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You never know when you’re going to run into celebrity. And, that’s definitely the case at Antique Elegance in Richardson, TX (the show that I have helped out at for the past 7 years) and at Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, TX. Who, you ask? Proudly, a friend of mine: Steven Porterfield.

I’m not exaggerating. He’s crazy famous in the antique textile and clothing world. Vera Wang shops with him for lace. Clothing, lace, and textile buyers from Japan come to Antique Elegance twice a year. And, Hollywood set and costume designers come to him as a reliable source for period clothing. Where would you see his stuff? On small screen hits like AMC’s Mad Men and ITV’s Downton Abbey! (source) He’s also an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow.

On top of being one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, he’s got THE eye for vintage fashion. He can look at you and know your measurements and has dead on suggestions for clothing and hats. He carries these, as well as accessories and an extensive spread of costume and fine jewelry when he is at shows.

Join us September 15-16 as we have another great Antique Elegance show – and be sure to meet Mr Porterfield! Additional information about the show can be found on the Antique Elegance Facebook Page.

~Lainey