Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just a Few Happy August Customers...

Hold the skirt up...


Friday, August 15, 2008

bridesmaid revisited

I did a double-take when saw the cover of this book yesterday,
"You Can Wear it Again, A Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses",

for I was a bridesmaid in a tacky mauve-taffetta-pseudo-can-can dress once:
A small miracle I am smiling in above picture (click it for higher res); I was the most miserable, uncooperative, stingy bridesmaid ever.  

The dress, hat, shoes cost well over $100, not to mention the necessary $20+ strapless brassiere (which I still have 26 years later thankyouverymuch).
  I was already a seasoned thrift-shopper at age 21, so these were astronomical amounts of money to me.

To make matters worse, I caused a mini-scandal when I showed up at the wedding with all my thick, luscious, hippie-chick armpit hair, despite urgent pleas from everyone that I shave it off for the wedding. 

So- I promised not raise my arms any higher than this:
Hideous as it was, I held onto that dress for more years than Heather and Les were married, clinging to some hope I'd figure out a way to use it again someday (yeah, Halloween...) but of course that day never came.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Finally a Bride

I'm delighted to report that a dress from Five and Diamond Vintage finally made it onto a bride right here in Hudson, NY.  
Congratulations Jeannie! White chiffon and lace really suit you---Thanks for sending the pic!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Did'ja Ever Wonder ?.....

Did'ja ever wonder how a guy on stilts fits into a Port-O-Potty?

He takes off his hat, of course!

(I shot these yesterday at the All Points West Music Festival.)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Swimsuit Issue Volume II !

Quickly, before I head over to open up shop--- Just a few more swimsuits from Five and Diamond that showed up at Trixie's fabulous swimsuit party last night.
Jessie stole the show in this brown 50s bombshell one-piece. She won best costume for looking so damn hot! (Hello- I felt like a proud grandmother;  I pulled that suit out of my personal collection and brought over to the shop just yesterday...)
Then there was the classic black wool suit from the 30's (how did this girl dance all night in that hot itchy thing?==extra kudos!)

And let's not forget Homer, who scored the only Borat thong I've ever let pass through my doors. (You gotta love this town.)

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Swimsuit Issue

Are you ready for Trixie's Swimsuit party tomorrow night at Jason's?

All the details are at

Meanwhile.... Here are some real people looking really fabulous in vintage swimsuits from Five and Diamond.

Hudson, New York.

P.S. This 1960s cabana boy/beach ensemble is still available. Drawstring pants with very see-thru matching top to show off your pecs and guns.

Have a Great Weekend!