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Harper’s Bazaar in Review

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Sadly, the December 2012 / January 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar failed to inspire us this month. Still, we soldiered on and uncovered a few glimmers of style worth re-purposing this holiday season.

Here’s one of our favorite looks from the issue, which would work great from office to holiday party. This could’ve easily come off as a cater waiter ensemble, if not for the ultra-high waist, flared trousers, cummerbund belt with minimalist chain, and exaggerated Peter Pan collar. Easy to replicate too.

Cobalt sweater paired with cobalt, sharkskin cigarette trousers. We don’t see enough of this color in mixed monochromatic textures, so well done, Harper’s.

Monochromatic and monotextured, long and lean, this almost looks like a tailored, wool knit jumpsuit. But it’s not. Another easy to replicate look, if you have the lines to pull it off. It’s lovely to be warm and hot at the same time.

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Gucci’s Angels

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Women’s Wear Daily today featured the amazing Gucci dress below, as seen on the runway for the label’s 2013 spring ready-to-wear collection. When I clicked through to the other photos from the collection, I spotted a throwback trend I’m excited to see coming back: The 1970s-era, post-space age, often monochromatic, tunic pants suit. Very Charlie’s Angels. Very Bianca Jagger. Page down for more on that. I feel a vintage pants suit post coming on. Stay tuned, disco queens.

Written by Verdell

September 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Back to School

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This Week’s Look is back from summer vacation and the fall/winter shopping is already in progress. In preparation for the imminent seasonal shift, earlier this summer we scored a couple pairs of vintage, leather driving gloves and a 1970s caramel leather blazer at cheap heatwave prices. This jacket will probably top a black and white striped, long-sleeved, crew neck t-shirt and skinny jeans. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. There’s a heat wave presently plaguing us here in southern California, so we’re going to have to put those treasures on hold until further notice.

The rest of you, however, are already picking up on the first signs of autumn. Instagram is full of snapshots featuring falling orange leaves and light jackets. For you, this week we have curated a collection of vintage leather blazers, as seen on etsy and eBay. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

Vintage cinnamon leather blazer with faux fur collar from silkwormvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage fitted, caramel leather jacket from InglenookMarket on etsy. $43.

Vintage 1970s cognac kid leather blazer on eBay. $73.

Vintage whiskey stained leather, fitted cafe racer jacket on eBay. $125 or make an offer.

Vintage chestnut suede blazer from silkwormvintage on etsy. $52.

Oops. It’s sideways. Oh well. Here’s a vintage reddish brown, two-button leather blazer on eBay. $80 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s tawny suede blazer from zorra666 on etsy. $24.99.

Style tip. Wear this 1970s black and white striped top under your caramel leather blazer. Deadstock cotton top from FrocksnFrillsVintage on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1980s A&F New York grey leather blazer from dollpartschicago on etsy. $58.

Vintage 1990s oxblood leather blazer from NakedVintage on etsy. $34.

Written by Verdell

September 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Crazy for Courrèges

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Those of you who follow This Week’s Look know how much we covet vintage André Courrèges. That’s why this week we are thrilled to show you this rare 1960s Courrèges two-tone mod/space age dress. Look at that hand-written label, custom designed for Bonwit Teller. Just unbelievable. This dress is everything you would expect from a 1960s Courrèges, simple structure, clean lines, and very expensive (but the seller is accepting offers). Click on the images below to see the seller’s eBay listing. And click here to read more about the designer.

Shopbop Sale

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This week we were lured from the usual vintage scene, enticed by some serious spring deals over at shopbop.com. Use the promo code INTHEFAMILY20 at checkout to get 20% off through April 18. Shopbop also offers free 3-day shipping and returns with no minimum order. Below are some of our favorite spring-inspired looks as seen on shopbop this week.

Striped silk Tory Burch blouse with removable neck tie.

Crepe dress with draped cowl overlay by Rachel Roy.

Rachel Roy cropped yellow suit slacks.

A.L.C. viscose and silk wrap dress.

Cosabella sheer stretch-lace boy shorts with scalloped edges. Comes in four spring colors.

Halston Heritage accordion pleated dress.

Gemma inverted facet citrine studs by Marc Jacobs.

Sass and Bide one shoulder dress.

Ribbed jersey maxi dress by Rachel Pally.

Tucker slim fit silk blouse.

Marc Jacobs hot dot bangle.

Monrow crepe maxi dress.

This Week’s Look Turns 100

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Welcome to This Week’s Look’s 100th post celebration. /streamers. Bringing fashion to the wretched masses since 2011. /noisemakers. Here are some trivial statistics for you research and math types. To date, This Week’s Look has attracted more than 1600 followers and has been viewed 9,150 times. Our busiest day was December 11, 2011.

To commemorate this illustrious centennial, below we have curated 100 of our most favorite things. Just kidding. Who has time for that? How about 10? Below are 10 of our most favorite things right now, in no particular order. Click on each image to see the actual listing.

1. Vintage 1960s jersey micro mini dress. Current bid on eBay is $44.55.

2. Pour La Victoire blushing rose patent leather heels. $149 on eBay.

3. 1920s-style cloche in sky blue vintage wool with cut glass buckle. Made by bonniesknitting on etsy. $75.

4. Vintage zephyr wool knit jacket with impeccable shape and structure. Perfect for spring. $38.50 on etsy.

5. OPI Muppets Collection Nail Lacquer in “Meep-Meep-Meep,” $4.55 on Amazon.

6. Proenza Schouler yellow satin sandals with carved heels. Current bid on eBay is $100.

7. Vintage 1970s southwest space dye knit cardigan. $45 on eBay.

8. Vintage 1960s tortoise shell frames on eBay. Current bid is $75. 

9. Vintage 1960s Lanvin quilted silk bed jacket on eBay. Current bid is $20.99.

10. Star Wars Jedi inspired etched brass keychain from CreativeEtching on etsy. $8.

11. Yeah, yeah I said 10 things, but here’s one more. Custom made aviator cap in a nubbly, oaty wool from rocksandsalt on etsy. Comes in men’s, women’s, and kid’s sizes. $68.

12. OK, one more. Vintage 1960s black chantilly lace push up bra from BoudoirBarbie on etsy. $36.

Raspberry Topping

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Raspberry berets are so over, but you could never go wrong with this vintage, raspberry mohair, cloche-style fedora, made in Germany. $27 on eBay. Click on the image to see the listing.

Written by Verdell

November 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm