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Stylish Thought goes to… Manhattan Vintage Show

By February 8, 2011 Life of Ms. Thought, Vintage

This past Saturday, I decided to take a trip to New York to visit the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show. I’ve been on the mailing list for years and I’ve always planned to go, but could never seem to make it happen. Well, not even torrential rain (it was pouring the entire day) could stop me and a few friends and I made the 2 hour trek to oogle, fondle and peruse the vintage treasures on display at the show.

And great thing we went because the trip was well worth it! The exhibitors were hardcore vintage dealers with everything from designer Chanel from the 70s and 80s to authentic 1920s flapper dresses, cloche hats and Victorian boots. There were impressive treasures and exquisite garments at every turn. I was awestruck by the highly curated collections and wanted every piece in my wardrobe!

Some of the impressive exhibitors included:

Lofty Vintage
Post Script Couture
Another Man’s Treasure
What Goes Around Comes Around
Extinct Optics

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Wardrobe Dept: 500 Days of Summer

By December 6, 2010 Film School, Personal Interests
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Looking through my archives, I was astounded at the discovery that I’ve never done a post on one of my favorite movies 500 Days of Summer. Blasphemy! If you’ve never seen it, please get thee to Netflix.com and order immediately. 500 Days of Summer is a love story with a twist, kind of in the vein of Annie Hall. It’s not all romantic cheese like most rom-coms and it has an intelligence to it that dissects relationships like how us “real” people experience them.

The plot and genius of the film aside, the wardrobe was beautiful yet simple. The characters Tom and Summer, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel seemed to dress in their own world, with a soothing palette of blues, tans and whites.  Tom dresses in fitted slacks, suits and ties, while Summer wears vintage 50′s frocks and hair bows.  Costume designer Hope Hanafin talks about using solely blue on Zooey and mixing vintage with modern to craft the light and enchanting wardrobe.

I simply love Summer’s style! Now I can stop obsessing over this movie and let you take in 500 Days in all its glory!

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Vintage Vanguard: Flirty 50′s Dresses

By November 14, 2010 Vintage

Sundays are my day to lounge around, catch up on my Google Reader and scour Etsy and Ebay for that rare vintage find. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect flirty 1950′s frock; one that is equal parts bombshell, housewife and party girl. I envision myself wearing it to a Sadie Hawkins dance, where the most popular guy in school will ask me to dance and gives me his letterman jacket at the end of the night. Le Sigh, those scenes only happen in movies.

Anywho, here are some fantastic frocks I’ve found on my internet jaunts. Now if only Etsy sold Don Draper-esque hunks we’d be in business!

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1. Harlequin 50s Christmas Dress / 2. Raw Silk Suzy Perette Dress / 3. Emma Domb Couture Tea Dress / 4. 50s Lace Bustier Lipstick Dress / 5. Streak of Gold Vintage Dress

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Designer Studio: Lauren Moffatt

By November 2, 2010 Designers, Personal Style
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Lauren Moffatt is a NYC designer with a vintage aesthetic, love of color, textiles and design details. Named one of WWD “Designers to Watch” Lauren attended Philadelphia College of Textiles and Design (Philly stand up!) with her now husband and business partner Rob Pepin. Her 2011 Spring collection initially caught my attention when Gala Darling featured it in her weekly Carousel.

Titled “The Honeymooner” is feature resort-ready dresses in a variety of mint greens, pinks, blues and whites, scalloped finishings and 60s styling with knee high stockings, socks and boater hats. I want every piece to wear while devouring a delicious eggs Benedict brunch and flea market shopping in Palm Springs.





Isn’t this collection so charming?!

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Vintage Heaven: Annie Creamcheese Vintage

By September 21, 2010 Vintage

My love of vintage clothing is well documented. The thrill of thrift shopping and vintage stores is an adrenaline rush that invigorates me like no other type of fashion. The allure of unearthing a hidden treasure and the history of vintage garments is much more interesting than an H &M dress that everyone has.

So imagine my excitement when I walked into Annie Creamcheese Vintage, a fully stocked vintage clothing boutique in Georgetown, DC  Annie is packed to guilds with everything from women’s and men’s vintage, loads of  estate jewelry and an entire designer vintage section. The collection is massive and is clearly from years and years of scouting flea markets, estate sales and auctions. They also have a Las Vegas location!

Annie Creamcheese Vintage
3279 M Street Northwest
Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20007
(202) 298-5555

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Designer Studio: Alexandra Grecco

By August 29, 2010 Designers, Personal Style
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Vintage inspired? Check. Frilly and feminine details? Check. Love at first sight? Check. These delightful attributes describe Alexandra Greeco’s 2010 Pre-Fall collection. The Brooklyn designer collects a wealth of inspiration from vintage shops, photography and romantic details. The scalloped shorts and heart-shaped cutout are simply to die for. Check out her Etsy shop and inspiring blog.

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What I Wore: VINT-Condition

By July 30, 2010 What I Wore
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So here’s my attempt at a What I Wore post. Please forgive me and don’t take this for anything other than amateur photography. Top Model I am not. This being a “fashion” blog I figured it needed more fashions. And as Dwight would say, “What’s a fashion blog with no fashion… NOTHING”. Gawd, I love those Real Housewives.

Deets:

Vintage Dress from Ebay
Cathy Jean Sandals
Random Bangles
Bamboo Earrings (at least 2 pair)
Hair from God

If you don’t know Dwight, get into it. Honey is fierce!

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Music Meets Fashion: VV Brown

By May 25, 2010 Music, Personal Interests, Personal Style, Style Inspiration
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The new generation of artists are embracing fashion as an extension of their music and stage persona. One such stylish singer is British transplant VV Brown. The 5’11 model has a distinct sound and look that blends to create an offbeat, yet refreshing musician. “Shark in the Water” and “Back in Time” are my personal favorites. Her debut album “Traveling Like the Light” was released in July 2009.

VV is signed to Model Management and has appeared in Vogue magazine. Her fashion sense is characterized by her retro flattop hairstyle and vintage style. She even has her own online vintage shop www.vvvintage.com.

Isn’t VV Brown’s style and voice phenomenal?

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