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Filthy ♥ Lovers

If roses were red and violets could be blue, I’d take us away to a place just for two. We’d move to a fortress where we’d run and play. You’d be mine and I’d be yours ’til our dying day. With Filthy Rebena you’ll always be covered, ’cause vintage clothing is made for lovers. ♥  Female Model […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Chanel Classic Reborn

Imagine a time where social etiquette dictated that you match your shoes with your outfit.  Actually maybe don’t… it’s too depressing. Well in 1957, after ‘inventing’ the little black dress, the braided suit and the much lusted after quilted bag, Gabrielle Chanel broke with convention again to bring her patrons the two-tone shoes, liberating women […]

Recycling Textiles

More apparel retailers appear to be ramping up their sustainability efforts in a way that will get consumers involved, with initiatives such as clothing recycling becoming increasingly popular.  Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co last week expanded its clothing recycling initiative to all stores in the US, as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the […]

Dita’s Lingerie

As the Retro Wardrobe Queen launches her vintage inspired lingerie line in Harrods (it’s gorgeous, BTW) Dita Von Teese took time out of her schedule to talk about something she’s more than well versed about. Vintage fashion…. Q: What’s the most precious item of vintage in your wardrobe? A: I have a suit by Christian Dior haute […]

Tee Up

Vintage influences and minimalism are still dominating in the fashion world.  The most versatile way to wear vintage minimalism is to start with grabbing your favorite plain white t-shirt.  The white t-shirt is great because it is affordable, everybody is comfortable in them and it’s used as a blank canvas for your favorite statement pieces.  Here are three of […]

Summer 2015 Trends

Getting a handle on Summer’s lead fashion stories (the chic sportif, the ’90s-meets-’70s love-in, the Canadian tux redux) is simple enough — it’s just a trend report away.  Tracking down the individual pieces that capture the mood of the season requires a higher level of study.  Finding the ones that flatter and function, then working them […]

Vegan Leather Boomin’

It was called “pleather” when Michael Jackson donned plasticky, synthetic leather in his early moonwalking days. It became famous for clothing rock stars and club kids in the 1980s. Now it’s back with a new target audience and a new, appropriately hip name: vegan leather. And it’s a hit. Demand for guilt-free faux animal hides […]