I was not someone who grew up wearing vintage clothing. Honestly, I thought that the idea of wearing someone else’s clothes was kind of gross, like bowling shoes or something. (Yes, I was a snob.) But, a couple of years ago, sparked namely by the wealth of vintage clothing gems Los Angeles has to offer, I got over my snot attitude and got into vintage. Like way into it. (Don’t believe me? See here, here and here for just a few examples.) Vintage clothing is amazing for a lot of reasons, but two in particular stand out to me. One, I love that no one will ever be wearing the same dress as me. That is truly one of my worst nightmares. And two, vintage clothing was just made for my body. Modern clothing doesn’t always fit and there is so much variance in sizing between designers. But, for whatever reason, I don’t have the same problem with the clothing of yesteryear. And, as for my previous, spoiled-girl attitude? Well, that’s what the dry cleaner is for.
Vintage dress from Shareen Vintage, Lanvin ballet flats (similar $$, similar $$$$), Clare Vivier Petit Duffle (similar $$$, similar $$$$), e+e project hand chain (similar $$), e+e simple chain lariat necklace(similar $$, similar $$$), XIV Karats necklace (similar $, similar $$$, similar $$$$), Catbird and ginette_ny rings (similar), RMS Beauty’s Lip2cheek in Beloved
Photos by Michele LoBosco