WHY WEAR VINTAGE
Grand Ma’s Leopard Print Coat, Momma’s Powder Blue Sleeveless Sheath Dress, and Your Great Auntie’s Psychedelic Bell Bottom Jumpsuit…you know you’ve checked these items out and maybe even tried them on wondering if you could get away with wearing them today! Well, NEWS FLASH, Styles and Fashion repeat themselves! What’s old is new and what’s new is old! That same Leopard Print Cape that Grandma use to wear is now on one of the most sought after Super Models in a Photo Spread in Vogue Magazine, and we all look at it as if it’s only first been seen! I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually got it from Grandma’s closet!
Vintage is alive and well and being worn by some of the most popular celebrities and models of today! Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Drew Barrymore and Naomi Campbell all love vintage! Why, you ask…because they just don’t make clothes like they used to, and they definitely don’t use the same fabrics. Today’s designers are looking for the least expensive fabrics that they can use to mass produce ready-to-wear. Every major department store carries them, and we all go run and buy the exact same things. When we see ourselves on every corner and at every event, we have the nerve and the audacity to get mad! Ok Charmies and Boo Kittens, don’t get MAD get VINTAGE!!!
When I think of Vintage, I think of fabulously solid fabrics tapered to a perfect fit, beautiful bold colored patterns and one-of-a-kind finds! Vintage is the epitome of the Turner Classic Movie Channel. I swear I watch just for the Fashion! When you buy vintage, you are guaranteed to get the only one that exist! You will not have to worry about seeing yourself everywhere you turn! Vintage isn’t just a form of Fashion, it’s a lifestyle. When you buy vintage, you are actually being ecofriendly! I bet you didn’t know that buying previously owned clothing, is a form of recycling. So you’re actually contributing to the conservation of the environment when you buy vintage!