Eye Candy

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.

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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

Sixties Loves

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!

Gorgeous.

-Lise