SO, the exciting news I was talking about in my last post goes a little something like this.. So last week I got an Email from this writer Michiko Yoshifuji asking if I would be interested in being in this japanese fashion magazine Jille, they wanted to do a feature on me at my favorite NYC vintage store styling some outfits. And I jumped at the chance! I did not know about Jille, but I have seen japanese fashion magazines in the past, and not unlike this one, they are packed cover to cover with style, and a lot of the time personal style. I know street style is pretty big there, with a huge focus on real people, as well as big trends in their magazines. So I felt it was a good fit, considering I don't like to call this a "fashion blog" since I don't claim to know anything about fashion per say, I just that I like to express myself through my style and document it here.
I do not do most of my vintage shopping in nyc. In fact I hardly do any there! But I have been to a good deal of them, I just like to look around, these are mostly one of a kind pieces and I just love the thrill of finding something amazing, even if I can't afford it. But when I had to choose, I picked The Family Jewels Vintage on west 23rd because of their amazing inventory, and cool shop girls! This place is only a few blocks south of FIT, so when I went there I would come here sometimes just to look. It is quite pricy, but you can find a deal here and there ($138 for this one dress, but I also found a hat for $8) and they have SO MUCH! Things are mostly hung according to era, and then by color, blouses buy cut and style. Even all the summer dresses were all waiting for me on their own rack. The two girls working were decked out in vintage as well, they looked like they had great style and a good deal of knowledge too.
So Michiko asked me to take a look around and style a few outfits. It was fun getting to shop around and pick out whatever, and to get to have all these shoes and hats and bags and jewelry to play with, it was seriously awesome. Plus it was right when they opened to it was pretty much just us. I have a few photos here of the outfits I styled, not the best quality but once I get the issue I'll be sure to post whatever it is they write!
Pretty cool huh? It was also a nice day out, and after when I was walking to the subway, I got stopped by this cool chick who said "Hey, you look like a nice person who loves the planet!" and I do! And then ended up donating money to Greenpeace. I felt good, It was getting a bit hot and she said I was the first person to stop and donate, and she was funny and I was feeling good at the time so, yea. Check out the video about their protest on Matel for packaging their toys with destroyed rain forests!