Category — Events

Vintage Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Style & Travel

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I’ve always said that I wish we could dress for travel. They way people used to dress before leggings and sweat pants were acceptable to board a plane. Well I’m not alone! A few weeks ago, I attended the opening of a new exhibition at the FIDM Museum. My friend Jessica Hastings of MyVintageVogue.com collaborated with Dave Temple, owner of Clever Vintage and the Helms Vintage Show, to create a super fun exhibit of travel styles and travel advertisements and fashion photography throughout the decades.

The exhibit is fabulous! Refined suits, practical and stylish luggage and wonderful images all depicting stylish and well traveled families jetsetting and road tripping.

The exhibition is still going on at the FIDM Museum. But hurry, it ends July 19. You’ll love it!

July 12, 2013   1 Comment

Punk Couture at the Met

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art launched its latest exhibit “Punk: From Chaos to Couture”. Dang! One more reason I wish I lived near New York.

The spring 2013 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be PUNK: Chaos to Couture.  The exhibition, on view from May 9 through August 11, 2013 (preceded on May 6 by The Costume Institute Benefit), will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today.

I know some of my hard core punk friends will turn their noses up at the idea of punk couture, but if we consider Vivienne Westwood as the Queen Mum of rips and studs then there is no denying that that punk style is a true couturier craft. It’s hand made, designed piece by piece, and one of a kind. Who cares if your spray painted T-shirt is made of cotton and not silk embroidered by little old ladies in Paris.

I really hope the exhibit comes to Los Angeles! Thank Liz at ejc designs for sending me this info!

 

 

via Racked NY

February 13, 2013   2 Comments

Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire This Weekend

Ooh! Or should I say Booooh! This sounds like a good event. the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire is coming to Northern California. Somehow I think the finds are going to be way too good for Halloween costume use.

They will have 50 dealers in three ballrooms- all handpicked by faire curator and co-founder of the Alameda Point Antique Fair, Sandra Michaan.

Highlights include dealers specializing in vintage designer accessories, menswear, military, bridal, and from every era from Victorian through 1980’s.  Price points will vary- there will be some serious bargains to be had as well as pristine, collectors’ items that are priced accordingly.

And something I thought was VERY cool, Operation Care and Comfort will be setting up a station at the faire collecting donations for American servicemen and women serving overseas.  Bring anything from personal care items (toothbrushes, shaving needs, etc.) to fun things (inexpensive/disposable cameras, phone cards, etc.) to Halloween treats (American candies!) to drop off when entering the faire.

The deets:

Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

at the O Club, 641 West Red Line Avenue, Alameda CA 94501

Friday, Oct 21st “First Stab” 6-9 PM $10 entry fee (also admits to Saturday show)

Halloween Costume Contest at 8PM

(entertainment by Blue Bone Express and cocktails by St.George)

Saturday, Oct 22nd First Buy 10-11 AM $10 entry fee, 11 AM- 5 PM $5 entry fee

Free admission to children 16 and under.

October 21, 2011   No Comments

Vintage Spotted at BlogHer 2011 San Diego

This was my first BlogHer ever. I knew there would be fewer fashion bloggers, so when I spotted some vintage loving fashionistas, I practically sprinted towards them. I don’t think I have ever been so forward. It’s a good thing everyone who attends BlogHer is super nice and was totally willing to pose.

It was so great to see so many bloggers who love vintage as much as I do and were wearing it with pride. I actually felt bad for going more casual with touches of vintage. These bloggers brought their finest vintage and they really stood out as women not afraid of having fun with fashion.

I’ve included their respective websites/blogs int he captions so you can go check them out too! I’m so happy I met so many new fashion friends that will gab away with me about vintage.

Thanks for posing ladies! Vintage forever xoxo.

gorgeous 1950s vintage print skirt - Inherent Style in LA

DIY vintage chandelier crystal necklace - The Curvy Fashionista

Rocking a vintage Gucci purse - Glam Media

Quirky vintage dress - The Dead Cowgirl

Vintage shiny and glam metallic brocade - Fashionably Bombed

Fun vintage inspired cocktail print dress - Cocktail Deeva

August 9, 2011   9 Comments

What I Wore To Two Point Oh LA Blogger Picnic

A few weeks ago, Kelsi Smith, the founder of Two Point Oh LA, organized the 2nd annual TPOLA Blogger Picnic. I had so much fun last year, and this year was no exception. Despite getting lost and taking the “scenic” route through the Hollywood Hills, I arrived at the picnic just in time to enjoy a few cupcakes, DIY my goodie bag, and load up on the amazing gifts in the gifting suite. My favorite gifts were the Proactiv Refining Mask, which I am totally addicted to now and buying some online, and the adorable Neiman Marcus zebra print notepad and pen.

But nothing beats spending some quality time with fellow bloggers and friends, and meeting new ones. Everyone was dressed to perfection. And it was so neat to see everyone’s take on what constitutes an outfit for picnic-ing.

Kelsi and crew did an amazing job putting on such a fun event that really brings us fashion bloggers together and forms some wonderful bonds. I heart these ladies!

great layering with vintage cami

Wendy Bendoni and me

this is the dress I wore – vintage Irish linen

tiny fashionista

August 2, 2011   5 Comments

Vintage Links | The Week in Vintage

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Gorgeous pictures of vintage finds at Brimfield vintage show – Design Sponge

Vintage fashion predictions from Sammy Davis Vintage – Sammy D Vintage

Vintage Textile show at Pickwick Gardens this weekend – NBC Los Angeles

Guide to thrifting, marathon style – Goodwill NY NJ

LACMA’s Costume Council and Cameron Silver honor Judith Leiber – All the Rage/LA Times

picture: neimanmarcus.com

May 27, 2011   No Comments

Vintage Style | Nicole Richie in 1940s Gown at Met Gala

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Nicole Richie has become one of my favorite style icons in the last three years. Her choice of gown for the Met Gala now puts her on my top 5 list. I’m not sure who this dress was designed by, it could just another example of anonymous vintage that can upstage any contemporary design.

In true Nicole form, her sexy arm cutouts seem to be studded in either rhinestones or metal studs, can’t tell from this image. Glamour and edge all in one dress. I think she nailed it!

image: Getty Images

May 4, 2011   No Comments

Vintage Event | Karen Augusta Fashion & Textile Auction 3/30

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Karen Augusta Auctions is holding one of their famous vintage and antique fashion and textiles auctions. On the auction block are 400 lots of couture & vintage clothing, accessories, designer jewelry and rare textiles that have been consigned to to them by the Brooklyn Museum, the Chrysler Museum, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Goodwill Collection of Dayton and selections from more than a dozen other institutional & private consigners. The specialty sale next Wednesday begins at noon at St. Paul Auditorium – 60th & Columbus – in midtown Manhattan. Everything will sell that day.

Preview will be held the day before, March 29th, from 1 until 7.  For more info visit Karen Augusta’s website.

March 23, 2011   No Comments

Vintage Event | A Current Affair April 2-3

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Just in time for spring! I’ll be participating in A Current Affair, a unique vintage marketplace featuring top vintage dealers from LA and beyond. I am so excited about doing this show again. Richard Wainright and Joey Grana from Scout have created such an amazing event and have really curated the group of dealers who participate.GlamAmor will be there too. Can’t wait to hang out with Kimberly. If you haven’t been to this event yet, please GO! Saturday night will be the cocktail party. Stylish people from the vintage and fashion worlds mingle and cocktail amongst vintage Chanel, Dior, and some amazing anonymous vintage. Mention my blog and I’ll give you a friend discount.

March 14, 2011   No Comments

Vintage Shopping | Video Interview with The Way We Wore

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LA is the land of designer vintage. And no one does glamorous vintage in LA better than Doris Raymond and The Way We Wore. I got a chance to visit with Doris during her semi-annual sale going on right now.

Imagine this – Dior, YSL, Chanel, and thousands of other pieces with equally stellar names and some couture quality pieces made by anonymous hands – all for 50% off. I picked a few of my faves from the sale racks.

Check out my video interview with Doris. We chat about the sale, vintage trends and her amazing new collection of dead stock lingerie.

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January 25, 2011   No Comments