Apr 2, 2010


It's been a month of transition. 
I moved homes, studios and blogs!

You can now find LA Vintage Exchange Blog @ http://lavintageexchange.com/blog/

+ check out LA Vintage Exchange's spanking new website http://www.lavintageexchange.com/

special thx to Vanessa @ DUK Design

Mar 12, 2010

one Year, one day

Mar 10, 2010

rescued Gems

vintage jewelry is so purty.

Owl Layers

Black & Gold Luxe

Silver Dove

Mar 8, 2010

chuck Taylors

i just completed this for a company in London.  I got to talk about style, and model some Converse- not too painful. :)

How would you describe your style? 

Comfy, casual, cool.
My go-to outfit at the moment is a black Alexander Wang T dress, consignment lame leggings, and vintage 9west lace-up field boots. I also love jewelry; my favorite is a full-finger armor ring I scored on Ebay. I rarely buy new- I stick to vintage and re-sale shops- much more selection, plus you’re making the eco-friendly choice.

How do you think your style has changed in the last year?

Less trend, more classics. I’ve down-sized my wardrobe considerably in the last year. I finally let go of things I clearly did not wear and now have some favorite key pieces I love to mix and match with my favorite accessories and shoes.

What influences your style and who are your style icons?

I'm drawn to natural things. I grew up rural Minnesota, we were influenced little by media, and style was something we found from within. I also come from a fashionable line of women- my mother and grandmothers have a very Town & Country appeal and have influenced my personal taste- it'd be rare for me not to be wearing something I was passed down. My influences have created a mix of boho nomad with chic, classic, I love it.

What do you think of Converse?

The converse chuck taylors are classic. I've owned a few pairs, but I'm very partial to my denim blue high-tops. Being 5'9, I usually wear flats and I love that I can mix converse in and out of my wardrobes as easily as my moccasins or sandals.

What would you do if you ran Converse for a day?

I'd pull a Tom's Shoes and for every converse purchased, a pair would go someone who needs them, esp. people in Chile or Haiti.

Mar 2, 2010

tara, Ink.

In prep for an upcoming LA Vintage Exchange shoot- I met w my cute friend Lia at her work: Tara, Ink.- to check out the lines, talk about pulls, and eat a delicious lunch at Real Food Daily.

Tara, Ink. has unique.cool set up in West Hollywood- the showroom is located in a beautiful, well-designed Spanish style house and the offices in a bright back house with only a lush, green yard in between.

The fashion PR company represents a ton of cool lines, mixing fashion-forward indie designers with well-known brands like Trina Turk and Penguin. I immediately honed in on a line from a duo of friends called GAS'D, guess Taylor swift was just spotted in a T, we have so much in common! Their necklaces are super special and recreated from vintage materials. I must have been on a jewelry kick, because I also went a bit nuts over the Valou Jewelry 3 cap ring- i love.

A few snapshots from the afternoon...

Welcome to Tara, Ink.
Lia showing me some new stuff.

A full buffet of Trina Turk jewelry, yum.

Summer-ready Trina Byrd Romper.

Awesome vintage jewelry line: GAS'D.

+ the popular GAS'D pima cotton T.
Quick peek of the luxe handbag line: Beautiful People.

Feb 26, 2010

last Sunday

Last Sunday was funday at the Urban Outfitters / Space 15 Twenty monthly flea market. Despite light sprinkles of rain, everyone was in great spirits shopping cool pieces from local brands & designers, making fun jewelry with Rossmore LA & LA Vintage Exchange + listening to good tunes via DJ Niky Lee.

check out more pictures of the event on Flickr.

The flea market is every 3rd Sunday of the month- stop by Xx!

Feb 18, 2010

jewelry DIY

This Sunday miss Suzy of Rossmore LA and LA Vintage Exchange will host a special DIY session at the monthly Space 15 Twenty Flea Market.

We'll teach you how to make cool jewelry using vintage charms, chains and materials.

Our lines will be for sale 11-4, along with tons of other great brands & designers.

Sunday, Feb. 21st

1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

Feb 9, 2010

your Slightest look shoot

A few weeks past, a talented bunch got together at my work studio in Highland Park for a v-Day inspired photo shoot headed by photographer, Christine Hahn.

The adorable Sara Prado and I co-styled the looks combining soft vintage and hard contemporary that played well with the props. The entire team was amazing and the photos turned out so sweet.

Check out more of Christine's super talented work: Christine Hahn Photo & read her musings @ Magical Molar.

Feb 6, 2010

the Standard

Stop by the penthouse suite 1203 Today @ the Standard downtown LA 1-6PM!

Shop tons of vintage under $50, including LA Vintage Exchange.

Also, great V-day presents from Rossmore LA + more.

Hosted by Apt. 3.

Feb 5, 2010

heads Or tails