11 January, 2010

double take

those who know me will recognize these boots well. while thrifting over the weekend in nyc I was surprised to find the exact same boots I found (and wear all the time) last fall up in massachusetts. I have honestly worn mine way too much, even with things I probably shouldn't have worn them with. but you must know how that is...when you like something so much you kinda wear it just a lil' more than you should.

the weird thing is both pairs were never worn. I mean, who would've bought these and not wear them, like, the next day.

(boots on the left are mine, the ones on the right are in the shop now)

06 January, 2010

vintage inspired, thoroughly modern

oh how I would love to own any one of cristiana couceiro's collages. sheer brilliance.

(discovered via kelley lilien's blog)

05 January, 2010

a first-class flea

it may only be tuesday, but right about now I'm all about the upcoming weekend. unlike many, I had no extra time off during the holidays, but in 3 days I will officially be on vacation. of course, there's no better way to kick it off than with a flea. but a flea inside a restored historic bank???

the interior of the williamsburg savings bank looks breathtakingly beautiful and the idea of it brimming with vintage & handmade...well, needless to say, I'm over the moon. thanks, eric!

(top photo by richard berenholz via new york mag)

04 January, 2010

shop crush: mother's daughter

why, oh dear why, must I be allergic to wool??? I am seriously coveting everything in this ever-so-fab fledgling shop!

and if it wasn't for my aforementioned allergy, all, and I mean
of the above would have been snatched up by moi -- #1, #4, #6, and this fox-trimmed coat, are already en route. I actually had a daydream of wrapping myself in saran wrap so I just might be able to wear #2 and #5! if only once, for a few hours at least...I mean, those colors and those cuts. too perfect.

hayden, the sweet shopkeeper, stocks the shop with all sorts of vintage clothing gems and little etceteras of fashion: the type that make the heart go pitter-patter. you can check it all out here.
get ready to swoon.

01 January, 2010

happy new year!

were you out dancing last night in your vintage best?

when I first laid eyes on this, via hollister hovey, I was totally transfixed and couldn't stop watching. don't you agree? you can read all about phenakistoscope gif animation here.

so looking forward to another year -- umm, wait, another decade -- full of vintage goodness.

(click on the above image for full view)