Monday, December 22, 2014

Woodstock Flea Market in Honor of Joe Cocker!

As I was writing this entry it just seemed so fitting to post it today! 

Joe Cocker was an icon of the 60's and so was Woodstock! He had been in the music business for many years but Woodstock made him famous everywhere. His cover of the Beatles "With a Little Help From My Friends." even became the theme song for the sitcom "The Wonder Years" another favorite of mine. RIP Joe Cocker, we will miss you. 

Woodstock seems to have retained their earthy roots! Mower's Flea Market is an amazing collection of clothing, jewelry, art and more held every weekend (except in winter) in a beautiful bucolic meadow. A favorite market of mine, I go whenever I am back in New York. It is closed for winter but will open again with the flowers and spring.

The majority of merchants sell second hand and antiques. Really amazing items. I have purchased so many things here but my favorite has to be the jewelry line Fleurs Jolies! The owner/designer has been purchasing vintage buttons from the same warehouse for thirty years. Her designs while maybe not a cheap fashion fix, are so beautiful and special, a true vintage recreation! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Frock You Vintage Clothing and Their Huge Frocking Sales!

If you love vintage clothing like I do and you live in the San Diego area you will be excited to know that Frock You is having one of their Huge Frocking sales this weekend and 'tis the season so they are calling it: Frock The Halls! Huge Frocking Sale December 12,13,14 from 11-6pm !

Good vintage clothing is usually a little more than I want to pay so I always look forward to this sale. They invite guest vendors to display their clothing in a vintage swap meet. There are always great deals to be found. 

At one of their last sales I purchased this TSE cashmere sweater set for $8.00. Well I didn't purchase them together as I am not really into sweater sets so I purchased the cardigan for $5.00 (both pieces were $5.00 each) and at the next Huge Frocking Sale there was the sad lonely shell for $3,00, so I bought it I guess they were meant to be together! 

                 Frock You Vintage Clothing

                 4121 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103

             See you there!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

British Fashion Awards 2014

The British Fashion Awards were held Yesterday at the London Coliseum. I wish I could have been there! Growing up my only dream was to travel to London and go to Carnaby Street. It just seemed to like the greatest fashion place on earth. I just looked it up on the internet and it remains a very cool place to shop!

Anyway onto the fashion awards, Erdem won for best Women's Wear Designer, of course the line is crazy expensive but I am going to do my best to find something similar this year to post to my blog. Here is the website to drool over their clothing!

The Brand award went to Victoria Beckham for her global impact. Again really expensive but I do like the clean concept of her designs.

Preen won the Establishment Designer award for their global retail presence and strong example of British fashion.

The Emerging Womenswear Designer award winner: Marques'Almeida. This dynamic duo designed a collection for Topshop that hit the stores in October. So it is nice to have a winner that is also affordable, examples are below. Their line is also on the Opening Ceremony site. Lots of denim!

The Alexander McQueen line took the Red Carpet Designer Award, one of my favorites and always have really amazing looks!,,20343671_20343679_20739315,00.html

Of course Anna Wintour received the Outstanding Achievement Award and I must say the print on her dress is reminiscent of the long Altuzarra for Target dress with the orchid print, Target rocks!

Here is the link to all of the award winners,

The global fashion awards are also being held in London next year, I guess they really are still the leaders in the fashion world.