I have a love for vintage fashion. A professor from FIT once told me, “Fashion is not revolutionary, it’s evolutionary.” I even took a course called Vintage Shopping. Can you believe that? You receive credit for shopping with your class and professor! That’s when I knew I found my calling.
So, I recently opened a book that I have not looked at in a long time entitled Vintage Fashion by Emma Baxter-Wright. It highlights the most important designers and signature looks from 1900-1990. The photography is also amazing.
I saw influences dating from 1924 with a look created by Callot Soeurs. Actress Marion Morehouse is seen wearing a one-shoulder bias-cut gown. OK, let’s skip the bottom and focus on the top. So many current designers are still doing this. Black Halo does this in every collection and most recently Geren Ford had a one shoulder ruffle top in the collection. This top was one of my favs!
Another favorite item to wear is a jacket, fitted or boyfriend, with jeans. I one day would love to buy a tweed Chanel jacket to add to my collection though Rebecca Taylor and and Elizabeth and James make fantastic pieces as well. This jacket is by French designer Maria-Louise Bruyere and dates to the 40’s. I just love the buttons on it.
Maybe Studio 54 was the birth place of the disco era. They seemed so glamorous wearing deep V-necked, backless, almost Grecian-style silk jersey dresses. Jumpsuits, a la Charlie’s Angels are still worn by fashionistas today.
Here you have it, my top pics from Vintage Fashion. PS- I highly recommend it!!!
I often get asked “What made me decide to get into fashion?” I honestly didn’t know when this love affair started until this past weekend when I was looking at some of my coffee table photo albums. I came across one particular album my mom made me that started from the time when she was married.
It was then it finally dawned on me that I was literally taught the beauty of fashion from my mother at a very young age. As I flipped from page to page I saw images of completely coordinated outfits from birth. I especially like the picture of me with the bonnet on at 18 months. How funny is that?
It seems that by age 2 I had developed a bit more personal style. Check out my pose with the yellow purse. I will skip along to the early 90’s, which I don’t know whether to love or not. That’s me third from left. How many bows can one person wear?
It wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I truly felt I had discovered my own sense of style. I am most confident in a great pair of jeans paired with a flowy top by day and by night something classy with a touch of sexiness.
I always tell people to dress in a way that makes them feel confident about themselves.
We are honored to be featured in this months Shape Magazine, which highlights Rebecca Minkoff’s leather coin pouches. We are anxiously awaiting the merchandise to arrive any day now!
This collection was inspired by colors of the fall which include chocolate, wine and rust. Rebecca Minkoff incorporates embossed animal prints and studs in her fall collection.
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