Bodaciously Yours Vintage On She’s A Betty!


I was about to write a rant about the return of “Project Runway,” but then I was diverted–I simply could not be more delighted! It is time once again to break out the Krug! My beautiful sheer silk black Ungaro dress is featured on She’s A Betty, selected by one of the moderators of Specialist Auctions! The link is here:

for November 16, 2007. (There is also a dress on the bottom left from my dear friend Viviene of Born Too Late Vintage.)

This exquisite dress is labeled a size 14 US, but it will fit a size 16 easily, and is perfect worn over a frilly slip or even as an overdress!

It has a bib front with pintucks, and buttons all the way up.

Speaking of breaking out the Krug, your faithful correspondent shall be making a rare live appearance on January 17 here in the most glorious city in the world! Stay tuned for details…I know that you are simply slavering at the thought!


Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog

Yours Truly Is Featured In She’s A Betty!


Yes, it is true! My lovely black lightweight wool/rayon coat, size XXL (perfect three season weight) is pictured in today’s Vintage Finds! You can see it at:

It is currently residing in my store. However, I am here in my fabulous (featured in Architectural Digest) oceanfront mansion, as I said in my previous entry, overseeing the closing of the house for the winter. More than that need not be said now. Save that Bucky is spending a lot of time hiding in the bedroom. Household chaos is not to his taste.

But thanks so much to She’s A Betty for their excellent taste!

Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog

Five Things You Did Not Know About Moi

I was tagged by She’s A Betty for the “Five things you didn’t know about me” meme.

I have never participated in a meme before, but why not? I don’t even know what it is.

Here’s how it works, apparently:
1) Get tagged
2) Post a list of five things about yourself that your blog readers don’t know
3) Tag other people

So, five things:

1. My mother burned her, my and my sisters’ birth certificates. So, I have no idea when I was born. Because Mama insisted on not aging, I had to remain eleven years old for ten years. (Fortunately, we moved several times.) Perhaps that was why I became obsessed with fashion. Wearing pigtails and frilly dresses looks rather odd when you are tall and busty, unless someone is paying you to do so
2. I have been paid to do so
3. I despise green beans, mixed vegetables, and string beans
4. I exercise, but I refuse to say where, how much, and when
5. I have a doppelganger, a pathetic woman with a name similar to mine, but we couldn’t be more unalike. She has been known to perform onstage (ugh), sometimes wearing men’s clothing (words fail me).
I gather this creature will be doing a show, “Pointless Rebellion,” at some flea-trap on New York’s Lower East Side in March. As if I would ever set FOOT in such a place!

I tag Captain Great, Shaz, Maureen, Heather, and Suzy.

Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog