Sunday, September 15, 2013

Geisha Meets Go-go

This was my mother's dress. Her cousin bought it for her when he was in Japan during military duty. After she passed away I inherited it, as you can see below. This is the first time since I was much younger that it has fit me, don't ask me how since my sweet tooth often gets the best of me and my hips.  I think that the color is absolutely beautiful, especially on people with fair skin. 

Another special aspect of the outfit is the shoes. Soon to be put up for sale in my Etsy shop, these leather sandals have an amazing cut out heel and front buckle. They remind me of the sixties, when women wore housecoats and baked cakes in pink ovens. Shoes from the sixties mixed with a geisha gown creates a look that is a little unusual but it totally works.  

I have gone with a deep red lip for the fall. What do you think?


I really do love the closures on this dress, so delicate.

How amazing is that heel? It surprises me that the shoes are incredibly supportive despite the lack of core in the heel. 

The statement buckle is so important. It complements the heel in more ways than one. 

Just a little close up. Hair and makeup not perfect, but in reality... nothing is.  

Do you own any pieces with interesting histories? I would love to hear more about them. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Selling Vintage in Kennett Square

This past weekend was the annual two-day Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square. I decided to take advantage of my close proximity to the festival and sell some vintage clothing right from my front porch. I had a really great group of people stop by and shop, and for this I am very thankful. The weather was amazing as were all of my friends who stopped by to say hello and show some support for Other People's Trash Vintage Clothing

The dress below was a piece that I really debated on selling or keeping. As you can imagine, I opted for  keeping this special dress. 

An entire table of goodies. My accessories table included shoes, boots, jewelry, hats, scarves, and bags.   The hat boxes added an extra vintage flair. 

Racks upon racks of clothing. As you can see I color coded for easy shopping and a fun effect. 

I really do love my dress form. This dress got more compliments than any other piece. Unfortunately it was not purchased do to sizing. It fits a size four perfectly and can be purchased here

A view of the street fair from my porch. Most vendors on my end of town were sampling all sorts of yummy food like cheeses, chocolates, and dips. 

Don't you just love my sign? I had the cutest balloons but a lot of them popped in the sunshine. Or maybe it was just all the vintage energy in the air! 

Hanging the clothes up was my boyfriend's idea. I cannot take credit for his creativity. It really helped get the attention of the crowd. 

Like a boss. There is nothing else to say. Except that I really love that faux fur leopard coat and think that someone needs to make it a part of their winter wardrobe. 

How was your weekend? Does your town have any street fairs?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Roses Are Red, My Dress is Blue...

I hope all of my U.S. readers thoroughly enjoyed their labor-less day yesterday! I myself had a fabulous weekend filled with all sorts of things that make me happy: the people I love, Bloody Marys, fashion, and sleeping in until my body felt well-rested.

I did spend a good amount of time preparing for my vintage clothing sale this upcoming weekend in Kennett Square. Every September the town hosts its annual Mushroom Festival and I take advantage of the large crowds. Last year I did it for fun and actually promised myself that this year I would take it more seriously offering women's and men's clothing in a wider range of sizes.

All of the items in my Etsy Shop will be for sale as well as some that have not even made it to the mannequin for photographing. If you live in the Philly area I highly recommend visiting Kennett Square next weekend for this event.

Sunglasses - Rayban
Necklace - Vintage in My Shop
Dress - Vintage (soon to be in shop, contact me if interested)

This bag is amazing! It is very vintage and so mid-century chic. The shoes are also amazing and other than for these photos have never been worn. 

I adore these Raybans! The color has long since been retired so I keep mine in tip top shape a.k.a. I hardly ever wear them in fear of breaking them or losing them. 

How was your weekend?