Melody Thomas Scott, Beverly Hills, CA
“I recently read an article about how a woman’s passion for shoes can manifest as early as childhood, while observing their mother’s feet from their lower vantage point. High-heels are, allegedly, an early symbol of independence and power. I don’t know how true that is, but I am very passionate about shoes.
While we were preparing for the sale, just for fun, I said, ‘Let’s count how many shoes and boots we have here.’ It was over 600 pairs. Utterly crazy! It was so difficult discerning which ones I could let go of and which I should keep. Maybe a pair didn’t fit me anymore (because your feet grow as you grow older, sorry to be the one to tell you), or maybe they weren’t worn enough, or maybe they were what my daughter and I call, ‘sitting shoes.’ As long as you’re sitting, they are fine and you are fine, but when you stand up to walk you’re in agony – that’s a ‘sitting shoe.’ I knew I would never wear them again, but they were so beautiful to me that I regarded them as works of art. I keep them positioned in my closet on display.
Another issue is that my older daughter Alex is a fashion designer, and while we were sorting some of my fashion pieces she said, ‘Mom, you cannot give this away, this is couture that we’ll never ever see again.’ So in an effort to keep the process moving, I sent her to the rack to take what she felt like she needed to use in her career as inspiration or research, and she did. But I have no doubt that we’ll be having another sale in the near future – you’ll be hearing from me again!” – Melody Thomas Scott, star of the #1 Daytime Television Series, The Young and the Restless
Roger Vivier Beaded Evening Clutch
Dolce & Gabbana Emerald Green Silk Skirt Suit
Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Graduated Bead Double Strand Necklace
Walter Steiger Horn-Heel Studded Satin d'Orsay Pump
Reem Acra Beaded and Floral Embroidered Floor Length Gown
Oscar de la Renta Beaded Suede Stiletto Sandals
Carolina Herrera Silk and Metallic Gold Lurex Blouse
1980s Vintage Marc Laurent Black Leather High Waist Pants
Yves Saint Laurent Cheetah Print Pumps
Women's Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni Tweed Blazer
Louis Vuitton Monogram Agenda Scrapbook Organizer
Dolce & Gabbana Clutch
Gianni Versace Dress
Robert Rodriguez Gold Lamé One Shoulder Dress
Vintage Sergio Rossi Black Leather High Heel Boots
1997 "World Without End" Book
Genny Silk Polka Dot Suit
Manolo Blahnik Two Tone Heels
Melody Scott Directors Chair
Vintage Roberta di Camerino Handbag
Gucci White Lizard Skin Booties
Roberto Cavalli Painterly Bodycon Dress
Women's Luke Randolph Orange Coat
Alejandro Ingelmo Avant Garde Black Suede and Patent Leather Peep Toe Heels
Escade Black Sequin Evening Dress
Renaud Pellegrino Paris Black Evening Bag
Poster From The Young and the Restless of Melody Thomas Scott
Isabelle Allard Embroidered Evening Gown
14K Yellow Gold Diamond Stud Earrings and Geometric Drop Earrings
Vintage Christian Louboutin La Goulue Lace-Up Boots
Roberto Cavalli Stretch Floral Print Dress
Alexander McQueen Red Calf Hair Skull Pumps
Vintage Jennifer Bawden Evening Gown
Rene Lezard Red Fox Fur Stole
Bottega Venneta Red Canvas Tote with Leather Trim
Marchesa Red Silk Evening Bag with Crystal Clasp
2001 "I Love Lucy: Celebrating Fifty Years of Love and Laughter"
Vintage Robert Berdell Red Evening Gown
19K Yellow Gold Citrine and Amethyst Link Bracelet
Chanel Magenta Suit Jacket
David Galan Suede Clutch
Heidi Weisel Cashmere Sweater Coat with Mink Collar
Pancaldi Red Leather Trimmed Black Satin Heels
Gucci Magenta Velvet and Leather Ankle Strap Heels
Women's Thierry Mugler Suit
Vintage Chanel 4085 Camelia Flower Sunglasses
Nina Ricci Boutique Vibrant Pink Wool Suit
Roberto Cavalli Rhinestone Neckline Evening Dress
Platinum and 14K White Gold Diamond and Sapphire Bar Brooch
Sergio Rossi Suede Pointed Toe Ankle Boots
Hermès Canvas Deauville Pouch
Gelatin-Silver Photograph of Melody Thomas Scott
Louis Vuitton Black Fur Trimmed Patent Leather Heeled Boots
Bucherer Diamond and 18K White Gold Wristwatch
Mary Frances of San Francisco Handmade Crossbody Bag
Manolo Blahnik Black Feather Fringe Stiletto Heeled Boots
PRIORITY-Beaded Frame Purse
Prada Prescription Sunglasses with Case
Charles Romain of Paris Evening Jacket with Fox Fur Trim
Which of these items have some real Hollywood history (or at least a magazine cover) behind them?
There is the red dress I wore on the cover of TV Guide. That was definitely in the ‘80s. I mean, look at our hair. It was unfortunate because before that shot was taken, both Eileen and I had our hair down – long, beautiful, gorgeous. Then at the last minute, the photographer said, “Let’s do one last shot with the girls’ hair up!” Well, I have a lot of hair, and you can’t just put my hair up so easily and have it look good. All of us were unhappy with that setup, and we even said, “Just watch. That’s the photo they’re gonna use for the cover.” And they did! To this day, both Eileen and I still talk about how much we hated our hair in that photo.
In addition to gowns, you have an incredible collection of vintage skirt suits.
I bought the purple Thierry Mugler suit at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. I always loved Thierry Mugler. It’s harder to find these pieces nowadays, but in the 80s it was so chic and I would go to Paris to buy them. I still have some Mugler pieces but gave a lot of them up – they don’t fit me anymore!
Yes. I was raised by my grandmother who taught me how to sew on one of the original 1903 White sewing machines. These obviously didn’t operate it by electricity as they do now, you raised and lowered the needle entirely with your foot.
What about your husband? Are any of his items in this sale?
The model trains in the sale are his. It’s just ridiculous, these boys! One of our directors on the show was a train freak. The train was set up in an entire room, it’s a huge system. Boxes and boxes filled with train parts, and they would play like little boys! I knew he was not ever going to play with the trains again, it’s been many, many years. I don’t even know if he knows they’re in this sale, so we’ll keep that on the down low! See how easy it is for me to give away his things?