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Ten Terrific, Vintage Loving Pinterest Accounts to Follow

By February 13, 2012 Fashion, Personal Style
Pinterest

Pinterest is all the social rage! And with good reason. The clutter-free, inspiration board website is digital crack for designers, style obsessives, foodies and decor freaks. Needless to say I love it! Pinterest lets you create themed boards and organize your inspirational photos and quotes for all to follow! You can repin images from the people you follow and the pinning action keeps going! It’s a vertible visual playground!

With over 11 million users, that’s a lot of pins to weed through. Don’t worry, we’ve scoured the boards and found some of the best Pinterest accounts to follow and add to your inspiration heap. If you love vintage imagery, fashion from yesteryear and hue-tifiul color, these are the people to follow! They’re seriously addictive, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

1. ADORE VINTAGE

 Adore Vintage is a lovely online vintage retailer that specializes in all things feminine. Follow their boards for an overdose on frills, ethereal style and glimpses of the Adore life.

2. KATE SPADE

This one is a no brainer! Who doesn’t love Kate? Kate Spade NY has decadently colorful boards all spliced with amazingly graphic and beautiful images.

3. AMY LEADER

Boards organized by decade?! Gotta love a trip through time! Amy Leader’s Pinterest boards are chocked full of vintage imagery by decade and wonderful themes such as “Kiss” and “Time for Tea”.

4. MY VINTAGE ADDICTION

 Vintage Addiction indeed! This Mid-Century store features great boards like “Bridgette Bardot” and my personal favorite “Musicals”.

5. MODCLOTH

Does this one need an explanation? Modcloth has amazing boards dedicated to all things cute, crafty and sweet. Check out their “Behind the Stylebooks” board for an inside peek and follow “Textile Style” for great prints.

6. GALA DARLING

Everyone’s favorite playgirl Gala Darling packs a Pinterest punch! Follow her great boards on life like “Heros and Wisdom”, snazzy style influences on “Style Influences” and “Bicycles”.

7. DOLLY DAHL

Glitter, kitsch, Dolly Dahl is my kind of lady! She loves pink, pinups and Zooey Deschanel! Follow her for a dollup of Dolly!

8. MY VINTAGE VOGUE

My Vintage Vogue is exactly what you think; incredibly curated images from yesteryear. This archive features stunning images from 1920s to 1960s. Get lost in Vogue!

9. PAMELA CASTILLO

Pamela Castillo is the founder and owner of Market Publique, the online vintage marketplace. An avid vintage lover, Pamela pins great images from the MP collaborations, lookbooks and her love of vintage.

10. STYLISH THOUGHT

Shameless plug here! Follow Stylish Thought boards for deliciously polka dots, quotes on life or our lack there of and a heavy does of pin-ups!

Are you on Pinterest? Post your Pinterest links below!

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Vintage Vanguard: Blast from the Past with I Love Vintage

By February 8, 2012 Fashion, Personal Style, Vintage
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It’s no secret that my fashion sense is engulfed with vintage eras! From the 20’s to the 70’s the past is ever present in fashion (and in my wardrobe) and my love of vintage shows no signs of letting up. So imagine my sheer delight when on a recent Internet trip, I stumbled upon I Love Vintage!

I Love Vintage is an Amderstam shop and Europe’s leading online vintage and repro shop . I Love Vintage offers, it’s “discerning clientele” a time travel through style. Founded by Faranak Mrjalili, I Love Vintage is a tribute to the yesteryear of craftsmanship when sophistication was revered and elegance mandatory.

Co-Founder Faranak Mirjalili

I recently got to ask Faranak about how I Love Vintage started, what her favorite eras are and why she loves vintage!

ST: Why did you start I Love Vintage?

Faranak: I Love Vintage stands for the same today as it did since it started – an absolute madness and passion for vintage clothing and the golden old days. You could say that making clothes back in the day was a real art because it was done with such passion and vigor for quality.  It was very different to what happens today; these days it’s more about heavy branding and getting famous fast. Back then it wasn’t as pretentious, it was much, much more sincere. That’s something we can all definitely learn from.  ILV believes in that.  We’re not just about bringing back a certain style and glamour, but bringing back the whole experience and pride that comes with owning beautiful clothes.

I Love Vintage’s Amsterdam vintage wonderland!

ST: Which eras in fashion are your favorite?

Faranak: I’m a great fan of the 20’s. I just love the glamour and subtility of it. It’s also one of the most important times for both fashion and women in general. Of course I LOVE the 50’s, because that’s just too feminine and romantic. And I have to say…I have a secret crush on the 80’s as well…All the decades are just lovely in their own spirit and feel.

ST: What is your favorite piece in the shop right now?

Faranak: Well, difficult to choose, but I absolutely love our 20’s line right now. Also I have a favourite 50’s one which has an absolutely adorable print.

The Nouveau Tabard / The Frenchie Dress

ST: What advice would you give a vintage neophyte on wearing vintage?

Faranak: Try out new things, try out the different decades, you can always discover a certain new style that looks very good on you. Don’t mind what’s hip or trendy in vintage scenes, just find different parts of yourself from what the amazingly great history of fashion has to offer. 

ST: You have the awesome Love Vintage Timeline. What other cool features are on the horizon for I Love Vintage?

Faranak: We are always busy with innovating, that’s the fun part of my job and the close team I work with. But for now our lips are sealed….. ;-)

Isn’t the I Love Vintage spirit infectious!

Uncover more reasons to love vintage by checking out ILoveVintage.com and for local ladies visit the store at Prinsengracht 201, 1015 DT Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Do you love I Love Vintage?

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Everything & A Ruffled Sock: Jason Wu for Target

By February 6, 2012 Fashion, Personal Style
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Jason Wu for Target is here! I haven’t been this excited about a Target collection since Erin Fetherston and Rodarte. The NY designer pulled together feminine and springtime looks for us ladies who love an A-line dress, penny loafer and ruffled sock. And who doesn’t love a ruffled sock?!

Jason Wu for Target is available now at Target stores and online.


(Images: Glamour)

What do you think of Jason Wu for Target?

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Retro-Grade: Prada Spring/Summer 2012 Gets an A+

By February 1, 2012 Fashion, Personal Style
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1950 Ford Thunderbirds, Flames on Heels, bumper bangs, the stuff of fashion past. Ahead of the curve fashion house Prada takes us on a style blast from the past with the their Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

With a slice of classic Americana, Prada makes us long for the good ole Happy Days. Shot by Steven Miesel, Prada’s vision of spring is going to be spent at the car hop, pumping gas in your T-Bird all while rocking classic cat-eye glasses, aged floral prints, flamed heels and head scarves to keep your coif in tact.

Check out more images from this Swinging 50s editorial and watch the rockin’ video  found via Vintage Vandalizm below!



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Are you feeling the Nify Fifties vibe of Prada S/S 2012?

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The A to Z Guide to Personal Style

By January 24, 2012 Fashion, Personal Style
Ana-Piaggi

“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

All the world’s a runway and we merely models on the catwalk. In our visual world, what we wear often says so much about us. Are you a prim & proper pearl-wearer or do you love leather & chains for a gritty edge? Finding and developing your personal style is key in showing the world who you are and what you’re about.

I tend to classify my style as Neo-Retro; a melding of the past with the spunk of today.  No matter what label you give your personal style it’s your calling card and it should be just that – personal. Wearing what’s natural, authentic and feels good for you is the first step in honing a truly curated style. And forgetting about the fashion mag style rules and listening to your own style barometer is the only way to true personal style.

And to have a little fun, here are 26 ways to perfect your personal style!

Check out the ABCs of Personal Style

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Be Hue-tiful: Discovering and Owning your Power Color

By September 27, 2011 Fashion, Personal Style
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If there is one thing I love about fashion and personal style it’s expressing my mood through my clothing. What better way to exude your pensiveness/strength/quirkiness or crazy mood for the day than leveraging color. As visual and sensory beings, certain colors evoke certain moods and wearing a bold red frock makes us feel very different than wearing sunshine yellow.

While fashion magazines would tell you to go with shades that complement your undertones or highlight your warm or cool shades, I’m going to tell you to forget all of that rhetoric! Finding your power color is less about skin tone as it is about how you feel when you wear it. Do you feel invincible, sexy, powerful when you wear a certain color? Then I’d say that’s the color for you.


Here are a few common colors and the feelings associated with them:

Red

The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Red evokes passion and is often associated with rage!

Blue

The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Blue signifies loyalty and honesty.

Yellow

Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter.Yellow enhances concentration and is pure, bright and sunny. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy.

Green

Green symbolizes nature. It is a calming, refreshing color. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. Green is nurturing and brings thoughts of growth.

Brown

Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Shades of brown create a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness, naturalness and dependability

Black

Black is the most misunderstood color. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge. It is mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility. Black is dark and pensive.

White

White is the color of purity. It stands for wholeness and completion. In many cultures it represents openness and truth. White has a cold quality. It can provide clarity as its energy is complete.

Color says so much and reflects our inner moods. For me, I feel most powerful when I’m wearing red!

I’d love to know what color makes you feel powerful! 

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TPC: The Evoluer Image Consultants present “The Tents”

By September 18, 2011 Philadelphia Fashion
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The Philadelphia Collections are in full swing and the Evoluer Image Consultants are hosting an exclusive special preview screening of the New York Fashion Week documentary “The Tents” on Friday, September 23, 2011 at the Sofitel Hotel. The event will benefit The Evoluer House,  a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers at-risk girls by nurturing positive self-expression and personal development. Evoluer House is a phenomenal organization and one I am proud to work with.

The Philadelphia preview of “The Tents,” will show the  flashy documentary and give you a behind-the-scenes look at all the hard work that goes into making New York Fashion Week a hit. From the designers, the models, the journalists, the fashion royalty, “The Tents” gives the inside scoop on the world of fashion. Fresh off of New York Fashion Spring/Summer 2012, “The Tents” promises to be an inside look in the grand world of fashion.

Advanced tickets are $100 and proceeds go to support The Evoluer House. To support Evoluer House and attend the Philadelphia screening of “The Tents” purchase tickets here.

And check out the Stylish Guide to The Philadelphia Collection events for more fashion events around the city! 

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Designer Studio: Lyn Devon

By September 14, 2011 Designers, Fashion, Personal Style
Lyn-Devon

 

Modernizing American staples? Why not! Revolutionizing classic silhouettes in eye popping colors? Yes please! Lyn Devon is a NYC designer inspired by classic Americana  with sharp tailoring and exquisite finishing. With influences from Audrey Hepburn, Geoffrey Beene and Issac Mizrahi, Lyn combines effortless elegance with spirited and bold energy.

Lyn’s designs are fresh and modern with a take on old staples and isn’t her use of bold color tres magnifique?!

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What do you think of Lyn Devon’s fresh & flirty spring collection?

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