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August 19, 2010




A reader got in touch with me regarding a nearby vintage store that had been on our to-do list for a long time, so this week my mom and I headed out to old downtown Carrolton (near Dallas) to visit Vintage Martini and meet Becky-she was so fun and sweet! We had read several amazing write-ups about Vintage Martini but I have to say that it more than exceeded my expectations. Ken has an amazing eye and an extensive knowledge of vintage clothing.

First I'd like to show one of the more unusual pieces we brought home with us. This 80's ski jacket is part of an out-of-this-world ski suit made for the ultimate playgirl snow bunny. I doubt that it was ever worn on the slopes. I imagine the girl that bought it was much more concerned with snagging a hunky ski instructor than making progress on her skiing prowess.

It is 100% silk and designed by Bernard Perris, purchased at Fred Hayman of Beverly Hills. Naturally! The real kicker about the suit is the high waisted silk pleated ski trousers with a cummerbund and a matching silk bandeau top to wear underneith. It's so ridiculously over-the-top that you have to see it to believe it. I will spare you from modeling it myself but I do have pictures of it on a mannequin to share.

All by its lonesome, the jacket is seriously wearable.

I went kind of weeping widow with this jacket and wore it with a Junya Watanabe lace ruffle blouse, a 50's crinoline that I also got from Vintage Martini, a vintage Mr. We cross and some voodoo-ish beads from The Woods.

The black lipstick was sent to me by Urban Outfitters-I love the glossy formula! All of the Anna Sui lipsticks are super cute.

Here are some pictures taken inside Vintage Martini--if you're ever in north Texas, you have to go!

Ken has some great new things too, like this Chloe bag.

Look at all of these labels-all of my favorites under one roof! Here is Vintage Martini's website. Vintage Martini is located 1106 W. Main Street in Carrollton, Texas.

Time to start packing-I'll be in Chicago this weekend for a wedding!

xo Jane


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