Second-Time Around, or third, forth and so on...............................................
It has finally happened! Re-Use, Re-Cycle has finally become fashionable in the world of fashion and beyond; And, why not.
As a former fashion make-up artist I find myself admiring the meticulous finished product. I am certain that in any creative pursuit, the outcome is all in the details. That is why I became a collector.
My appreciation for, and knowledge of the pedigree of elegant high fashion accessories, fanciful items and vintage collectibles will provide you with a glimpse into the past. The workmanship evident in items made of Vintage Plastics, Bakelite, Lucite, Art Glass, Ceramics and Vintage Bead-Work is exceptional and difficult to find in today’s market.
I began by collecting Murano Art Glass. I realized that what I admired and fell in love with was the creativity, craftsmanship and exacting quality evident in these art pieces. Each and every work is unique. It is this uniqueness that captures the imagination. I looked at everything I came upon through a different lens. An unassuming cosmetic compact case became a work of art. A luminous Murano art glass vase captured points of light; vintage costume jewelry necklace strands and Bakelite bangles became garlands of elegant color.
There is room for kitsch, fun and fashion. More serious pieces remind us of an era when individuality was expressed with panache in an array of great accessories, and household wares were fanciful and reflected the culture of the times.
I have selected all the pieces you find in my shop because they are small masterpieces and have the intricate "detail" and caprice to make the old new again. Passion, design and classic images are timeless.
Thank you for visiting Old Luxe.