These kinds of bags are very rare, especially in such an large size. It fits all your essentials– and more– but it still feels dainty because of the romantic Victorian scene. More over, the clasp is also oversized, which secures your things and prevents it from falling open if you put a lot of stuff in. The shape is also really unique, more rounded. Most tapestry bags I find are usually the smaller, square-ish kind. And such perfect condition! The white faux leather trip is in excellent condition and the tapestry is clean and ready to be worn. So this is quite the find - and twins no less!
Jennine from The Coveted wearing her vintage tapestry bag
Walking around the West Village with Jennine! (a big thank you to Jennine for taking my outfit photo).
Last Friday, Jennine and I decided to spend some quality time (and much needed relaxation!) walking around the West Village before she left the city. We had a great lunch at Morandi talking about all things Internet related. Then we walked around Bleecker and Christopher Street and did some shopping.
We oogled jewelry at Sucre & Albertine General, tried on various garments at Cynthia Rowley, and Jennine ate her first-ever Magnolia cupcake. YUM! We mostly behaved, but I did end up getting a pair of vintage malachite earrings and a 50s clear lucite bracelet at Albertine General. There was too much temptation there for me to resist! I justified it by having a matching malachite ring and knowing that clear accessories are the thing to have right now...
After that, we stopped by Aedes de Venustas, my favorite perfume store ever, were Jennine helped me narrow down my perfume choice to 1, after many months of deliberation (I'm very picky about perfume). More on the choice later...
Here's what I wore:
Turban, vintage from Patricia H. via the Manhattan Vintage Show
Cropped trapeze shirt, vintage from Lorry Polizzi via the Manhattan Vintage Show
Jennine Tam Jacobs, founder of IFB, did a fantastic job organizing the conference and attracting the cream of the crop in the blogging world. All panels were substantial and informative and I had a terrific time mingling and meeting people and reconnecting with out-of-town colleagues.
We talked about how to market yourself in the blogging world, leverage social media, collaborate with companies, make yourself findable and a destination and tons more other useful things. You can watch the panel on vimeo, courtesy of Bobbin Talk.
We went shopping together on Sunday, stopping by some of my favorite local stores. Including Amarcord, Pinky Otto, Rabbits and Horizons (Horizons items coming to Market Publique soon! - stay tuned). We also stopped at Penny Licks for a much-needed ice cream break (hey! it may only be warm for a few more days!) and ended with dinner at our hands-down favorite restaurant, El Almacén. It was a wonderful day!
We tried to be good and not splurge too much on the shopping, but you know how that goes. I bought a ruffled dress from Pinky Otto (one of my few new purchases, as you know I usually shop vintage), and a belt from Horizons which has since become my favorite. What did Jennine buy? A pair of amazing knickerbockers from Amarcord, which she featured yesterday on her blog:
Jennine, wearing her new (vintage) wool knickerbockers she got when we went to Amarcord Vintage a few weekends ago. Photo via The Coveted.
While finding another pair of perfectly-fitting knickerbockers for yourself may be hard, you can get a vintage Italian army jacket similar to Jennine's at Amarcord on Market Publique.
Jennine also got a pair of adorable red mary janes from the Market Publique House Store. I am so glad these shoes are getting an excellent home, as they are one of my favorite pairs of shoes ever! Trust me, if they fit they would be in my closet!
After she picked them out, we realized that everything she's bought from Market Publique is red!
Like the vintage Jean Paul Gaultier silk cutout tunic she wore for the IFB party and in this outfit. Photo via The Coveted.
And the jaunty little vintage red beret! Photo via The Coveted
The only non-red thing she's gotten is the vintage deadstock bracelet by Erica Weiner from our Pop-Up Shop! See below...
It's the one at the bottom, closest to her hand. Wow, posting all these photos of Jennine makes me want to accessorize more! Photo via The Coveted
If you like it, I have great news. We have brass colored ones just like it at the shop now, and will be restocking the gunmetal ones soon. The bracelets are all deadstock vintage, and Erica adds the gunmetal coating to a few. They're excellent for mixing and matching, and affordable at $10 each or 3 for $25.