Tuesday, May 31, 2011

No Stoppin'

The Sip n Shop was a monster hit, between the sangria, the illustrator and the clothes, the Spring version of this super smash up was a sucess.  Click on the links below to see the write ups and the pics. The Fall and Winter Sip n Shops as well as a few major annoucements are coming soon.

The Blay Report
The New York Times

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Highlight: Mafalda

photo courtesy of refinery29

When I’m not searching for inventory for my own shop, I still have some favorite vintage stores of my own that carry stunning and amazing pieces.  Mafalda, located in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn opened in 2010 but it wasn’t until after reading about it in The Village Voice that I then decided to visit.
With stellar looks to go with an impeccable collection of high end day and evening pieces with normal pricing, owner and buyer Christina Kolbe has hit a mark with Mafalda.   Carrying obscure designers from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s  that have a strong contemporary aspect, Koble has a stylist's eye. A silk  pink and turquoise abstract print dress caught my eye immediately and with just a quick glance in the mirror it was a wrap. Other stellar pieces include a bat wing sequin top, a powder blue boucle wool and silk suit a la Betty Draper. Mafalda has stellar pieces that speak to a fashionable vintage lover. The  next time you’re strolling around the sweet streets of Brooklyn, pop into the shop, you won’t leave empty handed.
360 Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond Street
Hours of Operation for Spring/Summer
Monday -  1- 7
Tuesday - 1 - 7
Wednesday - 11-7
Thursday - 11-7
Friday - 11-7
Saturday - 11-7
Sunday - 12-6

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dresscue Me

If you love both vintage clothing and reality television, then  Dresscue Me  is the show to watch.  The lovely, stunning and fabulous Shareen Mitchell of Shareen's Vintage my favorite I repeat favorite vintage store let's viewers in on the roller coaster ride of being a vintage purveyor, a mentor, a wife, a businesswoman and therapist, to name a few.  Shot mostly in her California store, with a few episodes dedicated to her New York location, Shareen or as I like to call her the Vintage Godmother, opens viewers up to the amazing world of finding stunning  pieces as well as introducing the beauty of vintage to first time customers. If you're tired of bickering, cat fights, teenagers and bed hopping  reality laced drama, check out Dresscue Me  on Planet Green/ Discovery Channel Tuesday night at 10:30 PM. Check out my picture below in a favorite Shareen find that caught the eye of Essence.com.