High Fashion Vintage Paper Dolls

When I was a kid, I loved playing with dolls – Barbie, Cabbage Patch Kids, you name it. One Christmas I received a strange gift – a flat doll made of paper. My eight year old brain thought it was a coloring book until I saw the little tabs on…

vintage Paper dolls by Dover publishing
 

What I Am Loving

  Gala Darling was transformed into Elizabeth Taylor! Check out her video. My friend Rebecca and I went to Viva Las Vegas #17 (a long hiatus for me) and we took a really cute picture with one of her customers who blogs at Like a Tree in the Desert. Rebecca…

pink roses
 

What I Am Loving

1. Jergens Face Cream Just like vintage, when it comes to beauty the old stuff is always better than the new stuff. I rediscovered Jergens Face Cream, or as my Mexcian mom would call it, “la crema de las caritas”. Translation: the cream with the little faces. This stuff WORKS!…

jergens
 

Vintage Inspired Jessica Alba

Oh I want to recreate this outfit that Jessica Alba wore to the Ralph Lauren show. I’m not quite sure if it IS Ralph Lauren. I have the patent bag, and a tight, cropped black sweater. Now I just need a romantic chiffon pink skirt. Probably shorter because I am…

Jessica Alba Vintage Inspired Ralph Lauren
 

New Vintage E-shop Coming Soon!

I haven’t been posting on the blog lately because I have been working really hard (fun work) on the new e-shop for Debutante Clothing. Here’s a sneak pic of what it will look like: I have moved the the Shopify platform. After checking with a few vintage colleagues on how…

debutante clothing vintage e shop
 

Letting go

  I was sorting through bins upon bins of vintage clothing I have collected over the years and realized I needed to let go of some of my treasures which I logically call inventory. Selling vintage is a very difficult process for those of us that see the beauty in…

Letting-go
 

Vintage Link Love

  Because I love to curate vintage news too… The history of the Birkin bag – DoYouRemember.com give a history lesson on the most iconic luxury bag, the Hermes Birkin The Department Store Museum is a great resource for learning about the history of department stores $15 Flea Market Find…

vintage secretary vintage links
 

Vintage Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Style & Travel

I’ve always said that I wish we could dress for travel. They way people used to dress before leggings and sweat pants were acceptable to board a plane. Well I’m not alone! A few weeks ago, I attended the opening of a new exhibition at the FIDM Museum. My friend…

planes trains automobile exhibition FIDM
 

Thrifted Thursday – Mid Century Brass Desk Lamp

I love it when I am shopping for one thing, but I find something even better instead. I practically sprinted for this AMAZING mid century brass lamp last week. The brass color, the patina, the stylish bulbous head, the sexy curves. Oh it’s soooo good! And it works! The only…

mid century brass desk lamp
 

Social Media & Marketing Tips for Vintage & Antique Dealers – Vintagepreneur

I’m so excited to announce the launch of a new project – Vintagepreneur! Vintagepreneur.com is a platform for vintage and antiques dealers who really want to embrace social media, blogging and online marketing but are a bit overwhelmed. Owning a vintage business is overwhelming. Most dealers are too busy or…

Vintagepreneur social media & marketing tools for vintage dealers