the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Category: Hunting & Gathering

Finds

Finds

My weekly meander through the thrift store…. VINTAGE PATTERNS ( $1.99 ea) The adhesive price tag that stuck to the envelope really annoys me.  FABRIC ($7.99) What should I make? DIANE FREIS SET – Jacket, Skirt, Top -( $25.99) Look at this wonderful print! Vintage […]

Finds

Finds

Here are my second-hand finds of the week. It was a week of dresses! VINTAGE MONDI DRESS –  $10 Black wool dress with front drape effect, zipper sleeve detail. VINTAGE GILMORE DRESS –  $15 Red knit dress with stellar 60s vintage style.  SONIA RYKIEL DRESS – $5 […]

Finds

Finds

Happy National Thrift Day! My regular Friday night shop at the thrift store and Saturday morning yard sales lead to fun & finds. FRIDAY THRIFT STORE: VINTAGE VELVET EVENING COAT, ($16.99),  Rain Master, Canada Two buttons to sew back on. The owner had slipped the glittery […]

Finds

Finds

My weekly jaunt to the thrift store plus Saturday morning yard sales yielded a few nice things. HALSTON ULTRA-SUEDE 70’s perhaps? I’ve never had Halston before.  SILK BLAZAR Beautiful nubbly 100% silk with Abalone button. Such a classic colour. Roll up the sleeves, wear it unbuttoned, […]

The Details

The Details

Being good at spotting vintage gems takes years of practise, making some mistakes along the way, and in the process, developing An Eye. Part of this discipline is paying attention to details. Like a leather shoe made in Italy that is more than just a shoe, […]

Velvet Crush

Velvet Crush

Velvet is one of the season’s biggest—and best—fashion trends of 2017. Reigning the catwalks for two consecutive Fall seasons now, velvet is having a major renaissance. It isn’t just for clothing either; it’s showing up on shoes, boots, handbags, jewellery, scarves—the list goes on. The rich and luxe […]

Modern Adornments

Modern Adornments

There is beauty in simplicity. A contemporary interpretation of the hoop earring, these sleek 10 kt  white gold dangles, cast in a simple ellipse shape, create a delicate floating effect at once feminine and coolly modern. Designed with slender wires that thread the ear, they make a striking […]

Vintage Hermes

Vintage Hermes

Those who thrift, are a bit like those who fish: you never know what you’ll catch—if anything—but coming back empty-handed is not a deterrent from optimistically embarking again—each day is a new day, after all. And, as we both say, You never know. Like fishers, we […]

Vintage Vanity

Vintage Vanity

There is a whole genre of YouTube videos called, What’s In My Bag. After you watch a few, you realise that most woman carry—to a greater or lesser degree—the same stuff. However, I would suggest adding one more item: a vintage compact. This accessory is practical (even […]

Tiffany T

Tiffany T

During my trip to Vancouver, I went to Tiffany to have my T-Link bracelet cleaned and willingly succumbed to the allure of the T-Square. Honestly, I had already decided to purchase it months ago, but was even more sure once it was on my wrist. Simple, […]