Browsing All posts tagged under »vintage«

the naturalist

April 16, 2011


taken from “the naturalist’s library vol. 3: british butterflies” by james duncan.  edinburgh, printed by neill & co. old fishmarket and also at 32 fleet st., london.  1835. Advertisements

happy spring weekend.

April 15, 2011


green friday!  have a happy weekend with some 60’s YSL stripes.


April 14, 2011


“only the true aristocracy has tatt (tattered things) like that!”  – basil fawlty, fawlty towers (1975); on streaming netflix! shoes: oxfords, slightly tattered. socks: polka dots. scarf: silk.  a classy option.

beats me.

March 1, 2011


yea, i know.  i write a post about how excited i am about the gucci colours.  and then i go and wear all black like a beatnik the next day.  must be moody.  artist-y, today.  or maybe i’m just trying not to finish this paper i have to write on neo-assyrian divination and oracles.  hey, […]

house of chanel, 1936*

January 20, 2011


inspired by an illustration from an artist who was working for chanel in 1921.  taken from chanel and her world: friends, fashion, and fame by edmonde charles-roux.  whenever i’m starved for ideas i look at the classics and just imitate them.  hemingway was said to have copied out passages, word for word, from his favourite […]

vintage silk

January 13, 2011


ok, so i got it at a vintage store called magpie in portland, or.  but that doesn’t take away the elegance of this balmain forest green and champagne silk scarf.  there are a lot of great silk scarves out there from hermes, balmain, &etc. sitting around in vintage stores, just waiting for someone to love […]

old school classic

December 29, 2010


wide-leg trousers (YEAA!) check them out in VOGUE(jan).  just in time for me to pull out my vintage black silk ralph lauren katharine hepburn pants.  or buy a pair of dark wool trousers and slink around, cool as a cat.