Friday, January 30, 2009

Hats, Again

I had been planning to write a post about how bowler hats are the new fedora for winter for a while, but by the time I actually decided to write it, I figured it was self-evident. Apparently not. Refinery 29 posted a story today about post-fedora hat trends, all of which I have been down with for a while. My favourite specific styles included in the posting are the bowler hat, the wide-brimmed floppy hat (got one last summer), and the riding-style military cap featured at the bottom, which I've coveted for a long time (there's a great Pinkham Millinery one at Totokaelo) but am trying not to spend money on! The straw sun hat that the woman in the Face Hunter picture is wearing is also amazing. Sigh. I should start a savings account just to fund my hat obsession.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Practice Makes Perfect

I'm a total sucker for labels that focus on one item of clothing or one accessory in a quest for perfection, and I'm also a proud Canadian, so I really don't know why I've only just learned about Smythe. This made-in-Canada line, designed by Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe, consists entirely of jackets (and some vests). Aren't the ones below, from Smythe's Fall 2008 offering, just divine?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Some Sick Kicks

These Gucci shoes are r-i-d-i-c-u-l-o-u-s. Apparently they're men's sneakers, but I think they're pretty effeminate... And I want a pair. Of course!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Fling

Favourite casual line of the moment: Something Else. Designed by Natalie Wood (who is, of course, Australian), Something Else offers a nicely edited collection of t-shirts. Another plus: Ms. Wood appears to have a thing for wolves - like me! (See above). How could I resist? I first took note of her while browsing the OTTE website, where you can find some of her shirts.


Apparently, American Apparel ads now come entirely "stripped" of any disguise of their usually more "subtle" exploitation of female sexuality. I'm boycotting this shit. Jezebel has written a much more in-depth and well-articulated article. Check it out. 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Erica Weiner Jewelry

So, for some reason, I decided to look through all the websites of the vendors at last year's Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, and found the best little jewelry-maker. Erica Weiner, based in Manhattan's Lower East Side, makes lovely vintage-looking jewelry, that's cheap, too! I'm enamoured with her long gold necklaces, all of which are under $100. 

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Picks From...

The Totokaelo sale:

ACNE bird shirt

Les Prairies de Paris Bali Lezard Shoes

Pinkham Millinery Sloper DC with Vintage Trim

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ebay Store

So recently I've been spending a lot of time on Indie Cult Vintage's ebay store. I just bought another piece from her (see below), and find her store incredibly well curated. BUT, I also did a quick search on her and have been spending the past hour or so reading some disturbing comments made on various blogs and vintage forums about her selling practices. Hmmm... Haven't decided definitively about whether or not I will be buying from her again, but I will certainly continue to eye her store.