Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Surprise purse

I snagged this cutie purse thinking it was a 1960's crochet wicker basket style. It is not. Guess who this is? Michael Simon! Of the sparkle sweater Micheal Simon! I almost forgive him

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wendy Winter retro fun

This is the label of the ginormous bell bottom polyester plaid 1970's pants I wore today. Forgot to get a snap but I added a  cashmere Isli rhinestone epulate sweater and Coach platform clogs with stud detailing. I love the way "Jack Winter", a fusty knitwear company from the  1960's ,
re-branded to accommodate the young'ums

Monday, December 8, 2014

Regret

He who hesitates is lost but is that always the case when you are just trying to get a bargain? I went to an antique store closing this weekend and bought a few things at 25% off but one I found out the next day was half off, well,  I decided to be strategic and wait on the higher priced items including an amazing thick bangle with a large car face on rolled gold. Lets face it, I was keeping that for myself but did not feel particularly indulgent so I summoned some self discipline and decided to take a chance and wait. Needless to day, I gambled and lost. Now I am completely obsessed with it and if I ever see it again I will pay pretty much whatever they want for it. Sigh.  I did score these 1940's hood ornaments and metal rocket bank, a small consolation 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween

Being a vintage shop, we get our share of first timers in around Halloween looking for a costume. I am always curious what will be the retro trend. 8 years ago the "pimps and hos" was a big thing with zoot suits and teeny outfits along with Titanic turn of the century hats and garb. Harder to find then you might think. Thank god for the MadMen trend, QB has 50's dresses all day long. This year the 20's Gatsby thing is still going strong as well as a general "gore" type theme, probably zombie based. I will break out my new go to standard of 60's majorette outfit, since I ruined my bad fairy costume in 2011

Monday, September 16, 2013

Muffy, a slipper for us! JP Crickets

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The ultimate in prep "le smoking slipper" as found new life as a promo collegiate device as presented by JP Crickets . Italian made lounge footwear that can be customized to the alma mater of choice or for a few bucks more your own family crest or whatev. This is super elegant and comfy casual shoe that is perfect for knocking around or tailgating and at $298 better be (and probably is) a quality shoes

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Buy local look international HOUSE OF FIFTH

Traveler Bag $995
One of my first blog posts was about a  House of Fifth fashion show and while I wasn't entirely sure of what was going on at the time, the production values were at least fabulous. This local fashion house has evolved quite a bit since then, nixing the highly stylized logo tees and filmy scarves to currently produce a decidedly elegant yet edgy leather good line. Truen James, the head designer and creator of the house, brough me one of these ginourmous  Traveler bag samples last year and I finally got around to purchasing one for myself, as well as a studded bracelet splurge for my "goth" (haha if she only knew) kid  at The Bindery show last First Friday @ the Harrison. Truen and I talked for over an hour about his vision for the company and why this is not a nationally known insider brand I will never know. Perhaps production is a problem since they are all custom designed and hand made though I do wish my dust cover had a big cool logo on it

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ignore the retail feet

What will $9.99 get you? These orange owl jelly sandals from F21, thats what. A collab from the hot British rubber shoes designer Melissa also has sleek thin strappy ones and a studded gladiator in color block. Also got a leather sleeve olive cargo jacket but passed on the pleather overalls. Just no