This by far my favorite vintage piece in my wardrobe, this stunning vintage Alexander McQueen ruffled blouse. And guess what? I digged and digged, and found it on Vestiaire Collective, a market place for pre-owned luxury designer fashion that you can’t find anywhere else, at an amazing value. It actually is pure thrill when I shop their website. I get to sell items from my own closet as well as get access to incredible closets of the world’s most stylish women. Authenticity is important to Vestiaire and believe me, they sell a ton of luxury goods from Chanel, to Saint Laurent, as well as Celine, Prada, and so much more. Every single item is checked both for quality and authenticity before it’s shipped out to the buyer. I like knowing that the Vestiaire Collective holds such high standards for both the buyers and sellers when it comes to the product. Now about this amazing Alexander McQueen…
There’s nothing more classic than a white turtleneck, denim overalls, and a shearling coat. It’s exactly what I’ve seen my mom wear in Santa Monica back in the 70’s. I’m here in LA this week for a shoot today and every time I’m home for work, I’m back to sporting this easy, vintage-inspired style. My mom had a coat just like this one when she was my age. It’s a bit of a West Side girl thing. We like anything comfortable. Things big and oversize enough to cuddle up in when the cool sea breeze rolls on in. This one in particular was passed down from my boyfriend’s grandma. It’s so good isn’t it? I’ve been taking it on my morning walks overlooking the cliffs of the Pacific Palisades. The sun shining in my face. Won’t everyday feel this good?
// 7 For All Mankind overalls, Wolford bodysuit, Vintage Hugo Boss coat, Sabrina SL earrings //
Remember those Woolrich vintage blankets you’d find on your grandmother’s couch? The heavy plaid blankets? Some red and blue. Others white, with the red, yellow, and blue stripes? They’re ultimate suburban classics. A staple in American TV history as it was somehow always the defining piece in every living room scene, simply thrown over a couch. I still have some stored in my closet for those really cold winter nights in New York City. But it’s the rare vintage Woolrich coats I still see sometimes at General Front St. Store in Dumbo I love, with the same classic colors and prints. Woolrich has collaborated with Woolmark, one of the best maker’s in wool, to recreate a vintage classic, fully updated. It’s seriously the softest, most luxurious wool coat ever. It’s so rare I find a wool that feels so incredible on my skin. No itching at all. I’m all about an off-white on white ensemble, even in the winter. My pals at Free People found this white jumpsuit at a sample sale, and it’s exactly what my mom in the 70’s would have had. Perfection. Here’s to keeping warm with a classic take on something all of America grew up with.
// Woolrich coat (similar one here), Free People denim jumpsuit, Wildfox Couture sweater, Dear Frances boots, Vintage Chanel backpack //