Happy “Manhattan Vintage Show” Monday, everybody!!!
I’m so excited to announce that the Manhattan Vintage Show will be showering vintage lovers like you & me with its glorious event on Friday, April 29th & Saturday, April 30th at New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion.
Call up your friends and clear your calendars now — the event is TWO WEEKS away, and I definitely don’t want my local readers to miss out, especially because I was a guest stylist and show exhibit curator for this season’s show!
I’ll be at the show from beginning to end on Friday. If you see me, say HELLO! We’ll grab pictures and oogle one-of-a-kind vintage, all in the name of creative style and self expression.
I’m so honored to have had the opportunity to lend my insight and styling tips for the direction of this season’s show. The theme, “Do You Have ’70s Sense?” was inspired by the season’s hottest trends from the runway.
From Etro’s boho prints, Marc Jacobs’ chic pantsuits, Rodarte’s disco shine and Chloe’s wide leg trousers and more — spring/summer 2011 is a whole lotta ’70s and thanks to the upcoming MVS, you can add a piece of the original style to your spring wardrobe!
**THE GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF WINNERS**
Live in the New York area and want to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show?
Keep reading after the jump for directions on how to enter the giveaway, and to see all of the behind-the-scenes shots chronicling my duties as a stylist for the Manhattan Vintage Show photo shoot!
I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend of living in the moment and embracing the excitement of your beautiful, fabulous lives.
I spent the weekend brainstorming the exhibit I’ll be assembling for the show. If you attend (or win one of the pairs of tickets I’m giving away!) check out the exhibit in the pavilion’s lobby to see what will surely be an awesome demonstration of ’70s fashion sense!
THE WINNING ’70s LOOK!
THE LOOK: ’70s ethnic wide-leg pant suit. It almost looks like a dress when standing still, or not holding a pant leg as I am, above.
This outfit captures what ’70s is all about and demonstrates how to rock the fun, fresh patterns of the era in a flattering, contemporary way. The mix of patterns against the backdrop made the look really “pop” — which is why we chose it for the show flyer!
HOW WE STYLED IT: The model took off her shoes and jumped for joy with bug-eye shades and a mega choker necklace made from wooden ornaments and leather thread.
While the ’70s was known for synthetics like polyesters, the evolution of the ’60s chill “hippie” to the active, anti-war ’70s “flower child” popularized fashion’s use of “natural” fibers and earth materials, like wood.
VINTAGE WAREHOUSE: BEHIND THE SCENES
A few weeks prior to the campaign shoot, I visited Daybreak Vintage in Albany, New York to pull ’70s inspiration pieces from its 3-floors of selection.
Was I overwhelmed? Watch the behind-the-scenes video to find out for yourself!
VINTAGE STYLING ON SET
PERFECTING THE LOOK
REVIEWING THE SHOTS
THE GORGEOUS RESULTS!
CHECK OUT THE SHOW!
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF MANHATTAN VINTAGE SHOW TICKETS
For a chance to win one of 2 pairs of tickets for entrance to the Manhattan Vintage Show on April 29th, 2011 & April 30th, 2011 you must enter between today [Monday, April 18th] and by midnight on Tuesday, April 20th.
You can only enter once, and TWO winners will be drawn at random using the site random.org. Winners will be announced by Friday, April 22nd.
ENTER NOW by answering the following question in the comment fields or Facebook comment fields below this contest post:
**What is the name of your favorite vintage store or online vintage shop and why?**
OTHER IMPORTANT RULES
**Entrants/Winners must be legal U.S. residents of the lower 48 states (not including Alaska and Hawaii) and at least 18 years old as of April 18th, 2011.
**For full contest rules and regulations can be found here
Happy entering and GOOD LUCK!