Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

First Lady Does Vintage Again

Michelle Obama on the cover of Essence October 2011

I don't know how I let this slip pass me but the October cover of Essence magazine featured our First Lady wearing a vintage dress.  The designer is unknown which is a little disappointing but in the history of vintage clothing, there are a number of amazing pieces that are unsigned. Usually created by classic dressmakers from store bought patterns or copies of European houses, these pieces still had amazing craftsmanship, unseen today but close to couturiers. This is not the first time Mrs. Obama wore vintage, at the 2010 Christmas celebration she wore a vintage Norman Norell dress that received a cavalcade of attention. The First Lady is noted for making very non contemporary fashion choices and her taste for vintage only makes her seem more stylish.

Monday, December 12, 2011

VS Stylin'

I love receiving pictures from all my Vintage Shaun clients. Annika, whose personal style I have admired for quite some time paired her denim shorts and  opaque tights with  this decadent Vintage Shaun sequin dinner jacket circa 1980s. It was a special occasion and Annika celebrated it with a dynamic piece. For those afraid of sequins or think it's too dressy, take a clue from Annika and play it down with  a more informal fabric like denim. The results are a dressy jeans or dressed down glitter, which ever one fits your fancy. Check Annika's site here and follow her on twitter for more of her great style.

P.S. If you have any recent Vintage Shaun pictures send them over to vintageshaun@gmail.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Close Up

These are just some of pieces that will be at the Vintage Shaun Sip n' Shop tomorrow....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Closet Sneak Peek

Just a few things, it's holiday season. I have to get the baubles out. Check out this great article on cuffs here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Right before the holidays  season gets you into a crunch, stop by the I-ELLA shopping event this Saturday. I-ELLA combines celebrity, fashion and charity.  Also check out this cool interview I did with them a while back.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paint The Town Red

Red is the color of passion.  It takes a strong person to pull it off with confidence and with gloomy gray wintry days upon us, a red coat or cape seen here  can lift the spirits. Pictured above is a reversible red fur lined coat  circa 1960s and  a red vintage cape circa 1970s.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sequins For Breakfast

When I die, bury me in sequins. The glitz and glamour is so stunning, you can't deny it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Vintage Shaun Red Carpet

Back in September for Fashion's Night Out, I wore this stunning 1970s piece on the red carpet, read the interview here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Falling In Love With Vintage Shaun

This past Saturday the Fall Vintage Shaun Sip n' Shop took place at the Nu Hotel. What has now become a quarterly event where guests are treated to  the now infamous Shaungria and Sweet Treats by Assata. In addition a masseuse was on hand to relax shoppers pre and post purchase.  Take a look at a few snapshots by Gloria Baskins, staff photographer next one is December 3rd stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Time Out For Vintage Shaun

This will be the third Sip n' Shop of the year as we come on up on the 1 year anniversary of Vintage Shaun. With this recent write up in Time Out New York you have to come out this Saturday see the details below and check some images from previous Sip n' Shops.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Neighborhood Shoot

A few weeks ago, I did some random shots of the 1960's double faced wool dress in my neighborhood. I saw a piece very similar to this at a chain retailer although it was polyester. This image ended being on the invite for my upcoming Sip n' Shop this Saturday.