Warm Up With My Red Hot Sale

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 1729 Sales


Warm Up With My Red Hot Sale

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1729 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Caroline Hope St. George

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Caroline Hope St. George

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Vintage lime green formal Lanvin with bad stains all over the front....$350 hmm...I don't think so
This colorful diamond patchwork dress reminds me of my multi colored vintage 70s leather and knit jacket...Ai was drawn to it like a fly...I love the outrageousness of 70s fashion
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Blogging My Own Exhibition On Etsy

Thank goodness, by running Last Dance Vintage on Etsy like I would use a blog allows me a way to use my curatorial training and express my artistic energies on a daily basis. And how lucky I am that I can endlessly indulge in my lifetime obsession: collecting vintage clothing. I developed this madness early on while I was a cash poor fashion conscious teen growing up in the 1970s in Manhattan, and have never stopped since. Now, when I am on the search for finds, I am thinking through the process of listing it on Etsy: how a piece evokes a certain period in fashion history, how I can creatively style it for a photo shoot, and what distinctive features it possesses that I will highlight in it's description.

I always thought I would end up a museum curator, but despite earning a PhD. in Folklore/Folklife with a focus on Performance Studies and Material Culture, it never happened. I think I am just too much of an independent spirit to follow the protocol required by a museum. Instead, every time I list a piece of fashion in my Etsy shop, I approach it like I am writing up a label for my own gallery exhibition. What could be better: I have my own ongoing exhibition by running an Etsy shop! I love the creative process involved in photo shoots as I explore different ways that I can "make art" while displaying fashion.

Plus, unlike the objects in a museum, my exhibition entries get to keep moving through the world! I get so much satisfaction from finding just the perfect destination for the garments I have discovered. I love sending fashion all over the USA and all around the world, and knowing that it is embarking on a whole new chapter somewhere wonderful! What could be better: I practically feel like a world traveler through the sales that I make in my shop!

How lucky I am that, thanks to Etsy, I can do all this out of the comfort of my home! I live in a rambling stone house built in the 1920s and the sleeping porch is my photo studio. My teenage son, Chris, is a good photographer, and I should add, a very good sport. He offers a non judgmental eye and puts up with my model antics. Thankfully, he is willing to pull out the camera at random moments when the light is just right. I treasure the times when he gets into the spirit of the shoot and we have fun together. As for all those tiny vintage dresses? My invaluable model Yu-Wen is not only beautiful, but a track star and a size 2. What would I do without her?


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Last updated on October 29, 2013
I love learning, collecting and giving. I guess that's sort of how I view my Etsy store. The goal of my shop is to share my discoveries and help you find the perfect gift, for yourself or for someone else, for a price that you can afford.

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I accept PayPal, credit cards, checks or money order. If you cannot pay within three days, please contact me. I will hold items for you for a week. Communication is key!
Please note that heavy or bulky items, like a heavy winter coat or wedding gown, will have a higher shipping cost. I refund any shipping overages of over $2.00. I often run international free shipping promotions, so check back often, especially if you are an international customer!

I really appreciate the USPS and have not had any problems with them.

All domestic orders are shipped via USPS priority mail. You can expect your item within 2-3 days of shipment. Any weekend orders will be shipped the following Monday.

International orders will be shipping First Class Air Mail. The shipping time varies based on each countries customs. Some countries take longer than others but it typically takes 2 -3 weeks.

If you would prefer a different mode of shipping, just ask. We are happy to work with you, but please understand there will be a price difference.
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I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. Please convo me if you have any questions, concerns, or problems. If you are unhappy with a purchase, we can work out a return or an exchange. Please don't leave negative or neutral feedback before letting me know if you are unhappy with an item!