Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vintage Hanae Mori-Finally Mine!

I first learned about the vintage designer Hanae Mori back in September and ever since, I've been plotting how to get my hands on one of her designs. Well, the time has finally come! I recently scored this amazing late '60s Hanae Mori dress for the Etsy shop and it's everything I'd hoped for: bright colors, a superb print, and lush silk. This is a true collectors item, find it in the Etsy shop now!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vintage Stars and their Cats

Brigitte Bardot
Old Hollywood glamor meets cats–what's not to love? As a feline lover myself, I couldn't resist compiling some shots of vintage celebs and their furry friends. Hope you enjoy!

Sean Connery

Elizabeth Montgomery

Jane Fonda

Steve Martin

Audrey Hepburn

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

Grace Kelly

Elizabeth Taylor

Paul Newman

Vivien Leigh

Sophia Loren

Steve McQueen

Marlon Brando

Friday, July 19, 2013

La Poubelle Vintage Mobile Launch Party

In case you missed my incessant Facebook and Instagram posts, last weekend I launched my mobile vintage shop with a pop-up shop and BBQ! Here are a few snaps from the party taken by Janelle Jones. Now that the mobile shop is officially open for business, you can follow me on Twitter to find out where I'll be parked next!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Holly Fowler's Hand-Painted Amazingness

London-based fashion designer Holly Fowler believes that every article of clothing is a work of art. And by that, I mean she literally paints directly onto her garments to create one-of-a-kind three-dimensional paintings.

It isn't terribly often that a modern fashion designer stops me in my tracks but I stumbled upon Fowler's site recently and was blown away by her pieces. Her regal images of snakes, jewels, roses, peacocks, panthers, golden chains, and sashes decorate clean (and often brightly colored) satin dresses and suits.

Fowler has also recently started decorating handbags, leather jackets, and shoes with her work (the snake flats are my favorite). Here are some snaps from her recent collections.


Monday, July 8, 2013

La Poubelle Vintage Mobile Is Launching–And You're Invited!

After months of hard work I'm finally ready to launch the La Poubelle Vintage mobile shop! Come down and celebrate with us at 323 Franklin Ave, at Clifton Pl. in Bed Stuy Brooklyn this Saturday, July 13th! Stop by between 1 and 7 p.m. and you'll get the first official peek at the trailer, plus you'll get to shop all the stock I've been saving up. We'll also be grilling up hot dogs, serving free beer, and hooking you up with some awesome discounts! The event is open to the public so bring your vintage-loving friends and family along! Spread the word and RSVP with the official Facebook event!

P.S. The event got a shout out on Time Out NY, check it out here!

P.P.S. The trailer has come a looooong way! Check out updates here, here and here to see how our mobile shop has progressed!