Sunday, September 4, 2011

The right place at the right time




Many a weekend is spent by my husband and I trolling for vintage treasures, hitting up garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets alike. A few years ago a neighborhood garage sale proved especially fruitful, as I scored one of my most valuable vintage designer pieces by none other than Rudi Gernreich! I had found some wonderful items at this woman’s sale and was chatting with her about them. She was happy I liked her old things so much and that I actually intended to wear them. She then remembered that there was another bag in the basement she wanted me to look at too. Her husband went and grabbed it and in addition to about 30 more great pieces was the Rudi. She asked $20 for the lot and of course I didn’t bargain! She even took down my contact info in case she found more stuff! I kept hoping she would call but she never did. And now I have an amazing piece of her history to treasure always! Check out Couture Allure's post on Rudi, and the killer dress she has listed for sale right now!
Rudi Gernreich dress, less than $1 at a yard sale several years ago
Charles Jourdan gold boomerang heel sandals, $100 ebay last year
Purple suede purse, $8 thrifted yesterday at SPCA thrift   

22 comments:

  1. DAMN! you done good. i swear i just got a contact high from your score. thanks for passing along the THRILL.
    xo,
    audrey

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  2. Ann, you hot piece of ace..xoxokerry

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  3. I love the color blocking and squarish spots. Very unique.

    xx
    Heel in Mint
    www.heelinmint.blogspot.com

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  4. As always you know how to rock an outfit. I also love how you share show much fashion history with us. I know about Rudi Gernreich thanks to you! LOVE the last 2 pics- your photographer is very (handsome and) talented. -Bella Q

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  5. Holy shit,your very own Rudi!! OMG!
    Love the egg chair,you look HOT and that last pose is a doozy!!! XXX

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  6. That Dress and the Chair are so awesome!
    I love going to flea markets, it's so much fun :)

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  7. I love, love, love that dress!! And the chair is a classic! :)

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  8. Wow, that dress is a stunner! And really liking your new bag too. If I had that chair I doubt I'd be leaving it any time soon, it looks like a cozy cocoon.

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  9. I don´t know about the designer, but I love seeing you rocking that dress.
    Counting the days to meet you in person.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. Whoa, this dress fits you like a dream and what luck!

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  11. You are a very lucky lady indeed, and I must say you look super smashing in that frock my lovely! xxx

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  12. I love the dress and the attitude! Great colors! Makes me jealous...:)

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  13. Your outfit looks great! I am so jealous of your furry egg chair though, wow!

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