As a comic lover, collector, and once illustrator..I love anything with a comic print. I am completely biased when it comes to this sort of thing. Just recently, Forever21 released a Marvel collection that I fell absolutely in love with and I nearly bought everything. My favorite pieces is the Spiderman Crop top and comic legend leggings. I wore them both together just the other day for a fun evening visiting downtown with friends. It was a coincidence that my mother gifted me an awesome comic stripped bow while I was in NY last week that looked perfect with my ensemble even though it was Batman. Back to Forever21, I also bought the Marvel body suit but this outfit is a little easier to wear out haha. Anyway, even though I wore a Batman Bow, Spiderman top, and comic leggings, everything matched together seamlessly. I even got to wear my new Love Cortnie “POW” Clutch from the NYLON Magazine shop (they have the cutest stuff!) I have been dying to wear since I received it last week! Cortnie creates fabulous clutches that appeal to all types of fashionistas regardless of their style preference. This bright yellow leather comic themed clutch literally screamed my name and tied my outfit together effortlessly. I am so in love with it so you can expect to see it on my blog at least 100 times this year. The inside lining is even a comic strip! Wearing this many prints can easily be overkill without the right accessories but I am pretty brave and pretty good at adding subtle elements to my outfits to avoid looking crazy haha. The only subtleties of this outfit was my black Maryl Christian Louboutin pumps, and my purple Karen Millen Leather jacket. Don’t know how I made this work but I did and my awesome/talented photographer friend, Daniel Rodriguez, was able to capture it all! Who knew an evening to the arts district would turn into a full on photo shoot?! Glad it did because you get to see all of the vibrant colors of my outfit! See more photos inside. Continue reading
It was another sunny and beautiful day in Vegas and I was dressed to the nines inspired by our (my best friend and I) new 1960s Palmer and Krisel designed home and its vibrant color scheme and atomic shapes. I can find inspiration from anywhere but I noticed that living here makes me want to dress in color all the time! Vegas is such a beautiful and bright place to live and though I love to catch some sun, sometimes the sun is really strong and I need a little shade. It has become a necessity to add a pair of shades to every one of my outfits and as of recent, I broke my favorite pair of 1940s vintage shades that I wear with everything. Many of you vintage lovers out there understand my pain when I tell you that I nearly cried in a fetal position when I broke my favorite vintage shades and there was no way to repair them because trust me, I tried. I even searched ebay and etsy for a similar pair but didn’t have any luck at all until I discovered these Daughter of Pearl Warby Parker Aurora shades that look almost identical to the pair I broke but better! I love the Marbled Acetate frame and the dusty rose faded lenses and have been wearing them to death since I got my hands on them. They are my new favorite go-to specs and since they are brand new, I don’t have to worry much about them breaking due to age. They look good with just about everything so I wore them on this day with my Diane Von Furstenburg dress, Maryl Christian Louboutin red pumps, and my kissable lips purse. It was the perfect retro-modern outfit and my sunnies gave it that extra touch of fabulous! Check out how I sported these darling vintage inspired shades inside!
I have been following this pretty lady named Jocie a.k.a @Trashtini for a while now since I am always amazed by her artistic makeup skills and killer lolita style. She looks like a living, breathing, gorgeous doll and the girl’s got talent for days, so I was happy to see that she started her very own pretty-in-pink shop called “Shopdollys” full of cute handmade accessories, stickers she designed, vintage pieces, and more which is perfect for any girly girl like myself. I recently got my hands on a few of her bone clips and I absolutely love them. I wear them all the time and they complement my outfits well. Last Friday, It was Valentine’s day and I was feeling super girly and wore one of her pink bone clips with this cute “sweetheart” sweater I recently bought at Buffalo Exchange and it looked perfect! I am absolutely obsessed with these little gems that make such a huge statement with my lolita-like outfits and I can’t wait to see what else she creates for her shop in the near future!
Visit Shopdollys.com for an overload of cuteness!
Photos by Santiago.
I met a gentleman named John Fondrisi at the Long Island City Flea when I visited his booth 1926 that had incredible antiques and apparel and we have been good friends ever since. Inspired by his grandfathers fashion illustrations in the 1920s, Fondrisi decided he would carry on his grandfathers legacy by utilizing his great works of art onto his apparel. Anyone who purchases his T-shirts, scarves, and hoodies become works of art and share a moment in history. Some of Fondrisi’s apparel even showcase vintage photos from the roaring era that fit the aesthetic of his brand. I have never met someone who has combined their antique business with an apparel line so perfectly. John and I connected right away and within just a few weeks, I was out in Connecticut modeling his designs for his new website. It was such a fun shoot and I got to meet so many great people, model with some RAD classic cars, and shot at some pretty cool locations. The photographer, Christopher Quinn, did such an amazing job and made me feel so comfortable. John and Chris make a great team and I adore them beyond words. Here are some of my favorite shots wearing 1926 apparel from our shoot together! Continue reading
Hey yawl! Coming back from my long hiatus to bring you this new post about how I spent the last day of fashion week. Two weeks ago I was invited by my friends Indie184 and Cope2 to the Cheim & Read gallery for the opening of the Barry McGee’s exhibit. I wasn’t familiar with Barry’s work but was intrigued by the art I saw on the flyer that was sent to me so I decided to go. After getting caught in the rain, I have to say, this exhibition totally brightened my day. I fell in love with Barry’s work. The awesome typography, photography, fun characters, and hyper-realistic use of colors in diamond shapes and stripes felt like I was stuck in a colorful kaleidoscope of this artists life. Heard from the grapevine, Barry is actually an OG in the graffiti game. He is also known as “Twist”. I got to take a glimpse at some of his photographs of the walls he bombed in his installations. I always have such a blast when I am with Cope and Indie and was so glad to have been introduced to Barry’s work. The entire gallery was packed full of people so I couldn’t get the best images but you can always head on over to the Cheim & Read gallery to see it in a more calm setting. We had a great time but I couldn’t stay as I was off to the Tribeca Grand for my friend Theresa Dapra’s “The White Line” collection of accessories. I invited my aunt Alex because I knew she would love Theresa’s work. Lol, I was right. My aunt was floored by Dapra’s designs. Theresa is a craftsman who has been creating accessories for as long as I have known her (which is I think 8/9 years?). She has taken her talents to the next level by designing for none other than Lady Gaga herself, for some of her “interesting” performances ;). I am so proud of Theresa and how far she has come and will go. Her designs blew everyone away but they are a reflection of who she is; a genuinely amazing, talented, and creative individual with an artistic way of looking at fashion. I absolutely adore her and had a great time at her event. Continue reading
My friend Mary has the cutest shop called Shopglamarous stocked full of fun hand crafted head bands and hair accessories that look great on everyone. What also makes them special is that they don’t give you bad headaches like most headbands do and she makes them adjustable to your comfort. She was the first to create the zipper headband that you see on runways across the board and just recently launched her new collection of hair accessories that took it all to the next level. I got to see it all before it launched as I was the hairstylist of her new campaign. It was so much fun styling the models at the Z hotel in these beautiful headbands with the rest of the team. Everything turned out perfect and the Z hotel was such a great location for a fun and fabulous shoot. The models did a terrific job modeling the headbands and many of the looks were 60′s and 70′s inspired. There were flower crowns, sequined head bands, jeweled headbands, and cute rockabilly bandanna style headbands so I am sure many of you rockabilly girls and flower child’s out there would appreciate her cute stuff. If you are looking for a versatile collection of hair accessories to fit your look; Shopglamarous has got you covered. See her collection inside! Continue reading
As a collector of anything and every vintage, the only thing I am missing is an amazing vintage watch and after visiting the Breitling store in Vegas I have been putting a lot of thought into investing in my own little timeless treasure. However, I have had such a hard time finding a modern watch that really suits my vintage style. Of course I would prefer a vintage watch but it is so hard to find the right one in the right condition that still works. Trust me, I have been searching allllll over for modern watches that have a vintage look but they don’t quite meet my expectations. With no luck I decided to stick to vintage and came across this website called Chrono24 where I discovered a plethora of the most beautiful vintage watches that WORK. Chrono24′s range of vintage watches date back to 1920s and I am blown away by the creativity and elegance of their selection. They carry a wide range of watches both old and new from all over the world and the best part is that they give you the best descriptions and history about every piece. I dabbled into the 1920s-1950s section and most of my favorite designs are by Rolex but I found one or two by Certina and Jaeger-LeCoultre that had me swooning. Sure I could covet myself a brand new Rolex but why would I if I could just invest in a vintage one that is cheaper and more unique in design? Maybe I am just a vintage snob lol. However, can you blame me? Just take a look at these awesome vintage watches I found while browsing through the Chrono24 website: Continue reading
Cupid has shot me because Stella McCartney has stolen my heart with these sunglasses! The tortoise-shell frames, blue faded lenses, and abstract cut-outs make a terrific match for a fashionably fabulous sunny day. I mostly go for a sharp cat eye but I also love these retro bold oval cat eye shapes for the days I channel my inner 60s diva on the streets of NYC. I found these at the Sunglasses Shop as I always run to their website to find the latest designer cat eye sunglasses. I also love that the prices are really reasonable and they have a roundabout of promotions for frugal fashionistas like myself. These are little less than $150 and they deliver for free! Not too shabby if you ask me! Prepare to see these sunglasses on my blog again soon! I plan to wear them all summer!
As you guys already know, I have a bad addiction to eyewear. Now I usually go for the cat eye look, vintage or non-vintage, but once I realized I can sport other shapes and make them look retro I’ve been venturing out ever since. Whilst looking for something a little different from my collection I came across Wild Soul Sunglasses, a brand that creates quality, edgy, and retro sunglasses that makes a greater statement than fashion. They are humanitarians whose proceeds support charities/a cause of your choice whether it be health, societal, or environmental. Of course I had to jump at the chance to snag myself a pair of sunglasses so I supported the forests and chose the “Owl” style in the sand color and they are absolutely stunning. They came with a tribal knit case and cool necklace. I have never discovered a brand whose main purpose is to create wonderful eyewear but also help those in need. They acknowledge the struggle of people who are living with HIV, cancer, or mental illness’. They acknowledge those who are in need of shelter, education, and food. They acknowledge the earth and the never-ending struggle to save animals and forests..and for that I respect this brand wholeheartedly. If you want to get yourself a cool pair of sunglasses you will feel great about purchasing, you must check out Wild Soul.
Love the case these bad girls came in and the cute necklace too. Love the color, I have nothing like it in my collection. The quality is amazing too.
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