Hello, my friends! I have missed my regular blogging schedule, and have not been keeping up with my reading and commenting, sorry.
We’re on day three of our six-day visit to NYC, and of course I am in my slice of heaven. Our little studio is perfect for us (tiny, but we like each other’s company : >). And Sarah Jessica Parker lives just a few houses away! (But we haven’t seen her yet; I doubt she lunches where we lunch).
Today’s highlight was the Exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It’s called “Fashion: A-Z”. There are about 60 representative pieces “from Adrian to Zoran”. If you can make it, I highly recommend this view of fabulous wardrobing.
My heart was pounding at an exquisite satin Christian Dior dress from 1954. No photography was allowed, but here’s a small official pic:
|Feminine perfection, IMHO. Source.|
A fabulous Pucci mini-dress was another standout, and a sculptural gown by Charles James left both my husband and me bewitched:
|Dusty rose silk taffeta. Source.|
|Wednesday was my birthday!|
Followed by thrifting at some of my favorite stores, including Buffalo Exchange:
And Angel Street thrift (proceeds “benefit innovative programs for individuals and families affected by Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS and Mental Illness.”):
Hope you are all well, thrifty and fabulous.
SJP Are you serious?!! That's awesome!! hehe
And that gown is GOREGOUS. I'm speechless, I wish I could see it in person.
It sonds like you are having a great time!
Happy Birthday ! New-York is always fabulous !
Ah happy birthday!!! Enjoy thrifting NY Style! And say hi to SJP from all of us mere mortal bloggers, if you happen to see her .. x
Happy birthday Patti!!! Looks like you are having fun!!! Hopefully you found some wonderful goodies really cheap to being home!!
thrifting and yummy food! sounds like perfection!
This is my idea of a birthday well spent!
What a wonderful trip – that is just what I would do. Museums, thrifting, delisious food.
Happy Birthday, and enjoy the rest of your stay!
Must have 1954 DIOR dress now… staring like a zombie!! 🙂
Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate! I remember all the fantastic thrift finds from your last trip and I hope you are able to share some of your new treasures here later. I wish you a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year!! That Dior dress – wow!
Enjoy your fabulous trip. Thanks for the peek at the thrift shops and the exhibit! Sounds heavenly.
Have a wonderful trip, Patti. Those clothing racks made my heart race a little bit. 🙂
Happy Birthday Patti!
Have a wonderful tim in NYC!
Happy Birthday, Patti!! How much fun to spend it in NYC! I am super jealous…looks like you are having a great time! Tell Carrie Bradshaw I said Hello!! 🙂
Great looking vintage dresses! And, no Buffalo Exchange here, but how I wish there were!
Happy Birthday, Patti! What fun you're having! I love fashion exhibitions; when I was in London, they had an exhibit of Grace Kelly's gowns at the Victoria and Albert Museum. So wonderful.
sounds like you are having a fabulous time
i know seeing those dresses up close and personal was a thrill