Thursday, February 26, 2009 Newsflash: We’re Back!
Wow..after a grueling few days treading miles of carpeting, paying over $5 for Starbucks chai, and explaining to everyone where exactly Benicia, CA is, we are back from Vegas! I am pleased to report that we refrained from all hedonistic impulses (in fact, there were none) and worked our butts off the entire time. There were tons of great designers in attendance, and I’m super excited about some of the new lines we’ll be offering in the coming months. The highlight of our trip was most CERTAINLY the amazing interview that Nylon included in their newsletter (published daily and distributed to trade show attendees). Take a peek!
A moment of fun amidst the madness:
On another note, we’ve just unleashed some fabulous pieces from two lines I’m happy to introduce:
Monday, February 16, 2009 Behind The Scenes: Where We’ve Been And Where We’re Go-ing
The blog’s been a bit quiet these days while resident blogger Fiona is in NYC having a blast at fashion week. I haven’t had much time to post updates, but did want to share a behind-the-scenes video of our most recent lookbook shoot, which will debut soon. We’ll have a small update early this week, then we’re leaving town for a trade show…but heaps of sweet vintage will be coming next week, so fret not!
Friday, February 6, 2009 Newsflash: Accessories Without A Crime…
We’ve just unleashed a huge collection of accessories into the store! From amaaaazing unworn Emilio Pucci sunglasses to a Pierre Cardin monogrammed clutch… take a peek!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 Right Now: Harem Scare ‘Em
This spring, there’s a new kind of pant in town. Harem pants, cropped trousers, drop-crotch pants and any variation or mixture of those have taken over the streets and the runways. For once, the fashion gods may have heard our cries, and offered us some comfortable yet fabulously chic options. These babies are extremely versatile and although they’ve been around since last fall (not to mention their original debut in the 1980s), they’ve returned in bold colors and patterns. Take a look at some runway looks and our own vintage finds.
Keep your eyes peeled, we’ll have more coming in!
(runway images via Style.com)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Nails: Reverse French Manicure
Ever since I stumbled upon the above picture in an editorial, I cannot stop thinking about nail designs. Quite honestly, the last time I was possessed to don nail art was for my high school prom, which at the time seemed like the coolest thing in the world. French manicures are classic and all, but leave it to John Galliano to take what we know and turn it upside down. Christian Dior’s FW ’07 featured a unique take on the two-tone look against various pastel colors.
Harking back to the Burlesque era, Dita Von Teese has been fashioning these spicy nails for quite some time now. It works best on long skinny acrylic nails, as that’s how it was done in the time period, but it looks fine on shorter nails as well. If you want to try it yourself, Glamour Magazine’s DIY instructions are easy to follow. Tell us how it works out!