Feeling so proud of my stylish little sis, Lizzie, today, after reading through her colorful profile on StyleLikeU. Every time I visit her in L.A., she lets me take over her jewel-box of a boudoir, which for a vintage collector like me, is like entering Aladdin's cave. Her wardrobe, as well as her collection of whimsical trinkets, is unlike any other I've seen . . . it's really like walking into the treasure chest diorama on Disneyland's Pirates ride, and also brings back fond memories, as I've handed-down some fun frocks throughout the years (as all good, vintage hoarding big sissies should).
Above: The night table in Lizzie's Beverly Hills boudoir accompanied by a fabulous '60s stained-glass lamp once belonging to Chris Robinson and Lala Zappa, and (R) Lizzie wearing a vintage dress by Young Edwardian, the fashion line our father helped to create in the 1960s, and our mom, Moira (pictured below), placed in Contempo boutiques, where she was the head buyer (which is how our parents met)!
Above: Lizzie wearing a white lace maxi gown of her own creation while hanging with Moira, and (R) Lizzie wearing her favorite vintage Sex Pistols tee, Terry de Havilland platforms, and zoot suit pants.
Lizzie is a designer who creates gorgeous custom party dresses, all sewn of rare vintage fabrics (two of which are featured in the interview video accompanying the story), each infused with her signature delicate dollybird style. She also works with Anthropologie, inspiring their visual merchandising team daily with her penchant for sequins and bows, as well as running a fabulous online vintage boutique called Dream Baby Dream, with fellow StyleLikeU alumnus and bestie, Kimme Aaberg.
My favorite quote from the interview . . .
“I recently rediscovered my journal from the age of eight. I wrote the following entry (spelling included): 'Two of my favorite things are red roses and blue silk dreses with lase at the bottem. i just love egrolls, flowers, kittens, pink wigs and satten dreses. it was hard to do it, but i finally put all my sunglasses in the right order. i just love to do art, go shopping on mellrose avenue. the best thing about school is art because i love art so, so, so much! p.s. i love carnifals.' Honestly, not much has changed since then.”