Monday, May 31, 2010

R.I.P Louise Bourgeois

Artist Louise Bourgeois, the art world's grand dame & most important living female artist, known for her large-scale sculptures symbolizing women's feelings on sexuality & memory, died in NYC Monday at the age of 98. Bourgeois continued to seduce & captive the world with her strangely feminine work throughout her 70+ year-long career and her life & work are destined to be celebrated for many years to come.

Give or Take 2002(above)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy 40th Birthday Kenzo

This year Kenzo celebrates it's 40th anniversary with a range of limited edition goods that are destined to touch upon the label's rich history. We are not only big fans of vintage Kenzo, we also happen to admire what creative director Antonio Marras has been doing with the label over the past few seasons. In fact, we happen to think his collections for the label continue to deliver beautifully made, luxe-boho garb that you can't find anywhere else.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Smart Buy: Jean Paul Gaultier's Khaki Maxi

This week's Smart Buy, this voluminous khaki maxi skirt, a rather restrained beauty from Jean Paul Gaultier, is destined to get you through many season's to come. Its breezy shape and neutral tone balances out the polished drama brought on by its elegant maxi length. Make it a summer staple with Spring 2010's Chloe flat sandals & a floppy sun hat, or take it out for a night on the town & pair it with luxe layers come fall. The options are endless...

Jean Paul Gaultier Khaki Maxi Skirt-$252

Vnyc Thanks Zuburbia for Endless Shopping Ideas

Vnyc wanted to thank's Vintage Women's Blog for it's endless support of our shop & it's goods. Their VPOD or Vintage Pick of the Day continues to charm readers with dedicated daily selections of the best, carefully chosen vintage pieces up for grabs online. Here's what they said about our 80's era Gianfranco Ferre sweater:

Zuburbia's Vintage Pick of the Day: Vintage 1980s Gianfranco Ferre Sweater

80's Gianfranco Ferre Contrast Sweater-$284

"They say that vertical stripes make you appear slimmer. And they say that horizontal stripes make you appear wider. But I say that when you mix them all together like today’s VPOD, then stripes just look fantastic!

This bold 1980s graphic sweater by Gianfranco Ferre combines two of my favorites, grey and black, with two of my not-so-favorites, yellow and purple, for an eye-catching combination that I just love. Its criss-crossing design, its soft collar and its dolman sleeves are just begging for a body-hugging black catsuit or a simple pair of black slacks.

It’s a vintage separate that packs a real punch for a vintage fashionista!"

Visit Zuburbia to sign up for their VPOD announcements...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Arrivals Drop Tuesday

Here's another sneak peak at what's to come this week as we'll be adding over 50+ new items!

From Comme Des Garcons comes this 90's era contrasting floral tapestry & pinstriped dress.

We paired this 80's era Escada fringed silk blouse with this graphic optical print silk twill Christian Lacroix skirt for a look that's cool & collected.

From the 80's comes this sleek & chic black minauderie with a rhinestone encrusted frame and extra long thin gold chain strap.

And from Rick Owens comes this sumptuous cocoa brown ribbed wrap sweater.

There's more to come Tuesday, all with free-shipping worldwide!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

COMING SOON: 50+ New Arrivals Next Week

Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for the site next week as we'll be adding over 50 one-of-a-kind new vintage items to the site:

From Oscar De La Renta comes this chic graphic silk twill topper that come's in an explosive color-way of vivid abstract florals.

From the 80's comes this uber-cool matte gold Body Map tech vest that has a peplum hem & contrasting velvet panels.

Then from the early 80's comes this Koos Van Den Akker patchworked cobalt blue a-line trench coat that's perfect for this spring & next fall thanks to it's moody color-way.

And from Etro comes this contemporary contrasting silk scarf printed sack dress that offers a subtle way to incorporate all out print into your wardrobe.

Accessory of the week: 80's Crystal Clusters

Add subtle glamor to any look, day into night, with our latest Accessory of the Week, these 80's era rhinestone cluster earrings. Pair them in the day with grunge inspired layers for a look that's a little off-set or take them out with you for a night on the town with slicked back hair & a body-con cocktail number.

80's Rhinestone Cluster Earrings-$110

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

One for the Smoker's: Margiela's New Pocket Tee

While Maison Martin Margiela's newly unveiled "smoker's" pocket-tee may not be incredibly original, the label does deserve props for offering us misfit smoker's a fun option now that we've been forced to pay enormous taxes for our bad habit & have been bombarded with an onslaught of negative energy.

P.S-we get that it's a bad habit...

Channel Christopher Kane Fall 2010 in Vnyc

We've said it before & we'll say it again: Christopher Kane's Fall 2010 outing happens to be one of our favorites, so we just had to mention our own vintage embroidered leather dress & top that smartly channel his inventive take on next seasons must-have fabrication: leather.

Christopher Kane Fall 2010(above)

Channel Christopher Kane's beautifully perverse take on classic embroideries for Fall 2010 with Vnyc's 80's era embroidered leather taupe tube & black dress. While the tube's color-way happens to be much more subdued(read wearable), both pieces unique juxtaposition of leather and delicate florals combined with a lady-like shape hit all of Kane's notes dead-on.

80's Taupe Leather Peplum Tube w Embroideries

80's Black Leather Embroidered Tube Dress-$274 (above)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Best Dressed at the 2010 Met Gala

Rachel Zoe in Marc Jacobs

Amber Valleta in R.M by Roland Mouret

Karolina Kurkova in Joseph Altuzarra with the designer himself

Jamie Bochert in Rodarte for Gap

Alexa Chung in 3.1 Phillip Lim with the designer himself

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Past Collections: So Long Mid 90's Gucci Column

We are happy to report that one of our favorite pieces on our site, this ultra-chic & sleek Gucci column dress from Tom Ford's iconic mid 90's collection for the house, has finally found a home!