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 : manō (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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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