Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Research & Development: Vogue, Vogue, Vogue.

Big things in the works. Research includes flipping through my girl Amedee's library of Vogue's spanning the 80's through the 90's. So glad she has kept these all these years.



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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What Happens in Vegas...JACKPOT!!

Been back from Vegas for awhile but wanted to share the "jackpot" of my hunting in LV. Chanel goodies galore...handbag and jewels from the 90's shoes are modern but we don't hate on Chanel...ever. Big win in my book any day!











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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Something For The Ladies: The Goods! Are Coming to NYC!

I am setting up my Goods! at this one time only event in NYC this weekend. Open to the public, I'll be along side some of the finest brands offering the new and old! Here are the details:




Get your wallets ready ladies!!! This Saturday and Sunday, March 21st & 22nd at Valley in NYC, M.I.S.S. is teaming up with The Goods! to bring you a weekend of shopping, and beauty treatments! Shop vintage clothing and accessories from The Goods! and Funky Fanny's and pick up something new from Cubannie Links, Princess of the Posse, Office Tramp, Too Fly, Covet, Dirty Librarian Chains and Agapantha. Book your appointments NOW for one of the following beauty services offered by Valley: Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing or Facials. Receive 10% off all service if you spend $50 or more during the event (discount must be used the same weekend). We're doing it from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Come shop with us!

For appointments call: 212-274-8985. The shopping event is CASH only, although some vendors will be accepting credit cards via Pay Pal! Valley accepts all major forms of payment.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

M.I.S.S. March: "Let Your Dreams Run Free"

March is "Women's History Month". Over at M.I.S.S. we decided for our monthly calender to pay tribute to Florence Griffith-Joyner, aka "Flo Jo" and do nails inspired by her wild and flamboyant style on and off the track. Using a pair of Nike track shoes circa 1999 and a pair of 80's leggings turned "one leggers" here's what we came up with.



Be inspired by the women that have come before you, the ones that are laying ground in the present and those yet to come. In 1988 this woman made history with three Olympic Gold Medal wins and broke the World's Record in the Women's 100m Dash. Florence Griffith-Joyner aka "Flo Jo" was dubbed the "fastest woman in the world" and although World Records and gold medals support that statement, Flo Jo not only ran fast but her unique sense of style on the track could not be denied. Let's start with those nails!!! At one point they reached lengths of 6.5"! For the 1984 Olympics in L.A., she maintained a more manageable length of 4" and painted three red, white and blue and a fourth gold for the medal she had hoped to win in the 200 meter dash . . . she ended in 2nd and with a silver medal. On and off the track she sported wild nail style. In 1985, after the track season ended, she styled friends' nails and hair in the evenings to help make ends meet. Flo Jo knows nails.



Read the full story and download the desktop image and calender here!

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What Happens in Vegas...Day 5

Headed out to the LV fleamarket this day and hit up a couple of shops. My high-light? 60 pairs of deadstock coil shoelaces...kicks ain't ready!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

What Happens in Vegas...Day 4

I wanna get HIIIIIIIIGH! And that's exactly what ensued on the 4th day in Vegas. Tradeshow duties done and with Michelle still in Vegas we drove wild through the streets and wreaked havoc on the second hand stores in LV. I'm not sure they knew what hit them. And by the end of the night we were both so worked-up up on our shopping high that Michelle missed her flight...cause she kept saying that she left at 10 p.m. when in fact she was due to arrive back in Oakland at 10 p.m. OOPS! It's cool, that vintage Chinchilla wrap I found for her was well worth it! She did a dance and all that proves it ;)

Here's a little taste of what Day 4 brought forth...
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Friday, February 20, 2009

What Happens in Vegas...Day 2 & 3

Day two allowed no time for shopping...so sad! Day three I bought these BANANAS deadstock visor shades from Replay/LaBomba Vintage, hey I never claimed to not be a dork ;) Did a little bit of shopping after the tradeshow craze was over...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What Happens in Vegas...Day 1

Posted up in Vegas this week for the tradeshows....and of course...shopping! Yesterday I hit up 4 shops before having to head to the convention center. Here's The Goods! I found...including Prince's boots...wonder if he's missing those??

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nina Goes Home

Here are a couple more additions to the Nina Shoe archive in NYC. 80's gold mesh cowgirl boots found in the Bay Area and a pair of 70's platforms hunted in Eugene, Oregon. Glad The Goods! could help you find your way back home.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

RE-UP: NYC...February

Here's a bit of what you can find from The Goods! in NYC...go and get some ladies!

Marmalade Vintage...
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Daha Vintage...
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

NYC...Ready, Set, GO!

Thought I was a gonner fer a hot sec...yeah, had the worst Flu of my life...body hurt like "please kill me now"...but I kept reminding myself of my BFF Alice and how she recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy au natural...and I figured I'd live through the flu if she lived through that. So my NY travels have been postoned twice but I'm getting on that plan tomorrow morning!! Here's a tiny taste of my booty that I'm bringing to you NYC! Ready, set, let's Go!

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Monday, January 26, 2009

RE-UP: NYC...January

It is BRICK on the East Side. And for some reason I rushed out to NYC...well the reason was (besides business) I really wanted to dance...so I scheduled my trip around dance parties....which proved to be a WIN! More on that later. Here's some of The Goods! now available to you New Yorkers...Get it Girls!

Daha get's a little...
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Marmalade get's some...
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Zachary's Smile get's re-stocked...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

As Seen In Lady Caprice

French-based magazine, Lady Caprice recently did a feature on Lori Lobenstine, founder of Female Sneaker Fiend. As a members of FSF, Lori asked Gabriella (Mama Clothing) and I to submit photos of our collections for the piece. I stopped counting at 100 prs a long time ago...included some of my vintage Gucci bag collection too!



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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tastemaker Interview on William Yan dot Com

I connected with William Yan on Twitter, a somewhat new-ish social networking site that has recently become a bit of an obsession of mine. William was so kind to feature me as a "Tastemaker" on his site...read the full interview here. Thanks William!!

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Follow me on Twitter here!

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Mama x The Goods!: F/W '08 "Mi Vida Loca"

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So, since I claim to be SO BUSY all the time, I should be sharing what it is that has been keeping me sooooo BUSY, right? Well, this past November I got together with Mama Clothing to style her Fall Collection, "Mi Vida Loca". The collection was a mix of the 40's Zoot Suit feel meets the Chola look form the 70's and 80's. We ran through San Francisco shooting at Dolores Park, in an old Church and ended up at the garage of Last Originals Kar Club memeber, Velez. I brought out the vintage Nike Cortez, old english buckled webbed belts, chola purple nail polihs, Ben Davis, work-wear denim and chinos form the 50's and 60's, 80's stretch denim jeans and skirts and of course the bamboos earrings...at least two pairs. Here are some behind the scenes picts, video and the final out come. Girls, it ain't easy...but damn it is fun!



Some behind the scenes footage...

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And here is a source of inspiration...Mi propia vida loca circa 1989.

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See more behind the scenes action here and the full look book con musica here!

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