Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Girl!

This girl is a star! Not only is she gorgeous, she is the sweetest gal you'll ever meet! At the moment she is modeling around the globe and stopping traffic I am sure ;) I met her at The Virgins show last year, and was lucky enough to shoot with her a couple times!

Name: Rachel Ruff
Interests: Traveling, vintage shopping, learning French, watching musicals, and reading
How Long Have You Lived in Nashville? 14 years!
Favorite Nashville Spot? Loveless Cafe and my home
Favorite Nashvillian living or dead? Elvis Presley.

A couple weeks ago while I was in Paris, I walked past a Elvis memorabilia shop and decided to go in. I ended up talking a little bit with the shop owner. When she found out I was from TN she gave me all this free stuff. It was pretty cool.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Parlour's Pick.

I am in love with this Bug land hand bag! Ants in race cars..what more can you ask for.

Find it @ Gaslamp Antique Mall
100 Powell Pl
Nashville, TN
booth #220

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lady Million.

I went over to Danny's parents house for Thanksgiving...amidst preparing for the feast, his mother gave me this AMAZING piece of jewelry. She is from Colombia and apparently bought this piece in the 1960s. The style of this necklace was originated by the great Paco Rabanne. "Rabanne started his career in fashion by creating jewelry for Givenchy, Dior, and Balenciaga. He started his own fashion house in 1966" pioneering the concept of using unconventional materials such as metal, paper and plastic for garments and jewelry, each piece having a very structural silhouette.

I am so lucky to have such a piece!

Friday, November 26, 2010

A quick one while she's away.

My Thanksgiving outfit!

1930s lounge dress found @ Gaslamp Antique Mall
1920s Austrian Velour feather plume hat thrifted
Shoes by Sophie Dagger.

Hope Y'all had a good one :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Parlour Preview.

A teaser for the Parlour Vintage Shop update

I had a blast shooting with Alexandra Van Zeelandt yesterday!
The Italian/Swedish/Dutch Brookylnite took a second to do a little WWF action for the camera.

Model: Alexandra Van Zeelandt
Photos: Me

(Bodysuit by Mary Quant)
(WWF Belt part of the PVC permanent collection)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Parlour's Pick.

We love this gorgeous 60s mod brocade mini dress!!!

click here to check it out www.parlourvintageclothing.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cathee Dahmnen

(September 16 1945 – November 25 1997) was a model in the 1960s and 1970s.
She was half German, half Native American Chippewa, and was born and raised in Minnesota.
Dahmen was discovered in her late teens by an illustrator for The New York Times, Antonio Lopez, who introduced her to the fashion world in New York City. Cathee Dahmen worked for Ford Models, in New York during her peak years in the late 1960s, where she was one of Eileen Ford's top earners. After marrying British actor Leonard Whiting, she moved to London where she continued modeling for the Models One agency becoming one of the faces of Biba!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Parlour's Pass Ups.

1.This was such a good print, too bad it was Isaac Mizrahi for Target.
2. Love me a paisley when it's not polyester
3. Aah this was such a great knit, the cut was a litte too Bert and Ernie though
4. I fell in love with the print on this top, on the spot, but it was a little too homemade for my taste
5. Dolly Parton polyester!
6. This amazing deco print was on a men's tie...so good.
7. Truth be told, I should have bought this sweater...Twin Coco Chanels? I'm an ass.
8. polyester.
9. another one I should have bought Metallic clovers!
10. This had the perfect Missoni style knit. The sleeves were just stretched out to oblivion.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Viva Betsey Johnson Nashville!

Last month I caught wind that the Betsey Johnson Nashville store was closing down. This news was devastating for me because working for Betsey Johnson NYC has had a huge impact on who I am today. Betsey Johnson Nashville is the one place I can go in Nashville and feel like I am back at that place and that time in my life! Not to mention the clothes are the quirkiest and coolest in town! With the help of former and current Nashville employees, Betsey Nashville will stay open!!! One of the greatest things about BJ VINES AND CO is that they actually listen to their employees. The rumor is BJ Nashville will be leaving Green Hills Mall and the new location is pending....Yee Haw! (sorry had to do it)

photos of Betsey Johnson's first Fashion show @ the Mudd Club 1979 NYC
photos courtesy of Dustin Pittman

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Parlour's Pick.

Aggy looks so hot in this woven raglan dress!!! if only she had handzzzz

Check it out at Gaslamp Antique Mall
100 Powell PL
Nashville, TN
booth #220

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stacey Mark.

Stacey Mark is one of my favorite photographers of all time!
Her photos are simple, honest, and dreamy. Much like my other all time favorite photographer David Hamilton

for more photos visit www.staceymark.com

Saturday, November 13, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things....

I have updated the online shop with so much goodness I can't even stand it!

Check it out here at www.parlourvintageclothing.com

Friday, November 12, 2010

Parlour Vintage Clothing @ Gaslamp

OOh Parlour at the Gaslamp is looking oh so pretty!
Well stocked with amazing fall vintage goodness!!!
Just stocked the best selection of vintage high waisted denim....

Get your shop on this weekend at

Gaslamp Antique Mall
100 Powell PL
Nashville, TN
booth #220

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Eiko Ishioka

Eiko Ishioka (石岡 瑛子 Ishioka Eiko?, born July 12, 1939, Tokyo) is an Oscar-winning costume designer, known for her work in stage, screen, advertising, and print media. She won a 1992 Academy Award for costume design for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Ishioka’s long list of credits includes the 1985 Cannes Film Festival Award for Artistic Contribution for her production design of Paul Schrader’s film Mishima, a Tony Award nomination for the stage and costume design of the Broadway play "M. Butterfly," and a Grammy Award for the art work for Miles Davis’ "Tutu" album, to name just a few. Most recently, she brought her creative sensibilities to bear on the conservative opera world with her costume design for Richard Wagner’s "Ring Cycle," at the Netherlands National Opera. Also recently, she joined the creative team of a musical adaptation of the Spider-Man comics.
Eiko Ishioka graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Her work is included in the permanent collection of museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1992 she was selected to be a member of the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Country Strong

Check out a portion of Parlour Vintage Clothing archives in the new Gwyneth Paltrow movie "Country Strong"
I spent days getting this together!! Can't wait to see it on the big screen!!!

clocked at 1:47 and 2:16 you can see the sparkly fabulousness hanging in her fitting room!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Parlour's Pick.

I adore these Vintage applique Snake Charmer pumps!!

Love these vintage appliqued Snake Charmer pumps!!

find them at www.parlourvintageclothing.com