Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Vintage Selection from Bond 07 by Selima

From one of New York's Savviest Vintage Collectors:

Vnyc is proud to announce an ongoing collaboration with Bond 07 by Selima, Bond St.'s vintage haven.

After our first meeting with the witty duo behind Bond 07, Angel Cruz & Selima Salaun, it was clear that we not only shared a love of fine vintage, but an understanding of wearable vintage.

Cruz, a fashion historian extraordinaire & vintage enthusiast Salaun, the creative vision behind Selima Optique, a go-to luxury eyewear label, have amassed a veritable range of iconic ready-to-wear pieces that highlight
some of fashion's most well-designed moments

Together, we've cherry-picked their collection to bring you an exclusive chance to stock up on their considerable range in our new Bond 07 by Selima section.

And come September Vnyc will be adding our own edited selection at their Bond 07 boutique located at 7 Bond St. New York, Ny 10012.
Selima Salaun, above.

Some of Vnyc's Favorites:

Rudi-to-WearMake a move in Bond 07's 60's Rudi Gernreich knit playsuit.

60's Rudi Gernreich Knit Playsuit-$978

Celebrate the craft & wizardry of one of haute couture's finest in this opulent Art-Deco inspired Christian Lacroix stunner.

Christian Lacroix Couture Sequined Skirt-$898

Stand-UpCombat the cold in this genius rich purple wool Claude Montana variation on the classic trench coat.

80's Claude Montana Wool Stand-Up Collar Coat-$1,200

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Best of Haute Couture Fall 2010

Valentino, above.

Haute Couture has been a tireless subject of debate while many like to continually point out it's weak sales across the board and diminishing relevance in society. While that may be the case, wasn't it always? Isn't couture about that unattainable and highly elusive luxury item we all like to dream of having? Hasn't globalism made "luxury" too readily attainable?

While the nine designers showing for Fall 2010 clearly understand the craft beautifully, there were four contributions whose focus & edit were so precise, we wanted to take a moment and applaud them. These designers respectively pay homage to the past with their own distinctive signatures while moving things forward with the kind of youthful gusto couture could thrive on. John Galliano at Christian Dior, Ricardo Tisci at Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier & Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino seem determined to energize Haute Couture with troves of tasty options. While at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld oddly placed heavy, orthodox, old-world & stuffy misconceptions of couture's past on the runway. Reverse psychology? Or is it simply sticking to your guns & your clientele?

Here's a look at Fall 2010's Haute Couture fab four, destined to inspire Vnyc's future buys:

Jean Paul Gaultier

Gaultier delivered a fanciful Parisian collection that evoked the wit, luxury, proportion and sex-appeal of two of France's most provocative 90's era legends, Thierry Mugler & Claude Montana.

Christian Dior

At Dior, Galliano hit his stride with decadent takes on his admiration for some of couture's best, from Poiret to Worth, all in irresistible colorways that were as bodacious as his silhouettes.


While at Valentino, Chiuri & Piccioli took the house's heritage of princess dressing into today's need for clean while addressing couture's precarious state by placing a sculpted cage over one of their precious exits.


Five years later Tisci has almost nothing left to prove at Givenchy. Here, his love of religious Catholic laces combined with a romantic penchant for gothic symbolism made for a breathtaking argument on the exclusivity of beauty.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fringe Benefits: D & G, Yohji & Mugler

Get into the swing of things in a festive haute-fringed number, one of this season's most playful micro-trends.

Take note of this Thierry Mugler patent fringed western vest's clean lines, here that restraint plays beautifully against the overall over-the-top sex appeal brought on by the pieces sculpted bust.

90's Thierry Mugler Patent Fringed Vest

Stand apart in these extraordinary black leather Dolce & Gabbana fringed & beaded bermuda shorts.

Dolce & Gabbana Black Leather Bermuda Shorts-$120

Go to the max in full-on fringe with Yohji Yamamoto's dramatic shaped jacket with 2.5 feet of decadent hanging fringe.

Yohji Yamamoto Black Fringed Hem Jacket-$488

Saturday, July 24, 2010

40+ New Arrivals: Alaia, CDG, Gucci, YSL & More

Let Vnyc help take the stress out of vintage shopping...

Printed Matter:

Channel old-school Hollywood glamour in this sensational 70's sheer chiffon dotted caftan layered maxi dress.

70's Bonwit Teller Black Caftan Dress-$346

Disc Jockey:

Pick-up on the small, subtle bags of the season with this unusual round patent 90's era THIERRY MUGLER disc bag that comes with a chain strap long enough for it to double as a cross-body bag.

90's Thierry Mugler R0und Patent Disc Bag-$320

Glamour Girl:

OSCAR DE LA RENTA'S 80's era black silk taffeta strapless ruched dress with its extra large bow and lettuce ruffles gives the term "black beauty" a whole other meaning.

80's De La Renta Black Silk Dress-$764

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Monday, July 19, 2010

The Richards Sisters & More: Vnyc's New Editorials

Alex & Theo and Chloe & Kalina
Vagabondnyc's Latest Shoppable Editorials

Keith's Kids:

Alexandra & Theodora Richards make a slick pair of Vagabonds in one of our latest shoppable editorials as they strike a chord with fashion's constant play on Masculin/Feminin.

Chloe & Kalina:
While new models Chloe & Kalina radiate in key vintage pieces.

Though they feature multiple decades worth of fashion history- we hope they feel modern & inspire the way you incorporate vintage into your wardrobe.

Visit to shop all of our Editorials...

Most Wanted: Eddie Borgo's Fall Line

We are so into Eddie Borgo's fall collection modeled by Elle's Kate Lanphear...


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Smart Buy: Hussein Chalayan's Ivory Bolero

What makes this vaguely military-inspired ivory Hussein Chalayan bolero this week's Smart Buy is its smart sweatshirt material composition which allows for ease and comfort and ensures a long lifespan. We adore its curved front and savvy lampshade pleats that circle the neckline.

Hussein Chalayan Ivory Bolero-$148

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Inspiration: Stephen J Shanabrook x CDG

We may be a little late in the game of recognizing how awesome and inspiring Stephen J. Shanabrook's crumpled campaign images for Comme Des Garcons Shirt S/S 2010 are, but here you go...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Inez & Vinoodh Celebrate 25 yrs with M/M Paris

Pretty Much Everything 1985-2010: The Newspaper Collector’s Edition

Who out there with a penchant for fashion isn't a fan of photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin? We've been big fans ourselves for the last two decades and love M/M Paris's unbound newsprint of 25 double-sided posters celebrating 25 years of their work. It includes an essay from Michael Bracewell with 25 photographs by Inez & Vinoodh and 25 posters by M/M Paris and is available to order by emailing

Most Wanted: Prada's M/M Paris T-Shirts

We've been huge fans of design group M/M Paris ever since their early days of working with Bjork & Inez & Vinoodh and therefore can't wait for their graphic "Pradalphabet" t-shirt collaboration with Prada to hit shops.

Each shirt runs about $235 and comes with a collectible 64-page illustrated book.

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Accessory of the Week: 90's Paloma Picasso Belt

Just like the ubiquitous gold Moschino belts that were prominent in the early 90's, our latest Accessory of the Week, this signature Paloma Picasso OXO belt, has once again been spotted on all the cool girls in the know.

90's Paloma Picasso OXO Signature Belt-$118

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Inspiration: Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

One of us is really into the total haute Parisian, heritage Haute Couture look that was shown at Jean Paul Gaultier's recent Couture show. Over the top drama in the most dignified, tasteful way.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Most Wanted: Visionaire's Tribute to McQueen

The elusiveness & sheer beauty of Visionaire has always made it one of the most sought after fashion related publications out there and their latest effort, Spirit 58, is dedicated to the vision of Alexander McQueen. Here's some more info:

"In the spirit of Lee Alexander McQueen, contributors including Nick Knight, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Meisel, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, David Sims, Mario Testino, Sean Ellis and Sebastian Faena, share images inspired by his unbridled creativity. The collection of images is printed on paper embedded with wildflower seeds. When planted, watered & given sun, the pages blossom. The case is wrapped in a McQueen metalized brocade from his Spring/Summer 2010 show. Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies."

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Jenifer Saunders

Jenifer Saunders, even though your birthday was yesterday, July 6th, and even though you have done so many remarkable things before & after Absolutely Fabulous, we couldn't think of a better way to salute you on your day without thinking, what fabulous things would Edina Monsoon find on our vintage site? After all, you gave the fashion world one of it's favorite comedic characters of all time, one who was obsessed with all things Lacroix and of course, being skinny. Here's to you!
What would Edina Monsoon fancy?-

Well of course this over-the-top tunic-length Jean Paul Gaultier suit would do quite well, if it would fit you Edina, that is.

Jean Paul Gaultier's 80's Zoot-Suit-$418

And we'd love to see you squeeze into this 90's era Moschino suit, stretching out the letters & all.

90's Moschino Printed Suit-$288

Only Edina would choose to add this bold Pucci minauderie to a full-on printed mess of an outfit, but at the end of the day, its still "Pucci, dahling."

Pucci Harlequin Minauderie-$188

Drunk memories of the swinging 60's perhaps? Channel your hallucinations in this breezy Vivienne Tam beauty.

80's Vivienne Tam Breezy Blouse-$278

A bright, loud, logo laden piece never did Edina any harm.

90's W.&L.T Logo Sweater-$202

And oh you poor thing Zandra Rhodes, remember when silly Patsy ruined your photoshoot in the early 70's? Well, Edina is still trying to fit into your 70's era hand-painted pants.

70's Zandra Rhodes Sari Pants-$598

COMING SOON: 20+ New Arrivals Next Week

Here's a sneak peek at some of the vintage goods we'll be adding to in the next few weeks(everything is of course avail. for pre-order):

From Thierry Mugler comes this chic 80's era side-bag in a futuristic patent-leather disc shape nonetheless.

And while everyone's hitting all the super-chic rich notes of high-70's bourgeois French Couture comes this 70's era ruffled metallic blouse.

The resurgence of vintage haute French bourgeois hallmarks makes another appearance with these 70's red suede Charles Jourdan court shoes.

And from one of our favorite labels then & now comes this graphic 80's era Native American inspired Kenzo knit tube dress that also doubles as a midi skirt.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Inspiration: Artist Kenneth Anger's Mouse Heaven

The experimental work of iconic video artist Kenneth Anger has always been great inspiration & a starting point for many designers & artists, including most recently, Valentino's fab design duo Pier Paolo Piccioli & Maria Grazia Chiuri. The pair cited Anger as inspiration for their Fall 2010 outing and featured the artist's videos as backdrops for the house's runway presentation with Anger watching from the front row himself. Above is 2004's Mouse Heaven with an "all toy" cast based on Walt Disney's fabled characters.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Wishing You a Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Wishing a happy, fun & safe Independence holiday weekend to our friends in the states & beyond. And if you haven't gotten the chance to hit up our private Flash Sale where absolutely everything on the site is an extra 30% off, tomorrow's your last chance. The sale ends July 5th, just be sure to use the code "VloveU" during checkout.

Pam Glew's Forgotten(above)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Get Ready! Vnyc's Private 3-Day Flash Sale

As valued customers we wanted to give you a heads up on our 1st ever private Flash Sale where absolutely everything on the site is an extra 30% off. The sale ends July 5th, just be sure to use the code "VloveU" during checkout.

Happy Shopping & Warm Summer Wishes!

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