Thursday, May 5, 2011

and these are a few of my favorite things

Alright, ladies. Here I go.

I'm completely aware that I have a little bit of a 'following' here on blogspot, so I ought to make the best of it instead of leaving you hanging!

I do A TON of networking; from mailing lists to facebook to just handing out my cards all over town - I'm always searching for customers, consignors and estate services!

Blogspot is now another venue. Here I will feature sneak peeks, secret sales and tid bits of useless information!


I have a thing for shiny, sparkling, fancy goodies.

brocade fabrics.
teeny iridescent beads.
golden sequins.
full skirts.
lace boleros.
shirt dresses.

So. I have been VERY lucky in the past to have a number of wonderfully 50s party dresses and formal attire. I don't know about you all but sequins, to me, are absoltuely NEVER out of style. They're eye catching in every aspect and they capture light and beam it right back off of you - causing all those eyes to look at you!

I haven't been to a holiday party since Christmas but walking in and blowing everyone away with my amazingly vintage outfit was the HIGHLIGHT of my night! It was a conversation starter and gave me a good opportunity to hand out cards and to get the skinny on other local businesses looking to team up for events!

Back to the clothing :)

Honestly. Look how many women are blind to the benefits of a great vintage outfit - they
settle for a mass produced dress with awful little rhinestones on it. Something they picked up at the mall for nearly a hundred dollars... sometimes more. But you, miss fashionista, what did you wear to the holiday shindig?

Certainly you saw the history that each each of your lovely pieces carried with it, when you picked it up :)

From the beautiful, taupe colored Persian lamb 50s coat that a woman from Germany once treasured.

There's even some balding on the left coat and pocket, where she kept her .. keys
perhaps? Maybe she was left handed to boot!

BUT This winter it will keep you warm as you snuggle up in that frilly frock, anxiously awaiting your dinner date for the evening!

Click here to go to the listing and make it yours!

And then there was this beautiful ... dreamy bubble gum pink gown the was likely the dress that earned her the title "Prom Queen" And what a Queen you would look like in such attire made for Grecian royalty! It flows. It shimmers. The scarf cascades and dances down your arms as you twirl through the ballroom... or the kitchen. Because I know I'm not the only one guilty or wearing her nice dresses around an empty house in the middle of the day. ...Right?

This beauty was in such amazing condition and perhaps was only worn once back in the late 50s or early 60s. Did she want to go to the bosses party that night? Perhaps she was on her husbands arm because he was up for that big promotion at the agency and she wanted to look her best for the event! So in her beautiful little sleeveless top she went, the whole thing encrusted in metallic flower motifs, gems and odd shaped sequins. And today? It resides in California now; happy as a lark among the other jewels of the West coast!

This beautiful piece sold before I could write up this article - and it's actually the reason I began writing it in the first place!

The point is. When you see that one of a kind piece.. the cherry on your banana split... don't let it go! Buy it. Grab hold of it before it's gone. Before it's memories are gone because so many vintage pieces are truly one of a kind and if you don't swoop them up, someone else will!

<3 Forgotten Muse