Friday, October 21, 2011

Copy Cat

thrifted this silk crepe tiger print dress by John Mulqueen at Salvation Army on family day. Whenever I thrift a designer or label I don't know I love to investigate it's backstory - basically, did I just score an original historical treasure that I can sell for millions on ebay?  Not quite. According to this People Magazine article from 1981 it turns out John Mulqueen was merely a 'copy cat' that would pump out designer collections for a fraction of the price to department stores.  There was no shame in his game and John Mulqueen or "Fast Jack" made a fortune copying designers from Yves Saint Laurent to Armani. WHO KNEW!? Now we both do.

It didn't hit me until I was getting dressed that I had the perfect matching bag. Not just perfect, identical tiger print.  My mom thrifted this Sondra Roberts tiger print tote from Goodwill months ago and like a caring giving mother would do she sent it to me in the mail instead of keeping it for herself.  This is how I know that I am not yet ready for motherhood. Alright, this is not the only reason, but you get the point.

Oh yea, I'm really in love with my new glasses. I got them from the street and they make me feel sophisticated/allow me to snort-laugh without being questioned. Anyone who wears glasses automatically gets to snort-laugh without being questioned. You didn't know? I actually do need glasses but after wearing "coke-bottles"  through my youth I opt for extra strength contacts and non-perscription frames, i.e. Clark Kent.

dress - thrifted; tote - thrifted; shoes - thrifted; jacket - ebay; ring/bracelets - thrifted

Photos by Jason Miller

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  1. Fabulous look! You don't see tiger print that often but it looks great.

    Goodwill Huntingg

  2. I love the print. It looks great paired with your large lapel jacket.


  3. I love this look. I've been so obsessed with animal prints lately. I think I've thrifted at least five different leopard or cheetah print items in the last two weeks!

    I'm so glad I found your blog!



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