3 Things

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Late 1960s vintage Art Deco-styled lucite loveseat [Fur And Gold Vintage]

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Madonna 66 by Richard Corman [NJG Publishing]

Sixty-six Polaroid photographs of pop singer Madonna from 1983. All shot and gloriously captured by Corman. I have been following his Instagram account over the last year and my heart swells for young, hungry Madge.

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‘Modern Art Assumption’ jacket [Abbey Rich]

 

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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]

 

 

Escape

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From the pages of assorted fashion tomes – high dollar, classic summer looks from forty years ago [August, 1977].

Live in it. Love in it. Swim in it.

Escape.

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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.

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Ace + Jig: Fall, 2017 [Ready-to-Wear]

Something at the water cooler in the Brooklyn office of Ace + Jig is working so right. Their looks for Fall, 2018 are that heady mix of vintage folksy perfection in such a now and happening way. Scrambled prints with layers, tied up in a crisp sash, designs that recall the push in the very early 1970s to strip it down and take it back to nature are at play. I am staring into the closet of schoolteachers I had 1974 forward. Also envisioning that super cool bohemian art witch in my So-Cal childhood enclave, tooling about in her VW station wagon with Trader Joes bags riding sideways in the hatch.

You may not have thought it out as such but I see what you are doing and I love it.

Ace + Jig.

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“Disco ’77: It’s Where You Need To Be”

1970s vintage color-blocked wrap-style sundress [Climax by David Howard]

gold metal serpent necklace

gold metal disc necklace

gold chain-mail bauble handbag with silver hardware

gold lame high heeled sandals with bows [Chic]