Surrounded by Stories on Claremont Manor
Sometimes you just have to surround yourself with stories. That’s how I feel when I play dress up in all vintage. I feel, as if, I am providing a poetic homage to the influential women of yesteryear gifting life to a ritzy rhinestone brooch, pretentious yet practical dress or a millinery design that once was worn on the streets of Claremont Manor in the 1950’s. Nonetheless, I’ve taken a wardrobe that showcases an infinite amount of history to the steadfast of today’s modern style with each piece I wear telling a story.
I’ve found a number of vintage pieces I feature here, or display in public, are from a wide-range of preferred Antique Malls, local Estate Sales and of course the beloved wardrobes of past loved ones. Two recent pieces I’ve acquired is this 1950’s white beaded cashmere cardigan and chic patent top-handled handbag by Lou Taylor, which I also found while exploring a recent Estate Sale while on my way to a photo-shoot in the city. Seamlessly both pieces became this week’s glamour find an occurrences that frequently happens more and more with each sale, whether it completes an outfit or connects a brooch with its matching earrings and bracelet creating a parure collection.
This week I’ve paired my two recent Estate Sale finds, with a white bow blouse and black high-waisted velvet pencil skirt, playfully recreating the ways one can wear such a 1950s wardrobe staple. A black patent handbag with a floral gold frame brings such elegance to the overall ensemble. With subtle touches of rhinestone earrings that sit near a crown of perfectly set pin curls and bold red lips all demonstrate a bespoke sense of glamour.
1950’s Peter’s Beaded Cardigan (similar here, here & here) // EXPRESS Halter Bow Blouse // Velvet Pencil Skirt NY & Co (similar here) // 1950s Milk Stone & Rhinestone Earrings (similar styles sold on my Vintage Boutique at Etsy) // Miu Miu Cat Eye Sunglasses // Kate Spade New York – Licorice Pumps // MAC Lipstick, sold at Nordstrom