Vintage Fashion Maven Doris Raymond’s LA Frock Stars

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If you have always wanted to know where the fabulously dressed celebs buy their beautiful vintage clothing for red carpet engagements and general fabulous living, look no further. They Way We Wore has been a vintage clothing mecca for designers such as John Galliano and pin up beauties such as Dita Von Teese.

Doris Raymond is the owner of The Way We Wore, a jewelry box of a boutique on La Brea in Los Angeles. Raymond shares her obsession with vintage clothing, her stunning collection and list of famous celeb clients in the new six part series L.A. Frock Stars on Smithsonian Channel.

In addition to the overwhelmingly beautiful collection in the boutique, Raymond offers design services to designers and stylists which include access to her massive inspiration room. Imagine an entire room filled to the rafters with fabric, garments, swatches, notions, and anything under the sun that can inspire the next potential couture collection. Proof that vintage never goes out of style.

If you caught the premiere episode of the six-part documentary L.A. Frock Stars on Smithsonian channel, you got to experience a vicarious shopping trip with the gorgeous mistress of burlesque, Dita Von Teese. I was mesmerized as Dita tried on gorgeous vintage dress by DiorĀ  and YSL. What a treat!

I am so excited for Doris Raymond and her team. Reality shows usually tend to be obviously scripted and over the top. I am so glad that Smithsonian channel is involved. I think it is the perfect channel for someone like Doris Raymond and The Way We Wore – a company that really gets high fashion and collectable vintage. They have perfectly portrayed the relevance of Raymond’s collection from a historical and fashion perspective and really let her passion for beautiful vintage shine through without needing to create faux-drama. I can’t think of a better outlet.

If you missed the first episode, don’t worry! You can watch the full episode on the web at Smithsonian Channel’s website. But don’t forget to catch it Thursday, March 14 at 8pm EST/PST on Smithsonian Channel (check your local listing). I don’t have that channel, but I was able to watch the show on demand!

Let me know what you think of the show! Would love a watching buddy!

Want so catch some more videos of Doris Raymond? Check out these interviews I have done with vintage guru herself!


UPDATE! You can purchase the entire season for less than $9 through iTunes! (Disclaimer: this is an affiliate link).

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1 Kristine { 03.21.13 at 4:59 pm }

Hi Sandra! My Mom sent me a link about this show. I’m saddened to see that we don’t get the Smithsonian Channel, either! And we get pretty much EVERYTHING, so I’m not sure what I could do to get it. What I saw certainly does look promising, though – it’s so refreshing to see a “reality” show that is actually educational & entertaining without being catty & full of made-up drama!! Yay! I hope it gets picked up for more episodes & I hope I can get the Smithsonian Channel!

2 Sandra { 03.21.13 at 6:14 pm }

Hey Kristine I’m thinking of upgrading for a month and then reducing the services when the show is over. Only the first episode was free. You are so right about it being very educational I think it’s done in very good taste. I wouldn’t expect less from Doris Raymond.

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