Friday, May 30, 2008

Let's Talk About Sex and the City

SATC movie opens today, whoopdeedoo. I'll probably catch it in a couple of years when it shows up on the WE channel or something.
Never had HBO, and the current TBS reruns really just don't cut it since they dub in phrases like "sex-Buddy" for "Fuck-Buddy".

I did have fun a couple years ago when Alana put me up to dressing as Sarah Jessica Parker for some Oscar party/filmFest-benefit shindig. Good costuming is all in the details. The final touches of this ensemble were the $695 price tag on the shoes and the big Milk-Dud mole on my chin.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Comparison Shopping

White antique eyelet/lace underwear thingie, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, $650:

White antique eyelet/lace underwear thingie, Five and Diamond Vintage, $75:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Brimfield Booty- 2 ends of the Style Spectrum

The shop is bursting with lots of fresh merch.
Here's just a couple of things I picked up at Brimfield last week.

It's hard to find 60s shirt-dresses without waist seams:
...and Amber already snatched this one up.

This ensemble satisfied my current Black-and-white obsession:
The jiffy-pop hat and polka-dot party dress were purchased ten miles apart, but seem to be made for each other.
With the exception of the crocs, I think this is very Sarah-Jessica-Parker-in-Paris, no?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Yes, I sell Men's Stuff

It's rare that someone can walk into my shop, ask for something very specific, and actually get it in their size.
But that's exactly what happened the other day, when Frank came in looking for a white, shawl-collared dinner jacket.

Needless to say - we were both delighted.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


  Last week I made a couple dozen boxes of Five and Diamond matches, using an old 1938 catalog, full matchboxes (of course), and some rubber stamps I got out of the church dumpster last week.   Matches are supposed to be advertising giveaways, but these things sold like hotcakes all weekend at $1 each. Hudson ephemera, and each is one-of-a-kind. Get'm while they last. When they run out I'm going to make pocket sewing kits.

Five and Diamond Vintage. Hudson, NY.