Saturday, 17 September 2011

New goodies

Just got a nice little package in the mail from a vintage shop on etsy.  I really like the sheer volume of cool old vintage clothes this shop has to offer.  Everything you could ever want: 70s pantsuit onsie? no problem! arctic fox fur stole? you bet! Check it out: Fashionista NV

"Vintage clothing is not only an obsession for many but also an eco-friendly way to shop and help cut down on sweatshops" - Fashionista NV.  Amen.

Anyways, I opted to buy a detachable pearl collar.  It arrived packaged in a drier sheet, which made the entire package smell like a boquet of flowers.  What a lovely touch.

I'm even getting a teeny bit better at taking self-portraits.  Teeny.
Also, in unrelated news, my shoes match the old cupboards from the 70s in my office:
I'm not sure how I feel about that.

But anyways, check out Fashionista NV on etsy.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Happy friday... now that I discovered this gem

A friend recently sent me this video by Kimbra:
That dress?  Those suits?!  ... so consequently I have fallen deeply in love with this lady.  She's a kiwi, her music is awesome, her videos are unreal, and her style makes me want to burn all of my clothes:

What a perfect friday discovery!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Vintage bathing suit conundrum

So, bathing suit season is coming up, and I need a new one.  I really really reallllyyy want a vintage bathing suit... I absolutely love the 50s and  60s (and 70s!) pin up style:

 Plus I found some really cute ones on etsy!

I just don't know how I feel about used bathing suits... ya know? I just don't like the thought of other parts touching where my parts will go.  Was that vague enough for you?  You know what I'm saying... 
I dunno, call me a prude, I just can't seem to wrap my head around it.

Monday, 12 September 2011

NYFW part 2

Organic by John Patrick -

Not only organic: recycled, screen printed, fair labour, local sourcing... the whole eco works!
This is John's new spring 2012 line... my favourite are the shorts made from vintage neck ties.

Photos by Ecoterre