Tuesday, March 31, 2015

We're Back!

Let's say bye bye to this long dreadful winter and brighten up our wardrobe with stunning Spring vintage wardrobe. I'm so excited to be bringing this back to my neighborhood, Crown Heights.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Vintage Hacks: The Odor Eater Cocktail

You love vintage, you hate the vintage smell. I say it everyday and I hear it everyday, and I've tried a number of hacks to rid my vintage purchases of that odor but now, I have discovered a cocktail that really works.

What You'll Need:
Plain Vodka
Filtered Water
Baking Soda
Spray Bottle

Place 1 teaspoon of baking soda in the bottom of the spray bottle, mix on part vodka, two parts water into spray bottle. Shake bottle until baking soda had dissolved. Hang clothing item, inside out on a hanger, spray from 1 foot away, let item air out for a few days.

The vodka is a great killer of musty odors, you may have to do this more than once but it will dull that odor from vintage. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vintage Jewelry

Vintage jewelry has some of  the most sentimental value. Whether you inherit it,  passed down or you have purchased, vintage jewelry has high emotional and financial value.

Whether it is engagement rings, hat pins or brooches, vintage jewelry is appreciated for its craftsmanship and timelessness. Bakelite, art deco the list can go on and on. Those that are new to vintage, jewelry is the introductory piece to becoming a connoisseur.

When shopping for vintage jewelry look for  pieces in good condition, cleaning jewelry isn't hard, but repairing pieces can get very complex and costly. You also, want to carry a magnifying glass to look for signage, that influences price and resell value. Last, look for design, and do your research on periods, jewelry from the early 20th century holds great value both style and financial. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Year of Sequin Shaming

1960s Sequin Wiggle Dress

When I was posting the outfit I wore on New Year's Eve to my personal Facebook page one of my friends commented that I was sequin shaming everyone. It was my first full belly laugh of the New Year and I thought it was so funny that I would start using the  term sequin shaming. So here is the first  post of 2015 dedicated to Sequin Shaming.

1980s Wool Sequin Tuxedo Jacket 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year Old Clothes

I kicked off 2015 with an archival piece that I've come about twice in my vintage collection. The first time I came across this bubblegum gum pink Oleg Cassini mid 1980s sequin top was November of 2010 in a warehouse next to a highway and a rubber factory.  It was a great piece and was purchased at a Sip n' Shop in 2011. It is a show stopping piece and although I was sad to see it go, I was happy that it found a new home with a first time vintage shopper.

Fast forward to the Manhattan Vintage Show this year and this top was there and this time, it fit me. I had to have it and there was no way this would ever be sold again, it would go into my archives, also known as the vintage that will never be sold, ever!

This piece can only be worn on New Year's Eve, it is so bright there is no other time when it won't blind anyone. So I pulled it out the archives, threw it on with some jeans and sky high heels and rang in 2015 to Diana Ross' classic Love Hangover.  What did you wear to bring in 2015?