Welcoming Spring at DLT Vintage and Retro

Welcoming Spring at DLT Vintage and Retro

I've been spring cleaning at Duncan Loves Tess Vintage and Retro, so to speak.  After a long period of inactivity here (my own) and almost a complete month of shut down (my decision), I decided to change things up a bit and get back to work. Part of my inactivity was due to the fact that last summer I was training for a fall marathon, which I competed.  I'll be training for another one this summer, see you in Chicago in October 2017. I'm looking forward to warm weather and being on the road. This time I have promised myself my training...

Bringing Vintage To Life At Duncan Loves Tess

A couple of months ago a very good friend of the family and owner of Ashley Elizabeth Photography asked if she could do a fashion photo shoot at my house using vintage dresses from Duncan Loves Tess Vintage & Retro. Well of course I jumped at the opportunity, not only would I be helping Ashley expand her professional portfolio, but I would get to see my dresses on a live model.

Let Love Bloom For All

This morning the dew drops in this cactus looked like diamonds
Seems appropriate on this day
June 26, 2015
when the right to marry was upheld for all

Wedding Dresses of Long Ago and The Lovely Brides Who Wore Them

At Duncan Loves Tess Vintage and Retro we have been collecting wedding dresses for some time and this site is the perfect venue to bring them to you. Stay tuned as we continue to add dresses to our Bridal Collection and be prepared for the unique offerings we have for the non-traditional or mature bride, like this vintage Hawaiian dress  just added to the shop.

The Alluring Madame Gres Teal Dress, 1957

This photograph of a Madame Gres gown came across my Facebook feed this morning and it just seemed to jump off the screen at me.  For one, I love Madame Gres designs. The sculptural quality of her dresses are amazing and timeless. I love the composition of this photograph, the way the dress dramatically stands out against the dark green forest and that slight hint of blue sky peeking through the trees. There is a slightly sinister quality about the photograph, I get the impression Little Red Riding Hood has grown up and she's about to entrap the wolf. Most of all I happen to love the color of this dress.  To me teal is the perfect color for summer. One of my favorite dresses in my shop happens to be this same exact color. In many ways it is similar to the dress above, the cut is simple and yet sexy and perfect for both a formal gathering or a summer wedding. What makes both dresses spectacular is the way the fabric captures light and the teal changes hue, drawing you into the dress itself. Like the wolf, the dress becomes a trap and it's almost impossible to walk away.