Recently I was introduced to a lovely lady Robyn at one of the International Ladies Club Macau (ILCM) events. She has a treasure trove of vintage – let’s just start with her wardrobe and she’s holding a charity event next week:
Saturday 24th 3.00pm – 5.00pm. @ the Nova Park Apartments Taipa
Meet in Block 3 between 3pm and 3.15 pm
Fashion Parade starts at 3.30pm. Light refreshments and champagne punch.
And even if you didn’t live in Macao and would like to purchase any of those pieces, please leave a comment here and I can connect you with Robyn.
Vintage holds a close place to my heart, while I appreciate the old school workmanship and dedication, I am really more fascinated by the stories behind each piece, who wore it, to where, when, how, what? And I am very fortunate that I had a mother who has impeccable taste. I walked into the Paris Chanel store in Avenue Montaigne with her vintage flap bag and the sales person was more interested in the story of my bag (not the typical one as it doesn’t have the gold buckle) than upselling me the latest model. Old fashion beats those new bags any day.
Back to the event. Almost all the dresses featured here are for sale except for a couple of pieces from Robyn’s personal collection. Prices range from around MOP 400 (50USD) up to around Mop 1200 (150USD) with the designer wear pricing around Mop 2000 -4500 (250USD-564USD).
“All the designer wear is in mint condition probably only ever worn on one or two occasions so if you were to buy ready to wear designer out of the shop you would be looking at around Mop 3000 to 7000 (375USD-877USD) as a starting price depending on the label. If it was a Christian Dior, Prada or Valentino you wouldn’t get a dress for under MOP 7000.” – Robyn
Well, here are some of the pieces hitting the catwalk next Saturday. In order of my favourites. :)
A classic 1950’s Tulle evening dress with deep red wine coloured velvet draping on top of the bodice, embellished with metallic thread and tiny pearl seeds.
Early 1960’s black satin Christian Dior cocktail dress from New York.
This one’s my favourite. I couldn’t carry it off but it’s a stunning piece, mint condition and just amazing workmanship, cut and fit.
Ozzie Clark and Celia Britwell ( famous British Designers from 1960’s/70’s ) satin Lamborghini trousers 1971.
Twiggy modeling Clark and Britwell Lamborghini trousers 1971.
These are really funky!
1964 Wedding dress from an estate in Beverly Hills. Embellished with gold metallic thread, crystal and rhinestone with a chiffon floating train.
1970’s Black chiffon dress designed by Jean Louis who was contracted by Columbia pictures in the 1940’s and 50’s. Louis designed the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang Happy Birthday Mr President, for JFK in 1961. That particular dress sold at auction a few years ago for a record figure of US $ 1.267 500
And volunteer models hitting the catwalk next saturday :). I am in Singapore next week and bummed to be missing the event, but am sure it’s going to be fab!