Photos for you to peruse…

24 06 2011

Photos for you to peruse….

Click the link above to check out some photos of our Fellow OCAM Artisans who will be joining us at the OCAM Market this Saturday at Open Eye!   We hope to see you there!

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West Coast vintage/modern fashion blogs

20 03 2011

For those of you who are into the blog scene, I thought I’d recommend two West Coast blogs that focus on vintage and alternative fashion.

The first is a blog called, ‘Calivintage‘ which is a personal style blog compiled by Erin from California. Each day, you can find outfit posts along with fashion inspiration, from antique jewelry finds to high-end fashion shoots and ad campaigns. Erin is also a writer for ModCloth and keeps a Tumblr, which is perfect for a quick, fashion fix during the day. Here is a posting Erin did as a guest blogger for Rebecca Minkoff’s blog, Minkette. The model is Erin, and the clothes are all hers.

hat: vintage wool hat from mars mercantile jacket: thrifted vintage corduroy oscar de la renta blazer top: silk blouse from pixie market jeans: j brand from gilt groupe shoes: seychelles

The other blog is called, ‘Clever Nettle,’ which is the product of anja louise verdugo, a Canadian living in Portland, Oregon. The blog includes interviews with local fashionistas, adorable spreads by anja herself, and photo shoots. Anja also  sells vintage clothing and art in her Etsy store. Her Tumblr can be found here. This is a spread anja made for her blog in celebration of the supermoon last night. She also compiled a gorgeous layout for an amber-hued supermoon.

illesteva glasses / vpl sweater / mm6 by maison martin margiela ring / surface to air shirt / opening ceremony pants / repetto flats

I just love the flair of both of these gal’s blogs. Each blog is a perfect mix of modern and vintage fashion inspiration. And the fact they are both creating their own spreads and content is exciting. Check them out, and maybe, your daily get-up will become a bit funkier! Calivintage and Clever Nettle; spreading fierce fashion to everyday women.

xo Grace





Burda Style…

22 02 2011

I am totally in love with the new spring/ summer patterns on Burda Style. To be honest this is one of my favorite sewing and fashion sites. Burda Style also has lots of awesome give-aways.





So Awesome…

13 02 2011

Jill Stuart’s Fall 2011 Collection is totally awesome!!!!!





strong women in vintage film

7 02 2011

With fashion playing a more obvious role in such recent blockbuster hits as Black Swan, The King’s Speech and True Grit, I’ve been thinking more about my favorite old movies, and the strong woman who defined them, most certainly through the character, but visually through their bold dress.

I love 1938’s “Bringing Up Baby“, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Katherine’s clothes were characterized by definitive necklines and blousy, feminine fitting tops. I adore this floorlength, billowing silk number. It is so fitting for a woman bold enough to walk her tiger around town. And her ringlet-ed hair makes her simply ethereal striding beside Cary Grant.

The lovely Katherine Hepburn walking Baby

Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) is an obvious fashion film choice for me. Everyone knows Audrey Hepburn’s LBD with her bow-rimmed black hat and pearls, but her clothing throughout the film is stunning. I love Audrey in her casual sweater and pants outfit when she sings Moon River on the fire escape. Take this cocktail party dress, which is draped so elegantly over her slim figure. I love the updo with the waist-cinched gown. The George Peppard’s classic looks complement Ms. Hepburn’s wonderful fashion.

Can I get a light?

I find comforting inspiration from the fashion in “Barefoot in the Park” (1967) with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. The flirty relationship between Fonda and Redford helps define the fashion in the film. The downtown, cozy love shack sets the scene for Fonda’s effortless looks. I love this candy-colored pink shift Fonda wears in the film. The casual up-do complements the perfectly pink dress and adds to Fonda’s sweet demeanor.

Jane Fonda in bubble-gum pink

Barbra Streisand’s looks in 1972’s “What’s Up Doc?” with Ryan O’Neil are oh-so-sexy and oh-so-seventies. Babs is perfectly sunkissed and super sassy, thus naturally she wears fierce, brightly colored duds. I love her doe-eyes, long, wavy locks and strappy, fitted top in this look. This fast-talking siren can outsmart Ryan O’Neil any day.

Sassy-looking Barbra Streisand

It’s that time of year when you may find yourself in a style rut. It’s too easy to throw on jeans, a shirt and a cardigan each morning when you’re cold and sleepy. Curl up on the couch next weekend and watch these movies as well as your favorites to find new inspiration in vintage film fashion. Share your personal picks here!

Be wonderful.

Grace





Spring Inspirations…

28 01 2011

January is just coming to an end and signs of spring have been popping up everywhere, especially in the fashion world. When the weather gets near fifty thoughts of spring fill my mind. Earlier this month I talked about some fun sewing challenges in the blog world, but there is one that has me hooked. Colette Patterns is having a Spring Palette Challenge. I have been so excited about this challenge and have been looking at some amazing spring pieces for inspiration. I decided to put together my own spring palette inspired from these runway pieces found on Elle.

I am so in love with the spring 2011 collections here are a few of my favorites:  Fendi (photos 1-4) the colors are awesome!  Junya Watanabe (5-6) I love the name and always love navy and cream, chevron stripes and sheer fabric.  D&G (7) is so much fun. I love the use of gingham especially the large checks!  And Rebecca Taylor (8-9) just makes me melt. I love her palette and romantic pieces. The color samples are form Rit. A the cool thing about Rit Dye is you can mix them to make the exact shade you are dreaming of.

Stay tuned next week when I pull together a couple of patterns or ideas of what I am going to make for the Spring Palette Challenge.  What are some of your spring inspirations?

Have a wonderful Friday!

Love, Rebecca





Halloween Photo Shoot

31 10 2010

 

 

 

 

 

So we were a bit crazy this Halloween and decided to do a photo shoot in the AM.  Our aim was to get some good shots for Etsy and our photo albums.  Rebekah and Phip graciously modeled and Melissa was the Photographer Extraordinaire.  All three are so much fun to work with, I wish we had more time to hang out, try on outfits and shoot photos.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from today, you can check our Facebookfor more fun shots, and our Etsy to buy the vintage clothes!  (If you’re local, all of our Etsy items are available at the store to try on and/or purchase.)   Happy Halloween!








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