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Doru Olowu’s curated space of his fashion and other art forms in Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery, NY

Coming soon! Blog post of #duroolowu at 243 Bowery #fashion #fashionhistoryisarthistory #fashionisart #lowerbeastside #africonic #globalfashion #worldfashion #salon94 #salon94gallery (at Salon 94 Bowery)

Coming soon! Blog post of #duroolowu at 243 Bowery #fashion #fashionhistoryisarthistory #fashionisart #lowerbeastside #africonic #globalfashion #worldfashion #salon94 #salon94gallery (at Salon 94 Bowery)

I got this #vintageaquascutum skirt for @mrsmiramenos originally as a two-piece dress but i couldnt bear to buy the top as much as i couldn’t bear to separate them. They’re called #separates for a reason. #sundaystroll #outfitoftheday #vintage 1980s #aquascutum skirt #charlesdavid heels #moschino bag #fashion #fashionordie #summerfashion #summerstyle #streetstyle #ootd #thrift #thrifted #thrifting #thriftshop #thriftstore #thriftscore #thriftlife #thriftstyle #thriftfashion

I got this #vintageaquascutum skirt for @mrsmiramenos originally as a two-piece dress but i couldnt bear to buy the top as much as i couldn’t bear to separate them. They’re called #separates for a reason. #sundaystroll #outfitoftheday #vintage 1980s #aquascutum skirt #charlesdavid heels #moschino bag #fashion #fashionordie #summerfashion #summerstyle #streetstyle #ootd #thrift #thrifted #thrifting #thriftshop #thriftstore #thriftscore #thriftlife #thriftstyle #thriftfashion

Communing With White Dresses

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This is kind of a part two to the previous exhibition of wedding dresses at school. But this one is about white dresses outside of the wedding dress paradigm. Wearing white has strong associations with new beginnings, so the symbolism of this exhibition as it relates to my own new beginnings with this career change was not lost on me.

The highlights of this exhibition (for me) are the presentation dresses. In particular, the one below, to the left (attributed to Lanvin, 1923), was worn by the wife of a prominent Rhode Islander during their presentation ceremony to King George V of England.image

Other examples of white dresses include the color white as the height of fashion, at the beginning of the nineteenth century (with the empire waist)….image

…and at the end of the nineteenth century (tea dresses).image

But females weren’t the only ones wearing white dresses. BOYS also wore white dresses!image

Other non-wedding religious ceremony white dresses include Christening gowns for infants…image

… and First Communion dresses.image

White for school graduations.image

White for work (early twentieth century white dress workwear)…image

… and for play (1950s and 1960s party dresses).image

I was hoping to lend my cousin’s Quinceanera dress for the exhibition, but when I asked her about it, she had given it away long ago. Instead, I happened upon this book at Building 19 in Burlington, bought it, and lent it for the exhibition. Consider this my first official loan of the fashion collection I am slowly building.image

The exhibition evoked some memories of my own formal white dressing. My First Communion dress was a rented tuxedo. But my sister’s dress was sewn by my mother. The puffy sleeves and skirt pleating made it a complicated affair for my mother, the self-taught seamstress who only hemmed skirts and pants. But she figured out how to puff those sleeves and pleat that skirt all on her own (no Youtube videos back then!). She even created a veil consisting of gathered tulle, a lace trim edge, and a crown with little fabric roses that were ubiquitous in 1980s craft stores. In a sea of overly-styled First Communion dresses that rivaled Las Vegas wedding dresses of the mid 1980s, my sister’s dress was modest, age (and occasion) appropriate, but most importantly, one of a kind.imageL to R: Me, my sister, and my youngest brother. (FYI - this picture is not part of the exhibition.)

Busco Mas



Entrenched in a Cape

I wasn’t sure if she would like this double-breasted trench/cape I recently thrifted, but I had to buy it. Mostly because I hadn’t seen this kind of design before, and the costume monger in me wants to put her in as many cape-like objects as possible.

But the clincher was when I saw Cyndi Lauper wearing a (higher end, no doubt) version of it at the 2014 Grammy Awards!


(photo from www.ilballodelcervello.com)

I’m not one of those “get the look for less” stylists, and since I thrifted the cape prior to the airing of the 2014 Grammys, I can say with confidence that this was NOT a bite. Besides, I already did my Cyndi Lauper Sinspiration Post [click here] where I style her inspired by one of my favorite singers of all time.

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In theory, double-breasted/cape/trench/cargo pockets really sounds like a bad idea design-wise, but I think this is one of the few moments where it works.

  • Bebe olive green cape trench (thrifted)
  • Uni-Qlo black long-sleeve top
  • H&M black wax-coated jeans
  • Prada olive green nylon baguette
  • Kenneth J. Lane wrapped core chain statement necklace (thrifted)
  • Zara suede cream/maroon/black platform booties
  • Vintage sterling silver bangles (thrifted) and sterling silver hoop earrings

Busco Mas

FOR SALE - Be the first to make a statement for Spring in #BLACK: #ColeHaan black patent leather strappy #wedgesandals with #basketweave detail size 9 #nowavailable @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street! #fashion #shoegasm #shoeporn #fashionshoes #designershoes #springfashion #springblack #fashionstatement #forsale  (at Second Time Around)

FOR SALE - Be the first to make a statement for Spring in #BLACK: #ColeHaan black patent leather strappy #wedgesandals with #basketweave detail size 9 #nowavailable @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street! #fashion #shoegasm #shoeporn #fashionshoes #designershoes #springfashion #springblack #fashionstatement #forsale (at Second Time Around)

#forsale on @ebay - #newwithtags @betseyjohnson #betseyjohnson #sequin #wallet #tincanrose #fashion #nwt #ebayfashion #amenfashion #bestbjever #4sale #buyme #designerwallet (at ebay)

#forsale on @ebay - #newwithtags @betseyjohnson #betseyjohnson #sequin #wallet #tincanrose #fashion #nwt #ebayfashion #amenfashion #bestbjever #4sale #buyme #designerwallet (at ebay)

SweaterDress

One of a series of sweater dresses she owns. You can’t see it here, but it has a deep V in the back, along with this great fishtail-like hem.

  • Vintage 1980s floral knit sweater dress
  • Rebecca Minkoff bag
  • Obsession Rules black and goldtone platform heel booties

Busco Mas

NOW AVAILABLE @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street, Boston - out of the box #springfashion looks, including #dvf #boldgraphic #jeweltone top, #escada #springtweed skirt and #frenchconnection #grayscalefloral dress. #fashion #fashionfinds #fashionforsale #consignment #lookforless #buyme #designerfashion #designerfashionforless #bargainhunt (at Second Time Around)

NOW AVAILABLE @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street, Boston - out of the box #springfashion looks, including #dvf #boldgraphic #jeweltone top, #escada #springtweed skirt and #frenchconnection #grayscalefloral dress. #fashion #fashionfinds #fashionforsale #consignment #lookforless #buyme #designerfashion #designerfashionforless #bargainhunt (at Second Time Around)

Oh yeah… I forgot about this one. #museumquality #vintage #zandrarhodes #blouse from a storage unit sale in #lasvegas we randomly stumbled upon, with others. More to follow. #fashionholygrail #fashion #vintagefashion #bestkeptsecret #designerfashion #findoftheyear #fashionisart #vintagevegas #fashionhistoryisarthistory #amenfashion  (at random Las Vegas storage unit sale)

Oh yeah… I forgot about this one. #museumquality #vintage #zandrarhodes #blouse from a storage unit sale in #lasvegas we randomly stumbled upon, with others. More to follow. #fashionholygrail #fashion #vintagefashion #bestkeptsecret #designerfashion #findoftheyear #fashionisart #vintagevegas #fashionhistoryisarthistory #amenfashion (at random Las Vegas storage unit sale)

Saturday Stroll: Textured Maxi-Dress

This vintage maxi-dress was perfect for the “warmer but still winter” weather we had this past weekend.

  • Vintage 1970s long sleeved knit maxi-dress
  • Moschino monogrammed bag
  • Calvin Klein cork and orange suede platform heels
  • Vintage 1970s Lee Bernay necklace
  • Sterling Silver hoops
  • Clear acrylic bangles
Officially #upforbid on #ebay #dereklam #taperedheel sandals size 10B #verygoodcondition perfect for spring summer and fall!! #designershoes #designershoe #fashion #fashionauction #shoegasm #shoeporn #shoeauction #thenewheel

Officially #upforbid on #ebay #dereklam #taperedheel sandals size 10B #verygoodcondition perfect for spring summer and fall!! #designershoes #designershoe #fashion #fashionauction #shoegasm #shoeporn #shoeauction #thenewheel

Anatomy of a Munster

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As I understand it, John Fluevog never does a re-issue. Certain styles sell well for very long periods, and are kept in stock. Once a style is discontinued, it’s discontinued. But there’s always an exception to the rule. That exception, I’m glad to say, is the Munster.

Unbeknownst to me, the 1990s Munsters were also reissues of a 1970s style. From a fashion history perspective, this shoe helped usher in the 1970s retro redux of the early 1990s. they were hard to miss on Paula Abdul, Madonna, Lady Kier from Deee-Lite (she has them on at the 1:14 mark), and in the C + C Music Factory video “Gonna Make You Sweat” (they show up at the 1:51 mark). With a re-re-issue almost 20 years later, we see another resurgence of 1970s style coming back into the fold. Which made me incredibly happy to find them, on sale, in her size. I secretly wished she had them back in the 1990s, and now my fashion wish came true.

It would have been too easy or predictable to put her in some bell bottom jeans and a peasant skirt. So I pulled these items which I think complement the shoes in an unexpected way.

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  • AKRIS silk cover
  • A-line skirt made from upholstery fabric
  • John Fluevog 40th Anniversary Munster re-issue heels
  • Vintage 1960s hexagonal Lucite handbag
  • Vintage 1980s “doorknocker” earrings
  • J. Crew necklace worn as a bracelet.

Busco Mas







Now available @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street: #ferragamo camel pumps, #charlesdavid black #peeptoe pumps, #donaldjpliner burgundy #gladiatorheels #designershoes in excellent condition #fashionatadiscount #fashion #amenfashion #shoeporn (at Second Time Around)

Now available @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street: #ferragamo camel pumps, #charlesdavid black #peeptoe pumps, #donaldjpliner burgundy #gladiatorheels #designershoes in excellent condition #fashionatadiscount #fashion #amenfashion #shoeporn (at Second Time Around)

#Outerwear is just as important in the cold! Vintage and #thrifted #1970shousecoat (converted to outerwear), Vintage and thrifted #1980sbag , #Gap turtleneck, #forever21 leggings, #h&m belt and earrings. #color #pink #refashion #housecoat #winter #winterwear #cold #stylediary #streetstyle #outfit #ootd #wiwt #style #limstreetstyle #fashion #thriftstorefinds #thrifting #secondhandfashion #thrift360 #funfashion #colorful

#Outerwear is just as important in the cold! Vintage and #thrifted #1970shousecoat (converted to outerwear), Vintage and thrifted #1980sbag , #Gap turtleneck, #forever21 leggings, #h&m belt and earrings. #color #pink #refashion #housecoat #winter #winterwear #cold #stylediary #streetstyle #outfit #ootd #wiwt #style #limstreetstyle #fashion #thriftstorefinds #thrifting #secondhandfashion #thrift360 #funfashion #colorful


J. Raul Cornier as Busco Mas Sandra Cornier as Mira Menos. Second-hand vintage and designer fashion sourcing. For sale at: www.etsy.com/shop/TheSinEmbargo.