Friday, November 16, 2012

1993 Revisited- Marianne Vanderwilt + Pierrette B.

1993 Revisited

From the 1993 International Fashion Desk Diary 
by Shirley Kennedy - this is the cover.

These illustrations are from Marianne Vanderwilt
she makes a collection of leather & suede. 
Look at her drawings below.

Cherry red French lambskin is perfect.
For the long jacket + matching scarf trimmed in fox.
 The knee-length skirt has a flattering high waistband.

A short top with pleated collar and cuffs
tops tight pants with pockets.
Look at the shoulder pads-

Smoky purple smooth leather
for a tight waisted peplum jacket & matching leather skirt.

Pierrette B.

Taken From the 1993 Desk Diary-a little bit about her.

She & husband Rolf Braunchweig created, manufactured and sold worldwide. In her words,  
"We design for the active, modern women of today. Our easy fitting
will make her fashionably happy"

a smashing fuschia and scarlet full-skirted wool trenchcoat
with a quilted grape lining.
I could wear this today.

Olive green and camel wool/cashmere bubble coat. 
 Finished off smartly with a fringed scarf and leather piping.

Cozy & cuddly: 
a swingy big-shoulderer, fleecy coat in tangerine  
tied and fringed for dramatic trim.

This is a blast from the past. 
Aren't they divine? So retro! 

So treasure this desk diary given to me by my godfather. 

What do you think about the fashion, dear readers?



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  1. Peggy these illustrations are fabulous; wouldn't it be great to see the real pieces. I adore that coat especially!

    Giveaway from Scalamandre!

    1. Thanks Karen the illustrations are magicial. love peggy

  2. Lovely illustrations. The fashions are very Claude Montana-ish. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Peggy!
    Take care,

    1. You are so smart to notice that, Loi. A Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours also. love peggy