Whether it's lace from the Edwardian period, sailor outfits from the 40's, waist cinching, halter dresses and cat eye sunglasses from the 50's, or 70's metallic disco wear and Versace minis from the 80s, there's something profoundly special to be found here. Designers from Balenciaga and other high end fashion houses come to the boutique for inspiration and to add personal touches to their wardrobes. Clearly, so should we.
Here's an inside look at the costume jewelry pieces I scored and what I paid for them.
And finally my splurge, this 50's wrap. I paid $300 for this black taffeta and velvet, intricately beaded shawl that dresses up any outfit. I love that it has narrow shoulders to fit my smaller frame. It is incredibly detailed and magnificent with it's feminine sleeves and asymmetrical pieces. Here is the front.
As I shopped, someone on Calvin Klein's fashion team came in and picked up 5 pairs of vintage shoes as inspiration for his next collection. And with the Grammy's coming up, Doris' clients will be coming in for that coveted, Hollywood glamor look from the 1950's.
No reason we shouldn't share in the glamor with some red lips, and a bauble or trinket from 'The Way We Wore' of our own.