Jun 30, 2009

for Sale

Superb summer goodies via L.A. Vintage Exchange:

available for purchase online


VTG 80s Glam Sheer Scoop Back Little Black Dress

Designer Betsey Johnson Summer Party Floral Dress

VTG Ripped Skinny Acid Wash Denim Jeans

VTG Hot Pink Silk Glam Swirl Party Dress

VTG Floral Print Cool Summer One-piece Jumpsuit

VTG Navy Hand Knit Retro Casual Dress

VTG Designer BVLGARI Preppy Polka Dot Top

VTG Silk Classy Professional Shirt Dress

RaC by J BRAND Dark Denim Jean Skirt

VTG Designer Couture Oscar de la Renta Silk Top

Jun 27, 2009

vintage Americana

Yesterday, creative forces were in full effect when I asked three of my talented friends (Kristina, Laura & Vee) to help me with a photo shoot I styled for LA Vintage Exchange.

With an indie budget and indie spirit we pulled it off.

The warm sunny L.A. afternoon & champagne w fruit created a perfect vibe.

A few hours in, we got inspired and took the set to the street. The girls walked up & down Martel in wood platforms sporting vintage suitcases. We even made a friend named Joe- who then turned into a creepy stalker when he started to follow us in his car. Laura & Vee literally stopped traffic.

A taste of yesterday's Vintage Americana shoot below.
Buy select pieces NOW via my etsy store.

Photos: Kristina Sorensen

Models: Veerta Motiani & Laura Cano

Wardrobe: L.A. Vintage Exchange

Jun 26, 2009

trunk Show in weho

THIS Sunday: L.A. Vintage Exchange SALE!

+ Rossmore Jewelry samples, Inspo Photo Booth & Angel Card Readings.

Champagne Mimosas + Tasty Bites.

SUNDAY, June 28 in WeHo

RSVP to: LAVintageExchange@gmail.com

Jun 22, 2009


Our vintage sale was rained out.

Instead my weekend of getting things accomplished turned into not-so-much.

I did accomplish going to see the Hangover & spending my Sunday afternoon at the Thompson Hotel rooftop / poolside.

Both wise decisions.

After seeing all the cute suits at the pool- i decided to update my swimwear collection. I'm a fan of mixing & matching pieces: a) you get numerous suits with a few purchases & b) you don't look like everyone else - a major positive in bev hills.

A combo of solids, stripes & dots all via JCrew:

Jun 19, 2009

home On the prairie

Back from another week long trip. Growing up in a small town - now living in a large city - I have spent many "vacations" post moving to LA at my parents house in Minnesota.

While as a vegetarian the food choices are lacking - I enjoy the clean air, overall natural aesthetic & unbelievable thrift shopping. Some of the most successful vintage finds have taken place at the local bible mission- i've been know to spend hours there & am not afraid to scream out loud when I spot the perfect americana plaid shirt.

Come shop some of these new finds tomorrow at the Silver Lake Vintage Market and stay posted for an upcoming trunk show details.

The prairie brings fashion back to its root:

Zimmermann Dawn Oversized Shirtdress

Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Stevie Vest

Candela Mia Open Toe Lace Up Cutout Booties

Joie Gibson Tunic

Frye Harness 8 Boots

Current/Elliott The Skinny Jeans

Jun 18, 2009

mod Love

Two iconic women from the 60's - Sharon Tate & Brigitte Bardot - looking very stylish and au naturale.

Jun 15, 2009

maui Waui

I fell in love with Maui the minute we touched ground.

The locals are friendly, weather is amazing & the scenery is out of this world.

It was a great opportunity to pull out my favorite Hawaiian sundresses and put them to appropriate use. Shopping in Lahaina is what you’d might expect: knick-knack tourist crap. I did find the local Salvation Army, which consisted of much stuff under a carport. Because it was Sunday they were only taking donations – no shopping allowed. It wasn’t meant to be & Lady D thanked me.


my favorite bamboo: Buddah's Belly.

peacock @ the Garden of Eden.

a Mustang trio.

pre Ritz buffet: wearing hawaiin vintage.

a blowhole, seriously.

and, a Sebring duo.

making a Starbuck's run early AM.

show off.


hawaii is my new religion.

Jun 3, 2009

the Modern rattail

It’s 2 AM – I’m still packing / cleaning / getting distracted.

A little Rush anyone?

The braided rattail is my favorite- Mary-Kate Olsen did a nice job bringing this back. Think I may have to spice up my normal braid & give this updated rattail a try.

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