31 March 2010
in addition to putting out one of the most quietly beautiful albums of the past year, the wooden birds also want to write a song about you.
the deadline was yesterday but a good story is timeless, isn't it?
(pick up the lp or download the mp3 here.)
30 March 2010
it's slow to feel like spring in the city, but I'm wishing and hoping with the help of some charming warm weather frocks. all to be listed this afternoon in the shop.
from top: innocents in paris dress, happy landing dress, morning glory dress.
26 March 2010
this past week, this little bird and I donned our white cotton gloves and groped 20s and 30s silk dresses by the dozens at our first designer and textile auction of the season. I said I'd be fine if I walked away empty handed but truth be told, I probably would've been a little bit sad.
from top: black rayon crepe gown with alençon lace at neckline and matching bolero c. 1935, black wool crepe gown with skirt in accordion pleats c. 1939. provenance: brooklyn museum costume collection.
more photos of lots from the actual auction can be seen here.
24 March 2010
23 March 2010
we spent most of our sxsw days seeing bands, but since austin is a city filled to the brim with great vintage, we also found time for a little shopping.
looking at all of these things together makes me realize that I have quite a ways to go before beginning to break my habit!
from top: 50s black taffeta party dress with a whole lotta swag, 50s black rayon blouse with mother-of-pearl button trim, 40s black wool sweater with a sweet white angora collar.
20 March 2010
19 March 2010
18 March 2010
from top: my favorite place for a quick, delicious lunch, the best ice cream ever (mexican vanilla with fresh strawberries!), gold sparkly chucks at the terrorbird/forcefield showcase, a blooming tree along the way, one of the many stuffed faces in austin...
15 March 2010
12 March 2010
11 March 2010
10 March 2010
no midweek madness, just a little secret black dress sale happening today only.
10% off all black dresses in the shop, including this, this and this. just leave "lbd" in notes to seller upon checkout for refund.
photo above via my vintage vogue.
09 March 2010
06 March 2010
and I get to finally let these beauties out of hiding.
from top: the fifty roads to town dress, a lady to love dress, the great moment handbag, the more the merrier dress, and now tomorrow dress, follow me quietly dress.
05 March 2010
maybe not the most exciting of posts, but important nonetheless: I've decided to take the plunge and start shipping to my international customers via first class airmail.
international shipping rates throughout the shop have been drastically reduced from top to bottom and I'm planning to list a few new, wonderful things this weekend so stay tuned...
ps: a sneak preview above of my one of my favorite spring dresses yet!
04 March 2010
03 March 2010
02 March 2010
I am always in the minority when we're in austin, tx as a vegetarian in a world of bbq, so I was super excited to hear about a vegetable centric dinner event being held during this years sxsw.
sadly, we won't be out in time for the meal on the 14th, but reservations for those who will can be had by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
photo from another recent event (and of course all I see are the words "truffle oil" over and over again...)
01 March 2010
monday isn't usually the happiest day of the week, but this one is a bright spot. firstly, yay march! spring is officially just around the corner.
the other wonderful thing about this particular monday is seeing the love flower dress posted on glamour.com's new wedding blog, save the date!