Monday, 29 September 2008

Fashion fades, only style remains the same

In the words of Coco Chanel "fashion fades, only style remains the same". Certain items of clothing transcend all fashions and trends and are ultimately stylish whenever. This is perhaps why vintage is so popular. I love the idea of vintage, but the big problem for me has been finding lovely vintage clothes in great condition as opposed to a pile of old dusty, smelly old tat that no one really wanted to wear in the first place. Not living near a fashion metropolis I have limited access to cool vintage boutiques and I have never really got the hang of ebay. I just get bored and haven't really got enough time to dig out the goodies.
I love Yoox for vintage goodies. There isn't tons of choice, but it is all sourced from auction houses, collectors and dealers. It isn't amazingly cheap either, but it is in good condition which is a must for me, as I couldn't bear to look moth eaten, even in a timeless classic. Here are some of vintage favourites on Yoox at the moment:

YSL Rive Gauche Skirt

Lancetti Silk Dress

Sartoria Carrucci G. - Black Lame Haute Couture Silk Evening Dress

Leather Box Handbag


Some Like it Vintage said...

Yay for vintage! I agree, it must be in excellent condition to wear....but when that perfect piece comes along, it's probably a classic and needs to be worn again!
From a vintage lover.

LOVE JOICE said...

I love the dress on the second picture but don't if will fit me thou' LOL..
xx Joice