Finds of the day: handmade dresses 1940
Such incredible pieces from the 1940s that had been buried in a basement for the last several decades. I wish I could have met this woman. Judging from the clothing I was able to rescue she was quite the personality and lead a life well traveled. Most everything was handmade. There were satin gowns, and Victorian ruffled overcoats that I unfortunately left behind, damaged beyond repair. ...
Accessories from Espana!
Spain doesn’t have a lot to offer in the vintage clothing department- perhaps that was a saving grace para mi- but what it does have are some incredible accessories. I really had to pace myself. There were so many trinkets I left behind, but as we know…there will always be more! I came away with necklaces, earrings, & scarves, as well as a box to put them all in, a nice...
Love Letter to Ferragamo
Walking Dreams Salvatore Ferragamo 1898-1960, one of my most favorite treasures plucked from the shelves of a magical little bookstore in Barcelona. The cover struck my fancy. I began to flip through and photographs of not only Katherine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, & Marilyn Monroe won me over, but the shoes! My goodness I had no idea Ferragamo was as innovative as he was. ...