Friday, August 21, 2009

Disco Stu


Oh sequins - the love of my life and bane of my existence.


Well, they're mostly the love of my life but some of the prices I see sequin jackets going for on eBay is just insane and kind of hurts my soul. I mean seriously, you found that jacket for $12 at a thrift store and now you're asking for $200? How the hell do you sleep at night?

Pics from 00888, Face Hunter and Jak & Jil.

25 comments:

WendyB said...

They sleep better knowing they bought low and sold high! It's whatever the market will bear, especially on eBay. You just have to keep trying. Don't forget to snipe!

diane said...

I loved the sequined jacket that Madonna took out of "Roberta's" closet in Desperately Seeking Susan. The jacket in the last pic reminds me of it. Sweet.

Miss Woo said...

haha, the title give me the lolz. There can NEVER be too much sequins in the world.

Twobreadsplease said...

Obviously, instead of sleeping, she rolls around in a big pit of money instead. Goddd, i love sequins, check out Sophie Hulme for the most beautiful sequin backpacks EVER. xx

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I want! I heard H&M has new sequin leggings for $20...I need to get to H&M!

Damsels said...

i know exaclty what you mean . ive been trying like crazy to see if i can thirft something like this .. no luck:(

lydia said...

ah, they are the love of my life too. i see something sequin-y and i'm severely tempted to buy it on the spot.

that girl's silver shirt is to die for.

psh, 200 bucks for a sequined jacket? crazy.

Margaux. said...

I don't think I'd ever wear one, but sequined blazers are just gorgeous!

The Magic Doll said...

Hey Isabel, aren't you just loving that gansta stud bracelet on the 2nd photo down?

R. said...

After seeing Martin Gore's amanzing suit, I've been dying to have some sequins in my closet (and on my body). I love that silver dress.

dearilou said...

Oo, those are lovely. I have a couple of sequin tops, but they are short sleeved and the sequins cut up the underside of my arms. A long sleeve top would be so cute.

issye margaretha kamal said...

what a cool photos . i love your blog .

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Andie said...

oooo sequins!
and i guess theyre just trying to make a living, yknow, since sequins are on high demand right now, thats life i guess... LIFE SUCKS! I WANT A CHEAP SEQUIN JACKET!! :(
so yeah, HOW ON EARTH DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN NEED OF SEQUINS. gosh

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Amelia said...

I love the beaded sweater with the peter pan collar. I hardly own anything with sequins! I must do something about this...

madison said...

ohhhh what I really want is some sequined tights! They'd probably be rather annoying to wear, but I don't care!

Diane said...

Ack, that peter pan sequin dress is KILLING me! And I never really had a thing for sequins, so this says a lot. Thanks for this first step onto the sequin bandwagon, Isabel!

olga d said...

i hate indiecultvintage for her prices. although i did snatch an amazing leather quilted purse there for $30 once. win!

S. Mimi C. said...

she makes moneyyy.

i wish i could pull off sequins. i always end up looking like i'm playing dressup ):

charlene said...

haha! i love sequins too... but i'm so afraid of wearing them for fear of a patchy balding piece of clothing after that. aagh.

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Anonymous said...

It does seem ridiculous, but labor could be way expensive for those, y'know? They're pretty nice; I wouldn't be surprised if it cost a bit more than $12.

louise or valentine said...

sequins remind me of erin fetherston, who is amazing and probably an elf.
i really want her fall collection. TT_TT

kasmslo said...

In a perfect world I think everyone wears sequins.
+ RE: The Manolos are indeed wonderful. Finances pretty much beyond repair but did I mention they have magical medicinal powers and healed my papercut yesterday? Yeah. Trufax.

jessica said...

DISCO STU ♥
haha .
& i love the peter pan collar sequinned sweater .

grace said...

agreeeeed. i've been scouring ebay for sequin jackets too, to see nothing below $150ish. ridic. givin up.

andrea said...

Sick sequins, mang!