Oscar De La Renta 1970’s…

Something’s  were just made to stand the test of time. Oscar De La Renta is one of those things for me. Every collector of timeless fashion should at least have one piece by this genius designer. Since the 1960’s his uniquely gorgeous designs have adorned some of the most glamorous people around the globe including style maven Jacqueline Kennedy.

This 1970’s Tweed and Gold Lame Dress Coat with Gold & Rhinestone buttons was the perfect choice for the elegant charity event hosted by Gateway to Cancer Research Foundation in Chicago. This garment can be worn as coat dress or simply as long coat over a dress or romper. On the red carpet or just making my rounds through the crowd, the compliments were plentiful. You know you made the right choice when a fellow blogger names you best dressed… Thank you Duffy Dossier again!

Oscar De La Renta Dress Coat
Shani James & Ceelo Green Attend Gateway for Cancer Charity Event

This piece was purchased in Chicago at Designer Chicago Resale. Please check out their amazing collection if your ever in the windy city!


Triple Long Chanel Clutch

What could possibly be more timeless and beautiful than a Classic Quilted Chanel Clutch…Well folks I found it! May I introduce to you my Vintage Quilted Chanel TRIPLE LONG Clutch (Circa 1990 Runway)? This piece of art is a true show stopper and guaranteed red carpet killer!

I always say when you find a gem like this its destiny. Within seconds of hitting doors of Entre Nous, one of my go to vintage houses in L.A.. I just about hit the floor when my eyes were drawn to the most unique item I’ve collected thus far. Before I could think twice, I yelled out “This is my bag…I’ll take it!” The only question was what special day deserved an adornment so exquisite.

Paired with my vintage 1920’s custom hand beaded gown that once resided in the closet of the one & only Queen Diana Ross, this combo was deadly! (Watch for this gown to be covered soon!) The annual Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party was the perfect place to unveil this dynamic vintage duo. Needless to say from the moment we stepped on the carpet this clutch made quite the bang. It had all the ladies talking, and even some men…smile.

Remember when they are looking; give them something to talk about! Thank you Chanel!


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My 1980 Wolf Form

In The Beginning…


Long before the “assumingly perfect” acrylic   mannequins hit the scene, there were Dress Forms. Created in the 1800’s almost every piece of style history was crafted in the formation of one of these shapely models.

Dress forms are there from the moment the first stick pins hold the fabric in position until a garment is ready to be unveiled in all its splendor in a shop window. There is something timeless and elegant about a dress being presented on a form. The fabrics take shape and have a life of their own.

As a collector and appreciator of vintage fashion I suggest investing in one of these beautiful pieces of art. My favorite and personal choice is the Wolf Form. It has truly stood through the test of time, and continues to be the greatest supporter of vintage fashion.