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Vintage Prints Meet Spring/Summer 2021

Vintage prints are the BIZ for Spring/Summer 2021.

It was about this time last year when I made a fashion prediction.  Channeling my inner Nostradamus my post “Quarantine and the Resurgence of Vintage Fabrics” stated that we would see a HUGE influx of vintage inspired fabrics and prints this season.

.. And here we are, vintage prints EVERYWHERE!

With florals, surf and postcard prints in everything, it’s pretty obvious fashion is having a printastic love affair with days gone by.

Designers have given vintage florals a contemporary twist in the form of exploded and oversized blooms set on contrasting backgrounds. These new floral prints feature and illustrated retro quality. Think vintage drapery patterns.

It’s an overall nostalgic feel that could most definitely be the result of us all doing deep dives into our parents and grandparents closets over the past year.  These quarantine vintage treasures set in motion a boom in not only vintage/thrift shopping but also deadstock fabrics and retro inspired prints.

Flowers aren’t the only thing getting a vintage makeover. Nostalgia for vacations (oh how we have missed those) is also a print prevalent theme through prints that harken back to 1950’s Hawaiian surf culture and chic Cote d’Azure vacations.

Whether it’s a retro tropical infusion or a refined floral vintage aesthetic these prints in light breezy fabrics are here to set the mood for Spring/Summer 2021 and it’s looking pretty sunny!

With the energy and lightness of the season in mind you can’t help but feel it when you put these pieces on.

Vintage Denim Jacket

What I’m Wearing: Samsoe & Samsoe Ruffle Collar Dress| Givenchy Boots| Johnny was Fringe Bag| Scotch & Soda Belt| Vintage Denim Jacket|

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FARM Rio Mood Boosting Prints


Take your fashion from blah to bold this season in mood-boosting prints!

The hottest trend for Spring 2021 will to transport you in cheery prints with a splash of color that will instantly change your vibe.

Spring is all about sunshine and fresh air which demand easy-to-wear, colorful dresses. Think effortless and lightweight silhouettes in voluminous mini’s and jaw dropping maxis with eyepopping prints, dramatic frills, ultra-puffed sleeves, and waist-enhancing fits.

These oh-so-wearable styles let you drift off and daydream about tropical locales.

My favorite go-to brand for effortless mood-enhancing prints is FARM Rio.

Founded by a group of creatives from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Farm Rio believes in the existence of happiness.

More than a brand, they create enlightened cultural movements since 1997. Known for their bold, fun prints with tropical motifs “Farm Rio’s cheerful creations are crafted with an exotic, toes-in-the-sand spirit that’s simultaneously fashion-forward and vintage-inspired”.

Their clothes make you feel playful, yet put-together and confident. With a brand model based in good energies and beautiful frequencies, FARM Rio creates gorgeous sustainable clothing.

For each purchase they donate one tree to be planted in the Amazon rainforest. By planting trees in the Amazon rainforest, they are not only helping to provide and conserve the habitat for hundreds of species of animals, they are recovering previously depleted land and enriching its soil with nutrients. It also provides jobs for hundreds of farming families. All of One Tree Planted’s farms are Fair Trade Certified and 25% of its farmers are women, further promoting ethical practices.

Farm Rio inspires a life well-lived—one of authenticity, vibrancy, and natural beauty.

Welcome to the magic that is FARM Rio, wear it and feel it in your soul.





Farm Rio

Farm Rio

Farm Rio

What I’m Wearing: Farm Rio Banana Floral Maxi Dress | Chloe Boots | Vintage Belt|


The New Canadian Tuxedo

The New Canadian Tuxedo

The Canadian Tuxedo.  It lives in fashion infamy.

Also known as “denim on denim”, love it or hate it the look has popped up decade after decade from the streets of Milan to celebs like Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus.

This season all things retro are the BIZ so of course that means denim in all it’s iterations but with a modern twist. The New Canadian Tuxedo.

On the runways we are seeing new ways to layer the utilitarian fabric by switching up silhouettes and adding contrasting materials. Printed denim and layering varied shades and colors of denim lead the way while softer approaches pair feminine pieces like denim skirts with the rough and ready fabric of a tough denim jacket or denim shirt.

When gathering your gear look for oversized 90’s inspired denim jackets, printed or logoed denim skirts, vintage inspired jeans aka straight leg, flared and boot-cut denim, chambray tops, denim coveralls and anything with color.

The key is to pair the denim so that the look has depth.  Even though you are wearing denim head to toe there should be little moments that let each piece shine individually while still being cohesive as a whole look. Don’t shy away from color or pattern- they are your BFF for creating a look that has interest.

Give the new denim on denim aka Canadian Tuxedo a try this season, I promise you’ll look nothing like early 2000s Britney and Justin.. unless you want to.

Fashion Facts-

The Term “Canadian Tuxedo” is a misnomer: It was an American, crooner Bing Crosby, who first donned the ensemble, wearing an actual denim tuxedo jacket that Levi Strauss made for him after he was denied entry from a Vancouver hotel with a strict dress code.

The New Canadian Tuxedo

Denim on denim Trend

The New Canadian Tuxedo

Denim Jackets Spring 2021

The New Canadian Tuxedo

Denim on Denim

Western Belt

Mulberry Bayswater Tote

The New Canadian Tuxedo

What I’m Wearing: Vintage Floral Print Denim Skirt | J Crew Denim Top| High Heels Suicide Denim Jacket | Scotch & Soda Bandana| Scotch & Soda Western Belt| Givenchy Booties| Mulberry Bayswater Tote|

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70’s Inspired Fashion

70's inspired fashion

The 70’s are back and I’m not mad about it!

The runways were packed with groovy 70’s inspired looks. Everything from crafty crochet at Valentino to folksy frocks at Dior.  Designers are revisiting the 70’s in all it’s incarnations from full on glam to easy California Surfer styles.

The 70’s was an era of good vibes, cultural shifts, iconic fashion and great music.  So, it makes sense that after the year we have been through designers are feeling nostalgic for one of fashion’s greatest eras.

The biggest colors for the season feel like they are straight out of Bianca Jagger’s closet.  Think rust, sunflower yellow, chocolate, burnt oranges and all the warm earthy tones of the ’70s.

You’ll also want to revisit everyone’s favorite material corduroy, pointed collars, clogs, head scarves, floral prints, bell sleeves, oversized sunglasses and flared trousers for fashion inspiration.

70’s inspired fashion is a style that’s comfortable but commanding. It’s really broken in, a super-relaxed, chic, with a vintage feel.

..and it doesn’t stop at fashion. 70’s hair is back too. Center parts, curly bangs, modern mullets and shag haircuts. Everyone will be rockin’ retro cuts for SS21.

Always remember- you don’t have adopt a head to toe 70’s style.  No one want’s to look like they are headed to a costume party.  Incorporate a few 70’s inspired fashion pieces, ones that work with your personal style.

Whether you join the sustainability movement and opt for vintage pieces and upcycled styles made from deadstock fabrics or you hit the racks for something new yet nostalgic keep a 70’s state of mind this season.

70's inspired fashion

Chloe Sunglasses

1970's inspired fashion

70's leather jacket

70's inspired fashion

70's inspired fashion

70's inspired fashion

70's inspired fashion

70's inspired fashion

What I’m Wearing: Vintage Leather Shacket | Vintage Skirt| Vintage Belt| Vintage Clutch| Chloe Sunglasses| Nanette Lepore Blouse| Free People Boots|