Saturday, December 19, 2009

Collectors

The very entertaining ABC 1 television program Collectors has finished for 2009, but looking back over recent episodes, I noticed two segments which I think will delight vintage fashion lovers and/or collectors.
I've raved about Charlotte Smith and her gorgeous book Dreaming of Dior in a previous post, and last month the Collectors crew paid Charlotte and her dream wardrobe - known as the Darnell Collection and inherited from her beloved Godmother - a visit. Check out the clip here:




The lovely Pia Anderson - singer, model, stylist and all round 50's aficionado - is coordinating my wedding, and she also made a recent appearance on the program. Her collection of 1950's clothing, accessories and household objects is mind blowing, and the lady always looks traffic stopping gorgeous. If you love that colourful and kitsch decade, you should definitely check out her interview here.

You get a close look at Pia's frocks in this clip, but she also has an amazing collection of costume jewellery, one item of which she has agreed to lend me for my wedding. What do you think of this glamorous diamante necklace? She has earrings and bracelet to match, oh my.

Photographer credit is Louise Whelan.

3 comments:

Oh My Goddess said...

I love the necklace!
Sounds like a great show, I'm not sure how to find it here.

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

I love the little video, thanks for sharing!

what are they wearing now said...

Thank you for uploading that clip. The joy of receiving all those boxes of wonderful clothes. So glad to see she is a wonderful custodian of this amazing collection