For many of us, gloves are one of those few strictly practical accessories, rummaged out from the back of the wardrobe when the colder months set in. With the right pair, however, you can instantly transform an outfit to a high end retro glamour.
I've always associated them with 1960s and '70s TV and movie villains, but this Jaguar S-type on eBay is owned (and being sold by) Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese. if you want confirmation of that, she has confirmed it on her Twitter feed.
It's a rather tasty 1965 model with 70,000 on the clock, one that looks to have had a lot of care and attention thrown at it – new paint job, new front and rear rubber seals, new new brake system etc etc. There's also a black leather interior, wool carpets and 'roses etched in the glass'.
It 'runs and drives very nice' apparently and comes with a personal note to the buyer along with a signed photo. Note that it's a left-hand drive and located in California. Bidding right now is at $5,100.05 with no reserve. Lots more images on the listing page.
The Antique Burlesque Chairs are vintage wooden chairs that have been expertly upholstered in the slightly risqué burlesque fabric. There are two types of chair available; Him which has arms and Her which is without arms. Both cost £695.
Buy the chairs as a pair or individually online at the Dupenny website.
While a more subtle military influence is all the rage in mainstream fashion at the moment, there are times when our retro wardrobes call for something altogether more literal. This Olive Military Dress from Bettie Page Clothing takes the trend at face value to create a wonderfully kitsch dress straight from the forties and fifties wardrobe.
The structured tailoring makes a real impact, creating a bombshell hourglass silhouette on any frame. With a square neckline, double breast buttons and cutesy pleating at the hemline, the dress has plenty of military details to boast about. The rest is kept classically vintage themed, with wide shoulders and a slim pencil skirt cut creating a killer late forties look.
Get it online from Bettie Page Clothing for $134, also available in grey.
Dupenny’s ever so slightly risqué burlesque illustrations can now be found on a range of ceramics.
The Dupenny Burlesque Dinner Plates feature four designs, Scarlet, Gigi (against red backgrounds), Peaches and Ophelia (against teal backgrounds). The plates measure 26cm and cost £25 each, or you can buy a set of four, containing one of each design for£100. The same lovely ladies also appear on side plates (£20 each) or mugs (£12).
Visit the Dupenny website to view the whole range.