Date08/23/16

Valentino: The King of the Designer Vintage

Date08/23/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Recently I was clicking through some of the Met Gala’s best looks (because that’s what people do when they’re waiting for a meeting to start…don’t they?) and came across Rachel McAdams’ name. (Yes, I am just that late to catching up on […]

Date05/16/16

Giorgio Armani: Tailored to Perfection

Date05/16/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Let’s face it: there’s really nothing more attractive than a perfectly tailored anything—a dress, a suit, a blouse, pair of pants.  When it comes to tailoring, Giorgio Armani is perhaps the best of all, and we all know it.  After all, he’s […]

Date04/19/16

The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again!) of Gemma Kahng

Date04/19/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Sometimes fashion is about what’s new and hot, and sometimes it’s about the underdog. Sometimes it’s about the seasoned designer, sometimes it’s about the newcomer, and sometimes—like today’s profile—it’s about the comeback kid. Gemma Kahng was born and raised in South Korea. […]

Date04/13/16

The Designs of Issey Miyake

Date04/13/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Issey Miyake is perhaps one of the designers that has best been able to join together the world of East and West. Born in 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan, Miyake studied graphic design at Tokyo’s Tama Art University, where he first started designing […]

Date04/07/16

Chanel Metiers d’Art: A Feast For The Eyes

Date04/07/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

I’m about to bite into this big, smooth macaron when— is that an eclair that catches my eye? And thimble-sized raspberry tarts beyond it! With a gelato bar, peanut roaster, truffle counter and more, this is the most extravagant French patisserie I’ve […]

Date02/01/16

Roberta di Camerino Handbags

Date02/01/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

After I graduated college, I decided—sort of on a whim—to do a master’s program in Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont. I had no experience, just a love of all things old (and all things vintage).   One day in class I […]

Date01/25/16

Chanel Vintage Jewelry

Date01/25/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

I don’t know about you, but I like vintage jewelry. Not so much the diamonds and emeralds and rubies other women covet (although those are nice—and I am sort of obsessed with Van Cleef and Arpels creations with all of those wonderful […]

Date01/11/16

The Courrèges Legacy

Date01/11/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

On January 7 André Courrèges died at the age of 92 in his home outside of Paris after a much-too-long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  To the world of fashion, this was the end of the life of one of the fashion world’s […]

Date12/30/15

How to Buy a Vintage Chanel Handbag

Date12/30/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

  So that’s it—you’ve decided to take the plunge. You’re going to buy a Vintage Chanel handbag of your very own.  Maybe it’s your first or maybe it’s your twenty-first; whatever the number, there are still some important things to take into […]

Date12/14/15

Betsey Johnson: Street Fashion meets the Runway

Date12/14/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

The first time I saw a picture of Betsey Johnson, it just made sense—the oh-so-blunty cut bangs, the straight bleach blonde hair (that somehow manages to stick out in all directions), the bright red lipstick and even brighter clothing. Sometimes you read […]