We found another line for Fall 2012 that screams vintage inspired at us in the best of ways. Burberry Prorsum is, honestly, one of our favorite lines every season. The parallels between London and Seattle when it comes to weather and fashion are very similar, and the Burberry line often speaks to our constant want for sensible articles of clothing without sacrificing style.
Good morning our vintage loving, blog reading, buddies out there!
As we mentioned yesterday, Fall 2012 is on the runways right now, and as new fashion is always a fresh take on something from the past, there are plenty of heavily vintage inspired collections out there this season as well! We will share our favorites with you as we come across, them and today we’re dying to hear if you love the Anna Sui show as much as we do!
It’s the craziest mash-up of the 1960’s trends that literally make us go *eep*!
Yesterday we talked to you about how much we love Michelle Williams and her vintage-inspired style. We showed you some of our favorites of her red carpet looks in which she wore current designers who have heavy retro influence in their collections. Today we want to gush over such designers who have been bringing a mid-century ladylike appearance back into style.
Now, we know the Fall 2012 shows are walking right now, but let’s just focus on the present, and talk about this spring, shall we?
Vintage loving girls like ourselves need style icons who aren’t afraid to revisit the past. Michelle Williams is everywhere right now, but you can be sure we (and you too, right?) have loved her since she was Jen Lindley – although we’re glad her style has grown up since then! Michelle is (almost) always the perfect intermediary between 1960’s mod fashion and the sleek, polished styles of today, with her perfect pixie haircut, a body like Twiggy, and a tendency towards black and white. Now, after her incredible portrayal of Marilyn Monroe, she can add 50’s pin-up to her repertoire as well.
Note the vintage-y details in some of her recent red carpet looks:
In a coral-red Louis Vuitton, strikingly on point with the peplum trend, for the 2012 Oscars. Continue reading
Both of us at L + K have been crazy over “Space Dye” as of late. Be it a chunky knit with a southwestern theme, or fine, delicate, and brightly colored, we have been clicking that little red heart a lot on Etsy!
Happy Friday to all of you vintage lovers out there!
This week we are bringing you a new regular blog segment that we call ‘Loves of the Week’. It’s easy to get addicted to browsing Etsy listings (seriously, we’re often up until midnight clickety-clicking and filling up our favorites list!), and we find so many gorgeous pieces that are too good not to share. Every Friday we will round up our favorite pieces within a theme.
We’re starting our first Loves of the Week with Art Deco style Bakelite. Please feel free to leave us a comment and tell us what you’d love to see in a future theme!
Can we just drool for a moment over Alice + Olivia’s Spring 2012 presentation that debuted yesterday?
The brand is always applying vintage looking touches to their modern looks, but this season just hits it out of the park for us. Candy colored retro styles blend most of our favorite era’s for fashion – 20’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s – all into one collection. The shoes, the hats, the sunglasses! Neither Lise nor Katina are girly girls, but these pastels and florals are looking pretty tempting for this spring.
Images from Style.com
If you’re as inspired by these looks as we are and want a head-start on a couple of pieces to wear come spring, try searching Etsy for things like “1960s enamel brooch“, “bright geometric scarf” or “1970s floral pants“. And remember to keep an eye on our store too for similar pieces coming closer to spring (and of course relevant pieces for this season as well!)
– Lise + Katina
I just stumbled upon calivintage, and I could not be more in awe. This girl truly knows how to style her incredible vintage finds without looking like she’s wearing a costume. Her perfect attention to detail in all of her looks has me scrolling back through pages of posts, pretty much drooling over that wardrobe! An absolute inspiration – check her out, I promise, you’ll love.
Now I have enough inspiration to get me through the whole weekend. <3
If this video doesn’t kick off your week with a mountain of inspiration for all of those vintage loves out there… well, I don’t know what will!
– Lise + Katina
As much as I love shopping for vintage clothing (The history! The authenticity!), I often get just as excited about seeing the vintage inspired clothing that is being made now. This fall sixties styles were all over the runways and, being one of my favorite decades to stumble upon pieces from, I can’t tell you how much I adore what has been designed by Burberry Prorsum, Prada, Jil Sander, and so on. But of course none of those pretties really fit my budget or my lifestyle – which is why I am so psyched about some of the more affordable collections coming out this season! Banana Republic has their amazing Mad Men collection; Anthropologie is featuring some more quirky and loosely 60’s inspired designs. But noticing H & M’s “Modern Vintage” selection today truly made me smile. Take a look, and tell me you’re not in love!