Scenes From The Big A!

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.

Then, snacks!

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.

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  1. 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!

  2. Happy birthday Patti!!! Looks like you are having fun!!! Hopefully you found some wonderful goodies really cheap to being home!!

  3. What a wonderful trip – that is just what I would do. Museums, thrifting, delisious food.
    Happy Birthday, and enjoy the rest of your stay!

  4. 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! 

  5. 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!! 🙂

  6. Great looking vintage dresses!  And, no Buffalo Exchange here, but how I wish there were!

  7. 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.

  8. sounds like you are having a fabulous time
    i know seeing those dresses up close and personal was a thrill

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