Athens, Georgia – A scant few shots from Kindercore Vinyl‘s open house last Sunday afternoon. [Yeah, man…Athens’ has a record pressing plant.] Interspersed are shots of the threads I wore on this day. An outfit heavy with navy blue, denim and earth tone touches.
Live music from a couple of rave-fave local artists. Food truck action, hot ‘n ready, by Manila Express. Free swag [Or, is that redundant?] and cold beer.
A proper christening to new enterprise on wax.
Infant Eyes [Black Jazz/ 1971] – Doug Carn
Floating Coffin [Castle Face Records/ 2010] – Thee Oh Sees
Roxy Music [Virgin Records/ 1972] – Roxy Music
White Light/ White Heat [Verve/ 1968] – The Velvet Underground
Swiss Movement [Atlantic/ 1969] – Les McCann + Eddie Harris
I Like Jazz! LP [Columbia/ 1955] – Various Artists
Athens, Georgia – We are in the dead of summer. I’ve got blocks of ice in my handbag. I am in a favorite vintage frock. Everything is still. Waiting for a vigorous gust of wind, a cool breeze to lift me by this piece’s flouncy sleeves and carry me to where the sand meets the sea.
late 1970s vintage midnight blue abstract floral print cocktail dress [Lynda Pizzuto for Phoebe]
gold oversized round sunglasses with smoky amber lens
peacock feather earrings
silver ankh pendant necklace
black vegan leather belt with gold circular buckle
late 1960s vintage tapestry handbag with lucite handles
deep brown vegan leather sandals with wood base [Envy footwear]
1980s vintage leopard print long sleeve blouse [Liz Baker]
gold lame high waisted a-line miniskirt
black vegan leather belt with gold ‘mustang’ buckle
1970s vintage black rectangular chain mail clutch with gold trim [Glomesh]
black leather round toe booties [Nine West]
The return of gauchos – All high waisted with full, cropped legs.
As funny as this admission may seem, I have been awaiting its’ return for more than a spicy minute.
Late last Spring, I picked up a denim offering via Citizens of Humanity, dropping a well-off person’s money at the counter. I panicked, shook it off and stepped high thinking the vintage look would not become a trend in the months to follow.
As of Summer, 2017 – this particular cut and style became the default every other merchant copied – from AliExpress to The Gap.
Gauchos worn with tall heeled boots. Gauchos worn with floppy bowed slippers. Gauchos worn with a nicely pressed button-down shirt. Gauchos paired with a light jacket. Do what suits you best. For me? Time to break from the pack and dye it black.