Friday, February 7, 2014

THRIFTED: Cafe Terrace At Night.




This vintage dress is possibly one of my most exciting thrift finds to date.  I remember plucking it off of the rack at a local thrift store and squealing with delight, as I imagined promptly leaving the store and heading directly for the Netherlands, where Vincent Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night (1888) lives in the Kröller-Müller Museum.  Alas, I still have not seen this fantastic painting in person (which, coincidentally is not signed by the artist), but I spent an afternoon with the Van Gogh pair at MoMA, reveling in the swirls and undulations of the paintings and my outfit.



Dress: Thrifted
Tights: Joe Fresh
Boots: Delman
Bracelet: Vintage Givenchy (via Goodwill)

Photos by Kathy Paciello; Cafe Terrace image via prweb.com.

37 comments:

  1. I've just discovered your blog today and spent many hours perusing the archives. I love what you do - GENIUS. You look perfect in all your outfits and you've introduced me to some new artists today. Thanks for daring to bring more art into everyone's lives.

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  4. Looking fantastic in this dress. Thrifted is even better. Being Dutch myself I can show you similar dresses with art by famous painters on them. They are made in honour of the Rijksmuseum re-opening. But you would have to search for second hand as well as they are quite expensive to buy. Just to have a look a them, here is a link. Enjoy.
    (i found you through Sacramento.)
    Greetje
    http://www.ladress.com/en/t/categories/art-dresses

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    1. Oh my goodness, these are fantastic. I am so glad you showed them to me but at the same time sad because now I want one!!! How wonderful! Thank you!

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