Photo: Little Edie, 1927
photo source: ophelia10.tumblr.com
Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary featuring a socialite mother and daughter both named Edie Bouvier Beale, the aunt and first cousin to Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The film features their strange life of dependence and eccentricity while living in a decrepit mansion threatened by eviction. Little Edie was a beautiful aspiring actress but left her dreams in New York to take care of her mother. As you can tell by the picture above, she always had style, even when explaining how her skirt can double as a cape to the cameras in the documentary. Watch the original film but with someone who will appreciate these interesting ladies, I have yet to finish the last 20 minutes because my boyfriend turned it off – the Beales were freaking him out.
Danny Roberts is a 23-year old Illustrator inspired by the
fashion industry with pieces featuring fashion models,
magazine covers, and even a few fashion bloggers. The t-shirt
pictured is from his well-known, “Girls in Glasses” art piece and
part of a series of fashion blogger designs, partnered with Borders & Frontiers, with proceeds going to charity. This talented illustrator continues to grow being featured in prominent fashion publications like Vogue Germany, Vogue Brazil and collaborating with Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lover’s brand. Most importantly, Danny is a genuinely nice person who you can connect with through twitter and lookbook.nu and his affordable pieces can be yours through etsy!
I wanted to participate in this “bold shoulder” trend but I
wanted to do something a little bit different and a little less
“bold” and still have some impact. I found these appliques
at Sussman’s Bridal and Costume Supplies on Queen Street
and a blazer that needed some jazz at a thrift store.
Here’s how I did it:
Everyone is attached to crazy creatures from their childhood.
From E.T, Sloth from the Goonies, to the Wild Things, we hold
a special place in our hearts for these hideous things. Add
some wild to your wardrobe with one of these faux fur vests!
I like to think Minnie Mouse would approve of this purchase. I got this lovely belt for $3
at Double Take Thrift store on Gerrard and Parliament as a, “Congrats-you-made
-it-through-the-day” reward… Ok there’s really no legitimate excuse but why should
there be! This hidden gem is one of few thrift stores downtown so it’s convenient and
it’s one of my favourites. Everything is currently 50% off except for designer items!
ps. A full store review is in the works.
pps. The good belts are behind the counter!
Shopping at I Miss You vintage is like sneaking into a party at fashion week, brushing shoulders with the Carine Roitfeld and and stealing dieting tips from Daria Werbowy. I had a heart attack when I saw YSL and Missoni, then again when I saw Chloe and McQueen, and I finally died when I discovered Chanel.
If you’re stuck at home for the holidays, take a break from making pumpkin pie and sneak away to your local thrift store! Compared to thrifting in large urban centres, store’s in smaller cities are usually full of amazing items. I found these new favourites at my local Value Village for $7.
But you have to beat that other student coming home for the holidays! Get going!