Thursday, 11 November 2010

1st thrifting experience

Since it has opened, I'm dreaming to go to Re/Dress, the plus size vintage store in NY..I'm so in love with their 50's style dresses.

I'm not a thrifter at all...I mean, I don't have the eye, really, I'm bad at finding beautiful clothes in pile of others clothes..

But I went to Mon Amour a small vintage shop in Paris, run by Sandrine and Narumi. They're not specialised in plus size, it s mainly mainstream sizes but I asked Sandrine and in 3 days, tadam, she's found 2 beautiful dresses... I mean it was so perfectly what I wanted, i.e. something you'll never found in retail.

Also, if she also has a cool selection of accessories (scarves, belts, hair bands..) and of course jewellery..

Here is the 1st dress : pure silk with a cuttie pattern.
I alterred the length by adding a wide purple belt, so the dress would be knee high.

I added a little beige rose on the collar and my scissor necklace

detail of the pattern

dress : Mon Amour 77 (size unknown)
wide purple belt : Dorothy Perkins
purple tights : MS Mode
shoes : Eram