Fabulous Not-Dead-Yet Fashionistas

In addition to the thrill of being in the Greatest City in the World, I had the pleasure of meeting Jean and Valerie (of The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas) and Shelley of Forest City Fashionista, at the Manhattan Vintage Show. I had just gotten off a plane, and was not equal to their energy or the splendor of their style, but we bonded over the sublime vintage fashions surrounding us.

That’s Jean on the left and Valerie on the right.
The shoes! Shelley’s hot pink Converse andValerie’s vintage spats. Forgive my carry on bag from the flight  : >
Oh my, this embroidered red coat almost came home with me.
There were almost as many irresistible shoes and hats as there were vintage frocks.
Shelley modeling a 1920’s kimono she’d just picked up for under $100. I had to buy a similar one.  Had to.

Shelley’s gone home to Canada. She is a true sweetheart with gusto, and I hope to meet her again. The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas live in NYC, so we’re planning a proper cocktail hour later this week. And I am roaming the city in search of that Once In a Lifetime bargain.

Oh, and today’s our thirteenth wedding anniversary, so we’re taking a sunset cruise tonight. Life is good.

Stay fabulous,

Announcements! Visible Monday will be off for two weeks, and will return on Monday, November 10th! I’ll be traveling in the interim and won’t always have a great Wi-Fi connection. Please come over on the 10th (actually the Sunday night before), for the best link-up party on the webz!
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  1. Blogger crossover! I follow all four of you, how awesome that you all got to meet up! πŸ˜€

    I can't wait to see the kimono on you; I'm already in love with Shelley's!

  2. This is a totally unique Visible Monday! You 3 are so into your own style. Definitely an inspiration to us all.

  3. What a great post!! Full of live and spunk. I love Jean and Valerie. Don't know Shelley other than seen her once in a blog. Not a lot more wonderful than meeting fellow bloggers in real life.
    By the look of it, your vintage stores in NY are far better than the stuff we have over here in The Netherlands.
    Love the kimono of Shelley. Glad you bought one two. I have a 1930 real Japanese kimono too and some kimono-like tops.

  4. You certainly don't look as though you had just stepped off the plane, Patti! How lovely to meet Shelley, Jean and Valerie, and get to browse through some fabulous vintage treasure too. Happy anniversary to you and Sandy, hope you are having the most wonderful time in your favourite city! xxxx

  5. You're hobnobbing with the coolest cats! Looks like a fabulous time, and I can't wait to see your kimono. Enjoy your week!

  6. How thrilling to meet Jean, Valerie and Shelley. You all look radiant and fabulous! Happy anniversary and many more!

  7. It was so nice to meet you in New York, and I wish we would have had more time together. I hope you have a wonderful week and are able to meet up with the IF's for cocktails.

  8. How fantastic! I don't know the other ladies but I adore Shelley! She's just ace. look at her rocking that kimono. Go back and get that coat! xxx

  9. Happy anniversary, Patti! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time in NYC, how exciting to meet such talented creative people with zest for life! You look beautiful, and I actually love your carry on bag – it's so cool! Enjoy your trip!

  10. New York truly is one of the best places on earth. Mix that with super fab girls and everybody wins. I like your carry on bag. Happy Anniversary!

  11. TOO MUCH FUN, I know that's an impossible concept, otherwise you'd be breaking the law. You guys are the most dazzling trio around. How cool that you could meet up. Happy anniversary to you and your amour. Well done for even getting this post up during your travels. Cheers!

  12. Patti… just came across your blog. You are a woman after my own heart. Love your style. I will definitely be back! I'm your newest follower.

  13. How fun! So happy you got to meet Shelly too. I'm sure she was sad to leave.

    I'm exited to see your kimono.

    Keep having fun : )


  14. I love reading posts about when bloggers met up! Thanks Patti. And that red coat would be really difficult not to obsess over.

  15. Oh, how awesome is that!? The kimono is amazing, and I can't wait to see yours. Happy anniversary, Patti!

  16. How much fun Patti! You all look gorgeous…I would never have known you just got off the plane! I am so happy for you to attend the event and meet these amazing ladies! So cool! I bet your kimono is stunning…can't wait!

  17. How wonderful to meet them! The vintage show looks fantastic, can hardly wait to see your kimono.

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