Monthly Archives: February 2008

African Batik Kimono

THIS CAME FROM A WIFE OF AN AFFLUENT AFRICAN DIGNITARY -BUT I CANNOT PROVIDE DOCUMENT PROOF-. IT IS A STATUS SYMBOL OF CULTURE AND AFRICAN HISTORY AND ICONS. I WAS TOLD SHE HAD THIS MADE FOR HER, AND TOOK MANY MONTHS TO COMPLETE. the DYES ARE STRONG AND RICH- AND THIS HAD NOT BEEN WASHED- HOWEVER, IS NOT DIRTY, NOR…

African Batik Kimono

THIS CAME FROM A WIFE OF AN AFFLUENT AFRICAN DIGNITARY -BUT I CANNOT PROVIDE DOCUMENT PROOF-. IT IS A STATUS SYMBOL OF CULTURE AND AFRICAN HISTORY AND ICONS. I WAS TOLD SHE HAD THIS MADE FOR HER, AND TOOK MANY MONTHS TO COMPLETE. the DYES ARE STRONG AND RICH- AND THIS HAD NOT BEEN WASHED- HOWEVER, IS NOT DIRTY, NOR…

Kebaya Festive Dress

I have a short tale to tell! This magnificent festive dress 2-piece outfit under the ARPI SUTERA label, the individual who personally designed and made the outfit, has a fascinating history and it starts with SARITA HOPKINS WEEKS. Who was she? Locally here in Jamestown, New York, she was a philanthropist, highly educated, a patron of the ARTS, ad a…

Kebaya Festive Dress

I have a short tale to tell! This magnificent festive dress 2-piece outfit under the ARPI SUTERA label, the individual who personally designed and made the outfit, has a fascinating history and it starts with SARITA HOPKINS WEEKS. Who was she? Locally here in Jamestown, New York, she was a philanthropist, highly educated, a patron of the ARTS, ad a…

Early Pioneer Reenactment Costume

Rarely do we have such provenance for a vintage costume; but this was custom sewn for a performance in the Oregon State Centennial Pageant of 1959… it of course was meant to relfect the era of garment worn in Oregon when it became a state in 1859. Early Pioneer Reenactment Costume Early Pioneer Reenactment Costume (cached image)

Early Pioneer Reenactment Costume

Rarely do we have such provenance for a vintage costume; but this was custom sewn for a performance in the Oregon State Centennial Pageant of 1959… it of course was meant to relfect the era of garment worn in Oregon when it became a state in 1859. Early Pioneer Reenactment Costume Early Pioneer Reenactment Costume (cached image)

Carlos Falchi Bleached Python Bag

I was given this bag as a gift with no information as to age or material. Fortunately, Carlos Falchi has corporate offices in NYC where I live. I went to their offices and I was assisted by a Falchi scion, Alex Falchi. He took the bag and conferred with behind-the-scenes staff members and came back and told me that the…

Carlos Falchi Bleached Python Bag

I was given this bag as a gift with no information as to age or material. Fortunately, Carlos Falchi has corporate offices in NYC where I live. I went to their offices and I was assisted by a Falchi scion, Alex Falchi. He took the bag and conferred with behind-the-scenes staff members and came back and told me that the…

CLOAK WRAP PONCHO CAPE SHAWL+SCARF

Just as anecdote, wore this once in Fifth Ave New York, and you would look like rich socialite with this one! All the stores like Gucci, YSL were beckoning me to shop at their boutiques while I was wearing this CLOAK WRAP PONCHO CAPE SHAWL+SCARF Cloak Wrap Poncho Cape Shawl + Scarf (Cached Image)

CLOAK WRAP PONCHO CAPE SHAWL+SCARF

Just as anecdote, wore this once in Fifth Ave New York, and you would look like rich socialite with this one! All the stores like Gucci, YSL were beckoning me to shop at their boutiques while I was wearing this CLOAK WRAP PONCHO CAPE SHAWL+SCARF Cloak Wrap Poncho Cape Shawl + Scarf (Cached Image)

Teal Blue Stretch Jeans

and now The Story My kids and I went shopping at Old Navy. I was trying valiantly to get my son to pick out some pants (he really hates clothes shopping), when my daughter come up and says she want ~ no ~ Has to Has To HAS TO Have these pants. “They’re so cooooooool!! and I love! love!! LOVE…

Teal Blue Stretch Jeans

and now The Story My kids and I went shopping at Old Navy. I was trying valiantly to get my son to pick out some pants (he really hates clothes shopping), when my daughter come up and says she want ~ no ~ Has to Has To HAS TO Have these pants. “They’re so cooooooool!! and I love! love!! LOVE…

1870s Dressing Gown Wrapper

A hand written tag found in one of the pockets of this embroidered black wool wrapper reads, “Mother’s black embroidered dressing gown – To go to Tom Waterman at my death -”. Penciled at the top and bottom it also reads “Belonged to Jane Cameron Campbell (Maudies’), about 1870″. Tom Tileston Waterman was a nephew of Jane Maud Campbell and…

1870s Dressing Gown Wrapper

A hand written tag found in one of the pockets of this embroidered black wool wrapper reads, “Mother’s black embroidered dressing gown – To go to Tom Waterman at my death -”. Penciled at the top and bottom it also reads “Belonged to Jane Cameron Campbell (Maudies’), about 1870″. Tom Tileston Waterman was a nephew of Jane Maud Campbell and…

Boy’s onesies

Funny story, my son was born one day before full term, so he was really small when he was born. Then he just grew so fast, but that’s how baby’s are… Boy’s Onesies Boy’s Onesies (cached image)

Boy’s onesies

Funny story, my son was born one day before full term, so he was really small when he was born. Then he just grew so fast, but that’s how baby’s are… Boy’s Onesies Boy’s Onesies (cached image)

1916 Christening Gown

IT IS FROM THE ESTATE OF THE ANTIQUE PHOTOS I HAVE LISTED AND THE LITTLE GIRL IS JANET CHAMBERS. I WILL INCLUDE THE CABINET PHOTO FREE OF CHARGE WITH BUY IT NOW. YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO THAT SHE IS WEARING THE DRESS. 1916 Christening Gown 1916 Christening Gown (cached image)

1916 Christening Gown

IT IS FROM THE ESTATE OF THE ANTIQUE PHOTOS I HAVE LISTED AND THE LITTLE GIRL IS JANET CHAMBERS. I WILL INCLUDE THE CABINET PHOTO FREE OF CHARGE WITH BUY IT NOW. YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO THAT SHE IS WEARING THE DRESS. 1916 Christening Gown 1916 Christening Gown (cached image)

1920s Wedding Dress, Veil, Photo, Invitation

The original invitation will be included, and states that the wedding was on 6-26, 1926 at 10 a.m. in Arcadia, Wisconsin. There is also a black and white snapshot of the bride and groom, and probably the father. 1920s Wedding Dress, Veil, Photo, Invitation 1920s Wedding Dress, Veil, Photo, Invitation (cached image)

1920s Wedding Dress, Veil, Photo, Invitation

The original invitation will be included, and states that the wedding was on 6-26, 1926 at 10 a.m. in Arcadia, Wisconsin. There is also a black and white snapshot of the bride and groom, and probably the father. 1920s Wedding Dress, Veil, Photo, Invitation 1920s Wedding Dress, Veil, Photo, Invitation (cached image)