Monday, July 28, 2008

Mirror, Mirror: The Best of The East Bay Party 2008

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So a couple of weeks ago I attended The East Bay Express ‘Best of The East Bay 2008′ Party at the Oakland Museum. It was a rare warm night in the bay, so I got to rock a tank top and sandals…yeah, that’s a big thing for Summer on this side. Seeing as how I can’t always have Mr. OHW at my side to take photos in that awesome way he does, I had to work it out for myself. Good thing I took that yoga class that one time.

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See head, shoulders, knees and toes and all the juicy details at M.I.S.S.!

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Best of The East Bay 2008 Party

A couple of weeks ago I set out to The East Bay Express's 'Best of the East Bay Party' at the Oakland Museum. A free, all ages event featuring art, live entertainment and food/merch vendors. See my full write-up here. I swaaaaaare I just expected to have a fun, free night of Bay love and culture. I didn't even think for a moment I would be copp'n some amazing vintage too! WTF! I think The Goods! FIND me at times.

Silk Victor Costa ruffled bolero from Icon Vintage...
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Alley Cat top from
Dolled Up Vintage...
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Betsey Johnson 'punk label' body-suit amazingness, complete with thumbholes from Dolled Up Vintage...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Well Now See, C.C. Rider

There's a new shop in S.F. worth mentioning and checking out. C.C. Rider is a tiny but tough store on Divisadero in SF. Check-out my write-up here. Here are a couple of my come-ups. I will never hate on a vintage NIKE crop top and am a firm believer that one can not have enough jazzy loafers in their wardrobe. Get it grrrrl.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

The Goods that Got Away.

Had a couple of friends come through this week and do a little shopping...something that I do for the homies. Here's some of The Goods! that got away...

This first piece was something I struggled with keeping. But since I am trying sooo hard these days to NOT "get high off my own supply", I let it go and to a very good home and most deserving friend, Mr. Justin Kennedy. He is off to tour through Europe dancing and really how perfect is this jacket for him? How could I say no.

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the goods, vintage, retro
the goods, vintage, retro

Up next is Reina La Reina, the official spokes model for Mama Clothing, she is under exclusive contract with Mama so we couldn't show her face ;)

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The New Hype.

Maybe your old enough to remember Hyper Color by Generra. Those magical t-shirts made of color changing fabric? They would react to heat/body temp and change colors on your body. I remember thinking how funny it was when they would change color in the armpit area, a dead give away if you weren't keeping you cool. A year ago or so, Azevino & Florence re-introduced this magical fabric into their collection. And now American Apparel has jumped on this bandwagon as well! I kind of expected them to do it sooner. Read more about the Hype at M.I.S.S.

Here's some of the O.G. (Original Goods!) from the P.C. (Personal Collection)...Unfortunetly the "hype" doesn't last forever...this bad boy ain't changing color for nothing these days, hot and bothered or not.

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american apparel, hypercolor, generra, the goods

The new new...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Wild Style: HOTTUB x The Bay Guardian

Oh, these ladies are killing it right now. I had the pleasure of getting HOTTUB dolled up for their spread in The Bay Guardian's Summer Scene insert. For Ambr33zy I went faux-ghetto-hoodstar, Loli was in party girl mode and Coco Machete is a beast so we always work together to bring out her inner animal, grrrrrrr! Peep the technique:

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HOTTUB Rocks:

Ambr33zy: Hucci t-shirt from Cookie-Cutter, Jacket from Static Vintage and other items The Goods!

Loli Pop: Adidas x Harputs Forum Hi's and all other items The Goods!

Coco Machete: t-shirt from Down at Lulu's, leggings from The Pretty Penny, boots from Buffalo Exchange, boot scarf and tank The Goods! and other Coco's own.

Photog: Kee Photography

Location: Cardburg USA

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Mirror, Mirror: Vans Syndicate Exhibition in SF

M.I.S.S. Gabriella and I made our way out of the house a week ago to the Vans Syndicate Exhibit in SF. Here's a picts at what I wore out that evening...very casual but packed full of color and of course vintage. Seeing as how it was a Vans event, well you know, "when in Rome".... See picts from the night here and my full get-up here!

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Attention to Detail…

Earrings: Cubannie Links
Blouse: Vintage India cotton goodness, The Goods!
Jacket: Vintage Patagonia Grid Man, Aaron Lacy
Jeans: Uniqlo
Bag: Vintage Laurel Burch, The Goods!
Shoes: Vintage Vans, Aaron Lacy

Thanks again to OHW for his freshy fresh photo skills.



Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Re-Up: California Select Vintage and More

Geez...say that name 10 times fast, with marbles in your mouth and both hands tied behind your back. Yeah, so the American Apparel vintage stores once known as California Vintage changed to California Select Vintage and More...And here are the most recent Goods! you'll be able to find in store. Yeah, The Goods! is way more than clothing and shoes...if it's vintage and amazing it's The Goods! Deadstock 60's day glo mobiles, wacky paint can banks, suspenders, sweet 80's stationary and the best jazzy cholo china flats...I am officially living in those this summer. Get up on it.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Re-Up: NYCity and a Lengthy Explanation.

Ok, the reason as to the lack of post-age this time. My computer is dieing...It's sad but true. The fan in ye ole laptop has kicked the bucket (this happened sometime ago), therefore it (the laptop) likes to over-heat and shut down. It has made for some most "exciting" times as of late. The pure thought of "how long will the computer stay alive today" has been most exhilarating! Then I had to face the facts...$300 to fix the fan on a 2.5 yr old lap top or just go hog wild and cop a whole new kit...maybe even go back to the world of MAC?!?!? The difference being lots of dollar signs. So in the end.........MAC it is! I am still milking the ole lapper topper (as the new MAC sits in it's box) but should be in the most fullest effect mode eva by the end of the week. Fingers crossed that ye ole lap top doesn't shut down before I finish this here post.

And of course my computer SHUT DOWN!!! I am so grateful for auto-save, although it didn't save everything...hmmm...where was I...Sooooooooo, lot's has been happening in the world of The Goods!, June was a most epic month on so many levels...NYC was re-stocked, styles got styled for HOTTUB, XLR8R and so much more. So stay posted for lot's of the dates on the up and up kind, ya feeling me ;)

Real fast before my comp gets all hot and bothered...A little shoe drop at Daha Vintage...
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Just a peek of what's new at Marmalade...I gotta remember to take picts of the clothes!!
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All kinds at Zachary's Smile...
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the goods, vintage, Zachary's Smile, NY

More, more, more at Valley...
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the goods, vintage clothing, Valley, NY

And a little shoe-ness for Foley & Corinna...
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