I wear vintage clothing to keep the stories of those from the past alive.
It is fulfilling knowing you are wearing a piece of history. Vintage clothing is a wearable time capsule, memories are stitched into the seams. Synapses of consciousness are woven and connected throughout the fabric.
Wearing vintage clothing allows my imagination to run wild fantasizing about the life the pieces had before I discovered them.
Keeping Stories From The Past Alive Wearing Vintage Clothing
Take this amazing lurex leaf dress…
I am sure it was the belle of the ball more than once.
Maybe a singer wore this on stage to rapturous applause, her hair piled high on her head, her chandelier earrings exploding star bursts when caught in the spotlight.
Perhaps this vintage dress attended a celebrity gala and had a glass of Moët accidentally spilled on it while showing off some new dance moves. Good thing champagne doesn’t stain.
Maybe the sparkly maxi dress hosted a 70’s free love party which turned clothing optional after midnight. It’d be a shame to only wear the dress half the night though.
I adore this fragile piece of vintage with so much imagined history.
I have lovingly tried to repair quite a few holes in the lurex. Luckily they aren’t too visible due to the bold print.
The interior slip hem needs some attention and will need to be taken up. The body shrunk up inches above the interior slip when I washed it. I hate it when that happens! Live and learn. I haven’t had shrinkage with lurex before but there is always a first and this dress happened to be it. Annoying!
When the piece was still wet I tried to gently stretch it back but those little holes didn’t care one bit being disturbed while damp. I could hear the tears lengthening. It was a vintage reseller’s nightmare.
Normally I wouldn’t sell a piece that is so fragile. I haven’t decided if this will be heading to Vintage By Suzanne or not.
I cannot deny I feel like a diva in this dress.
Where is my limo driver? PA Person!!! NO, I don’t know your name! I need some room temperature Voss water STAT! I’m so dehydrated even my eyes refuse to blink! I feel faint. I think my blood sugar levels are dangerously low and I feel a coma coming on. Run quick and get me my mini donuts and the buff boy that eats them for me. Of course I can’t eat the donuts myself! Ha ha! Simpleton! You’re obviously new here. A body like this requires a village.Lady Rah-Rah
There will be no snacking while wearing it though as it fits like a second skin, albeit one that is much less stretchy than the skin I’m in. Oh that my skin could shrink back like this dress did! Wouldn’t that be a magic trick? Lady Rah-Rah would love that.
For those of you that shop secondhand and vintage, do you find yourself imaging the previous life of your clothing?
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