Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
When I found this, I had to make this my vintage find today. This is a 1958 1st edition hardback of Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote. Not only is this one of my favorite movies for the fashion (tha
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
An appointment-only boutique located 1514 Pine Street (Floor One), The Katacomb: Vintage is a collection of beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing, accessories and décor, that owner, Brooke Dillon has hand-selected throughout her international travels, to showcase and sell in her Philadelphia showroom.
Possessing a true knack for style, Dillon’s knowledge for fashion extends back from the Victorian age to present day. And, after many years of studying the art and commerce of couture clothing, she has finally been able to implement that familiarity and creativity into her extraordinary Philadelphia showroom.
A boutique with something for everyone, Dillon features high-end designers such as: Diane Von Furstenberg, Prada, YSL, Christian Dior, Valentino and Nina Ricci; an assortment of cost-friendly labels including: Rebel Yell and American Apparel; as well as new fashion houses: Sophomore NYC & The Heiress, which are exclusive to The Katacomb: Vintage.
To celebrate the launch of The Katacomb: Vintage, Owner & Stylist, Brooke Dillon is pleased to welcome guests to a VIP Cocktail Party and Preview on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, from 5:30-8:30pm.
In addition to the complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails that will be served throughout the evening, guests will also enjoy the scintillating sounds created by Philadelphia renowned DJ Aiden Scott, as well as a sampling of the beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing, accessories and décor that are exclusively available at The Katacomb: Vintage.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The website has taken longer than expected due to me being very particular, but I'm hoping for it to be up this week. Fingers are crossed... It will have a feature on the site that I will put up one item from the collection each day and sell it off. Once it is sold, that's it for the day. The next item will be posted the next day. It's called the One and Done.
Stay tuned :)
Monday, June 7, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Stayed tuned! I am still working with my photographer to get all the pictures and detailed pictures to put up some great pieces on my etsy store. If you have any questions or are looking for anything in particular, please do not hesitate to email me.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Hello and welcome to The Katacomb Blog. Please read the profile that I posted on the side to get an idea of the concept of The Katacomb. To briefly reiterate, The Katacomb is a collection of beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that I have found all over the world. I have been really excited to share with you all what I have been putting together over the last year. Some final details are still being taken care of, but for the most part The Katacomb is ready for you to visit. When you book an appointment with me in The Katacomb (at that time I will release the private Rittenhouse location of The Katacomb), I'll provide you with my personal styling service as well as a private place for you to shop at your leisure. I also encourage you to try on every piece I have. Since I usually have a wait list, please be courteous if you can't make your appointment and need to reschedule, and give me at least a 24 hour notice which would be greatly appreciated. Below I have included some more details that will be helpful to you for your appointment. I'm always brewing La Colombe coffee, tea and have a freshly brewed pitcher of ice tea ready. Wine and/or cocktails are always welcome and I have been know to pop a bottle of Veuve after a successful visit to The Katacomb.
Please allow for the appointment to last around 2 hours. I do prefer to keep appointments to 1-3 clients. So if you want to come alone, that is wonderful and if you want to bring a friend or two, that is wonderful too. I like to keep it small so I can focus on my clients needs and wants. Also, since most of what I have is vintage, we may need to fit the garment to you for the perfect fit. I have a master tailor who is wonderful and gets the alterations done very quickly for me, so don't worry about waiting too long for your new fabulous addition to your wardrobe. Everything in the Katacomb has been hand selected by me, organically dry-cleaned and will be fitted to perfection for you. I encourage my clients to come to the Katacomb as if they were going on a date. Clothing always looks better when you have your hair done and face on. Also, please wear either a plain black or white shirt, bring or wear your favorite jeans/pants/leggings and your favorite heels. Having these items makes it helpful to see the whole picture. I look forward to meeting you for your private appointment at The Katacomb. Please email or call me to set up your appointment.