Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Librarian || Marilyn Eyewear Optical

Today's aeshetic is 50's librarian meets vixen, with Marilyn Eyewear's chic opticals!  Appropriately set at historic New York Library, these glasses provided an elegant yet sassy addition to my subtly sexy, yet sophisticated ensemble.  Their square frames have a hint of cat eye, and sparkly detailed rims!  I added a pop of red lace, which is always a good idea. :)

{Ceci Punch atomic hoops (use code: RACHEL20 for 20% off anything) // Lady Jane Vintage box bag // Secrets in Lace vanessa bra // Unique Vintage blouse // similar shoes // Mac Cosmetics limited edition Betty Boop lipstick}

Monday, June 26, 2017

Glamour in the Details || Wooden Element "Le Grand Sophia"

I love to wear simple, classic pieces with glamour in the details.  To me, the details and accessories are often what pack the proper punch, especially when made of high quality.  Speaking of quality, I treasure vintage gems because of the simpler world of craftsmanship that existed in those days.  Sometimes it's hard to believe anything is still made with this level of care, but every once in a while, I stumble upon others who share this passion... 

Wooden Element is a family run business who celebrates heritage and artisan skill.  Meet Le Grand Sophia, a handmade Birchwood bag with gleam of pink pigment, from the Morena Collection.  I adore the stunning geometric design crafted into this natural wood masterpiece, and the fact that each bag will be unique as each is made to order.  This elegant pale pink shade pairs beautifully with solids and neutrals, and so I styled today's look with navy & natural tones.  This allows for the textures and intricacies to be highlighted. 

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{Lady Jane Vintage hat, gloves, bracelet & earrings // Stop Staring Dress (also available at Unique Vintage & here) // vintage neck scarf, passed down from my great grandmother}

♥ Love from NYC 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Top Vintage Blossoms || Summer Visit to The Met

The Met... need I really say more?  I told my husband for my birthday this year I only wanted to do 2 things, to go to The Met & The Plaza.  Basically surrounded by art & champagne, what else?  Timing worked out to have our date a bit early, so this day was a pre-birthday filled with glamour and quintessential classic New York City.  We even took a walk through Central Park from the Met to the Plaza!

For such a day of beauty, I wore an Oriental style blossom-decorated dress from one of my favorite boutiques, Top Vintage.  I wanted a stand-out piece to complete the ensemble, so I chose the art nouveau gold birdcage handbag, also from Top Vintage.  This gold toned beauty had heads turning all day... from the Met to the Plaza, the compliments were endless on both bag and dress.  You'll be sure to be the belle of the ball in today's look! :)

One extra special highlight from the day, was having the privilege of viewing the Irving Penn Centennial.  Any lover of vintage fashion will recognize his work immediately, as his images have graced the cover of Vogue in the late 1940's & early 1950's, becoming some of the most iconic images/issues in the history of fashion and art!  And, this is only part of his legacy... some other of my favorites were of Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, and everyday people from bygone days.

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{Niccoco Creations hair flower // Unique Vintage shoes // Mac Cosmetics eyeliner in blacktrack}

Above, standing in front of Irving Penn's actual grey backdrop, used to shoot so many legends!

And from my iPhone...

♥ Love from NYC