I've just posted several covetable pieces of vintage garb in my Etsy boutique, and wanted to make sure you had first dibs . . . First we have a very bohemian Victor Costa maxi dress, in a festive ethnic pattern of red & white, which lace panels. This was a hard dress to let go of, as I wore it only once (it was purchased deadstock), in a layout that was featured in my 2008 book, Vintage LA. It was appropriately worn on a section about L.A.'s historic Olvera St., and it moves like a flamenco dream.
This was also a tough decision to make, but i'm all for dramatically cathartic closet edits, so voila . . . the impossibly rare, c.1990s, pink Moschino guitar case purse, which I carried during my press tour for my first book, Life is a Movie Starring You. You'll never carry more a conversation starter in your life (i'd even been asked if it held my violin). It has also been re-issued for Moschino's Fall 2010 pret-a-porter collection, which makes this all the more special, as it is the O.G. . . .
I've also listed a must-own addition to any fashion girl's library, Twiggy's Guide to Looking Good, which features priceless tips, as well as loads of amazing fashion shoots, many of which feature clothes by Biba's Barbara Hulanicki and Ossie Clark. It's really an inspiration, as you'll surely gather (the shot on the left is the Twig dressed up as Rita Hayworth!) . . .
And last, but certainly not least, i'm letting go of what has to be the most bombshell-worthy gown on planet Earth. It is a little black polka-dotted, curve-hugging number by Suzy Perette, which would have any girl feeling like a burlesque mermaid. It also resembles Barbie's iconic Solo in the Spotlight gown, which could in fact be the perfect Halloween costume for some lucky lady, if they were to snag this truly fabulous frock . . .
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