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


The Dress of Cannes Film Festival 2012

Out of all the stars that walked the red carpet in the Cannes Film Festival this year, I was only impressed with one dress. That of Diane Kruger which was by Giambattista Valli.  It looked glamorous, elegant and yet very current.  Love the color and the light/flowy fabric that Giambattista used.

Unfortunately I was unimpressed by all the other dresses including the one Eva Longoria wore, Naomi Watts, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard.  With all the beautiful colors that were available to play with this season every one of these ladies played it safe in terms of colors and design.

Here are a few shots of Diane.