Sequins & Leo
November 20th, 2013 by Lucy Vallely
Last weekend my sister and I went on a small shopping trip to 4th Street in Long Beach. 4th Street or “Retro Row” is filled with plenty of vintage, antique, and mid century modern stores. I decided to wear one of my sequin tops and my new necklace from PIXIEandPIXIER!
Top: Vintage; Jeans: Abercrombie; Hat: Forever 21; Purse: Vintage; White Necklace: Vintage; Leo Necklace: PIXIEandPIXIER; Shoes: Converse
All photos were taken with our Canon Rebel T3i and edited with Afterlight.
Antiquing Adventures: Long Beach Antique Mall II Part II
November 15th, 2013 by Emily Vallely
On Monday, I shared Antiquing Adventures: Long Beach Antique Mall II Part I, I took so many cool photos I had to split it into two separate posts. Like I said in my previous post they had TONS of Christmas antiques, and it really got me excited for the holidays. They also had lots of mid century modern furniture and knick knacks (which I am obsessed with).
All photos were taken with my iPhone 4s and edited with Afterlight.
Interview With Lynn Alaia, Owner of Thrift Shark & Fox and Owl
November 13th, 2013 by Emily Vallely
I think it was fate that our dad met Lynn Alaia through a mutual friend a couple months back… She is one of the kindest and sweetest people we know! Through talking online we realized we had so much in common, a love for vintage is just one thing out of many. Lynn has two online stores, Thrift Shark and Fox and Owl. She sent us a huge package of goodies from both her stores and we fell in love with everything, I probably wear something she has given me everyday (yeah, she sent a lot). I love supporting small businesses and having personal relationships with the stores I shop at. Lynn is someone I recommend all of you support, between her two stores I’m sure you will find something you are in love with!
OHEMV: Who is your biggest fashion inspiration?
Lynn: Azzedine Alaia. We share a last name and a serious penchant for the dark, goth side of life. All black everything.
OHEMV: How did you get into vintage clothing?
Lynn: My grandmother. She has an attic in South Carolina full of some epic gear ranging from the 20s-80s and I never leave there without salvaging a few things.
OHEMV: Where do you buy your merchandise?
Lynn: The southern United States. I travel from Florida up into Virginia and stop all along the way.
OHEMV: What are the challenges and benefits to having stores on Etsy?
Lynn: I think Etsy is mostly all pros and very few cons. They set it up for sellers to make the most profit if you put in the work. It is a daily job, you must have an online presence. If that works for you, Etsy can provide all the rest!
OHEMV: Who is your favorite designer of the past?
Lynn: I’m still sticking to Azzedine. Past and present he is consistent and you know his work anywhere. I want that.
Follow Lynn on Instagram: @brrrlynn and check out both of her shops!
All photos are courtesy of Thrift Shark.