Cult Label Status

Jane Mayle’s line “Mayle” was one of those quintessential “cool-smart-Brooklyn-girl” collections that had a big moment in the early 2000′s before closing shop in 2008. I see Mayle as kind of a predecessor to Rachel Comey, feminine separates for the well-to-do city girl. Less austere than contemporaries like A Detacher and definitely  less main stream than  Marc Jacobs, Mayle still has a very nostalgic customer base that craves a full on resurgence of the label. 

However, until Jane decides to open up shop again . . . you have us! This week at the Studio Store I found a sweet Mayle cardigan with over-sized buttons that had me thinking; ” where was I when Mayle was still sold at Barneys?”.



Mayle Cardigan paired with a Madewell skirt



Mayle romper from the (old) Fairfax store

Yelena Yemchuk for Mayle Lookbook 2005 (Scanned by Decade Diary)

I would kill to find a “Billie” bag by Mayle . . .

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That 70′s Show

Warning: Tweed clothing when done incorrectly can be itchy and frumpy.

Tweed clothing when done right: is soft and sweet but also bold (like the baby sitter heroine of a 70′s slasher movie or a fearless champion horse racing girl in a teen novella). I love these pieces from the Pico and Veteran stores because there is something cozy and and nostalgic about the colors and loose fits. What is it about a palette of orange, green, and light blue that makes me nostalgic for the 70′s ( even though I was definitely born in the  following decade)?! Doesn’t hurt that the green blouse is a vintage G. Gucci . . .



Styling inspired by:

A.P.C 2008 Campaign

Hansel from Basel Fall 12′

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Traveling Light


Turkey Day is coming up on Thursday which means everyone is scrambling to get to spend the holiday with their families. Luckily this year I am living in the same city as my family but I have lots of friends stressing out over long  flights and ride shares. In my mind traveling is synonymous with . . . over-packing! In hopes of making your holiday plans a little less stressful here is a go-to outfit inspired by a French Vogue mini feature that requires minimal packing and maximum wears courtesy of a few pieces from our Fairfax and Veteran stores.


A simple vintage silk dress easily layered with a scarf for traveling and large enough to hide that post-pie “food baby” you are bound to be carrying.


Black heels that are proper but fun.


How amazing are these vintage jade hairpins?! Very on-trend with the current fancy hair accessory thing going around.

Inspired By:

Please note: Even though it’s “Black Friday” this week don’t forget about our “Best of the Best Sale” in Studio City!

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Tee Teaser

French brand, Carven’s printed shirts call out to the 16 year old AP Art History student in me. I am especially obsessed with the short sleeved tee featuring a  print from Hieronymous Bosch’s “Garden of Earthy Delights”. While I keep my fingers crossed that I find a Carven tee during the upcoming holiday sales I am going to feast my eyes on this vintage Gucci number from the Pico store. A fourth of the price and an original G. Gucci?! Yes please.



Printed shirt by Carven, available at Elizabeth Charles, San Francisco

Middle Ages Print Tee Shirt available at MNZ

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I Want That

Is it a faux pas to talk about the same designers all the time? I swear I care about designers other than Rei Kawakubo and Miuccia Prada! I simply can not help that this post was inspired by the living embodiment of a “Prada Woman”. A few months ago I was at a job and a noticed a woman wearing the most perfect full skirt paired with hi-cut ballerina flats. She looked enviably demure,graceful, and modern at the same time and I have had the memory of her outfit burned into my brain ever since.

This past week at the Fairfax sale I found a beautiful high waist-ed full skirt which caused me to (perhaps unnecessarily) splurge on a pair of hi-cut flats. Have you ever seen a really well dressed girl and just thought to yourself “I WANT TO BE WEARING ALL OF THAT”?. I have and in my experience that feeling is not fleeting.




This beautiful custom vintage dress could easily be turned into a skirt. I love the gingham detailing on the cuffs, waist,  and hem!


Prada skirts are amazing because they have this bohemian art school teacher vibe to them that keeps the wearer from looking like they are wearing something costume-y like “poodle skirt”. Purchase the wrong kind of skirt and you risk looking like a grown woman dressed in something kitschy and dated. I think vintage clothing should be about referencing the past but being forward thinking.

Prada Fall 2008

Prada Resort 2008


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