Tuesday, May 31, 2011

End of Century NYC

I had a chance to visit my good friends Chantal and Lara at their store "End of Century" while I was in NYC! I absolutely love their minimalistic/industrial aesthetic!
My favorite item in their store is the Dylan Walpola Talon Clip! I must have one!

Make End Of Century a definite stop when in NYC and check them out here www.endofcenturynyc.com

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wear out...Memorial Day

1. Shoes by Boutique 9 @ Shopbop.com
2. Scarf by Alexander McQueen at netaporter.com
3. Romper by Topshop.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Parlour's Pass Ups.

These are my NYC pass ups. So many good ones, passed up for one reason or another. I swear I had reasons :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Welcome to my newest venture in blogland "Immediat"
Immediat is a series of polaroids documenting the Parlour Vintage Archive collection!
I have an extensive collection of pieces that never see the light of day, so I decided to unveil some of them for you guys to view. I am planning on eventually selling certain pieces so stay tuned for details on that. In the mean time enjoy...


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Laura Rosenbaum

Laura Rosenbaum is my favorite new find! Laura is a designer, writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn. I am in love with her 60s dollybird aesthetic!! You can find her work in Nylon Japan, Glamour Spain,and in July she will be debuting a series of works at The Museum at F.I.T July, 7th, 2011. Go Go Go!!!

for more information and work by Laura www.laurarosenbaum.com

Monday, May 23, 2011


Saturday my sister and I ventured into the East Village to get haircuts. With much persuading my sister cut her hair into an Anna Karina bob. And I was inspired by Patti Smith to shave a part of my head, Don't worry it is still long, just added a little point of interest. Next, I ducked into some of my favorite Manhattan vintage shops, I wanted this 1930s party dress so bad but it was way out of my comfort zone price wise. We then stopped at my old church, lit some candles and headed to Soho.
My sister split the scene and I window shopped my favorite spots. I cannot believe I successfully bought NOTHING in Soho. Pat on the back.

I had it in my mind that I was going to buy myself something Anna Sui but opted out, instead I met Anna Sui herself. Apparently, she was shopping the store with her niece, I chatted with her for a minute and she let me take a picture with her. She was such a sweet lady, I walked away in shock that I had just met one of my fashion idols.

Later in Brooklyn I met up with some old friends, we ended the night at 4 am in Oslo a coffee shop at which our friend works. The shop was closed only to be opened for us to drink some Chamomile tea and eat Almond paste Croissants. We are Very Important People ;)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

This used to be my playground.

Yesterday was a riot. Did not sleep so much the night before but I rose to the occasion.
First stop was the Met museum for the "Savage Beauty" exhibit. After waiting for an hour in line (yes, there were that many people there) we finally got in. The exhibit was beautifully executed. Soundtracks throughout complete with not only clothing but beautiful imagery of McQueen's shows. I am unable to fully describe how I felt about the exhibit, What I can say is I felt a mixture of mourning and awe. I guess when tracking his career I never realized just how complex his mind as a designer worked. This show offers is an insight to a life full of genius and inner struggle. and a close look at how incredible his work was. Chill bumps the whole time.

After the show my bestie Cheroc and I went to Salvation Army to do some picking! I found some killer pieces that will be going into the shop very soon! Later we went for a brick oven pizza at a restauraunt called Donatella which unbeknownst to me is owned by a famous chef. I killed the entire pizza solo! After dinner I stumbled upon the Chelsea hotel. I am reading the book "Just Kids" by Patti Smith, Hotel Chelsea is one of the places she, along with many revered actually lived for a time. I am still fascinated by the different ways people live in NY. I can hardly believe I used to live here, oddly I still consider it home.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Took a weekend trip to Manhattan doing some buying, checking out the scene!
today I'm going to the McQueen "Savage Beauty" exhibit!

Cannot sleep ....way too excited!

more posts to come!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Motorcycle Girls of Laconia, NH, 1947

These girls were badass before badass was a word!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Parlour's Pick

1940s Color Block platforms!!!!!

find them here www.parlourvintageclothing.com

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Steeplechase Prep.

Once a year Nashville holds our version of the Kentucky Derby called Steeplechase.
It is a social gathering of dapper gents and smartly dressed ladies in hats. The party begins at 8 am at the tracks at Iroquois near Nashville TN.
Women prepare many months prior getting just the right hat to match the dress, it is very important to look their best!
My best friend Liz is going for the first time today and asked me if I had any hats to spare. FYI I have the mother load of hats of all eras and shapes. We decided with her dress it was appropriate to wear a 1970s black floppy decorated with red and black plumes!! So much fun!

Photos by: Laura Cavaliere