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Vintage Modern

10 Aug

If I was asked to sum up my thoughts on the budding collection of sisters Elisa Mona and Stella June in two words… well, just refer the above title.

I was pointed to their saucy yet sweet site by my friend Amy, who loves sourcing and supporting independent (not to mention local!) designers just as much as I do.  The thing that screamed out to me the most about Mona et June’s line truly IS the seamless integration of old and new, trendy and classic, etc., etc.

Prairie Flower Dress- $50.99

This is accomplished combining the equally fashion savvy, but genre-polar minds of the siblings (Mona- vintage, June- classic/modern).  It’s a marriage made in couture heaven, or rather, Philadelphia to be precise.   The Prairie Flower Dress (above) is a shining example- taking the always hot frontier trend and melding it with lines reminiscent of a top fit for Miss Page.

Oh, and to deepen my love even further for this line- everything on the site is under 70 bucks!!!… well, at least now, during the sale.  But still!  The “priciest” frock I could find was a mere $67… a drop in the bucket in the name of fashion- and having something that’s truly one-of-a-kind.  Go on girls!


Talk Nerdy to me, Baby

7 Jun

Ahh, who doesn’t love the cyclical nature of fashion?  And the reality that pretty much ANYTHING can come back “in-style”, no matter how good or bad (want an insta-m0m-pooch:  snap up some high waisted pleated pants!  yea, that trend lasted long.)  But this oldie is a goodie, and a nod to why I have such a love affair with vintage.

Nerd glasses!  Whether heavy platic-framed, cat-eyed, or horn rimmed this is one staple that will out-survive just about anything in your (or grandma’s) closet.  Check out this awesome (and affordable!) pair of (sun)glasses from Spitfire, currently available online though Nasty Gal .

Spitfire Fassbinder Shades: $44

Sans sun, the aviator frontals pop off of so you can sport ’em like the innocent lil bookwork beauty you are, and can most likely be fitted with your necessary perscription lenses.  So, you’re really getting a two-for-one here:  $44/2 = $22 each for a pair of sunnies and some specs.  Best pull yourself away from that Vonnegut and snap these up pronto!  Last time I tried to grab these from OAK NYC they sold out within 24 hours…  Safe to say, I already ordered (and recieved!) mine, and can’t wait to parade them around with my new AllSaints dress and combat boots .  They’d look equally rad with a simple, slightly-oversized tee, some cut-off shorts, and gladiator flats.

btw, if you’re searching for a lighter shade of shades, the Fassbinders are also available in Amber:

Spitfire Fassbinder Shades- Amber

Lastly, for the true vintage enthusiast, the always wonderful treasure trove  of one-of-a-kind finds, Etsy, has a groovy  selection of glasses  to assist you in your quest for nerddom.   

From BibbysRocket on Etsy: $84

It’s hip to be square; so get off your tail you  cool cats and hop to the mail…ordering.

 ❤ your resident (nerd) scientist ❤

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