Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Seventies Belt Buckles

I came across this very cool 70’s chic belt buckle:  two big golden ladybugs that clasp together. It’s marked “Mimi di N 1972” on the back. This led me down an interesting Google rabbit hole. Mimi is Princess Mimi di Niscemi, an Italian countess who  married  Prince Alexander, the grandson of the  last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II.

The obvious next step for an aristocrat with no land to rule? Design some  wild belt buckles. How about some with fox heads, rabbits or leopards? Done!

These look great when paired with a modern dress. Thanks, Princess Mimi!

mimi di n belt buckle

mimi di n belt buckle


mimi di n belt buckle

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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