Showing posts with label Houston. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Houston. Show all posts


A Very Birkin Birthday

In the middle of The Vintage Contessa's birthday week a group of her closest friends celebrated over a fabulous lunch in the upstairs private dining area of Benjy's.

An afternoon filled with beautiful ladies, great food, laughter, good wine and a birthday cake in the shape of a Birkin bag - designed by her close and talented friend Elizabeth Harvey. Not only did it look amazing but it was one of the best tasting cakes I have ever had.

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A vintage trunk with so many possibilities...

The Vintage Contessa makes an adventure of shopping for vintage trunks...
While shopping at the an antique show this weekend, I found the most amazing Louis Vuitton Trunks. The first Goyard was from the late 1800’s. It had leather on the rim of the trunk as opposed to metal showing it was an older trunk. The patena was amazingly perfect with the letters VC New York on the side. Oh, if only the price were right, I had designed a complete room around the piece to be used a coffee table, or more appropriately, a piece of art.

Then, the true gem was a vintage custom made Louis Vuitton jewelry case. I am told to have a custom made Louis Vuitton piece designed, it would be in the upwards of $15,000, taking as much as 4 years or possibly more to make. Who cares what gems you put inside of that? Well on second thought, a girl HAS to care about her gems. Where is an oil well when I need one???

Go see the manager at Louis Vuitton in Houston Neiman Marcus, Emily Paull, she is so knowledgeable and can help you create that special one of a kind, LV treasure to last for generations in your family.

We are constantly in search of new trunks and unique pieces. Let us know if you are on the hunt for a vintage piece. On our shopping adventures, we will direct our efforts to personal shopping for pieces for you. These are special items from The Vintage Contessa’s inventory. If you don’t see pieces on the site, please call us to make an appointment to come by the store in Houston, on Richmond. We are happy to meet with you so you can touch, feel and try all the goodies for yourself.

Audrey was picture perfect with her Louis Vuitton trunks. I have also been told she carried the LV Louis Vuitton and we have shown pictures of her carrying a speedy. I have to think if Audrey found it fashionable, it must be pretty timeless…


Vail/Beaver Creek Style

The Vintage Contessa's favorite style picks for an effortless, glamorous summer in Colorado.

August is here. In Houston everyone is trying to escape the heat. Fortunately we were able to run away to a great adventure in Beaver Creek and Vail, CO for the month of July.
The weather was cooperative to the point you could actually wear what was shown on the fashion pages for summer style. A sweater at night, great summer scarves to accessories, hats to block the heat of the day and LOTS of accessories.

It was surprising what a difference a few added accessories would make to a basic summer pallet of white. One night while entertaining a few friends for dinner, serving Rob’s catch from a fishing trip in Alaska just 2 days prior, I opted for a basic white t shirt and white pants. When the summer evening shower came through with a temperature drop of 10 degrees, I added a lace scarf and linen newsboy hat. Tricia and Jen both said, you changed and look so dressed up now. How odd is that, what a difference two accessories make???

I get so excited to see the transformation simple dress by adding a few great accessories. Of course adding a Birkin bag to anything will make any ensemble just that much better. My precious friend, Jen, a talented and amazingly soulful jewelry designer who lives part time in Hawaii, London and Vail ( not a bad gig if you can book it) is now the proud owner of an amazingly coveted Vintage Contessa Birkin. She is precious from the get go, but I am in love with the look with the new Birkin… What do you think?

And my very outgoing local celebrity from the Vail Valley, Tricia, was on hand for every day at the Antique Show rocking her looks. The scarf in her hair and the Chanel belt bag is so fresh and fun. Of course her personality would make a burlap bag look great. She is a living doll.

And with that I offer our final fun pic of our antique shows in the mountains. My precious girlfriends and me (on the far right) wearing fun. Because after all, isn’t that the best accessory of all???

These are a few of my favorite style picks for summer in Colorado.