November 9, 2012

girl in the curious city

When I was in Taiwan a few weeks ago, I visited my grandma who was in the process of moving out of the house she built and raised 6 children in for the last 60 years. It is a 3 story house sandwiched between two buildings which keep it from crumbling down during earthquakes, or so my grandma says. Because she was moving, she was eager to get rid of everything and I was happy to help. I procured a lot of vintage clothing, but the top three coats are my most treasured. 

The coat on the left has a fur collar and a large paisley print. I'm not the greatest paisley fan but I fell in love with it when I learned that it belonged to my great-grandmother. It is a little big on me but I like the loose fit and the colors on it are amazing - a bit muted but almost ever changing. The blazer in the middle is a huge score. It is vintage Escada with a velvet collar and floral print. It is a little long on me but I plan on wearing it with the sleeves rolled up. On the right is a Chanel-esque tweed jacket with gold piping and buttons, a classic addition to my closet.
Antony snapped a picture of me and grandma conducting some business. She kept grabbing clothes from her closet and saying to me, "want it or not?" She's a very straight forward person and told me to only take what I truly loved. On the right is me sporting great-grandma's coat in New Zealand.
Over the years, I've slowly stolen some of my mom's vintage scarves. She has quite a collection. I love wearing silky scarves because they're so warm in chilly weather and they double as my one and only accessory.

If you're weirded out by silky scarves (too grandma), Hermes provides nifty cards that teach various scarf-folding techniques. I have heard that they create a new one each season, but I can't imagine there are that many ways to use a scarf.

The scarf with the birds is my absolute favorite. It's huge, and I love the colors and versatility. I also just noticed that there are birds in the pattern! I also love this long accordian skirt, which has finally come back in style. I used to wear it at home while playing dress up, but now I can wear it out in public as a normal adult. Woo hoo.

Finally, I also found another vintage treasure at my parents' place:

Live long and prosper. V. Circa 1993.

1 comment:

  1. Junette, I didn't know you had a little brother?