my taste in thrift leans heavily toward the 60s; i have a healthy love of polyester frocks and chunky heeled loafers, sandals and slightly grandma-esque shoes.
oh yeah, totally.
i love it so much.
which is why the marc by marc s/s 07 collection made my heart beat a little faster than most..so many of the dresses and shoes looked they were right out of my giant mess of a closet. (and giant mess of a brain)
friday morning in LA i went shoppin round town with dre and we stopped at marc by marc on melrose..just to inspect the goods, ya know, research. [ sidenote #1: the store there is like 10x the size of the store here and it is actually a pleasure to look at everything and try stuff on..not like it is in the claustrophobic hallway of a shop on bleecker ]
but i digress.
i was obsessed with these dresses:
and these shoes:
and about 900 other things...i wanted to get them so bad but with the average price for each running about 485 AMERICAN DOLLAS, i was kind of..how do you say?..shit out of luck. and sad! so very sad.
[ sidenote #2: while we were in the store, marc HIMSELF was there, avec new boytoy, checking out his scene and picking up a few things. i was slightly beside myself. but his outfit was so so chelsea cliche tacky..can i just say i really MISS when he was a chubby stan smith'd nerd ? the hair is still blue. just fyi. ]
what was a girl to do?
i had to find a way to quell the fashion beast and so i hit a few of my favorite old places in the city...that vintage store on melrose (i know, ew! but they have cool shoes that are cheap!) across from johnny rockets..i got these shoes for $20
and as for the dress? i went to mecca, my happy place, my weakness and part of the reason why i moved from california back to new york with an embarrassing amount of boxes full of homemade skirts, quincenera-worthy dresses, mutton-sleeved plaid blouses and so much polyester...the jet rag dollar piles. every sunday. everything's a dollar.
if you love to dig in giant piles of god-knows-what for something special...this is your place.
so, fake marc dress: $1. i love it so much.
ps the dress is ankle length, i have to get it hemmed, so it looks kinda lumpy cuz i had to fold it under in the pic....