Chicago, it never stops amazing me. Aside from Italy, I've never lived in a city with so much passion to preserve it's history. From prohibition, Al Capone and jazz, to Chaplin's beginnings, to the opulent years of world-renowned architectures rebuilding Chicago after the great fire, it seems everyone in this city has a story of our past. With modernity's inclination to tear down ornate places of history, I'm grateful for so many creative renovation projects that allow us to dream of such golden days.
This is precisely what drew me to visit The Bedford. Talk about a creative renovation?! They brilliantly turned an underground 1920's bank into a glamorous, sexy restaurant and lounge - keeping so many of the original elements intact throughout the space. Stunning steel doors stand prominently at the entrance to the dim lit Vault, still housing a backdrop of all original copper safety deposit boxes. Here guests can sip signature cocktails and enjoy small bites, or experience a full dinner in the parlor. There are so many cozy areas to socialize throughout, it really does feel like a modern take on the roaring 20's or decadent 30's ... you'll never want to head back above ground!
For such a special experience, I knew this reclaimed bank would serve as the perfect backdrop for my Unique Vintage 1930's Bias Cut Satin Deco Gown. Authentic details of curve-clinging satin, a statuesque A-line skirt and draping train, subtle scoop neckline, and sparkling deco brooch feel as if I truly stepped back into the glamorous days of Myrna, Jean and Constance. You may not know it, but Unique Vintage has an enormous selection of 20's and 30's era pieces - something I haven't seen much elsewhere with vintage reproduction! Not only this, but they are made with such high quality care and perfectly designed vintage details. I'm completely obsessed with the accessories I paired with my gown - deco shells, faux fur, crystals, and rhinestone fringe...
Unique Vintage Crystal Deco Shell Necklace
Unique Vintage Rhinestone Deco Fringe Clutch
Unique Vintage Deco Drop Crystal Earrings
Bettie Page Gold & Lucite Heels