Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sleek, Chic and Easy to Wear. Frocks from Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara and Alberta Ferretti and others are ready to party the night away!

Bon Chic Bon Genre, "good style good attitude" (en francais), is what this smoking hot silk ‘little black dress’ is going to bring into your life!

Like the ‘American Dream’, Tunisian born Frenchman Max Azria landed in NY in 1981, then headed west to stake his claim. In 89 Azria H.Q.-ed his design house, BGBG out there and discovered gold in ‘The Hills’!

Sweetie, You + This Dress = Fab-u-lous Memories!
Size 2 Deadstock

Canadian designer transplanted to Los Angeles, Ryan Roberts created this wickedly cool dress of polyester parachute fabric with a versatile ‘mock hood’ collar.

The colour and the way it drapes around the body is ethereal.

It’s the party dress for the new millennium.
Made in USA
Size med

From her studio is in the picturesque village of Cattolica, Italy, fashion designer and dressmaker Alberta Ferretti created this wonderful dress for her Philosophy line.

The olive greens are beautiful base for the large leaf pattern. The cut of the rayon/spandex fabric drapes and complements your form in total comfort!

Made in Italy

The House of Max Mara established by Achille Maramotti in 1951, operates by the highly successful formula of designer “moonlighting”, employing well-known fashion designers to create their collections. Over the years the company employed future big names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Dolce & Gabbana and Narciso Rodriguez. But the design philosophy remains constant – understated, easy to wear clothes in luxury fabrics. This goregous 'little black dress' is a beautiful example of this philosophy.

The "Mara" came from his surname, while "Max" referred to Count Max, a local character who was seldom sober but always stylish.

Easy to wear and guaranteed to make you look hella sexy at your next soiree! Count Max would approve!
Made in Italy
size 42 / 8

Dolce & Gabbana cut this Italian made electrified purple satin dress to maximum effect!

They made their name together in 1985, when the organisers of the Milano Collezioni invited them to take part in a fashion show to launch "New Talents". The following year, Dolce & Gabbana presented their first independent women's ready-to-wear show. Fundamentally they are known for making women look, quite simply, devastatingly sexy. "They (breasts) find their way out of any black dress, any buttoned-up blouse," says Isabella Rossellini. "The first piece of theirs I wore was a white shirt, very chaste, but cut to make my breasts look as if they were bursting out of it."
What else can you expect, when their inspirational figures are Sophia Lorena and Anna Magnani!

You'll make them all turn their heads when you walk into the room... and when you walk out!!
La dolce vita baby!
size small

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fabulous Shoes to complete the 'Le Smoking' Look

The hottest piece of clothing this festive season, the tuxedo pant. Always a favourite at Apt909 – ‘Le Smoking’ as we love to call it! The look that Yves St. Laurent made into the sexiest “boyfriend – look” for women ever!! We have found for you the shoes that takes ‘his’ style and makes it all yours. Amazingly tailored works from Ferragamo, Prada, Stuart Weitzman and others.

Sleek, sexy, sophisticated! What else would you expect when fashion god Ferragamo takes the classic men’s lace-up oxford wingtip and translates it from machismo to machisma! All black, all leather! Crafted in Italy.

Size 6 Superb condition

Incredibly well made slip-on of black leather. It has the design feel of a ballet slipper. By Albernese, Roma.

For added sparkle it‘s adorned at the toe with a beading cluster w stars & rhinestones + gold details abound.

Size 35.5 Deadstock

Super cute black quilted leather Mary-Jane from Prada. Leather lining + rubber sole. Casual or dressy this shoe is the one for you!

Sz 35.5 Like new condition!

The perfect feminine accent to the tux pant. Verrry pretty slip-on with a body and fantastic bow of black suede + a beautiful polished leather toe. The lining, heel & sole are all of fine leathers. Amazing Italian quality from Calvin Klein.

Size 5.5 m Deadstock, can you believe it!

A shoe this stylish has to come from the mind of Stuart Weitzman! A fabulous finish to any pant, these all leather slip-ons have a high quality black patent covering most of the heel and toe.

The suede at the vamp is a perfect background to highlight the two satin Chinese knots & fringe detail!

Wow! Made in Spain for Browns.
Size 5.5 med Never worn

Slip on these babies! From an Apt909 fave, Ferragamo. Gorgeous black patent leather, and then to make them more special, a suede fringed tongue, tied off with the thinnest patent leather lacing…ahhh.

In excellent condition and ready to party, these will give you a totally polished look!
Size 35.5

Get ready for frolicsome fun when you slip on these black pony hide sporty mocs with leather lining & sole. Reigned in by Armando Pollini, and made in Italy.

Size 5b Deadstock!

All leather, black patent 2-inch heel with an open foot, and sexy long toe. From Bruno Magli. Italian craftsmanship, excellent condition, and classic design that works with everything!

size 6.5 aa

We are pleased to offer another creation of Stuart Weitzman. Toe to heel in black snakeskin “veining” over black poly mesh. Leather sole & lining. Made in Spain for Mr. Seymour.

Oh doll, you are going to look sooo hot!
3 inch heel Size 5.5 b

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Le Catalogue des Cadeaux pour Hommes d'Apt909

This bag is Canuk winter rugged! Extremely well made heavy leather with a quilted lining to protect your top. Satchel or backpack, the straps are there for both. Made in the Great White North by Rugby.


Wow....where have you been?
From "Hickok" makers of all details male.
Circa 1910's-20's. Made of bronze with a "B" in script.
Hickok was a man with a vision and good taste who brought mens accessories to America in a big way.

He created the "Hickok Belt" Award. Made from alligator, with a 50k gold buckle and a 4ct. diamond, it is given yearly to America's best male pro athlete. Some notable reciepiants: football legend Jim Brown was awarded it in 1964; golfer and all round sauve guy, Lee Trevino wore it in 71; and the truly infamous O.J. Simpson got away with it (the belt of course, in 1973)!

Buy it first + figure out what to do with it after.
It's so wicked.
Hope I didn't bore you to death

These beauties are unsurpassed in quality. From iconic men's footwear crafters "Daks",in bussiness since 1834. These are hand or bench made. the leather sole is stitched to leather upper. England circa 1960's-70's....
For us, in menswear anything vintage from England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland is a real treat.

In exceptional condition.

Size 11

This great piece, circa 1960's, is heavy on the "Hermes vibe". Made by American company Hickok in the U.S.A.
Excellent quality.
Made of brass.


From circa 1960's, starring one of golfs biggest stars, Lee Trevino.
The sport's most interesting cat, the public loved how he always made them a part of the event. This is a 3pc set from golf star, Lee Trevino. Manufactured by iconic "Hickok" in business since the 1800's.

Always well dressed, a total fashionista, I'm quite sure Trevino is partly responsible for the next gen's wearing very fashionable threads on the courts & greens.


This is a magnificent little pin that has a lot of life.
It would be great on a tie especially.
Probably Scottish,this remounted new pin has a design of the world. Seed pearls & amythest top the Scottish thistle + the piece is NO;RD 6


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Le Catalogue des Cadeaux pour Femmes d'Apt909

Azul blue aurora borealis crystals with a singlar blue sapphire mounted in the very centre. The mount is designed to let light through as you would a precious stone.
Worn as a choker, it will be stunning! Circa 1950's.

Again, girls
This is collectable there is no more.

A modernist piece from American company Park Lane.
Established in 1955, this company prided itself on producing high fashion jewellery affordably and sold it through the "party plan".
Materials appear to be layers of metals, dipped in bronze or copper + rhodium for goldtones.

An awesome pin, "Big City Skyline" can also be worn as a pendant.

Light skin leather + pony skin purse with brass detail closure.
The leather is carved into patterns, expertly made in Mexico circa 1950's-60's.
Many women collected these souvenir pieces. This one was bought on a trip to Mexico by our friend's grandma.
We loved the bag so we bought it.

I've had a few of these beauties, and this is one of the best.

An amazingly detailed little clutch bag, adorned in tiny seed beads and sequins in beautiful bronze, coffee, shell and gold with a brass zip.
Circa 1920's-30's could be slightly older. But the zip invented mid-1800's wasn't embraced by fashion until 1920's-30's.

Lovely, small, hand strung. No markings but very delicate.
Made as if it were art, not fashion.

Back in the day, we women had some incredible skills. I promise you, this sweet tiny beaded clutch purse, with little navy or gold flowers all over, was made by female hands.
Circa 1940's

Beautiful little work of art.

I love this piece soooo much so I sat with it, I carried it around in my pocket.
Its the perfect little "Happy Pill".
Circa 1940's

In brass, embellished with a little poodle with enamel finish & a pink crystal eye.

It plays music still.

I am in love with the shape of these earrings! It reminds me of shells or the big flowing skirts of flamenco dancers.
These clip-ons were so well made + are in good condition, with a bit of wear (patina). Fab.

Everything about these earrings should have a creator. Signed Hm.An.Enigma

Circa 1970's
Tie pin or hat pin in an acrylic coated photo print surrounded by a heart, all metal rhodium coated goldtone.

Can't you just hear the waves and seagulls...

Classic, collectable vintage.
An initial pin, very well made with actual tiny pins holding the piece together.


These pierced earrings bear the image of the godess the ancient Egyptians called "Ba". She symbolized in essence, your personality that continues after death. In the day the Ba would make itself useful, then at night return to the rightful owners tomb.
An amazing prospect!

A very beautiful adornment!

An excellent piece for the love that has everything, a Rhodium plated circa 1970's key chain. Detailed with huge crystals at each end. One end unscrews, keys slip-on.
I think this fab!

A piece great for a guy or girl.

Cameo screw-on earrings circa 1930's-40's.
Brass backs with a bake-a-lite nicely detailed profile cameo in black & cream.

Tres romantique!

A very elegant pin!
Brass filigree background, red enamelling flanks a great orange coloured resin stone.

Circa 1930's