Monday, July 11, 2011
Don a cotton flowered skirt... and twirl around in it!
I spotted Ashley, (a South End seamstress who works for the local company Elemental Threads) and stopped to ask about her "vintage" style. I soon found out her skirt was a modern Anthropologie skirt, yet it was quite obvious the skirt's designers had borrowed heavily from fabric designs from the 1950s. Not coincidentally, Ashley named both 1950s pin-up girls and housewives as the main inspiration for her looks. Here with her on-trend bright floral skirt she wears a Betsey Johnson necklace and bag, Old Navy tank top, belt from Buffalo Exchange, Target sunglasses,, and shoes from DSW.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I spotted Hazel as she ran outside to feed the meter. I couldn't help but notice her - the bright flowered outfit cheered me up the second I saw it. Hazel says she looks for colorful prints and fabrics from the 60s and 70s to build her looks. She found her one-piece shirt and sweater set at Goodwill, her skirt at 40 South Street, her belt at Boomerangs, her shoes at DSW and her bag at Salvation Army.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Be daring and ditch your coat too!
On a warm fall day it's inevitable that you'll come across a person who ignores the dropping temps and wears an outfit that just barely straddles two seasons. Maggie, a local art gallery maven I found strolling in the South End on her day off, picked her look mostly because it was cute and made her feel good. I found her jacket-less outfit to be a great example of "fashion over function" since the temperature was around 65 degrees. Maggie didn't appear to be suffering and sipped her iced coffee as if it were mid-August. Sometimes, it's good to rebel and wear what you love and know looks great despite the weather. Maggie garners much of her fashion inspiration from photos of the late R&B singer Aaliyah and "the sound of skateboards and gold…