So I co-wrote this book with the model Crystal Renn and I needed a dress for the party Ford is throwing in Crystal’s honor. (With a TEQUILA sponsoring it and everything.) I went toÂ re/dress in Brooklyn, a new-ishÂ vintage and resale shop catering to size 10+. (Way +. I’d say up to size 28.) I had such a crap day yesterdayÂ (migraine, puking, big fun) and it was the perfect antidote. Seriously, hie your luscious ass there. (Even if it’s a teeny ass. They have cute shoes, bags and jewelry.)
So anyway, I got two resale black dresses (one with a ruffled neckline and blackÂ square beads all around it, the other just a simple shift) for cheapetty-cheap — $13 for the former and $19 for the latter. Got aÂ perfect-condition black leather jacket from the Gap for $26. AndÂ for the book party, got an Abby Z purple moire-effect tie-dye silk dress for $99, tags on, reduced from $289. Hell-o. The staff is awesome — not pushy, but when I asked for input they were opinionated, which I love. (Do not tell me everything looks awesome, salesholes. Everything does not look awesome.) IÂ tried on a pair of black knee-high pointy-toe vinylÂ boots but they were a little too shiny for me. I fear the shiny. Alas, there was only one ’40s-’50s dress (my faveÂ era) I could see, and it was AMAZING but too big. (When does that happen?) The store had this wonderful, inclusive, festive vibe — girls of all sizes and predilections were shopping there and working there. So, big yay.