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Modern Hobble

A hobble skirt was a skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer’s stride. This fashion trend from around the turn of the twentieth century is most closely associated with French designer Paul Poiret, his use of draping created a top heavy silhouette. While I don’t advocate clothing that is difficult to walk in, I am a big proponent of loose tops paired with tight bottoms.

As someone who is ok with not having a six pack, this silhouette allows me to eat what I crave while still feeling slender. The loose top carefully conceals my stomach and the skinny bottom flatters my long shape. Below I am pictured wearing a Yohji Yamamoto Noir skirt that I purchased from the NCJWLA ebay store. Can you tell Mr. Yamamoto was inspired by Monsieur Poiret? Luckily my skirt has an elastic waist-band and is stretchy enough for my to walk comfortably in.

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I have paired by skirt with Calvin Klein Jeans lace-ups from our Studio City store and a cashmere sweater from Uniqlo


Lucite

Lucite jewelry is tricky. When done right it looks sculptural and modern but a lot of the time it just looks cheap. For me,  it is difficult to distinguish between the cool and the cheesy when it comes to this resin. Lucite was first developed in the 1930′s and in it’s purest form it is translucent and resembles rock crystal.  Though Lucite can be found in many colors and even with...


Playing Dress Up

Some outfit suggestions featuring clothes from our Fairfax location: A long vintage shirt dress combined with Prada sandals for a warm afternoon outing. 80′s vintage bow dress paired with Christian Louboutin heels for a dinner date. Just missing a simple clutch. What I like to call a “lazy day”outfit: Vintage jersey dress, knit sweater, and heels (to be cozy but not look...


She comes in colors

Trust me, the delay on this post is worth it.  At the Venice sale I came across a spectrum of exceptional items and finally felt inspired again. I believe that I dress with a lot of purpose but even so it is difficult for me to find a balance  the “crazy” and the “minimal”. I love a good classic monochrome outfit but I am most proud of the items in my closet that feel...


Sam Edelman Pointed Ankle Boots  This weeks sale at our Pico store was smaller in scale but definitely yielded a few treasures. Despite the fact that I have been attending “Best of the Best” sales for several years I am always surprised at how insane (in a good way) some of our donations are. For example, I can not imagine parting with a three piece YSL wool suit in mint condition! I...


Hiatus

Our “Best of the Best” sale cycle can be kind of confusing even for the most hardcore thrift fans so I just wanted to remind everyone that after a two week break we will be back in full swing this week. This weeks Saturday-Sunday sale takes place at our Pico location . Be sure to mark it on your calendars so you won’t forget!


Fell in Love with a Skirt

My first Fall post! I bought this vintage Kenzo skirt a few sales ago at our Canoga Park store but due it’s weight and length it is not at all practical for Summer. Maybe I am getting a little ahead of myself and way too excited (blame it on the pumpkin spice lattes) but it is finally time to think about sweaters, tights, and dark colors! My friend Angel helped me style this look today...


Keep it Simple.

With the weather being an on and off source of anguish these past few weeks, I have been steering clear of wearing anything too fussy. During the work week it is easy enough to get away with a button-up , some skinny trousers, and ballet flats but I hate to be so boring when it comes to the weekend. Instead, my weekend staple has become this slinky long black vintage dress from the British label...


Alternatives To The “It” Bag

Lovers of vintage pride themselves on owning clothing and accessories that no one else has.  A true vintage eccentric wouldn’t dream of carrying the same “it bag” or status bag as everyone else, they would instead look for something unique and fitting to their personality. I have compiled a few extra special bags for this post that blow their over-rated contemporaries out of...


Trending: Plaid About You

Those who know me in real life can attest to the fact that I tend to be somewhat of a space case. Although facts and figures are regularly displaced in my memory, if you were to ask me about a an item of clothing from one of our sales I could probably provide a vivid description that would include the price and buyer.  The items in this post have been cued up in my mind, compiled  from Best of...