Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summertime at All Things Vintage


It's finally summer and hot, hot, hot in the Bay Area.  I could have gone to the beach today, but decided a better way to spend my Saturday was to visit Claudia and Lucy at my favorite vintage clothing store, All Things Vintage in Oakland.  I love this store because there is always wonderful conversation with Claudia and Lucy and the most beautiful clothes and jewelry, etc. to admire, inspect and buy.  Everyone talks fashion, past and present and I always learn something new about vintage collecting, flea markets and designers.  Today I purchased a beautiful silk hat from the 1920's that I will be wearing this summer.  Claudia and Lucy's store will be closed the month of July, but check their website at for dates they will be open in August.  Visit their store if you can.  Have a wonderful summer and remember to shop vintage and always resale!  Toni

All Things Vintage
Lucy & Claudia, Owners
3506 Woodruff @ MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Toni's Visit to the Oscar de la Renta Show at the de Young Musuem in San Francisco

 How lucky I am to live in the Bay Area and have access to such amazing shows as the Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the de Young in San Francisco.  The dresses spanned several decades and styles.  And unusual for most museums, we were allowed to get very close to the pieces that evoked Spanish, Russian and Eastern themes.  Also enjoyed the red carpet and fashion shows on video throughout the exhibit.  Very nice to see how these exquisite clothes looked on real models.  The show will be at the de Young through May 30th, so go see it if you can.

 American designer Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014) dressing women for modern life

Happy shopping!