Sunday, May 30, 2010

some of this week's new listings...

check out this week's mix of contemporary and vintage items at Dragonfly Vintage Clothing

more to go up tonight!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

days are numbered

since my days are numbered here in this apartment in this part of brooklyn, I'll share some closing shots of the place and area...sort of blending all three of my blogs into one for the time being, just to save a little time right now when I'm so busy between work and packing...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

new goodies and new model!

sorry for the infrequent's just been one thing after another...and now I'm moving again! in three weeks! surprise! the new apartment is a) cheaper (yay), and b) GORGEOUS! I'll post pics once I'm in. c) closer to the city, so easier to get models out for shoots (yay!). It's gonna be good.

in the meantime, I've been working like crazy, trying to get more new listings up all the here are this week's new items, with our new model Zoe!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

vintage for every body!

If you're a plus-size vintage-lover, there's a magical shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn called Re/Dress NYC. It carries large and plus-size vintage, pre-owned, and nwt contemporary items. The owners and shop girls are lovely and ever so helpful...asking in Just the Right Amount, "are you doing alright? can I help you find anything?" and right there when you need to hand off your "nots" from the dressing room (not that you'll have many!).

Today they held a fashion show, modeled by confident and beautiful women. It featured vintage and vintage-reminiscent items, and showed how you can take styles from the past and bring them on trend for today.

I've been trying to get to this store for YEARS, but when you live "way out" in Suffolk County, Long Island, traveling to Brooklyn seems like traveling to another country. Now that I live in Brooklyn, Re/Dress is practically in my backyard and I shall visit it often.

They also *buy* clothing and you can get credit towards future purchases.

Oh, what did *I* get?? A fabulous floaty contemporary boho top and a vintage ethnic print india cotton hippie dippie skirt. Yay :-)

click on images for more detail...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

sparkly bits

my mother was a pretty serious hoarder, though when I was growing up, living in a house w umpteen multiples of EVERYTHING just seemed Normal. It's only in hindsight that I realize she really had a problem.

That said, I think as hoarders go, she was a Top Rate one! She had GREAT stuff, just WAY too much of it. She had drawers and drawers and DRAWERS of jewelry - costume and real, from many eras. Remind me to tell you about the time she accidentally threw out all her "good" jewelry!

But anyway, my favorite collection of hers was the rhinestone jewelry collection, that she kept in a darling lucite box purse, each item individually wrapped in tissue paper (like kleenex, not like acid-free tissue paper). it seemed SO glamorous to me - the dangly earrings and wide mesh bracelets, the little coin purse, the slidey comb and lipstick tube, brooches, necklaces, even a wallet. Some of the things have been lost or sold over the years, but I still have most of her collection intact, and I also keep it safe away in the lucite box purse. I wear things on occasion, and let my daughter wear some pieces to her prom...but mostly it stays wrapped up...until I come across it in the closet...and spend some time taking each piece out, admiring it, remembering how she used to get dressed in the most amazing cocktail dresses to go to fancy parties at The Officer's Club...and the stories these peices could tell now, more than 50 years later...

Madison likes looking at the jewelry, too....