Sunday, July 24, 2011

Indian Bead

Anna Sui dress (last worn HERE). Vintage belt, jewelry, clutch. Valentino espadrilles.
Another green day dress, this one dark & brooding as a rainforest teeming with tree nymphs & faeries. Vintage handmade clutch: individual ivory Indian beads sewn onto silk, interspersed with taupe crystals to form flourishing flora. Envelope shape snaps shut over tiny interior pocket to secrete love letters.
Purse's label reads, Belgium. Perhaps previous owner was a Henry James literary heroine, visiting on her Grand Tour. She probably shopped at a specialty store for a souvenir of her adventure abroad & packed it in a trunk to return to the States. Clutch was forgotten for a century until I discovered it at an estate sale.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous clucth!! Stil dying over those shoes!

    ~Meghan

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