There is this famous “Sex and the City” episode where Carrie throws a fit (of epic proportions) because Mr. Big buys her a Judith Leiber bag, which she considers an insult to her individuality. Whenever I catch that episode I almost spasm in irritation because she is being totally INSANE. Even though her accessories are …Read More


When I saw the above picture of Phoebe Philo (mastermind behind Céline) in Vogue last year I knew sneakers were going to become the next “thing”. Phoebe Philo radiates cool and her personal style is as studied by fashion obsessed girls as her runway shows. Originally I dismissed the whole trend because I believed that…Read More


“I wanted to create a futuristic heroine who was believable in the future, but with her feet firmly planted in film noir past.” -Michael Kaplan The assorted pieces of vintage Thierry Mugler that we got in last week strongly remind me of the 80’s Sci-Fi classic “Blade Runner”. I love how both the futuristic film…Read More


A few years ago I could not stand looking at pearl anything because it all just seemed so dated and now I am obsessively saving up for a set of double pearl earrings. I blame the perfect minimalism of Raf Simons Dior. Images from Refinery, Dior, Decade Diary, and Satomi…Read More


Arizona Muse by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue US February 2011 A very VERY belated happy 2014 to everyone! Because the format of our sales have changed this year from weekly sales at different locations to  “Best of the Best Everyday” I have been spending the majority of my time working on finding/listing items for the…Read More


During our last “Best of the Best” sale at our Victory store in Van Nuys I was reminded of the maximalism of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The woman responsible for popularizing the flashy, layered, look of the time is (former) Vogue super stylist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele. She came up with the term…Read More


Last month the blog “Design Boom” posted an article about an ongoing exhibit in Tokyo displaying works by the famous photographer Irving Penn made in collaboration with the Japanese designer Issey Miyake. The “cross-cultural collaboration”  titled  ‘Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue’ features photographs of the designers collections as interpreted by the great photographer…Read More


Heavy pearls wrapped in a delicate silk skein are a trademark Lanvin piece. These romantic necklaces are usually styled discreetly, worn under netted swing dresses and sheer blouses,  a perfect example of real luxury . If it sounds like I am gushing . . .It’s because I am! We sold two brass Lanvin necklaces a…Read More


      It is never too early to start planning for Spring 14′ . . . The past two weeks of sales (Pico followed by Veteran) have contained some vibrant pieces ideal for when the weather in Los Angeles is 70 degrees and above again. vintage Charles Jourdan sandals Yves Saint Laurent hat tops…Read More


(image from tales of endearment) As much as I like to pretend that I am immune to trends they do sneak up on me. For example, the other week at our Pico store I was drawn to canvas heels by the Swedish brand Cheap Monday. I slipped on the shoes and something about them felt…Read More