Thank you to everyone who came to last week’s sale and picked up a bargain. I had the best time: it was a wonderful reminder of what it’s like when you have a shop full of happy customers and they’re buying great stock at below-cost prices. So good and now I have a few thousand pieces less in my stockroom. I also loved seeing your pics on social media.
Today, as I went through the left overs and started to pack up I was stunned with what was left: a ’60s Burberry trench coat, a ’60s Miss Dior jacket, silk chiffon floral ’20s tea dresses, ’30s hand-embroidered silk underwear, enough tuxedos to remake all of Fred Astaire’s greatest movies: why weren’t these $10 pieces sold? I can only imagine it was because you had already had your fill and found all the items you wanted. Sorry if you missed it: you missed out. It was the personification of all those “heaven” dreams, or at least mine.
The good news is that the fabulous pieces that are left – along with more of my private collection – are being bundled into lots and will be going into a second auction at Steve Graham’s in April – stay tuned for full details when they’re available.
Big thanks to the wonderful ladies who helped me sort stock, set up and staff the sale – Rachel, Anniene, Nicole, Kristen, Rachel, Maggie and Becky. It was a pleasure to work with you all, and I hope we can do so again. I had so much fun and couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for supporting what I do.
This week I took a couple of days off, and am now catching up with everything and packing up the stock. I’m continuing my move into the new studio, which is a long and not particularly fun task but once it’s done it will be great – I’ll still be here at Mitchell House (I love it here and am very happy) but in the room next door, and will be available by appointment.
Can you believe it’s a year since “Style is Eternal” came out? It makes a great Christmas present in case you don’t already have a copy….and to celebrate I admitted defeat and accepted that pink really is my natural hair colour. Thanks Jay for making it great again.
Here’s the back – from Jay’s instagram. Jay has a beautiful Art Deco hair salon across the hall from Circa.
Ah, luscious pink curls, how I’ve missed you.