Saturday, January 30, 2010


Jean Paul Gaultier is one of my favorite designers so I was thrilled to discover the new biography Jean Paul Gaultier Punk Sentimental by Elizabeth Gouslan.
Only available in french at the moment so I guess that I'll have to stick to my New Year's resolution and learn to read french better and of course find more vintage collectables by him.
The gorgeous pieces above used to be mine.
You'll find the book on and more of my Jean Paul Gaultier pieces in the galleries at

Friday, January 29, 2010

Vintage Accessories Collection-DEBUTANTE CLOTHING

I'm thrilled to announce that Debutante Clothing's vintage fashion blog where vintage clothing and runway style meet will be a hosting a small vintage accessoires collection for me this week.
Here is a sneak peek of the Debutante Clothing accessories collection and if you need a dress to go with these accessories you just may find what you are looking for in her shop!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Anne Larsen in a Nina Ricci woollen tweed suit trimmed with ocelot, photo John French (1907-66), for the Daily Mail. Black and white photography. Paris, France, August 28th 1962.

Evening ensemble, by Norman Hartnell. Tulle with vermicular embroidery and sequins lined with rayon taffeta, moiré. England, 1948

Eye Miniature painting in a pendant. Watercolour on ivory. England, 1800.

The Victoria and Albert Museum site offers an incredible selection of prints for less than £20. Yesterday's eye candy on facebook and more examples above of the endless selection.
Hard to choose just one...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

French Bling to Brighten up A Gray Day-YSL LACROIX

Some french bling to brighten up a gray day.
Necklaces by Yves Saint Laurent
Broach by Christian LaCroix
Available at
and in my VIP shop on

Monday, January 25, 2010

and the Answer is...Yves Saint Laurent

Friday's post Russian Collection Fall-Winter collection 1976-77

Above another favorite of mine The Mondrian Dress Autumn 1965

Photos Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC

Friday, January 22, 2010

You Think That You Know So Much Prove It #3

Can you guess the designer and year and add your answer below...
I'll publish the answer on Monday.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Future Collectables Deborah Andy Mick Philip-1st DIBS

One sign of a knowlegable clothing dealer is to be able to identify what will become collectable in the future.

All by Philip Treacy

Andy Warhol 'Deborah Harry' portrait bucket hat

Andy Warhol 'self portrait' evening handbag.

Andy Warhol 'Mick Jagger' portrait print bucket hat

These "great works of art" are available on from Vintage Fashion Inc. along with a variety of wonderful vintage clothing and accessories from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


A great way to spend the weekend if you are in NYC. They will be doing a show in March which will include vintage clothing.

Antiques at the Armory
January 22-23-24, 2010
69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Avenue @ 26th Street, New York City
100 Exhibitors. Admission: $15
Free shuttle to & from The Winter Antiques Show & Americana & Antiques at the Piers
Download a 2010 Antiques Week in NY calendar

Americana & Antiques @ The Pier
January 23-24, 2010
Pier 92, 12th Avenue @ 55th Street, NYC
The pier show is back for Antiques Week. The Freshest Show of Antiques Week in NY 2010!
Download a 2010 ANTIQUES WEEK IN NY AT A GLANCE guide

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Who Wants...HERMES?

Hérmes is having a sale from January 20-23
9:00-6:00 pm
Palais des Congrès, Hall Neuilly Porte Maillot
If you can't make it to Paris just make your own bag above enlarge cut out and voila!
Don't forget that I have some Hérmes clothing on my site and
I'll be posting some new Hérmes items (bags and jewerly) on both sites soon so check back!

Monday, January 18, 2010

and the Answer is...MAISON MARTIN MARIGELA

an the answer is: Maison Martin Margiela

Friday's top is from 2008 and created by hand using pieces of reflective squares similar to what you find on a disco ball and retails for 7,560 euros.

The broken record dress (one of my favorites)
Autumn-Winter 2008 collection
Crepe silk decorated with discs 33 and 45 lps. The discs were cut and then heated and molded to fit body shape. This took 33 hours to create and retails for 5,625 euros.

The dress is made from vintage buttons with embroidery on a silk dress to create a pattern effect of pixels. Two rectangular pieces of 100% silk cloth are assembled to form the dress. The front is embroidered and embellished with various pearl buttons, metal and plastic to form the mouth. This took 25 hours to create and retails for 4,650 euros.

Photos from including these items for sale and more from this fascinating collection.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I hate snakes. I'm terrified of them but love snakeskin accessories.
Last year I ended up with some vintage alligator and snakeskin bags and started doing some research on line and found this fabulous site
Above is just a tiny sample from their snakeskin collection. They also carry lizard, crocodile and alligator bags.
Not only do they have the best collection of bags that I've ever seen but also an informative section on understanding exotic skins types, skin care and a guide to buying vintage.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


7th Day of March 2010

Fashion, Interior Design and Intriguing Finds

The Land of PASH is a cavernous style enclave for men and women hidden in the southern quarters of old London Town. On the 7th day of March 2010, we are opening our borders for the first time, to passionistas of individual vintage style, collectors of vintage treasures, retro aficionados and renowned trendsetters.

Our quest is simple; to enchant and inspire.

For more information on this event please visit

Friday, January 15, 2010

You Think That You Know So Much Prove It #2

Can you guess the designer and year and add your answer below...
I'll publish the answer on Monday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I'm looking for someone to help me hunt for treasures this year.
If treasure hunting for great clothing and accessories is your hobby or if you are a professional dealer and just can't seem to sell that special piece of designer clothing or great vintage on your site or in your store please contact me and maybe I can help you sell it.
Happy hunting!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Gray Winter Day-MANIC PANIC

Paris like a lot of cities is dull and gray today. I have cabin fever and am counting the days until I can go on my next vacation. New York is one of my favorite desitinations and I'm always thrilled to see Tish and Snooky when I'm in the Big Apple.

Manic Panic opened in the late 70s on St. Mark's Place in NYC catering to the punk rock and alternative crowd. Tish and Snooky's store sold hair dye and cosmetics in virtually ever color imaginable and 30 years later the Manic Panic colors are showing up on runways and in boutiques world wide. These women are amazing. They have created a very successful company and their products are now sold in every corner of the world. True fashionistas, amazing business woman and did I mention that they sing pretty well? They were Blondie's original back up singers and it is always a thrill to see them on stage!

For more information on their incredible story and to buy some color to brighten up a gray day check out

And the Answer is...NORMA KAMALI

and the answer from Saturday's post is

Norma Kamali collection 1977

Saturday's photo from

The gorgeous piece above is also Norma Kamali (circa 1980) and was sold last year through Christie's London Resurrection Avant-Garde Fashion auction.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

You Think That You Know So Much-PROVE IT #1

Can you guess the designer and year and add your answer below...
I'll publish the answer on Monday.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Past is the Present-TART VINTAGE SALON

I had the pleasure of meeting fellow vintage fashionista Naomi Thompson in London last year. A charming proper english girl who served me tea and biscuits in her vintage salon style apartment and showed me some of the gorgeous vintage dresses that she sells on her site
She has now taken her charm and love of vintage and blended it into TART one of London's best events for fashionistas.

Hosted at the decadent 40 Winks by the dandyesque David Carter, pin-up queen Fleur de Guerre and Naomi Thompson pictured above, Tart is the ultimate afternoon of naughty self indulgence, seductive style and decadent pampering. It has quickly established itself as one of London's must–do monthly events.

January's event includes cosmetics brand Benefit's Lisa Potter Dixon, Benefit's beauty guru and events manager who will to share her tips on how to create the perfect look for 2010.

Hendrick's cocktail mixing masterclass utilising the potent properties of the world’s
most unusual gin.

Fleur de Guerre the pin-up queen who will be launching a series of classes for
girls who have always dreamt of becoming 1940s silver screen vixens with expert advice on
vintage hair and make-up.

Katie Halford, lingerie designer and owner of What Katie Did, will be sharing her ‘stocking
secrets’ over the course of the afternoon (how to put them on, how to take them off and how
to hold them up when you’ve got them up..)

Also fashion and accessory designers who will be showcasing their work over the next few months include Uma Turan,Miss Magou, Jessica de Lotz, Laura Strand, Rachael Hannah, Tallulah Love, SVE, Nahoko Kojima and Ornella Iannuzzi.
Saturday 23rd January, 13th February, 13th March, 17th April, 15th May
For additional information and reservations contact

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Everyone Needs an Aphrodisiac-DALI JACKET

The original which was created in the 1930s mysteriously disappeared so Dali created this one which recently sold at auction for 205,000 euros.

Vintage tip of the day
(thanks to the lovely Linda)

One part vodka, two parts water will get the damp, musty smell out of your vintage things.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Not One but Two New Shopping Sites-DESIGNER CLOTHING

I've just launched a shopping site where you'll find this great Alaia dress and Castelbajac jacket
and the Yves Saint Laurent earrings are available on my VIP shop Jeanne SuicaVintage and Designer Clothing at

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Losing My Passion...ATOMIC PASSION NYC

One of my favorite stores in the East Village NYC may be closing due to rent increases.
The East Village just won't be the same.

A big Thank You to Linda for always keeping me updated on her facts and finds.

Monday, January 4, 2010


I've been very busy working on not one but two shopping sites.
This will be the year that you can shop until you drop.
Stay tuned...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Just Another Good Reason to Visit....VIONNET

Just another good reason to visit Paris...

Madeleine Vionnet, puriste de la mode
24 June 2009 - 31 January 2010

Les Arts Décoratifs is devoting a major exhibition to Madeleine Vionnet. In 1952, the couturière donated 200 dresses, 750 dress patterns and 75 photo albums to Les Arts Décoratifs. Selected from her major works between 1912 and 1939 and now restored with the aid of Natixis, this exceptional collection of avant-garde designs can at last be shown to the public. Madeleine Vionnet’s entire career was marked by her constant quest for freedom in extremely refined but unfettered designs close to antique drapery, which continue to fascinate couturiers such as Azzedine Alaia, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and John Galliano.