Thursday, November 18, 2010

As Fate Would Have It: Tina Chow

I am a firm believer in fate and in destiny.  I am especially a firm believer in fate and destiny particularly when it comes to vintage clothing.  You may love something but if it is not fated to be yours, it will not fit.  Unless, of course, you are a collector, then the fit is not of concern and the very idea of someone actually wearing a Balenciaga or a Madame Gres would be enough to give you the heebie jeebies.  

As fate would have it and much to my surprise and delight - well, delight seems too conservative of a word choice - much to my complete joy, RARE vintage is thrilled to have had some amazing collections of Tina Chow's jewelry.

But it is not just the jewelry that gives us delight.  It is the unexpected discovery from one of our RARE vintage blog readers whom, I might add, pointed out to me that our Stephen Sprouse feathered gown was not in fact from the 1980s but the 1990s and who also sent us this image of the large scale wood cuff I recently posted on the blog.  It is the original ad from the New York Times showing the cuff.  Ours did not have the turquoise inlay but I hope to see one day a similar cuff with the inlay.

Thank you to our RARE vintage blog reader who so kindly shared this image with all of us!


  1. Tina Chow is a gem, and a rare find. we know this model's name?

  2. Hi Teri,

    Unfortunately I do not know the name of this piece - maybe there is someone out there who does and would like to share! I will keep you posted!



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