May 29, 2009

the Perfect saturday

what’s On my mind: Vintage & Music.

This Saturday: Shop Vintage A.M.Go to Show P.M.

Flea Market pal Lizz & I will be selling at the Silver Lake Vintage Market tomorrow. We tried out the Melrose Trading Post a couple times, but are back on the east side for now. Phew.

Then going to check out a friend’s band: theendisthebeginning @ the The Cocaine. A mutual friend books that night and it’s a guaranteed good crowd. I love their sound & am excited to hear the new stuff. I told Clint I’d pull him a few vintage goodies to try on for the show - outcome to be continued...

The Cocaine (2nd Street Jazz)
366 E 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA

May 30, 2009
Doors 8:30pm

w/ special guests...

Phoenix and the Turtle
The Seizure
SA Bach

Great music + cool venue + stiff drinks = good time

Only $5!

May 28, 2009

vintage On shopflick

I got some major love from Shopflick today – I feel loved- ahhh.

The indie fashion site sent out an email blast for L.A. Vintage Exchange.

Make sure to check out my L.A. Vintage Exchange Store on Shopflick & watch my attempt at creating a video :)

May 27, 2009

if I had

an endless amount of $$$, I'd buy this outfit right now:

What Comes Around Goes Around Natalie Top

What Comes Around Goes Around Vintage Cutoff Shorts

Cleobella Alive Leather Fringe Tote

Ash Maya Woven Flat Thong Gladiator Sandals
Alkemie Jewelry Hamsa Lock Leather Cuff

A just-right combo of comfortable summer basics- it's worth every cent or $100 bill.

I attended the What
Comes Around Goes Around L.A. store launch party a few months ago - the night was surreal meeting owner Gerard Maione and mingling with style-icon Erin Wasson. Now you can buy their vintage-inspired styles online - very nice.

all goods via Shopbop

May 26, 2009


My ex introduced me to Autolux – greg (guitar/vocals) & him have been friends since they were kids.

They are cool & talented & fascinating & liberating & …. just listen:

If you ever have the chance to seem them live, GO!

back To reality

ahhh- what a nice & relaxing 3 day weekend.

Some highlights include:
+ a successful vintage sale on Sat. @ the Silver Lake Vintage Mkt

+ shopping trip to Americana (like the Grove, but better- the place has katsuya for god sake!) - splurged on tinted moisturizer from Kiehls

+ watched Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay & laughed my ass off

+ lazy champagne brunch in Santa Monica @ Shutters on the beach

+ finally, afternoon drinks poolside at the W hotel

Now, back to work.
Check out some new summer goodies up on Etsy:

Me sporting Vintage Oscar de la Renta

Vintage Italian CHANTAL Leather Heels - White & Flirty - perfect for post Memorial Day!

Lizz looking cute in a Vintage Seersucker Jumpsuit by Liz Claiborne

Cool & Affordable Vintage Boho Chic Purse

May 22, 2009

see You tomorrow

Busy day! Lizz & I are selling vintage @ the Silver Lake Art/ Craft & Vintage market 10-4 - we've got TONS of goodies including sexy jumpsuits, colorful blazers, jean cut-offs & sheer summer dresses.

Then I'm off to Venice Beach for my aunt Lynn's Garden Party- her studio was part of the Venice Art Walk tour last weekend & she is having a gathering at her home / studio this Saturday eve for friends & buyers.

Next, to Crown Bar for a Ducati Sponsored Event - Free Drinks & Motorcycles, ok.

EVERY SATURDAY from 10am - 4pm in the HEART of Silverlake, new vendors will be serving up the best in Art/ Craft & Vintage. Indie crafters and local artists are mixed in with the best of vintage collectibles,vintage clothing, and retro furniture. Did we mention plants, succulents, antiques, Tarot cards and palm readings? What more could you ask for? Support the local indie vendors this season.

The freshest flea market in town. --If you love shopping and dig the classic New York style flea markets, then Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage is right up your alley--Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage is located at Micheltorena Elementary School 1511 Micheltorena Street.Los Angeles CA 90026

Pic & Info via Ghetto Gloss

May 21, 2009

hidden Treasure

I discovered a hidden treasure & am now obsessed. Years ago my uncle took the time to upload hundreds of my grandfather’s pictures online. I recently spent hours digging and am captivated by their clothes– houses- cars = lifestyle. I’m going to print off a bunch to frame & I can't wait to re-use as inspiration- like for a blog header, or something ... :)

pictured above: my grandmother, great grandmother, great grandfather, dad & grandfather

May 20, 2009

act Naturally

While researching- aka flipping through past issues of anOther Mag online- my bliss was interrupted with slit perplexity. To boost Issue 13 the publication lined up 13 actresses- including favs like Parker Posey & Chloe Sevigny- for their feature: Inner Visions.

The magazine had two requirements for the actresses: bring your own outfit and act naturally. While I enjoyed the line up, I am wondering about some of the ladies lack-of-outfits and extremely unnatural poses.

May 16, 2009

shop Sunday @ melrose & fairfax

Lizz & I are selling this Sunday @ The Melrose Trading Post.

We have lots of new goodies including: light-weight boyfriend blazers, adorable floral rompers and sexy silk dresses & tops.

May 13, 2009

to Sequin or to jumpsuit

I’m attending a Vh1 80’s theme party tomorrow night at the Faith Connexion House. The showroom / party spot is conveniently located on sunset strip & the girls are known to have a good time. Vh1 is filming the event - my unfortunate lack of cable & fortunate dis-taste for Vh1 may prevent me from seeing the episode when it airs. Now what to wear- sequins or a jumpsuit?

kate moss in a sequin mini dress

and a sleek jumpsuit

May 12, 2009

sweet Disposition?

When this happened:

I might have as well assumed this would happen:

These days are long gone:

May 9, 2009

vintage All weekend long

Lizz & I are busy girls this weekend - whether you're an east-sider or west-sider- we're in the neighborhood. come say hi & try on some of our new finds.

May 6, 2009

mel The model

Combined forces w/ Lizz to have a photo shoot at her studio with new found model- Mel. She was adorable & a natural. Stayed tuned for the sale on Etsy – up for grabs St. John knit one-piece, floral vintage party dress and amazing 80’s destroyed jeans.

May 3, 2009

l.a. Farmers market

The below wraps up our farmers market purchases this afternoon @ The Grove – the smoothies & caramel apple are long gone.

While at Nordstrom’s, I did some flats field research – anytime I’m spending over $200 – it gets serious.

Also confirmed today- L.A. Vintage Exchange will be selling at the Melrose Trading Post next Sunday. Can not waiT.

May 2, 2009


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May 1, 2009


Walking home after an enjoyable lunch yesterday- I did a nose-dive onto sunset blvd and twisted my ankle terribly.

I now have one ankle, one cankle. Ugh.

Might have to see a dr. - for sure- no heels for awhile.

L.A.M.B. Fatin Gladiator Flat

Pour La Victoire Leonora Flat Huarache Sandals

Matt Bernson Nouer III