Friday, September 30, 2011

My New Friend Maurizia of Torino Style

 I made a new friend last week and if you are not reading her blog yet, you should check it out! Maurizia is a personal shopper and blog writer for Torino Style. We sat over a coffee and chatted about being an expat in Italy and her take on Italian fashion. Maurizia went to Milan fashion week and has loads of pics from the shows she attended. Check it out and thanks for the coffee talk Maurizia!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shop Update!

Boots, boots, and more boots!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Seen in Venice 2

Style from the streets of Venice.

Muted tones

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Seen in Venice

Style from the streets of Venice.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

150 Years of Fashion in Italy

I love a good vintage fashion show and lucky me there is a new exhibition happing at the famous Savoy residence La Venaria Reale, celebrating 150 years of fashion in Italia.
The exhibition narrates the story of Italian fashion from Unification to this day as seen through the expert eyes of two protagonists of the fashion scene: costume designer and 1994 Academy Award Winner Gabriella Pescucci and fashion journalist Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia since 1988.
 The exhibition is a fascinating journey through Italian history and creativity, cinema, fiction and modern taste. The display takes up two floors of the Reggia and inaugurates the new exhibition spaces of the Rooms of the Arts that correspond to two different phases in the history of Italian fashion.
 Show from: September 17, 2011 to January 8, 2012
Rooms of the Arts, Reggia di Venaria

Thursday, September 15, 2011


All items, accept socks, thrifted!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Insperation Board for Zalda's Closet

Zelda Fitzgerald: The first flapper

Jazz Age Beauties: Are you Modern?

Music insperation:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Collection: Zelda's Closet

The next of my shop's fall collections is called ZELDA'S CLOSET. It's 20's and flapper inspired. It's Jazzy, girly, and fabulous! Here is a lookbook style sample of what's in the shop now!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Video on My You Tube Channel

I have made a new video on my You Tube Channel describing my shop's 2nd fall collection, Just One of the Boys. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bring the Glamour Back to Air Travel

  I read an article this morning in in the International Harold Tribune about bringing glamour back into the airlines. I am fully behind this. Travel should be fun and glamorous. Partly due to that horrid event whose 10th anniversary is next week, air travel has steadily become more and more miserable. My aunt was a United Airlines Stewardess in the 60's, 70's and 80's. She has told me story after story of her glamorous adventures in Europe, Asia, and Africa. To keep up the glamour reputation about the stewardess lifestyle she was told how much to weigh, what deodorant to wear, how to walk, and of course how to dress. She had to look sexy but be able to save lives at the same time in the unlikely event of an emergency. At 35 she would have been forced to retire if in the 80's the union had not fought that unfair rule. She has saved all of her vintage uniforms which I hope to inherit on day. Now Cynthia Rowley has been commissioned to design the new United uniforms, not a bad choice United.

I mention my aunt because her first hand accounts have always influenced me on how one should travel. Dress up, look like you belong in first class and people will treat you like you are in first class. My heart sinks when I watch the people loading onto a packed flight in sweats and flip flops carrying a pillow.With the mad love of Mad Men (remember the episode where Don had a fling with the stewardess) and the new Pan Am TV drama starting in the Fall I feel like the time is right to bring the glam back to air travel.

Some airlines that have upped the uniform glamour factor:

United Emirates
Virgin Atlantic
Singapore Airlines
Air France (by Christian Lacroix)
Air New Zealand

Monday, September 5, 2011

100 Years of Fashion in East London

A vintage lover's dream. What's your favorite outfit?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Do You Wear Vintage Fur?

I love a beautiful vintage fur coat. A 70's funkadelic jacket or a 50's chic stoll, they are all gorgeous. However, whenever I try one on (a vintage one I don't care for or endorse the new ones) it feels strange. Wearing fur has never gone out of fashion in Italy like it has in the US, it might even be more popular than ever. I look at some of these lovely pieces on Etsy and I wonder, Where would I wear this to?
Found on Etsy: stellahsgroove

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pendleton Fever

Hooooooray it's Fall! Fall for me brings out my love for all things Pendleton. So what do I do on the first day of September? I make my first Pendleton purchase of the season. I can't wait to get my hands on the new bag I got from pascalvintage.
I also discovered this behind the scenes video of the newest collection, Portland. It just makes my Pendleton fever worse because I requested a catalog. Hope my mister dosen't read the blog today...shhhhh...