Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Inspiration: Late 90's Yohji Yamamoto

Call it a collection of brides & widows if you will, but there's something about the overall serenity of this late 90's outing from Yohji Yamamoto we randomly found online that makes it so breathtaking. It's unfortunate to think of the peril his company faces today when this 1999 show proves his strength at genius design with a timeless ease. No wonder Caroyln Bessette-Kennedy started wearing his pieces exclusively around the same time. Now if we could only gets our hands on one of these gems...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays from VagaBondnyc

Whatever holiday you are celebrating this season, we hope you are surrounded by loved ones & good times, we wish you the best! xx-Vnyc

Past Collections: So Long Yohji

Yup, our covetable 80's era Yohji Yamamoto suit that Aimee Mann happened to wear in her seminal video with New Wave icons Til' Tuesday has finally found a happy home in the south of France. So long!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

COMING SOON: 30+ New Arrivals Next Week

Stay tuned in this week as we'll be adding dozens of new quintessentially chic vintage scores to the site from the likes of Bill Blass, Chanel, Hermes, Jil Sander, Matsuda & Valentino.
With talk of heritage dressing taking center stage comes this classic navy maxi coat from the king of heritage finery, Bill Blass.

From the 80's comes an ultra-femme surprise from the queen of clean minimalism, Jil Sander. With its sensuous maxi-length, semi-sheer fluid composition and full-on 40's inspired paisley print, it some how manages to hit upon spring's softer 70's side.

From Matsuda, one of fashion's long forgotten design geniuses, comes this forever-chic military inspired swing coat that boasts a full shape and stand-up collar.

Get into the swing of the season's decidedly ladylike propositions in our 80's era Perry Ellis pleated a-line circle skirt.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Remember Resort? The Best of Resort 2011

It's about 25 degrees in Nyc today and Pre-Fall presentations are happening on the daily, but of course, we have to remind you that Resort 2011 has just hit the shops. Here's a look back at our favorites, destined to inspire future buys.

Celine- above & below.

Praise for what Phoebe Philo has done at Celine may running rampant, but judging by her Resort collection, it's more than well deserved. To put it short, we want every single look from the range, every single piece. Whatever it is, Philo understands how to offer iconic, understated goods with a subtle impact that are overwhelmingly desirable. Highlights here included the demure Liberty floral pajama suit, a tiered leather dress, chiffon and Mexican blanket capes and her now signature fluid wide-leg trouser. For us, Celine has become the one irresistible collection that we can't help but feel elated about.

Hannah MacGibbon's camel infected collections at Chloe have been making our Best of lists for several of the past few season's with her understated take on 70's cool. And once again, Resort was packed with the kind of must-haves uber-chic girls from Montana to Moscow can wear. Last fall we were mad for her leather sweatsuit and Resort's abbreviated a-line leather skirt & tunic were a thrilling follow up. MacGibbon clearly understands the Chloe girl, and has yet to disappoint.

Miu Miu/Prada-

Miu Miu, above.

Channeling the 40's at Prada with chic separates & unexpected colorways and Yves Saint Laurent & Sonia Rykiel's giddy 70's era take on the 40's at Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada delivered two hit presentations that are sure to dazzle the vacation set & the real world. Full on styling with piles of colorful bangles, oversize earrings, fur stoles, cheerful prints and hosiery offer a lot to play with in opposition to today's minimal times.

Prada, above.

Richard Nicoll-

At Cerruti & his own namesake label, Richard Nicoll continues to offer some of the best options for the die-hard minimalist's out there who like clean lines with a dash of humour. The fun came via patent bustiers and detailing and genius abstracted screen prints while Nicoll's hand at the calm & the cool was evident in alluring maxi skirts and smart options for the office.


Valentino has been on a steady roll and the house's coy look at the 60's for Resort was grounded with crisp silhouettes, supple leather detailing and altered photo prints that reminded one not only of the house's 60's Jackie O. heyday, but of Resort's own destination minded past. While Resort's importance in the cycle of fashion is rapidly expanding, this collection offered hyper-chic options for the ladies who cruise and young girls alike. The two designers at the helm, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, clearly understand progressive glamour and we're big fans.


Over the years, Acne has somehow been able to score it's own niche in the world of attainable luxury that's perennially cool, identifiably studied and right on the money for girls trying to perfect a now popular louche sexiness. Although the posing and slick styling of the presentation gave the range an intense air of drama, each look had a not-so-basic yet real-world friendliness to it. The fitted wide-leg suits with angular jackets, layered dresses and plays on proportion, all with a clean, minimal ease, make Acne all the more desirable.

Lil Wayne Preview: 6'7" (Six Foot Seven Foot)

Finding this new song from genius & longtime Vnyc favorite Lil Wayne just made our day...it's available on iTunes tomorrow.

-Of course they ended up switching the song out of this video, its worth it to buy the real deal.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Courtney Love's Bad Romance at Givenchy

We've never been fans of Lady G, but Courtney Love, covering Bad Romance at Givenchy's party for Maria Carla's 30th birthday this past October, is nothing short of amazing and so so addictive.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Inspiration: January Jones for Versace Spring 2011

Who doesn't love actress January Jones? We do for sure, and even though we are on the fence about what goes on now at Versace, we adore the house's latest advertorial for Spring 2011 photographed by Mario Testino featuring a slick Jones.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Tribute to Alexander McQueen By Nick Knight

For tonight's British Fashion Awards Nick Knight, Edward Enninful & Bjork have teamed up to create this out of this world film in tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. Immense imagery, wonderful clothes and a special composition from Bjork make this one hell of a way to honor a legend.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Inspiration: StyleCaster's Chic 70's Sportswear

Take a cue from StyleCaster's look at 60's & 70's inspired sportswear in a soothing palette of warm autumnal hues. Confident, fuss-free shapes reflect the season's need for clean while key vintage pieces from our site add vintage flair to the nostalgic mood.

above, Chloé top, $760; Vintage Azzaro sunglasses, similar styles at Vagabondnyc
above, Chloé top, $760; Chloé skirt, $1,700; Roger Vivier pumps, $1,100; Vintage Azzaro sunglasses, similar styles at Vagabondnyc; Kenneth Jay Lane earrings; Ben Amun bangles

above, Vintage Pierre Cardin tunic, similar styles at Vagabondnyc; Miu Miu trousers, $995; Casadei platforms; Ben Amun bangle; Kenneth Jay Lane gold bangle; Jamie Joseph ring

Photographer: Joseph D'Arco, StyleCaster
Stylist: Emily Finkbinder and Janice Chou, StyleCaster
Hair: Cesar Ramirez, Top 5 Management
Makeup: Victor Henao, Top 5 Management
Model: Lena, Supreme Management

Tiny Teen Queen Nabbed Hermes at the Shop

Actress Emma Roberts hit up the 07 Bond st. shop-in-shop and picked herself up a natty Hermes belt & had her eye on some daring optical print Gianni Versace carrot-leg pants that happened to look sweet on her.

Emma Roberts Teen Vogue March 2009, above

Mighty Boosh! How'd it take so long to find you!?!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Most Wanted: Celine's Yetti Paneled Tote

At this point, we really can't continue to go on and on like a broken record about how much we adore Celine, but we will be adding this too-cool yetti tote to our must-have lists come Spring.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Smart Buy: 70's Calvin Klein Tie-Neck Blouse

With this season's decidedly ladylike take on decadence comes our latest Smart Buy, this 70's era forever-chic khaki satin Calvin Klein tie-neck blouse. Pair it with leather separates, a flirty circle skirt or under a grunge inspired grandpa cardi, this blouse's charm lie in it's unlimited directions.

70's Calvin Klein Tie-Neck Khaki Silk Blouse-$136

Monday, November 29, 2010

Florence Welch Hit Our Shop-in-Shop Up & Scored

Just this time last year we were obsessively listening to Florence + The Machine after hearing it first at a Kenzo show. So, it came as an exciting surprise for us to hear that Florence Welch paid a visit to our Bond st. Shop-in-Shop and bought up a few of our favorite pieces. Welch, who makes fantastic melodies, was recently voted as the Year's 5th Best Dressed by Haper's Bazaar U.K, where it was noted that she "knows how to rock a romantic style- part vintage, part rock chic, that is equally edgy and strong." Which by the way, is exactly how we like to think of our VagaBond girls.

Inspiration: You Should Have Been With Me

With nods to the hedonistic, deluxe disco set of the 70's all over the runways comes a new source of inspiration with American fashion photographer Stan Shaffer's You Should Have Been With Me, a photographic scrapbook of the fashion, fun and fast times of the era. Rejoice and be inspired by the quirky characters and free-spirited energy of the moment this legendary photographer has compiled.

above, Jerry Hall
above, Andy Warhol

Most Wanted: M/M INK

One of us has always had a thing for the aesthetic sensibilities of Michaël Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, the duo behind legendary creative firm M/M (Paris). From directing ads for Balenciaga, to photo shoots with Inez & Vinoodh, to art directing Bjork's productions, the duo have maintained a vision that pushes boundaries with a dark yet clean, contemporary restraint and wit. Now the firm has launched a signature fragrance, somewhat unexpected from a team that flourishes on enriching the visual. The new fragrance, M/MINK, in collaboration with Byredo, as you can imagine, emulates ink— with a clever composition of adoxal, incense, patchouli, honey & amber.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! We hope you are surrounded by loved ones & good times. xxo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Perfect...Ruth Hogben for Celine F/W 2010

Lord only knows how we missed this with all of the commotion around Celine as of late, but this video only furthers our need for all things Pheobe Philo & all things Celine. Watching Perfect... by Ruth Hogben for Celine F/W 2010, our need for one of Philo's outerwear pieces has now become a frenzy of lustful wishing. And the music by Mount Kimbie ain't bad either.

Coming Soon: CDG's Fall '07 Masterpiece

We're excited about one of our latest finds, this genius Comme Des Garcons half top/half blazer combo from Fall 2007. While we understand that it's going to take a lot of confidence on behalf of the wearer, we also see a myriad of year-round layering possibilities and the chance to energize your look with a serious dose of color.

Comme Des Garcons Mixed Blazer Top, about $398, available for pre-order.

Smart Buy: 90's Claude Montana Chiffon Duster

Minimalism, maximalism, whatever is going on in fashion at the moment, our latest Smart Buy, this crisp sheer chiffon 90's era Claude Montana duster, is certain to get you through the times in confident style. While its unadorned surface is given provocation via sheerness, its destined to become a year-round closet constant as it can elegantly work as a beach cover-up, a layering essential and a cocktail hour conversation piece. Wear it with shorts, or under sumptuous furs, we're talking major versatility here.
90's Claude Montana Sheer Chiffon Duster-$698

Most Wanted: Balenciaga's S/S 2011 Watch

One can never have enough Balenciaga in their lives and one of us doesn't think they can go on without the house's first-ever timepieces for S/S 2011. Not only do they emulate Nicolas Ghesquiere's signature take on modern luxury with a sci-fi bent, they also happen to smartly cross the cuff vs. skinny watch divide.

Balenciaga Watches about $1,445

Mirror-Mirror: The Re-Launch of Vogue.com

We're thrilled about the recent re-launch of Vogue.com and the new look of Vogue magazine. Each page is so well edited, designed and just so crisp and pretty to look at, we think they've blown every other fashion outlet out of the water. One thing that tickles us is the aesthetic similarities Vogue.com shares with our site including the colorway, clean, fuss-free design, use of large images and a locking navigation bar. And for fashion history folks like us, we can't wait for the immense resources the soon to be launched online Vogue Archive will offer.

Above: Code Theory's Vogue.com, Below: Mogollon-Ny's Vagabondnyc.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

Accessory of the Week: 80's Pink Raffia Clutch

Add a dose of soothing pastel pink to your fall repertoire with our latest Accessory of the Week, this slim pink raffia clutch. While it also makes a great go-to summer bag, its restrained hue is destined to uplift the season's requisite moody colorways.

80's Pink Raffia Clutch w Gold Chain-$78

Friday, November 19, 2010

VagabondNyc's Windows at Bond 07 by Selima O

Thanks to a special friend close to Vnyc, our windows for the shop-in-shop look great and we are extra-proud and thankful!