classic fashion favorites

These are some of my favorites... who are yours??

Katharine Hepburn

Grace Kelly

Billie Holiday (for great "fashion flashbacks" in African American fashion, check out I Like Her Style blog)


There's a great article in this week's Newsweek called "Rise of the Real People". Writer Jennie Yabroff discusses the influence of FAB favorite, The Sartorialist, and how his work taking photos of street fashion. It's not only effecting style choices... it's effecting body image in a good way.

have a read and let me know what you think:
"Rise of Real People"


auld lang syne

Welcome back! Interim at Calvin is probably the best time of year. Everyone is laid-back, spending time together, with one class to concentrate on... so plenty of time for design inspiration. To start the new year off, I thought we could use an Etsy round-up of great fashion finds. Most of these are vintage, but a few are really great designers.

Ramona West Vintage Shop has a great collection of vintage finds with great 60's styles.

Mid West Vintage has amazing deals (like the dress above for $12!). But her photo-shoots are the best.

Alison Rose's "Ohio Mixtape"

Can you believe this color from Liinok She also has beautiful dresses.

These are more on the "dream list"... what inspiration from kjoo*