Monday, August 29, 2011

Parlour's Pick

This vintage 3 pc set is ridiculously cute! Wear as separates or together!! <3 <3 <3

find it at

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Parlour's Pass Ups.

When picking vintage, one must be very meticulous

1. Passed up a gorgeous 1930s inspired dress too bad it was made with horrible crinkly 90s fabric
2. Should have bought this Renoir print shirt oh well.
3. Love this Hawaiian dress...not buying for summer
4. great print, dress was in horrible shape
5. love love love this print, too bad it was a man's shirt
6. gorgeous print, boring dress
7. quirky print, awful polyester
8. loved the print on this dress, elastic was shot
9. great print, horrible shirt
10 see above
11. Fell in love with this print, the elastic was shot :(

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Grace Mirabella

There is always talk about US Vogue editors Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland but nobody ever mentions Grace Mirabella. She is known as one of the nicest Vogue editors of all time, and she's Italian nuff said :)

I find her career to be very inspiring,

Her early career started by working in a family friend's sportswear shop and after college, Mirabella held several junior positions in the retail business. In her early career, she worked at Macy's as an executive trainee and Saks Fifth Avenue, as an assistant to the sales promotion manager.
In the early 1950s Grace Mirabella was hired as an assistant at Vogue, where she soon was promoted to editor. During most of the 1960s, Mirabella held the position as editor in chief Diana Vreeland's associate. Eventually, in 1971, Grace Mirabella was promoted to editor in chief. Mirabella was replaced by Anna Wintour in 1988. In the 1990s, she published her own magazine, Mirabella, with the financial assistance of Rupert Murdoch.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Vintage Festival

My pal Becky invited me to this Vintage Festival...too bad it was across the pond in England.

Founded by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway the festival is three days and nights of vintage clothing vendors, dancing lessons, vintage themed restauraunts and food, vintage makeovers etc! Daisy Lowe even had a fashion show! Check out the video!

high50 at Vintage from Beta London on Vimeo.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Parlour's Pick

Obsessed with this vintage Neiman's disco top!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Parlour's Pass Ups

1. I love a good Lilly Pulitzer print, had to restrain from buying for summer
2. This Calypso print tunic should have been bought...kicking myself.
3. Amazing floral, amazing color way...model's coat house dress YUCK
4. Who doesn't love a good pussy willow print? If only it was in cotton
5. Orchid in purple!! see #4
6. This print was INSANE! too bad it was a men's tie

For any new readers, I am going to brief you on what "Parlour's Pass Ups" are all about.
It is a column to ease the pain of letting go of certain vintage garments. A means to stay within my budget, yet still hang on to the memory of the garment that I let go...Yes, I am legitimately insane for vintage clothing!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Parlour's Pick

Loving this disco metal dress!! New items in shop and tons more coming!!

FInd them here

Friday, August 5, 2011

Oui Oui Gimme Gimme...

I know this sounds strange but I have been waiting for Forever 21 to knock off the "Oui" ring by Dior! Finally my dreams came true today! It is the cutest antique gold knuckle ring, Ok Ok I am not usually one for knockoffs but come on, $4.80 as opposed to $675

Birthday Present!

So Excited when I received these gorgeous illustrations by my pal Laura Rosenbaum yestereday in the mail! Her work has been featured in NYLON Japan several times, and she just closed her first exhibit at FIT!!
I can't wait to frame them...Yippeee!

check out more of her work here

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cambodian Rocks!!!

This editorial by Josh Olin for V magazine reminded me of a compilation introduced by my friend Mike called "Cambodian Rocks" It is a compilation of 1960s girl and guy rock and roll groups! AMAZINNGGG!!!!!