ABOUT POSH GIRL
I’m Brigitte, the owner of Posh Girl Vintage. This blog is mainly a fashion blog but since we all have other interests in addition to fashion I write about many subjects. I not only write about vintage & contemporary clothing & fashion but anything else I think is interesting, important, fun or helpful like how to clean your vintage clothing, style news, entertainment, products we love or hate & things to do, but also health and nutrition is also important to me. I’ve been studying nutrition for 20 years. I also have Aspergers, a form of Autism… AKA High Functioning Autism. So I write about Aspergers especially women with Aspergers because there is so little info out there for us. I hope it’s helpful.
I was born and grew up here in Los Angeles. I’m a little older now and definitely wiser. I was a teenage punk rock brat in the late 1980’s. I used to have a long mohawk just like the singer in Bow Wow Wow. One of my favorite outfits was a 1950’s white puffy tulle prom dress I wore with black combat boots and a leather jacket. Any holes the dress had were “sewn” together with safety pins. My friends & I hung out at the famous club in Hollywood called the Starwood, now closed, to see live bands like The Weirdos, Alice Bags, FEAR, X , Black Flag, Checkered Past, etc…I even snuck in once to see Motley Crue there a very long time ago! I know not punk rock but I loved them anyway! Just down the street I auditioned for a movie called Suburbia along with Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who was in a band called FEAR at the time. There were many other punk kids there too. Penelope Spheeris directed it. She saw me at a club one night and asked me to com in and read for the part of Bobby Brat. The character was cut, of course.
I made my own clothing during this time, sifting through thrift stores then changing and sewing them to make my own outfits. The punk rock style was, at the time, not accepted like it is now. I lived in a group home in Los Angeles near Disney Land, when I was 14 where they taught me to become legally emancipated about a year later. So partly it was economics that fueled my thrift store shopping but I fell in love with it. I had no idea at the time it would help pave the way for my current business.
I made quite a few mistakes after I was emancipated but eventually I figured it out. When I was 18 I was offered to model so I worked part time as a model & actress for Olivia Debarardinis, Helmut Newton, The Playboy Channel , David Perry, some fetish clothing catalog work and others. I loved a lot of what I did , especially the Olivia work, but some stuff was just a paycheck and a means to pay for college. I knew I had something wrong… that I was different, but I was not diagnosed with Aspergers until I was in my 30’s. I didn’t think I could do anything but model for many years. Being the nerd I am, I became fascinated with cameras, light meters and stuff while I was on set. I asked a lot of questions and learned how to assist and be a photographer.
When I grew up I realized that I was smart enough to go to school and learn to start a business and that modeling was not my only options. It turned out my IQ was well above average which is why they call it ” high functioning”. We are very bright but communication is not our strong point. Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory must have Aspergers. I see myself in him often. I really relate to that show!
I strive to have not only the best vintage clothing collection but also to have the most honest and helpful store online. We have only 2 people here so you will get personal attention and I love to go looking for things people want… a personal shopper! Posh Girl Vintage Clothing Boutique is a special collection of well made & beautiful hand picked vintage clothing and accessories for men & women.
Rescuing animals, helping abused & foster kids, & dealing with Autism are all non fashion related things that are important to me so I’m going to keep that mission. We donate money and volunteer at many organizations that help kids and animals. We post about those things too from time to time. We also have many rescued dogs & kitties.
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