Peter, Paul and Mary
John and Yoko
Peter, Paul and Mary album
Bob Dylan, Donovan and Mary Travers
Carole King album
Cat Stevens and Carly Simon
Edit: Jack Cassidy and Grace Slick
Some girls from a hippies flickr group
I lost the notepad file with all of the image source links for this post. Please don't sue me.
I love how she stumbles around on stage during the music video for Heart of Glass and of course the fact that she was in with Andy Warhol. I also love her awesome, unique, early '70s disco/punk style. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the style highlights of Debbie Harry aka Blondie.
Do you think Daphne Guinness got the idea for her blonde/black hair from Debbie?
(Images of Debbie Harry are from here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here)
This collection appeals to me to no end. I have never forgotten about it and I doubt I will any time soon. Maybe one day I will be able to buy a 'vintage' dress from this season. Specifically I would like the one on the far right above.
What about you? Do you have that one special collection that forever stands out in your mind? One that you love so much you would buy every look if you could? I wouldn't mind if I had nothing in my closet but these!
This skirt is super lightweight with lines of beading that make it kind of uncomfortable to sit on, but I still love it. I bought the paisley bag at a garage sale from an old lady for a dollar. The wood bracelet is from the Richmond Night Market (another reason I can't wait for summer!) and I put my gladiators and moccassins in the picture because I can see wearing this outfit with sandals during the day and the boots at night. On top are simple layered white tanks. Of course, underneath will be my bikini because I will be headed to the beach!
This is what I'm wearing right now. I always feel awesome when I wear my moccasin boots.
I went with a list and some mental images of what I wanted to find. This is always a terrible idea when it comes to vintage shopping. You really need to go with a clear head, a lot of time to waste and no preconceptions about what you want to buy. Otherwise, you will be dissapointed because you really can never know what you will find.
I got a pile of long, beaded necklaces of various types for $1.99 each. I've been looking for some extra-long ropes of 'pearls' to wear '20s-style with party dresses. That dream can now come true.
I found this Ralph Lauren plaid flannel shirt which I intend to wear possibly belted and tucked into a black pencil skirt. I've been waiting for the perfect plaid to come along, and this one is pretty ideal, even if it's too big and has a little hole in the back. It cost maybe $4.
I also bought this extra-long, oversize grey knit sweater which I'm wearing right now. It's the perfect length to be slouchy-elegant. It was $6 I think.
All in all, not the best vintage haul ever, but pretty a good shopping day. V. bought a great red and white striped cardigan that is very Chanel SS08; I'll have to take a picture for you guys when I see her wearing it. V. I know you're reading this and I forgot to tell you, wear that cardigan with something navy blue underneath (ideally covered in white stars) like so:
(Last image Style.com all others by moi)
Sean Lennon, Irina Lazareanu and Karl Lagerfeld chillin' after the Chanel Pre-Fall '08 show.
This is what you wear when the weather fluctuates from sunny, warm, blue skies to freezing rain in the span of a day. Oh, Vancouver, you tease us so. All I can think about lately is going to the beach! Hurry up Summer!
There are a number of things I see terribly wrong with this whole scenario.
1) The obvious ick factor. This is just plain disgusting for the girls. Having to wear raw meat? Come on. I know you like to freak out the models, Tyra, but maybe you should stick to having them pose with spiders and snakes. You know, live animals? I hope they had showers on-site! I wouldn't want to put my own clothes on after this.
2) As a vegetarian and animal lover, I am just extra disgusted by this waste of animal's lives. Why not go all the way and have them pose in fur? Oh wait, that already happened in past cycles.
3) There are not only people starving all over the world, but probably also right outside the doors of that warehouse on the street. What a collosal display of first world wastefullness this photo shoot was.
I really wish fashion wasn't such a dirty business.
(Image The CW via Yahoo)
I used to wear a lot of bright colours, no matter the season, but the last few years I've gravitated much more towards browns, greys, black and neutrals. Maybe part of getting 'older' and 'more mature' is having your style also become more mature and sophisticated; but really those are the last words I would ever use to describe myself or my style. I am way too messy and disorganized to be anything like sophisticated; but I digress.
Now that it's Spring, I don't really feel the need to totally overhaul my style into something seasonally appropriate. I'll still wear my black dresses; but replace the leggings, tights and boots with bare legs and sandals or flats. I'll do the florals trend with vintage small-floral-print dresses on dark backgrounds or through my accessories. I am no trend-whore, but I do like to be somewhat current. I believe in wearing out the things I love until they fall apart. Not pushing them aside when Vogue tells me I'm 'out.' I don't understand this obsession with having the newest, latest and greatest because it's really just another way to force our consumerism, season after season.
I would say my style is a mix of hippie, rocker and girly girl; which reflects my beliefs and personality more than anything. This basically doesn't change. With that in mind, here is some Spring dressing inspiration I am digging.
Both above looks are from Etro.
Stella McCartney beaded sandal.
(All images Style.com)
The orange ones are from the '80s and were found vintage shopping. The burgandy previously belonged to another friend of ours; she bought them in grade 7!
The weather we're having in Vancouver lately is perfect for great dressing. Still a little chilly so you can layer a lot, but no huge winter coat reqiured.
I've noticed that, no matter how much America's Next Top Model I watch, I can't seem to pose well for these ridiculous outfit shots.
Maybe since I've been wearing my moccasins a lot lately, I've been desensitized to fringe and I've gone past cool and off into the realm of tacky. Although I did see some awesome fringed boots over at Style Bytes so I'm not alone.
Okay, I just went back to the page to get a link and realized they've only got these left in a size 5. No wonder they were on sale for 1/3 of the original price. If you've got tiny feet, maybe you can get these amazing boots. The rest of us can just ogle.
I guess I'll return to looking for those ankle boots.