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On display

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

As the red carpets unfurl for the kickoff to TIFF today, we are celebrating with a glamourous new ‘dow. Our centre 1960’s hand sequined gown is a size 8-12 (has some give). She is flanked by not 1, but 2 Herve Leger bandage dresses. The golden one on the right is marked a large and the silver one is a XS Sold.

On display

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Here’s a frosty treat to cool down this hot week we’ve been having.

We’re including a back shot of this week’s display, because the walk away factor IS important. Left hand beaded gown is a size 2-6, the knit gives it room and is comfortable to wear. The centre brocade jacket with mother of pearl buttons is also from the 1960’s and is really a one size fits all. The right 1990’s beaded asymmetrical fluter dress is a size 6-8.

Out and About

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

It’s been way too long since we’ve done an ‘out and about’ post. So here goes!

We received a short and sweet email from Shannon Von Palleske, it reads;

“Thank you for helping me choose the perfect dress for my 10 year vow renewal in Heidelberg Germany”

Shannon chose a 1960’s green empire waist ribbon lace dress from The Cat’s Meow for her special day.

Chanel by Lesage

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Maison Lesage has been creating dream inducing embroideries, tweeds and beadwork since the 1920’s. Worth, Paquin, Vionnet, Schiaparelli, Chanel, LaCroix, Dior, Valentino and YSL are just a few of the many designers who have gone to Lesage for their magical touch. In 2002 Chanel bought Lesage but supposedly it remains an independent atelier and still produces for other fashion houses (conflict of interest much?). They employ about 100 workers, or ‘petite main’ as they call them, who work arduously to accommodate to the hectic fashion season schedules.  Each couture piece can take a petite main up to 100 hours to complete. If you have ever attempted beading or any hand stitch work you can appreciate how much patience and passion these workers have. Not to mention the inevitable back pain, all for the sake of beauty!

(If you can’t see the above video↑, please check it out here)

We were tickled pink when we received in this confection of a Chanel tweed suit by said Lesage. It’s marked a size 42 and is 10 years old (05P), but looks as new as the day she came off the loom. Please contact us for more details. Sold

Need to complete the look? We also have this ssssstunning Dior python clutch with optional chain ssssstrap ↓

Measures 10½” x 2″ x 5″. Sold