My mind is so foggy, so I cannot remember the blogger who mentioned this challenge (aaaahhhkkk, need a diary!) but I absolutely love the idea of re-finding goods in your closet and using them.
I have chosen for a vintage coat I have bought early spring 2008. I think it is the right season to use the coat, and flaunt its gorgeousness around ;P
Vintage items have become more and more fashionable for the last couple of years. Although I love the idea of recycling and reducing your carbon footprint (by buying less clothes), I still do not like the musty smelling shops that are to be in synch with vintage clothes shops.
If I do want to buy vintage, I head to posher vintage shops, or buy online (and check the desciption in order if they are not smelling like mothballs or such).
I cannot remember where I bought this coat (my alzheimerish memory), but I was absolutely charmed by it when I saw it online. It was a vintage Givenchy coat (or claimed to be) in a gorgeous wine colour, and had these sixties era sleeves...ohhh...
I still do not know if it is the real thing, but I like to think so. It did not break the bank, I paid around $100 (something I do remember-money related things). It came in an good condition, except for a bit of vintagy smell. I kind of left in in the closet for 7 or more months, and a week ago I decided to wear this, and brought it to the drycleaners. Voilla, the smell was gone, and a beautiful coat emerged.
Here is the close-up of the Givenchy label. It is supposed to be 60s Givenchy "nouvelle boutique".