Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Seeing Red

I snapped up this amazing red velvet YSL vest at the Decades Two Sample Sale this past weekend. Decades Two, an upscale consignment store in LA, decided to fly to NY for a weekend-only grand sale in Soho. My electric blue YSL vest is one of my most prized sartorial possessions, so I thought I'd add another YSL vest to my collection.
Some details:

Does anybody know what season this vest is from?
I paired this vest with my Miu Miu "ruby slippers":

Hope everybody is having a fabulous week!


mom & son said...

hi thumbelina.
what a scoured on the red vest.
that's one of the advantages living in NY,
you can get a deal of any high end clothes.
now, i feel i wanted to move to NY.huh!

goldenmeans said...

Ooh, what a lovely score. And those Miu Miu shoes! I am green with envy! :)

WendyB said...

Oh my God....soooo beautiful!

vitaMinn style said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see you style this piece!

And yes, the blue YSL is hard to forget. It was my inspiration for my bridesmaid post and how we "met"!

-h said...

Uhhh Honey I can tell you from a right away!!!! I KNOW TOM FORD ERA YSL FROM A MILE AWAY!!!
Ysl Spring 2002 as worn by Carmen Kass same season as my treasured mombasa. one of my favorites of runways of all time!!!
you are holding onto a piece of history! good job! :)

Anonymous said...

That vest is an amazing rare find : ) Lucky you!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

OMG!!! Thumbelina!!!

You picked one of the hard to find SS2002 "jungle" runway pieces from YSL! Carmen Kass wore it on the runway...
Do you remember all the leopard prints and lace-up details?

The red color and all the details are amazing!!!

Enjoy your day!

miss cavendish said...

Oh my--that's stunning! I'd frame it, never wear it! (Silly me.)

dots said...

Oh those ruby slippers are so beautiful! I never wear red but I have this thing about red shoes (-h had a pair of classic heels I so longed to buy).

Being not a red person, that vest is so not me, but it doesn't stop me from admiring its beauty, and the wonderful detailing, and I'm sure you look smashing in it.


WJ said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog, you have such an incredible eye for all things beautiful. The velvet vest look so lush and decadent!

And I think your idea of pairing the Kane shirt with a leather pencil skirt sounds promising...too bad I don't own one, haha.

39th and Broadway said...

Beautiful vest, what a find! So meant to go to that sample sale. Hopefully they were successful and will open a full time shop here!

Can't wait to see you in this look.

Jacqueline said...

great find on the vest. it is gorgeous!


Lena Nguyen said...

What a lucky find! Velvet and YSL is the perfect combination.

SAUVAGE said...

amaaaaaazing buy! love your blog =]

lovecoutureluxe said...

Cute vest! What an investment! I can't wait to see you modeling it soon ;) Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! You are such a dear!

Love always, Adela

Lynn said...

this is such a beautiful vest! great find! went vintage shopping this past weekend too. it's fun! :)

im doing well, thanks. busy at work as usual. hope to see you again soon!

Marian said...

that is a gorge jacket honey, the detail is amazing. it is a great great buy!

modediktat said...

You're Dorothy - and you're also having these cool witch doorstoppers with socks and shoes, don't you?!
That's my new nick fo you, lady! :)

Awesome item finds, precious!
Aaaaaah, is it from 2002 or 2003.... I'm not sure. The vest is very lovely!! I love DecadesTwo, they're sometimes a little bit expensive (for us online shoppers) but you can find amazing treasures there!

Two thumbs up for Mademoiselle Thumbelina!!

xoxo Sofie

Patty Ann said...

omgggggggggg these are are total finds, that vest is insanely beautiful and intricate!!! omgggg if i wasn't so busy, i totally wish i could have met up with you while you were in la!!!! i've been so mia, sorry! i'm totally commenting over all your posts right now!!!
seriously CANT get over the vest!!!


Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

loooooove. can't wait to see it on you!

cocktailoffashion said...

This vest has amazing details plus i love the colour!

Hope you have been doing well!

miss cavendish said...

Lovely and smart Thumbelina, we/I miss you! Hope all is well . . .

mom & son said...

hi thumbelina.
how are you? how's the weather in NYC?
though i've commented already, i just wanted to say hello to you and can't wait to see your new post.

have a nice afternoon!

Style Odyssey said...

good job, -h, for identifying this gorgeous find!
-h really knows YSL. :)
anyway, you'll have to show this with an outfit...upcoming post, i hope!

TLT said...

AHHHH!!! GORGEOUS!!! What an amazing find!! I can't wait to see it on you. It's gorgeous. The deep crimson color is beautiful!