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Wise Words: Keep Calm Love Vintage

Keep Calm Love Vintage

Maybe these aren’t wise words, but for today it shall be my mantra.  In less than 2 weeks my shop, The Brass Giraffe and I will be participating in a vintage and handmade market.  I haven’t written about my shop here before, but basically when I say “the shop and I,” it translates to myself and some help from family and friends.  As I look over the piles, racks, and drawers of vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry, I’m a tad overwhelmed.  Not to mention, I decided to add some new pieces to my visual merchandising setup.  “I have a lot to do” is an understatement and unfortunately, I’ve been sick for the last 2 weeks — not good.  Time to push through, as usual.

If you’re local to the Baltimore area, (or willing to drive) I’d love to see you at The Whitehouse Market, Sunday Sept. 22nd 10am to 4pm in Bel Air, MD.  I’ll have mostly vintage pieces and maybe a few handmade purses.


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Vintage Inspiration: Elsa Schiaparelli Dress

Today’s inspiration is a beautiful Elsa Schiaparelli Dress via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1951.

Elsa Schiaparelli Dress

Elsa Schiaparelli Dress via The MET — Spring/Summer 1951

Elsa Schiaparelli 1951 Dress

Back view. via The MET

What I wouldn’t give to get into this little gem.  See it over at The MET website here.  It is made of linen with a leather belt and has a Bergdorf Goodman label.  It was gifted to the MET museum in 1955, by Mrs. Byron C. Foy.

I love vintage clothing, accessories, furniture, jewelry, and home decor.  This really shouldn’t be a suprise, since I own a shop focusing on vintage, The Brass Giraffe.

Image Credit:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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