Posts tagged "vintage"

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: To Hell With Housework

Show your true colors in this vintage apron printed with the not-so-subtle message, “To Hell With Housework.” Because even if you like cooking and cleaning (tell me your secret!), there’s no harm in doing your chores with a little rebellious flair. [$12.50, lulouandada]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2011

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Pin On A Pig

My friend Molly has recently become obsessed with miniature pigs. She dreams of having a miniature pet pig named Penelope and walking it around town on a little pig leash. And can you blame her, really? I mean, look at this. Speaking of miniature pigs, check out this adorable vintage brooch. Pin it on a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 15, 2011

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Good Morning, South Dakota

It’s pretty much impossible to have a bad morning when you wake up to four dead presidents smiling up at you from your coffee mug. Although the coffee probably helps too. [$10, Etsy]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 5, 2011

The Frisky’s 20 Best Piece Of Style Advice

I’m kind of in love with Lucky’s December 2010 issue, which is celebrating the shopping mag’s 10th anniversary by rehashing some of their best content. My favorite piece is the 100 fashion edicts that the editors live by — not dumb, lofty fashion tips like Rachel Zoe might suggest (“An elephant tusk will spice u…

Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Gold Bless The USA

How awesome is this vintage compact? It’s got a surprisingly detailed map of the United States on the outside and pops open to reveal a handy little mirror. Never has checking for food in your teeth been such a glamorous — and patriotic — endeavor. [$12, Etsy]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 26, 2010

Shades Made Simple: A Few Rules For Wearing Sunglasses

Even though the leaves are falling and temperatures are cooling down, it’s never the wrong season for sunglasses. I say this as an admitted eyewear addict: the other day a friend of mine shifted slightly in the backseat of my car and was buried in a mini avalanche of sunglasses I’d been hoarding behind her…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 29, 2010

Barbie’s First-Ever TV Commercial

Long before she was a TV news anchor in a pink miniskirt, Barbie was just a “girl” with a “purse and hats and gloves galore” in this 1959 commercial. It’s apparently the first Barbie ad to ever appear on television. The times — and Barbie — sure have changed, huh? [YouTube]…

Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2010

Lily Allen Launches Vintage Shop, “Lucy In Disguise”

While she’s knocked up, Lily Allen is taking a break from the limelight (sort of) to open a vintage boutique with her sister, Sarah, which they’re calling Lucy in Disguise. The girls’ London shop isn’t quite ready to open yet (it will open later this month), so in the meantime, they’ve set up a pop-u…

Leonora Epstein / September 7, 2010

Would You Ever Wear A Vintage Bathing Suit?

My mother has a special face she displays when I show her my latest vintage finds. It says, That’s cute, but how could you ever wear someone else’s clothes? No amount of laundering is enough for her when it comes to my pre-owned finds, because it’s already soiled with the first owner’s issues. While I…

Bianca Posterli / July 30, 2010

Katie Holmes’ 1960s Looks As Jackie O Are The Bee’s Knees

Watch your back, “Mad Men”! Katie Holmes’ costumes for her role as Jackie O in the History Channel miniseries “The Kennedys,” currently filming in Toronto, would make Betty Draper weep. We can’t wait to see pics of Katie in huge sunglasses and a pillbox hat.

Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2010

Visit Model And Chanteuse Karen Elson’s Vintage Shop

Racked takes readers on a nifty pictorial tour through model, singer, and wife-of-Jack Black Karen Elson’s vintage shop in Nashville, Tennessee, Venus and Mars. The store, which is located in a house, is filled with a cornucopia of eclectic old school items, from cheetah clutches to men’s suspenders, day-glo jumpers to thrift store art, summer…

Susannah Breslin / June 25, 2010

Vintage Shop Reminds Us That Their Stock Is Old, Dead People Clothes

Next time you’re jonesing for a vintage fix but can’t quite find that perfect floral house dress, take heart in the new ads for London’s Shock and Roll vintage shops. The pleasant advertisements serve as a reminder that the old lady on the corner is going to be dead soon and Shock and Roll i…

Lily Q / June 25, 2010

Shareen Vintage To Show Up At Madewell Pop-Up

If you know vintage, you know Shareen Mitchell. The former actor and designer has stores on both coasts and a mix of odd and on-trend pieces that routinely sell out. Apparently realizing the awesomeness that is Shareen, Madewell has tapped her to stock two pop-up shops in their New York and Century City stores. All…

Lily Q / June 21, 2010

My Top 10 “WTF Was I Thinking?” Clothing Purchases

I love shopping, which is a shame because I’ve been a shopping idiot for most of my life. I have lots of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and jewelry. Until recently, though, I was one of those people who never owned any stockings or white cotton T-shirts — yet I had an emerald-colored cocktail dress that…

Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2010

How To Buy Vintage Online

GQ put together what a list of the top 25 vintage shops in the country, and we were sad to see that two of our absolute favorite spots for retro duds were nowhere to be found. Why no Ebay and Etsy, boys? They may have no physical location, but they’ve got more great finds tha…

Lily Q / April 17, 2010

Kelis Used To Be A “Sassy” Mag Model

One of the girls dancing around in this ’90s-era “Promalama Ding Dong” (ha!) Sassy magazine fashion spread is Kelis. As in the Kelis who has grills and got married in a lime green dress and dared b*tches to say something about it. Keep those images in your mind as you check out the rest of…

Lily Q / April 8, 2010

HBO’s “How To Make It In America” Apparel Is Definitely Not Vintage

Been watching “How to Make it in America”? In this week’s episode, the adorable Ben Epstein (Note—no relation, tee hee) and his friend Cam finally got one of their fashion schemes off the ground, completing an order of screenprinted vintage tees. The design, which Ben came up with in high school, reads “New York Eat…

Leonora Epstein / April 7, 2010

Get To Know Lilly Pulitzer, The Princess Of Preppy

After reading the New York Times’ recent “Critical Shopper” piece on Lilly Pulitzer, it occurred to me that unless you were raised in a privileged household on the Eastern seaboard and use “summering” as a verb, as a 20- or 30-something woman who grew up in the grunge generation, you might not be too familiar…

Erin Flaherty / April 7, 2010

You Must Watch This: The Scariest Baby Doll Of All Time, Ever

Sorry to be pansies, but this baby doll commercial makes us pee ourselves a little. There’s literally not a single child’s toy we can imagine wanting less than this maniacally laughing doll. [Copyranter]…

Lily Q / April 7, 2010

Do You Swap Clothes With Friends?

She might have plenty of money to buy new clothes, but Reese Witherspoon would rather swap with friends. “There are three of us who wear pretty much the same size,” she said in an interview recently. “We’ll get together on a Friday night and I’ll bring clothes I want to trade and they’ll bring theirs.

Bianca Posterli / January 10, 2010