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The Couples part 2

Legendary couples have always been inspiring and the ones below are no exception. Beyond their love story some of them had a spiritual and rare creativity bond. This is a tribute to some of the most fascinating duos, and you can also visit or re see the first homage I did last year here, enjoy!

Jacqueline and Jack Kennedy
Jacqueline and Jack Kennedy
Vivien Leigh and Sir Lawrence Olivier
Vivien Leigh and Sir Lawrence Olivier
Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim
Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim
Penelope Tree and David Bailey
David Bailey and Penelope Tree
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe
Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger
Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger
Elvis Priestley and Priscilla
Elvis Presley and Priscilla
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger

Disney is in the house

Disney’s characters are invading the fashion planet, March Jacobs paired his Mickey sweater with perfectly cut A line striped or pencil skirts as seen on Miley Cyrus and actress Greta Gerwig.  The good news is you don’t have to plurge, Uniqlo offers a pretty good and fun selection of tee shirts so you can easily copy the look!

Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs (image courtesy of getty images)
Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs (image courtesy of getty images)
Greta Gerwig for Flare June issue
Greta Gerwig for Flare June issue
Uniqlo's Disney collection tee shirt (image courtesy of uniqlo)
Uniqlo’s Disney Project tee
shirt (image courtesy of uniqlo)

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and Marc Jacobs

Like mother and daughter Part 2

What happens when super top model Jerry Hall and worldwide rock star Mick Jagger meet in the late 70’s, fell madly in love, and have kids? Well one of them becomes a hit girl and model, Georgia May Jagger is the daughter of one of the most glamorous couple of the entertainment industry. Here a few pics of her and Jerry Hall, her mother, looking more beautiful than ever!

Georgia May Jagger and Jerry Hall
Georgia May Jagger and Jerry Hall
Jerry Hall circa 1970's
Jerry Hall circa 1970’s
Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger for the H&M SS13 ad campaign
Georgia May Jagger for the H&M SS13 ad campaign
Jerry Hall
Jerry Hall
Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger

 

Like mother Like daughter Part 1

With Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet as parents, Zoe Kravitz couldn’t dream of a cooler DNA . She inherited the rebel rock’n roll attitude of her dad and the fashion flair of her mother. Back in the days Lisa was an icon, I remember waiting feverishly each episode of the Cosby Show just to see what her character Denise would wear, still today her style is a reference for cool fashionistas. Zoe was recently featured in the  last issue of Vaga magazine and I was amazed by her resemblance to her mother, judge by yourself!

Zoe Kravitz for Vaga Magazine Spring issue
Zoe Kravitz for Vaga Magazine Spring issue
Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet
Zoe Kravitz for Vaga magazine Spring issue
Zoe Kravitz for Vaga magazine Spring issue
Zoe Kravitz for Vaga magazine Spring issue
Zoe Kravitz for Vaga magazine Spring issue
Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet

The Look of the Met Ball

It seems that Madonna was one of the rare guest to get the memo about this year’s theme. Her provocative outfit was definitely a sensation, yes Madonna is no longer a young starlet but I thought the Betty Page meets punk look was a smart choice and who doesn’t want to pull it off like this in their fifties?

Madonna on the red carpet at the Met Gala (image from dailymailuk)
Madonna on the red carpet at the Met
Gala (image from dailymailuk)

In the mood for…

Rita Ora
Rita Ora

A men’s suit just like singer Rita Ora. Everything work together: from the dark eyebrows to the bold necklace and multi ethnic bracelets on the wrists. Other cool detail the tee-shirt: Rita and model’s Cara Delevingne are best friends, what a great way to show your love and admiration to your bff?!

No future

The Met Gala is celebrating the Punk culture this year. It’s not the easiest theme to explore, between rebellion and visionary, borned at the end of the 70’s in London, Punk is still omnipresent nowadays: piercings, tattoos and partial shaved hair entered the fashion zone and are no longer adopted by marginals only. The fact that classic institutions are getting out of their comfort zone and dedicating this major fashion event  (equivalent of the Oscars for fashion) to the extreme movement is honestly a bowl of fresh air and make the ceremony even more expected. Some images might be disturbing but it’s also part of the fun no?! Oh and I couldn’t resist to include Miss Miley Cyrus looking sexier than ever in the new issue of V magazine…

Singer and Actress Nina Hagen circa 1970
Singer and Actress Nina Hagen circa 1970
Nina Hagen (image courtesy of life magazine)
Nina Hagen (image courtesy of life magazine)
Designer Vivienne Westwood 1976
Designer Vivienne Westwood 1976
The Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols
Blondie band
Blondie band
The Runaways circa 1970
The Runaways circa 1970
Siouxsie Sioux
Siouxsie Sioux
Punk icon Soo Catwoman
Punk icon Soo Catwoman
Soo Catwoman
Soo Catwoman

punk

Agyness Denn Voogue Germany March 2011 issue
Agyness Deyn Vogue Germany March 2011 issue
Alice Dellal (photography by Karim Sadli)
Alice Dellal (photography by Karim Sadli)
Jessica Stam Rodarte SS13 show
Jessica Stam Rodarte SS13 show
Miley Cyrus in V Magazine Issue 83
Miley Cyrus for V Magazine Issue 83
Rooney Mara as the Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, here for W magazine
Rooney Mara as the Girl with a Dragon
Tattoo, here for W magazine
Versace Fall 13
Versace Fall 13 (image from style.com)
Saint Laurent Fall 13 (image from style.com)
Saint Laurent Fall 13 (image from style.com)

The ceremony will be live streamed on May 6th

Please visit vogue.com or the Met website for more information

Ana Chronos

Erica Dobbs is the delightful owner of vintage store Ana Chronos located in Greenpoint Brooklyn. I instantly fell for the carefully curated unique pieces (each clothing or accessory is hand labeled with its period) but also the delicate interior of this small boutique. If you are looking for authenticity and shop in an intimate yet friendly atmosphere, you are at the right place! I asked a few questions to Erica about her path and how to be a savvy vintage shopper, read and enjoy!

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1) Erica, tell us about your background and how you decided to have your own vintage boutique?

For years, vintage was always a strong hobby of mine, but it wasn’t until about 6-7 years ago that I realized that my strong hobby turned into complete passion. That’s when I knew and said to myself, HA! So that’s what I’m supposed to do in life! But the store itself came about as a twist of fate. My boyfriend and I were actually looking for live/work apartment rentals in Greenpoint. That’s when we stumbled upon 135 Franklin street.

2) How do you curate your pieces, what are your criteria of selection?

The criteria for selecting pieces is based on quality and authenticity. 20 years or older is vintage. Curating the merchandise is a bit trickier. While trying to not overcrowd, my goal is to put wearable day-to-day garments out, while sprinkling in really unique and beautiful pieces.

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3) Which item(s) currently present in your store would you say are pretty special and “must have”?

I love all of my pieces, but right now with the weather so finicky I’ve been really into layering comfy maxi dresses, caftans, cozy blazers and scarves. Specifically though, I recently picked up some incredible, oversized linen blazers that I’ve been living in while at the store.

4) Do you have any advices for people passionate about vintage about how to shop great pieces and make sure they are authentic?

Finding authentic and quality vintage can be tricky and it is definitely becoming more challenging, but my advice for finding quality vintage is to thrift, thrift, thrift. Persistence and patience is key and you shouldn’t get discouraged if you walk away empty handed. It’s common and it will feel that much better when you score those gems! There are a lot of different things you can look for when determining if the pieces are vintage. Zippers and Labels are a biggie (union tags, brand designs, Made in USA) and to more accurately mark the era of the vintage piece, you want to consider other characteristics of the garment, like style, material and the construction. All of these things have unique characteristics per era.

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5) Any exciting plans for the next upcoming 5 years?

I first opened the shop about two years ago and it’s been a thrilling and incredible experience. It has been equally humbling and I see this entire endeavor as a journey with an organic process and I’m looking forward to letting it unfold naturally.

Visit anachronosnyc.com

135 Franklyn Street

Brooklyn 11222, NY