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Farrah 1976 There is no more awkward age than 7th grade.  The though of it still makes me squirm a little, more than 30 years later. I was that age in 1976 when Farrah was the pinnacle of pop culture.  Every boy in my class had the iconic Farrah pin-up poster and most of the girls had some sort of...

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Back to School Shopping

Posted by admin | Posted in Culture, currentVintage, Fashion, Vintage | Posted on 22-09-2010

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sc0067c71aFor me, Middle School was like the Middle Ages–they were very dark years–and yes, it was almost that long ago.   There was one bright light, however:  back-to-school shopping.  I began 6th grade still wearing Toughskins and Grr-Animals, but by 8th grade, I was fashionably outfitted in Calvin Kleins and DVF tees.  Going from age 11 to 13 was like jumping millenia, but thankfully, I had shopping to comfort me in the light-speed journey, inspired by the fresh-faced models of Seventeen and Teen.

We were mall-less in our small NC town, so I did what I had to do and turned to the Sears and JC Penney catalogs.  I knew that if I saved my babysitting $, my Mother would quadruple-match my contribution and I would be appropriately dressed for the school year.  How I agonized over my choices each season, progressing from head-to-toe looks to selecting key pieces that could be mixed and matched.   By the time I hit high school, I was a full-blown fashionista, shopping at JE’s, the local boutique, but in the middle years, it was Sears..and denim, plaid and acrylic.

The "look" of Irish Fisherman knits

The "look" of Irish Fisherman knits

8th grade...

8th grade...

outfit on the right

outfit on the right

7th Grade:  Outfit in the middle

7th Grade: Outfit in the middle

aaah, youth

aaah, youth

6th Grade

6th Grade

All-American Vintage Style

Posted by admin | Posted in Culture, currentVintage, Fashion, Nantucket, Vintage | Posted on 15-09-2010

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"Love Story" Herringbone coat, size M, $128

FALL 2010—in a way, fashion has never seemed so modern…there are more buzzwords than ever…”Menswear”, “Ladylike”, “Outdoorsy”, “Minimalist”, “Global”, “Eclectic” “Urban Warrior”…It’s all about the ‘Modern Mix’ and that’s what’s so interesting, as well as awfully tricky.2010 trends fairisle, casual

What’s important to note is that many of these looks begin with the classics and evolve from there;  pick and choose trends that speak to your personal style and make them work for you.  If you’ve never “curled up” to leopard in the past, then certainly don’t copycat this big trend – meow!  Mad for plaid, just not on your thighs? Then opt for a plaid coat instead!

Just know that any classic piece can be updated in a subtle or not-so subtle way.  Subtle, eg, adding a chunky caramel patent Marni heel & key necklace to a Fair Isle sweater and Menswear knit coat.  Not so subtle, eg, piling on a fur wrap and fedora, a la André Leon Talley, to the same look.  Visit us at currentVintage, 4 Easy St, Nantucket—we’ll help you make it your own!

Sarah teal Lilli Ann biting lip

Teal tweed Lilli Ann swing coat w/ foz collar, size M, $228

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1970s wool wrap coat w/ shearling collar, size S, $174

Sarah Faux Lilli Ann trench

1960s faux-fur belted trench, size S, $168

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Brunette Sarah ONW brown coat

1960s brown knit Lilli Ann coat, size M, $146; Cocoa handknit fair isle sweater, size S, $78

Checks & the City

Posted by admin | Posted in currentVintage, Fashion, Nantucket, Vintage | Posted on 07-09-2010

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VOGUE does “Checks & the City”:

2010 trends chanel tweed jacket

currentVintage does “Checks & the City…or Country”

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SF Seafoam tweed headscarf sunglasses

The September Issue: Retro Etro

Posted by admin | Posted in currentVintage, Fashion, Nantucket, Vintage | Posted on 06-09-2010

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Which would you rather wear…a gazillion $ Etro look or or a one-of-a-kind Cheryl Fudge Kimono wrap jacket made from vintage silk scarves for $248?!  I know which we would choose…just look at our model!
2010 Etro Silk Wrap Jacket

2010 Cheryl Fudge Vintage Scarf Wrap Jacket

2010 Cheryl Fudge Vintage Scarf Kimono Jacket

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The September Issue: Mad for Plaid…and Reindeer

Posted by admin | Posted in currentVintage, Fashion, Nantucket, Vintage | Posted on 06-09-2010

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2010 trends tweed & plaid

2010 trends tweed & plaid

2010 Trends:  Reindeer Sweater

2010 Trends: Reindeer Sweater

Mad for Plaid??!  Ready for Reindeer?  We thought you might need a little convincing…

VOGUE says they’re in, but let our photos of how to wear this trend persuade that these retro fabrics and motifs are current, wearable and totally 2010.  Visit us at currentVintage to find your own easy Fall looks… !

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Hooded Reindeer Sweater + Vintage Dooney & Bourke Saddle Bag + Bruno Magli heel = Who needs Dolce & Gabbana?

Hooded Reindeer Sweater + Vintage Dooney & Bourke Saddle Bag + Bruno Magli heel = Who needs Dolce & Gabbana?

Plaid Pant + Vintage Tee + Denim Jacket = On Trend

Plaid Pant + Vintage Tee + Modern Denim Jacket & Heel = No Longer Partridge Family & Totally On Trend