Monday, February 15, 2010

Best Friends and Vintage Collars:

Hey, everyone!

I wanted to post all weekend but I got a bit caught up with sewing projects, seeing friends and prepping for Valentines day. It was a lovely weekend but all play and NO work has led to a pretty hefty to-do list for me. One of the highlights of my weekend was actually that Leah and I shared our 2-year friendship anniversary on Thursday night! We exchanged gifts and then went to an adorable short-film movie screening with some friends. It was magical.

Over winter break my mom surprised me by gifting me a day-long sewing lesson with one of her friends who is a talented seamstress. I learned so much, and have been trying my hardest to put my skills to good use lately. For our anniversary, I made Leah this delicate flower brooch with recycled lace trim that she actually found for me a few months ago.


It looks beautiful on her ruffly Juicy coat!

Leah gave me these two BEAUTIFUL vintage collars, and I've been wearing them non-stop. On Thursday night, we got to talking about collections and I realized that I have pretty large collections of various vintage items. I figured that I'd show you the lovely collars that Leah gave me, and then show you my vintage collar collection. The first two (and the pearl one) are from my sweet best friend, and the rest I've collected throughout my thrifting adventures...









These are so precious to me! Do any of you darling readers have collections? I'd love to hear about them! Expect several posts this week, including some thrifted dress makeovers, a Chanel-inspired DIY post, another vintage collection post, and more!

Oh, and here's a shout-out to the two lovely ladies who stopped to chat with me in Turlington Plaza this afternoon: You made my day!!!

Love,

Flavia

3 comments:

Katerina said...

Things I forgot to say to you in Turlington (I was the one in sweatpants...I was going to the gym, sorry):

1. I ordered Hey! Get in Lime because of you after months of trying to find jade. Thanks

2. We went to loop de loop...I found nothing. How does one "thrift" properly?

k. Thanks! bye (:

Pia said...

that lipstick color was made for you!!

Tonnish Touch said...

Aw, you guys are the sweetest!

Katerina: Again, it was so nice to meet you! Girl, don't worry about the sweatpants, no need to be tonnish at the gym! Isn't Get In Lime the greatest color?! I'm so glad my advice helped you out. Also-thrifting is a labor of love, so don't worry if you don't find treasures the first few times. You just have to keep an open mind and let the treasures come to you. Dig through every rack, bin, and shelf. The best finds always come when you least suspect it. I usually find the best things when I'm about to lose hope lol I know that the advice is a little vague, but with some practice you'll see exactly what I mean. Let me know if you ever want to go sometime : )

Pia: Thanks so much, girl!! Its funny because that was one of my first lipsticks ever, and then I lost it and was devastated! So I just re-bought it recently after several failed search parties. It's called "Girl About Town" by M.A.C.

-Flavia