Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
You'll see it soon.
Thanks to Secretia, John, Roger, Vince, Scott, Eric and Rob.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Yes, there will be chocolate fountains. There will be fabulous feathers. There will be lace, tulle, chiffon, and probably even leather. There will be a dance floor, a movie, and even celebrities speaking on behalf of marriage equality.
We still have room for a few more vendors and speakers. Contact us.
www. marcjoseph. com/marriage. html
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
You can see it here, see it on our myspace page
and on our website
www. marcjoseph. com
It was so exciting to see our clothing on the runway with these wonderful models showing it at its best!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Join the Pack!
Saturday and Sunday
June 21 & 22, 9 am to 5 pm
Hey Ho, Cool Cats and Hip Chicks
No ordinary sale, Modernist Garage Sale is a celebration of mid-century culture. Held at one of the only mid-century modern estates in Hancock Park, this multi-collector extravaganza has everything to make your
Furniture, art, clothing, lighting, vintage magazines, pottery, and accessories
bring your own martini mixings.
If you're not inclined to haul your swanky purchases home,
the fabulous celebrity-owned house is also for sale.
Don’t be Pokey. Dew Drop in, Daddy-O. We’ll be sad if you’re not here
southeast corner Third & Rossmore
in the heart of Hancock Park, Los Angeles 90020
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
It was a beautiful cross-section of men and women of all different ethnicities, different religions, some with children, some with parents and family members, all here to celebrate an event most of us never expected to occur in our lifetimes. Almost all those who married were well-established couples who had been together twelve years, twenty-three years, even one pair of men who had shared a lifetime of forty-eight years. These were people who clearly understood the levity of marriage and had intertwined their lives with solid commitments for many years. These were absolutely not people who were attempting to make a shocking social or political statement.
While there was a handful (perhaps half a dozen) of protestors, all of them carrying religious signs, they were hardly noticed by the hundreds of loving, supportive friends, family, and even strangers who turned out to solidify the commitments these wonderful men and women were making. My friend Peter, whom I have known for twenty-five years, was one of the first to marry, his fantastic partner Geoff, with whom he has shared his life for twelve years.
I managed to talk with many major press outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and the New York Times, sharing information about the work Marriage Equality is doing to assure that marriage becomes legal and available to all citizens throughout the country. We also will be producing a Marriage Fair in August, with dozens of vendors offering every service neeeded for weddings, receptions, and honeymoons, and raising funds for the continuing work of Marriage Equality.
In a sillier moment, I also had a brief conversation with Satan, a protestor in a devil mask carrying a sign proclaiming "Pervert Weddings Performed Here". I stopped to say to him "Do you realize how ridiculous you are, protesting love and commitment?" He replied "Perverts can't get married.". My response to him was "You're single, aren't you?", as I walked away.
It was truly a magical day, witnessing the depth of commitment these men and women shared on an historic occasion, realizing how much hard-fought work has been done by brave people who have dedicated years to securing these rights of fairness through our judicial system, and by turning the tide of public opinion. If not for them, this day would not have happened.
Monday, June 9, 2008
If you're not inclined to buy things and haul them home, the fabulous celebrity-owned house is also for sale. Join us Saturday and Sunday, June 21 & 22, 9 am to 5 pm, at the southeast corner of Third and Rossmore, in the heart of Hancock Park.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
No more searching and paying for a parking spot, no more sitting in traffic, and no more shoving my wallet into the gas tank.
Short and sweet, get on the subway!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Town Square learned which aspects of the group worked well, and which ones could use some improvement. But the magic of smart business people connecting and building and supporting each other is the crucial component which will never be changed.
Wednesday, June 18, from 5-8 pm, Town Square goes to Biddy Mason Park, in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, just south of Third Street, between Broadway and Spring. Vendors will have plenty of space to set up tables, and there will be live entertainment, wine, beer, and food available.
Admission to Town Square is now free to the public, and we encourage you to spread the word to bring as many people as possible to this important networking event. More information is found on the website www.marcjoseph.com
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
stunning and very rare 1950's two-tone lizard handbag, black lizard body trimmed with lighter colored lizard around the frame and handle, distinctive shape, leather lined, made by Sterling, brass hardware, relatively small interior big enough to fit two fists, 8 1/2" wide, 7 3/4" high excluding handle, 3 3/8" deep, excellent condition, only $225
the big detractor is the replacement chain, which is silver links and not a good match for the bag, we recommend finding a more suitable chain - once the chain is replaced, this will be an exceptional example of a mid-century glamour alligator bag
vintage 1960's floral fabric bag from Margaret Smith, classic Hamptons/Martha Vineyard old money East Coast look, vibrant color, textured cotton lined with pink satin, appears to not have been used, excellent condition, larger than average size, just $60
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
marcjoseph began in 2000 as a retail store in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Antique and vintage collectors Marc Modrow and Joe Dusick created a showroom unique to Wisconsin, with sophisticated furnishings from the 1880’s to the 1970’s, and an exclusive line of wood bedroom and dining room furniture designed by Marc. In addition, there was vintage clothing from throughout the twentieth century, including the legendary fashion designers from around the world. Yes, it was a little unusual in suburban Milwaukee. Some people loved it and some didn’t. Nonetheless, marcjoseph grew.
In 2004, Marc returned to his native California, moving the retail showroom, first to Burbank, then to Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. California was an excellent place and marcjoseph continued to grow. The 5000 square foot showroom was a great place for entertaining. We hosted art shows, charity events, fashion shows, and even live music every Thursday night.
Most of the retail business came by appointment, and the overhead for the large showroom was extreme. marcjoseph closed the retail showroom in September 2007, continuing to meet clients by appointment through our warehouse. This gave us the freedom to create and produce many new series of events.
Now, marcjoseph is an event production company, hosting art shows, music concerts, charity, fashion, and business networking. Southern California is filled with amazing talent, and we are thrilled to be able to produce and be involved with so many creative and wonderful people. We continue to sell our collection of clothing and furnishings through our own events, through in-home shopping parties, here on our blog, and through our website www.marcjoseph.com
Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey.
Marc and Joe
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
1950's alligator shoes - never worn
Mr Blackwell early 1960's silk dress and cape
1950's large Kelly-style alligator handbag
1950's Levi's western shirt
two-tone 1950's lizard handbag
Thierry Mugler black velvet and satin dress
1950's beaded knit dress
Chanel silk sailor suit
Mainbocher couture gown c1960
Jean Muir 1960's silk dress
Giorgio Armani jacket
Nina Ricci 1960's black brocade coat
1930's taffeta dress with lucite buttons
Givenchy dress pants
Fred Hayman beaded evening top
Don Loper 1950's silk suit
Valentino red wool skirt suit
vintage Fendi signature bag with Louis Vuitton Damier fur shoes
Thierry Mugler white wool suit
Richard Tyler shoes
Gucci shoes, never worn
1950's pink floral shoes
Mark Venaglia hand-painted handbag
This is just a small sample of clothing from Room 222. Join the rest of the stylists, costumers, celebrities, and collectors who shop at Room 222. This clothing is sold for far less than it is worth, far less than the better resale stores.
Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 11 am to 5 pm
509 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
upstairs in room #222