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THE WILD ONES

50s motorcycle gang in Harlem.

FUCK YOU, AND PRAISE THE LORD

DJ Howie Pyro of Intoxica radio fame, during his teen years as the bassist of 70s punk band the Blessed. A great guy with great records. And great style, eh?

COUNT ME IN

Count Ferdinando Sarmi hailed from an aristocratic Italian family and studied to become a lawyer, as his family had wished.  Much to his fathers disappointment however, he abandoned the profession soon after to pursue his passion for fashion design. And thank goodness he did.

After costuming a few Italian films, Sarmi headed for New York; and from 1951-59 he was Elizabeth Arden’s head designer. His elegant evening attire wowed clients such as celebrities, socialites, and first ladies (Pat Nixon was a loyal customer).  “Every woman with $600.00 to spend wants to own a Sarmi.” he famously once said.

In 1959 Sarmi opened his own fashion house, which specialized in ladies evening attire. Just one year later he received a Coty award. Renown for it’s haute couture and high end ready to wear; Sarmi gowns costed as much as $4,500, and were known for floral prints and lavish trims such as Ostrich down and cellophane lace.

Despite the decadent detailing, Sarmi stuck to classic silhouettes which are as appropriate for today as they were back then. Goldmine Trash is pleased to offer this Sarmi in pristine condition for a mere $374.99, a fraction of what it would’ve originally cost (usually it’s the other way around with vintage).


Made of silk, it features a an impressionist style ‘watercolor’ floral print in rich jewel tones, which flatter any skin tone. It has a sexy v neckline w/ tie accent, princess lined + darted bust, nipped in waist, semi full skirting, metal back zipper, and the designer Sarmi label. It’s fully lined with silk as well.


What better way to dress up this winter!

xoxo, SJ