VINTAGE CARS, VINTAGE CLOTHES
Finals are over which means it’s time for summer! I’ll be spending these next few months in Virginia (yawn) but I’ve decided to make it a personal mission of mine to seek out what’s chic every week. My first weekend brought me to Fredericksburg; it’s a small Civil War town riddled with antique shops and old bullets–seriously you can purchase the eerie bits of lead for a dollar at just about every store you walk into. When my family and I visited we lucked out, evidently the first weekend of June is the annual Antique Car Show (we had no idea). The town was buzzing with car enthusiasts, tourists, and us. I went a bit crazy with my camera but to be fair there were so many interesting sights and sounds I wanted to capture. I mean, how often do you see a pink car?
WE SERIOUSLY WALKED AROUND FOR ABOUT 7 HOURS SO YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE THE WEIRD, RANDOM THINGS I ENDED UP WITH AT THE END OF THE DAY:
+ VINTAGE COWGIRL BLOUSE
+ SEASHELL CLIP-ON EARRINGS
+ 1924 FASHION PATTERN MAGAZINE
+ PORCELAIN JEWELRY BOX
+ BOOK OF VOGUE EXCERPTS FROM 1959-64
The only disappointing thing about this mini adventure was suffering a major fashion heart attack brought on by one store’s (which shall not be named) empty promise of Lanvin. I seriously thought I was on to something until I saw the damning words: ’100% POLYESTER’. The upside? Finding Beaucoup Vintage, a store whose bright purple facade and bedazzled register served as the fated meeting place for my cowgirl blouse and I. I’m not sure where I’ll be able to wear it, there aren’t any barns in Manhattan, but it does bring back great memories of my barrel racing days as a kid. Plus, I have a feeling Isabel Marant would approve after her Fall/Winter 2012 show in Paris. Cowgirls did serve as her main source of inspiration!