Thursday, November 6, 2008


Bloomingdale's exhibits clothes ( including ours!) from the upcoming film "CADILLAC RECORDS"

A few weeks ago, our staff was invited to a dress rehearsal of MASTERBUILDER at Irish Repertory Theater starring James Naughton ( and of course, our beautiful Victorian clothes!!) We got a lovely playbill credit and therein lies the problem: we are always delighted to get credit in playbills, magazines, films, etc. but sometimes it backfires! There are those multiple emails asking " I saw your name in (fill in the blank!) and I wonder if you could tell me how to get a brown spot out of my grandma's dress?" ... and of course, those calls from curiously deep-voiced men about wanting frilly, feminine bras and corsets in size 48 chest. Aren't people aware that our items are one-of-a-kind vintage pieces? Today we received a call from a nice Texan man who saw our credit in "House of D" and begged us for a pair of white bell-bottoms in his size. Last Friday we got an obscure email about a movie we were credited in back in 2003:

Hi there

I just had a quick question... In the movie The Notebook, in the scene where Noah and Allie are dancing in the street she is wearing a pair of brown leather espadrilles with wedge heels and cloth ankle ties... Can you tell me who makes


Until November 10, catch our display in Bloomingdale's windows ( Lexington Avenue side) of principal clothes from the upcoming film "CADILLAC RECORDS" opening in December!!! One of our many 1950's dresses worn in the film by Beyonce ( who actually made an appearance at the store!) is exhibited , along with a credit line on the window.

You might recognize the dress from a previous blog in which my little Belgian cousin models it with a fur stole! Can calls for that exact dress be far behind? Now we are outfitting the CBS "Early Show" anchors for 3 period segments the week of November 10th. Monday will be 1950's, Tuesday will be 1960's, etc. Since we will be listed on the CBS website and our name might be announced on the air, we expect a few calls asking for the dresses and suits in an assortment of sizes. Sigh.

Would that instead, people would see our credit and call to ask " My family has owned a house for generations and generations and all the clothes have been stored away since 1860. Are you interested?" Now, THAT would be heavenly!

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