Friday, September 30, 2011

GlamAmor at September's A Current Affair


There is no doubt about it...this edition of the boutique vintage extravaganza A Current Affair (ACA) was by far the best one yet.  It was the biggest show, with more vendors than ever before who all brought their most incredible pieces.  It was also the busiest show, with crowds flooding the Cooper Design Space penthouse from the opening Saturday night to the end on Sunday.  The word has clearly gotten out and designers, stylists, bloggers, manufacturers, vintage aficionados, and fashionistas all spent a blissful weekend with us meeting, mingling, and--most importantly--shopping.  It was such a rush of activity that I couldn't capture as many photos as I normally would, but I did manage to take some before and after the biggest flurries of activity.  I have such admiration and affection for Richard Wainwright and Joey Grana, co-founders of ACA, along with all the other exhibitors at the show.  These photos give you some sense of their talent and the artistry within each of the curated collections.  As I've mentioned before, what every vendor has in common is the high quality of their clothing and the respect that what we're selling is truly art.

If you missed this show, fear not...the Holiday edition of A Current Affair takes place the weekend of December 3rd and 4th at the Cooper penthouse once again.  Hope to see you there!




Art installations at Cooper



Site specific art installation by Edith Abeyta for A Current Affair



Joey Grana, ACA co-founder and owner of Scout, puts finishing touches 
on the autumnal vintage exhibit curated by Wren designer Melissa Coker



Welcome to GlamAmor!


GlamAmor Original:  1950s inspired Dior Gray silk dupioni fit and flare dress by GlamAmor, 
Guess blood red patent leather platform peeptoe slingbacks, Oroton blood red leather purse (not shown), 
red merino wool J. Crew cardigan (seen in other pics), crystal necklace custom made for GlamAmor, silver hoop earrings







Cover from California Apparel News profiling GlamAmor at the California Market Center





Purchased GlamAmor items included this 1960s fuschia silk car coat and
a 1950s blood red frame bag by a friend of Marisa Tomei's (below left)



Richard Wainwright, ACA co-founder and owner of New/Found
always brings the most elegant designer clothes, accessories, and jewelry to the show










Edith's Daughter (above) and Classic Clutches









Color and texture from New/Found (above) and Nyali...






Sunday brought fashionable guests Leah and Mary from Fabulous on a Budget 
who did video interviews around the show



Mary coveting this incredible faux tiger coat from Tavin



Sunday shoppers at GlamAmor



A future fashionista

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the beaded dresses

XOXO,

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Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!

Sandra at Debutante Clothing said...

So bummed I missed it. It looks like it was an amazing show. I'll be there in December though!!

Kimberly said...

It was a great show! Looking forward to seeing you in December, Sandra!

Kay said...

Oh, Kimberly! I have to say that your booth was, without exception, the most organized and attractive (of course, I may be a bit biased!). Orange hangtags, color groupings, neat hanging, gorgeous mirror and mood-altering poster...it's all brilliantly marketed. And, to boot, the goods are fabulous! Great, great job, my friend!
Admiringly,
Kay

www.moviestarmakeover.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Thank you so much, Kay! I take a lot of pride in my merchandising, where I package and present my vintage collection as if it was brand new clothing. People also often mistake GlamAmor's clothes for brand new and designed by me since I choose non-designer pieces of the highest quality that can be worn in a modern way. I have to say, it's great fun to watch this new shopping niche--boutique vintage--evolve and grow with GlamAmor and other vintage vendors that I deeply respect. A lot of hard work, but so rewarding and such fun!

Amber said...

Very cool blog! love the choice of clothing you've compiled. Cheers

http://www.forelyse.com

Kimberly said...

Thanks Amber!

AdoreVintage.com said...

OOo I just noticed you posted pics from my booth! Oh it's so shabby in comparison to yours, lol! I won't be selling at the Dec show, but will be attending to peruse the wares ^_^

Thanks for posting pics Kimberly!

xoxo
Rodellee

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