Friday, September 7, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Just in time for the 4th of July, I wanted to do a post on something that's truly all-American. While I would argue that the Levi's denim jacket is timeless, and neither has nor will go out of style, it does appear to be having a "comeback" as of late. I would attribute this to the resurgence of grunge style in the past year. A symbol of youth, rebellion, and the working class, since it's invention there was never a decade without the denim jacket. In the 50's it was adopted by the greasers, in the 60's the hippies, in the 70's the punks. By the 80's it had become an iconic staple, popularized by the likes of Madonna and Judd Nelson in the Breakfast Club. Then came the 90s, when, along with the waist-tied flannel, the grunge scene claimed it as their own. After that, the jean jacket took a breather and seemed to be worn only by those going for a specific vintage look (most commonly punk or rockabilly). But in 2012, baby, it's back and bigger than ever. It's having a full blown fashion moment, with Lookbook and Tumblr's ablaze with cool girls rocking vintage Levi's, Lee's, and Wrangler jackets, be it slashed, studded, bedazzled, dyed, patched or acid-washed. Which begs the question... are there enough vintage denim jackets in the world to satisfy the growing vintage fashion community??
All images from google and tumblr.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Ok, be nice. Although I don't consider myself to be particularly photogenic, I wanted to share an outfit photo I took featuring my (new to me) vintage boots that my dear friend at Nana Pat Project sent me! For quite some time I've been on the prowl for a good-fitting pair of shit-kickers to go with... everything. Found 'em!
1. Nail Polish - Essie in "Peach Daiquiri"#560
2. Lipstick - Revlon Colorburst in "Coral"#080
3. Jewelry - all thrifted/gifted
4. Suede Fringe Crossbody- Brandy Melville
5. Cowboy Boots - Vintage Code West from Nana Pat Project
6. Bustier - Necessary Clothing
7. Tropical Skirt - Vintage Sag Harbor from La Bomba
8. Denim Jacket - Vintage Levi's from La Bomba
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
In June, Coachella may be old news, but fashion blogs are still awash with bohemian gypsy styling. In particular, the fringed velvet burnout kimono is damn near unavoidable. Inspired by Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, and rekindled by Florence Welch and Kate Moss; I love the instantaneous flower-child vibe achieved by slipping one on. It's the perfect layer for frolicking in nature at dusk. Best of all, it can be dressed up or down. Throw it on over a vintage concert T and some cut offs during the day or over an LBD for night. Some bloggers have put out DIY guides for making your own out of easy-to-find velvet burnout scarves. Others are making a killing on Etsy like Girl On A Vine and Saltwater Gypsy, pedaling gorgeous one-of-a-kind vintage kimonos. With all the options, there's no excuse to not have yourself the Summer's must-have layer.