We Loves – Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012

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.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 (1)

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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*!

Anna Sui Fall 2012 (1)

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Vintage Inspired Style – Spring 2012

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?

SS12 Runway Vintage Inspired

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Style Icon – Michelle Williams

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:

Michelle Williams Oscars 2012

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Edwardian Era Fashion

Good morning! Did you have a good weekend? Score any estate sale finds perhaps?!

Just one-half of Lise + Katina here today, “Lise” if you will. As you might have noticed from our About page, the history and personal stories behind the vintage pieces that we stock are what drives me.  Whenever possible I like to know who owned our vintage loves and what significance they had to that person – but even if I don’t have a link to the original owner, I often do quite a bit of research about the era in which the piece was made. History shapes fashion more than we may sometimes realize, and there are plenty of stories to explain the reasoning behind dress cuts, popular colors, materials used, and so on. Fashion history is definitely something I can geek out over for hours at a time! :)

Take this brooch, for example. (Click the picture to view it in our shop, with more photos)

Edwardian Antique Snowflake Brooch

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Loves: calivintage

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

– Lise

Layer it on

I stumbled across this Stylecaster editorial this morning, and I’ve been feeling inspired ever since.

Absolutely incredible styling, blending amazing vintage pieces with new Miu Miu, Alberta Ferretti, and Louis Vuitton. I wish I had, well, any of these pieces in my possession! However, I will be spending the rest of the afternoon in my closet, layering styles and daydreaming.

View the rest of this editorial at Stylecaster.

-Lise