As you may have gathered, I have become rather smitten with the born and bred US label American Apparel. I have the utmost admiration for fashion brands who despite everything have kept their design and production in the country where the label was originally created. I don't know what made me click on a link called "Vintage" on their website a few days ago.. And I am awfully glad I did - I completely fell in love! In addition to their own branded goods they also offer an amazing selection of vintage pieces, all hand picked from all parts of the World by their design team.
The item I decided to purchase is a 1980's pure silk short-sleeved blouse by the now extinct American label "Anna & Frank". The blouse is such amazing quality, basically like new. The material is so luxurious and the fit is perfect - I cannot wait to go back for more! I keep wondering who has worn the top before (it looks so good there is a possibility that it has never been worn but for some weird reason I do hope it has been shown some love before me!), what she did for living, was she happy? Well, this I will never know but what I do know is that the blouse has made its new owner very happy indeed! :-)