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In Beaune

There are certain must-dos in Beaune:  A glass of wine at Bistrot Bourguignon, Dinner at Ma Cuisine, The Saturday market, un café at Baltard, a tasting with Alex Gambal…and for me, a visit to Marie-Pierre Vintage.  Imagine our surprise when we popped in and discovered that a friend of ours was...

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Labor Day 1970

Posted by admin | Posted in Culture, currentVintage, Fashion, Vintage | Posted on 30-08-2012

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Not surprisingly, I have always wanted to live in a Slim Aarons photo.  Not surprisingly, because that was the point of Slim’s picture perfect documentation of the beautiful life.

This 1970 series of a pool party in Palm Springs is just the beautiful life I long to inhabit–with a name like Helen Dzo Dzo and an outfit to match, the world is your oyster.  Perhaps it was Labor Day…

Poolside Gossip:  A desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches Nelda Linsk, right, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a friend, Helen Dzo Dzo.

Poolside Gossip: A house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches Nelda Linsk, right, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a friend, Helen Dzo Dzo.

Slim Aarons photo Palm Springs 1970

Slim Aarons photo Palm Springs 1970

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A picture is worth a thousand words…

Posted by admin | Posted in Culture, currentVintage, Fashion, Vintage | Posted on 22-08-2012

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I came across a photo archive of Elizabeth Taylor recently.  While it began with recent years and looked backward, I prefer to focus on the beautiful shots of her in the 60s…this one, in particular.  Not the ingenue or widow or aging starlet, but a confident, worldly woman, for whom there were few things that a tan, a cigarette and a drink couldn’t fix.  Let’s just freeze frame and revel in the glamour…before it got so sad.

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currentVintage at Galley Beach

Posted by admin | Posted in currentVintage, Events, Fashion, Nantucket, Uncategorized, Vintage | Posted on 08-08-2012

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Veuve Clicquot brunch on Nantucket…Beautiful girls (and guy) in beautiful dresses (and jackets) in a most beautiful setting…sigh.

photos courtesy of model Jane Conway

Kelly bisque beaded galley
Allison in LA Maxi, $142;  Copper Necklace, $78.

Allison in LA Maxi, $142; Copper Necklace, $78.

Lauren in nautical maxi, $228

Lauren in nautical maxi, $228

Jane in black strapless Victor Costa, $

Jane in black strapless Victor Costa, $238

Jane in kelly green floral maxi, $228;  Rope belt $168.

Jane in kelly green floral maxi, $228; Rope belt $168.

Jane in 1970s chiffon floral palazzo jumpsuit, $228

Jane in 1970s chiffon floral palazzo jumpsuit, $228

Allison in Pucci Maxi, $325

Allison in Pucci Maxi, $325

Red Cashmere Jacket, $

Red Cashmere Jacket, $275

1960s Paisley Jacket, $

1960s Sandwich Isles Jacket, $248

Gray LA Maxi, $142

Gray LA Maxi, $142

Jane in Turquoise graphic keyhole maxi, $

Jane in Turquoise graphic keyhole maxi, $228