Seeking ultimate style via modern and vintage design. This is where I get to play with all the lovely things that inspire me, brainstorm styling ideas for upcoming photo shoots, and highlight features from my vintage store!

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Detail of silver embroidery on black stockings. Likely keeping these for myself! #black #vintage #stockings #hose #hosiery #thighhighs #fashion #vintage #pinup #burlesque  (at www.basyaberkman.etsy.com)
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Detail of silver embroidery on black stockings. Likely keeping these for myself! #black #vintage #stockings #hose #hosiery #thighhighs #fashion #vintage #pinup #burlesque (at www.basyaberkman.etsy.com)

Did you wear anything special for the Mad Men premier tonight? 
New in shop: 60s perfect little black dress in silk brocade. Medium. Link in profile. #forsale #vintage #fashion #vintageclothing #littleblackbdress #60sdress #60s #1960s #madmen #instafashion #brocade #cheongsam #black #partydress #inthestore  (at www.basyaberkman.etsy.com)
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Did you wear anything special for the Mad Men premier tonight?
New in shop: 60s perfect little black dress in silk brocade. Medium. Link in profile. #forsale #vintage #fashion #vintageclothing #littleblackbdress #60sdress #60s #1960s #madmen #instafashion #brocade #cheongsam #black #partydress #inthestore (at www.basyaberkman.etsy.com)

New in store and just in time for the Mad Men premier this Sunday! Link in profile. #60s #1960s #cocktaildress #vintage #fashion #instafashion #vintageclothing #madmen #littleblackbdress #forsale #dress #black #inthestore #basyaberkman
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New in store and just in time for the Mad Men premier this Sunday! Link in profile. #60s #1960s #cocktaildress #vintage #fashion #instafashion #vintageclothing #madmen #littleblackbdress #forsale #dress #black #inthestore #basyaberkman

Sold last week: 50s velvet cocktail hat with blusher. Off to Australia! #50s #1950s #cocktailhat #velvet #millinery #etsystore #vintage #vintageclothing #fashion #hat #black #blackhat #blusher #birdcage
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Sold last week: 50s velvet cocktail hat with blusher. Off to Australia! #50s #1950s #cocktailhat #velvet #millinery #etsystore #vintage #vintageclothing #fashion #hat #black #blackhat #blusher #birdcage

Sold this week: 60s black day dress with feather collar. #vintageclothing #vintage #fashion #fashionphotography #black #60s #1960s #feathers #basyaberkman #etsybusiness #etsy
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Sold this week: 60s black day dress with feather collar. #vintageclothing #vintage #fashion #fashionphotography #black #60s #1960s #feathers #basyaberkman #etsybusiness #etsy

60s mod perfection. #60s #1960s #mod #geometric #red #black #vintage #vintageclothing #fashion #instafashion #fashionphotography #model
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60s mod perfection. #60s #1960s #mod #geometric #red #black #vintage #vintageclothing #fashion #instafashion #fashionphotography #model

New in store: black 70s dress with lacey neckline. #70s #1970s #black #vintage #fashion #vintageclothing #forsale #basyaberkman #gothiclolita #darkromance
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New in store: black 70s dress with lacey neckline. #70s #1970s #black #vintage #fashion #vintageclothing #forsale #basyaberkman #gothiclolita #darkromance

In the shop: Louis Scherrer 80s blazer. Link in profile. #designer #designervintage #blazer #jacket #black #louisscherrer #scherrer #80s #1980s #fashion #vintage #vintageclothing
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In the shop: Louis Scherrer 80s blazer. Link in profile. #designer #designervintage #blazer #jacket #black #louisscherrer #scherrer #80s #1980s #fashion #vintage #vintageclothing

If you want to see the influence of Geoffrey Beene in 60s day wear, you could do worse than these three frocks from my store, all in black wool.

Find them here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BasyaBerkman?section_id=7848425

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omgthatdress:

Coatdress
Geoffrey Beene, 1960s
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

One of my favorites from this designer! I would wear this every day, everywhere between October in March.
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omgthatdress:

Coatdress

Geoffrey Beene, 1960s

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

One of my favorites from this designer! I would wear this every day, everywhere between October in March.

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Mad Men Inspiration post #6 - Black cocktail wiggle dress with fringe - in honor of Joan Harris.

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Mad Men inspiration post #5 - two more suits for the Rachel Menken character, because I love her so.

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Mad Men inspiration post #2 - 60s, all sequined, black wiggle dress.
Not quite a Joan Harris, as she is not overtly sexy in that way nor does she often depart from smooth solids.  I can see it on Bobbie Barrett if she was perhaps 5 years younger or so. Perhaps, back when she worked as a show girl.


Or, there’s the cute nurse Phoebe,who is neighbor to Don Draper’s bachelor pad. With her pixie cut and humor, she could really own this one~

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My very favorite gothic dolly dress. Sold to Australia, but the photos remain!

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If you are familiar with my Etsy store, you know that one of the things that excites me is reinventing the way something is worn. I get a creative kick of repurposing something that was written off.  One of the easiest way to do this is to hike up elastic waist skirts and make them into strapless dresses. However, I also take doughty tunics from two piece sets (think 80s mother-of-the-bride), and style them as sexy party dresses! I hate waste and thank Basya Berkman for this inheritance. She was my great-grandmother, the family matriarch and namesake of this blog (and my store).
I love how this outfit turned out on my model.  The label is actually the respected designer house of Judith Ann and commanded a significant amount of money in its day in the formal wear market. Yesterday’s frump is today’s Gothic Lolita!
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If you are familiar with my Etsy store, you know that one of the things that excites me is reinventing the way something is worn. I get a creative kick of repurposing something that was written off.  One of the easiest way to do this is to hike up elastic waist skirts and make them into strapless dresses. However, I also take doughty tunics from two piece sets (think 80s mother-of-the-bride), and style them as sexy party dresses! I hate waste and thank Basya Berkman for this inheritance. She was my great-grandmother, the family matriarch and namesake of this blog (and my store).

I love how this outfit turned out on my model.  The label is actually the respected designer house of Judith Ann and commanded a significant amount of money in its day in the formal wear market. Yesterday’s frump is today’s Gothic Lolita!

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