Before Mighty Swell pops up, I’m introducing our lovely vendors here on the blog. Today, it’s my pleasure to present Geisha Pearl Vintage, a shop and blog of the same name, created and curated the lovely Kitty Cotten.
Kitty’s got a gifted eye for finding on-trend garments with a sophisticated, lady-like bent. Effortlessly mixing vintage pieces with designer investments is her particular forte, as evidenced by her enviable collection of outfit posts found here and on her must-read blog. I couldn’t be more excited about having her on board as one of our vendors, and intend on picking her brain for styling tips until she asks me to stop. Anyway, I hope you enjoy learning more about her and about what she’ll be selling next weekend.
Me: What’s the story behind your shop’s name?
Kitty: I have been obsessed with the elegance of geishas since I was younger. They are beautifully posed and flawless on the outside, but what takes place to get them that way is determination, grace and sense of worth. So, where does the pearl come in? I feel that vintage shopping is like looking through many, many oysters to find the perfect piece or in this case pearl. Vintage shopping is not only something that takes great persistence, but a keen eye to spot that can’t-live-without-it garment.
Me: Your style is really eclectic. How would you describe it?
Kitty: I see my closet and bookshelf filled with everything from polished cardigans to sky-high, furry leopard wedges. Mix together a heap of Olivia Palermo and the Olsens with a dash of Carrie Bradshaw and I think you would wind up with…well, me.
Me: Tell me about some of your favorite pieces you’ll be selling at the sale.
Kitty: I have two polka dot dresses that are to die for! One is black and white long sleeve mini and the other is a short tank dress in soft brown with large white polka dots. The brown one also has the most amazing wide belt in the same fabric! I really love them both. They would both go with anything—a pair of flat oxfords and a satchel for day or you could glam either of them up at night with faux garter tights, chunky heeled pumps and a beautiful statement necklace.
Besides all of the lovely dresses that will be available, I have racks of vintage blazers, blouses, jackets, sweater and lots of pretty accessories!