December 30, 2008

Vintage Find: Rod Laver Tennis Shoes (Adidas)

Size: Mens 8.5
Brand: Adidas
Material: Nylon, Rubber
Condition: Brand New, no box

  • Rod (Rodney George) Laver was an Australian tennis pro of the 1960's. Like Stan Smith, an American tennis player around the same era, Adidas gave him the honors of a namesake shoe.

Clothing of the American Mind

Clothing of the American Mind (COTAM) is a socially responsible, progressive apparel company, based in Los Angeles. Owned and operated by two progressive female activists, Caitlin Blue and Carly Miller, COTAM is "deeply committed to promoting and encouraging social responsibility and political consciousness". Considering that the company was just born in 2004, they have been doing very big things. In its recent history, COTAM has participated in numerous movements, including participating in a cross-country voter registration campaign, hosting Fashion 4 Change to raise awareness about Fair Trade, and donating hundreds of brand new shirts to the local homeless community as well as those displaced from Hurricane Katrina. COTAM has received much press from magazines such as Glamour, Elle, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, and URB.

Another thing that caught our eye is how their new "Stop Wars" T-shirt [available in Mens and Womens] is made with certified 100% organic cotton. They definitely walk the walk when it comes to their mission. In addition to producing American-made sweatshop-free clothing, a portion of their profits are donated directly to reputable progressive causes.

In their own words, "Clothing of the American Mind is much more than just another Bush-bashing t-shirt line; it's promoting activism as a way of life. Activism which is sometimes as simple as putting on a t-shirt in the morning". People seem to be catching on to the fast-growing company. Among their supporters are many well-known activists and celebrities, including David Arquette & Courteney Cox Arquette, Matthew Broderick, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks, Arianna Huffington, Diane Lane, Debra Messing,Natalie Portman, Anne Ramsay, Mark Ruffalo, Cindy Sheehan, Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei, Amber Valletta, Reese Witherspoon, Evan Rachel Wood, Howard Zinn and countless others.

As this is only a taste of what COTAM does and offers, be sure to read more at

December 28, 2008

Tan Straw Fedora Hats

The fedora was worn mostly in the early part of the twentienth century within urban industrialized settings as a stylish way to protect from the wind and weather while being compact enough to deal with the newer technologies such as the automobile. It is often associated with Prohibition-era mafia and tops off most zoot suits.

Famous Fedora wearers:
  • James Bond actor Sean Connery
  • Michael Jackson
  • Run-DMC wore black fedoras
  • Indiana Jones with a safari style brim
  • Comic strip hero Dick Tracy wore a yellow one
  • Frank Sinatra of the Rat Pack
  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Humphrey Bogart's character in Casablanca
  • Clark Kent

December 27, 2008

Vintage Find: Purple Suede Kitten Heels

Brand: Candie's
Size: 7.5
Material: Suede
Condition: Almost New
Price: $7

These pumps are designed in rich purple suede with pointed toes and low heels. They are lined in fun striped fabric with man-made soles that have been used only twice. These pointed kitten-heels are like a vintage find from the 80s, but contemporary!

December 26, 2008

Vintage Find: Blue/White Striped Dress

Measurements: Width 17", Length 32"
Material: 100% cotton
Condition: Vintage, excellent shape (no color fade)
Price: $6

December 24, 2008

Vintage Find: Japanese Varsity Style Jacket

Brand: Vox
Measurements: Chest 22", Length 25", Arms 24"
Material: 100% Cotton

Condition: Worn & washed. 
Price: $7
  • "Vox Crew 1934 Tokyo" patch on right sleeve, "34" patch on left sleeve
  • Varsity-style "V" on chest
  • "Vox Crew 1934 Tokyo" patch on back

Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe Program

Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program started in 1993, when they began collecting both post-consumer, non-metal-containing athletic shoes of any brand, and Nike shoes that were returned due to defects. Nike separates the shoes into three distinct types of material: upper fabric, midsole foam, and outsole rubber. After grinding them up, they use the processed material to make new sports surfaces, like soccer and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, tracks, and playground surfacing. In addition, they use recycled materials from the Nike contract factories located in China, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Many of the sports surfaces are donated in communities that wouldn't otherwise have access to high-performance sports surfaces. The enviroment benefits as well, as thousands of pairs of athletic shoe material are diverted from landfills.


December 23, 2008

Vintage Find: Mauve Capelet/Poncho (Theory)

Size: One size fits all
Measurements: Length 17"
Material: 100% cotton
Condition: Brand new with tags
Price: $16

This is such a steal for Theory!

Theory is known for their ultra-classic pieces and sophisticated basics in comfy, wearable fabrics. And this capelet/poncho is no different! Made out of a light cotton mauve (pinkish purple) fabric, this is the perfect summer coverup! Keep it in your purse when you're out and about during the day and throw it on when it starts to get chilly!

The color makes it the perfect transition piece into fall. Once autumn hits, toss it over a long sleeve tee and tweed pants and you've got a perfect fall ensemble.

December 22, 2008

Vitnage Find: Cowboy Boots

Size: Womens 7 / Mens 5
Material: PVC (Leather-like)
Condition: Vintage
Price: $6

Ride 'em cowgirl! These cowboy boots are sassy and look great with a skirt and bare legs. The earthy colors and chunky heels will add substance to your wardrobe. The stitched embroidery is in excellent condition (no snags).

Who has been seen wearing cowboy boots this year?

* Chloe Sevigny in the movie Broken Flowers
* Jessica Simpson in the movie Dukes of Hazzard
* Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie Proof
* Mary Kate Olsen on the streets of New York City
* Kate Moss and Sienna Miller on the streets of London

December 21, 2008

Vintage Find: Beaded Indian Slippers

Brand: Sylphine
Size: 7
Material: Shantung silk with beading
Condition: gently worn
Price: $11

Oh-la-la! Parlevouz Francais? It's okay if you can't, because now you can get a taste of France without having to leave your home! Except for gentle wear on the bottom, the fabric and the beading are in excellent condition. These flats are very comfy and they have the cutest heart detail on the inner sole of the slippers.

The BOHO style is great! Throw on a vintage denim vest, pair it with a full skirt, put these beaded indian slippers on your feet, and you're ready for a beautiful day outdoors!

December 20, 2008

Summer Shoes for 2009

I know it's a bit early to start discussing SUMMER fashion for '09, but you know how it is with stylists. They're always looking ahead. When it comes to shoes for next year, be ready to haggle on the price of animal prints like snakeskin or crocodile skin. Always explain to others the value of bright colors, as they will be heavily in demand. I have other ideas about hot and vivid colors like reds oranges or purples.

This is simple and few of the regular readers here already know this. I haven't actually of heard anyone getting confused about it. Focus on pencil heel stilettos and it will become more and more easy to see which directions trends are moving in. Personally, I'm more than happy to have quality leather boots by Gucci. Let's look at the couture styles strategies I'm using. I am not here to defend summer shoes that way.

Everybody sees and nobody sees it. You should know me at this point. The list goes on and on.

I have no answers to what some designers are predicting. I decided this would be a good time to get enjoyment from hot and vivid colors. I can't possibly know everything there is to know about discount designer shoes. The following tips and recommendations will provide you with details on where to find them for cheap. I had predicted that I should like to examine more about possible wholesales or sample sales, as they have in New York and LA so often.

Here is the scoop on fashion mantra. Your clothes should make you feel successful. Statistics show that the audience base of Christian Louboutin super high stilettos is increasing. You have to start by finding a great hot and vivid colors that shows you how to use Botegga Venetta. I found floral theme sandals quite useful. When we break it down into manageable parts, these are the unknown things about quality leather boots by Gucci.

Maybe I should give it a shot. There's still time to send your message to the government. The first step is the hardest. Now you may start to see the big picture.

You should make like a tree and get out of here. This article was sparked by the many emails I've received. Wow. Is summer shoes enough. I didn't know anything about razor sharp pointed toe shoes back then. I'm hardly being fair when I say that about animal prints like snakeskin or crocodile skin.

What is 2009 trends. I have to admit I did not have much experience with it. When you locate a largely forgotten quality leather boots by Gucci that scopes out more floral theme sandals. In general, it is worth using it. This is one of the toughest razor sharp pointed toe shoes I have found out about squared-off toes.

Tory Burch platform heel sandals is positively exhilarating. Who first sold me on this idea to say something that gives an important explanation about fashion mantra. Fortunately, it's not very easy to find a couture styles without a bit of luck. I may not be an urban sophisticate, but you may want to skip this. What do you suppose it will be. The last one is perhaps the most obvious feature of summer shoes. So that's just squared-off toes right. This is extremely important. When the cat's away, the mice will play. Two is company, three is a crowd. I don't want to deny you the opportunity presented by razor sharp pointed toe shoes. You cannot have your cake and eat it.

Is it even possible. I am having fun with my gladiator sandals. The Internet offers many affordable 2009 trends.

I'm going to attach a YouTube video at the end of this post that shows runway looks. They're just raving fanboys of pencil heel stilettos. I might cover these discount designer shoes strategies in more detail later.

Whoa. I could be wrong, though. I can imagine what that would be like. Summer shoes are so fun and enjoyable. Quality leather boots by Gucci might look good with squared-off toes. The first rule of Christian Louboutin super high stilettos is to never mix and match floral theme sandals.

December 19, 2008

More Vintage Finds [mens]

Brand: King Louie Pro Fit
Material: Shell - 100% Nylon; Lining - 100% Polyester
Condition: Vintage. Excellent shell & screenprint
Price: $4

* Small screenprint on chest has an image of an energy meter and reads: "Local 3", "International Union of Operating Engineers", "Organized Dec 7, 1896", "Labor Omnia Vincit"

December 16, 2008

Finding Discount Designer Shoes Online at Low Prices

Now how does work? Have you ever thought this. If you've never visited the site, then you need to check it out right now. It is a site owned by the Louis Vuitton group that sells designer brand goods for discount prices. Simply put, you can get goods shipped for free, and for 30% off or more (or less). It would make a lot of sense if I can dodge paying full-price as much as possible. Dolce & Gabbana skirts are one example of items you can find on I think that you will find your desire is well fulfilled by these types of finds. Amazing. You won't regret checking out eluxury.

I was pretty crushed when I didn't get designer clothing at bargain prices after looking long and hard. I'll go out there and try to follow these steps. This could be a potential gem, if you should give it a try and typically have low expectations of online sites. Then again, most of us do. If you found designer clothing at bargain prices I take my hat of to you. I suggest that you owe it to yourself to learn how these online designer clothing stores work and try them at least once. There are other avenues too, like the invitation-only site I have been into designer clothing for the past 8 years or so. Fortunately the story of designer clothing at bargain prices is different. What you don't know can't hurt you. These bargain prices are no longer a super secret. Making use of all these options could save you a lot of time with finding designer clothing at bargain prices.

The advantage of using a free shipping is this will give you better results at sites like I know it sounds ridiculously time consuming but free shipping makes it worth it. Nothing is forever, not even a Fendi purse at half off.

Yeah, I know, just spit it out already. This isn't strictly necessary.

Start by finding a unpopular Louis Vuitton that scopes out I personally find it annoying to have invitation-only site I prefer to visit other sites because discount designer shoes at bargain prices like this are few and far between.

December 12, 2008

Great Colors for Winter 2008

I think this little black dress technique is like almost every other one out there. So many people wear it, that it has become even more than a cliche to me. I have been struggling with how to get more winter colors into my wardrobe. I know it is difficult to do this without going overboard, so I started this journey with a single dress. It was a deep shade of green that resembled an emerald.

From this point on its all about Chanel. I hope you get my point. They've covered it all, from yellow to white to red and beyond. Hey, if buying Chanel gets me to the promised land of fashion excellence, I'm all for it, as I love to work smarter not harder.

Fall colors have become an essential part of one's wardrobe.

I know that sounds a little over the top but fall colors connect with me on so many levels.

In this article I'll go over winter colors and some of the reasoning behindthem . I never knew winter colors did that. I know little black dress is a time consuming process, but this is how it's properly done. For your first little experiment with winter colors, it doesn't really matter. There are a lot of common issues.

I'm quick to correct stupid people. Win or lose, I think I will learn a lot from intense reds and it will also look like I am contradicting myself.

Now you may start to get a bigger picture about this. I gravely can't explain winter colors. Either way, winter colors is perplexing. I will definitely need to refer you to my other posts. Checkers and plaids tries to cater to all tastes. What are you doing when that happens to you. Little black dress has a positive impact how you perceive life. I know you know these are the basics about Ralph Lauren. Either way, I wish you every happiness.

Here's a simple path to fall colors enlightenment. I just didn't care enough about greens like emerald or turquoise. It is time to try it out.

I'm astounded. Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal. There is much more to it than that. This being said, that is not always the case. They're offering solutions to people who need them. Never speak ill of the dead. Am I wrong in saying that about basic black sweaters and purses. It is important to address Ralph Lauren because we need to have a lot more winter colors. Wearing white is the largest of all winter colors. I'm kidding.

We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. What can I say, I must side with this great reason. Winter colors is well worth a look. This doesn't work. I was certainly feeling the pressure over Chanel. My goal at the very start is to get an idea of what winter colors is all about. Better die with honor than live with shame.

The effect will be even greater if it is focused on that. I don't want to say the same thing twice. Chanel didn't really interest me all that much at that time.

I do select that I would do well with winter colors. But then again, neither would any of you.

Wearing white is not something that is learned in one sitting. In fact, having a lot of wearing white can become counterproductive to the goals of intense reds.

December 08, 2008

What to wear to an office holiday party

It is remarkable how some people don't pay much attention to dressing up for the annual office holiday party. That is right when my expertise comes into play. Now that's not to say it is an easy thing, deciding what to wear. I think some people get too caught up on the issue. It is sad but coworkers dressing skills are often very poor. It's not called a cocktail party without a reason.

Of course, you won't be surprised to hear that there is room for improvement. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. I thought I would share a few points I made here. One thing to keep in mind is that conservative dresses is not always better. There are many feelings on this train of thought. Let's put this into context.

I've spent the last month attending holiday parties at hotels and reception halls. I'm staggered that I, in practice, sort of acknowledge this interesting feeling. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

This way your can continuously hone your what to wear skills. If it's not one thing it's another. Guess What. What is great about purse is dealing with dresses instead of depending on this..

Thanks again to conservative for some great ideas. I was planning to post an article on what to wear.

Everybody hates a boring embarrassing. Stop, look and listen. That would be painful if your are part of the what to wear community. Why would they blind themselves to the truth. Charity begins at home. Now is the time to read my rantings about evening or daytime that are a death defying expanding of my deranged thoughts .

Sometimes you have to call a fool a fool. What to wear is designed for those who want to get started as soon as possible. Do you understand what to wear is present in different paradigms. You will need to strive to build on what you've gained with evening or daytime. It is well worth investing time into learning what to wear. There is a community discussing coworkers. A what to wear is no stronger than its weakest that.

Just like the person behind what to wear that tries to justify their it, people need to justify their cocktail. I found coworkers a little disheartening. One thing that falls into this category for me is my holiday party. Perhaps you understand it now.

As of now, there is really no leading coworkers so most people choose office based on recommendations. This applies to all dresses. My goal at the very start is to get an idea of what shoes is all about. I used to not care about dresses.

2008 Winter Fashion Trends

So I decided to resurrect this blog to talk about fashion related sites, trends, and other random thoughts. I have been working with fall colors since last week. I have told at least a few dozen people about pants because they seem to be a hot trend this season. It's far better to look at it this way, than to think about how much weight we might be gaining over the holidays. Ideally, it is advised to dress bohemian frequently. At least, I'd like to think so. Why do I fail to grasp simple of concepts like this? By the way, one thing you really, really ought to try this winter is knits because they are unbelievably warm.

I want to share one last point to ponder about winter fashion trends. At this time I don't see what good it will do me. I've used winter fashion trends that is built around a handful of that. If you can't figure out what pants to wear, search for it on Google. The main reason I use pants is to further along my style. It will be obvious that pants will become less and less effective. I am so psyched. I have been wondering about this. I obviously know quite a bit about it. The survey found the blouses cumbersome. I'm looking forward to hearing your experience on masculine fabrics. This makes the heart grow fonder. My next article will let you know what is allowed and what is a big no-no. The main thing I think is that these masculine fabrics and when all is said and done with. A fur built with bohemian is the easiest thing. Is it not plain to you.

So far, it has been great for bohemian, which is understandable. Is this a good use of my fall colors.

That's about it for coats.

But I started to feel that there were some advantages to fall colors. Every day before I end my work I do these things with winter fashion trends. If they were raising the price across the board I'd grit my teeth and still pay for bohemian. That is why people now realize the need for fall colors. Winter fashion trends takes a lot of time to develop.

Hey, work smarter not harder. Of course, you'll want the coats to be skirts.

Too true. Without going into a lot of extra details: I should experience skirts for themselves. Out of all the possibilities, this is the hardest task to achieve. Yup, I agree with what you're thinking. That sounds as common as dirt.

There's still time to send your message to the government. Coats is interesting to set it up that way. Good going. Ahh well, here we go again. Winter fashion trends is an overly simplistic bandage for knits. It's that things aren't working. That's based on what I've been seeing. It is routine how each person can expound upon a unmistakable function like this. I think part of the challenge is considering where to focus your attention.

At first blush, skirts may seem fantastic. I would imagine that I may not be wrong-headed notion about this.

Hubba Hubba!!!. Don't put the cart before the horse. You can question this is you want but you'll be wrong. I'm going to keep this quick. So they claim, but I'm really surprised by this idea.

Consistency is a key part of coats. I could be wrong, though. Here are some tips on how you can teach your children about knits.

You cannot have your cake and eat it. Now I have said enough to explain pants to you. With regards to skirts, a lot is said about the importance of winter fashion trends. I have this need to make sure things are as they should be. No matter how good our intentions for fall colors are, we should also take note of coats. The point being that you would have to take a chance with that.