Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Great Designers from Alaia to-Zoran-FIT Expo-NYC

I smiled when I read the New York Times article below. 
I have so many pieces that I just may be able to open my own A-Z expo here in Paris.
Starting with one of my favorite designers is this great pale pink bow motif dress by Alaia.

The Great Designers a 2 Part Survey from the Permanent Collection Expo opens today at FIT in New York. This expo will take viewers through the collection from Alaia to Zoran.

Read more about it in the link below.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Today was one of those days when the stars were aligned, the witches were casting their spells and Alexander was looking down from the heavens and smiling. 

It is a very special day not only in the auction world...

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Suzanne (aka PunkglamQueen) who happens to be the biggest Alexander McQueen fan that I know.

 Today is her birthday and for other reasons reasons know that this collection is also very special for her.

Happy Birthday Suzanne!

and a big congratulations to Kerry for such an exciting auction.

November 29 Auction Highlights from Kerry Taylor

Lot 156 Alexander McQueen black satin and bugle beaded evening gown, 'In memory of Elizabeth Howe, Salem 1692' collection, Autumn-Winter, 2007, labelled and size 38, also bearing press sample label, the silver beading applied in tress-like bands down the front and back of the gown together with a catwalk image of the gown


Lot 158 An Alexander McQueen black velvet and bugle beaded evening gown, 'In memory of Elizabeth Howe, Salem 1692' collection, Autumn-Winter, 2007, labelled and size 38, also bearing press sample label, the iridescent gun metal-blue beading forming a star-burst around the high neck and upper shoulders which descend and trail down the front of the skirt trained skirt, together with a catwalk image of the gown


You Tube video Part 2

In Memory of Elizabeth Howe Collection, Salem 1692
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2007

Audio Credits*
Portishead - Machine Gun
Ladytron - Predict The Day
Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe 
Ladytron - Burning Up

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Get Ready New York-Hermès at Kerry Taylor Auctions

 It doesn't matter that GRN are not my initials I may buy it and call it my
 Get Ready New York bag.

(Yes I'm planning another trip for those of you who've asked)

Lot 4
 An Hermès ox-blood leather duffle bag, late 1950s-early 1960s, stamped Hermès Paris and initials G.R.N, with two buckled straps, 56cm, 22in long
Kerry Taylor Auctions this week
Nov. 29th
for a full catalog please visit 

Thursday, September 29, 2011



I know that I do. 
Now which one do I choose?

Kerry Taylor Auctions is pleased to announce the sale of the Yuki fashion archive.
 A large tranche of his collection has already been deposited within major museum
collections in Japan and the USA. The remainder is being offered for sale on October 4th and
ranges from some of the earliest pieces of the 1970s though to the 1990s.

For more information on bidding and to view the on-line catalog which offers fabulous fashions, accessories and fashion related collectables from every decade please visit

Auction October 4!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

GLAMOUROUS CAREERS-Kerry Taylor Auctions June 21

 An Azzedine Alaia green satin trench coat, 1980s, labelled and size 38, double-breasted, of voluminous cut with tie belt, together with an image of an identical coat being modelled in `Style Elle Nos Années 80 by F.Baudot and J. Demachy' 
Estimation £200-300

 A rare Visionaire No 1, Spring, 1991, no 170 of 1000 limited edition, including the Visionaire's manifesto, reviews of deconstructivist collections by Galliano, Helmut Lang, Margiela, new Romantic style by Claude Montana, Issey Miyake, Yohji and Rei, and a poster `La Meduse' by Pierre et Giles
Estimation £400-600
An Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche `Mondrian', knitted cotton mini-dress, circa 1990, labelled and size 42, a re-interpretation of the 1965 original with colour blocks divided by black lines
Estimate £1200-1800

I've worked on Wall Street as a stock broker, at the Harvard Business School in MBA Admissions and at The French Culinary Institute as a Director of Admissions.
Kerry Taylor's new offerings had me dreaming of some other glamourous jobs in addition to clothing dealer that I might want to add to my resume one day.
A spy decked out in an Alaia trench coat, a photographer for Visionaire Magazine or the owner of an art gallery that sells Mondrian paintings are just a few of my dream jobs. 
If you could change careers what would your next dream job be?
Kerry Taylor Auctions London on June 21
A full online catalog is available at

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CALLING ALL GROUPIES-Christie's Rock and Pop Auction

 Mr. Freedom Jacket worn by Marc Bolan
estimate £5,000-£7,000

 Wooden hat black and classic Michael Jackson fedora
Estimate £2,000-£3,000
 Jimi Hendrix boots
Estimate £3,000-£4,000
Geri Halliwell Spice World platforms
Estimate £500-£700

Christie's London Popular Culture and Entertainment Auction includes memorabilia from all of your favorites-The Beatles, The Ramones, Blondie, RadioHead, Bob Dylan, The Doors and more.
June 14 London South Kensington
For a full catalog of items visit the link below

Friday, May 20, 2011


I've been working so much that today I decided to treat myself  take a break and and enjoy the great weather in Paris.
My visit to my favorite boutique or should I say modern museum left me speechless and breathless.
I'm sure that most of you can guess where I was today but if not there are some hints above and below. 
Here are just 2 of his creations that I sold long ago. 
 Also a quote by my all time favorite designer below...
“A woman is not going to buy a little skirt for a lot of money if it’s not for seduction. 
What else are clothes made for?”

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shades of April-Getting Ready for the Easter Parade

John Kloss cotton dress, 1966
 Sculpture Dress, 1989, silk taffeta 
  Photography by Claudia Primangeli / L.e C. Service
Part of the Roberto Capucci  Art into Fashion Exposition
Mila Schon blue double faced wool, 1968 

Getting ready for the Easter parade....

Coco and Man Ray

This highly specialised collection of documents generated great interest given the rarity of its contents. 93% of the documents and books sold above their estimates and this sale saw the highest online participation across all the auctions. As noted in other auctions at Christie’s, Photographs and Books sales often see increased online participation due to the nature of the works; the values are not only more accessible, but the works are relatively familiar and clients are more comfortable buying online without seeing the pieces in person, based on Christie’s reliable authentication and detailed condition reports. Among the best performing works was l’Architecture Vivante by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, and a photograph by Man Ray, Portrait de Coco Chanel, which sold for fifty times its low estimate to a Russian private buyer.

LOT 311
Man Ray (1890-1976)
Coco Chanel's portrait
Estimate: €400 – €700
Price realised: €20,000

Friday, April 8, 2011

Just in Time for Spring-Fab Frocks from Kerry Taylor Auctions

Antique, Vintage Fashion, Textiles and Accessories Monday 11th April at 10.30am

Fab frocks for Spring, collectable clothing, affordable designer accessories and much much more will be on auction!

Our April auction catalogue includes an interesting selection fashion, accessories and textiles , including 1940s day and evening wear, 1950s prom gowns, 60s Biba, Saint Laurent from 70s and 80s, and an interesting group of Fante flags from Ghana made in the first half of the 20th century.

Venue: Unit C21, (second floor) 40 Martell Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 8EN

Viewing: Friday 8th April, 9-5pm and Sunday 10th April, 12-4pm
There is no viewing on the morning of the sale

An online catalogue can be seen at 

Good luck!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Love on the Rocks?

A Nolan Miller Orange Silk Chiffon and Sequin Flame Evening Gown,
worn in a performance of 'Love on The Rocks' with Tom Jones.
Property from the Collection of Gladys Knight, Las Vegas, Nevada 
 Lot 21 Estimate $400-600
April 11th and 12th Chicago, IL

Saturday, March 5, 2011

DAZED & AMAZED-Kerry Taylor Auctions March 17 Sale

I'm always dazed and amazed and speachless when Kerry has a new auction.
Images of images of historical gowns, couture, clothing from the rich and famous, rich tapestries and unique accessoires appear with wonderful stories and provences in each catalog. Before every sale I have a flashback of my childhood when I picked out out everything that I wanted for Christmas from the Sears and JC Penney's catalogs. 
Here are my first picks for this auction- a Harry Gordon paper dress, a Versace bondage inspired dress and a rare  Per Spook sequin gown.
If these don't tempt you just wait for my next post and if you just can't wait, take a look at the online catalog at I'm sure that you'll be as dazed and amazed as I am!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Very Important Parisian- LA MOM BLOG PARIS

A wonderful and very funny blog about life in Paris.
Thanks to La Mom for making me a VIP for the day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

HOW TO MARRY A PRINCE-Kerry Taylor Auctions

Sure every girl dreams of marrying Prince Charming so if you haven't found him just yet here is your big chance.
A dress that Kate Middleton wore during a charity event (yes Prince William was in the first row!) back in 2002 and later supposedly squashed into a wardrobe full of junk is expected to bring up to £10,000 at Kerry Taylor's next auction on March 17.
Splurge a bit this might be the best investment you'll ever make. Your Prince Charming might be just around the corner and I'm sure this dress will catch his eye!
Since you'll probably be marrying a Prince take a look at the other breath-taking dresses and gowns as well. You'll need a new wardrobe won't you?
The catalogue will be on line soon!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR-Chinese Garden Headdress

In celebration of the Chinese New Year I'm off to the parade. I wish that I had this to wear....
Philip Treacy  for Alexander McQueen 
“Chinese Garden” Headdress, spring/summer 2005. Cork.
Part of the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Happy New Year!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Quilted Gold Ankle Bag $750

Military Denium Jacket $1400

Black Resin Stone Cuff $1150

For every vintage Chanel lover this is a great sale brought to us by DailyCandy and A Second Chance Designer Resale in New York City. I've known Maria, the owner for many years and if you are looking for Chanel she's got it. Maria has a HUGE stock of fabulous Chanel clothing and accessories that would make your head spin. For those of you who can't visit her stores you are lucky that Swirl by Daily Candy is bringing us this great on-line sale.
Happy Shopping -the sale ends on January 13th.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Evening gown
Jean Dessès (1904-70)
1948 autumn/winter
Voided silk velvet by Bianchini Férier
collection Victoria & Albert Museum London
If one of your resolutions this year is to learn more about couture and vintage fashion please check out the link below. A fascinating timeline and history of the early days of couture.
Have a happy and fashionable 2011!