Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Apartamento Fashion

Apartamento is an incredible magazine highlighting incredible apartments in some of the major cities in the United States. As I am holding the most current issue in my hand I am amazed by the creativity that seems to spark from simplicity. Since I am an apartment dweller, I am always interested in what others do with such small spaces. The photo featured above is  taken from an apartment in the East Village of downtown New York City. It gives me comfort that others have seemed to create a place of peace within the hustle and bustle of the city life. Living in a busy city myself, I am happy to find a place to enjoy a moment of solitude and reflect on the incredible amounts of inspiration for art and fashion walking the streets just outside my window. It's hard for me to determine where my inspiration comes from directly, because there are so many aspects of life that reflect the way we dress and that shape our individual style. But for the purpose of this posting, since we are speaking of apartments and homes and such, I am convinced that the building I live in with all of it's cracks, chips, and history has helped to bring about my design aesthetic, and personal sense of fashion. I am head over heels in love with fashion of our past. I can't tell you what it is, but it is what I feel comfortable with as an everyday dresser, and as a designer. This photo gives me the same vintage influence that my own home does. While they are very different, I can picture a lady living in this apartment dressed as such:
Last image found via ffffound.com. 
Bye for now,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Love for Vintage Sundresses

Latest etsy posting from last week. Here are just a few of the many adorable sun dresses added to Hailey's Hand Me Down's online shop. Get them before they're gone! www.haileyshandmedowns.com. Oh, and there are still new items to come. Keep your eyes pealed. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy vintage shopping. 

Inspiration I ffffound

Some inspiration I found on ffffound. I often find myself clicking endlessly through photographs, and I decided that this morning I would find some sort of purpose in doing so. My purpose; to find inspiration for new vintage pieces for my online etsy shop. Tomorrow will be a vintage hunting day for me, and these photographs will stay near as I look for beautiful pieces for spring and summer. I'm seeing light weight fabrics, floral prints, and adorable sandals. Wish me luck on my search, and have beautiful days. 
Until next time,