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GMT/SOTBM – THIS WEEK’S LISTINGS

If auctions leave you impatient, have no fear. This weeks listings (sold via Sisters of the Black Moon) are all Buy It Now’s.  No 10 day waiting period and bidding wars this time around : D.

A dress Coco Chanel would have loved. Classic black & off white ‘secretary’ style dress with accordion pleated skirt and peter pan collar. Very on trend for fall. Pair with lace stockings and vintage furs! here

This could would pair well with the dress above quite nicely. Early 60s houndstooth wool w/ big black buttons and fur trim.  So warm and comfy! here

30s inspired color block knit maxi dress, via the 70s. Black, spiced apple, and metallic silver. Long poet/balloon sleeves. Soft fluid skirting. Very Rudi Gernreich! here

Exotic opulence. Late 60s metallic brocade romper w/ matching belt and gillet. Pristine condition with amazing trim. If you live in a warmer climate, this is perfect holiday wear. here

Also up for grabs > this 60s burgundy velvet mini, this 20s metallic dress, and this 60s baby doll mini w/ fringe trim. Plus plenty of the Sisters’ own fabulous finds! Vintage velvets, furs, fringe, etc. More on the way soon : D.

 xoxo, SJ

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RECENT ENCHANTMENTS

More treasures available from Goldmine Trash <3. A gal can never have enough clothes, right?

I usually don’t stock separates, but I’m a sucker for a great novelty print. Therefore I couldn’t say no to this! Lady Veshoevius, I’m looking at you.

Spanish dancers and bullfighters. Whatever the Spanish word for ‘swoon’ is can be inserted here.

Again with the novelty print thing. This thing is bat bird shit insane! 40s inspired 70s 2pc dress set in the most amazing/eye gouging bird print known to man. Natrurally, it sold in an instant. I’m including it in this post for your gawking pleasure though.

70s chic = all over this spring/summer = I found your new favorite dress. Beautiful and goes with everything.

This Courreges inspired cutie gives off a…. medical…. vibe. Blame it on the Stendhal syndrome.

Barber pole beauty! If it’s color blocked, count me in.

For lucks sake we’ll call it a horseshoe print. 1940s, rayon, larger size, pristine condition – sounds like a winning streak to me.

Mad Men a la Mode. The perfect lil atomic age dress for everyday wear. Go shopping, cook dinner, and plunge the toilet IN STYLE. It’s all good, girl.

House of Trash strikes again! I have 60 yards of this fabric. Isn’t it fab? This is the perfect dress for Viva Las Vegas. It’s appropriate for a wearing to a car show, but would make quite a statement as you dance the night away too.

This was made from an authentic 50s sewing pattern – which I tweaked to incorporate some 50s Hollywood meets Hawaiian style flair. Strapless, balcony bustline, rouching, boned for support, and sporting a full circle skirt : D.

I love the mid century influenced wood grain print. The sort of wood grain which leaves you intoxicated on an aesthetic level.

Didn’t see this one coming, did ya? Another House of Trash masterpiece made by me!

This thing is so structural that it can stand up on it’s own. This was fashioned from the same vintage pattern as the tiki dress above, but was also tweaked to have a style all it’s own.

Once again you get a strapless bodice w/ balcony bustline, only this one is accentuated with ruffles. And the front overlay has a dramatic ‘m’ shape which resembles a (holy smokes!) Batman mask. It’s double boned at the sides, and has a full circle skirt.

Made of a jet black vinyl which is textured and crinkled. It’s lightly lined with cotton too.

Cecil Beaton said it best “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

My friend Allison (a real life Blair ‘evil dictator of taste’ Waldorf) pointed out that the bodice is similar to the one on the Vivienne Westwood wedding dress. Ya know, the one Carrie Bradshaw wore in the Sex and the City movie. I never made that connection until now.


Spot on. Allison is the expert!

Like it? Snag it here.

Many more beauties are on the way soon. House of Trash has some major tricks up it’s sleeve. Plus there’s piles upon piles of vintage waiting to be photographed : D.

ABUNDANCE OF AWESOME

This weeks new arrivals are sooo cute! If you see something you can’t live without, click here to shop.

Both discount codes ‘vlv14’ and ‘hello2011’ are valid at checkout for taking 25% off your total purchase. You know how Etsy gets though; every so often something malfunctions. A customer placed an order and used the discount during checkout this morning w/o any issue, but last night another customer complained the discount code wasn’t working.

Damn those glitches! But fear not ladies – if Etsy doesn’t make it right, I will. In the event a discount code doesn’t work, I’ll make sure to refund the difference on Paypal. I promise.

With outta the way, let’s get on with the show:

Q: Why does this dress resemble a Singapore sling?

A: Because it’s belongs at your next cocktail party. Hint hint!  Bright and festive 50s cotton dress in a Mayan inspired geometric print, with lil’ bows around the neck and a ruffle hemline. Pair it with the works aka flowers and cocktail umbrellas in your hair, bakelite and bamboo bangles, carved wooden wedge heels, and whatever tastes fruity. Then bust out the Martin Denny records. Sometimes more is just… more.

Heavenly shades of night. This House of Trash dress has a bittersweet story. The best fabric store in town was going out of business, and had to liquidate their inventory. They sold nothing but high end imported fabrics, such as the French silk this is made of.

It normally retailed at $44.00 a yard, so in theory the dress has $176.00 worth of fabric alone. I was able to pay much less than that though.

So to keep the good karma flowing I’ve priced it at under $200.00, AND you can get 25% off my asking price. For a one of a kind, handmade vintage reproduction fashioned from an authentic early 50s sewing pattern (which has a distinct Dior ‘new look’ silhouette) + top quality fabric, you can’t go wrong. There’s a lot of hand stitching on this, and I even added a vintage metal zipper to keep it as authentic looking as possible.

Already sold, but with sharing for fun. 50s silk chiffon dress w/ blue rose print. Romantic, classic, angelic, Betty Draper worthy, you know the drill.

Creme de la creme de la creme de la creme! 1940s + multi colored + rayon + embroidered Hawaiian boutique label = severe case of Stendhal syndrome. Can I get on disability for that? haha

You can never go wrong with vintage Oaxacan tent dresses. I love how this one has rainbow pastel embroidery! Someone else loved it too, as it sold within an hour. Yay!

Honeycomb be my gal. Lush 40s rayon with the cutest bumblebee and geometric honeycomb print in navy blue, bubblegum pink, and white. Tulip sleeves, shirred shoulders, and ruffle hem. So sweet.

**edit** This beauty found a new home right after I posted this. And yes, the buyer was able to use the discount code w/o any issues : ). ******

At last, another 60s dress! We’ve suffered a shortage of them for months, but thankfully replenished our stock last week. There’s many more mod mini’s on the way next week, but this one’s a good start.

Chocolate brown and white op art print. Yum yum yum.

70s meets 7 Year Itch! Had Marilyn lived another decade this could’ve been her dress. Plunging halter neckline, nipped waist, and full skirting. The floral print ain’t too shabby either : P. Technically someone ‘bought’ this on Etsy, but it hasn’t been paid for yet. I’m sure they won’t flake out though. On something this great, who would?

SarahJayne loves the 70s, part 10,000. Joyful floral print in a light stretch knit + matching chiffon overdrape. Cute cute cute. I want to wear this before someone buys it, but I have a tendency to treat my clothes like Tonka trucks, so I’ll resist. Nothing can stop me from swooning though.

Hopelessly. Head. Over. Heels. In. Love. The butterflies and wildflowers, the puffy sleeves, the sweetheart neckline, the cut….. if you’re cute like Doe Deere is, you need this in your life.

Studio 54 approved! This little black polyester 70s dress may be easy to care for, but basic is the last this you can call it. Asymmetrical v neckline, double tiers of asymmetrical skirting with marrowed edges…. dang!

There’s much more on the way too. I have piles upon piles of stuff to list. Good stuff. You’ll see.

xoxo, SJ

NEW YEAR, NEW STUFF

A few things recently added to the Etsy shop:

True Love! Wine colored 50s velvet dress w/ rouched bust. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

… or you can be a blue valentine in this 50s lace stunner w/ sequined neckline and cuffs.

Cha cha cha! Sorry my camera hates velvet so much. This is STUNNING in person! 50s sexy black velvet halter dress with nipped waist and quadruple tiered ruffle skirting. Tres femme fatale.

Sweet as can be 50s cotton dress in gingham, with polka dots. The perfect dress for layering with sweaters now, and wearing alone in summer. Keeps ya stylish year round.

Polynesian princess! Incredible 50s dress in an atomic / tiki like print. Full circle skirt and a shelf style bust with gathers. If you’re going to Viva Las Vegas this year, you’ll want this one to do some dancing in. And did I mention it’s in a ‘modern friendly’ size?

For the disco dollies, a 70s floral print ‘secretary’ dress. I love the lil’ keyhole slit by the neck : ).

We’ve gotten a lot of love lately from Etsy treasurers. 6 features this week so far:

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Thanks everyone!

YOU COULD BE DANCING

Another beautiful 1970s dress has just arrived in stock!

J’adore the 70s! It’s arguably my favorite decade for music (glitter rock, punk, rockabilly + teddy boy + mod revival… I secretly love disco too); and I love how fashions of the 1930s inspired most of the clothing. Additionally, the Women’s Liberation movement gave rise to a need for dresses which were not only fashionable, but fuss free. The modern woman was now preoccupied with her career; hours worth of ironing was the last thing she needed on her to-do list.

And so the popularity in wrinkle free, fade resistant, wash & wear polyester skyrocketed. Lightweight polyesters paired 30s inspired silhouettes made perfect day dresses, which could be worn to the disco by night as well. In todays fashion world. we refer to these as ‘secretary dresses’.

This darling dress is a perfect example of the secretary dress. It’s modest enough to wear at a day job. Yet it’s soft and flirty enough to wear on a date. I love the scarf style bodice draping and peplum. And those screen print hibiscuses!

Unlike many vintage items, this one comes in a larger size. And at only $29.99, ya can’t go wrong. It can’t wait to find a new home, and create more happy memories.

xoxo, SJ

FRESH STOCK ADDED <3

New merchandise has arrived by September as promised! Here’s a peek at some of the new stock. There’s tons more to come too : ).

Incredible 20s inspired cutwork dress!

House of Trash butterfly dress. Made from deadstock 50s rayon + a vintage pattern.

Super amazing 70s disco dress with asymetrical scarf hemline.

Cutie pie 60s op art mod mini.

Easy, breezy 70s secretary dress. ALREADY SOLD!

Golden goddess 80s metallic prom dress, by Gunne Sax.

Thanks for checking it out!

xoxo, Goldmine Trash