Earlier this month Joe and I attended the first annual Two Point Oh LA Snow Ball. Two Point Oh LA is a fashion bloggers organization established by the sweet Kelsi Smith. Kelsi and I met last year at Unique LA and it's awesome to see the incredible things she's doing with it.
While I don't think I fit into the fashion blogger category, I do love to tag along and play dress-up whenever possible.
For the Snow Ball I decided to take it literal and get my glam on with a full length vintage dress. Heck, Joe even dusted off his tux!
I was so excited to have found this green beauty at Shareen Vintage just days before the event. What made the score even better was that during the pre-purchase inspection (a must for any vintage buy) I noticed a label that had more than the standard "Made in the U.S.A." often found in garments from the past. This one had an official stamp from the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. A google search later and I learned that the ILGWU was established in 1900 in NYC and has since merged into Unite Here, a service based labor union. Even found a nifty little video for a campaign in the 70's to "Look for the union label" when buying garments. Apparently the 60's and 70's were the decades when production overseas ramped up and production quality declined.
It truly is incredible to own a piece that was made here and was so well stitched that I can now enjoy it decades later. Hooray for vintage!