When you think of little black dress, you usually think of something super skimpy that you’d wear to party-hardy all night long in. But what about something chic and versatile enough for that holiday office party and to double-up for where ever you may want to go afterwards? We’ve got just the piece! This 1960′s [...]
Smash is the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend shopping hybrid. Sure I like records OK and sometimes my boy wants to look at vintage clothes, but most of the time we’re both obsessed with the opposite. Where better to pop in on a Saturday for some leisurely shopping but Smash, which incorporates both. PLUS awesome jewelry. Stay punk [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aATSUKu0jI] I don’t want to pollute this post with distracting words, since the style really speaks for itself. Of note: rings and huge pendants, just like our very own Emily. Can’t get enough? Check it.
We’ve all seen these around, but I thought the books deserved their own post. Before the internet and fashion magazines ruled our brains, people actually drew things on paper for inspiration and creative learning. Tom Tierney made a whole career of it. My personal favorite: Take note of Jessica Stam as Michelle Pfieffer as Catwoman. [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Un5SJ1aAGM] Weirdo video, weirdo wigs, weirdo dancing, but killer song. Telepathe’s awkwardness goes unmatched. Great example of lo-fi hipster dressing: layers of vintage tees, plaid, grandpa v-necks and stripes.
So, I know we are all Grey Gardens fans, eagerly anticipating Grey Gardens, and always looking to dress more Grey Garden-ish. Can one be blamed for being enthralled with the stylish notes of older recluses? It’s a oft-visited motif for many designers and has only been gaining momentum as more and more hip young things [...]
In the lovely new semi-regular column “Washington Wizard,” Listopad will cover awesome businesses in the city and tri-state area for your pleasure. We had the best time touring the showroom of Modernicus in Alexandria this past weekend. It’s expertly organized and the wares are showcased in a way that suggests actually living situations, refreshingly. There’s [...]
I kind of hate myself for just posting content from other blogs, but this is worth it. GREAT insight from the costumer of our fave show Mad Men, including tips and pics for relevant era necessities, from Bluchers to Brogues. Check out her interview here.
After reading about the rumors of Carine Roitfeld taking over at American Vogue, I decide to do a little Google Image-searching for Anna Wintour, the pale, mute specterdonna of this frighteningly lavish magazine. Turns out I missed last month’s Fashionologie post marking her 59th birthday. My stars! I thought I’d seen it all until I [...]
We are beyond excited about the Listopad x Renee Glazer launch party that we are hosting next week with DJ Jerome Baker III. Head on over to Renee’s beautiful blog for more pics…Listopad x Renee Glazer Vintage Artist Collabo Launch PartyFeaturing Jerome Baker IIIWednesday, December 10 2008, 6-9pmat Napoleon Bistro (1847 Columbia Road NW)with complimentary [...]
Sure, Kate Bush is a little kooks, but that’s why we love her. In “Cloudbusting” she manages to hit all my style points for this season: vintage denim, collared shirts buttoned up all the way, English knits and boots (this is what I am talking about). The sweet pointy shoulderpads are just the icing on [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE] Bill Withers totally walks the line between Bill Cosby and Mr. Rogers. Turtlenecks, sweaters and cardigans are his signatures…and boy do we love them all.
(pandaheadmag.com) The multi-talented face behind Pandahead Morgan Hungerford explained to us: “Every Fall – it’s excitement and ideas and (good) anxiety about buckling down and getting things accomplished.” And Girlfriend is sure living that mantra. With the help of site designer Erik Loften, Pandahead has taken it to the next level with its on-line mag. [...]
Friends, we had such a delightful time at our Saturday salon. Gregarious guests grabbed gorgeous garments and gabbed with gamines and gentlemen. How better to spend a humid September afternoon than surrounded by beautiful clothes and friends? Seeing everyone filled our little hearts with joy. Let’s swoon over vintage again sometime soon! Peep more transcendent [...]
Here’s the last of it–you’ll have to personally come out to see the rest!
We’ve posted some pics already, but think you vintage lovers deserve more. Here are just some of the pieces we will be sharing with you at our party on Saturday. Remember, we hunt high and low through many avenues to find these treasures for you so they’re one-of-a-kind! First up: accessories- p.s. we also have [...]
“L’Amant” is a highly stylized film, though the visuals are very simple. Colonialism seeps through the picture, and class and race relations are sweated out in the heat of Vietnam in the ’20s. But seriously, only watch this film if you are comfortable with older man + teenager sex (full frontal) and prostitution. Anyway, on [...]
We’re proud to announce the Grand Opening Party for our new [permanent] Pop-Up Shop within Mercedes Bien Vintage (2423 18th St NW, Second floor, next to Amsterdam Falafel)… Saturday, September 27th, from 12-4pm. Expect brunch refreshments and awesome tunes from DJ Ris Richards (Q And Not U alum). Come by and say Hi!
All photos from Norman Greenbaum’s website A guy at my job asked me a couple weeks ago, “Hey, you know that song ‘Spirit In The Sky,’ right?” I stared at him blankly. Three YouTube seconds later, I realized that yeah, duh, of course I know “Spirit In The Sky.” It’s right up there with the [...]
A lot of the vintage clothes we run into and sell are handmade…whether in a factory or by someone’s loving mom. This is why vintage clothing tends to be of higher quality and why it lasts longer than today’s “fast fashion” (and why Forever21 dresses will disintegrate after a couple wears). Anyway, because of superior [...]
Guys, it happened! Listopad has a new space at Mercedes Bien on Saturdays (12-6) and Sundays (12-5). The address is 2423 18th St. NW, Second Floor (next to Amsterdam Falafel). We’re still planning pop-up events but we’re thrilled to have an actual space for you to visit. We think that Mercedes’ carefully curated vintage is [...]
Because we love all things vintage, we’re introducing a new column around vintage “education.” We want to share the knowledge with all of you regarding all aspects of vintage clothing and accesories…so you can learn to be obsessed just like us Bakelite: there is no one better equipped to teach you about Bakelite than this [...]
Bird and Banner silk-screened vintage handkerchiefs. What a lovely idea…and so perfectly executed.
hot little number from Mercedes Bien Vintage Listopad is moving into the Mercedes Bien space! We are planning on moving our wares into Mercedes Bien Vintage in Adams Morgan in time for Fall! We are really excited to be sharing a weekend space with Ms. Mercedes, who consistently has some of the most desirable vintage [...]