Saturday, April 2, 2016

Designer to Know: Pronto

I stumbled upon this pair of acrylic Pronto novelty sweaters from the 70's that I found amusing, featuring Groucho Marx and W.C. Fields (both now available to purchase in the shop). 




While researching the brand, I found that they actually had featured an impressive line-up of comedians and actors including: 


Charlie Chaplain


Jack Benny


Laurel and Hardy


Little Orphan Annie



I found a few other photos of good ol' Groucho, but mine was the only W.C.Fields that I could find. It seems like a fairly random selection of entertainers that they've chosen to immortalize in acrylic, but I like the results. Fun!

I couldn't find anything about the company itself, though. Anyone know their history? I see a lot of 80's/90's sweaters out there by Pronto-Uomo, but I don't think it is the same maker.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Find AnimalHead Vintage at STUFF in San Francisco!

Oh, hi!

We've been a little quiet around these parts, but that's just because we've been busy busy busy. The latest move for Animal Head has been into an antique mall on Valencia Street in San Francisco!

photo via sf.racked

We'll still be selling vintage clothing online at animalheadvintage.com but for anyone in San Francisco, you'll be able to see some of our goods in person at my favorite antique mall in the city - STUFF! [150 Valencia St, SF] We've got a little booth on the second floor, toward the back and across from the record guy. It'll be the place that some of the things less conducive to online shopping end up, like shoes and smaller accessories, housewares and furniture, etc.








You can keep an eye on some of the things we'll be filling the shelves with by following us on Instagram or Facebook. (And of course, if you ever see anything destined for STUFF that catches your eye, just let us know and we can always arrange to ship it to you before we place it there!)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Animal Head Art: Valeria Dalmon

I spotted the work of Valeria Dalmon on Etsy the other day - she makes the most intricate, haunting little dolls sporting beautiful animal masks:







Monday, October 5, 2015

Shop Preview: Caped Capers

I've been in denial about the arrival of Fall, but I'm trying to embrace it by pulling out some fun outerwear. I love me a good cape, and just stocked the shop with some great ones:






And...some killer jackets coming a little later this week (in all sorts of lengths) for extra credit:





Don't forget to follow us on Instagram or Twitter for shop updates when we post new items. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

DIY - Vintage Inspired Scalloped Collar

The fine folks at Mollie Makes Magazine (a great DIY mag produced across the pond) contacted me a few months ago asking me to write an article for them on how to update any ol' button-up shirt with a vintage-inspired scalloped collar (based on this original DIY that I had published).

The article just hit newstands in issue 57, and I couldn't be more excited - we got a shoutout on the cover and a nice three page article in the magazine:




If you aren't in the UK, you can get the digital version of Mollie Makes or find my original scalloped collar tutorial here.

Download the collar template here or here to make your own! Let me know how it turns out. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Vintage Patterns - Pattern Behavior by @nataliekossar

There are a lot of genius things being done with vintage sewing patterns out there (like the infamous animated sewing pattern dancing gifs) but one of my current faves are all the jokes coming out of mccallspatternbehavior.tumblr.com.

Observe:





I drew butts!
I drew butts too! 
WE ALL DREW BUTTS! 

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Were you shopping
No
Were you sweeping
No
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Kelly
There’s literally only one rule to Hat Club

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Look
There’s one right there
A black woman
She’s
She’s reading

(all images and text from mccallspatternbehavior.tumblr.com)

Shop Previews - Find Us on Instagram and Facebook!

Guys. This blog hasn't had much published on it since, oh, 2013. And...I have a huge stack of really super vintage clothing that's been hanging out, unphotographed and unlisted for just as long.

I blame this baby that I had 18 months ago:

Finally, a use for all the vintage baby clothing I've been hoarding all these years!
For this shoot I  tracked down an old school portrait studio to make sure to get that classic
brown backdrop that we're all used to seeing in our baby pics from 40 years ago. 

But, I'm finally making an effort to get more clothing shot and listed and mailed away into happy homes, and trying to be better about telling people about it on social media.

For the most regular updates on our vintage clothing finds and shop, make sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook.  Please check us out there!



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