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05

Mar

Boy or girl dandy, you can’t lose while wearing a bowtie (Pee-wee aside).

citizenvintage:

By popular demand, we now carry vintage bowties in prints and velvet, perfect for Prom season or to add a special touch to your everyday look! Available now at Citizen Vintage
Boy or girl dandy, you can’t lose while wearing a bowtie (Pee-wee aside).

citizenvintage:

By popular demand, we now carry vintage bowties in prints and velvet, perfect for Prom season or to add a special touch to your everyday look! Available now at Citizen Vintage

27

Oct

More Halloween fashion from citizenvintage:

Love Story

Channel the sweet sophistication of Ali McGraw in the film adaptation of Erich Segal’s 1970 novel Love Story. (Vintage convertible and ivy league boyfriend optional).

But seriously, how dead on is this? And perfect for those freezing Halloweens (aka all of them in Montreal. My whole childhood, cool costumes covered up by parkas).

Wool trench, leather boots and red beret all available at Citizen Vintage!

25

Oct

Love love love what Montreal shop Citizen Vintage is doing for Halloween – putting together eerily accurate costumes inspired by Hollywood movies. Not only will you look both in character and fashionable, these pieces will work in your wardrobe well after October 31. (Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about your sexy Marvin the Martian costume. Also, what?)

citizenvintage:

Heathers

Group costumes are always fun for halloween! Heathers is one of my favourite teen movies particularly because of the awesome outfits Veronica and the Heathers wear! All you and your friends need to achieve the Heaters look are some cropped blazers, plaid skirts, bright coloured tights, and a croquet set!

I’ve gone as a Heather for Halloween. And yes, I was red.

16

Nov

Just two days left to check out the latest pop-up shop from the 7 Days of Vintage team! This time around it’s at an old wig and weave shop on St. Laurent which, I learned, will soon be a baby furniture shop (which will eventually go out of business only to be replaced by a baby wig and weave store).
Last I checked, the cute horsey shirt in the photo is still there. Very affordable, too, like everything in the store, including tons of leather ankle boots. The Pippi Longstocking joie de vivre is extra.
Get more info on the event’s Facebook page (and thanks for the pic, ladies).

Just two days left to check out the latest pop-up shop from the 7 Days of Vintage team! This time around it’s at an old wig and weave shop on St. Laurent which, I learned, will soon be a baby furniture shop (which will eventually go out of business only to be replaced by a baby wig and weave store).

Last I checked, the cute horsey shirt in the photo is still there. Very affordable, too, like everything in the store, including tons of leather ankle boots. The Pippi Longstocking joie de vivre is extra.

Get more info on the event’s Facebook page (and thanks for the pic, ladies).

13

Aug

Oh crap I just had a flashback to my youth and went on an eBay bidding spree. I’m having those oh-so-familiar heart palpitations, the ones that arise when I really want to win something… then realize that would mean I’d actually need to pay for it.
On the plus side, everything I bid on is from Mad Men's Sterling Cooper set, fits very well with my home’s mid-century style, and all proceeds from the auction go to charity.

Oh crap I just had a flashback to my youth and went on an eBay bidding spree. I’m having those oh-so-familiar heart palpitations, the ones that arise when I really want to win something… then realize that would mean I’d actually need to pay for it.

On the plus side, everything I bid on is from Mad Men's Sterling Cooper set, fits very well with my home’s mid-century style, and all proceeds from the auction go to charity.

08

Jan

I am constantly searching for cute accent pillows for our beige sectional couch. Like everything else I’m looking for – a miracle facial cleanser, the perfect sheets – I feel like if I just get the right ones everything will come together in my life. And, like everything else I buy – pots and pans, retro pottery – I am constantly fretting over our little abode’s accent color. Because we don’t have tons of space, I feel it’s important to only have one or two splashes of color to tie the place together. Right now the brightest bits in the main room are orange, in the form of these Bontempi Casa chairs (which we’ve also got in silver and charcoal) and some magazine storage boxes on the bookshelf (which Chapters promptly stopped carrying the moment I bought a few). But we’ve also got a bit of turquoise and pale green.
But back to pillows. They’ve got to be durable and comfortable, so dirt-hiding patterns are in and ornamental sequins are out. They don’t need to match. Something urban forest-y would be cute – birds, beavers, pigeons. Of course I’ve been searching Etsy and because they’re not a priority (at least not above food and shelter), I can take my time and wait for the ‘right’ one(s). The retro-esque ones featured above from Maries Cosy Cushions are pretty cute and a good deal ($20 for two covers). Eh, we’ll see.

I am constantly searching for cute accent pillows for our beige sectional couch. Like everything else I’m looking for – a miracle facial cleanser, the perfect sheets – I feel like if I just get the right ones everything will come together in my life. And, like everything else I buy – pots and pans, retro pottery – I am constantly fretting over our little abode’s accent color. Because we don’t have tons of space, I feel it’s important to only have one or two splashes of color to tie the place together. Right now the brightest bits in the main room are orange, in the form of these Bontempi Casa chairs (which we’ve also got in silver and charcoal) and some magazine storage boxes on the bookshelf (which Chapters promptly stopped carrying the moment I bought a few). But we’ve also got a bit of turquoise and pale green.

But back to pillows. They’ve got to be durable and comfortable, so dirt-hiding patterns are in and ornamental sequins are out. They don’t need to match. Something urban forest-y would be cute – birds, beavers, pigeons. Of course I’ve been searching Etsy and because they’re not a priority (at least not above food and shelter), I can take my time and wait for the ‘right’ one(s). The retro-esque ones featured above from Maries Cosy Cushions are pretty cute and a good deal ($20 for two covers). Eh, we’ll see.

09

Dec

Sunday Adventure Club is a great example of everything that’s right (and dangerous) about Etsy. The woman behind it* knows exactly how to bring out the best in everything she sells. As anyone who’s spent half their life on Etsy knows, photos can make all the difference. But it’s not just the lighting or the composition, it’s about putting products in the right context. SAC’s owner knows her audience, and she knows how they live (or at least what they aspire to). Discarded mannequins, framed prints, retro furniture… it’s the little touches that do the trick.
Plus, like so many Etsy vendors, her prices are ridiculously reasonable. Sometimes I wonder whether there’s any point in hitting the big clothing shops anymore (cut to: me posting about an amazing thing I’ve found in a big clothing shop).
*I’ll admit, she’s a friend, and yes, I’ve given her a few things to sell, and yes, that may or may not be my big fat head in that photo.

Sunday Adventure Club is a great example of everything that’s right (and dangerous) about Etsy. The woman behind it* knows exactly how to bring out the best in everything she sells. As anyone who’s spent half their life on Etsy knows, photos can make all the difference. But it’s not just the lighting or the composition, it’s about putting products in the right context. SAC’s owner knows her audience, and she knows how they live (or at least what they aspire to). Discarded mannequins, framed prints, retro furniture… it’s the little touches that do the trick.

Plus, like so many Etsy vendors, her prices are ridiculously reasonable. Sometimes I wonder whether there’s any point in hitting the big clothing shops anymore (cut to: me posting about an amazing thing I’ve found in a big clothing shop).

*I’ll admit, she’s a friend, and yes, I’ve given her a few things to sell, and yes, that may or may not be my big fat head in that photo.