Velvet Cave eBay auctions ending from 8pm (BST) on Thursday 24th May! Win one for free!!!
Best of luck everyone!
Psychedelic advertisement for sewing supplies, 1972
January in the Velvet Cave: New Items on eBay NOW!
Happy New Year everybody!
January isn’t generally associated with abundance, but this month, there’s a bumper batch of quality vintage clothing to be found on the Velvet Cave eBay pages!
That’s right - there are even more sharp mod cuts, romantic ruffles and bold, psychedelic statements than usual!
We’ve even thrown in some boots and hats, too… and not forgetting an original 1960s pop art mannequin head for displaying your jewellery or headwear! Oh and did we mention? There’s a whole host of Velvet Cave Men items coming soon!
Now that Winter’s icy winds are upon us, you might have trouble keeping warm… But with new Velvet Cave items to fire up your wardrobe, you’ll have no trouble looking cool!
Velvet Cave Men: Coming Soon!
Christmas day is pretty exciting but when it comes to festive spirit, not much can compete with The Velvet Cave Buy it Now Bonanza!
At around 8pm tonight (GMT), we’ll be listing a sackful of sensational seasonal dresses on eBay. There’s luxurious scarlet and green velvets, sparkling silver and gold, cute collars and cuffs and even some fabulous fancy boots that any pixie would be proud of!
Since the glorious day is approaching rapidly, we thought we’d make your life simpler by listing everything as BUY IT NOW! The Velvet Cave elves have been working flat out to ensure that you won’t have to wait for any pesky auctions to finish. We’ll be loading up Santa’s sleigh as fast as we can and getting these precious gifts en route to the foot of your tree!
If you’re in the UK and buy something before the 22nd December then we can guarantee that you’ll have it by Christmas Day (with Special Delivery). If you’re outside the UK, you can look forward to receiving your parcel shortly after and what better way to see in the New Year than dressed up to the nines in a beautiful and inspirational Velvet Cave party dress?
You can see a selection of the dizzying array of seasonal delights that are on offer in the pictures above but be sure and check our eBay page as there’s plenty more to peruse!
Seasons Greetings from all in the Velvet Cave! x
Velvet Cave’s Halloween GHOULTUBES (Part 2)!
Cindy und Bert - Der Hund von Baskerville (1971)
Velvet Cave’s Halloween GHOULTUBES (Part 1)!
The Les Humphries Singers - The Witch/Paranoid (1971)
Filmbar70 Loves Giallo Glamour… and So Do We!
For some years, Italian gialli of the late ’60s and early ’70s have provided a rich source of enjoyment and inspiration in the Velvet Cave. Their combination of beautiful costumes, glamorous locations, thrilling story-lines and uncompromisingly groovy soundtracks has turned several of these films into firm favourites!
We’ll be posting about some of these favourites very soon but if you want to find out more in the meantime, there are plenty of blogs created by aficionados of the genre on the internet. For beginners, the basics are here.
Filmbar 70 is a regular soirée that showcases rarities from “the golden age of exploitation cinema”. Its proprietors are passionate about gialli and regularly present examples of the genre on ‘the big screen’. Events are held at the Roxy Bar & Screen on London’s Borough High Street and you can find out more at the Filmbar70 website.
New stock on eBay: dresses, boots and shoes!
Take a look at the current Velvet Cave collection (on eBay now!) and you’ll no doubt fall in love with a medieval style red velvet dress with black and gold trim. We’ve only got one of these available (apart from my own one, of course, which I won’t be parting with any time soon!), so don’t miss out on this remarkable opportunity!
The dress was inspired by a design worn by Pattie Boyd (former wife to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton) in the photograph above (from Petticoat magazine, 5 July 1969). Pattie is pictured with her sister Jenny and the original dress was a product of the explosion of creativity surrounding fashionable late ’60s design collective, The Fool.
The outfits and photograph are credited to innovator of psychedelic photography, Karl Ferris and probably date from around 1967. I’m not sure why it took Petticoat so long to publish the picture but Ferris is described in the accompanying text as ‘trying to get [the designs] marketed’. I can’t help wondering why, at the height of his fame, Ferris would have required any assistance in achieving such a goal!
By the time the picture was taken, Ferris was already working closely with Dutch artists Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger who he had discovered among the hippie community on the Spanish island of Ibiza in 1966. He had taken photographs of clothes designed by the pair and sent them to London where they were published in The Times and immediately caused a sensation.
In the light of this success, The Fool relocated to London and opened a studio with Ferris. The Dutch artists produced clothes and art while Ferris pursued photography. Thanks to his psychedelic work with The Fool, he became one of the preferred photographers of the 1960s British rock elite.
Get a Head with Velvet Cave!
We thought we’d better give you a heads up ‘cos we know you’ll have eyes for this stunner! Visit our eBay shop and get your bids in quick - the auction is heading for a finish at 8:07pm (BST) on the 15th October!
A batch of exciting new stock has just arrived in the Velvet Cave eBay shop!
Visit the eBay shop now where you’ll find a stunning selection of vintage 1960s & ’70s dresses, boots and coats (including the one pictured above)!
Psychedelic animation from the Yellow Submarine designer…
Heinz Edelmann - Animated sequence for Der Phantastische Film (used throughout the ’70s and ’80s as an introduction for various creepy feature films shown on German TV channel, ZDF)
Imogen running her Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London.
The Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London.