Let’s Talk About Pure Vintage Authenticity

If you’ve spent a moment fretting about what is and isn’t vintage or have been aghast to see items in major retail stores labeled as vintage, you’ll want to listen to a new podcast. Eric Miller discusses vintage and authenticity with Massachusetts dealer Jane Hudson, North Shore Flea promoter Melissa Sands and Jon Jenkins of Jenkins Promotions. You can […]

Gaultier at DMA: From Sidewalk to Catwalk

Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion world is rebellious, revolutional, and to some extent, revolting. These flashy, funky, decadent garments, by eliciting comments from viewers, annotate and challenge our societal views of self-expression through fashion – whether it is about injecting feminism into masculinity for boy toys with kilts, skirts or bra cups, or fetish leather suit with suggestive bondage and sex staging, or print patches of religious iconography/the Eiffel Tower or tattoo-like; loom large his personal statements. And his idiosyncrasy overwhelms both visual elements and sartorial achievements such as textural layers of plain or graphic or seamless assembly of different material as if they were organically grown together.

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show Reports The Highest Attendance Ever For Its 17th Annual Event

US Antique Shows , a major producer of antique shows in North America, reported the highest attendance ever, with a 38 percent increase over last year’s event, at its 17th Annual Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show which took place at The Paris Hotel Las Vegas from June 2-5th. The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry […]

Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Exhibition Exploring the Fascinations of North African Jewelry

For thousands of years, North Africa, a region that comprises the modern nations of Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Egypt, has been a crossroads for trade and the transmission of cultural influences from the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. This exhibition explores the richly diverse artistic heritage of North Africa through the presentation of […]