Monday, March 30, 2009

Good Golly, Molly

I picked up Molly because she was a gorgeous and naturally green little bag made by Isaac Mizrahi for Target. 

Not my typical vintage bag, but I loved her just the same. She appeared to be a literary type, seeming keeping her thoughts in a notebook as she wandered the woods and other dark places, until I noticed she was heading off with a nip of tequila in her folds. And then I read her observations one day -- woah does she have some tales to tell.

Read the story Nancy Berger told about Hooch Bags by The Elegant Thrifter in her blog, The Gift of Style. And come see me at Retail Therapy April 3, from 3 pm to 7 pm; and  April 4 and 5, from Noon to 5 at 515 E. 72nd Street. I hear its going to be a shopping extravaganza...and a lot of fun. My girls will be high-kicking like crazy. 

Just take a gander  the spectacle they created at last week's Brooklyn Flea Pop-Up Market in Dumbo!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Back to the Flea!!

The Elegant Thrifter will be back at the Brookln Flea Pop-Up Market this coming Sunday. Come by and say Howdy, and take a peek at his new book: The Find, The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. It's his only copy, but you can order one for yourselves at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Borders, and it'll be shipped to you in May.

In the meantime, take a good look at Nanette, a lovely department-store purse from the 1960s before she got all hooched up for a night on the town. She used to be all, "No! No!" But these days, she a "Yes!" gal. Oh, you'll see the difference in her when you come out to see her in her Sunday best. And we're not talking about her singin' in the choir!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Get Your Hustle On!

Oh my girls are out of their minds today since they discovered that my pal Ali who runs 21st-Century Hustle posted this great article about Hooch Bags by The Elegant Thrifter. They took the weekend off from shimmying and shaking at The Brooklyn Flea-Pop Up Market to re-group and get re-styled for their next outing.

Now the lovely pink Dolly clutch has been showing cleavage for a few weeks, all trussed up in a pretty silk scarf, carrying a trio of hard candy sticks and a nip of tequila but has been belly-aching about not getting enough attention. Here she is in all her satiny glory. Take a long gander at this lovely, and while you're at it, savour the new Dolly Parton Backwoods Barbie video.

Now that's a show worth repeating!

In May, Clarkson Potter will publish my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. Pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Gorgeous and Gone!

My gals worked overtime yesterday at the Brooklyn Flea Pop-Up Market, and I put Coco right on the front line, and guess what, she ran off with the first offer. I guess it was the discrete nip that made her loose and the spotted retro scarf that made her utterly and dreamily irresistible.
It was also the first outing for my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage details (Clarkson Potter), which   comes out in May.  It's perched proudly at the left of the table. Pre-order now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hooching Again!

I'm toting my gals out to the Brooklyn Flea Popup Market in 
Dumbo this Saturday. It's been a couple of weeks since they've hit the stage, and they're primed to strut there stuff and collect a little dough.

Here's the lovely Jacqueline, a demure Ronny Kobo clutch in a springy pink tweed, and topped off with a vintage style brooch. But once she ties on a retro scarf, packs up a ton of funny money and takes a nip of gin, why, it's showtime!

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