Entries Tagged as 'Vintage'

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Welcome to my home! My baby-proof styling and nursery

Last month, I had the opportunity to share some scenes from my home with the wonderful Camille Styles. Photographed by Maria del Rio, we showed a few areas that are fully styled, and yet fully kid-friendly. I want my daughter to fit into my life, rather than the other way around — in the best possible way. (Keeping [...]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

This Saturday! Score Pop-up Swap in SF

This Saturday afternoon at The Bold Italic HQ, trade in your old records, shoes and accessories for new (to you) ones! It’s the first West Coast edition of Jenny Gottstein’s awesome curated swap / party / fundraiser, Score. You get to choose whether your $5 ticket benefits non-profits Surfrider, 826 Valencia or Dress for Success. Get your [...]

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Seattle + Vancouver

Last month, Jon keynoted at a conference in Seattle, so I got my first visit to the Pacific Northwest. Now, I could see us living there someday. Here’s my highlight reel from the trip, mostly from shopping at independent shops — my favorite way to get to know a city. In Seattle… {far4} was one of [...]

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Threadflip: The newest, sexiest way to shop each other’s closets

Consignment and clothing swap apps have been getting so good lately! Threadflip just launched today, and it’s the best-looking web app I’ve seen yet for shopping people’s closets. (Poshmark still wins for mobile!) It makes it easy to buy and sell clothes and accessories you’re not using anymore. A few highlights… End-to-end shipping solution: As soon as [...]

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Market Publique for Brooklyn Charm

Already! I ordered these bracelets last week as soon as I heard about the new Market Publique for Brooklyn Charm collaboration, available for a limited time on Market Publique. About 30 excellent bracelets and necklaces are available, intended for layering, designed by Market Publique founder Pamela Castillo from BK Charm‘s selection of natural, vintage and [...]

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Q&A: Market Publique’s Pamela Castillo on why buying vintage is awesome & the new Vintage Coalition

In 2009, Pamela Castillo launched Market Publique, the vintage marketplace for hand-picked vintage sellers. Not only is she a long-time vintage buyer and seller herself, she’s an experienced web designer and developer, and I’ve always loved the way she runs the Market Publique brand — from keeping up a great blog to regularly launching collaborative lookbooks. But [...]

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

New upcycled leather accessories at Poketo

Poketo just launched a line of accessories made from 100% vintage sofa leather — some lovely pieces, from the $32 leather button wallet to the $44 clutch. Shop here!

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Finds from the Alemany Flea

To everyone who’s taken my survey so far — thank you! I appreciate your feedback so much, and I must say, I’m flattered by your compliments. Thanks for being such great supporters. It means a lot. And it means that I’ll definitely start sharing more of my own style and proud finds here. Case in [...]

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Wicked Plum Vintage at Market Publique

I’m not sure how Ms. Wicked Plum has managed to collect so many high-waisted, pleated pants, but I’m glad she has! The auctions for each of these items end in three days, and some are still at their starting-bid price of $9.99. All are size M except the top pair, which is size S/M. Full [...]

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The Spice Rack Vintage: Killer boots for under $50

This is an official scoop — so grab these boots before someone else does! My friend Jessie, founder of The Concrete Catwalk style blog and Style & Pepper personal styling, will be launching her new vintage store tomorrow: The Spice Rack. These pairs are each $46, in impeccable condition and, sadly, too big for me. Happy shopping! :)

Friday, October 8th, 2010

When it’s gone, it’s gone

It’s a sad day that these puppies are already sold: Although Evil Eye Vintage still has some other nice stuff for sale online. I’ve had some amazing vintage finds recently, and I’ll be going out for more this Saturday. Happy weekend! :)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Gravel & Gold

Meet one of my favorite boutiques in San Francisco! Gravel & Gold stocks “things that are beautiful and well-made,” both new and vintage. To tell the story of each brand they carry, they include a hand-written description of the brand, like this (have a read, it’s very sweet): You can view many more photos in my [...]

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Sex and the City 2′s vintage wardrobe

How good is Pamela at Market Publique? I knew SATC wardrober Patricia Fields had a penchant for vintage, but Pamela’s post on how much vintage appeared throughout SATC2 really impressed me. Imagine all the hunting it took to find the right pieces for not one, but four looks, at a time. Check out all these [...]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Inspired by: Francesca DiMattio’s thrifted wardrobe

Refinery 29 recently spotlighted NYC artist Francesca DiMattio, whose thrifted and artsy wardrobe (not to mention decor) is so inspiring. “My mom raised me exclusively on thrift stores as a little girl and taught me to look for new shapes and feel for quality fabrics. It’s exciting for the eye to see something different, so [...]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Patterns + Looms

I think I’ve answered my own question as to why so many cultures around the world have their own different-yet-similar geometric patterns. Looms! The similarity among patterns would come from all cultures having the same design challenge: There’s only so much you can do with line patterns, as in weaving or with a knitting pattern. Right? [...]

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Inspired by: Geometry + culture

I’m all about geometric designs right now. A year ago I was assigned a story for a local magazine about a local rug shop that specializes in semi-antique hand-knotted rugs, like this: I learned that hand-knotted rugs are so special because they don’t have a pile, which means they don’t wear down like traditional synthetic [...]

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

FLP Getups: A New York State of Mind

Vintage necklace from My Inheritance Price upon request, 973.233.1112 Tee by Stewart+Brown: i love you s/s tee 100% organic cotton Ethically made in the U.S. $64 Handbag by Matt & Nat: Takumi Vegan leather, from the Japanese Paper Collection 100% recycled magenta faux suede lining Comes with detachable shoulder strap $123 (on sale from $245) [...]

Monday, August 24th, 2009

FLP Getups: You Jetsetter, You

Vintage dress from The Way We Wore Moschino mini dress, hand-picked in LA Price upon request Recycled leather bag by Novella Royale Made from vintage leather jackets, with organic cotton lining Ships in recycled vintage fabric dust bag Handmade in Los Angeles $584 Vintage riding boots from santokivintage on Etsy Brown Italian leather riding boots [...]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Stellar Boutique

80s Peep Toe Shoes, $50.23 Vintage If you’re crazy about vintage pieces and one-offs (and you don’t mind waiting for things to ship from the Spain), I have a new site for you. Stella McClure just launched Stellar Boutique, an awesome collection of handpicked vintage items and many unique creations from up-and-coming designers. Candy Stripe [...]

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

FLP Getups: Inspired by Zooey in “500 Days of Summer”

Dress by Bibico: Bib Dress Made of jersey Ethically made by women in India and Nepal, as certified by the International Association of Fairtrade £34 £24 (ships from the UK) Necklace by Alkemie Jewelry: Froggy Necklace Made of reclaimed-metal Made in the U.S. 33″ long with a ring-and-toggle clasp $210 Vintage oxfords sold by The [...]