Inspired by Vintage

Vintage is a word that is often thrown around when describing articles of clothing/accessories that are used or old. But many people often fail to make the distinction between something old and valuable and just pre-loved fashion.

Did you know that Vintage comes from the wine-making business and it is meant to describe the process of picking grapes grown and harvested in a single specified year therefore creating the finished product a vintage wine?

So in the fashion world, the word Vintage refers to any clothing item that was produced after 1920 and at least 20 years old from the present day.   Vintage items are those that were produced in 1993 or earlier.

I happen to love when certain vintage fashions come back in style giving us the ability to mix and match the new with the old.  Here are some of my latest loves in vintage.

vintage chanel quilted bag in seafoam perfection copy

Vintage Levi's Denim Cuttoffs

Vintage Levi’s Denim Cuttoffs

Vintage patent leather clutch

Vintage patent leather clutch

Robin Piccone 'Penelope' Crochet Overlay

Robin Piccone ‘Penelope’ Crochet Overlay

vintage sunglasses copy

Vintage leather tote

Vintage leather tote

Vintage eyeglasses copy

How about some vintage Cindy Crawford.....back when models were sexxxy

How about some vintage Cindy Crawford…..back when models were sexxxy

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Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Weeks Around The World

I love the “big four” fashion weeks (NY, London, Milan, Paris) because they each offer something different and special that speaks to almost all tastes.  I love New York Fashion Week because of its designer melting pot. I love London Fashion Week because of its edginess and you are always guaranteed to find the most unique fashion.  Milan fashion week because of the classic Italian Designers and Paris because of the elegant and classy haute couture houses.

Here are our favorite looks:

NY Fashion Week:

I love this look because of the colors, cut and combination of fabric. The sunglasses are spectacular and transform the outfit from girly to edgy.

DVF SS 2013

Love the color combination and the flowyness of the design.

DVF SS 2013

Super feminine and classy.  Reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

Zac Posen SS 2013

I’m all about the cool pattern cut outs this season. Can’t help but admire this sophisticated and sexy dress.

Michael Kors SS 2013

LONDON Fashion Week

I’m a sucker for sheer organza and chiffon so any time I see a creation this sheer I can’t help but be drawn to it.

Christopher Kane SS 2013

More cool patterns and cuts.

LFW

I find this look very pure but rebellious at the same time.

Fashion Fringe SS 2013

I admire the creative design in the fabric.

Antoni And Alison SS 2013

MILAN Fashion Week

Loving the patterns and colors in the Gucci Collection.  Classy and feminine as always.

Gucci SS 2013
Gucci SS 2013
Fendi SS 2013

I’m not huge into animal print in general but this look I like.  I also love her hair and make up!

Just Cavalli SS 2013

Love the lace detail on the side of this pant dress.

Roberto Cavalli SS 2013

PARIS Fashion Week

Mysterious and sexy.

YSL SS 2013

The knit work on this dress is exceptional. I love the colors, the shape and the length of sleeves. Very flattering for a woman’s body.

Balmain SS 2013

Tres Chic all around!!!

Jean Paul Gaultier SS 2013

I want this bathing suit from Chanel.  The bag is a little much but I believe it is just for show.

Chanel SS 2013

Where I’d rather B

Since the previous post was all about swimwear, I wanted to give you some options on amazing places where to wear each piece.   Below are some of my favorite spots, most I have been to and others I still have to explore.   I hope they inspire you to travel more!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

The Ionian Sea, Albania

Aman Sveti Stefan Resort, Montenegro

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

La Grota, Greece

Hezen Cave Hotel, Turkey

Anse Source D’Argent Beach, Seychelles

Fira Village, Santorini

One & Only Reethi Rah Resort, Maldives

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Banyon Tree Seychelles

Oia, Greece

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Wishing for Summer in San Francisco

Summer is just around the corner and although San Francisco is not known for its summer,  my Mediterranean spirit can not help but get excited and start to day dream about how I can wear these amazing bathing suits this beach season.  My mind goes off to St Tropez, Ibiza, Mykonos and of course the beaches of Albania.  Loving these 80s inspired suits that feature cool floral prints and feminine shapes from Zimmerman.  Where are u going this summer?

Zimmerman Collection 2012

Zimmerman Collection 2012

Zimmerman Collection 2012

Zimmerman Collection 2012

Zimmerman Collection 2012

Calzedonia Summer 2012 Swimwear

Dineila Cut Out Halter One Piece

The Local One Piece Swimsuit by Tavik

Nicole Olivier 2012- Amazone Bathing Suit

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