I promise I will be back very soon.
I wouldn’t consider myself a vintage shopper or expert but I do love playing with vintage apparel and fashion! Last fall, a friend of mine who is also a stylist/blogger (see link below) had reached out to me about collaborating to style a vintage inspired shoot with her. I was a bit hesitant as I did not know much about vintage style, vintage apparel, and knowing me- just mixing all things vintage into one era when they really below into their own time of origin , but I gladly agreed.
Within recent years vintage fashion is becoming a popular alternative to mass looks.Our Inspiration was to use vintage inspired fashion and reforming it with a modern twist. Circle skirts, midi’s, cropped tops, tulle. We wanted her to feel reserved and feminine but also confident and daring. To think of it, I sometimes envisioned – what if Jackie Kennedy wore something like this? As a matter of fact, while I am sitting her looking at photos of Jackie Kennedy, I found a photo of her in a red dress that looks very similar to the one below! What a coincident.
I have always been intrigued by the thought of contrasting fashion statements but after this shoot it inspired me to play around with it even more with my everyday wardrobe. Mixing tulle skirt (or any skirt) with a t-shirt. Vintage skirt with something more modern. It’s not something new but encouragement be to play around and have more fun with fashion.
That ends it here, but until next time- get your FASH-ON!
Check these wonderful pages/local designers/local business that were used as part of this shoot.
Pa Chia Vue (Stylist): http://www.petiteinheels.com
Der Chang: https://www.facebook.com/der.chang
Mai Yang: http://www.facebook.com/maifabulouslife
Pheng Khang: https://www.facebook.com/phengkhangphotography
Penni Moua: https://www.facebook.com/penni.moua
SEAMS VINTAGE: http://www.facebook.com/inspirations.inspire
Francesca Uptown: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Francescas-Uptown
PRIMP Selby: http://www.facebook.com/selby.primp
And so this happened. After many attempts, many blogs, and many years later I find myself writing again. I’m not much of a writer or probably wont write too much on this page but allowing it to be a place I can express myself through all aspects of fashion. I design, occasionally. I style, leisurely. I produce events, … yeah there isn’t another word I can insert there. More so, I love being that fashion hub people reach out to for help. I find my most joy coaching models, helping new photographers, and giving those little tips that you don’t learn in school to aspiring designers. I in NO WAY consider myself an expert in any of these fields but an enthusiast. I just want to help and even more want to push all my knowledge to hungry artists. I am still learning and have many people I look up to, I only wish I can be that platform for someone else as well. I have spent many years assisting others build their dreams (which I am very thankful for) but I am ready to branch out a bit and express myself creatively (sort of).
Here a few things about me
1. I am most inspired at night or when I am sitting at my desk (working my day job)
2. I take photos of anything that inspires me (actually of a lot of things too)
3. I love beauty and fashion editorials
4. I have a dress exhibited in the MN History Center
5. I am obsessed with shoes (I once had over 100 pair of shoes)
6. I collect magazines
And that is a wrap for my first entry. Stay tune for my next one to come out sometime this weekend. I will be featuring one of my first photo shoots collaborating with Pa Chia Vue of Petiteinheels.
Photo Credit: Der Chang Photography
Model: Sarah Dettinger
Makeup: A Little Bit of Everything By Kash Yang
Hair: Penni Moua
Stylists: Pa Chia Vue and Ashaley Yang
Wardrobe: Dress by SEAMS VINTAGE, Jacket by PRIMP