Thursday, May 27, 2010
This may be one of the most over-blogged images of the summer, but for good reason! Chloe really set the trend for that denim on denim look that everyone's so crazy about! It's come a long way... Remember this red carpet travesty?
Thankfully these days people have realized it's best to stay clear of using the rugged fabric as a substitute for something luxe. A jean skirt? Fine. A jean ballgown? Let's just pretend that never happened. Instead let's focus on classic shapes: vests, pearl snap work shirts, Lee jackets, Levi's 501's. Vintage is the best way to keep it classy! We really do get the best washes. And it's a relief knowing you won't have the same strategically placed patch in the exact same place as anyone else!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This is what Linda Farrow's website has to say about Linda Farrow:"A clothing designer by training, Linda Farrow was among the first to treat sunglasses as fashion. Her eponymous eyewear label, established in 1970, quickly rose to acclaim among the stylish Londoners and the international jet set. A tireless experimenter, Farrom pioneered shapes and styles that remain au courant today, including the avat-garde wraparounds that were Yoko Ono's signature 70's look. Linda Farrow's relentless pursuit in luxury innovation, and cutting edge design continues to mark the brand almost forty years later."
This is what we have to say about Linda Farrow: She pretty much invented cool! Seriously, could you even have rockstars if their sunglasses didn't make such a statement? After her death her son found her stash of old frames (oh, just like 2,000 different designs up to 500 per style) which are sold very exclusively to only select vendors. The celebrities love her! And so do the fashion designers: Linda Farrow has done collaborations with Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Prototype by Yohji Yamamoto, Raf Simons, The Row, Matthew Williamson, Veronique Branquinho, Luella, Eley Kishimoto, and Jeremy Scott (anybody see the Lady Gaga Paparazi video?).
If these pics don't get your attention, maybe this will: We've got a shipment of super preppy 80's shades by the fabulous sun-shading lady herself! Tags still attached! Looks like 1 of a Find can add itself to that exclusive list of vintage vendors! Pictures to follow... if they don't fly off the shelves too quickly!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
PIERRE CARDIN 1960s TORTOISE Shell Sun Glasses... HUGE!
-The Importance of opening a bottle hasn't changed in 100 years! -
Sharkskin to dress up your man...
Check these out and maybe more to come on www.nymag.com
Monday, May 10, 2010
Dries Van Noten FW 2010
I was going to wait till Summer passed before going blog crazy over the Fall Runway since we stock the store seasonally, but since it feels like fall anyway, I'm just gonna go ahead and do it. Especially since Dries Van Noten's Fall/Winter show was really all about layering pieces that could easily stick around in your closet throughout the Summer. And he does it in such a fresh way that makes you appreciate a cool breeze!
I mean, this look is so incredibly 1950's! Super modern sillouetts, very clean, very smart. I think a lot of it is the minimal military pallette that helps keep it feeling so fresh. That and the tosseled hair, dark glasses and unlikely pairings of things, like she just grabbed it on her way out without a second thought.
Here are a couple of our favorite looks from the show that inspired our own: