I have been so busy lately that I have not had time to post much - but today I received an email from Karen Augusta with a link to her upcoming auction. Fashion and textile auctions make me go fabric crazier than ever as I so appreciate the work of the past as well as current work.
While viewing the catalog this morning, one of many lots that caught my attention is the beautiful blue wool morning coat with floral embroidery. When I see things like this, it is as if someone has just smacked me on the side of the head! Talk about inspiration - I could find so much inspiration with this one garment alone. Such beautiful, restrained work is always a pleasure to view.
Besides the antique textiles, it is always a treat to see the antique and vintage clothing - some of it I remember seeing in magazine new.....I know, that dates me, but what can I say.
It is always a treat to see a 70's Halston dress or a Rudy Gernreich wool bathing suit. No one from my generation will really be able to forget the topless bathing suit that Rudy Gernreich made, will we? Or the paper Campbell's Soup Dress by Andy Warhol.
So take a look at the catalog at www.augusta-auction.com and enjoy the viewing. Meanwhile, I did happen to see a couple of things at this months Bonhams & Butterfields auction that perked me up too...it is a guilty pleasure sometimes but I take pleasure when I can.
Karen's auction is April 29th with previews on the 28th 3-7pm and the 29th from 9am to noon. Too bad it is in New York - but I can enjoy it online anyway.