Very inspiring – shared with me by my son

This speech is by Charlie Chaplin, from The Great Dictator. It has been put to the music from Inception. My son told me I needed to see it and I watched it and it brought tears to my eyes. AMEN!

 

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Mad About The Bag!

I have some great vintage bags – I really do LOVE bags!  I found a great resource for learning more about my bags and I thought you might like to know about it. Here’s the link…..

http://www.bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Category.Makers

I was learning more about these two bags last night….both 1950s high end purses. The first is by Bienen-Davis, one of my favorite designers. I love the sculptural look of these bags. And, they are always made of high grade leather.

 

 

The second is an awesome 50s Kelly bag by Koret – made of very soft kid suede.

 

New aquisitions – and a mystery purse

I recently purchased a lot of very fine vintage clothing and accessories from a woman who had collected for years but decided she did not have time to devote to having her own store. I will be listing these items soon and will continue to for quite a while! My husband has been very supportive and is making room for this new lot, which is not an easy task!

I thought you might like to see this cool 1920s purse that I listed today. It’s a bit of a mystery….

I consulted with the Vintage Fashion Guild experts and the concensus was that the frame is from the 1920s but the bag itself looks to be an addition and not the original. The fabric is an embroidered cloth that has been beaded beautifully with multi-colored beads into roses. The fabric is fragile and is fraying in places. It is pulling away from the frame on one side near the top. The interior is lined in silk velvet and is edged with silk roses. The clasp does not totally close anymore, but does hold together. It looks like someone had a beautiful bit of upholstery fabric and they decided to bead it and make a purse out of it. It is very charming. The chain is unattached on one side and does not look original.

The purse measures 5″ across at the top and 7″ at the widest part, near the bottom.

You can see more pictures by clicking on this photo. It will take you to the listing in my Etsy shop.

Meet my new models!

I had my first photo shoot today with two new models. I decided to try switching all my thumbnail photos in my shop to pictures with models. My son asked a couple of his friends if they would be interested and here they are……Caroline and Jenna. They were fantastic! And, so fast! Here are some of the best shots….I really love the look of my shop now! I will be slowly replacing all of my featured pictures with these lovely girls as soon as I can!

Sweet as candy!

So Classy!

Rare all wool serape by Mexican designer Lila Bath

Love her eyes!

Just lovely!

Fun and sexy LBD!