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
We were rather taken with the Jean Shrimpton inspired outfits taking centre stage in the BBC TV drama, We’ll Take Manhattan. Did you see it? Well take note if you did because we’ve got a dress that fans of Doctor Who star Karen Gillan will be sure to take to!
You’ll do a double take when you see how similar it is to the pea green shift dress that Karen can be seen wearing in the publicity shots taken for the programme. If you’d like to take advantage of this marvellous opportunity, there are a VERY limited amount available to buy NOW on our eBay page!
We’ve also taken the liberty of creating some colour and fabric variations on the theme so you may wish to take a chance and take two… or even three!
Take a look right now! And don’t take too long to take your choice… there’s only a few dresses available and they’re sure to be taken in next to no time!
Take it easy with Velvet Cave!
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!
Design by Bobby Grindrod
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
Become a ’60s Style Icon this Christmas (without breaking the bank)!
In December of 2009, we visited London’s Pall Mall to view a collection of beautiful dresses that had belonged to the late Audrey Hepburn. These were being auctioned by Kerry Taylor Auctions and we knew that the prices were likely to sky-rocket! A particular favourite was Lot 309: a Rose Bertin scarlet velvet cocktail dress from 1967 (above, right).
As the festive season gets underway, why not take a leaf from Audrey’s book and get glammed up in a vintage red velvet cocktail dress? The gorgeous party frock that’s currently listed on the Velvet Cave eBay shop (above, left) is finished with a marabou feather trim and would positively sizzle at any Christmas or New Year shindig! It’s strikingly similar to Audrey’s choice but in order to own this one, you won’t need to steal a million!
eBay alert! Dresses, boots, skirts, bags and a stunning minidress from MARY QUANT!
This rare and historical item exemplifies the relaxed, youthful Quant styling that was so popular during the 1960s and yet retains its cutting edge modernity.
You can see the dress being modelled in this swinging archive footage from 1966!
Velvet Cave’s Halloween GHOULTUBES (Part 4)!
Janie Jones - Witch in White
Velvet Cave’s Halloween GHOULTUBES (Part 3)!
The Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus - Spooky (1968)
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)
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.