Thursday, November 11, 2010

From Helen's closet to Kimberly's closet


                                                     This is Helen P.

I purchased a nice carload of vintage clothing from Helen last May when she invited me to come over while she was cleaning out her family home across the river in Greene County.
 inlcuding the yellow and blue silk ensemble she is holding in the photo at top.

Helen served as a nurse in the Vietnam War, and had the outfit custom made during a visit to Hong Kong.  
 Just like the good old days (and still common overseas) You'd walk into a tailors shop, get measured, pick out styles and fabric, and then the outfit would be constructed, personalized with embroidery, and delivered to your door in a sturdy cardboard suitcase.


The ensemble included a blue purse to match the blue coat, and yellow shoes to match the dress.

This is Kimberly.
Unlike many customers throughout the summer, Kimberly was interested in the entire ensemble as a whole, (while everyone else just wanted the coat, or just the dress). She got the whole shebang for $50.


If you know of anyone who would be interested in a ca 1970 wool Nurse's Uniform, I promised Helen I would find a good home for that too.  It's about a size 12.

Happy Veteran's Day.

2 comments:

Valerie said...

I just found you on Peter's blog and I just love that Nurse's uniform. (I am a nurse currently practising in Australia, soon to be moving to the UK.) Would you be willing to hold on to it for me until I relocate?
p.s I love your blog, I'm adding it to my blog roll.Val.

North Fifth Street said...

Kimberly is a lucky lady! Score.