Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I am wearing a secondhand Alberta Ferretti skirt (which, ahem, I bought at Goodwill) and some reclaimed leather/vintage jewelry bracelets of my own design. And I can not get enough of these studded Aldo heels - a fairly crude approximation of the real thing, but, alas, more affordable.The next photo is from the Washington Correspondents' Dinner afterparty at the Corcoran, (hosted by Capitol File Magazine) which, according to some, was a real good time. I certainly enjoyed watching so many politicos mooning over TV stars (sadly, I did not know who most of them were since I haven't really watched TV in almost 20 years - I know, I know: I am totally weird). Anyhoos, I wore a BCBG dress that I bought at Secondi (like 2 hours before the event!!). [SIDENOTE: It is nice that the quality of resale items at Secondi has gone up - I just wish they would do something about their customer service. Yes, it also has gotten better, but . . . if you are going to sell expensive designer items - even at deep discount, please treat me like someone who is going to buy expensive designer items. You know?]
I thought it was so funny that I am, um, wearing a lime green, strapless, ruched mini-dress to an event where I overheard several women discussing whether their totally appropriate, knee length dresses were too short/too open. Sigh - I guess you can't actually expect too much eclecticism or fashion dissent at such an event (esp. in DC). This is not saying that some folks didn't totally stand out - as the night progressed, the outfits did get a bit more outrageous. Rachel's dress (below) was amazing AND vintage - and, although full length and the de rigeur black, was definitely a stand out from the crowd with its slightly risque open back/shoulder and many, many ruffles.
Photo by Mark Silva.Lastly and most recently, I went to a show at Civilian Art Projects this past Friday. I fell in love with Erick Jackson's color pencil drawings and ended up buying one. Which, kids, has quickly hastened the end of my shopping for the season. (Art ain't cheap, yo.) Of course, I did make one last, small purchase at an awesome - yet fairly hidden - vintage store in Va. More on that later.