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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 […]

’16 Must Haves

You didn’t think we’d wait until next year to scoop up the splashiest trends of 2016, did you? To put you ahead of the curve for next season, we combed through our favorite Spring ’16 runway trends that happen to be on the market right now. Each piece offers the ultimate style refresh, like mixed-metal […]

Fashion Santa

Yorkdale Mall in Toronto has given Santa a modern-day makeover, much to the delight of the Internet and people who really like Instagram everywhere. For the past two years the Yorkdale mall in Toronto has hired gray-bearded model Paul Mason to play the part of Fashion Santa. Instead of the traditional velvet costume Mason gets dressed in […]

Enclothed Cognition

From Gwen Stefani’s post-breakup transparent black outfit at the American Music Awards to Hillary Clinton‘s no-nonsense pantsuits on the campaign trail, we’re all guilty of putting faith in our clothing to give us a boost of confidence or even a bit of luck. Turns out that’s not so superstitious or silly. In fact, a growing body of research […]

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 […]

Ho Ho No

Its that time of year again!  We have a nice choice of vintage Christmas jumpers, covering everything from classic Christmas sweatshirts to ugly – and even really ugly.  So whether you want a simple snowflake pattern or fancy a Christmas jumper covered in bells (yes, really!), we have your perfect vintage match. Whatever your style, we […]

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 […]

Louboutin Lessons

The Paris-born stiletto master took a moment to give the world three stylish lessons on fashion and beauty. 1. Trends aren’t necessarily on trend. Every fall the 12-pound fashion mags hit the shelves, each declaring a different list of styles to be the looks of the season. Boyfriend jeans! Velvet everything! So what does Louboutin have to […]