Sunday, February 27, 2011

Classic vs. Trendy

Classic vs. Trendy has always been a battle of sorts.  A classic black dress with clean lines that sits right below the knee - which you cant tell, is it 1950s or is it modern? Or an 80s super structured style with cutouts, that became popular after a celebrity wore it or it was seen on a TV show - or is it 60s?

Ive always been a fan of clothing that transcends time.  Clothing that defines each era as well.  There are so many piece in my wardrobe and in the shop that some of my customers can tell whether or not if they are modern or vintage.  Kate Spade is one of my favorite modern designers - she designs gorgeous classic shapes with modern twists and lovely colors - Here are a few modern dresses from Kate Spade that could easily be mistaken for vintage:


And as we all know - vintage style has become trendy in the last few years.  With celebrities reaching back into time and wearing vintage designer gowns to award shows - the trend has become all the rage.  I pride myself in not only being a vintage seller that wears vintage but appreciates the clothes not just for styles - but because its a passion of mine - I love the history, I love knowing that someones memory gets to live on after they have passed - and that a young lady is wearing their lovely threads with complete joy.  

Many vintage sellers are riding on the coattails of the trend - which happens with all things trendy.  I can only offer this piece of advice to those:  Its not all about the money.  If you have a passion for it, educate yourself, learn all you can and respect the era's gone by.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thirty-Five Years of Me - SALE!

Tomorrow is the day!  While Im not super excited about turning 35, Im not really upset about it either.  My 30s have been fabulous!  WAY better than my 20s when everything was crazy and all over the place.

So in light of this milestone, I am offering all of my customers, both online and in the shop - 35% off any item!  Thats a HUGE deal!  Just use COUPON CODE:  BIRTHDAY35 on Etsy - and in the shop, discounts will be taken at the register! (also, 50% off all coats in the shop too!!)

Here are some photos of me from when I was a kid...into my teens...and in my 20s.  Some good vintage to be seen!

 I think I was about 5 or 6 here, my parents had bought me this gold lame bikini while in Brazil.

I think this outfit is now in the hipster handbook - I was about 6 or 7 here as well.

Same boots from above, but this coat, I cant remember really but it was like little cottonballs!

Freshman year in high school.  I was getting extra credit for being a figure model after school because I had such bad grades and my Art Teacher didnt want me to flunk out!

Yes, I was one of THOSE girls in high school.

Sophomore Year - a vintage dress!
South Beach - Miami - I think 1998? - Only i could get away with wearing a string bikini top and dress pants!

1999 - Damn, I wish I still had those legs!!!

Don't forget!  TONIGHT! 12am til 11:59pm Tuesday night! - 35% off - Coupon Code: BIRTHDAY35

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love & Birthday's

Guess what, I turn 35 in 20 days.  Scary, I know.  But I hardly feel that old.  I think I look rather young for my age and I dont drive a minivan or wear mom jeans.  So, Im a young 35.  So in celebration of my birthday, Ill be running a MASSIVE sale on the February 22nd!  THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OFF anything in my shop (with exception to a few items that are on consignment), 24hrs only!  Stay tuned for the coupon code! (This offer is also valid in my boutique in Newmarket!)

So now that we are approaching that good ole' holiday called VALENTINE'S Day, I will show you a few photos and items that I love (and that I wouldnt mind getting for my birthday OR Valentines Day!!)  Stay warm, Spring is almost here!! (yea right!) xox - Dana