Thursday, August 29, 2013

Afro Punk 2013

 I had a blast at this year's Afro Punk festival at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. It was my first Afro Punk ever so I was extremely excited! There was so much culture it was intoxicating. Everywhere I turned there was a beautiful shot to be taken. I could have picked a million but I chose only a few of my favorites to share with you all. I wore a b&w varsity scrimmage jersey, one of the many amazing pieces from up-an-coming lifestyle collective group AnmlHse. Look out for my feature on AnmlHse and their partner brand Babylon Cartel later on this week.
Hope you enjoyed bambini.

oxo

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Onyx

Onyx
 

I admit that I'm being really cliche with this look but hey, whatever, sue me I love it. Personally, I would never wear this sort of sporty outfit without heels for fear of looking too boyish. Is there a term for such a phobia yet? Malemphia. There I created one. Now trust me I'm fully aware that the price tag on this fit is not in anyway affordable for the average girl, i.e. me, but I make these design sets as a way to dream. Use them more as a template for a look that you can create using similar design (unless you really can afford this items, in which case be my guest!)
 
I have some exciting new projects that I'm going to be slowly releasing thorughout the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled!
 
oxo

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Guvnor's Ball

I fully intended for this review to be about my trip to Park Slope's Beacon's Closet, but what started off as a day of major disappointment turned into the day I stumbled upon vintage heaven, otherwise known as Guvnor's Vintage Apparel. After spending an hour in Beacon's Closet with absolutely no success and crappy pictures to prove it, I left feeling extremely defeated, which is I guess when the thrift God's decided it was time for me to experience the greatness that is Guvnor's Vintage Apparel. Being that I live in Park Slope I'm still trying to figure out how I've never heard of this place. It seems to have materialized over night. Walking in to Guvnors felt like walking to your Great Aunt's attic. Stock full with treasures collected over a lifetime of collecting.
This magical cropped bralet was the first thing I saw when I walked into the store. I knew it had to be a sign. Immediately after I begged the sales girl to take it off the display, I turned to find a magnificent pair of high-waisted denim shorts. They're collection of high-waisted shorts in general is something to be rivaled with.
 Now don't get me wrong, as great as this place is, the prices are definitely not on Salvation Army level. Guvnor's is the type of place that I'll come to for my vintage spurges. If you're looking for funky one-of-a-kind's, translucent stripper heels, leather motorcycle jackets, lacy bustiers or just some inspiration, Guvnor's is your one stop shop. Aside from all that, anyplace with a leaning tower of vintage chucks is OK in my book.
Guvnor's Vintage Apparel
178 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

oxo

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