Thursday, March 3, 2011

Visitors and Swing Dancers

The ever stylish, cool mom and jewelry designer Lisa Warick Strecker of Blast From The Past Designs, visited our booth in Elgin Show. She designs amazing jewelry using vintage pieces. You can see her jewels and like her page She looked funky as usual, in her colorful sweater, green fur scarf, her own design necklace and hipster booths. Oh, and of course, her Swaby Purse! ( You go girl!

Here, Lisa is trying to take a sip from her Vitamin Water but every time she reaches for it, I hold the camera to her face. Come on Pinar, Let the girl drink!


I don't know much about the Swing dance. I have danced tango and latin dances, before. But there was something fascinating about this couple's dance. The way they moved and communicated without eye contact, gave them and interesting sensuality. I though they were real sexy together.


This is how I would envision Spring 1950 in Paris to be, just beautiful..


Curious Armadillo Purse

Satin Shoes with silver embroidery

Hats Hats Hats

This hat display was just like looking at the window of a milliner's shop in the 20s. Just amazing!(I noticed the pop can a bit too late) I love the dramatic faces of the mannequins.

notice the elegant glass hat holder

She is so dramatic

So peaceful and happy.

Men's Hats

Diane Landry Booth

This Feather Hat went with Kimberly's outfit and complexion, perfectly.

This hat was made Princess Di's Milliner
Joan Maxwell's Booth

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fabulous Dealers at Midwest Vintage Fashion Show

I already knew some of the fabulous dealers in Elgin Midwest Vintage Fashion Show from Randolph Street Market. And I met some new ones. Here they are and their wonderful merchandise.

As we were touring the upstairs before the show started, we saw Joan's Table and we were drooling over it. Later, we had the pleasure of meeting her in person. She is a fine lady who has been doing this for 20 years. She looks like a Parisian and you can tell her high level of taste by looking at her merchandise.

Melissa Sands

Melissa is a sweet lady. She is the Director of Randolph Street Market. She also is a collector and a dealer of Vintage Fashion.


Cutest Girl Ever! Jen always brings tons of joy and smiles wherever she goes. Here she is flashing out some of her Spring Fashions for me while she tells me that she doesn't want to be in the picture. With that pretty smile, I'd wanna be on the cover of Glamour! You can track Jen's Styles by looking for her signature pink hangers visible from a distance. What a great idea. I just love her!

Dealer of Gorgeous Antique and Costume Jewelry

Our lovely neighbors Mary and Bill Browning were so nice that they even allowed us to expand our 6 foot booth just a bit further. We really appreciated that. We were drooling over her jewelry.

Miriam Haskell-Egyptian Revival

I was told this is from Turkey, my country of origin, Joy!