Saturday, December 18, 2010
Me and my best friend, Gayle Lipman, WOWED them at this years GBACG Mad Men themed party held at Elks Lodge in the East Bay. Fun was had by all, especially, when the Giants won that nights World Series Game. Gayle, I'm sure most S.F residents will recognize, as she and her partner Bernie are considered two of the best dancers in this city.
Friday, December 17, 2010
I just love this event! Putting outfits together from the 1920's and 30's customers and myself is always a pleasure. The weather was absolutely perfect, probably the best the Gastby Picnic has ever seen. Spectacular ambiance!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Runner ups for Best Dressed Man and Woman.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Day of Black and White Ball, of course, wearing black & white and had so much fun dressing people for it!
Waiting for my coach to arrive and take me to the ball.
Partner in crime, Soleil, and me in my vintage 1950s Dress, hat-a recreation from my store, at the ball.
Approached by fellow diva, we didn't want to miss the opportunity of having our photo taken together at the ball.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Here are some photos of my journey to the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood. We had so much fun, the picture above was featured on the online Vanity Fair cover for the 1st TCM film festival!
Gayle and myself attending the first phase of the TCM Film Festival, Lady from Shanghai, April 2010.
Standing with the hosts of the Lady from Shanghai screening at the Castro Theater. On the left, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and on the right film critic and show business reporter Jan Wahl of KRON.
Us after seeing 1930s movie, Top Hat.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Decades of Fashion looks forward to be apart of this event, since vintage fashion is our strong suite we will contuct a fashion parade. There will be a grand prize for best dressed male and best dressed female of the evening. So, dress to the nines!
If you need more information come by Decades of Fashion (1740 Haight St San Francisco CA.)
Poster and handbills available.
P.S We two male and two female stylists who will gladly assist you in dressing for this event whether its adding to pieces you already have, or selecting from our large inventory of mens and womens clothing (1880s-1980s.)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
What's the occasion? A celebration of the opening of the World's Fair on Treasure Island, with all of its oddities: Willie Vocalite the robot, who talks, smokes cigarettes, winks and waves, Chinese puzzles that confuse even the most tenacious, a peek though the largest telescope in the world and an actual demonstration of that twisted novelty called Television.
The evening's sure to be downright decadent as ladies and gents raucously drown out any memory of the depression with gin fizzes and bootlegged absinthe, the piano keys are tickled mercilessly and opulent fashion is paraded about Le Club. And with the Golden Gate bridge having just been flung across the Bay, there's the feeling that anything is possible.
I'm going to tog to the bricks, dahlings, and I know just the person to help me.
I ask to see some cocktail gowns from the late 1930's and we wade through the Halloween crowd to the appropriate rack, hung with silky purple rouging, red Spanish ruffles and metallic georgette chiffon. After a moment of shuffling through the dresses, she lowers her voice to a husky whisper. "Would you like to see the back room?" The back room? Why, of course.
Brushing aside a velvet rope, we enter her cabinet of curiosities. My eyes adjust to the light and then widen to see a room so full of wonderment it could have only been created by the obsessive hands of a collector: a wall of hats adorned with strange fronds and flowers, enough costume jewelry to make a drag queen cry and a startling array of clothing, dripping feathers and knotted beads and taffeta ribbons.
We go straight to the evening gowns. Though they're packed together tightly, Cicely pulls out each piece with reverence, explaining the different occasions they'd be worn for. The dresses are floor length slinky numbers, cinched to emphasize tiny waists and tailored to cling to each curve. The backs of the dresses plunge low, and the draping mimics the geometrics of art deco.
Aha! I find "the dress." I can't rest though until I have a fur, and her selection is pure decadence. My hands reach out to touch floor-length fox coats, mink stoles, ermine jackets and feather numbers – looking like retired royalty ready to return to their thrones. I spot the soft hide of baby seal adorning a tiny clutch purse. Apparently no animal was safe in 1939.
I’m excited about my party outfit, but Cicely is somewhat of a purist. Unless I wear a rhinestone necklace, long evening gloves, a perky hat, some Mary Jane t-strap heels and a matching handbag to boot, I'm not going to cut it.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
We attended the event, dressed in our finest but the most fun was dressing the other participants as we have an impressive collection of Edwardian and Victorian apparel in our store. Everybody looked terrific and it was a great start to the new year.
Dan at the Edwardian Ball.
Stephanie and Jason dressed the part.