Even though one of my 'vintage must haves' on my list has been fulfilled, I am still lusting for my very own Alfred Shaheen creation. Every time I see one in person at Viva or online on Esty or eBay, I heavily sigh with unrequited want and desire. Whenever I spot a girl Viva in her Shaheen and part of me wants to run over to her and ask, "where did you get your dress?! How much?!" But, I would feel weird about doing so. I mean, how rude would that be!
First and foremost, Shaheen's designs are expensive. I often see prices on Etsy range from $190 to $500. I have also seen items listed for $900 or more. I have been fortunate to find dresses in my size (36-27-38) but not in my price range or not in good condition. I sometimes stumble upon a great deal in lovely condition but it is usually too small. Either I need to lose weight or keep looking! Since I refuse to give up my addictions to Starbucks latte and dark chocolate infused with sea salt caramel, I need to keep looking.
I think the phrase, "all good things come to those who wait" is going to be my mantra in my search. I just need to be patient.
In the mean time, I have this gorgeous website to inspire me and whet my appetite:
So, do you have any Shaheens? How many? What era is your favorite? 50s? 60s? 70s? Where is a good place to buy/search?