Archive for July 2011
A special "Thank You" goes out to Jordan Randolph of Not Your Grandfather's Beauty Peagant for designing our latest "South to France" window display. The soft pastels and ladylike silhouettes dare you to tie a long scarf around your neck, pack up the steamer trunks, and head to the Riviera.
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Gwyneth Paltrow in a film adaptation of Emma, written by Jane Austen
Fashion has always proved to be an indicator of the times. It's whims mirror the populations' take on political, social, and religious matters. Like waves, it will go from flashy extravagance in times of blind prosperity, to toned down modest frocks in times of political unrest.
A great example is the short period after the French Revolution, in which great scrutiny came to lavish styles. As the political field turned into more democratic ways, so did the fashions. Women took a note from the Roman classics, and brought back the "empire" waist, allowing the female to rid herself of the binding corsets, and to enjoy the ease of breezy styles.
During this time, roughly the mid 1790's to 1820's, the Regency fashions reigned and women embraced their natural figures. Here is a collection of the beautiful romanticism that came from that time.
19.7.11 § 1
Be part of the fun, as it happens!
Here, Rafael Lopez and the lovely Sarah Scheideman, from the Coachella Valley Art Scene sit down for a little one on one about blogging, the arts, and the future of the scene.
Our beautiful friend and client, Kristin Carmona, shows off her amazing personal style.
StackedBookshop's creator, Katherine Martinez, takes some time to fix our mannequins, all while looking perfect in a vintage striped dress.
Jack Kohler, of local band War Drum, joins us for a little comedy break.
As nostalgic as we are, the 1990's do not classify under "vintage," just yet... but there is no reason why we cannot take a look back at a true classic, Amy Heckerling's Clueless. If you are not familiar, add it to your queue of films, consider it an introductory course to fashion and American culture.
I have a feeling, however, that if you are reading this blog, you are quite familiar with the film, as we often quote it. Either way, this is a good time to remind you of the "very important designer" (Azzedine) Alaia, and the power of the little Calvin Klein dress (or lack of it). Yes, they are that important.
The drama of having nothing to wear.
And a star is born, Alicia Silverstone.
10.7.11 § 0
photo courtesy of Late Afternoon
Earlier this month, we had the great pleasure of hosting Liz from Late Afternoon in our store. She wrote a beautiful review and went on to pick out some of our best pieces for a little late afternoon shoot. Click on the photo above for the outfit post, or click the photo below for the review, Cool Finds in Hot Places.