Sunday, October 23, 2011


We would never go to a new city without exploring the vintage shops.  Fortunately for us, Florence has many lovely shops filled with items not usually found in the USA.

Look for the vintage hat chandelier and you will have arrived at A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Clothing, Via dei Cimatori, Firenze.  A beautiful shop with wonderful european vintage, handbags and shoes. Plus a large selection of mens clothing.

Looking for something for everyone?  Try out Melrose Vintage with three stores in Firenze, Via dei Ginori, Largo Alinari, Via Alamanni.  This shop had the largest selection of vintage western cowboy boots I have ever seen in one location, plus great sweaters, leather jackets and much more.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Dresses of John Singer Sargent's Women

The paintings are masterpieces and so are some of the dresses.  Enjoy!

Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
National Gallery of Scotland

Madame X
Metropolitan Museum of Art,  New York

Daughters of Asher and Mrs Wertheimer
Tate Gallery, London

Lady Astor
National Trust, Cliveden

The Countess of Rocksavage
Private Collection

Mrs Frank Millet
Private Collection

El Jaleo
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Classic Coach

Ahh Fall!! I could wax poetic about the season; warm days and cool crisp nights, the cacophony of colorful leaves in the trees, the musky smell of wet leaves on the ground, pumpkins, mums, college football and Halloween, but the truth is those things are just perks.  I love fall for the following simple and a bit narcissistic reasons;  my curly frizzy hair loves it and when my hair is happy I'm ecstatic, I can wear my bulky sweaters, leather jackets and boots, and my vintage Coach bags come out of storage!  Right now I'm loving my large {vintage} brown duffle and Willis bags, and it appears so are the Glamourai and Atlantic-Pacific. Proof that classic never goes out of style!