BY Brittany Allen in Artsy on May 01, 2014 |
Ahh, New York City: the original, glorious melting pot. Yet unless you make a conscious habit of touring the cobblestoned side streets of the Lower East Side or popping into the Tenement Museum every now and then, it can be easy to forget that the whole of this island was once a grimy, industrial, cluttered port. Well... okay, so it's still all those things. But it sure looked a lot cooler in the 1900s, no?*
Thanks to a collection of high-res images at Shorpy ... Read More
BY Gina Furfaro in Crafty on May 01, 2014 |
Odd Twin presents an impeccable collection of hand-picked vintage wear from the 1920’s through 80’s. The owner, Francesca Neville, utilizes her exceptional taste to not only select vintage clothing but to preserve pieces by restoring and redesigning them for her Born Again line of fashion.
Read more about Francesca and her impressive collection below.Tell us about yourself.
My name is Francesca Neville and I have been inspired by ... Read More
The pin-up girl occupies a unique space in feminist history; influenced in no small part by aesthetics of Burlesque, the cheesecake images have been labeled everything from “subversive” to “wholesome.” In some ways, the pin-up was the first mass-produced female icon celebrated for her sexuality, taking the place of the more demure, pious upper-middle class ideal of Victorian womanhood.
But the pin-up, like all commercial images ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Apr 02, 2014 |
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited for our upcoming (and brand spankin' new!) shopping event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.
BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we're looking for we're looking for amazing vendors selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, indie-made ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Mar 03, 2014 |
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited to announce a brand-spankin’-new style event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to over 90 vendors selling handmade and vintage fashion and accessories, indie-made beauty products, and more--Primped also offers tons of complimentary primping ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Style File on Feb 28, 2014 |
When the weather is just straight up abominable, and you’re sick of sitting inside watching the HBO-GO dial spin until kingdom come, well sometimes it helps to go thrifting. We know that it can be a total drag to sift through thousands of army jackets and Christmas sweaters, so here are a few fun thrift stores around NYC and Brooklyn that will surely make up for the chapped noses and frozen toes.
1.) SHAREEN VINTAGE NYCThe pink dress hanging ... Read More
I recently got my own apartment (yay me!), and I'm super excited about the possibilities. I plan to stay a while and want it to be colorful and fun. The furniture is in place, and the details are slowly coming together. I'm not crazy about the floors, so I've been agonizing over rugs the past few weeks. My absolute favorite option from Urban Outfitters just sold out and I'm pretty bummed. Since then, I've been scouring NYC for something colorful with a retro vibe. ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Artsy on Aug 27, 2013 |
Meet Hilda, the voluptuous vixen of America’s pin-up era. A creation illustrator Duane Bryers, Hilda has not been widely received in the canon of Americana pin-up, but she should be. One of the only (if not the only) full figured pin-ups, Hilda is been featured in calendars from the ‘50s to the early ‘80s, and she experienced a mild bout of fame in the ‘60s.
Hilda is a fantasy character out of Bryers’ head. According to him, ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on Aug 02, 2013 |
It’s been 76 years since Amelia Earhart hopped in her final, legendary plane and disappeared across the misty Pacific Ocean. Her departure is shrouded in mysterious conspiracy theories (Did she drown? Was she executed on an island where she crash landed? Did she, in fact, survive the flight, change her name and go on living, unbeknownst to us all?).
Part of her legacy is crystal clear, though: how much she effing ruled.
Let’s first talk about what ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Artsy on Jul 18, 2013 |
Why is it so intriguing to peek into the past? Think about how much time you spend flipping through old family albums, vintage pictures in shops or garage sales, or - dare I say - Facebook albums of yesteryear. To me it’s clear: old photos are magic. There's some universal connective tissue between our world and the world before us, and photos are a fast way into the past.
In these photographs from Life Magazine, you find hints of places ... Read More