There was a big Vintage Fashion Expo in San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday. A couple of our friends were going and I so desperately wanted to go also (vintage-clothes-shoes-jewelry-all-in-one-spot-85 booths-damn!), but was feeling really rather poorly from my cold and not in any state to go Saturday. I didn't really expect to be able to go at all, but by Sunday afternoon I started to feel better and decided to visit the fair for an hour. And Terry graciously agreed to take me even though vintage fashion expo's are not on his "love to do" list. This expo only happens once a year so I would have been a bit sad if I missed it.
We got there at about 3 (the expo was closing at 5) and luckily there was a cafe conveniently located in the same building so Terry didn't have to come along look at the dresses. He was very happy about that. I was on my way, in total vintage bliss. I strolled and browsed for about an hour, which was plenty. There were so many stalls and things to look at, clothes and accessories form late 1800s to 1960s, vintage fabric and trims, jewelry... one can get quite mad and dizzy from it. I'm sure the best things were sold on day one of the show (and at the early morning preview showing), but the advantage of coming for the last couple of hours is that most of the prices were slashed almost in half.
I was most in awe by 20s and 30s dresses - the fabric and the detail is so amazing - but even reduced they were quite pricey. On top of it all they were in an unusually small sizes. These ladies must have been willow thin!
Anyway, I managed to find a couple of things I truly liked and get a huge discount, so I was pretty happy with my visit.
My finds were a 50s circle skirt with a Parisian street type scene and a delicate, colorful 40s necklace.
The lady modeling the necklace is a gorgeous black haired blue eyed doll, part of my Salon of Broken Ladies doll collection.
Love seeing all of these colors together. And against her alabaster skin.:)
Lovely colors, and beautiful design. And I quite like that green speck of paint on the paper that was conveniently there and matched the colors on the necklace.
One can just get lost in those streets.
Can't wait for the next year's Vintage Expo.