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Fashion Insanity Part I

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by Patentleathershoes, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Occassionally I pick up something really wonderful at an estate or auction...and then there are days where I am able to go to multiple vintage getting opportunities..consignment, estates, etc....and some how caught up in the "spirit of it all" or in the buying mood i pick up a few things where simple elegance is thrown out the window and I just pick up a few things on a dare. Or I pick something out that is a little outrageous and a bit of a risk

    Some synapses fire out of control and a thought pops into my brain:

    "hey, i bet this is just off the wall enough that there is someone out there who would really LOVE THIS!" And i become very dangerous.

    I was looking at my CD where I have all the pictures of items i sold in the past and was just reminiscing about some of these items and believe it or not...everything in this classification sold!

    I thought that while i was at it i would share my trip down memory lane....

    Some folks may want to divert their eyes!! hee hee hee :P

    Exhibit A

    Bowling bag type thick marbled vinyl with circular tubes of same on the sides. My husband said: "EWWWW!" but there was something about it that i had to get it!..... It sold in a MAJOR bidding war last year and is now living a life overseas.

    I think someone offered the "70s lady realtor" scenario. it had identical matching pants! and it is more sparkly in real life. Someone loved this...thought it was wonderfully over the top.! I am cheating here...as it came in estate lot so i didn't pick it out as an individual item...but still ...
    Was sold during the VTA Wacky World of Prints...

    well...i would say this was QUITE the example of an 80s peach drop waisted prom dress. Was purchased for a pageant at an institution! I seem to remember a VTA this was linked to but can't remember right now...

    and which brings me to this weeks picks....

    When i saw this i thought it was curtains!! and then i looked closer and it was a slightly gauzey cottony number.... from the seams it could be home made...and my thought was "Too bad Halloween is over...if i went to a party i could have been draperies!!'


    And then there is this ensemble. I haven't decided if this is feathers or fireworks. Leaning towards feathers....pretty simple, almost classic....but then there are those feathers! what a statement! Princess seamed dress with sweeping hemline. jacket would actually be pretty cool with jeans.


    too big for manni, it really works better on a body...




    I will let you know if i can add these to the "so different its good category" later on!

    Anyone got anything to "confess" hee hee

  2. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    I don't have any pics of anything at the moment Chris, but I sure enjoyed
    reading and seeing yours!

  3. heck its one thing to not have fun at your job...but if you work for yourself and there is no aspect of fun in it at all...that is a serious problem. So i guess you might say i am insane or throughly amused :)

    I think the prom dress was my most horrifying thing ever. I was even surprised at myself. (the rest i could say...hmm...i can picture someone liking it!)
  4. vintspiration

    vintspiration Alumni

    I think just like that, Chris!

    In my opinion, vintage clothing wearers are already attracted to the unique and different, so when I spot something that fits the bill - I *always* pick it. Here are some of my favorite past "Fashion Insanity" look sales:

    Vintage Betsey Johnson dress with the "punk" label. Classic, crazy Betsey!:

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/whirlygurly/BetseyDress.JPG" width=234 height=434> <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/whirlygurly/BetseyDress_3.JPG" width=214 height=406>

    This top had a label that was French - I don't have a pic of the label anymore and can't remember what it said - but I still *love* this top. If it had fit me, it would be in my closet!

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/whirlygurly/FrenchVelvet.JPG" width=272 height=441> <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/whirlygurly/FrenchVelvet_2.JPG" width=268 height=450>

    Speaking of French - these went to a buyer in France and I sold them for a song. It still kills me as I thought these 60's booties were just the living end!

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/whirlygurly/panshoes.JPG" width=433 height=276>

    Space-age to the MAX!! Here's a silver lame dress I picked up with a highly collectible Youthquake label, it was designed by Emmanuelle Khanh - and the best part is I had never heard of either of those names and I learned alot about it, especially from our label guru & mod 60's collector - fuzzylizzie:

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/whirlygurly/SilverDress2.JPG" width=264 height=510> <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/whirlygurly/SilverDress3.JPG" width=250 height=453>

    And lastly, a really cool belted velvet jacket I did well with a couple of years ago. Such a wild patchwork-y look in sublime Fall colors!

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/whirlygurly/VelvetJkt.JPG" width=310 height=466>
  5. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Rats! I STILL regret not bidding higher on that Khanh dress.:(
  6. I agree that silver dress is pretty cool....not tacky or horrible at all.

    (that's why its good to show off your stuff on this board so people can find stuff they are lookin' for!)

    The thing I never understood with those backless 80s numbers where the rest of the dress pretty much had you covered up was the ladies who would forego the longline bra, or if your particular figure allowed - the stick on bras or sansabra....and just wear their regular ol' white or nude colored bra with it so the band would be right acrossed the opening.

    I agree with you that those shoes are too cute, and i think that blazer really works because of the more classic cut to it.

    I like your wacky taste, too!

    It still amazes me how that prom dress i had sold to multiple bids.
  7. I almost forgot...I cannot go without bringing up the Egyptian dress. I flipped when i saw it. But not to many people are actively searching for "Anubis brocade". At this point, after 3 relists, i put it in the mall until the right person comes along. It may end up getting displayed on a dress form in my office permanently instead as I am about to hit it up for rent :)


  8. I hummed and hawed over whether to buy this and that little voice saying..."But it's so weird, it's GOOD" took over.

    It is Christian Lacroix from his Jeans line. Horrid color combinations and metallic knit....egads!! The back is solid lime green ribknit.

    <img src=http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/bonton/Lacroix_sweater.jpg>
  9. Okay, I like, um, unusual things--and shiny things. They're not insane if you're a "Succulent Wild Woman." :)

    Two years ago, these 80s pumps spurred a bidding war immediately upon listing...

    <img src="http://www.otherworldlystuff.com/champa11.jpg">

    Gone to a nice dealer in New Orleans.

    Here's a wild child, gone to a professional burlesque (as in old-style burlesque) performer...

    <img src="http://www.otherworldlystuff.com/bohemi36.jpg"><br><img src="http://www.otherworldlystuff.com/bohemi39.jpg">

  10. Oh my Bonnie, that looks like a crazy quilt gone...just about everything. I bet someone is gonna LOVE THAT. and Steph those are quite the shoes!
    I have never seen anything quite like 'em!
  11. I'm sure you're trying to say they're just magical, Chris. :)

    Oops, later came this dress that would have gone nicely with them. It went to an 80s party in California, though...

    <img src="http://www.otherworldlystuff.com/purple33.jpg">
  12. magical LOL

    I am so curious now Steph, how far did the bidding war go??
  13. Now that i think of it, I probably still have my blue dress from homecoming 1988 that is very reminscent of your purple dress there. Well, I don't have it, but it is in my parents house somewhere. I should go see if its still there!

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