6 posts categorized "Brown U"

Raindate is May 3rd! Urban Vintage Bazaar Spring Fashion Event 2014 (Fashion at Brown)


Carmen & Ginger Opens Shop at The Arcade Providence RI

It's that time of year again!  
Carmen & Ginger 
is hosting 
The Urban Vintage Bazaar

Saturday 3 May 2014*

Brown University Campus
Multipurpose Room, Lower Level, 75 Waterman Street
10 - 6 pm
18 Vendors
in collaboration with 
Fashion at Brown Fashion Week Spring 2014 

Click on the following link for directions & additional information:

Urban Vintage Bazaar SPRING FASHION EVENT 2014

*due to rain in the forecast the event was moved to the scheduled rain date of May 3, 2014 

xx ~ Michelle

How To Answer The Man in The Grey Suit

1940s vintage gray wool dress bead embroidery button detail

1940s vintage gray wool dress bead embroidery button detail (4)

1940s vintage gray wool dress bead embroidery button detail (2)

1940s vintage gray wool dress bead embroidery button detail (7)

This sexy 1940s number will debut in our booth at The Urban Vintage Bazaar this Saturday afternoon.  If for some strange reason it happens to return home with me, look for it later this month in the shop. 
It reminds me of the infamous Charles James dress Angelina Jolie wore in The Tourist which I wrote about earlier this year...Angelina, if you like it, send me an email.

xx ~ Michelle

Urban Vintage Bazaar~~It's Today!!!

Urban Vintage Bazaar November 5 2011 Brown University

Date:  Saturday 5 November 2011
Time:  Noon - 4:00pm
Where: Faunce Hall ~ Intersection of Brown & Waterman Streets ~
(Use 75 Waterman Street for GPS)
Brown  University ~ East Side ~ Providence, RI
Admission:  Free!
Who:  Open to students & the public

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See you there!!!



xx ~ Michelle


In light of the fact that 49 of the US states has snow reported, I thought I would share some family photos & our obsession with a certain vintage fur hat:

I want that hat!

"I want that hat, I'm going to grab it when she looks the other way. . .The Sartorialist  would love this, it's all he's posting now that New York finally has some real weather . . . "

She wears it well

"You can take my picture, but now I'll have to kill you . . ."

I look fabulous!

"Oh come on, you know it looks much better on me!"

Cousin It! 

"Oh well, it's Mommy's anyway!"

vintage Shepards Department Store mink hat

This great vintage fur hat is from the late Shephard's Department Store, which was the place to shop in Providence, RI back in the day . . . according to this article, it was the place to shop in New England.  It was a beautiful old~world style store, here are some photographs I found:

Westminster St. Providence Shepherd Bldg.

These photographs were taken rather recently, sadly I couldn't find any old b&w photographs to share.  I'm sure they're out there, I hope they are . . .


My DH (who is just a few years my senior) remembers driving to Providence for a day of shopping.  It was a big deal.  They wore their Sunday best, everyone was dressed: gentlemen in suits, or at the very least, shirt & tie, and the ladies wore dresses or suits, with matching handbags & gloves . . . a far cry from what you see at the mall today (not that I go to the mall, you know my disdain for it . . . but having a 7 year old little lady, at times one must concede . . . )

(photos courtesy of Joukowsky Institute Home)

The famous "Shepards Clock"

"Meet me under the clock!"

Everyone knew exactly what & where you meant, and this expression is practically a legend around here . . . thus, our adoration of "the hat" . . . I think I'm going to keep it.



xx ~ Michelle


June. The month for brides and graduates. . .and in this house we have a

.Vintage grad photo3 GRADUATE!!!

Our little girl graduated from Kindergarden last Friday!!  I don't know what has happended to me but I have turned into the biggest mush bucket on the planet!  Can anyone out there relate??  I have resorted to stashing mini packets of tissues everywhere & to purchasing water proof mascara~~aka tar for eyelash enhancement!

100_2594 You keep smiling sweetie, only 12 more years to go!!

100_2623 Sorry about the photo quality~~the lighting in the school gym left little to be desired!!

MEANDMYDAD Daddy's so proud!!


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100_2642 Followed by a visit to JOHNNY ROCKETS to celebrate!!!

Thanks, Mom!!

Next, how about a bit of SHOE SHOPPING??!!  And a visit to Brown University Book Store??!! 


100_2646 Now you'll have even more time to read!


xx ~ Michelle