Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm Featured In The Vintage Shopping Guide!

If you click on the title of this blog entry, it will take you to an interview with me! The wonderful Malie, editor of the VSG, sent me an excellent in-depth email questionnaire, and then yesterday, we actually went vintage shopping in Brooklyn together! I discovered a fantastic vintage store and a lot of not-fantastic vintage stores. And in person, she was delightful.

The day before, Saturday, I had a private appointment with a seller and got some AMAZING plus-sized 40s and 50s vintage dresses! Woo-hoo! Here's a couple of them. These are just test shots, they aren't listed yet, but look for them at my shop on Specialist Auctions, which I have renamed The Mad Fashionista's Plus Size Boutique. For instance, this mid-1940s navy beauty with a lavender hip swag, three huge rhinestone buttons, and the original belt!

(It happens to fit me perfectly! I HATE when that happens!)

This stunning green beaded 1930s gown, with amazing seaming on the shoulders and below the waist:

And this XXXL dress of some kind of heavy black satiny material, with peach trimmed pockets and studs around the neckline:

In the meantime, over on Ebay, I have up for sale a wholesale "wounded bird" lot of dresses in need of a little TLC, mostly mending. It is REALLY a pain not to be able to sew...there's only so much I can push off on Mom!

Hope you are all seeing lots of green, whatever your venue.


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