Thursday, December 13, 2012

At the Market

The Lowcountry Artist Market was last weekend, and it was so much fun! Talking about vintage all day with fellow enthusiasts of tulle, chiffon and lace gives me quite the rush. Here are a few pictures I managed to snap of Inherited's set-up.

The highlight of the day was selling the amazing red dress (1950s Lord & Taylor!)  on the mannequin to a girl who wore it with all the gamine style of Audrey Hepburn.

Thank you to everyone who came out to chat and shop and try on! You made my day.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Deck the Halls

Despite a super-busy weekend, which included the amazing holiday Lowcountry Artist Market and my friend Gino's second-annual Plaid Party (such a fun birthday theme), we managed to finish decorating the house today. It feels so warm and cozy... I might not take this stuff down after the holidays.

The amazing gold kraft garland comes from Lowell and & Louise

After the decorating, we rewarded ourselves with fondue and Champagne. Not a bad Sunday.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Save the Date: Lowcountry Artist Market, Saturday, December 8

We're less than a month from the next Lowcountry Artist Market! Inherited's booth will be stocked with dresses for holiday parties (and New Year's), cozy sweaters for warm nights indoors, and plaid skirts for classic office style. My collection has moved to two racks, plus suitcases bursting with handbags, shoes, and even a $5 bargain selection.

Below are two of my recent faves: a 1950s cherry red chiffon dress by Jonathan Logan for Lord & Taylor (with the sweetest pink bow detail) and a kelly green coat with mandarin collar, bracelet sleeves, and hidden hook-and-eye closures.

Join us at the Music Farm
Saturday, December 8
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Steven Fiore + Entropy Ensemble

Steven Fiore + Entropy Ensemble with Prayers and Tears opening for them. 
Tomorrow is going to be a fantastic day!

Find out more about the show here

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Fall Feeling.

In Charleston, the weather has been dropping from highs in the 90s to the 80s, with late evenings and early mornings even toying with temperatures below 70! While this may seem to be an imperceptible change to others in cooler climates, in Charleston, the change is noted and celebrated.

As is fitting, I've been hunting for items appropriate for the impending autumn -- namely layering pieces like blouses and jackets. These items will be added to Inherited in the coming days: 

1940s  Fred A. Block Original wool cropped jacket with bow detail

 1970s plaid Bobbie Brooks blazer

1960s Clarendon by Henry Fredericks peach wool coat

 1970s floral blouse with removable bowtie 

 1980s sheer cream silk blouse
1950s black shantung silk blazer by Monet Custom Tailors of Hong Kong

 1970s  printed shirtdress (perfect with tights, boots, and a cardigan for fall!)

 1960s accordion pleat wool plaid skirt

Thursday, September 6, 2012


I love reading best-selling novels. The problem is, I buy my books almost exclusively at thrift stores, which means that my pickings are generally the best-sellers of several years ago, now thumbed through and discarded after vacations, lunch breaks and book clubs have gotten the best of them. Regardless, they're new to me.

In vintage-land, I've been obsessed with the Edwardian era (obsessing over past seasons of Downton Abbey doesn't help things) and I've finally read the two Frank Lloyd Wright novels that everyone was raving about in about 2008-2009.

Thesis statement for Loving Frank and The Women: Frank Lloyd Wright was an arrogant ass, but was super-talented. Also, read these books. The facts about his life are things of fiction. CRAZY.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A nouveau dress.

This dress has been an obsession of mine since I found it. It dates to the 1910s, sometime after the S-curve corset shape was in style, but before the slightly shorter hemlines of those stylish, heavily beaded flapper dresses. It was obviously inspired by the Greek goddess look, with the fluttery draping around the sleeve holes and the wing/column-like draping down the back of the dress.

This dress feels like a thin, crinkly silk, and is embellished on the front with the tiniest beading details, and on the shoulder with a cluster of pearls. This dress is in shockingly pristine condition, with the only flaw being a faint stain on the left arm draping that is unnoticeable when worn.

To figure out how this dress might have been styled, I wove some off-white ribbon through an opening in the draped area. A wider cloth belt might have been worn the same way.

 Visit Inherited here to look at all of my vintage offerings!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Peaches and Cream: Updated

Update: I found this gorgeous maxi dress over Memorial Day, and then managed to completely forget to photograph it, but it's too good not to be added to this collection.

It seems that I've been drawn to the color peach lately. All of these items can be found at Inherited:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How I Wore It.

I did a guest post over at the Lowcountry Artist Market blog about how I style vintage clothes. I focused on the 1960s Rosette Pennington New York brocade skirt and top set that I put up recently in the Inherited shop.

See all the outfit combinations here!