We Loves – Anna Sui Fall 2012

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*!

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Silver Earrings

We know we said we would only be announcing our listings by Facebook this week, but this one deserves it’s own post.

This pair of earrings is one of those things that one of us falls in love with right away and wants to keep for ourselves, but in the end it turns out that it’s too wonderful not to share!

Xochi Earrings

The perfectly imperfect little sterling screw-backs are from the 1930’s-1940’s and were handcrafted in Mexico.

Xochi Earrings

We found them in the house of a woman who apparently had an old steamer trunk in her attic filled with items from the era. She had great taste, and we were sad to have to leave behind a number of lovely pieces of jewelry, and unique vintage housewares. We actually found our near-perfect condition “Madison” Coat in the same house. It’s amazing to us that someone could have a trunk full of treasures in their house, lovingly stored for so long. Were they forgotten about? Were they being saved for someone, or just for some special day? How long ago had they been packed up neatly and left on their own?

There is no way we can know the history behind such things, but we are certainly thankful to the woman who valued them enough to pack them away for us to enjoy years later.

You can view our “Xochi” earrings in our shop today.

Fleur

Another new piece added to the shop this morning – the tiniest little bar pin with three simple flowers.

The littlest details in an outfit can say a lot, and this is just the perfect pin to add interest without overpowering the rest of your look. A bigger statement could also be made by grouping this little brooch with clusters of tiny scatter pins for an effect that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Enjoy!

-Lise + Katina

Zinnia

Another new item added to our shop today!

A lovely little handkerchief with a pretty floral print.

We find vintage handkerchiefs everywhere we go, but coming across ones that are both in perfect condition and have truly interesting details happens much less frequently. We love having lots of old-fashioned hankies around the house for creating spontaneous vignettes, tucking into our pockets, or using for craft projects. A few of our fav DIYs from the web: Save the dates, handkerchief pillow, this elegantly scattered table runner, and this why-didn’t-we-think-of-that easy art wall.

If you use one of our hankies for a DIY project, we would love to see the result! Please email us your photos!

-Lise + Katina