Sunday, July 27, 2008

80's STEPHEN SPROUSE Black Utility Vest

All of the cool "downtown" designer's from Alexander Wang to Steark have been playing with the classic utility vest for the past few season's, so what's cooler than an original from a blockbuster name like STEPHEN SPROUSE. The original "downtown darling" designed this way too-cool long black over-sized utility vest dress that is made of a soft, slightly padded cotton with two side pockets at the waist, two zippered ones on the bust and a tab collar with a silver snap button.

80's STEPHEN SPROUSE Long Black Utility Vest-$398

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Jean Paul Gaultier Nude Tulle Mermaid Top

With pretty cosmetic colors dominating all of the best recent runways we couldn't think of anything sweeter than this nude Jean Paul Gaultier t-shirt style top thats made out of his signature sport-inspired tulle mesh. It is emblazoned with a very cheeky, very French 3-D floral patchwork spread of a cartoonish mermaid in the sun surrounded by flowers and soaring birds.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Nude Tulle Top w Mermaid Embroidery-$118 Sorry this item has been SOLD

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ethnic Deco Sequined Duster

80's era sequined dresses can sometimes be very tricky and wrought with an over zealous Dynasty flair, but when we picked up this sequined stunner, it instantly conjured up so many great references from disparate identities like Dries Van Noten, Dior by Galliano, Lacroix, and even recent Miu Miu! You can point it out has harlequin, African(Egytian/Morocan), Aztec, Poiret, Belle Epoque and mainly Art-Deco inspired. It's a versatile silk duster that fastens at the Mandarin neck with dolman sleeves, and every shape of sequin you can imagine.

Black Silk Ethnic Deco Sequin Harlequin Duster Dress-$118 Sorry this item has been SOLD

Black Attack: Romeo Gigli's Wardrobe Essential

We have to start out by admitting that while this is a Romeo Gigli dress, and we do love Gigli, this dress is so amazing, so cool, and such a wardrobe foundation essential, that it honestly doesn't matter who made it or where it came from. Its a clever tuxedo style long vest /dress that is made out of a matte crepe, has long front tails, nine front buttons and a back adjustable belt. Its one of those pieces that you can wear a million ways year-round. Think of taking inspiration from Alexander McQueen's elegant fall show and pair it open over a full skirted tulle tutu and pile on some twisted Tom Binns rhinestones.

90's ROMEO GIGLI Black Tuxedo Vest Long Dress-$198 Sorry this item has been SOLD

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Helmut Lang Maxed-Out Urban Warrior Mini

We may have been collecting Helmut Lang since he started his business(in fact we hoard it, and are almost never able to let go of our own HL finds), however, it's always rather interesting how we ourselves are always blown away from Helmut finds long after his business folded. Take this sick, and we mean way too-cool-for-school slick, urban warrior mini-skirt from the Spring 2000 runways. It has an incredibly unique u-shape, thick faux side-lacing, front lacing and back lacing with two back hanging bondage straps and two tiny front pockets complete with fabric covered grommets. So many details- so down right cool.

Helmut Lang Black Urban Warrior Bondage Skirt $398, orig. $1,150!Sorry this item has been SOLD

Stomp Around in these Claude Montana's

As if they were yanked out of a Helmut Newton photo come these super-cool, buttery-soft pleated black leather Claude Montana wide-leg gaucho short pants from the 80's. The word "gaucho" may often cojure up a stale image of Webster's arty mom or Bea Arthur from the Golden Girls, however, through Montana's minimalist yet sexualized eyes they become powerful, provacative and down-right infused with the kind of urban cool that is always oh-so elusive.

80's CLAUDE MONTANA Black Leather Wide-Leg Gaucho Pants $348

90's Herve Leger Bandage Body-Con Stunner

From highly sought-after 90's body-con king, HERVE LEGER, comes this ridiculously sexy black hour-glass shaped dress. Its proportions are insanely figure flattering, and its fabric literally sucks in and molds every curve. Its most distinctive feature is it's shredded chiffon edged scoop neck which lends this sex-bomb of a dress some intellectual flair.

90's HERVE LEGER Black Bandage Dress w Shredded Ruffle $1,295

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

V are Crazy for Tribal Marble Prints: Celine

It's pretty obvious that we have been crazy about tribal, mud-cloth & tie-dye prints for quite a few season's now, and this new Celine find marks the begining of our latest obsession, earthy marble-prints! This print was all over men's & women's fall shows from MARNI to JIL SANDER, and this top even hits next Spring's smoke print craze! We are all about this tunic-length Celine super mini-dress or long top that has feminine side-ruching, and is composed of a silky, stretchy knit. It has a yellow base and is covered with brown, khaki and sand abstract marble splotches.

CELINE Tribal Marble Print Ruched Tunic-Length Tube Top $148