The French have a name for it: Coupe de Foudre. Every vintage enthusiast has a love-at-first-site moment, and lightning struck in San Antonio, Texas when Odilia Barton happened upon a 1950s collection of cocktail dresses and petticoats at a neighbor’s house. “We would run home after school and play the Grease soundtrack, taking turns as the heroine,” says Barton. “It’s my happiest childhood memory.”
Today, after 17 years of successful selling on 3rd party sites like eBay, Tradesy, Ruby Lane and many others, the stylist has established both comradery and cult status for her infectious passion and vintage know-how. Equal parts historian and fashion lover, she has an uncanny ability to create relevancy, punctuating modern wardrobes with vintage pieces that mark important fashion periods. She translates the titans— ie, 60s Pucci, 90s YSL——and goes further afield to bold Adele Simpson blouses or the understated construction of Mollie Parnis.
...AND as of 2019, fashion icon Diane Freis has tapped her to be the sole distributor of the designer’s archive collection. Fluent in the nuances of Freis' construction and fabrics, Odilia is thrilled to be part of such a project and understands the TLC required of such treasures!