Met Gala Countdown: Jackie Edition
April 27, 2017, 10:38 am
Filed under: art, boss ladies, met gala, vintage

Jackie in Valentino at the 1979 Met Gala. The theme was “The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era.” 22 years later, the theme would be hers: “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.”

1979: Jackie’s off-shoulder tiers and ruffles echo the Hapsburg theme.


2001: Then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton admires Jackie’s tribute.

Met Gala Countdown: Royal Edition
April 26, 2017, 9:00 pm
Filed under: art, jewels, met gala, ornaments, party girls, vintage

Princess Diana, 1996 Met Gala.

A slip dress, appropriately enough for the 90s.

Navy satin, black lace – –  and you know that ain’t no costume jewelry.

This was John Galliano’s first-ever gown for Dior.  Fashion history.

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The dress.

met gala diana face

The jewels, hair and makeup.

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The back, the bag and the bubbly.

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The Di shy-side-eye.


Vintage Style at The Jazz Age Lawn Party
October 24, 2016, 9:23 pm
Filed under: art, party girls, vintage

Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra twice every summer take over Governors Island, just off the Southern tip of Manhattan, for The Jazz Age Lawn Party. The ferry to the island turns the clock back nearly a century, as Jazz Age fashion, music, dancing, cocktails and cars await party-goers. Inspired by the era of Gatsby, dolls and dandies don their finest and come out to play.  This year brought a scorching heat wave to the party and IT. WAS. HOT.

But that just meant more delicious cocktails by St. Germain for all!


“Queen Esther”




Fine and Dandy Shop





VIP Tent





Decades of Style



NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Guests attend the 9th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island, presented by The Dreamland Orchestra and St-Germain on June 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for St-Germain)



Michael Arenella, leading the orchestra





Gregory Moore and Friend in 1920s Suits, Jazz Age Lawn Party




The Lady-Tux
December 18, 2014, 6:32 pm
Filed under: party girls, vintage

Arguably (not really) the original modern lady-tux: YSL’s “Le Smoking,” 1966.

YSL Le Smoking 1966

Dita Von Teese, Patrick DeMarchelier Exhibit

Dita Von Teese Patrick DeMarchelier Exhibit

Katharine Hepburn, back when it was weird for chicks to wear pants.

Katharine Hepburn

Tom Ford.


Angelina Jolie, Saint Laurent.

Angelina Jolie Saint Laurent

Janelle Monae, Lanvin.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

Katharine Hepburn.

Katharine Hepburn 2

Rachel Zoe, Giambattista Valli.

Giambattista Valli: Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring / Summer 2013

Salma Hayek, Saint Laurent.

Salma Hayek Saint Lauren

Marlene Dietrich.

Marlene Dietrich 1

Freida Pinto, Chanel.

Freida Pinto Chanel

Gwyneth Paltrow, Gucci.

Paltrow Gucci

Rihanna,  YSL.

Rihanna YSL

Janelle Monae, Topshop.

Janelle Monae Topshop

Karolina Kurkova, Roberto Cavalli.

Bergdorf Goodman Celebrates its 111th Anniversary at the Plaza in New York City - Arrivals

October 11, 2009, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized, vintage

vintage dior.  *sigh*

October 8, 2009, 9:09 pm
Filed under: vintage

more amazingly amazing vintage.

1950s, designer unknown

for some reason, i feel like michelle obama should wear this.

1960s, pauline trigere

for some reason, i feel like *i* should wear this.

1930s, designer unknown

incredible, marvelous, fantastic, gorgeous, etc.

October 7, 2009, 9:05 pm
Filed under: vintage

fun, random vintage. this is *art*.  🙂

1950s,  david levine


1930s, unknown designer


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