Designer Feature: Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Ruz Poncho

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Ruz Poncho

Velvet by Graham and Spencer is one of our favorite designers at Vintage Fringe.  Today we wanted to spotlight a few of our favorite pieces in their latest collections and highlight some of the reasons why we are such big fans.

At its core, Velvet’s line centers around staple jersey cottons and comfortable casual styles; however, they have also expanded their collections to include elements of faux fur, lace, vibrant patterns, cashmere, and so much more.  Consider a few of our latest favorite pieces as examples of their fabulous wearable fashions.

Consider the Ruz Faux Fur Poncho/Cape.  This jacket truly typifies a modern approach that incorporates a gorgeous vintage style.  The Ruz poncho really reminds us of something you would see on any of the ladies in Mad Men.  It also feels as luxurious as it looks and in a sleek black color makes for a true statement piece.  True to the poncho style, the Ruz jacket is a pullover jacket and flares toward the waist.  This piece is a true paradox as it is bold and yet classic simultaneously.  Elegant ponchos are a big fashion trend this season and a great way to add a new distinctive feminine piece into your wardrobe.

Next the Odet Asymmetrical Hem Skirt features another fashion trend you will see this season with the asymmetrical hemline.  The skirt flares out at the knee with the cascading hemline and off-center seam that gives this skirt added depth and texture.  The Odet skirt also features a gathered waistline that is fitted, but not tight.  The sister to the Odet skirt, the Pia Long Asymmetrical Hem skirt features the same style, but with a longer length. Both skirts are comfortable, sophisticated and feminine which makes them great staples for your wardrobe his season. These skirts are also great options for dressy events as well as casual and I love pairing them with a top like the Giann Cowlneck top also by Velvet.

Velvet Kayin Scoopneck Dress

Velvet Kayin Scoopneck Dress

Finally the Kayin Scoop Neck Dress is another great example of Velvet’s expanded collections.  This dress, like the Odet Skirt, features a rayon blend which feels super soft and adds to the comfortable feel.  The Kayin skirt features a loose gathered waistband and a wide short sleeve.  This dress looks stunning with boots and can also be paired with a belt.  It is available at Vintage Fringe in Charcoal and Navy, and is a great option for your fall wardrobe.

As you can see, Velvet by Graham and Spencer’s latest collection features a variety of distinctive clothing options incorporating the latest in fashion trends in a stylish and wearable way.  These few pieces are just a few great examples of the depth of style and fashion that Velvet’s lines have to offer.  Best of all, all of their clothing is Made in the USA, in Los Angeles in fact which in the current economy is a great advantage.

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Summer Clothes for 30-40% off at Vintage Fringe!!

Summer clothes from great designers are now on sale at Vintage Fringe.   You won’t want to miss great finds including lots of Sweet Pea clothing and even including newer arrivals from Collective Concepts clothing.  Don’t miss this end of summer sale the features some of favorite styles from the summer.  Below are my top picks now 30-40% off at Vintage Fringe.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

This Collective Concepts racerback flared tunic tank has been one of my favorite pieces this summer.  It is so easy to glam up with cute shoes and basic leggings and I always feel like a million bucks when it wear it.  Accessorizing is easy with this racer-back tank because it has the adorable black and silver beaded straps.  While this tank designed by Collective Concepts usually sells for $55.00 this week only at Vintage Fringe it is on sale for $33.00.

La Befana Navy Tie Tank

La Befana Navy Tie Tank

I love love love this La Befana Tank (I personally own it in polka dot also on sale this week at Vintage Fringe).  I wear it with a cute cap sleeve or a long sleeve shirt underneath.  The tie on the side adds the perfect detail that makes this top a one-of -kind top to add to your wardrobe.  I can wear this to work or at home and it is always adorable and flattering.  This week only at Vintage Fringe this tank designed by La Befana is on sale for $50.00… thats 40% off!

Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater

Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater

Knit designer and visionary Laurie B. is known for her high quality high fashion knitwear and this Laurie B. Rumba puff sleeve sweater wrap is probably my favorite design of hers.  This sweater snaps in the front for a completely separate look or it unsnaps to become the adorable wrap that is perfect for fall and early winter.  This sweater is also full of surprising details like the adorable pockets and puff sleeves.  This is also a super soft lightweight knit that can give you warmth but won’t overheat you. It really is perfect for any season.  A knit wrap like this can easily sell for around $200, but this week only at Vintage Fringe this puff sleeve cardigan is only $99.

To shop Vintage Fringe’s End of Summer Sale just visit us at www.VintageFringe.com.

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Survive the Heat in Style

The temperatures are rising high enough for many to abandon all sense of fashion and jump right into the shorts and t-shirt look. Here are some great picks for tops and dresses that can keep you looking hot while feeling cool during these simmering summer months.

Tank Tops
The key to a cool tank top is to pick breathable fabric that is also washable.  Dreamy Designer Sweet Pea’s signature nylon mesh is a great choice for summer. Like this 4 Tiered Ruffled Ruffle Tank in rain (blue).

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

This tank if full of flirty fashionable details but is soft and comfortable enough you will feel free and easy in it.  This tank is perfect for an outdoor bbq or even a a hot day at the park.

One of Vintage Fringe’s newest arrivals is also a perfect pick for a hot summer day.  Collective Concept’s trendy Racerback Flared Tunic Top is a great example of California style summer clothing.  First this nuetral color is both trendy and smart for hot summer days.  This tank is loose but has so many flattering details like the beaded straps, tunic length, and racerback.  Wear this tank anywhere this summer and you will stay cool and oh so stylish.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Short Sleeve Tops

Splendid no doubt had hot summer days in mind when designing it’s Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top.

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

The wide sleeves and signature jersey slub fabric makes this short sleeve top a great choice on a hot day.  I also love how Splendid infamously makes a clean and modern statement with color choices that are both flattering and classic.  Pair this top with khaki bermuda shorts or denim capris… the options truly are limitless.

Designer Dresses

On those scorching summer days summer dresses are the coolest choice to make.

I love love this Modal Jersey V Neck dress also designed by Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

You can feel cool and trendy in this adorable jersey dress in blueberry (light purple).  This dress has a flattering empire waist, is machine washable, and is the perfect length for a cool summer dress.

From tanks to tees and even dresses, being hot is no excuse for not being fashionably adorable.  Don’t miss Vintage Fringe’s Summer Steal’s Sale where you can get 30% off everything until July 28th.

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Fashion Trend: Charm Necklaces

All fall and winter your neck was covered with adorable scarfs or turtlenecks.  Now that it’s springtime, it is time to decorate your neck with a little bling vintage style.  Double strand necklaces are the perfect fashion statement for you neck- especially with a boat-neck style top.  To go purely vintage check out Chanel’s clear crystal sautoir.

Chanel's Vintage Extra Long Clear Crystal Sautoir

Chanel's Vintage Extra Long Clear Crystal Sautoir

While this vintage piece is exquisite some of us may not have the $1,495 dollars to spend.  If that is the case maybe you will like my interpretation of this necklace.  Retailing for a very reasonable $30 dollars.

Jewelry Designer Rosanne Follman's Double Strand Charm Necklace

Jewelry Designer Rosanne Follman's Double Strand Charm Necklace

Vintage Fringe exclusively is selling  jewelry designer Rosanne Follman’s double strand charm necklace. I love the use of soft green mother of pearl shells along with silver charms to create a beautiful vintage inspired, but very fashion forward piece.  The length of this necklace is 24 inches, it is a  copper chai with a toggle clasp.

I would pair this necklace with Velvet’s Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top in Milk (ivory)

Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

I think the mother of pearl green shells with silver would pair perfectly this with boatneck top designed by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  What do you think? What would you pair this necklace with?

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What Makes a Dress Perfect for Spring??

Like the flowers and buds in my front yard Spring Dresses are in bloom everywhere.  But as I sort my closet this spring I decided to create some criteria for what exactly qualifies a dress to be perfect for Spring.

First Fabric:  Spring is light and airy not thick and structured so the perfect spring dress needs to be a light fabric.  A great example of a lush fabric for spring is Splendid’s Modal Jersey V-Neck Dress.

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

This adorable dress can always be paired with leggings on the colder days, but it is a perfect choice for the spring dress.  I especially love the sleeves on this dress they are long and whimsical.

The second criteria for the perfect spring dress is color, I am particular to the pinks and greens for spring time this year.

Aggie B Neck Ruffle Dress

Aggie B Neck Ruffle Dress

While I love this Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress dress for any season I think the emerald green is especially hot this spring.  The sleeveless detail also makes it a great spring or summer dress.  Also good to mention Ella Moss designed this dress with enough attention to detail you’ll never have to worry the dress is fully lined and hits just above the knee.

The final critieria I came up with for the perfect summer dress was the sleeves: short sleeved or sleeveless both scream spring to me.

Blair Widesleeve Dress from Ella Moss

Blair Widesleeve Dress from Ella Moss

This Ella Moss designer dress has widesleeved cap sleeves with a crew neck detail.  I love love love the pleats by the sleeves and the keyhole neckline.  While the model is wearing this dress in the admiral (navy) and White combo Ella Moss also designed it  in Lemonade (yellow) with Grey contrast.

Find these adorable dresses and many more perfect for Spring at Vintage Fringe!!

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Trend Alert: Braided Hair

From side-braids to thick braids how you style your hair can make a real fashion statement this spring.  Braided hair was all over the place at all the major spring fashion shows.

A model for Oscar De La Renta's Spring show features a braided halo

A model for Oscar De La Renta's Spring show features a braided halo

I guess the best part of this fashion trend is that it is absolutely free and not really that hard to do.  Some designers featured a perfect braid but most had the more modern messy braid instead.

Designer Alexander Wang's Braided Model on the Runway

Designer Alexander Wang's Braided Model on the Runway

Celebrities seem to have embraces the “headband” braid as another great way to style your locks.  From Lauren Conrad to Portia del Rosssi and even Rachel McAdams the braid has become a basic updo.  There are even YouTube videos dedicated to teaching you how to pull off the Lauren Conrad braid.

Lauren Conrad's Infamous Braid

Lauren Conrad's Infamous Braid

For more ideas on how to make braids part of your fashion style just visit Glamour Magazine’s article on 15 Grown-Up Ways to Wear Braids

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Jewelry Now Available at Vintage Fringe

Accessories are a great way to add a little “fringe” to  your everyday look, an now Vintage Fringe is proud to offer custom jewelry.  Up and coming jewelry designer Rosanne Follman is designing “one of a kind” pieces inspired for the vintage fringe fashionistas out there.  Each piece is designed and made by Rosanne Follman herself and they truly are “one of a kind”.  Rosanne Follmans’ design sensibility coupled with her passion for owning and creating unique  jewlery makes her a perfect edition to Vintage Fringe’s select designers.  Below are some of my favorite pieces that are currently available.

Triple Strand Beaded Necklace

Triple Strand Beaded Necklace

I love how this necklace layers in the three strands which are all completely unique. The colors featured in this necklace are a brown, orange, silver, and copper.  The chain is a copper chain- which makes this piece especially unique.

Mother of Pearl Shell Oval Hoop Earings

Mother of Pearl Shell Oval Hoop Earings

I just love these adorable earings. Featuring a soft blue mother of pearl oval stone in the center, this earing is layered with a silver hoop.  This kind of dangly earing is a great statement to wear without a necklace and with your hair down.

Silver Chain with Filigree Silver and Turquoise Pendant

Silver Chain with Filigree Silver and Turquoise Pendant

This adorable necklace features a 19′ chain so it is fairly long- with the filigree silver and turquoise pendant detail.  I love love love turquoise jewelry because it looks great paired with so many colors.  If you love this necklace or any of the other jewelry pieces now at Vintage Fringe- DON’T WAIT.  You will never find the exact same piece of jewelry again!!

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Celebrity Styles at Vintage Fringe

Angelina Jolie was spotted arriving in NYC to film her newest movie “Salt” in an Ella Moss Maxi Dress

Angelina Jolie in Ella Moss Maxi Dress photo: coolspotters.com

Angelina Jolie in Ella Moss Maxi Dress photo: coolspotters.com

This dress is Ella Moss’ Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress available at Vintage Fringe.  I guess I shouldn’t be suprised Angelina loves this dress, it is made of the softest supima cotton.  I also love this crochet neck-line that features a sort of floral detail.  This dress is also one of the most flattering long dresses, because of the empire waist detail.

The Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress by Ella Moss

The Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress by Ella Moss

Don’t forget the back of this Ella Moss designer dress features a racerback detail- so you can show off your toned trampezious muscles!!!

Check this dress out, and many more designer dresses at Vintage Fringe!!! Hurry up and grab yours before they run out of stock.

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Trendy Tanks from Sweet Pea by Staci Frati

I might be jumping the gun a bit to already be blogging about tank tops, but the weather is so beautiful today, I am feeling the need to feature some adorable designer tanks designed by Sweet Pea.  Sweet Pea’s vivid patterns are a signature look at any time of the year but especially spring/summer these bold colors will help any gal stand out- in the best kind of way.

Sleeveless Front Tie Top by Sweet Pea

Sleeveless Front Tie Top by Sweet Pea

This Sleeveless Front Tie Top is adorable and the cut is really flattering on everyone.  I also really love this print- it is a dark navy background.  The neck ties make it fully adjustable and allows you to decide how to adjust the neckline.  As always this top is in Sweet Pea’s trademark mesh-nylon.

This solid blue 4-Tier  Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea is favorite of mine.  While sweet pea mostly designs bold prints, this tank comes in solid blue (rain) or fuschia (cranapple).  I love how the 4-tiered ruffles makes this tank simple but trendy and feminine.  This tank is a perfect to stand alone piece but also looks great paired with a cardigan (see below).

Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Laurie ‘B.’s Puffsleeve Cardigan Sweater is one of my must have cardigans.  And I love the look of Sweet Pea’s Tank with it.  Find great designer tanks from Sweet Pea and other designers  at Vintage Fringe!!

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Craving Cardigans

This is about the time of year when I dump my coat and jacket and start wearing the cardigan.  A cardigan is a versatile addition to your fashion wardrobe.  A cardigan can be worn with jeans, pants, skirts, dresses or almost any garment.  Designer Cardigans will be a great addition to your wardrobe for both the cardigan’s versatility and those added designer details that make your clothes stand apart from your friend’s clothes.  Below are some of  my favorite cardigans for spring.

Ella Moss Miley Striped Cardigan
Ella Moss Miley Striped Cardigan

I love love love the bold colors of this cardigan.  Ella Moss designed this cardigan in Candy Apple (red) with with blue and yellow stitch detail or in Admiral (blue) with red, white, and yellow stitched detail.  This Miley Cardigan is cropped and features a button top.  Below is a picture of the detail in the back of this cardigan in Admiral (blue).

Back of Miley Cardigan in Admiral (blue)
Back of Miley Cardigan in Admiral (blue)

Another cardigan I can’t get enough of is the the Gable Stripe Cardigan designe by renowned knit designer Laurie B.

Laurie B. Stripe Zipper Cardigan
Laurie B. Stripe Zipper Cardigan

I love to wear this Gable Stripe Cardigan on its ow as a top or as a cardigan with a black dress or black top.  You essentially get two great looks in one top!  As always designer Laurie B.’s taste is immpecable.

Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan
Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan

I love this Heart Button Cardigan for all it’s adorable little details.  Joy Joy designed this cardigan in black, yellow (picture above), green, and hot pink.  I love the adorable heart buttons and the perfect elbow length in the sleeves.

For these cardigans and more visit Vintage Fringe today!!!

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