Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Testing 1-2: The Goods! x Jay Perez

Last month I got together with my friend Jay Perez, to shoot some fashion flicks for one of his classes at the Academy of Art College. He said he had a donkey mask and a tiger mask and I went from there. I instantly thought of fanciful dresses and frills and lace! And of course some 80's elements. I have some older pieces in my collection...Victorian, teens and twenties and I've always wanted to use them esp. since they are literally disintegrating! Not my fault, it's the way I found them but some fabrics, esp. silks, do not stand the test of time unless stored in an archival fashion...which can be very costly! But, that's another post. So here's what we came up with and some of the behind the scenes antics!

Jay's final work...
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And some behind the scenes action...




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Friday, April 11, 2008

Inspired: Cutter Cutter vs. 80's Bootleg Gear

My home-girl recently launched her own brand Cookie Cutter. We are very connected in our love for vintage, esp. the bootleg, knock-off gear of the 80's and we both have a certain love and affection for Canal St. in NYC. I instantly loved her first drop of t-shirt graphics, the humor, the inspiration...all good. Check-it out!

Cookie Cutter S/S '08
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And the Original Goods! from back in the day...
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

H&M's Tribute to Marimekko

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Today the
H&M Tribute to Marimekko dropped in stores world wide. Marimekko is a Finnish textile company that's has been around since the 50's. Their textiles can be noticed by the bold patterns and often times bright colors. The H&M design team dove into the massive archive at Marimekko and created a 70 piece collection for men, women and children. It has been said that fashion icon Jackie Kennedy put Marimekko on the international map when she wore their dresses during her husband's 1960's presidential campaign. See some of my favorite picks from the H&M women's collection and a couple of the Original Goods! from my personal collection circa 1980's.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

What is Still Ill?

If you have been asking yourself this question then, I have the answer for you. My homie Andrew is a hustler of sorts. I would call him a treasure hunter for sure! He's on the East Side, so we don't get into each others way while hunting, haha! He specializes in throw-back gear from the 80's/90's, sporty apparel and the stuff that B.B.D. and Mr. Huxtable used to wear, as well as the likes of N.W.A. He slangs his wears on-line and can provide guidance and insight as to what is "Still Ill?", peep his technique and you will find your answer. Still ill.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Catz Out the Bag with M.I.S.S. Crew!

So, you've probably heard me talk about my side project, M.I.S.S. Crew. My friend and co-founder Gabriella of Mama clothing and I were recently interviewed by Catzie Vilayphonh of two.one.five magazine, for her column Catz Out the Bag. Read the full interview here!

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At M.I.S.S. we also did a series of interview's for the month of March called "Women Making History" in honor of Women's History Month...we featured over 30 women doing big things and to close out the month we included ourselves...read the full story here!

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Oh Marc, Knock it Off.

I do love me some MJ and I ain't talking Micheal Jackson. I have decided to give Marc his own title heading for my "inspired" posts...cause well, you'll see.

MJ Today, S/S '08...
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and the Original Goods from Back in the Day, circa 1970's...
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see some of Marc's inspiration from A/W '07 here and scroll down a couple of posts.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Goods! on Vintage Shopping Guide!

Much thanks to Malie Raef, founder and editor, of Vintage Shopping Guide. If you don't quit understand what I do (and I only say that because even after I explain it to people they sometimes still don't understand) peep the interview here and get into the mind and world of this BusyLady!

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Friday, April 04, 2008

The Tide Is High!, Mama SP '08 x The Goods!

Got together with Mama and the crew a few weeks back to style her Spring '08 look-book shoot. We always have a fun time! And thankfully the weather was in our favor for this outdoor shoot. So you know who I do for Mama, classy and sassy...and "Always A Lady" So, you know I brought The Goods!

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And here's what we came up with...Photobucket

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And a couple of Mama's throw back designs in new color-ways and worked out in a girl posse steeze...Photobucket

Shot by

Amanda Lopez. See more behind the scenes shots at The Glamorous Life and the full lookbook here!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

GLS: New On-Line Boutique

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GLS has a fancy new on-line boutique for your shopping pleasure! There are hundreds of shoes at their LES location in NYC BUT if you can't make it there, the next best thing is shopping via their new on-line boutique! Here are some of "The Goods!" available to you on-line...get shopping!!


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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Dita Eyewear and the Cazal 920

Recently Dita Eyewear teamed up with one of our all time favorite brands from back in the day, Cazal to re-release the Cazal 920. Originally introduced in 1982, Dita and Cazal are offering a limited quantity of 250 pairs and at a pretty penny price of $750 a pair. Even though this release happened in late February at that price I'm thinking you could probably get your hands on a pair. But at that price, wouldn't you rather have the Original Goods??


The Original Goods!
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Read the full story here! And cop a pair or two here!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Testing 1-2: Kat x The Goods!

Some months ago, while out in NY, I teamed up with my photog friend Kat to do some test shots.
I grabbed The Goods! I had and some pieces from Marmalade and we did the thang! Here are some of my favs...

The Goods, Marmalade, vintage, NYCVintage Thierry Mugler dress (Marmalade Archive) and vintage Charles Jourdan Heels (The Goods!)The Goods, Marmalade, vintage, NYC

The Goods, Marmalade, vintage, NYCVintage earrings (The Goods!), Mesh top, knit vest (Marmalade), Gladiator Sandels (Marmalade Archive), tube dress (American Apparel)

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The Goods, Marmalade, vintage, NYC

The Goods, Marmalade, vintage, NYCVintage fur hat (The Goods!), vintage military vest (Marmalade Archive), vintage mickey t-shirt (The Goods!), Jeans (Uniqlo), Vintage boots (Marmalade)

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