Archive | May, 2013

Wheels and Dollbaby’s Dita Von Teese Cardigan

6 May

pink-bannerI love Dita Von Teese.  I love fashion.  The two worlds have always collided, but this is one collision that has had me seeing stars for over a year.  Wheels and Dollbaby, an awesome Australian clothing line paired up with burlesque superstar, Dita Von Teese to create the much coveted and very sold out line of exclusive cardigans.  At the time they were released I was dying for one, but wasn’t so sure of the $190 AUD pricetag, so I pondered and pondered then poof, they were all gone.

pink2Until a few weeks ago!  I just happened to run ‘Wheels & Dollbaby’ through an Ebay search and the glorious peach and black version of the cardigan came up. It was still new and unworn.  I just knew that there would be a bidding frenzy, so I stayed up late staring at the screen and no bids were going through.  “It shall be mine!” I said aloud, all alone in my most maniacal voice.  Then it happened.  My internet got the hiccups.  Because I had waited until the last possible second to place my bid in hopes that I would win it, I didn’t get a bid in at all.  I was on the verge of tears.  Dramatic, yes, but once you see this lovely you will understand the obsession.  But not only did my bid not go through, no one else bid!!!  This is a cardigan that has gone for upwards of $800 on Ebay.  I emailed the seller immediately and told her what had happened and that I still really wanted it.  She was so gracious, and I think a little happy to avoid Ebay taking their cut, that she agreed to a transaction via Paypal outside of Ebay.

Not only was my seller amazing, she was in the US.  Most Wheels and Dollbaby Dita cardigans are found on Ebay Australia, and even then you have to pray that the seller will ship internationally.  My seller was in California, so I had it within just a few days.

DVTI opened the shipping box to find inside a beautiful box with a windowpane through which I could see the beautiful peach confection that was now mine. I lifted off the lid and gently touched the sweater as if I was touching a lover for the very first time. It is the softest, most luxurious knit I’ve ever felt.  I was overjoyed.

The pictures speak for themselves.  This is truly gorgeous and unique and so worth the luxurious pricetag.  So, why am I bragging about this gorgeous thing that you cannot get anymore (unless you luck out on Ebay like I did!)? Because, dear fellow pinup loving fashionista, there will be new Dita cardigans in THREE brand new colorways, which are still a mystery.  But, I do know one little secret, but shhhh, don’t tell anyone…they are coming out this May!  So stay tuned to the Wheels & Dollbaby website and their Facebook page.  These are sure to sell out again, so don’t hesitate like I did!

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