May 17th, 2013
Vintage costume jewelry is perhaps the easiest way to wear vintage for any modern woman of any background, style or size.
You can be a top-level executive CEO and wear a pair of Trifari vintage earrings with your power suit. Or, you could be an underground DJ spinning in Tokyo with a piece of Monet from the ’70s hanging like a Flava Flav chain from your neck.
There’s no limits to the “who” behind the “how” of vintage costume jewelry. Whatever style suits your fashionable needs can and will be fulfilled by the digital marketplace. As illustrated in my e-book, the 100 Best Vintage Shops Online, “jewelry-only” online vintage shops are fast becoming a trend.
Maintaining and listing jewelry is easier than styling and shooting a human model. Plus, vintage costume jewelry is easy to buy and easy to wear – there’s rarely a “size” required!
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May 14th, 2013
Last week I spoke with Lara of Locapoxie Vintage about how she should be marketing her online vintage shop to improve her sales. Lara was an awesome girl and based in an equally awesome town (Asheville). After sharing some of my social media marketing tips with her, I decided I’d do the same for you with these three key ways to sell more vintage by personalizing your online & offline interactions … the smart way!
May 13th, 2013
Mr. Dino is a designer from the 1960s who once dined with many a fine lady. These ladies enjoyed wearing his op-art prints to social soirees, artistic affairs and to raise eyebrows whilst shopping around town. Mr. Dino made dresses of designs compared to the likes of Emilio Pucci. While we all know Mr. Pucci by both first and last name basis, the average #vintagelover is hardly familiar with the pseudonym Mr. Dino.
May 6th, 2013
Put down the iPhones and pick up a vintage Swatch watch. Swatch watches are colorful, charismatic time pieces that became a fad of every trendy girl/guys’ closet in the 1980s and 1990s. An advertisement would depict a wearer rocking not just one but multiple Swatch watches on his or her arms, proving that the Man Repeller’s popularization of the “arm party” may not be so original after all.
April 25th, 2013
The vintage industry has taught me those lessons in life I never anticipated needing to learn and when the time was necessary, re-learn once again. These are lessons applicable to all aspects of our lives – not just working in the vintage industry. I hope I do these lessons justice, and that one (or all three) resonate with you, whether you’re a vintage buyer, seller or evangelist of #vintagelove like me.
April 23rd, 2013
Vintage crinoline comes in different shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Shorter and fluffier crinoline are called “square dancing” crinolines, and add volume to above-the-knee and mini skirts. Crinolines, which is a combination of the French words for horsehair and linen, of which the first crinolines were made from, were first worn around the 1830s and then fell out of complete favor by the 20th century teens.