Tucked away in the warehouse district of Gardenia (just off the 110, south of El Segundo) is the most amazing treasure box!! 55 Thousand Dresses is the most amazing place ever. This gentleman, Paul started collecting dresses for his wife in the 1950’s, and over time as they shared life, parenthood, and their mutual love of dancing, they have collected over 55,000 dresses.
Well, they have opened the collection to the public, not only to see it, but to BUY it!!
I contacted them a little over a week ago, and scheduled to visit today (I’m in LA all week for various reasons). It was amazing. I’m not one to be overwhelmed, but I was extremely overwhelmed!!! I honestly really looked seriously at skirts, merely because I need another day to look at dresses. Which is going to happen in a few weeks!
Some photos from today (and I think they are going to post some on their website or their Facebook page as well):
This is mainly skirts:
Racks and racks of dresses:
I purchased 3 skirts (I wanted so many more!! But we had several more places to shop, and tomorrow is downtown LA) and was gifted one by Paul, it’s in need of some serious TLC, but I have grand plans!
The skirts I purchased:
What I wore today:
Dress: Calvin Klein (I just realized I wore this last Tuesday!!)
Shoe: Strassed Louboutin
I highly highly recommend that if you can, send an inquiry and go visit this treasure trove!! 55 Thousand Dresses They are open on Mondays by appointment, and watch their website for upcoming “open house” events. Costuming, proms, black tie, even amazing wedding dresses!!! From Vintage to 90’s, it’s there. Just amazing. I’m still excited about it!!
I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. I haven’t ever addressed this on my blog, but I blog because I want to, there is no monetary compensation involved. This was an experience I arranged and decided I HAD to share it with everyone!!!
Have a wonderful week, I’ll try to take time to share some of my other purchases this week as well!
Until next time,
I just have to share my little chuckle this morning.(and my OMG WE ARE GOING TO DIE IN THE RUBBLE moment!) I’m going through and editing comments (approving, keeping track of entries for my giveaway, etc), and I realize I have over 50 “comments” in my spam box. Really REALLY funny comments!
Have you, as a blogger, ever read the “spam” comments? I’m very thankful that WordPress filters these, but I am also happy they leave them for me to delete, as reading them, it’s HILARIOUS!!!
I’m not going to post any here, as from what I understand, that just creates more spam. But it really gave me a chuckle this morning.
For my OH MY GOD WE ARE GOING TO DIE IN THE RUBBLE moment, we had a 4.1 earthquake about 20-25 miles from the house this morning. My husband said it was a sonic boom (as I’m running for the doorjam half screaming, Oh my God it’s an earthquake!!) and proceeded to teach all 4 children about sonic booms this morning. Of course once I fired up the computer and Facebook was sitting right there, all I see is “earthquake!!” on my feed from half my friends (the ones who live in the same area). I’m just thankful it wasn’t a BIG one. I remember back in the 90’s, we had those two back to back in the same day. 29 Palms, and then Big Bear, within a few hours of each other. I was fairly young then, and I pretty much refused to go in the house for a while. I have an overactive imagination, so even being outside, I was imagining the ground opening up and swallowing me whole. Aw, youth! (although, that movie 2012? it TOTALLY supports my theory!! I mean we LIVE nearly on the San Andreas fault line!!) *sigh* I lived in tornado alley for years, and even when the sirens went off, I never freaked out that much, but the slightest rumble makes me completely week in the knees!!
I suppose now I need to finish getting ready and take pictures to post my outfit of the day! I have one of my favorite dresses on today, it’s totally vintage. I’m going to force my toes into my favorite Jimmy Choo’s as well, I only have to walk from the house to the car, and the car to my oldest’s recital. And then back to car and home. Soooo, yeah.
It’s going to be a beautiful day out!
Until next time,