Friday, January 16, 2015

Good-bye 2014 Hello 2015

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015!  Things start cooking on all burners starting in October for those of us who sell on line and the frenzy continues until after January 1st.  So here I find myself at January 16th in the New Year reminiscing over the old.  There was some sad news and glad news.

I'll share the glad news first.  Our little blog that could keeps chugging along, in spite of my sporadic postings and limited time.  Wonders of wonders is that Sweet Cherry Lingerie  listed it as one of her top 13 lingerie blogs to read.  Read the post here:  Our Top 13 Lingerie Blogs To Read.  Make sure you take the time to peruse her blog - she is a wealth of information and has scads of fabulous inventory for sale, too!  Thank you, Shelley.  I blow a kiss back to you!

Now for the sad news... One of our founding team members and a person dear and near to my heart passed on into spirit unexpectedly last year.  Sandy Carter was one of my first team interviews.  Read the interview here:    Meet Sandy of MyVintageWonderland.  She was a remarkable bright light in my life and the life of many others on our team.  Her optimism and enthusiasm was inspirational to us, as she ran her business in spite of great pain,  sometimes flat on her back lying in bed with her computer on her stomach.  She was plucky, kept us on the straight and narrow and loved her family with all her heart.  In fact,  a memory of her mother wearing a Barsa robe is what drew her to sell vintage lingerie in the first place.  I was stunned and saddened to find out that she had passed and if any of her family reads this I offer my most sincere condolences.  I found out about her passing because her niece, who also sells on line, was researching a Barsa robe,  that same brand that Sandy spoke of in her interview.  Her neice found the interview read it and was moved to contact me and tell me what had happened.  I am so grateful she did.  I have no doubt that Sandy played a part in this amazing set of coincidences.    I enjoyed Sandy immensely,  hold her in my heart and think of her often.  I like to think of Sandy as my own little vintage lingerie angel.

Lastly,  I'll end on a personal lingerie high note:  One of my adorable chiffon peignoir sets was featured in a vintage clothing blog that was featured in THE NEW YORK TIMES!  The blogger Alexandra used my piece in the post that related the wonderful news.  You can view the blog post here Hello Sunshine and once you do you'll be hooked on Into the Woods  because it's adorable and fabulously professional.   I feel honored that my sweet set was chosen to do the job.

A post script glad news and non-vintage lingerie news is that a vintage flapper hat I offered for sale was purchase by The Smithsonian.  I walked a little taller that day!

It's been a full year where I continue to hone my lingerie photo taking  boudoir skills.  Some things that are in the works:  a gallery showing  of some of the photographs I've taken of women in vintage lingerie and some changes here to the blog - more on that one later.

As I start the new year, I  feel gratitude toward my network of vintage lingerie sellers who I am happy to call friends, AND for the fact that I can do all of this and be paid to do it, to boot.   I am most blessed!  

Until then,

XO,
Kathy

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween 2014

In my household we have two black cats, not just one.  The smallest of the two, Chloe-Zoe is my quality control officer.  She's always interested in keeping our standards high.  Here she is doing a routine inspection.  In honor of Halloween, I'm posting lingerie photos that include  our black cat  who always brings us good luck every time she crosses our path.  Happy Halloween everyone!






Monday, June 9, 2014

Victoria's Secret

When I find relevant dates and/or  historical facts of interest regarding a brand or brand name, I will post it under the brand name listed in the title.  I will update these posts with new information as it becomes available to me.

RN Database: Victoria's Secret, Inc.
Registered Number:  70817
(Victoria's Secret, Inc under company name:  Limited Brands)
RN Database Victoria's Secret Direct, LLC 
Registered Number:  80763
(Victoria's Secret Direct, LLC under company name:  Limited Brands)

The Limited, Inc. History (as provided by Funding Universe)


1982 - The Limited acquired Victoria's Secret

Cacique

When I find relevant dates and/or  historical facts of interest regarding a brand or brand name, I will post it under the brand name listed in the title.  I will update these posts with new information as it becomes available to me.

RN Database: Cacique

Registered Number:  85932


The Limited, Inc. History (as provided by Funding Universe)


1982 - The Limited acquired Lane Bryant, Victoria's Secret
1988 - debuted its own private-label intimate apparel business, Lingerie Cacique

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Baby Doll : The Movie That Set the Trend

Lingerie setting the trend in 1956...fast forward 30+ years..Courtney Love and Grunge. Did you know this  movie popularized the Babydoll  nightgown?  I didn't.  Until I read the blog post from the Huffington Post.  I watched a scene and the trailer and now I want to do more research and write another post or series of posts.  SO much here to consider...