Vintage Clothing. Ask an Expert: Abigail Rutherford on Integrating Vintage. Second City Style Fashion Blog

Fountain of 30

June 20, 2007 • Fashion

Julieauction

Julie Ghatan for Second City Style Magazine

As collectors, we all find ourselves accumulating items we don’t
use: the shabby-chic tissue box cover, vintage hatboxes, oversized
rhinestone ear clips… sound familiar? Though these items were
crafted with functions in mind, we still can’t seem to find productive
ways to incorporate them into our lives
(I don’t buy tissues/don’t
transport hats/ouch — those ear clips pinch!). Fear not, my
clutter-phobic friends. I’ll help you indulge in your obsession with
amassment unapologetically, unabashedly and — most importantly
—completely stylishly.

With the help of Abigail Rutherford, Director of Vintage
Couture and Accessories at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, we’ll supply you
with innovative ways to enjoy your treasures and troubleshoot those
pesky purpose problems:

Problem 1:  You adore it, but it’s too small.

Corsets enabled women to faithfully fashion their figures in
hourglass form but since we modern women are far less committed (or is
it that we’re less masochistic?) to cookie-cutter perfection, we may
find it difficult to zip our favorite dresses without ripping the
seams. No need to worry — there are other ways to show off your tiny garment.
Why not hang it on the wall or display it on a body form? I know what
you may be thinking: “I don’t want to look like I live in a boutique.”
And you won’t, if you do it right. Don’t make the dress the centerpiece
of the room; let it serve as an accent. Choose a dress that matches the
color scheme and overall aesthetic of the room and you’ll be fielding
compliments from guests before you’ve even set out the hors d’oeuvres. Read more here

Facebook Comments

Tags: ,

One Response to Vintage Clothing. Ask an Expert: Abigail Rutherford on Integrating Vintage. Second City Style Fashion Blog

Leave a Reply