might have been too close or needed to use the macro feature

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/patentleathershoes/rosemariereid.jpg" width=459 height=262>
     
  7. bodyshopjoyce

    bodyshopjoyce Registered Guest

    yep, i went to woolite.com and didn't see any "contact us" area, so i went to the reckitt website (from the bottom of the Woolite home page) and their "contact us" requires a call or letter to the UK I suppose.
     
  8. Well, if what you were referring to was around in the late 50s, than the early 60s date is probably pretty accurate. Just like things say "woolite recommended" today, they probably had some tie in. I thought Woolite was proctor and gamble, but I thought wrong.

    I would say it is safe to say it is early 60s from all the responses. I still have no advice on pricing. I guess it depends what you had in your mind as what you were trying to get for it, and how long you were willing to have it for sale.
     
  9. bodyshopjoyce

    bodyshopjoyce Registered Guest

    Hi Guys! I'm getting ready to list my Rose Marie Reid (just on eBay). Would it be alright if I tried it on for picture taking purposes? Would the value be affected? Thanks!
     
  10. Hi. There are several schools of thought on live models.

    If the item flatters the model (or it can be clipped to do so), the model is apropriately made up and coiffed and also looks like they want to be there (there are so many models that have sour looks on their face like they were roped into it) then you might be able to get away with it. In otherwords, if you can create the illusion that the customer is looking at a catalog or something very thought out, it might work. If the item looks like a sack of potatos/doesn't flatter the wearer and they look like they rolled out of bed and their roomate snapped a candid of them, forget it. Or if it is illfitting, that is the only thing people will see. I know a beach cover up has more flexibility but it still can be way too long or small for someone.

    If you want to see people who pull it off very well, Check out Anna's logo (if she still is on it and didn't change it) at her shop Retro Rani in the vc-mall. Also, ebay seller denisebrain does a fantastic job. Senti (premierludwig on ebay) did some live modelling too, but you see just the dress.

    Many people do not like to see things on live models, they prefer to see clothing on a dress form or mannequin as live reinforces the idea that the clothing is preworn. Obviously, most vintage is preworn, and they know that...but they like to envision themselves wearing it. If you can really pull it off in a great way, go for it, but if not, don't.

    There are as many opinions on the subject as the day is long so be prepared for others.

    Chris
     

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