Announcement My favorite model Yu-Wen moved to Vietnam for a year this September! I'll miss her, since she has added so much to my site and we have so much fun together. I've made a slideshow looking back over some fun shoots we've done together and I've added it to the About section of my shop page below for you to enjoy.
My favorite model Yu-Wen moved to Vietnam for a year this September! I'll miss her, since she has added so much to my site and we have so much fun together. I've made a slideshow looking back over some fun shoots we've done together and I've added it to the About section of my shop page below for you to enjoy.
- All 289
- hats/bags/scarves/shoes 65
- sweaters/jackets/coats 33
- antique finery/jewelry 26
- tops/blouses/pants 23
- gowns/maxis/bridal 42
- XS/SMALL dresses/skirts 24
- SMALL/MED dresses/skirts 43
- MED/LARGE dresses/skirts 12
- mens wear 9
- Lingerie/Swim/Loungwear 12
Emmy Kido on Sep 26, 2016
Wonderful antique skirt. Wonderful seller! Will come back!
jakobia99 on Sep 26, 2016
Just so beautiful❤️ Thank you😊 ...Ingrid
Wordsmithey on Sep 15, 2016
Beautiful teal color Mod jacket. Soft silk and a great cut. Nice, accommodating seller. Excellent customer service. Quick shipping. Repeat customer. Thank you.
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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Caroline Hope St. George
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
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.