Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pink Violin, Electric Guitar.. Need I Say More

What a fun night. Tons of entertainment, food, drinks, and friends. That's all a girl can ask for. My i-phone helped me catch the highlights from this birthday bash.

Awesome violinist with a pink blinged out instrument. Pretty cool if you ask me.

This was the best electric guitarist I've ever come across!

Outfit - denim flared jeans with a sheer beaded Urban Outfitters top. Thank you Kat for posing with.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ralph Lauren Does Vintage

Catching on like wild fire, vintage is popping up all over! Ralph Lauren showed a vintage inspired collection during New York Fashion Week at Skylight studio.

I came across an article that covered the show: "Just like Ralph Lauren's Spring 2012 collection, his Fall 2012 collection looks to vintage 20's and 30's fashion for style inspiration".

The three looks below were my personal favorite. I LOVE the simple silhouettes, metallics, and a-line necklines that scream vintage chic.

(Photos: Getty Images)

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Rose Bowl Experience

Shopping around in Los Angeles to find new products for my online vintage store typically includes a monthly visit to the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market. I've made it a point to habitually attend and yet I still find myself somewhat overwhelmed when I arrive to a welcoming of thousands of vendors (literally over 2500 booths, I asked). Needless to say, making this an all day event is the only way to cover enough ground to leave satisfied and feel like I found the best of the best products to add to Rack and Sack. With an array of costume and fine vintage jewelry to select from, I always manage to find products I feel good about and get excited to share with my customers. 

Although it's always fun, running around searching through thousands of booths is never an easy task. I can see why some people get turned off by the idea of flea markets and steer clear of the overwhelming feeling that's almost inevitable. Your thoughts: Where do I start? How do I buy? How can I tell if this is vintage? What vendors carry the best products? Is this priced right? -- And that's sort of how the idea of Rack and Sack was born. An experienced hunter with a great eye (me) does the searching for you. Now get to it and start SHOPPING!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More From NY Fashion Week Fall 2012

 Diane Von Furstenberg goes mod. Check out more mod styles at my vintage online store.

I adore this gold sequin Jenny Packham dress (middle).

Rachel Zoe blends edgy and LA chic.

Photo credit: whowhatwear.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Item Of The Day: Shielded

I love adding vintage rings to the collection since I've found that they're so hard to come by.  I immediately fell in love with the tribal pattern and colored stone and knew I had to make it a new addition to my vintage shop, success!

Sidenote, the Rosebowl is coming up this Sunday and I cannot wait to share my shopping experience and new finds with everyone. 4 days and counting! Thank goodness, I'm starting to have shopping withdrawals. Look out for those photos soon.