Last Wednesday I was off to one of my favorite vintage shops, Screaming Mimi’s, to celebrate the launch of Bob Mackie’s new collection of notebooks hosted by my girl Sammy Davis of Sammydavisvintage.com. I was so excited to see the new line of Bob Mackie notebooks and try my luck in winning one of his vintage runway dresses that was displayed at the Screaming Mimi’s window! When I arrived I was bombarded by the smell of delicious cupcakes and the best scenery of the most beautiful vintage pieces. I was in pure heaven! Sammy did her thing spreading vintage love as we all munched on cupcakes over champagne. The Bob Mackie notebooks were gorg and reminded me so much of the Great Gatsby. They were displayed next to Bob’s sketches that I wanted to take home so bad lolol. I actually wanted to take everything home. Screaming Mimi’s is trouble for a vintage lover like myself. I had just visited the day before the event and bought a pair of springolators from them that were on major sale. I planned to have the sole restored but couldn’t wait and wore them for the event! I also wore my vintage Bob Mackie poodle brooch that was gifted to me at the showroom just a few days before. It was so perfect that I got to support both brands at once for this event. I went drenched in vintage in a 1950s brocade shirt dress, vintage hat and purse set, my leucite springolators, and vintage gems. It was the perfect outfit for the perfect event. I met so many wonderful people (one of them being Lynn Yaeger!) and got to see so many of my friends. Even better, I got to enjoy the whole event with my favorite person in the world, my mom!
Classic car sighting on Bond Street!
When you attend a Bob Mackie event at a vintage store like Screaming Mimi’s, you wear vintage!
My vintage brocade dress is from one of my favorite Manhattan Vintage vendors “What was is vintage” where I found this dress, 2 swimsuits, and 1 playsuit that are some of my most prized vintage pieces.The dress has beautiful neutral metallic colorway that made it so easy for me to accessorize. My vintage earrings match my vintage brooch which also matches my vintage hat and purse! Don’t you just love it when an outfit just works?
My new awesome vintage Bob Mackie poodle brooch! I was so ecstatic when they gifted it to me!!!I bought this vintage hat and purse set about a year ago and am so glad I finally put it to use! It is so amazing!
Here are the vintage springolators I coveted at Screaming Mimi’s the day before. Can you believe these are my first pair?!They have a leucite heel adorned with little crystals!Off to the event! I spy a beautiful Bob Mackie dress and a gorgeous Sammy D! There she is! Sammy Davis is a friend of mine who has an awesome vintage blog dedicated to spreading vintage love around the globe by helping sellers learn how to sell vintage, how to buy vintage, and how to market their vintage businesses. The girl is a machine and was also a host of the Bob Mackie event! Me and Abby girl! I love this girl so much I almost went to jail for her. No, seriously lol. Me and the beautiful Jenelle! She’s a power publicist but overall such a wonderful person. I am so glad to have met her and she looked great at the event! Hayyyyy! Cupcakes galore! Bob Mackie books, portraits, and new notebooks! I have this book and it’s INCREDIBLE. Can I haz everything? Better yet, I want the outfit in the sketch too! I am in love with that handsome man in the black suit, is he single? I want to wear this blue number to my next wedding, can we make this happen? Goody bags!!! Screaming Mimi’s always has amazing displays! Love those yellow vintage shoes! Full house! Sammy doing spreading the love in an awesome vintage corset and pallazo pants! You go girl!My friend Chris looked like a pretty pinup in her Karen Millen circle skirt and Bob Mackie sequins shirt by the talented Philip Estrada! I want a T-shirt so bad! Love those vintage glasses and lipstick heels too girl!
Laura Willis, the mastermind behind the most amazing vintage shop in NYC, Screaming Mimi’s! She is such an awesome woman, let me tell you..I absolutely loved her! She was so personable and so kind to everyone at the event. Plus she has killer style! So happy my girls Sunny and Stephanie made it to the event! They looked gorge! My momma and I! She’s my ride or die <3 Chris, Derek, and Steph-lova! Love them! I love this photo of Sammy and my mom! So adorbs! My mom looked so lovely in her Bettie Page Alika circle dress and her patent leather Karen Millen purse. My mom is such a babe! oh you know…just looking I swear. SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SKIRT but…I am moving soon so I had to take it as a loss. Love this vintage tribal style dress. I’d wear it with tribal neon accessories! More vintage goodness. Mod Podge mannequin heads! CANDY! I want it all. This too.. Cute vintage shoes I wish my feet were small enough to fit in. Damn Barbie feet. My favorite girls <3Beautiful couple, Ryan and Philip <3. I absolutely adore them! Philip is the talented designer behind Chris’s Bob Mackie shirt and the one he is wearing!
I am so happy I got to formally meet Lynn Yaeger! Her friend was so lovely as well! I always see Lynn shopping on the cross streets of soho and have always admired her authenticity and originality. You can tell her style is genuinely herself. Alice, Kesha, and I <3. Such lovely and talented ladies!Sammy and her friend Derek! He had us all laughing up a storm with his fun personality.My dolls <3Stephanie looked gorg in this yellow peplum dress!
Meet Alice and the Screaming Mimi’s poster child Monty!
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