Afterlife: Helmut Lang's new home

In October 2014 I decided to part with the Helmut Lang, made in USA dress.
I had purchased it in a sale a few years back, had taken it home
and after trying it on several times I decided to part with it.
First, I took it to a flea market and tried to sell it. 
I recall a Spanish lady having it in her hand considering the 
purchase, I crossed my fingers, but then she put it 
back in the clothes horse. Afterwards I took it to a local thrift 
boutique and jiggled a little when the shop owner had 
no idea who Helmut Lang was.
It hung in that little thrift boutique for a few months and 
then I picked it up because it did not sell. 
The dress was still "new".
I did not want to give it away - I wanted someone to appreciate it.
Sometime when the dress was in the thrift boutique
Lydia from Chic on the Cheap 
(whom I have been blogging buddies with for years)
emailed me as she liked the dress,
I told her if it did not sell, I would happily send it her way.
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So, when my cousin came over for a wedding I asked him to mail it to her when he was back in NYC - then sometime passed
and the other when I saw her the post I smiled.

I think it was meant to be… she looked fabulous.


Jessica Cangiano said...

Oh my word, it looks utterly gorgeous on her! What a thoughtful, awesome present. I just love it when us fashion bloggers are able to enrich the wardrobes of our peers like this. You're such a kindhearted person, dear Lorena!

♥ Jessica

Sheila said...

She does, and what a fantastic dress! Good for you for passing it along and making sure it went to a good home.

LyddieGal said...

Thank you Lorena! It's perfect.

Mica T said...

Oh it's so great you could send it onto a new home so it would get worn! Lydia looks wonderful in it :)

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