These floral lovelies are hitting Hester St Fair Saturday the 18th, if you are interested in any of them please drop me a line today at wildfelltenant (at) gmail for further details! The dress above is:
Pale Floral: bust 34", waist up to 28" $54
Things are all quiet in the shops from now through to May 30th, however there are 3 dates you should def' pop on the old vintage calendar if you are in NYC! May 18th we shall be selling at the Hester Fair on the Lower East Side, 10-6pm.....June 16th-17th we will be a vendor at the fabulous Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island and on May 30th in Greenpoint Dusty Rose Vintage is hosting a fun clothing swap from 7-10pm in their warehouse, I shall post the address soon as I have more details....out with the old and in with the, er, old!
I wasn't really going to write a "I had a baby" post but well, this guy has impacted my working life so much I decided to jot down some thoughts, none of it very deep but maybe some new mothers, and ladies who aren't mothers can identify. A few people told me that when Wolf came, all my worries and fears for my vintage biz would dissolve, pretty much in a haze of baby love.....I gotta tell you that this did not actually happen and day 3 into being home from the hospital I spied some unlisted vintage and wanted to get back to work....pronto. Which I did. Photographing, measuring, cleaning. Every minute this guy wasn't on my boobs I was working.....but here's the thing: after this whirlwind I had rather a collapse. After 6-8 weeks I was EXHAUSTED. Not only was I more tired than I had ever been in my life but I was falling kinda madly in love more and more every day with the Wolfster. I realized that I had been trying to fit him into my "old life" whereas the cold, hard (well, soft and warm really) truth was that he *is* my new life and my old life, including work, was going to have to fit in around him. After this realization hit I had about a week of depression, so many "what the f**k have I got myself into" moments and at times out and out jealousy every time my husband went downstairs to his shop where he got to talk to adults, drink red wine and all that stuff. The fog has lifted a little though and now that this guy comes first things have gotten a lot easier, if I can't get things done then too bad, no photos today? oh well. Letting go of my extreme control freak tendencies is so hard, hell I got to 40 completely pleasing myself, not really ever wanting to have a family and spending hours doing what I love every day. But shit. Those big blue peepers staring up at me from the bassinet in the mornings just slay me, one tiny smile and my heart explodes, and this was a bit of a cold fish heart! So there you go. Having said all of the above I want a 3rd Etsy shop and this guy is clearly going to have to grow much faster so he can be my assistant. Vintage + babies = a fine madness.
oh god I am a complete sucker for tattered, torn and distressed Edwardian....it is SO beautiful and I can not leave it behind. help. me. what is worse is that I have an idea for a 3rd Etsy shop. I barely have time for the 2 I have....oh dearsies. watch this space.
I got the 20s-30s on my mind right now! Love these French 30s magazines and am starting a small collection, the illustrations are so amazing....the above photo I scored at a stoop sale, it is just fabulous right? the little child in the cape! below are two 20s pieces recently listed (or the dress will be shortly!)....p.s NYers save the date: 15-16 June is the Jazz Age Lawn Party, we will be a vendor there as usual, it's a swell day out......x
Hello and a happy Easter weekend to you if you observe it....which I do with lots of chocolate....here are some snaps from the past week around Wildfell headquarters. The Slipperie closet is getting jam packed so I will be figuring out some more space for that in the coming week. I squeezed my butt into a pair of great 70s jeans for the shop and would keep them if they had 1 extra inch for me to breathe in....the Wolf is getting so big and outgrowing all the tiny newborn clothes we have for him, these arrow pants I found on Etsy and are pretty darn adorable....you may recognize the lovely Solanah here in the bustier, I had this top (Fab Gabs Vintage) in my Etsy favorites for ever and this week finally bought it, it might be a squeeze but am determined to wear it for the sunshine that IS COMING.....and the 40s fabulous carnation dress was my fave sale of the past week...maybe even of the month, such a great dress off to a lovely regular customer's vintage home! hope you all had a great week too!