Tag: Bitter Root Vintage

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Time Wasted to Time Invested

Many years ago, a typical afternoon spent in San Francisco quickly turned from time wasted to time invested. Surrounded by racks of clothes in a rather robust resale boutique; dozen of wool sheath dresses on quitted padded hangers made my eyes bright in awe while I marvel through the fashion history that fenced me.Having browsed each rack at least twice I found to my amazement a … Read More Time Wasted to Time Invested

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A Touch of Leopard in Judy Bentinck

Wearing animal prints, such as leopard, evokes power and luxury; while a number of past style eras have showcased no woman’s ensemble complete – without a touch of leopard. To start off 2017 I couldn’t resist playing on the wild side of elegance with a leopard fur felt cocktail hat accompanied with a black silk dupion rosette and veiling by Award winning London-Based couture milliner, Judy Bentinck. … Read More A Touch of Leopard in Judy Bentinck

A Charming Stroll Through Claremont Upland with a Portrait of a Lady

Built in 1921, the Claremont Upland historic district of Berkeley, adjacent to the Claremont Hotel, gives such a nostalgic feeling of an era gone by. Standing before such quaint, picture-perfect Craftsman-style homes of the neighborhood, I often wonder if some are still owned by their original tenants. Many of us know that home is where the heart is – in my case, it’s my … Read More A Charming Stroll Through Claremont Upland with a Portrait of a Lady

The Cypress Inn

A milestone in one’s life can start with the completion of the simplest goal or moving on to the next, perhaps a new lifestyle or position. Despite the challenges involved, you will encounter many memorable experiences, not to mention lessons coming full circle in the story of your life. As a writer, fashion consultant, and vintage blogger, I never know where my life could … Read More The Cypress Inn

One Woman’s Style Journey

Owning a sophisticated assortment of vintage costume jewelry I’ve come to realize with each piece I acquire within my private collection, I bring home a moment in history greater than a story once spoken. Each time I stare at the sea of sparkle that I possess, I am reminded of an array of beautiful women that have gifted me with such a profound experience through their … Read More One Woman’s Style Journey

The Beauty of One

Coque Millinery c/o “Raven” Fall/Winter 2015 Collection  Mesh Pencil Dress c/o Bitter Root Vintage (similar here)  Ann Taylor Fur Scarf  Vintage Rhinestone Earrings (similar by Kate Spade, here) Macy’s Black Onyx & Diamond Ring  Kate Spade ‘Licorice too‘ Patent Pumps I must’ve been about ten years old, when I formed the resistance to wearing any form of headwear; throughout these years of adolescence, just the … Read More The Beauty of One

A Commerce of Opulent Taste

One Shoulder ‘Dahlia Dress’ c/o Bitter Root Vintage  Leather Gloves (similar here)  Vintage Onyx Brooch & Earring Set, purchased at The Antique Co-op  Gold Box Clutch, Banana Republic (similar here)  BCBG ‘Opia‘ Lace Pump  The 1909 Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, located on the east slope of Nob Hill in San Francisco, gives a sense of history and brings about a desire to live through the elegance … Read More A Commerce of Opulent Taste

A Historical Shaping with ElizaBeth Rohloff

Banana Republic Double-Breasted Trench  Station-to-Station Dress c/o Bitter Root Vintage  Bespoke Millinery Design by ElizaBeth Rohloff  Emerald Rhinestone Earrings (similar here)  Vintage Leather Gloves (similar here)  Umbrella (similar here) Corso Como Black Patent Pumps  MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick In 1980, Elizabeth Rohloff set forth with the Portland Civic Theater Costume shop while she attended her last year of formal University education. What seemed to … Read More A Historical Shaping with ElizaBeth Rohloff

Hail to Her Majesty | Cornelia James

Cornelia James, the official glove maker of choice by royal appointment and the world of fashion since 1979. With their timeless definiens style which translates to, for if not every occasion along with every sulk. There is one thing, though, that sets Cornelia James apart from adjoining competitive regal glove makers, a process which doesn’t rely on mass production. With designs which are intricately hand … Read More Hail to Her Majesty | Cornelia James

Bitter Root Vintage | Sapphire Lace

Blue Sapphire Lace Dress c/o Bitter Root Vintage  Greenlawn New York Vintage Velvet Party Hat  Garne Blue Rhinestone Earrings (similar here)  ‘Doris’ Clutch  Satin Velvet Bow Gloves (similar here) Kate Spade D Orsay Pumps  Vintage dresses possess such an elegant alluring image inspiring one to relive such an era of sophistication with the utmost grace. Finding a practical vintage-inspired dress for an upcoming social event or … Read More Bitter Root Vintage | Sapphire Lace