Monday, December 20, 2010

First Lady Vintage

For the annual Christmas in Washington show, First Lady Obama wore a vintage cocktail dress by Norman Norell a very well known American designer from the 1950's and 60's.  Although this is not the first time a vintage Norell has been worn by a famous person, it is the first time a First Lady has worn vintage to such a media covered event.  Purchased from Chelsea shop,  New York Vintage, a fashion industry fave, the First Lady has set the tone for many that may have held off on vintage clothing before.  Thanks, Mrs. Obama!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pop Up Vintage

 Calling  all vintage lovers, Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is having it's first Pop Up Store just in time for the holidays. If you want to check out what other vintage folks have out there in the market head over to the Stoll Space at 250 West 39th Street Friday and Saturday and give vintage a chance.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Extreme Makeover

I have been looking for an animal print fur for over five years. When I see one it's usually very expensive. I am a bargain fashionsita and a thrifter so any  amount I like to refer to as expensive. While visiting one of my favorite shops and one I can not disclose, I came upon this  wonderful animal print coat seen below.

The Original

A true beauty that had been abused. It had holes and rips and tears and it was horrible. I still saw the beauty in it. I saw what it could become. After some serious research I contacted a fur repair deep in the heart of BK. Century Furs, a nice  mom and pop spot right off of  the Q line. The owner was able to take my abused beauty and reinvent her into a show stopping beauty.

Battered and Bruised

Older furs tend to have rips and tears in the sleeve and shoulder area. The shoulders hold the highest levels of tension and have the higher levels of wear and tear. I could have had the sleeves repaired but due to age, there was a strong chance that I would have to get it repaired in the near future. Instead, it was suggested that I make the coat into a vest which as you see I did. How I love it so, I wore it fresh out of the shop and I can't wait to wear it this winter. 

The Finished Result

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lights, Camera, Glamour

All of these goodies are dropping tomorrow morning on the site. I can't wait, I love evening wear!