Makes you wonder where the term “band geek” could possibly have come from. How could this jacket be so perfect?
Lovely Lokello has the greatest smile known to man – it even outshines her amazing leather jacket (thrifted) and that adorable orange cat who is obviously admiring her innovative black sock / white shoe combo. More girls should learn that a big gleaming smile is, hands down, the best accessory.
Do you have an over-flowing closet, but nothing to wear? End up wearing the same boring things over and over? Or maybe you get really confused and have no focus when you go shopping. Think you know what you like, but fear you can’t pull it off? Well then sweetie, you need to keep reading…
1. Figure out what you love.
2. Take a look at your favorite go-to staple pieces.
Pull out your perfectly worn out indigo skinnies. Your Audrey-est little black dress. Your comfy leather shoes, slouchy grey cardigan, colorful vintage sneakers, well-tailored black jacket and very versatile pair of flats. Choose the things you wear the most, while thinking mostly of their aesthetic value; how good you think they look on you, not how comfortable they are. You’re trying to figure out your personal style, not what to wear whilst hungover on your couch watching the 3rd season of Arrested Development.
3. Assess your tendencies.
4. Learn to sew.
5. Confidence, confidence, confidence…
When in doubt sneer, strut or just grin and no one will ever doubt your style choices ever again. Besides, who gives a poop if they do, they call it personal style for a reason.
It is a tough thing to swallow that parts of this outfit were bought by the kilo – she looks like millions of bucks. Pure cloche bliss. Miss Emma Peel of the Owl and the Grapes is just devastating on a spiritual level.
Oh happy day! Tomorrow marks the launch of the Painfully Hip Design Collective, a motley co-op of talented local designers, vintage curators, photographers, models, makeup and hair stylists, all working together to create beguiling, artful fashion editorials.
What does this mean besides candy for your peepers? Painfully Hip readers will get exclusive access to the featured one-of-a-kind designer or vintage pieces for purchase on the Collective’s new Etsy site! The goal is to expose the exploding northern California fashion scene, its pristine vintage, and all the things we are capable of.
I am seriously, seriously excited about this! So much so that I can’t resist revealing a lil’ sneak peek of our first shoot, featuring clothes from Thunderhorse Vintage, who specialize in the 80s and 90s:
More tomorrow! Check back often to be the first to get your hands on one of-a-kind bootie!
Oh happy day, Eve just found out seconds ago that the lil’ tinykins currently inhabiting her womb is a BOY! Soon to be named Ennio. Yesterday we were agreeing about how it seems that no amount of frills and lace can make a baby girl any cuter, but the absolute cutest way to dress a boy is to dress him like an old man.
In celebration of today, I just HAD to post these photos from GQ of Arlo Weiner (son of the creator of HBO’s Mad Men), currently being touted as America’s Most Stylish 8 year old. Needless to say? I believe.
“This is my Valentine’s Day outfit. The jacket and the pants are velvet. I love the tie because it’s really two ties stacked on top of each other. (My dad had to tie it for me.) The pink tie matched the pink shirt. I wore brown-and-white argyle socks for a random pattern.”
“My mom got the jacket for me—I love it because I love Frank Sinatra and this is like something he would wear. I wore the jacket with the pants because I like the different plaids together. I thought the blue in the necklace brought out the blue in the pants. It’s a blue orb with fire around it.”
“I have a lot of black outfits these days, so I needed the red ascot to add some color. I love red and black together—they each make the other stand out. I’ve worn this to school about 12 times.”
“The hat is like a Frank Sinatra hat. I wore the jacket with the tie because green and gray are my favorite blend. I’m holding my dad’s bag in the picture, but at school I use my dad’s old brown leather satchel.”
“This is my favorite outfit. The tie is a regular tie, but I tied it like that because I’ve seen it done that way in old English movies. Even though the tie and the jacket are different colors, they’re both striped, so I thought they looked right together. And I wore the vest and pants together because they’re both shades of red.”
It’s really funny too that Diana posted about stylish young’uns yesterday. We’re just on the same mission to elevate “cute” into the art-form it is.
Check out more of the adorable Arlo Weiner here: Continue reading Mad Boy: America’s Most Stylish 8 year old
I recently went to a Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Gala. My little (?) brother came along with his ever-so-lovely wife and they looked amazing.
Josh (isn’t he SO CUTE?!) is wearing thrifted houndstooth slacks and an H&M checked jacket. I adored his mixed print suit – so sixties! Janet is wearing an almost completely thrifted outfit, lovely as the day is long.
Big News! Here’s what I’ve been working on of late.
We will soon be launching the…
…which will result in the discovery of local fashion designers you’ve never heard of, lots of exclusive photoshoots with models styled by me, and links to the availability of the one-of-a-kind designer and handpicked vintage togs in said photos. Pretty sweet, no?
If you are a fashion designer in Sacramento, or have a vintage boutique that needs more online promotion, email me at painfullyhip at gmail dot com!
Happy weekendtimes, Hipsters!
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This Rykiel dress gets so much hipper with thrifted accessories. That poor zebra head looks envious.
Sacramento! Come check out the Movement of Design fashion show tonight! I’m walking for Van der Neer who has some amazing mixed print jumpers and high-waisted bubble shorts. I’m verrrry excited.
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This photo gives me the giggles. I love how there are three cheeky characters in this photo: one girl in a pin-up pose giving us the eye, smooching girl with a jaunty scarf, and the wind getting fresh.
I’m off to San Francisco for the day and I hope it feels just like this!