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!
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!
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!
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 Vagamagazine and I was amazed by her resemblance to her mother, judge by yourself!
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?
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?!
The MetGala 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…
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!
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.
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.
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.