vintage 60s cape lilli ann, jeans bdg, lace up booties nine west, hat f21

You have no idea how happy I am to have found this cape! I was walking around at the vintage expo for half an hour, from room to room not feeling a bit inspired. I would see great things everywhere but not one of them was really me. So then I browsed some more and saw this amazing monkey fur coat and started touching it. This lady looked at me and said, the sign says do not touch and chuckled because everyone that walked up to it has touched it.  I laughed and said oops! I was just so engaged I had to feel it. Then walked into the booth to check out more items -  low and behold..I saw the ruffles with blue trim and had to pull it out to see. It was a lilli ann cape! I've been searching for the perfect one and now I've found it. I asked the lady sitting down for the price of this lovely piece and she asked me to wait while her husband comes back.

This whole time there was this girl standing behind me starring. I thought she wanted me to move out of the way so she could browse, so I took the cape and walked to the mirror to try it on but saw her starring at me still. I fell in love with the cape as soon as I put it on. I told my boyfriend that I have to have it. It's perfect. By then the lady's husband came and told me that he'll sell it to me for $150. I said, I'm sold the moment I put it on! We did the transaction pretty slowly because they had this old school credit card machine where she had to call the bank to verify. The girl said under her breath "I'm going to die." I felt sorry for her since I knew if I was in her shoes I would be really sad too. This cape is perfect!

After walking away with this great purchase I saw Dita von Teese standing right in front of my face. I stopped and so did my heart until I turned to my boyfriend to tell him who that was. I really wanted to get a picture with her, but judging by her body language it seemed as though she wanted to be left alone to shop..so I just admired from afar. She's as beautiful as she is in photos. Perfect skin, make up and clothes..just shorter in person.

This piece really made my weekend...and so did the YSL blazer my boyfriend found. It fit him perfect to the tee, quiet scary how perfect it was on him. And Sorry I wasn't able to take photos of the expo, once I walked in and pulled my camera out..this lady yelled at me and said I wasn't allowed to take any and that it was against the rules. What rules? where were the signs? I didn't see any, but she wouldn't leave until I put it away. Then this lady from Revamped Vintage walked by me and said "Isn't that silly?" yes..yes it was.


TRACTORDOG said... @ 4/27/2009 2:21 PM

oh that story is amaaazing! great details on the cape coat.

Phuongalong said... @ 4/27/2009 2:49 PM

those lace up boots are killer and i like the way those bdg scrunges up...can't tell that they're denim from afar. i also like how the boots and jeans bleed into each other!

pigtailsandblushingcheeks said... @ 4/27/2009 3:44 PM

that cape is perfection!! love how you paired it with the cloche-like hat :)

jamie clare said... @ 4/27/2009 3:51 PM

STUNNING, lady. i love it to death. amazing find =]

Couture Carrie said... @ 4/28/2009 12:57 AM

I loooove your capelet!!


Ania said... @ 4/28/2009 3:59 AM

great story and congrats on finding this baby! :)

I didn't even realise that in spite of all the gushing about my home/country, I never really mentioned where I'm from ;P
So originally I'm from a city in south-west Poland, but a few years ago we moved to a charming mountain village nearby, where my dad grew up :))

yuka said... @ 4/28/2009 6:07 AM

aww its cute! i never heard of a vintage expo. sounds cool though. although it would take a LOT for me to spend $150 on clothing. im soo cheap with clothes sometimes. haha

The Six Six Sick Girls said... @ 4/28/2009 7:49 AM

Wow, that's a beautiful caplet, I'm glad that you found something good at the show!


winnie said... @ 4/28/2009 8:55 AM

That cape is COMPLETELY amazing and sounds like your boyfs find was pretty sweet too!

xAZD said... @ 4/28/2009 9:05 AM

nice capelet! great vintage find :))

pony said... @ 4/28/2009 4:34 PM

great find! ye, looks very ny! beautiful.

pony said... @ 4/28/2009 4:34 PM

yeeeeeeeeee, very good.

districtofchic said... @ 4/28/2009 11:48 PM

Omigod, i remember this cape from your look on Chictopia and instantly loved it. Such an amazing find!

Fashion INTEL said... @ 4/29/2009 3:07 AM

That cape is absolutely darling!

sarah said... @ 4/29/2009 10:36 AM

love that cape!

my blog macaroni club is doing an amazing giveaway tomorrow that i'd love for you to sign up for! jewelry designer leah sakellarides has made a custom macaroni club necklace which is SO beautiful, and she's super sweet to be giving one away! please come visit me, and if you like the piece you can sign up for a chance to win it!
xo.... sarah

cocorosa said... @ 4/29/2009 2:15 PM

I am seriously in love with your cape :) :)

Gracie said... @ 4/29/2009 4:45 PM



Sushi said... @ 5/01/2009 7:28 PM

That cape is so adorable x Sushi

lookrichbitch said... @ 5/05/2009 2:01 PM

dahling.. that is the most delicious cape ever! no wonder that girl was muttering under her breath in jealousy!

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