1940s Dinner Dance at The Ebell

April 12, 2016

My last post I chatted with you about the dress I made to wear with my marcasite brooches my husband gifted me with.  I of course needed to tell you about one of the occasions that I was able to wear them.  It has become an annual tradition for the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles to co-sponsor a dinner dance with the private ladies club, The Ebell of Los Angeles.  This year paid tribute to the film Casablanca and the 1940s.  

1940s dinner dance Ebell As Time Goes By

The Marcasite Dress

March 6, 2016

Christmas 2014 was a great holiday for me.  My hubby dearest gifted me with a mini-collection of marcasite brooches, supposedly by Theodor Fahrner (the hallmarks are hard to read.)  I received two brooches and a clip-pin, which has two dress clips that you can also mount onto a pin frame, making a brooch.  They were so lovely that I immediately needed to make a dress to complement them.
marcasite brooches silk charmeuse

Valentino's Vintage - A Hollywood Auction Treasure Trove

February 4, 2016

Living in Los Angeles, you are exposed to a lot of movie history.  Sometimes, you can take a bit of that history home with you.  While I didn't make any purchases this time around, as I did when I bought Greta Garbo's green vases, I did enjoy strolling around the November Julien's Auctions display of items from their sale Property From the Golden Closet Archive.

Rudolph Valentino Hollywood Auction