Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Some pieces are great enough to pay a premium for. But I wonder how much is too much? On our various online trawls for vintage buys we often drop by Damsel Vintage. Her shop is super popular, and deservedly so - her shop is well designed, she takes great photos and most importantly, the pieces are always quality.
So we're watching this dress (I seem to be having an issue with uploading pics to Blogger at the moment, but I'll try to get one up soon), a lovely indian cotton 70s maxi dress. A bidding war ensues, and the dress finally goes for $711.18. That's Australian dollars, by the way. That's about $550US, or 300 British pounds. It's beautiful dress, of course, but I confess my heart broke a little, thinking of all the other fine vintage goodies now sitting un-bought and unloved in favour of this one dress. Now I have been known to overpay for things from time to time because I loved them that much, but I've never parted with $711.18 for anything new, let alone a vintage piece, let alone one without a designer tag sewn into it.
So riddle me this, blog readers, how much are you willing to pay for vintage? What sort of criteria to you apply when making your decision? And if it's not to gauche to ask, how far have you gone in the pursuit of your dream vintage piece? Did you regret it, or are you wearing what you bought right now, as you hang out on the Internet, to get your money's worth?
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
We managed to squeeze in a couple hours of mending and hemming recently and were brainstorming over what we could do with all the vintage fabric scraps we're accumulating.
Isn't this bow headband cute as hell? This crafty lady is giving us a lot of ideas, and I'm in love with her flickr photos, ...
(pic courtesy of emmachapman - thank you!)
Monday, February 9, 2009
In the store now! Our favourites are the awesome 1970s black disco halter jumpsuit (it has POCKETS) and the 80s floral dress with tulle underskirt (I had it up on etsy when I was still in Germany)
PS Blogging lightly since getting back in town. So much Bam related fun to attend to, including a blog award kindly bestowed on us by the lovely Likkle Girl...we're working on who to pass the award onto next right now...gosh it's late, time for bed!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I slapped down the minimum amount, thinking I would definitely be out-bid, but then I just got an email saying I won. How often does that happen. Now I just have to figure out what to do with them!
Ideas very welcome.