Vintage Valentino

A couple months ago, I stumbled upon an Etsy shop selling vintage scarves and ties.  Having just rewatched Grey Gardens, I was extremely interested.

Passatosetoso is based out of Napoli, Italy, and has an excellent selection of vintage designer accessories.  I was immediately drawn to these two silk Valentino scarves.

Photo Jun 25, 12 17 55 PM

I couldn’t resist the classic Valentino red and grey.

Photo Jun 25, 12 19 01 PM

This 1980’s floral design is stunning.

Photo Jun 25, 12 18 15 PM

And some more details for you.  How beautiful is that?

But hang on to your hats, people, because this next scarf is somehow even more gorgeous.

Photo Jun 25, 12 20 59 PM

This Asian-inspired design is also from the eighties.

Photo Jun 25, 12 20 04 PM

The detail on this scarf is incredible.

Photo Jun 25, 12 08 08 PM

Full disclosure: I couldn’t stop taking photos once I started.

Photo Jun 25, 12 07 20 PM

Sorry, not sorry.  One more for good measure:

Photo Jun 25, 12 10 17 PM

It is worth mentioning that both my orders shipped next-day, and were exactly as described.

Thank you so much, Passatosetoso!

-C.O.S.

VTC

I got my first Very Troubled Child bag last year, shortly after I saw the Darjeeling Limited for the first time. It was their original Safari Bag (no. 4) with my initials hand painted onto the leather.

I’ve been completely in love with this brand ever since, and continue to be blown away by their attention to detail and the quality of their products. Every piece I own is timeless, sturdy, and so unique.

They’re fantastic conversation starters, too. Which, if you’re shy like I am, can be a bit overwhelming. But you meet a lot of people with equally good taste.

It is also worth noting that I’ve reached out to them several times with questions about or changes to my purchases: their team is quick to reply and extremely helpful.

I can’t wait to see what Very Troubled Child comes up with in the future.

Photo Mar 12, 12 41 07 PMSavanna Bag No. 9

Photo Mar 12, 12 47 23 PMSavanna iPhone Case

Photo Mar 12, 12 46 34 PMThis new assistant I hired is working out just fine. 10/10.

-C.O.S.

Staples

I have always harbored a somewhat unhealthy love of boots. When I was five, my father bought me a pair of pink cowboy boots, which immediately became my most prized possession. I wore them every day until I outgrew them, and even then couldn’t bear to part with those beautiful shoes.

While pale pink cowboy boots don’t necessarily match my aesthetic anymore, and are perhaps more suited for Joanne-era Lady Gaga, I still appreciate a well-constructed pair of boots, and audibly gasped when I opened these boxes:

dsc_7561_snapseed

Jensen boots by Acne Studios. I love the simplicity of all Acne designs, and Chelsea boots are a staple in any wardrobe.

dsc_7533_snapseed

Clinger booties by Stuart Weitzman. I am always drawn to Weitzman’s stunning silhouettes and beautiful construction.

-C.O.S.