Category Archives: retro fashion

ROCKING THE VOTE – The Retro Way

It’s November 4, 2008, and all I can say is…I thought this day would NEVER get here! I’m so anxious for the votes to be tallied to see who the next president will be that I can’t even bear the thought of turning on the TV and suffering through endless hours of projections. I just want to know and get on with it!

So, to pass some time, I set off to find some patriotic vintage wearables that celebrate the red, white and blue in a most patriotic way, while also fitting into darn near anyone’s budget. Here’s what I came up with:

Go visit HeidiJo1 at etsy for a fab patriotic retro belt – only $8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wear your patriotism short and sassy in this vintage dress from whatcirca @ etsy – priced at $22

How about this awesome retro GOP pin from Daschiefriend @ etsy – a mere $8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show the patriotic flower power with this pin from VintageReRun @ etsy – $8

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Magnolia Pearl on My Back!

Okay, I went insane a month or so ago and went on a little shopping binge at Magnolia Pearl. I almost escaped without a purchase, but the bohemian hipstress gods wouldn’t let me leave without a purchase. So, I am now the proud owner of a most fabulous and luxurious Magnolia Pearl Backpack. It is absolutely stunning and very ornate and everything you would expect from Ms. Brown. $830 later, it was at my doorstep in a matter of days. The only flaw is that the snap at the top of the backpack doesn’t stay closed when you carry it around. Robin…if you see this, what can I do to make it better?

My new lovely is still pictured on the MP web site, so I’ve linked to it because it’s gorgeous and I love it! I have another Magnolia Pearl purse that I bought a couple of years ago when she was just getting started and I love that one too! This one is far more elaborate, but they are both wonderful!

Yes, I worship at the alter of Magnolia Pearl and hope to one day visit her fabulous place in Bandera!

Lovin the Little [VINTAGE] Black Dress

Super cool that LoveDove Vintage (my etsy shop) was featured on the “Daily Swank” at Vintage Indie today.

Lovin’ on the little black dress, they picked out some super cute and oh-so-vintage party dresses that are perfect for the season.

See the article at Vintage Indie.

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It’s Hip to be Hipster

I got the greatest email from Stacey at Hipsterville, an extension of FashionFollower.com. Love their site and you will too! Here’s Stacey’s note verbatim, below:

OMG, loving Vinty! Just wanted to let you know about our little online shop.

Hipsterville is the one-stop destination for smashing vintage gear with a rock-n-pop edge.  Inspired by the musical icons of the past, we only stock our shop with pieces that are colorful & quirky and always with a nod to current fashion trends.

I know what you’re thinking.  ANOTHER eBay vintage shop?  Everyone and their brother’s-girlfriend’s-sister’s-best friend has an eBay vintage shop these days.  But face it, you just can’t get enough and we think that you’ll dig our point-of-view, which is all about dancing to the beat of a different drummer.   

Hipsterville is an extension of the FashionFollower.com web magazine where music & fashion were always our passion and our vintage selection reflects this.  Every piece in the shop is named after a song and many of them have been modified to fit the shape of modern girlie style so you never look like you’re wearing a costume, just a fab little frock that will totally turn heads. 

We also craft customized pieces with darling little embroidery & appliqués using recycled fabrics under our label 28 Crash! (loads of owls, and birds, and horses…OH MY!)   Stop by your local Urban Outfitters and you may find our stuff on their Urban Renewal rack.  Or you can just go to our online shop! 

So make sure to check us out, be prepared to SMILE!  And if you want to swap plugs and links, make sure to contact us so we can spread the word about YOU as well.

Rock on with your bad self!

Stacey

Editor-in-Chief/ Creative Director Extraordinaire

Mexican Mania!

Always one striving to emulate Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and accessories, I’m constantly on the hunt for cute Mexican adornments. And, as you might imaging, Mexican peasant tops are the rage here in Tejas! Not only are they comfy and cute, you can get them at the border for around $10. But for those of you who aren’t lucky enough to have Mexico knocking at your back door, finding vintage and vintage-inspired Mexican goodies can be a challenge! My most recent finds (all of which I love with a passion) can be seen below.

Day of the Dead Clutch by Wolfbait for $12.95

Vintage Mexicana @ Ultraretro  for $39.50

Mexican Charms by Starwillowstudio for  $27

5 Centavos Porfavor by OldSoulJewel for $20

Loteria del Corazon by trink for $35

All keyed up – it’s about time!

Vintage salvage jewelry bits and pieces are back en vogue–and two of the hippest trinkets you can flaunt this summer are vintage keys and timepieces. Look at some of these super cute vintage keys and clocks charms that I recently found that you can wear with the cute summer styles.

No. 091 Miss Ruby Evangeline Bourdon – $28 by Talula

Treasure of Love necklace – $4 from Make Me Smile Jewelry

Room No. 5 – $23.50 by PetitOiseau

Open the Door to Love – $25 by Glitteryblue

Music is My Life – $15 by Piggy

Vintage Brass Skeleton Key – $23.00 by PetitOiseau

Time After Time – $22 by The Hand of Fatima

Locket Pocket Watch – $12 from Nellyjoy

All eyes on the ears!

One of my favorite jewelry designers Wendy of Bendywho, puts together lovely creations that are very organic and oh-so unique! I’m completely in love with her jewelry and would buy them all up if I could. I am the proud owner of two of her fabulous 50’s inspired chunky charm bracelets and recently paraded them around Vegas for plenty of compliments!

Now Wendy has some awesome new earrings that have caught my eye, which are crafted out of vintage and newer baubles. Check them out and visit her shop to get your own Bendywho creation!

Warrior Rose Assymetric Earrings

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Rosebud Copper Earrings

Old Venetian Style Assymetric Earrings