This past Sunday, my friend Tracey and I attend the Vintage Fashion Expo in San Francisco!
Since I literally have NO ROOM for more clothes at this time, I took my camera along so I could snap pics for future project inspiration.
|The Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco|
|various booths at the exhibition......|
|Do-dads and Bakelite bracelets , as far as the eye can see!|
Since I am more than a little obsessed with construction & detail, it was a treat to see & touch the REALLY OLD stuff up close. (Victorian/Edwardian, ect...)
One vendor had a couple of lovely velvet jackets from the 1880's that we got to study. Tracey and I ooed and ahhed over the details. And the vendor had NO PROBLEM with us talking pics for our research and inspiration:
|a "Real" late Victorian Jacket...probably 1880's, in a yummy black velvet. The fabric quality is amazing and lush for being 120 years old! And yes, those are hand-bound buttonholes!|
-Kathleen in Oakland