I prefer to ask people who are actually talented with sewing machines, glue guns and millgrain lathe tools to create things for me. So this week will be all about those custom-made pieces.
Like this dress I had made out of raw silk, the world’s most beautiful fabric.
I’m actually looking for another excuse to wear it.
Where would you sport it? Grocery shopping?
Sonja, for insisting I buy a jumpsuit. And Melissa, who introduced me to Pesky Peacocks where I got it.
I should also thank my ma and sis for the necklace I’m wearing — I made it using my mom’s pendant from the sixties and pretty, pretty stones from my sister’s collection.
With all the vintage furs and broaches and shawls at the opera (are they considered vintage if you bought them new 40 years ago?), this dress begged to be worn.
I got it at Deluxe Junk in gastown last summer.
And had it shortened significantly so I could wear it in LA.
P.S. Rigoletto was absolutely incredible.
I can’t think of a prettier way to set a table than to use mismatched antique china. I just need to start working on my collection of dinner plates.
Some of these teacups belonged to my grandma, some belonged to other people’s grandmas. All are absolutely beautiful.
Susan’s worked her magic on my vintage dress.
I’m going to be wearing this thing a lot.