On Bijou Caillou: A WONDERFUL MORNING AT THE TOKYO NOMI NO ICHI ANTIQUE FAIR

Bijou Caillou at the Tokyo Nomi no Ichi Antique FairCome visit a Japanese summer antique fair with me!
Via Bijou Caillou.

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On Creative Boom: Sory Sanlé’s vintage portraits of Burkina Faso’s people in newly independent West Africa

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85 is a fascinating collection of black and white photographic work by Sory Sanlé, an eminent portrait photographer from Burkina Faso, the landlocked country in West Africa formerly colonised by the French, then known as Republique de Haute-Volta. I love the square format and the loving sense of humor in these photographs.
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Eleonora Scaramucci olive green and navy back-buttoned tweed pencil skirt

Eleonora Scaramucci olive green and navy tweed back buttoned pencil skirt

 

This is a statuesque 1980’s wool tweed pencil skirt by Eleonora Scaramucci, Milan (not related to “the other” Scaramucci, as far as I know, but who knows…). The skirt opens with a classy row of big round navy buttons down the back, in beautiful Italian style. It is lined, and with two side pockets.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  93% wool / 7% nylon – lined
Label:  Eleonora Scaramucci – Milano – made in Italy
Condition:  excellent

 

Waist:  12″1/4  –  31cm
Hips:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Length:  29″3/4  –  75.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Eleonora Scaramucci olive green and navy tweed back buttoned pencil skirt

 

Eleonora Scaramucci olive green and navy tweed back buttoned pencil skirt

 

Eleonora Scaramucci olive green and navy tweed back buttoned pencil skirt

 

Eleonora Scaramucci olive green and navy tweed back buttoned pencil skirt

 

 

Eleonora Scaramucci olive green and navy tweed back buttoned pencil skirt

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

This is a 1970’s Hawaiian maxi dress by Kuulei Sportswear. This style is quite different from the Japanese vintage available in the Bijou Caillou shop. I first didn’t know where to place it, but I decided to go for it, be it only for the cool name of the brand and the unique retro Hawaiian style.
The dress has a long and comfortable A-line silhouette, with a satin like polyester fabric with deep red hydrangea pattern. The sleeves are bell shaped. There is one side pocket, and the dress opens with a long zipper at the back.

 

Size on the label:  medium  (would probably fit an L as well)
Material:  100% polyester – unlined
Label:  Kuulei Sportswear – made in Hawaii
Condition:  excellent

 

Neck:  8″1/2  –  22cm
Shoulders:  13″  –  33cm
Bust:  18″  –  46cm
Waist:  25″  –  64cm
Hips:  28″  –  71cm
Hem:  41″  –  105cm
Length:  52″  –  132cm
Sleeves length:  10″  –  25.5cm
Sleeves width:  14″  –  36cm

 

Available on Etsy.

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

 

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

Found in an NYC Junk Shop: Forgotten Postcards between Two Haiku Masters

Found at the bottom of an old mailbox in a New York antiques store, a collection of postcards of a very special kind. The handwritten notes and unreleased poetry brought to life with illustrations, are all from a Haiku poet known as the Arizona Zipper, addressed to Cor Van de Huevel, another Haiku poet particularly influential in bringing Haiku to New York and the United States in the 1960s. Priceless!
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Copper

Ready for fall with these beautiful shades of copper!

Shallow and Materialistic


Warm shades of bronze, copper, rose gold and rust are ideal this time of year as we transition from summer into fall! Metallic hues pop against a tan and lend a boho goddess feel to an outfit. At the same time, they compliment the warm, cozy palette of fall and mimic the colours of fallen leaves – maroon, cognac, gold. These gorgeous bronze pieces will add a bit of glitz and luxury to your home and wardrobe while taking you from summer all the way through fall!

COPPER BUYS


1 // Joos Tricot – Knitted Lurex Sweater

2 // Adidas – Stan Smith Boost Copper Metallic

3 // Tom Dixon – London Scented Candle

4 // Sophia Webster – Clara Crystal-Embellished Metal Clutch

5 // Miu Miu – Short Metallic Copper Dress

6 // MM6 Maison Margiela – Metallic Textured-Leather Ankle Boots

7 // Mark & Graham – Copper Martini…

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Tocca white and pastel blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

This is a gorgeous 1980’s floral pastel mini dress by Tocca, Japan. A wonderful texture is conveyed by the blue flowers, see-through embroidered and supported by another layer of white cotton background fabric. Both layers are further lined with polyester. The dress’ silhouette is smooth, elegant, and extremely well crafted. It opens with a long zipper on the back.

 

Size on the label:  0  (estimated size S)
Material:
– embroidery:  56% nylon / 44% cotton
– support fabric:  100% cotton
– polyester lining
Label:  Tocca (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:  10″  –  25.5cm
Shoulders:  14″  –  35.5cm
Bust:  16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist:  16″  –  41cm
Hips (at the bodice/skirt border seam):  18″  –  46cm
Hips (below the seam, pleated part):  23″  –  58cm
Hem:  31″  –  79cm
Length:  34″  –  86.5cm
Sleeves length:  3″1/2  –  9cm
Sleeves width:  about 5″  –  13cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress