Monday, 25 April 2016

Vintage Trifari 'Diamonds' for April!

The birthstone for April is the diamond! This beautiful brushed silver plated bracelet is from Trifari's Birthday Collection, rhinestones for April. A gorgeous bracelet for a wedding or special occasion!  £95. We also have the matching necklace.

Trifari was born in Naples but emigrated to New York in 1902. Gustavo Trifari began his own business in 1918 when he met Leo Kraussman. They were joined by Carl Fishel, in 1925. In 1975 the company was bought by Hallmark, and since then has been taken over by several companies. In 2000 production was finally moved overseas which brought an end to high quality signed Trifari jewellery.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Was £3,000 now £117! Where to buy Vintage Designer Fashion in London ...

A fascinating glimpse into the world of vintage designer fashion from The Independent ...

Cocktail Dress by Coco Chanel

Please visit us at Vintage Modes in the basement of Grays Antiques for vintage designer fashion and vintage costume jewellery:

Arabella Bianco at Vintage Modes,
Grays Antiques,
Grays Mews,
1-7 Davies Mews,
London W1K 5AB.           Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm, phone 0207 409 0400

Monday, 21 March 2016

Easter Greetings!

We're back on Monday 11th April. Enjoy!

This lovely painting is taken from 'The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' by Edith Holden. It is a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. The diary lay undiscovered for 70 years, and was first published in 1977. The book is written by hand and the beautiful paintings of birds, butterflies, bees and flowers reflect Edith's love of nature. 

Monday, 14 March 2016

How to clean Vintage Diamante and Rhinestone Jewellery

Hello Dear Readers,

Following on from last week's post, how do you take care of your vintage diamante and rhinestone jewellery, to ensure it's lasting beauty?

I have found some great advice for you from Crow's Nest Curiosities!

Enjoy your vintage jewels!

Lovely original 1950s necklace with turquoise glass stones and sparkling diamantes set in silver tone. £35 from Arabella Bianco

Monday, 7 March 2016

Vintage Modes: Oscars 2016: Red Carpet Style

More this week from the Vintage Modes Blog!

This year's Oscars ceremony took place on Sunday 28th February, and it was all about bling! Diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds! 

Alicia Vikander, Cate Blanchett and Kerry Washington in diamonds on the red carpet.

For those of you who would like to capture that trendVintage Modes have a fantastic array of diamante jewellery and accessories.

Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery's wonderful diamante jewellery.

Vintage silver tone choker necklace, encrusted with faceted black and
clear diamantes. From Arabella Bianco.

Vintage silver tone diamante necklace in a beautiful swag design, from Arabella Bianco.

Of course we mustn't forget the gowns either..!

Bellville Sasoon 2 piece skirt and top, from June Victor.

1960s beaded chiffon dress. From June Victor.

1950s Lizzi Line ballgown. From June Victor.

All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London.  Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email

Monday, 29 February 2016

Vintage Modes: London Fashion Week 2016

Arabella Bianco is part of Vintage Modes in Grays Antiques, London. Vintage Modes has its own blog, from which we have taken the following post. Enjoy!

London Fashion Week has now ended, but here we take a look at the top shows, which were a mix of young talent and big guns, and highlight our favourite emerging fashion trends which we also discovered at Vintage Modes

Zig Zags & Stripes 

Peter Pilotto

Temperley London

1970s Gina Fratini dress, offered by June Victor at Vintage Modes

Graphic Floral Prints & Red/Black 

Markus Lupfer presentation

Margaret Howell

1970s Sid Green of London polo neck dress, offered by June Victor at Vintage Modes

Prints & Orange

Duro Olowu presentation

Left to right: Dion Lee, Adam Selman, Baja East, Veronica Beard and Altuzarra

1960s Velvet dress by Total Look  at Debenham & Freeman, offered by June Victor at Vintage Modes

Vivid Floral Prints

Orla Kiely

Painted velvet skirt and matching belt, 1960s, offered by June Victor at Vintage Modes

 Geometric Prints 

Peter Pilotto

Fyodor Golan

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent wool skirt, offered by June Victor at Vintage Modes

All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email