It’s a fine romance, but it’s left me so undone

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It’s always darkest before the dawn


Leopard print faux fur coat : thrifted vintage 60s
Red Velvet duster : stiletto (vintage 80s)
Chariot dress : Wild Unknown x 4th & Rose
Harness boots : Frye via buffalo exchange
Leather buckle bag with tassel : manĊ (vintage 90s)

I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with my mother today. We couldn’t have picked a better day. It was beautiful out, almost 60 degrees.
We went to see Hollywood Glamour: fashion & jewelry from the silver screen. We try to see every fashion exhibit that comes to town. This one was small, but lovely.

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This is what the room looks like when you enter. They did a lovely job arranging things. There are designs by Coco Chanel, Edith Head & others.

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These were my two favorite pieces, both designed by Travis Blanton. On the left, a silk crepe, silk chiffon & fox fur hostess gown worn by Marlene Dietrich in Desire. On the right, a silk chiffon gown embroidered with glass beads & lame thread worn by Carole Lombard in No Man of Her Own.

Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.

xxx

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Details ||| henna & silver

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pinkie finger | vintage silver & turquoise : thrifted (navajo)
ring finger | turquoise & jet inlay butterfly ring : a gift for my 7th or 8th birthday | vintage turquoise sun ring with etched band : church sale (navajo)
| carved feather mother of pearl band : bought at Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard when I was 11
middle finger | etched silver bands : indian store on Thayer street in Providence, Rhode Island | blue/green opal ring : buffalo exchange
index finger | vintage silver & Amber : buffalo exchange

Vintage cuff with purplish turquoise stones : navajo sandcast that my mum bought in the early 70s
Vintage horseshoe cuff with Spurs & thunderbirds : buffalo exchange

Dress up ||| 1990s gilded luxe bohemian dress

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One of the best parts of owning a vintage store is the dress up that comes with it.

[There are days when it’s one of the worst parts, but that’s a story for another time.]

When you love clothing, love the craftsmanship & the creativity & the honest to god work that goes into every piece, putting on a beautiful garment on feels like a privilege, a luxury. I get to play with vintage clothes and make up and get in front of a camera.

Let’s be honest, there are worse things to do with your day.

This dress is really special. It’s from the nineties & made by lucky brand (yeah, I can’t believe it either). The beading & embroidery is incredibly well done & detailed.

It’s gonna be hard to give up, but that’s something that luckily has been getting easier the longer I do this.

I just want someone to wear it with a pair of chunky gold boots & a great headpiece.

xxx

& the ghosts that sell memories want a piece of the action anyhow

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go waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda


1997 Harley-Davidson Australia “Roo Country” t-shirt: bloodbuzz vintage

high waisted Wrangler cut-offs: thrifted

Woolrich men’s seascape southwestern flannel: bloodbuzz vintage

leather ankle boots with gold studs and cutouts: no. 704b via buffalo exchange

black wool hat with embroidered band: golden gate hat company

4 strand bone elephant necklace: bloodbuzz vintage

mixed media roach clip necklace: the company of wolves

black and gold mixed media strand: the company of wolves

etched brass bangle: thrifted

brass shield ring: target

xxx