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  Macramé has been associated with all sorts of unsavory ’70s grossness in the past, but lately it has come back into vogue with a vengeance. Not just the product of too much time (and weed) on your hands, macramé is a rad, relaxing activity, and this plant hanger is a perfect way to show off the craft. The modern way to macramé is by using neon cords instead of earth-toned yarn, and by accenting it with hex nuts and washers, ... Read More
  If you’re looking to make a fashion splash this season, look no further! One of the latest trends in swimwear draws inspiration from vintage vibes and styles from the past. No matter your level of modesty, size, price range, or shape, there’s a retro suit for you:   1) Room and Diving Board Two Piece - ModClothModCloth is well known for having a huge range of amazing vintage inspired clothes, and this bathing suit does not ... Read More
“It’s your favorite number under the O—69!” says Linda Gerard (also known as Linda Fabulous, cause she is) into her head mic, during a recent Saturday evening at her legendary bingo night at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. I love a dirty joke, especially out of the mouths of senior babes, and the 74-year-old Gerard doles ’em out like my grandma does Werther’s. She also intermittently breaks into song and works the ... Read More
I'm broke. You're broke. But luckily, a low-balance bank account is no obstacle to ogling some badass shoes. And you can feel good about putting these puppies on your wish list, because all of these crazy-cool shoes are more than just mere footwear. Why have shoes when you can have SUPER SHOES?   Jeffrey Campbell Heelies, $199.95  Dropping $200 on MOTHEREFFING HEELIE SLINGBACKS is a responsible investment. Hear me out! One: Jeffy Campbs are ... Read More
We're loving the fashions in these 1970s-era pictures of students at Brooklyn's Saint Joseph's College, which Flavorpill posted recently.     Many of the styles look pretty similar to the ones ladies are sporting today, like the large black-rimmed glasses, pea coats, button downs, and belted waists.  In fact, there are probably awesomely stylish girls dressed like this walking around Brooklyn right now.     There are also ... Read More
In addition to the hellish summer heat we’ve been subjected to as of late, here’s another reason that’ll have you frantically counting down the days until Fall: Dita Von Teese, the unofficial queen of all things retro, burlesque and vintage, will be unveiling her very own clothing line. Vintage fashionistas, rejoice! The performer/fierce fashion icon currently has a fragrance, cosmetics, and a lingerie line, but all three are woefully not yet available for ... Read More
 Have you ever read Retromania by Simon Reynolds? It’s this book that traces our society’s fixation on the past, and the concept of "retro." Sometimes, when I’m feeling really deep, I’ll ponder some of these questions for myself. Mostly, I wonder if holding onto nostalgia can ever truly be inhibiting like everybody makes it out to be.  Although I wasn't alive in the 60s, I have an intense emotional attachment to British Invasion ... Read More
 Attention all you shoe-lovin' gals - innovative designer John Fluevog is having an amazing sale right now with reductions up to 60% off. Pretty sweet!  For those of you who aren't familiar with the name, Fluevog is a progressive brand of women's and men's footwear known for its unique, art-deco inspired style and emphasis on green, eco-conscious production. From the get-go, John Fluevog was passionate about creating footwear crafted with deliberate ... Read More