Dress: Vintage. Gloves: Old. Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (old), similar pair. Earrings: Belonged to my Grandmother. Bracelet: Belonged to my Grandmother-in-law. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar.
I don't take advantage of the arts available to our community nearly as much as I should. I believe the last time I visited The Mint Museum was for the Chanel exhibit. Not a chance I would miss that, but in addition to the first rate fashions on display, there is so much more for you to drink in on any visit to The Mint Museum. Thanks to a reader, I was informed about the And the Bead Goes On exhibit currently on display. I immediately phoned Donna, so we could hustle on over to The Mint, where I found the occasion to be the absolute perfect, yet long awaited one for wearing this vintage dress I inherited from a family member. My first instinct was that it is an old debutante dress, but unfortunately, I have not been able to verify who it belonged to or where it was worn. Alas, all good things come to those who wait proves true in the case of this dress, but do not delay on viewing the exquisite garments in And The Bead Goes On, for it ends March 31st. I've pictured a few of my personal favorites from the exhibit, including this short black Lanvin runway dress purchased via the museum's Auxiliary Costume Fund, as well as three dresses designed by a local high school student; impressively fitting to say the least.
Thanks so much for being here! Whitley