Friday, February 26, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Now that the new Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland Movie is coming our way I am guessing there will be a barrage of Alice inspired fashion shoots this season. So Iam thankful that last year stylist Jess Ajluni did a photo shoot inspired by the Alice in Wonderland tea party. She used vintage clothing from my store and handbags and necklaces which I have made. The photos totally capture my personal style and the mood of my handcrafted bags and necklaces. I especially like the picture with the kitty bag which I made. Thank you Jess!!!!! Job Well Done!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Marimekko Makeover

I bought this vintage 1973 Marimekko cotton print dress because I was curious to how the dress would look if the elastic was replaced at the dressed bodice. For a normal person this would be too much work and would dump the dress. But I like a challenge to I fixed the dress myself and it came out marvelous. And I finally found a model who would fit into it and I was rewarded for all the time I put into the dress. I paired the dress with a pair of vintage style fringed mocassin boots and it was a perfect match....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lilly Pulitzer for Men???

Received a pile of men's clothing from a relative of mine. I usually don't deal with men's clothing unless if it is to wear for myself or to give to a friend. Well on top of the pile was this Men's Lilly Pulitzer floral summer shirt and tie. I looked at it in horror. I wanted to look away, but it is like a good horror film, you want to look away but you cant. Quoting the Website , "It takes a special man to wear Lilly's vintage line....." And I managed to find that man. My good friend Marc asked if he could have it. I said, "Sure, just dont wear it in public." I also made him try it on so I could take a picture of him. Actually he looks quite cute in the the ensemble, but if I could find a blazer to tone it down a bit it might be ok.... I also have a pulitzer blazer but it is too big for him.... (PHEW!!)

Marc was a sport and let me take the picture. He thinks he is not cute, but he is.... And he is a very good friend!!!! So dressthatmans was right in that respect!!! Check out theri site they have a nice selection of Pulitzer Menswear for you to browse through.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Fashion Birdcage Vintage Edition

The Fashion Bird Magazine an online magazine which features art and fashion just came out with a vintage fashion issue. Lots of large shots and feature articles featuring vintage clothing. I was very excited that Listitcafe was featured in a section. The magazine is edited by Enkha Balazic and the vintage section was edited by Louise Sleigh of Catwalk Creative Vintage

It has been great seeing vintage clothing being mixed with non vintage clothing in online magazines such as NEET magazine and Prim Magazine. All these sources are great places to finad inspriation on how to mix and match vintage clothing. People dont see the possibi;ities you have when you mix and match vintage clothing with current clothing. And I always say, "Just because I run a online vintage clothing store does not mean I am a timewarp" You can creat very current looks with and edge using vintage clothing. Part of the fun of buying vintage is experimenting with looks that reflect your own personal style.

Cover picture of Vintage section of The Fashion Birdcage Featuring an outfit from The photo was styled by Jessie Ajluni.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An Interesting Find

Was at a large Estate Sale this weekend which contained things from several estates. A really interesting sale where you dig around and find alot of cool things. A place where I like to spend my afternoons. This day I was searching for an outfit to use in a photoshoot so I went to the clothing section which was small and grabbed this ensemble. Very loud Italian 1980's ensemble by Enrico Coveri You Young Label Circa 1985.

There was no price on this item so I asked at least three people what the price of the item and all I as an answer is that this was Brooke Shields dress. So they had a third party they had to please and could not give me a price right away. Brooke grew up in this area and thought I thought it could possible that it was hers, but did not really care just wanted the ensemble. So I got a fair price on the item and the story about the estate. I wont repeat it people deserve their privacy.

I liked the dress as it was a good example of 80's clothing and colorful enough for my purposes. Then someone I knew forwarded me this picture of Brooke wearing the dress.

Wow its nice to see it. It sort of kills what I was going to do with it but it might be a challenge to try and update the item without changing the item. I like see Brooke wear it because she looked healthy and beautiful and was not overly thin as models tend to be now.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Did I Say I Have Seen it All?

Those are dangerous words coming from me. I have been to alot place and seen strange things as well as some strange people. So when I say, "I have seen it all..." It is a truly scary thing.

The item I am talking about is an item I just put for sale on Etsy. It is called a gunbrush. Guns can make brushing FUN!!!! It is a child's toothbrush in the shape of a gun. The trigger works and the gun goes click.

I was first a bit disturbed at finding the Gunbrushes. But then I thought the Gunbrushes were an interesting thing. I saw it as a window to a more innocent time in American History. It was heroic and fun as a child to play Cowboys and Indians. Mom's did not worry about handguns or if the game were Polically Correct.

I wondering if they made a Tomahawk version of ths toothbrush?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fun with Bangles

This is a rough picture from one of my photoshoots. I love bracelets and mixing them up and seeing how many can go up my arm. Its a way to add drama to a simple evening ensemble. I am the sort of person when dressing for an event has to add some special flavor to an outfit or I just dont feel like going out. So on my dresser I keep a stack of chunky bracelets and a stack of favorite necklaces which I mix and match.

I have added some more bangles to my website LISTITCAFE.COM I see that some shops are selling bangles in matching sets. I guess thats ok.... But I enjoy mixing and matching according to my mood. So I always keep a large selection of different bangles because I am a moody girl.