Friday

Family Matters

Although I rarely post on it, except maybe that great first post on thrift shopping, I ADORE vintage clothes. Resale designer, re-worked vintage, and plain old goodwill/salvation army finds; I love them all. Yet for an online blog in which "where-to-buy" links are a necessity, vintage clothing is difficult to write about. Hang onto your fedoras vintage lovers, online vintage shopping just got easier. The Family Vintage Ebay store houses lots of hip finds from the 70s and 80s, including 80s staples such as jumpsuits and Laura Ashley dresses (didn't you have one when you were a hippie child in the 80s? I did) So check out my favorite picks from their current auctions, and HURRY, because some of these great pieces are ending really soon!

Photobucket
leather vintage skirt
Photobucket
flowered paper bag waist skirt
Photobucket
laura ashley mini dress
Photobucket
pucci-esque bathing suit

Photobucket
denim fleece vest
Photobucket
striped jacket
Photobucket
eyelet top

For more great vintage finds without the laborious digging required at a flea market or thrift store, check out Nasty Gal Vintage and Treasure Chest Vintage

Thursday

Fall Shopping List Part Deux

As my roommate/BFF well knows, I've been shopping up a storm recently. I now work at the Rebecca Taylor Boutique in Soho (come visit me!) so, making money has got my shopping juices flowing. an APC sailor coat, the gorgeous leather skirt seen below, Sigerson Morrison Balenciaga-esque gladiators that aren't too trendy gladiator-esque, 3.1 Phillip Lim red sunglasses, and a vintage 80's black fringe dress from Rumi from Fashion Toast are just some of my many purchases. I see it as "building a fall wardrobe". Yet of course I still haven't quenched my thirst for fall fashions, so here are some more of my must haves, many of which are just classic pieces that every fashionista should own.




Clockwise From Left: APC Trench Coat $440, See by Chloe Beanie $120, Alexander Wang Long Sleeve Tee, $166, Karen Walker Snow Hat $167, Monrow Black tuxedo vest $162, Alexander Wang Hobo $796, Golden Goose Horse Riding Boots $1079, Acne Jeans Leather Skirt $599, Alexander Wang Leather Clutch $650, Elizabeth and James Snake Ring $125

Tuesday

Lollapalooza 2008

While I was stuck in the sweaty New York heat last week, friends of mine (along with countless models and celebs) were living it up in Chicago at the Lollapalooza Music Festival, featuring great musicians such as Cat Power, Wilco, Iron & Wine,The Kills, and Girl Talk. Here are a few of my favorite looks from Style.com's article on the music fest. Yes, my pic choices may be male heavy, but with the current trends of boyfriend jeans, oversized vintage tees, and unisex American Apparel pieces, why not steal from the boys, especially tight jean wearing hipster ones?

First, the cutest girlies.
Photobucket
Cat Power, sporting a Boy Scout shirt, Acne jeans, and shoes from Paris
Photobucket
Model Lily Aldridge, wearing an Isabel Marant top, J Brand jeans, Prada shoes, a Balenciaga bag, and a Cartier bracelet
Photobucket
The Rocker Boy Look. Cat Power's Gregg Foreman Cuban wearing a guayabera shirt from Miami, vintage jacket from Paris, Paper Denim & Cloth jeans, Frye boots, and vintage Carrera sunglasses
Photobucket
Clean Cut Hipster. Ben Jelen H&M hoodie, Replay pants, U.S. Army boots, and Gorwin Brothers hat
Photobucket
Classic New York Hipster. Musician Matt Costa in a plaid shirt and Oliver Peoples glasses

Sorry I've been slow on posting recently, things have been crazy around here, I'll try to get back into the swing of things.
<3
Arianna
fashioninsider00@aol.com