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Experienced Clothing and Vintage Vogue

After stumbling into a little thrift shop near Harvard Square this Saturday, I’ve realized just how much I love “experienced” clothing. I love the stories unique pieces can tell. Forget brand new manufactured dresses that came straight from a warehouse, give me a hand sewn vintage 25 dollar shift dress any day! Vintage clothing is greatt—but there are times when even Goodwill is out of our price range.  To satisfy our need for fashion with little history, we can look at pictures from vintage Vogue!

Check out–http://myvintagevogue.com

 

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Audrey Hepburn vintage Vogue

 

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Harper's Bizarre 1950s

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Janet Lee

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Marilyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: myvintagevogue.com

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Emma Watson
September 30, 2009, 12:19 am
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With Providence being only an hour away from Boston, I for one can’t stop thinking about the fact that Hermoine Granger/Emma Watson is that close to me! As we all know Emma Watson is currently a freshman at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Emma is attempting to attend Brown as a normal college student. The only problem…well, apart from the fact that she is a movie star and the face of the Burberry ad campaign, she also managed to take these beautiful pictures for Vogue Italia!

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The September Issue!
September 13, 2009, 7:16 pm
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Ok so I just went with a few friends to see the September Issue. Anna Wintour came across just as cold as I thought she would be.  In my childhood, I always thought I would want to work for a fashion magazine, but fashion in the documentary seemed kind of harsh and very strict.  Vogue, in particular is very streamlined and it’s ultimately what Anna Wintour says goes. Fashion, in the movie didn’t seem very fun.  If anything, what I love about fashion is the fact that it’s so ridiculous.  You can be anyone by putting on a fur coat or an immaculately tailored black dress. It’s ultimately an escape. Vogue’s fashion editor, Grace Coddington creates that escape.  She seemed genuinely amazing at what she does. If anything, rather than watching a documentary about Anna Wintour I would want to watch a documentary about Grace. So for future movie goers, I would say definitely see the September Issue.  Now every time I flip through the pages of the newest issue of Vogue, I know all the work that went into creating the so called fashion “bible.”

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September Issue Documentary!
July 21, 2009, 2:25 pm
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I seriously can’t wait to see this! I’m dying to see what Anna Wintour is really like! Also, the September Vogue is always the best one! 



Of the Moment 2…

Ok so here are some more of my current obsessions…as I am still in Nantucket and the sun has yet to come out for more than a few hours…

1st obsession: the new Vogue shoot with Cameron Diaz-June Issue

While the magazine may be a timeless classic, no offense to Anna Wintour, but in recent years it has been severely lacking.  Attempting to bring more culture into the magazine with the addition of articles such as workings of an underrated Soho artist or scientific research on the newest beauty frontier, Vogue has seemed to have strayed from the magazine’s priority–fashion. I think the magazine should leave beauty investigation and artistic reviewing to sister mags and drift back into strictly fashion.  In recessionary times such as these, a girl needs her Vogue to keep level headed (as contradictory as that may sound).  

Enough criticism, In Vogue’s most recent issue, one aspect really stood out in my mind–Cameron Diaz’s photo shoot.  The photographers manage to play up Cameron’s easygoing Californian way of life.  In all of the photographs, Cameron is wearing organic clothing.  The creamy white hues look sensational with her tanned skin and blonde tresses.  The set of the shoot was just as amazing as Cameron Diaz herself.  The Parker hotel in Palm Springs is a place I urge you to visit. I visited the hotel last spring with my mother on our spa trip to the desert. While the place was out of our price range, we managed to venture there for brunch.  Upon entering the lobby, It’s as if every piece of the hotel was hand picked for the location. With retro chic furniture, desert hot heat, and absolute luxury, the hotel should been seen as a hot spot destination for anyone planning a trip to Palm Springs. 

 

Cameron Diaz in Vogue

Cameron Diaz in Vogue

 

 

 

2nd obsession: Stars wearing Rodarte on the red carpet…

Staying true to my fellow Pasadena natives, I’d like to point out some recent Rodarte sightings.

 

Emma Watson in London in Rodarte

Emma Watson in London in Rodarte

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Bosworth in Rodarte

Kate Bosworth in Rodarte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Obsession: Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christenson in Paris

 

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Rachel and Hayden

I’ve always loved Rachel Bilson’s style, but the two of them together? In paris? It’s all just too much.  She’s somehow evolved her style into perfectly Parisian chic.  

 

4th Obsession: This street style website—PARIS WEBSITE

http://www.stylesightings.com

A few of my favorite people featured…

 

A sassy parisian

A sassy parisian

 

A couple with matching long shrugs

A couple with matching long shrugs

 

 

 

 source: stylesightings.com, instyle.com, style.com



The “Dutch”ess: Doutzen Kroes
April 14, 2009, 9:57 pm
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With a name like Doutzen Kroes, it isn’t hard to recognize the model’s Dutch descent. I first saw Doutzen Kroes in a Calvin Klein editorial.  The photograph showed off her classically beautiful side profile as she looked into the eyes of a fellow male model.  Her pouty lips, huge blue eyes and high cheekbones make it obvious as to why she is so successful as a model.  She was recently featured in the Vogue’s body type issue.  Despite the fact that she is a Victoria Secret Angel and a high fashion runway catwalker, Vogue put her in the athletic portion of their magazine.  While she may have ice skated as a child (how she accounts for her “big” thighs) , I think any normal person would classify her as a member of the “thin” category.  Regardless, while living the fast paced model lifestyle, Doutzen still manages to look stylish in every day life.  Here are some of her best looks…I apologize for the few model shots–they’re too pretty to exclude!

 

In French Vogue

In French Vogue

With Raquel Zimmerman at the Gap Editions Party

With Raquel Zimmerman at the Gap Editions Party

At the CFDA Awards

At the CFDA Awards

 

Coming from a show

Coming from a show

On the Street

On the Street

At the 2006 Calvin Klein Party

At the 2006 Calvin Klein Party

After the Zac Posen 2007 show

After the Zac Posen 2007 show

 

sources: nymag.com