Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mogollon-Ny Art Directs Kelis' New Album

We are so proud of the New York based duo behind Mogollon-Ny who not only made our beautiful website, but also just recently completed art-directing Kelis' new album Fleshtone. It looks so bad-ass!

Visit to check out more of their work

Friday, June 25, 2010

Smart Buy: 80's Chanel Jacket

This week's Smart Buy, this uber-chic navy Chanel jacket, comes from one of Karl Lagerfeld's early collections for Chanel at the beginning of the 80's & its timelessness only goes to show you that good design never goes out of style. We love its 60's Mod-inspired shape & its curved pajama style side slits and think we'd have a hard time taking this piece off if it were in our own wardrobes.

80's Navy Chanel Jacket-$398

Accessory of the Week: 80's Leather Attache

Our latest Accessory of the Week, this smart 80's era clutch/attache, may have a sweet tried-&-true vintage vibe but its sober, unadorned surface and clean lines make it a smart classic for many years to come.

80's Brown Leather Attache-$168

Inspiration: Artist Erwin Olaf

While a majority of Dutch artist Erwin Olaf's body of work borders on bad taste, there's also a hefty amount of good work that we find inspirational. Check for more.

La Roux at Viktor and Rolf Monsiueur

Check out La Roux's performance at Viktor & Rolf's Monsieur presentation above.

Kind Of Blue

Blue and its countless iterations - navy, cobalt, sapphire, cerulean, aquamarine, azure, electric, royal, turquoise, midnight, baby, robin's egg, indigo - the list goes on -- is possibly one of the most universally flattering colors. The most variable, versatile and dynamic of hues, blue ranges from organic, soothing, delicate, to florid, electric, and intense and is capable of evoking emotions and memories both superficial and sublime. It is best used sparingly in certain cases and in other cases can serve to anchor a look or act as canvas to prints. Navy together with nudes & the ubiquitous makeup shades were a popular pairing for spring 2010, replacing hard blacks and metallics as a designer neutrals of choice.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Inspiration: Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2010

Stefano Pilati's Resort 2010 collection for Yves Saint Laurent was so right-on in our books, at the very least we'd like to think of his propositions as great inspiration for easy going yet refined dressing with an oh-so Parisian flair.

We love his update on the iconic 70's era YSL white suit with its ultra-chic arm slits.

And this number with its sculptural shape & unfussy French frill is perfection, pure & simple.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Most Wanted: Givenchy's Leather Rucksack

Ricardo Tisci can do no wrong and his leather rucksack for Givenchy is something we can't live without.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Addio Roberta di Camerino

This past May Venice lost one of its most prolific citizens, fashion designer Giuliana Coen Camerino, better known as Roberta di Camerino and the “queen of trompe l’oeil prints.” She was a fascinating woman and is considered to be one of Italy's first major fashion designers. Read more about her innovations and personal history at Irenebrination.

Our 70's Roberta Di Camarino Deco Print Knit Skirt-$122 & our Past Collection 70's era purse

Monday, June 14, 2010

COMING SOON: 20+ New Arrivals Drop Next Week

Here's a quick sneak peek at some of the vintage goodies we'll have up for grabs in a few weeks. Remember, everything you see is available for pre-order...

From the haute 90's comes this over-the-top black vinyl Thierry Mugler sculpted cropped western-inspired vest that has a decadent fringed hem.

Another beauty from the 90's comes via Helmut Lang with his sheer metallic gold knit dress that has low-key padded, contrasting sleeves.

Maybe you are beginning to spot a trend? That's right, even Yohji Yamamoto once hopped aboard the fringe movement with this stunning cropped folded top piece that has several feet of languid fringe hanging off its hem.

And from Issey Miyake come these pale pink techno cargo flight pants that have a graphic oversized zippered rise.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Old School Gaultier: 1987's Etienne

Even though we've got all this love for Jean Paul Gaultier, we totally forgot about this uber campy and over-the-top video he costumed in 1987 for Guesch Patti's Etienne. Sure the lyrics evoke the era's brazen sexuality, but the clothes are oh-so hubba hubba & highlight JPG at his best.

Shop Vnyc's Gaultier range here

Friday, June 11, 2010

Accessory of the Week: 90's Romeo Gigli Belt

Our latest Accessory of the Week, this iridescent green cummerbund belt, hails from the early 90's and comes from one of the era's most influential figures, the often over looked Romeo Gigli. Let it highlight your figure over breezy summer dresses or use it to add humor to a classic men's inspired suit.

90's Romeo Gigli Cummerbund Belt Piece-$96

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Smart Buy: Iconic 60's Pierre Cardin Tunic

This week's Smart Buy comes from one of Pierre Cardin's iconic mid-60's Mod collections yet happens to be oh so au currant with it's clean shape & graphic key-hole cut-out. Pair it with summer's requisite tap shorts or take it into fall with the season's must-have wide-leg khakis as seen at Celine.

60's PIERRE CARDIN Iconic Key-Hole Knit Tunic-$364

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Most Wanted: Michael Kors Men's Capotes

Where on earth can we find these Michael Kors men's Capote shoes? They remind us a wee bit of the goodies Helmut Lang used to have up for grabs for men back in the day and we won't rest until we can kick our feet up in these beauties. Help!!!

Vnyc Featured on Fader: "The Original 90's Dream"

"VagaBond NYC’s Vintage Gianni Versace Is The Original ’90s Dream"-as featured on
-story Alex Frank

"Lately, we’ve been pleased to notice a number of labels showing clothes inspired by Gianni Versace in his silky sexy ’90s heyday. It seems like the time is right for bold prints, peacock colors and shapes that are sporty and relaxed but still somehow look impossibly fancy ($$$!!!). VagaBond NYC has gone straight to the museboard source and found fantastic vintage pieces from Gianni Versace’s reign, and the throwback results are as current as ever."

Sunday, June 6, 2010

COMING SOON: 20+ New Arrivals Drop Monday

Here's a sneak peak at our latest additions that will be up this week, all goods are always up for pre-order too...

Pick-up on Spring's make-up tone palette in this decadent 80's Claude Montana chiffon wrap dress.

Channel Dries Van Noten's vivid Ikat prints with these digitally printed Ikat skinny dhoti pants.

Lighten your look with these Southwestern etched 80's era Ylang Ylang earrings.

And combat cool summer evenings in this 80's era Claude Montana convertible wrap sweater.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oliver Peoples: Les enfants sennuient le dimanche

90's alterna-girl fashion icon Shirley Manson & actor Elijah Wood make the cutest odd couple in this sweet spot for Oliver Peoples.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Accessory of the Week: Handmade Shell Necklace

Indulge in fashion's omnipresent tribal mood with our latest Accessory of the Week, this handmade African shell necklace. Its three rows of crisp white shells are destined to add dramatic flair to any look year-round. Take it the ethnic route & pair it with tribal printed layers or let it pop against unexpectedly sleek, minimal garb.

Handmade African Shell Necklace-$148

Past Collections: So Long Body-Map

We are once again happy to report that one of our favorite items, this audacious mid-80's gold peplum vest from highly-collectible British label Body-Map, has been snapped up by one of our favorite clients. Don't worry, there's more to come!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Most Wanted: Lanvin's Crystal Paper Weights

It's always a thrill to see what Alber Elbaz is up to at Lanvin and we can't wait to get our hands on these crystal paper weights, his latest spin on modern, indulgent luxury with an ever-so humorous twist.
Lanvin Crystal Paper Weights-$400 at

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

R.I.P Artist/Designer Tobias Wong

It's one thing to die at the age of 98 after leading a full life & being thought of as one of the world's most important living artists like Louise Bourgeois who just passed yesterday, so it breaks our hearts to hear that 35 year-old artist & multi-media designer Tobias Wong died this past Sunday. May he rest in peace...