Some days are just really really good days, what can I say?
On Monday I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the mega-warehouse NJ outpost of What Goes Around Comes Around with Gala (of Gala Darling) and Carolina (of Fashion Squad) and needless to say...we were a bit excited/elated/overwhelmed.
Although we adapted quite well.
(Mental Note..no posing next to Swedes. Self-esteem can't take it.)
The huge warehouse space is merchandised like the vintage emporium that you (I) always imagined in exists in Heaven (Heaven is full of vintage, obvi. And mink Snuggies, Mark Ronson posters and it's never humid, ever. And coffee flows from fountains and makes your hair look like Blake Lively's. Sorry..got distracted. Where was I?).
I was losing my mind fairly steadily. There were so many kimonos and fur things and Mad Men dresses and military parkas and hats and fur mittens and boots and I mean..
..I really got into THE SPIRIT OF THINGS. Doesn't that hat make me look like José Eber? SEXXY REFERENCE FOR A YOUNG LADY! Victorian capelet, pink kimono, 60s dresses...I just kept trying everything.
This is from her mudsplattered collection, circa late 70s. There is a train. It is wool and cotton, divine.
I would not describe these shoes as "walkable" (we discussed the fact that Mis Naomi herself faceplanted in them on the runway) but really...if you are be photogrpahed? BE PHOTOGRAPHED IN THESE.
Apparently Lady Gaga wanted to buy them but alas they were not her size. WAH WAHHHHH.
Um..As I was perusing the bag section, there was a glitch in the Matrix. *MY* bag, that I had with me that day (purchased from a Florida thrift about 8 years ago) WAS FOR SALE THERE!
What?!!? Does this HAPPEN? Mine is the bag on the bottom, I added a raccoon tail I bought in Portland. If this is not a sign that this trip was fated, well then I DON'T KNOW.
I FOUND MY SOUL MATE.
In coat form, at least.
I have been searching high and low for the perfect animal print coat. hey used to show up with some sort of frequency in all the usual places, but after Kate Moss wore one..they are bordering on urban legend- SO FAR TO FIND.
Well this one is now mine. It's wool with a cheetah print and I adore it. Double-breasted, 2 pockets, perfect length, perfect fit. Get ready to see a lot of it.
Gala got velvet Pucci column skirts- two! This one and a blues/greens one. GORGE.
And Carolina, as much as she realllly wanted this un-fucking-real bolero, went with the mint condish Pucci sunglasses she is wearing here.
What a day.
Thank you thank you THANK YOU to everyone at WGACA for showing us the greatest time ever!!!!
And don't skip out on checking their blog:
Where I answered a few questions about my new coat and OTHER IMPORTANT THANGS LIKE THAT.