NY - You Are Invited: Comme des Garcons 70% Off Shopping FESTIVAL

Oh to be a New Yorker this weekend. Comme des Garcons are not just having a sample sale, but a shopping festival--ill at 70% off, good lord. But this isn't just to liquidate last season's pieces, they're bringing out pieces from ALL their past collections, including pieces from Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, the recently discontinued women's line Tao, Homme Plus, Junya Watanabe Man, Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons. All pieces, including vintage pieces (vintage is considered anything pre-1975, so some serious rarities and relics to be had), have been "carefully preserved" and are all brand new.

And in dramatic CDG style, the extravaganza is being held at the Croation Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, plus food vendors will be present to keep you sifting all day. Merch will be replenished daily, so it sounds like you should take Friday and Monday off work too.

Personally I'd be interested to see if there were any Junya Watanabe Man Pink items there. It was a line of menswear pieces for women that was discontinued as well.

The details:
Comme des Garcons Shopping Festival
Croatian Church
504 41st Street
May 6, 7, 8 - 10am to 7pm
May 8th - 12pm - 8pm


Can someone buy my ticket to NYC for the weekend?

You Are Invited: A Current Affair Pop Up Marketplace Returns!

A Current Affair returns for it's third edition for spring! Curated by vintage dealer Richard Wainwright and Joey Grana, designer and owner of Scout, with additional vintage selection by Emmy Award-winning costume designer David Zyla. This is not your usual extremely marked-up flea market pickings sale: Along with more than 25 local vintage retailers and private dealers, you'll find choice vintage clothing, jewelry, eyewear and more from labels like Balmain, Halston, Chloe, Comme des Garcons and Lanvin. ACA alumns Weltenbuerger, and Reclaimed In L.A. will be returning with a new addition of rustic jewelry line Alkemie.

Be sure to come on Saturday evening for an exhibition of 10 vintage looks curated by Zyla, and hi, OPEN BAR sponsored by Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Izze Sparkling Juices and Smartwater. Note: admission is $10 at the door each day, but considering the kind of one-of-a-kind pieces you'll find, it's more than worth it.

A Current Affair
Cooper Design Space
860 South Los Angeles Street, Penthouse
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, April 2 from 6pm-10pm
Sunday, April 3 from 10am-5pm.

You Are Invited: A Current Affair Pop-Up Vintage Marketplace

Not KidViskous Jewelry-related, but thought I'd share!



A Current Affair: Pop-Up Vintage Marketplace

December 10-11, 2010
Opening party TONIGHT (Friday) 6-10pm

Bringing together over 25 premier vintage retailers and private dealers from Los Angeles and beyond, A Current Affair presents a unique opportunity to shop a select assortment of vintage apparel, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, and ephemera including the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Balmain, Chanel, Chloe, Comme des Garcons, Givenchy, Issey Miyake, Halston, Lanvin, and Yves Saint Laurent.
 
The combined forces of LA It-boutiques Scout, Richard Wainwright, Beau & Aero, Weltenbuerger, Siren & more
Music by DJ Nguzunguzu
Sponsored by PAMA pomegranate liqueur, IZZE sparkling drinks, and Smartwater.
 

Haute Halloween Ideas Right Off the Catwalk

I put together some Halloween costume ideas courtesy of the catwalk. It was hard to pick out theatrical pieces that don't scream Lady Gaga, but here are some looks that could make good costumes that no one reading this can possibly afford.

Two-Face from Batman
Alexis Mabille - Spring 2010 Haute Couture



Abominable Snowman / Unarmed Chewbacca / The Dude Drunk People and Children Want To Hug
Chanel - Fall 2010 RTW



Conjoined Twins
Comme des Garçons - Spring 2011 RTW





Sexy Skeleton
Jean-Paul Gaultier - Fall 2010 Haute Couture



Mary-Kate Olsen




Hypochondriac
Comme des Garçons - Fall 2010 Menswear



Burn Victim
Hussein Chalayan - Spring 2011 RTW



Me, Circa 2007
John Galliano - Spring 2011 RTW



Fabric Sample Moth
Viktor & Rolf - Spring 2011



Recession-Era Stock Broker w/ Gambling Problem
Dolce & Gabbana - Fall 2010 RTW




Blind Person
Adam Kimmel - Fall 2010