Thank you for your interest!

Add free and premium widgets by Addwater Agency to your Tumblelog!


To hide the widget button after installing the theme:

  1. Visit your Tumblr blog's customization page (typically found at http://www.tumblr.com/customize).
  2. Click on Appearance.
  3. Click Hide Widget Button.
  4. Click on Save+Close.

For more information visit our How-To's page.

Questions? Visit us at tumblr.addwater.com

[close this window]

Entrenched in a Cape

I wasn’t sure if she would like this double-breasted trench/cape I recently thrifted, but I had to buy it. Mostly because I hadn’t seen this kind of design before, and the costume monger in me wants to put her in as many cape-like objects as possible.

But the clincher was when I saw Cyndi Lauper wearing a (higher end, no doubt) version of it at the 2014 Grammy Awards!


(photo from www.ilballodelcervello.com)

I’m not one of those “get the look for less” stylists, and since I thrifted the cape prior to the airing of the 2014 Grammys, I can say with confidence that this was NOT a bite. Besides, I already did my Cyndi Lauper Sinspiration Post [click here] where I style her inspired by one of my favorite singers of all time.

image

image

image

In theory, double-breasted/cape/trench/cargo pockets really sounds like a bad idea design-wise, but I think this is one of the few moments where it works.

  • Bebe olive green cape trench (thrifted)
  • Uni-Qlo black long-sleeve top
  • H&M black wax-coated jeans
  • Prada olive green nylon baguette
  • Kenneth J. Lane wrapped core chain statement necklace (thrifted)
  • Zara suede cream/maroon/black platform booties
  • Vintage sterling silver bangles (thrifted) and sterling silver hoop earrings

Busco Mas

FOR SALE - Be the first to make a statement for Spring in #BLACK: #ColeHaan black patent leather strappy #wedgesandals with #basketweave detail size 9 #nowavailable @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street! #fashion #shoegasm #shoeporn #fashionshoes #designershoes #springfashion #springblack #fashionstatement #forsale  (at Second Time Around)

FOR SALE - Be the first to make a statement for Spring in #BLACK: #ColeHaan black patent leather strappy #wedgesandals with #basketweave detail size 9 #nowavailable @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street! #fashion #shoegasm #shoeporn #fashionshoes #designershoes #springfashion #springblack #fashionstatement #forsale (at Second Time Around)

#forsale on @ebay - #newwithtags @betseyjohnson #betseyjohnson #sequin #wallet #tincanrose #fashion #nwt #ebayfashion #amenfashion #bestbjever #4sale #buyme #designerwallet (at ebay)

#forsale on @ebay - #newwithtags @betseyjohnson #betseyjohnson #sequin #wallet #tincanrose #fashion #nwt #ebayfashion #amenfashion #bestbjever #4sale #buyme #designerwallet (at ebay)

SweaterDress

One of a series of sweater dresses she owns. You can’t see it here, but it has a deep V in the back, along with this great fishtail-like hem.

  • Vintage 1980s floral knit sweater dress
  • Rebecca Minkoff bag
  • Obsession Rules black and goldtone platform heel booties

Busco Mas

NOW AVAILABLE @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street, Boston - out of the box #springfashion looks, including #dvf #boldgraphic #jeweltone top, #escada #springtweed skirt and #frenchconnection #grayscalefloral dress. #fashion #fashionfinds #fashionforsale #consignment #lookforless #buyme #designerfashion #designerfashionforless #bargainhunt (at Second Time Around)

NOW AVAILABLE @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street, Boston - out of the box #springfashion looks, including #dvf #boldgraphic #jeweltone top, #escada #springtweed skirt and #frenchconnection #grayscalefloral dress. #fashion #fashionfinds #fashionforsale #consignment #lookforless #buyme #designerfashion #designerfashionforless #bargainhunt (at Second Time Around)

Oh yeah… I forgot about this one. #museumquality #vintage #zandrarhodes #blouse from a storage unit sale in #lasvegas we randomly stumbled upon, with others. More to follow. #fashionholygrail #fashion #vintagefashion #bestkeptsecret #designerfashion #findoftheyear #fashionisart #vintagevegas #fashionhistoryisarthistory #amenfashion  (at random Las Vegas storage unit sale)

Oh yeah… I forgot about this one. #museumquality #vintage #zandrarhodes #blouse from a storage unit sale in #lasvegas we randomly stumbled upon, with others. More to follow. #fashionholygrail #fashion #vintagefashion #bestkeptsecret #designerfashion #findoftheyear #fashionisart #vintagevegas #fashionhistoryisarthistory #amenfashion (at random Las Vegas storage unit sale)

Saturday Stroll: Textured Maxi-Dress

This vintage maxi-dress was perfect for the “warmer but still winter” weather we had this past weekend.

  • Vintage 1970s long sleeved knit maxi-dress
  • Moschino monogrammed bag
  • Calvin Klein cork and orange suede platform heels
  • Vintage 1970s Lee Bernay necklace
  • Sterling Silver hoops
  • Clear acrylic bangles
Officially #upforbid on #ebay #dereklam #taperedheel sandals size 10B #verygoodcondition perfect for spring summer and fall!! #designershoes #designershoe #fashion #fashionauction #shoegasm #shoeporn #shoeauction #thenewheel

Officially #upforbid on #ebay #dereklam #taperedheel sandals size 10B #verygoodcondition perfect for spring summer and fall!! #designershoes #designershoe #fashion #fashionauction #shoegasm #shoeporn #shoeauction #thenewheel

Anatomy of a Munster

image

As I understand it, John Fluevog never does a re-issue. Certain styles sell well for very long periods, and are kept in stock. Once a style is discontinued, it’s discontinued. But there’s always an exception to the rule. That exception, I’m glad to say, is the Munster.

Unbeknownst to me, the 1990s Munsters were also reissues of a 1970s style. From a fashion history perspective, this shoe helped usher in the 1970s retro redux of the early 1990s. they were hard to miss on Paula Abdul, Madonna, Lady Kier from Deee-Lite (she has them on at the 1:14 mark), and in the C + C Music Factory video “Gonna Make You Sweat” (they show up at the 1:51 mark). With a re-re-issue almost 20 years later, we see another resurgence of 1970s style coming back into the fold. Which made me incredibly happy to find them, on sale, in her size. I secretly wished she had them back in the 1990s, and now my fashion wish came true.

It would have been too easy or predictable to put her in some bell bottom jeans and a peasant skirt. So I pulled these items which I think complement the shoes in an unexpected way.

image

image

image

  • AKRIS silk cover
  • A-line skirt made from upholstery fabric
  • John Fluevog 40th Anniversary Munster re-issue heels
  • Vintage 1960s hexagonal Lucite handbag
  • Vintage 1980s “doorknocker” earrings
  • J. Crew necklace worn as a bracelet.

Busco Mas







Now available @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street: #ferragamo camel pumps, #charlesdavid black #peeptoe pumps, #donaldjpliner burgundy #gladiatorheels #designershoes in excellent condition #fashionatadiscount #fashion #amenfashion #shoeporn (at Second Time Around)

Now available @staconsignment 219 Newbury Street: #ferragamo camel pumps, #charlesdavid black #peeptoe pumps, #donaldjpliner burgundy #gladiatorheels #designershoes in excellent condition #fashionatadiscount #fashion #amenfashion #shoeporn (at Second Time Around)

#Outerwear is just as important in the cold! Vintage and #thrifted #1970shousecoat (converted to outerwear), Vintage and thrifted #1980sbag , #Gap turtleneck, #forever21 leggings, #h&m belt and earrings. #color #pink #refashion #housecoat #winter #winterwear #cold #stylediary #streetstyle #outfit #ootd #wiwt #style #limstreetstyle #fashion #thriftstorefinds #thrifting #secondhandfashion #thrift360 #funfashion #colorful

#Outerwear is just as important in the cold! Vintage and #thrifted #1970shousecoat (converted to outerwear), Vintage and thrifted #1980sbag , #Gap turtleneck, #forever21 leggings, #h&m belt and earrings. #color #pink #refashion #housecoat #winter #winterwear #cold #stylediary #streetstyle #outfit #ootd #wiwt #style #limstreetstyle #fashion #thriftstorefinds #thrifting #secondhandfashion #thrift360 #funfashion #colorful

Sinspiration: Robe A L’Anglaise

Another example for my designer’s inspiration project for History of Western Dress class [click  here for previous one] that I was able to find in Mira’s closet. This time, its the 18th century robe a l’Anglaise (English robe). The distinctive characteristic of this style of dress during the late 18th century is the sewed down pleating on the back. The dress style with the released pleats that start at the back neckline is called robe a la Francais.

The primary source:

image
(1770-1775 British robe a l’Anglaise, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The contemporary reference:

image

The pleating sewed down to the waist (a little higher in the contemporary example) is the definitive characteristic of the 18th century robe a l’anglaise (English dress).

Unfortunately we haven’t found a robe a l’anglaise at any of our second-hand haunts, so she’ll have to settle for this modernized version.

image

  • Cynthia Steffe babydoll dress with back and front pleats
  • Alice + Olivia platform wedge heels
  • Rebecca Minkoff bag


Busco Mas

Now available @staconsignment 176 Newbury Street, Boston: #pierrebalmain black skirt and #bulgarikeychain with box and #authenticitycard #lastminutegift #lastminutexmasgift #bulgari #fashionatadiscount #fashion  (at Second Time Around)

Now available @staconsignment 176 Newbury Street, Boston: #pierrebalmain black skirt and #bulgarikeychain with box and #authenticitycard #lastminutegift #lastminutexmasgift #bulgari #fashionatadiscount #fashion (at Second Time Around)

Now available @staconsignment 324 Newbury Street Boston — @xobetseyjohnson evening red skirt with black #ribbonandlace overlay and behind it a purple #emanuelungaro #pencilskirt perfect for #holidaydressup #fashion #sumptuous #betseyjohnson #ungaro #betseyjohnsonevening (at Second Time Around)

Now available @staconsignment 324 Newbury Street Boston — @xobetseyjohnson evening red skirt with black #ribbonandlace overlay and behind it a purple #emanuelungaro #pencilskirt perfect for #holidaydressup #fashion #sumptuous #betseyjohnson #ungaro #betseyjohnsonevening (at Second Time Around)

Now available @staconsignment 324 Newbury Street Boston - #benhazsarapfourfortarget strapless plum dress and #bcbgmaxazria red #asymmetricaldress perfect for #holidaydressup -  cuter in person! #nohangerappeal #fashion  (at Second Time Around)

Now available @staconsignment 324 Newbury Street Boston - #benhazsarapfourfortarget strapless plum dress and #bcbgmaxazria red #asymmetricaldress perfect for #holidaydressup - cuter in person! #nohangerappeal #fashion (at Second Time Around)


J. Raul Cornier as Busco Mas Sandra Cornier as Mira Menos. Second-hand vintage and designer fashion sourcing. For sale at: www.etsy.com/shop/TheSinEmbargo.