The Arabian Nights of August ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of August 7th

Discussion in 'Public VFG Fashion Parades' started by carla rey, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

    This parade begins a story, not unlike the One Thousand And One Nights folk tales. . . . in one of which is the story of Scheherazade . . .

    Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter, offers herself as the next bride to a Persian King who -- how shall we put it -- has a reputation for "disposing" of his wives, one after another; and her father reluctantly agrees. On the night of their marriage, Scheherazade begins to tell the king a tale, but does not end it. The king, curious about how the story ends, is thus forced to postpone her execution in order to hear the conclusion. The next night, as soon as she finishes the tale, she begins a new one, and the king, eager to hear the conclusion of this tale, postpones her execution once again. So it goes -- for 1,001 nights.

    Let the imagination of mysterious, romantic nights overtake this parade! Exotic, fanciful and beautiful items suggesting far away places in the Middle East evoke the aura of this theme: such as, embroidered silks, sheers, chiffons & cottons, caftans, scarfs & wraps for men & women alike. Jewel-studded accessories, desert sandals, bracelets and rings that shine in the moonlight will be welcome. Harem pants, body jewelry, vanity items, turbans and veiled head wear will excite us and fan the flames of fantasy for these 7 nights!

  2. thespectrum

    thespectrum Administrator Staff Member

  3. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  4. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    You know I love fancy dress costume patterns... and I just got a huge lot in recently! So here's a few to match the theme if you want to dress up as Sheherezade, Jasmine, the sultan, Aladdin or...
    Burda 5239 - 1990 unisex oriental costume pattern, S M L, uncut
    I love the combo on the left - so elegant, you could wear this for real, not just as a costume!

    Burda 4944 - 1991 pattern, kids/teen sizes 10-16, unopened

    Burda 3836 - 1995, interesting pant dress cut! XS S M L, unopened
  5. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

  6. vivavintageclothing

    vivavintageclothing Trade Member

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  8. pinky-a-gogo

    pinky-a-gogo Administrator Staff Member

  9. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

  10. Joyatri

    Joyatri Trade Member

    All from my SOLD archives

    1970s cotton and lurex blouse by Nirvana

    1960s home-stitched coin vest

    1970s plastic bead vest, Made in Italy
  11. denisebrain

    denisebrain Trade Member

  12. Linn

    Linn Trade Member


    Personal Collection: Urie F. Mandel Dagger; Des. Patent 1946
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  13. trufaux

    trufaux Trade Member

  14. Better Dresses Vintage

    Better Dresses Vintage Trade Member

    Wow. Some really cool stuff in this parade!

    p.s. kind of in love with those harem pants, Carla!
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2017
  15. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

    Thank you! they are voluminous!
  16. morning-glorious

    morning-glorious Trade Member

  17. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage Trade Member

  18. Vintage Runway

    Vintage Runway Trade Member

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