Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
A Recent Battle.
I came out with all of this...
Thursday, February 21, 2008
And the Winner Is!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I recently did a give-way on M.I.S.S. Crew and I've selected a winner!!! Actually I picked two, it was tough competition!! It was so great to read peoples stories about growing up thrifting or hunting at yard sales...tales of Mom's and Grandmother's sharing a love for the secondhand shopping and the items that people still covet to this day and where they came from. Here's the winners coveted vintage items...
Read the full story here and see just what it took to "Get The Look"!!!
Monday, February 18, 2008
What Happens in Vegas...Weekend Warrior.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
What Happens in Vegas...Day 5.
What Happens in Vegas...Day 4.
I have all the love in the world for "tiny dancers" aka little feet. I don't hate on the small sizes. All these beauties are 5.5's (excpect for the jazzy loafers). I've been know to buy 4.5's too...if it's sexy, I'll buy it.
What Happens In Vegas...Day 3.
And this is the BEST!! I love encountering people rocking their 'ish. And by that I mean: I have owned this item since it was once new, I continue to utilize this item beacuse i like it and it serves it's purpose. Like the older couple I recently saw at the JFK airport pulling their vintage Gucci luggage off the carosele. Below is Dr. K (a bonafied retired doctor), rocking her O.G. Cazele's like no bodies business. That pink tint is so serious, I almost fell over. She kept telling me that they are older than I am, all while directing people to the appropriate charter bus to their desired location. If only she knew have half the peeps in the "Streetwear" section would pay a pretty penny for them. Yet, for Dr. K, they continue to serve as shields from the sun and wind as well as keeping her lookin supa dupa fly.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
What Happens in Vegas...Day 1.
A little Gucci never hurts...I'm thinking this might have been a perfume give away/purchase with purchase type of thing back in the day...It's super cute...seems to be too good to be fake but not quit up to par to have been an item for sale in a Gucci Boutique back in the day. Although the house of Gucci did go through a time when they tried to make a more affordable line, hence all those grn/red striped vintage bags you find that are peeling apart. Who cares...i love it.
Second stop...That's some vintage Betsey Johnson in the back there...
A pit stop at Savers gives a little love...
And the last stop before dinner was giving it to me like no other.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
"Fear & Clothing in Las Vegas" by WRG? Magazine
put together this little video from the last trade show season and The Goods! get's a little shout! It's gonna be a good week for blogging, so stay posted for my Vegas finds. Oh, let's keep our fingers crossed for amazing footwear in large sizes!!! And vintage Thierry Mugler!!
Interview With a Treasure Hunter on The Coveted
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
30 Years of BJ: A Retrospective of Betsey Johnson
2008 marks the 30th anniversary of Betsey Johnson's signature collection. This week my P.N.C., Alice Adams of Rock It Retro and I found ourselves at Betsey's F/W 08 fashion show at the tents in Bryant Park for Fashion Week in NY. Here's how the story goes...Alice has a store on eBay were she offers high-end designer and collectible vintage brands. While I was on my last visit to NY a week and a half ago, Alice comes bouncing onto my bed to exclaim "Betsey Johnson just bought my vintage Betsey Johnson dress from me!!!!" and she wanted to have it delivered to her mid-town showroom, not a problem. We delivered the garment and then found ourselves running the streets of NY and calling all the people we know in our vintage clothing network hunting down more pieces for her. As it turned out she was doing a retrospective portion of her vintage pieces at the end of her F/W 08 debut. We often think that designers have saved one of everything but that is a rare thing. Betsey talks about it in an interview with the Associated Press.
It was a thrill and an honor to be personally invited to Betsey's show and watch our goods tromp down the runway. Here is the Retrospective portion of her show in it's entirety. Thank-you to style.com for taking such lovely pictures (to your left) and I hope you appreciate my action shots to the right!
1978 Bloomer suit
1978 Bathing Suit
1982 Motorcycle Tunic, Motorcycle Jacket and Spider Skirt
1985 Gun sweater
1985 Gun Sheath
1982 Tattoo Top (The Goods!) and Shorts
1980 "Go Giants!" Football Maxi
1980 Mix-Up Mini
1983 Posie Peplum Maxi
1984 Toy Trapeze
1982 Violet Lace up Dress
1982 Skull Jumper and Shirt
1984 Hook & Eye Dressed (Sourced by Rock It Retro/The Goods! from Frock NYC)
1978 Keyhole sheath
1985 Tie Tope and Zip Maxi
1985 Zip Pocket Dress
1981 Cherry Dress (Rock It Retro)
1979 Flower Power Sheath
1985 Big Zip Sheath
Inspiration Board of vintage Betsey ads...
Um ,that's Prince rockin' BJ...
And "Shake Set" in full effect...Alice and I in our fashion show fineries, vintage Betsey Johnson of course...
See the F/W 08 debut collection and picts of Nigel Barker at Misscrew.com!!