Here’s the stuff I added to the Goldmine Trash Etsy shop yesterday:
I’m obsessed with these dresses! 70s mini made from scarves. Elastic neckline, huge asymmetric sleeves, stretchy smocked waistline, bloussant bodice, and relaxed fit skirting. This style flatters just about any body type. Amazing!
Tiered ruffles on a 50s day dress? There’s something ya don’t see every day! I love this dress more than anything. Such vibrant head turning colors – you can’t help but smile when looking at it. Double darted bust w/ rouching at the center, nipped in waist, and full ruffled skirting. Divine!
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Snagged from Summer on Facebook.
13th Floor Elevators ‘splash 1’
*update: according to her that’s a Granny Takes a Trip suit on the left. Amazing!*
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!
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