Posts in the Omnia Vintage category

Some design styles hold a dear place in my heart.  Egyptian revival happens to be one of them.  There is just something really magical about this reinterpretation of a time that was so rich and different aesthetically.  The graphic nature of most of its design components also strikes a cord, as it always manages to look fresh modern and classic.  This dress and it’s insane border is nothing short of amazing.

Find it and other incredible vintage pieces on Omnia Vintage’s website or check out her amazing pieces in person at the Brooklyn Flea all summer long!

 

 

Wearing: Omnia Vintage dress; Zara heels.

 

We think of the holidays as a time to give gifts, stuff our faces and look festive.  All this being true I think there’s a misconception about what festive dressing should look like.  I love breaking those boundries by adding in unexpected elements, whether it be a texture, color or shape.  This year I took the classic lace and gave it a run for it’s money with a cozy knit.  See for yourself and happy rule breaking!
P.S. Here is the grey hair I’ve been incessantly yapping about :) 

 Vintage Sweater, dress and Jewelry can all be found on Omnia Vintage <3

You know what’s even better than thrifting (I can’t believe I’m catching myself say ANYTHING is better than thrifting).  Shopping in your mom’s vintage closet is what.
Her closet is amongst the top shopping destinations for this vintage crazed girl.  An archival collection of amazing fashion spanning from the 60’s to the 90’s. 
Whenever I spot something on the runway that looks similar to a piece I’ve seen and worn out of her closet, she gets a call from me to pleaaaaseeee let me borrow it for just a little while (again).  This rotating relationship I have with her wardrobe is a bonding experience for us as well, a way that generations cross and build upon decades of great style choices, the glue that makes them a continuous story about who she was and whom she evolved into as decades went by.
This latest post is an homage to my mom’s incredible style, her humble and sweet persona.  Her soft exterior and warrior interior. I strive to be as strong and sweet as her every day.

I paired her top with a really edgy black leather midi skirt and to me nothing says style like mixing the unexpected.

Outfit Notes: Top – Dina’s closet; Skirt – Omnia Vintage; Clutch – Omnia Vintage; Thrifted oxfords; Bracelet – Omnia Vintage.
You can shop all the Omnia Vintage pieces by clicking HERE!

 Oh and look who decided to steal my look.  NBD girl i’ll let it slide this one time..

What can I say: I love me a good romper (minus the having to basically get naked to use the bathroom).  Don’t even get me started on polka dots cause this could last a while.  What do we do with a polka dot romper then?  Style the shit out of it, that’s what!  Thanks to Naomi of Omnia Vintage, I got to play stylist (wait it’s not play, it’s hard work people)
But yes I got to play with her amazing vintage pieces and create a bunch of looks using our combined forces.  It takes two to play fashion tango don’t it.
I paired this adorable romper (NOW ON MAJOR SALE HERE) with my own Zara blazer, a crazy stack of vintage bangles and rings, some Corkease (also available on her etsy site) and DUH, this insane bag.

Love it? Tell me about it!

Model: Lana
Stylist: Stefany Mohebban
Photography by: Naomi
Location: Brooklyn

You won’t often catch me in something overly flowy, bohemian and cute.. but there are times that even I make an exception to my own rules, and that is when something is just so darn cute I can’t help myself.  I’d compare it to my (not so rigid) rules of not having sweets all that often, but if a Cronut was presented to me, you bet I wouldn’t say no. After all, people wake up at 5 am for this hybrid of a pastry, it must be good right?

All this rambling really means to point to the focus of this post which is this precious ribbon print vintage skirt I wore a couple of weeks ago.  Isn’t she just darling?

Outfit Notes: Vintage Skirt; Vintage Bangles; Vintage ethnic purse – Find all these goodies on Omnia Vintage;  Cork flats, Zara; Top vintage.

As the blaze of summer scorches our tooshies we must ask ourselves.. how to look good yet keep cool at the same time.
This is the hot topic and on everyone’s lips so let’s have a go at it with vintage as it’s vantage point, cause let’s face it, those tricky retro fabrics can be deceiving.  Are you feeling cotton or some rayon blend? A lot of times I have a hard time (despite my degree in textile design) since so much vintage I find has no tags, discerning if a dress or a top will be breathable in the summer.  I’ve definitely made it a priority as I’ve gotten older to make sure that purchases I make consist of a fabric that’s going to treat me well in the long run.  Beauty after all is NOT everything.  I rule for comfort.
Now shall we rewind to that lovely afternoon when I styled Lana in a gorgeous white wiggle dress and not much more?
 Bare back, clear skies, awe inspiring street art… what more could a stylist ask for?

Outfit details: Vintage white wiggle dress (shop it here.) Jewelry and shoes all courtesy of OmniaVintage —> shop her amazing new vintage jewelry on www.omniavintage.com

Photo’s by: Naomi of Omnia Vintage 
Model: Lana
Stylist: Stefany Mohebban
Location: Gowanus, Brooklyn

I love watching how different brands try to push the same looks over and over again and pretend like they have invented something new.  New is a concept I hardly see nowadays, as more and more designers turn to vintage for inspiration and often straight up theft.  Now don’t get me wrong.. I completely understand the idea that everything has been done before (although I don’t fully agree)  and that we all strive to just do it “better”.  As a stylist I often have to grapple with this issue because I’m on a never ending quest to be original.
With that said.. the whole safari look is by no means a novel idea, yet I insist on entertaining it cause I just love it so darn much.  In some purely selfish ways it reminds me of my childhood and my obsession with Indiana Jones and my dream of being an archeologist when I grew up (too late) which is why I haven’t snuffed it yet.
What has and always will captivate me about this girl, the inherent explorer, is that she values utility above all else.. she’s a badass at heart but somehow still manages to be hot as all hell. Do you know what I mean? Well in case you don’t I have photographic proof that she exists.. and she can both be practical and adorable simultaneously….. and best of all..she’s shamelessly all about indulging in her favorite summer treat.. ICE CREAM.

Lana is wearing an OmniaVintage dress, shoes and handbag which can all be found on her website: www.omniavintage.com.  She is also wearing an Urban Outfitters utility vest and a Zara necklace (stylist owned). For more summer style inspiration check out my other posts!

As the temperatures rise into the 90’s this week, someone has dramatically increased her intake of iced coffee and frozen yogurt and that’s totally ok! Most importantly though is factoring in lighter fabrics that breathe because they are key during these crazy blasts of heat.  I’ve found that anything synthetic or heavier is just torture.  With buying vintage sometimes it’s hard to find that balance of great design without sacrificing finding the right kind of fabric.  I recently shed a lot of my polyester purchases because I was finding that I was feeling quite uncomfortable in them, and truth be told, no matter how cute you look, feeling uncomfortable takes over and becomes the center of attention.  So tip of the day is to never sacrifice feeling good, over looking good.  I know that goes against the fashion is suffering or whatever people like to say, but NO, it’s so obvious when someone feels like shit, that it takes away from any potential cuteness.

Onto some styling I recently did for OmniaVintage’s summer look book, with keeping easy breezy fabrics in mind. This was one of my favorites mostly because I just ADORED the print of this dress.  Take a look for yourself.

The lighting and the location were so gorgeous for this shoot it didn’t take much to get some awesome shots.  The model and I worked together in getting her vibe in line with her outfit.  I suggested she get into the character of a girl who was waiting for a boy to pick her up for their first date, and to feel all the emotions one feels when they are meeting someone for the first time.  Nervous, excited, scared, hungry?  Hah.  The sweetness of the strawberry dress was balanced out with the ethnic flair of her jewelry and bag and shoes.  I didn’t want this to be overly sweet and I think I was capable of turning what could have been sugar overkill into an outfit you and I would feel cool walking around in.

Dress, Jewelry and other accessories available for purchase at OmniaVintage.

Photo’s by: Naomi
Styling: Stefany Mohebban
Model: Lana
Location: Brooklyn

Strolling through the isles of The Strand I often get lost in the wide spectrum of subjects the books cover.   In the cookbook section I find myself fully capable of preparing a gourmet feast for 12, while in the poetry section I get lured into the beautifully articulated works of Rumi.  Where I often get lost the most though is the design and art section.  I could spend hours perusing: Graphic design, photography, textiles, fashion illustration, street art, so much to see.. so little time.
The last time I was there I came across a compilation of photographs by Norman Parkinson.  I’m ashamed to admit I had not realized how much I loved his work (although I had seen his photo’s in the past) until they were blatantly staring me in the face in the form of this book.  Of course I picked  up a copy and fervently began doing extensive research on the man and his journey as a fashion photographer.  I was and still am completely astonished at the sheer amount of beauty he was able to capture and preserve.  I was inspired to the point where I found myself, on the next photo shoot for Pretty In Thrift, trying to emulate certain poses as well as capture the essence of some of my favorite editorials.
Ok, now comes the fun part.. the part where I try to pose like this beautiful lady.. and sort of fail miserably?  But honestly, you have to give me credit for trying.. because it took guts to think I could maybe pull it off..

Outfit Details:
White Vintage dress OmniaVTG; Black motorcycle jacket (Zara/old); Shoes are also Zara, Vintage woven bag OmniaVTG (find here.); Jewels are vintage and mostly thrift store found.

For more info on Norman Parkinson.. I suggest you do a google image search and get lost in the plethora of beautiful imagery!

Yes, this is a reference to Avril Levine, but with good reason.  Remember being 13 and having the biggest crush on the skater boy with long hair, skateboard in hand and enough aloofness to win the award?  We’ve all been there and the memories are nothing but fond.  What I never thought though is that I would end up 30 and dressing like one of those boys myself. The circle of life.
Truth be told, I’ve done a decent job at portraying a dressier side of me on the blog, skirts, high heels, the works.  But when it comes to everyday life, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love to kick back in sneakers and the baggiest least flattering pair of pants I can find.  I’m very practical and utilitarian at heart, and more often than not, concern myself primarily with comfort.  So here is a look at one of my go to outfits for hanging, borrowed from the boys.

Outfit Details: Helmut Lang Cargo Pants; Vintage sweatshirt; Crocodile bag (find here); Vintage and thrifted bracelets and rings; Urban Outfitters necklace; Skate slim Vans (sold out!).