indie fashion posts

Vintage Cowboy Boots: How to Wear Vintage Shoes for Men

Friday, November 27th, 2009
Vintage Cowboy Boots: How to Wear Vintage Shoes for Men

My Dad was sort of a free-spirit/individual/hippie/forward-thinker for his day. The man came from a blue-blood family following the standard American traditions so characteristic of the 50s and 60s: family cars, family meals, weekly family church visits, a family dog, a family business, and a family um, everything. My father, now 58 years old, grew […]

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Halloween: How to Dress Like a Mad Men Character

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Halloween: How to Dress Like a Mad Men Character

So, it’s almost two weeks after Halloween. We’re moving on to pumpkin pie, hot cider, turkey and the subsequent sleeping like we’re old, running for Black Friday like we’re young, and holiday spending like we’re rich. Well, whatever you are, I know one thing for sure. My good friend Bridget, who rented her Halloween ‘09 […]

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Sammy Davis Vintage Photoshoot Summer ’09: Behind the Scenes

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Sammy Davis Vintage Photoshoot Summer ’09: Behind the Scenes

Sequins. Sequins. And, um, more Sequins. We’re too pretty to care. I look better on steps. And they call this comfortable? I wear fur in the summer – cause I can. Polka dot onesie = best thing ever. Hold tight. Color block tee, anyone? Here come the locals … … SDV knows how to play […]

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1960s Vintage Fashion Outfits: How to Dress Like Joan Holloway

Monday, November 2nd, 2009
1960s Vintage Fashion Outfits: How to Dress Like Joan Holloway

A few days ago, I teased you with some of my first Sammy Davis Vintage-Halloween-designs. My good friend Bridget – a friend from uptown in the Bronx – wanted to be Joan from Mad Men. Her aesthetic was perfect for the role – milky skin, luscious red lips, and yes! ginger red hair. Now that […]

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How to Dress in 1960s Mad Men Vintage Outfits

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
How to Dress in 1960s Mad Men Vintage Outfits

The starring ladies of Mad Men Joan is a seductive secretary in solids Betty loves floral Peggy pulls the school girl look The inspiration for Bridget – purple! Peggy as copywriter steps up her style Betty sticks to solids for formal wear Peggy & Betty in florals, Joan in solid The stylish women of Mad […]

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How to Dress Like Joan Holloway from Mad Men for Halloween

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
How to Dress Like Joan Holloway from Mad Men for Halloween

When my friend Bridget emailed me about helping to wardrobe her as Joan Holloway from Mad Men for Halloween, I knew that I had stumbled upon something good. Something that my friends (shout out to you, Miss Tammy Tibbetts & Rachel Draper Mount!) had even suggested weeks prior: to advertise myself as a “Mad Men” […]

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Where to Buy Antiques & Vintage Fashion

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Where to Buy Antiques & Vintage Fashion

The drive home to Lancaster is a beautiful one. Think you need to go leaf peeping in Vermont or upstate New York? Think again. The trees here are shades of red and burnt orange and yellow and light brown. They’re in that in-between state of magnificence and slow death. Amazing that we value the slow […]

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Vintage Fashion Outfit of the Day: 1980s Style Black Gypsy

Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Vintage Fashion Outfit of the Day: 1980s Style Black Gypsy

The Look: Black Gypsy Earrings: Primark, circa 2006 Necklace: [fairly expensive]* gift from parents, circa high school Sweater Top: Vintage Express, circa late 90s Coat: My all-time-fav bat wing sleeved faux leather 80s-mania coat! Pants: Vintage 80s tapered-leg* with built-in belt, Bargain Thrift *How I made the tapered leg look work to benefit from the […]

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