Friends, this week we have some of our fave designers, stuff from the past....and some awesome stuff from outer space and the future!
There is some great juxtaposition happening with this peach dress here. It's has a casual summer feel with its boxy shape and drawstring waist.....
....but it also has sequins!
I kept coming back to this elegant, tiny cartoon heart and I was wondering why I liked it so much. Then I realized that it looks like the heart tatoo that Rachel got in Friends! You know, the one that "was licked on by kittens". Haha!
Friends, there is so much Oak+Fort/Noul/Loft 82 in the store right now that I almost did a full blog just about those ones! However, you know how they roll....it would mostly be pictures of black rectangles! Ha! So I picked out the ones that stood out, like this gorgeous and unexpected blazer from departed-but-not-forgotten Loft 82.
Of course Oak+Fort are the BEST at taking clothes from outer space and making them appropriate for us lowly humans. The structured shape, exaggerated pocket and crew neck come together in that magical Oak+Fort way that makes everything look elegant!
Grey high-top Converse! (Now is a good time to share with you that, just like I am on a purse diet, I am on a Converse diet. For the usual reasons. Sigh)
And long time friends will know that my favourite thing to share -other than reminding you that I [kinda] know Bridget Smatlan from Friget Apparel, which I do, I REALLY [kinda] know her!- is pictures of my grandparents wearing Converse!
Today's set are from Belgium around 1950-51, when Converse sneakers were serious athletic footwear. Here's my grandfather on the right:
My grandfather is in the front row, second from the right:
And the women's team! My grandmother is standing there on the right:
Action shot of the women's team (and note the Chucks on the coach/ref dude!):
A seemingly simple black summer skirt, but with some lovely surprises....
.....and this intesting "v" detail in the back! This one can be worn with the waist-band up to wear as a high waisted skirt, or fold the waistband in half (hence the "v") if high waisted isn't your thing.
Ooooo, look at this teeny tiny pendant! I love the granulated, vintage took of the woodsy image.
And then, SURPRISE! It's on a penny from 1945!!! So adorable and unique!
I've been calling this silk dress "The Puffin Dress".....
And then there's this interesting illustration:
As if this all wasn't enough, around the skirting are written the complete lyrics to the song "Scottish Winds" by Scott Hutchison of Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit. (Yeah, me neither). Which begs the questions: WHERE DID THIS COME FROM AND WHAT IS ITS STORY?!? Like, this can't just be merch.....can it?
Here is the complete opposite of The Puffin Dress: a minimalist Oak+Fort dress! Now, we've seen dresses like this one from Oak+Fort and others before, but I just want to point out a tiny difference on this one that I didn't realize at first. The collar comes up high, like a cross between a crew neck and a mandarin collar, which is just the right small design element that proves it comes from the future.
This pendant also comes from the future, but, like, the near future or something.
And one more Oak+Fort!
But speaking of clothing from outer space in the future, look what I found waiting the back room! SPACE SHOES!!!!!
And just for fun, here's a picture of the lamp over the Red Ponycounter that my camera took accidentally. Am I crazy, or does this look really cool?
I'll be in the shop on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, friends! Come and say hi and let me dress you up!