(Paloma Picasso clutch in gold and black with velvet bow, $365; available at Classic Clutches. Owner Lacey Stevenson, on the right)
It’s time again for A Current Affair (happening on September 24th and 25 in the Penthouse of the Cooper Design Space at 860 South Los Angeles Street). The brainchild of Richard Wainwright (New/Found) and Joey Grana (Scout), A Current Affair Brings together some of the best vintage dealers around, including Siren Vintage, Marie Monsod, Tavin, and Mercy Vintage. You’ll find your designer staples such as Chanel, Lanvin, and Hermes, but the selection is not limited to those pieces. Here we introduce three vendors who are making their premiere this time around. (See the pieces and the portraits after the jump).
(Yarn woven dress from Mexico, $125; available at Prism of Threads. Owner Tracy McCarthy, on the right)
Lacey Stevenson is specializing in clutches with her online store Classic Clutches. Ranging in price from $20 to $650, you can expect everything from genuine alligator pieces to clutches made out of silk, mesh, or raffia.
Inspired by the folklore of the world, Tracy McCarthy’s Prism of Threads has an extensive variety of ethnic pieces, but is not limited to that niche. The common thread: amazing color and patterns. If you’ve been following the Spring 2012 shows, you’ll know that that’ll be a big trend for next summer.
(Black swan sequin suede dress from Erez, ’80s, $325; available at Sainte-Marie Vintage. Owner Sissy Sainte-Marie Chacon, on the right)
Sainte-Marie Vintage already collaborates with one of our other LA vintage favorites, Weltenbuerger, where she has a monthly pop-up. You’ll find everything from ’80s Thierry Mugler jackets to a classic Trifari choker necklace in her repertoire.
A Current Affair takes place on Saturday, September 24, from 6pm – 10pm (there will be a cocktail reception with drinks by Izze, Pama, and Smartwater), and Sunday, September 25 from 11am – 5pm. Admission is $10.