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Hellessy

We’ve just discovered Hellessy and are swooning over the Spring 2016 looks.  Founded in 2012 by Sylvie Millstein, HELLESSY is a day-to-evening designer collection focused on the modern philosophy of dressing women whose lives are organized around a need for pared-down elegance that is versatile and thoughtfully constructed. Millstein melded her multi-cultural background, expertise in […]

Street Style Icon

Here’s the thing about street style: For all the inspiration it serves and the little styling ideas it gives rise to, it’s a fantasy — or at least 99.99% of it is. Because of borrowed pre-season clothing and car services that make it possible for people to wear shoes they can’t actually walk in (or […]

Sunshine Scene

After much anticipation, the Sunshine Scene has landed!  The Sunshine Scene is a continuation of Filthy Rebena in a “happy hippie” formula.  The shop is filled with vintage trapeze dresses that will cover you in ethnic embroideries, brilliant tie dye patterns and beautifully billowing fabrics.  Sunshine Scene also carries a small selection of hand-crafted jewelry that uses semi-precious gemstones. If you’re […]

Disney Heels

You probably already know that Cinderella wore glass slippers to that big dance, but what kind of footwear were the other Disney ladies rocking? Artists Griz and Norm Lemay set out to answer that question with these high fashion-inspired illustrations posted on their Instagram page. These shoes are are to die for, and they must be magic too, […]

Flora Sportswear

As part of a recent series of embroideries, artist James Merry softened the bold logos of sportswear companies by adding stitched flora to vintage clothing. For instance a glacier flower and moss grow from an old Nike sweatshirt, and a FILA logo is topped by a mushroom cap. Merry is a longtime collaborator with Björk […]

Berries & Bark

Designer Sarah Smith at Modern Flower Child is experimenting with embedding all manner of plantlife into her handmade resin bracelets. Dried ferns, flowers, bark, and even peacock feathers are frozen in time inside these clear time capsules, a process that takes up to three weeks from design to pouring resin, curing, and shaping the final […]

Ancient Stepwells

I recently stumbled upon an article filled with gorgeous photographs of ancient stepwells.  I’m so overwhelmed with these spectacular stepwells that I had to share here on Filthy’s blog. A stepwell is exactly what it sounds like: steps down to a well. The earliest stepwells date back to about 600 AD and were developed in India […]

LinkedIn

Filthy Rebena hopped on the LinkedIn train today.  If you’ve worked with us or are looking to network, please feel more than free to connect!  Filthy Rebena loves dirtyin’ up the web as you can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and of course where it all started, Etsy.  Let us know in the comments below what your […]

Sustainable Reads

1. Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes Paperback – Mar 15 2015 by Andrew Brooks  “Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a global journey to expose the inequalities and injustices that exist within the second-hand clothing trade and the manufacturing of garments destined for Western markets. Thought-provoking and insightful, Brooks highlights […]

Halloween 2015

The walking dead have once again taken over Filthy Rebena. Our shops have become a terrifying mess of crooked palm readers, strung out disco divas and most recently, roaming zombies that are on the hunt for your brains… and our vintage clothing. Whether you’re looking for vampy séance swag, carnival cocktail wear or murderous marionette attire – […]

Modern Marble

We’re calling it: the marble trend isn’t going anywhere. Inspired by its classic versatility, we’re taking a closer look and discovering marble as muse. First becoming a popular fashion trend on the runways in 2014, marble has now found its way into the mainstream. What originally started as a design concept that was best suited […]