Monday, February 22, 2010


Lot 14
Kate Moss' Alber Elbaz for Lanvin dress 2003
Estimate £600-800

Lot 5
Dita Von Teese's Jayson Brundson gown
Estimate £250-350

Lot 12
Jourdan Dunn's Herve Leger bandage dress
Estimate £250-350

A world record was set at one of Kerry's celebrity auctions last year. This promises to be an exciting auction and for a good cause so get you bids in early!

Tuesday 16th March 2010 at 10.30am
Our first auction of 2010 is a bumper sale with over 300 lots, which opens with a collection of celebrity-owned dresses being auctioned by Topshop, in aid of the charities Help the Aged and Age Concern. The collection includes a wonderful Lanvin S/S 2003 cocktail dress from Kate Moss and a beautiful siren gown by Zac Posen, worn by Erin O’Connor, as well as others from Scarlett Johannson and Dita von Teese, and dresses by exciting young designers like Christopher Kane and Danielle Scutt. The rest of the sale covers every decade from the 18th century to the 1990s, and includes dozens of beaded flapper dresses, a stylish 1960s Balenciaga coat, and Thierry Mugler suits from 1980s. The fashion is accompanied by wonderful accessories, including twenties shoes, Hermes handbags, embroidered samplers, boxes of trimmings and much more.
The full on-line catalog will be available soon.

For a sneak-peak visit

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And the Answer is...PIERRE CARDIN

and the answer to my last post is Pierre Cardin 1992 collection
Photo from Salon du Vintage
Photo above from the Pierre Cardin Museum in Paris more about Pierre Cardin coming soon...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

You Think That You Know So Much Prove It #5

Just looking at this spectular creation made me crave the long awaited sunshine.
Can you guess the designer and year? Check back in the next day or so for the answer.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Leather handbag covered with
peacock feathers, plastic and metal
frame, 1970’s (above)

Pochette with chrome frame and
enameled decoration. France, ca.
1930 (below)

The first bag Hendrikje bought.
Leather handbag with cover plate of tortoiseshell inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Germany, ca.1820

Even though it is only February I'm already thinking about my summer vacation and plan on visiting the Tassen Museum in Amsterdam.
The museum has over 3500 handbags ranging from the 1500s to present.
The collection was started by Hendrikje Ivo who started collecting over 30 years ago and turned her passion into a museum.
For more information on this fascinating collection visit

Monday, February 8, 2010

Couture Carrie Collection Pop Up

You are invited to visit my pop up collection on

Carrie has one of the best fashion blogs in the business. Now if she would only come to Paris and teach me a thing or two...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

and the Answer is..ZANDRA RHODES

Tuesday's post was from the 1969 collection....
photos from the V&A Museum

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You Think That You Know So Much Prove It #4

Can you guess the designer and year?
Add your answer below and
I'll tell you if you're right on Thurday.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside-HENRY CLARKE ALAIA

Photo by Henry Clarke 1950s

Coat by Azzedine Alaia 1984-85 collection

Snowing again in Paris....