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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50s dresses by Charles James at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. #fashion #vintage #50s #1950s#designervintage #vintageclothing #couture #red #charlesjames #metmuseum #mma #designer #eveningdress
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50s dresses by Charles James at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. #fashion #vintage #50s #1950s#designervintage #vintageclothing #couture #red #charlesjames #metmuseum #mma #designer #eveningdress

Balenciaga bustle dress, 1950s.  #1950s #vintage #50s#designervintage #designer #fashion #Balenciaga #couture #bustle #bnw #vintageclothing
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Balenciaga bustle dress, 1950s. #1950s #vintage #50s#designervintage #designer #fashion #Balenciaga #couture #bustle #bnw #vintageclothing

1998, McQueen for Givenchy. #fashion #designer #McQueen #alexandermcqueen #givenchy  #hautecouture #couture #avantgarde #90s #1990s
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1998, McQueen for Givenchy. #fashion #designer #McQueen #alexandermcqueen #givenchy #hautecouture #couture #avantgarde #90s #1990s

From Alexander McQueen’s 1998 collection for Givenchy. #90s #1990s #fashion #alexandermcqueen #givenchy #avantgarde #blue  #ooak #couture #fashiondesign
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From Alexander McQueen’s 1998 collection for Givenchy. #90s #1990s #fashion #alexandermcqueen #givenchy #avantgarde #blue #ooak #couture #fashiondesign

192s robe de style by Lanvin. #Lanvin #designervintage #designer #fashion #robedestyle #fashion #1920s #20s #vintageclothing #vintage #partydress #couture
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192s robe de style by Lanvin. #Lanvin #designervintage #designer #fashion #robedestyle #fashion #1920s #20s #vintageclothing #vintage #partydress #couture

Inspiration from Yohji Yamamoto’s 1996 season. That lipstick with black and white! #yamamoto #fashion #designervintage #designer #90s #1990s #japanese #couture  #japanesedesigner #japanese
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Inspiration from Yohji Yamamoto’s 1996 season. That lipstick with black and white! #yamamoto #fashion #designervintage #designer #90s #1990s #japanese #couture #japanesedesigner #japanese

Patchwork dress by Yves Saint Laurent, 1969. #patchwork #quilted #quilt #fashion #ysl #yvessaintlaurent #60s #1960s #designervintage #designer #vintageclothing #vintage #couture #french #frenchcouture #boho #hippie #maxidress
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Patchwork dress by Yves Saint Laurent, 1969. #patchwork #quilted #quilt #fashion #ysl #yvessaintlaurent #60s #1960s #designervintage #designer #vintageclothing #vintage #couture #french #frenchcouture #boho #hippie #maxidress

Alexander McQueen shoes. That’s all. Just gape and gasp. #shoes #alexandermcqueen #designershoes #fashion #highfashion #couture #baroque #designer #heels #beautiful #shoesasart
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Alexander McQueen shoes. That’s all. Just gape and gasp. #shoes #alexandermcqueen #designershoes #fashion #highfashion #couture #baroque #designer #heels #beautiful #shoesasart

Iconic meets ironic. Loved Tim Walker’s editorials for years. Here is Lily Cole in 2004. Wearing Chanel I think. #fashion #model #lilycole #timwalker #chanel #pearls #editorial #fashionphotography #couture #surreal #beautiful
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Iconic meets ironic. Loved Tim Walker’s editorials for years. Here is Lily Cole in 2004. Wearing Chanel I think. #fashion #model #lilycole #timwalker #chanel #pearls #editorial #fashionphotography #couture #surreal #beautiful

The acquirement of those 60s YSL shoes has plunged me deep into his universe. Here is an exquisite detail from a 1963 dress. #60s #ysl #yvessaintlaurent #60sdress #60s #1960s #fashion #french #designervintage #designer #couture #lace #beautiful
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The acquirement of those 60s YSL shoes has plunged me deep into his universe. Here is an exquisite detail from a 1963 dress. #60s #ysl #yvessaintlaurent #60sdress #60s #1960s #fashion #french #designervintage #designer #couture #lace #beautiful

Dior. 1953. #dior #vintage #pink #partydress #fashion #beautiful #fashionphotography #50s #1950s #vintageclothing #couture #designer
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Dior. 1953. #dior #vintage #pink #partydress #fashion #beautiful #fashionphotography #50s #1950s #vintageclothing #couture #designer

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Geoffrey Beene dress ca. 1968 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Classic 60s Beene in an A line shaped, wool frock. I have a similar dress here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95230799/vintage-1960s-black-day-dress-with-a
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omgthatdress:

Geoffrey Beene dress ca. 1968 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Classic 60s Beene in an A line shaped, wool frock. I have a similar dress here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95230799/vintage-1960s-black-day-dress-with-a

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"Clothes should be as interesting on the inside as on the outside. Even if you enjoy it totally alone, it’s important."

- Geoffrey Beene (via sandraeileen)

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omgthatdress: Suit, Geoffrey Beene, 1963-1969, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Another iconic 60s suit from the master of cut and proportion.
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omgthatdress: Suit, Geoffrey Beene, 1963-1969, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Another iconic 60s suit from the master of cut and proportion.

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Geoffrey Beene. I grew up hearing that name a lot. It was the early 80s and my aunt, whom I practically lived with, was going to fashion school. His name was all over the magazines that came to her in the mail and she kept referencing him. I sort of knew him as a respected American designer, but it wasn’t until much later that I really figured out what his legacy in this country was.

Here is a classic 60s tweed suit from the master himself. I may never get to offer another vintage Beene in my little store, so am currently basking in the glow.

This post is my kick-off to a slew of Beene or Beene-inspired musings and images coming to this blog!

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