Monday, July 12, 2010

Etsy store find

My first ever Etsy purchase arrived today, and it's great! I don't buy a lot of vintage as I source more than enough to keep myself going, but the odd unusual item finds its way into my wardrobe. Seems to be some amazing vintage in the US. I guess it's a big place. This Diane Von Furstenburg 80s shirt was on sale and at just under $40 aud including postage a bargain, bought from Tree and Kimball market in Philadelphia.

It's even better than the picture, lovely pastels and just love the cut and batwing sleeves. I can tell I'll get a of wear from this one!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flashdance flashback 1983

In the same week I happened by chance to start a new dance class and see Flashdance on TV. Perfect timing. As well as admiring the 80s leotards and leggings, which are always fun, I noticed Jennifer Beal's wardrobe was quite current in many ways, (excluding the massive perm). I like the boyish clothes she wears in the film when she's not dancing.

She just looks cool and wears it all so well, especially when riding her fixed gear bike!

But of course the dance gear is great too! Even though at this point I'm probably the worst in the class, I think I need to bite the bullet and buy the XXL legwarmers from black!

See more images here at Cafe Mode.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

School-style satchels

Satchel style bags seem to be very popular right now - whenever I have one for sale at any of my market stalls they're snapped up right away. These are usually 1970s or 80s era fashion bags, made for women and mostly made from tan coloured leather. This one by the Cambridge satchel company is great because it's true to a traditional school satchel bag, no fussy styling, but comes in the perfect choice of colours both traditional and bright. At around $150 aud inc postage for the smallest handbag size it's pretty good value for a unique everyday bag.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Desert boots

It seems like it's getting colder and colder by the day here in Melbourne and my converse just aren't cutting it. Just in time I found these cute desert boots from Hobes which should provide better Winter warmth and a bit more style. Still can't quite decide on black or beige. Or both. From Obus or online.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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