Splurge Gallery Photo Shoot

We had the good fortune to work with the renowned Asheville jewelry designer Amber Hatchett in an editorial photo shoot at the architectural lighting and vintage interiors firm of Robert Nicholas at Splurge Gallery.  Amber's safari collection utilizes wood, bone, and metal findings to embrace the simple dynamics of life through adornment. Photographer Duncan Chaboudy captured each moment in easy style.  The rolling doors were open on one of the first warm days of spring, and the scene was set in a wonder of treasures with our talented model Aubrey Adams.

 

http://splurgedesign.com/

 

Get the look

Jewelry by Amber Hatchett Designs

Hair by @zhenyalazarchuk

Makeup by @powdermepretty

Assistant: Travis McClure

Model: @aubreybooadams

Vintage Velvets for Winter We Love

Vintage Roundup!

Velvet cloaks and coats to keep you warm this season...

Royale
185.00
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Name:Laurier Velvet Opera Coat $328.00 from Adored Vintage

Name:Laurier Velvet Opera Coat

$328.00

from Adored Vintage

Chevalier silk velvet cape | 1920s cape • vintage 1920s velvet cape $367.50 USD by DearGolden

Chevalier silk velvet cape | 1920s cape • vintage 1920s velvet cape

$367.50 USD

by DearGolden

Gramercy
160.00
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1930s Black Velvet Coat with Rabbit Fur Collar - M $230.00 USD by LoveCharles

1930s Black Velvet Coat with Rabbit Fur Collar - M

$230.00 USD

by LoveCharles


Moments from Burning Man 2015

The art and fashion this year's Carnival of Mirrors was simply mind blowing.  We were lucky enough to camp with Charlie the Unicorn, the best camp and art car on the playa!  One of the things I love about Burning Man is the opportunity to embrace irreverent fashion, and anything goes.  I chose to live in kaftans and a unicorn horn.

RETRO POOL by Vintage NYC Magazine // Zaire Kacz // WeSoHoney

Get thee to a rooftop pool, now! 

Check out the original publication by Vintage New York City Magazine.  Photographed by the amazing Zaire Kacz.  Styling and clothing provided by Sara Legatski of WeSoHoney. 

Click to see the Emerald Isle maxi dress in the shop!

Click to see the Emerald Isle maxi dress in the shop!

We have a great selection of vintage bathing suits in the shop, get yours and get swimming!

Designer Spotlight: Diane Freis

Street style featuring vintage Diane Freis 80's dress

I have this super 80's dress that I found at Beacon's Closet about five years ago.  It has this loud print that makes you feel like you might go insane if you gaze at it for too long.  It's made in a flowing georgette fabric with full sleeves and maxi skirt.  At that time I was a flight attendant with layovers in Kuwait and it became my off duty uniform there because it was lightweight but modest.  The dress may be a bit nuts but it's really gotten around.  I've worn it so much.

diane freis vintage dress

And then while shooting stuff for We So Honey I see it:  another Diane Freis garment, this time an appliqued sweater to end all sweaters.  It inspired me to learn more about this designer I'd never heard of before.  

Diane is a California blonde native and UCLA grad who hopped over to Hong Kong in the mid seventies (and in her mid twenties) to search for funky fabrics.  Soon after she moved there to open shop and start churning out her one size fits all polyester gowns in power clashing prints.  At the height of her brand, her frocks sold for $400-$1000 apiece in the likes of Bergdorf Goodman and her own boutiques.  

Today, unfortunately, the line looks suited only for beauty pageant contestants and mothers of the bride, (although some of the jersey dresses are still delightfully wacky).  But searching for the best of her 80's stuff has become one of my favorite pastimes.  The Persephone sweater is still my favorite thus far.  All of Diane's vintage pieces were made in very small runs -- no more than 10 of a kind -- so chances are you'll never see the same item twice.