vintage apron
As a long-time lover of vintage clothing, I was more than excited to find a wide range of retro-inspired styles on Buy Cute Aprons while browsing for Christmas presents. Don’t get me wrong, I am no Nigella Lawson, I just believe that – as long as it isn’t coming from a misogynist – most girls would be thrilled to receive a present with such unique style (and utility)!

Which is why I am giving one away! Out of all the designs, the Piece of Cake retro apron really caught my eye. Therefore, one lucky fan of Lela London will receive it!

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below telling me what you would bake while wearing your new apron!
  • To validate your entry, “Like” my page on Facebook and publicly “Share” the photo in the Vintage Apron! album.
  • For extra entries:
    Follow me on Twitter and tweet:

    Go to to #WIN vintage!

  • The contest is open worldwide. You have until January 16th (my birthday!) to enter. Please make sure you comment with a valid e-mail address.

Nanette Lepore Runway NYFW
Shows like this are the reason my tears fall at night re: missing New York Fashion Week. With a live performance and original score by soulful John Forte setting the scene for her Spring 2010 collection, Nanette Lepore got inspired by watching fireworks over the Istanbul Strait and thus delivered luxe vacation-wear that seemed perfect attire for late-night dancing on the beach.

She opened her show with a short parade of vintage-style high-waist bikinis and proper one-pieces in neon coral and a vibrant floral pattern, thanks to a collaboration with Manhattan Beachwear. The rest of the presentation followed that cute, ladylike beat with numerous summer cocktail dresses (many built around a sweet wrap-around “apron skirt” silhouette). Also included were easy empire-waist evening dresses with flowing ruffles and volume, all in a pretty springtime palette of raspberry, tangerine, twig, moss, and watermelon accented by metallics. The accesories really wrapped it up into a bow with little chain-strap satchels from Nanette Lepore by Tab, and lavender and metallic pumps with block heels from Nanette Lepore by Tribeca Design footwear. View Post

Anna Sui Runway NYFW
Anna Sui knows how to get behind a theme. For spring, she did prairie dressing. New York Fashion Week suddenly had a 1960s flavor, and you could just picture her trawling flea markets and vintage archives for inspiration. Sui sent almost 50 looks of maximal Western prairie fare down the runway, all of it exuberant and feminine.

She mixed up patterns, from vines and florals to plaids, birds, and bandana and scarf prints. Almost everything had a ruffle here and a pin-tuck there, and almost everything was chiffon. It was soft and pretty. Who doesn’t want a breezy, floaty printed top in summer, to pair with shorts or jeans, or to wear over a bikini? The clear winner was a plaid apron dress with ruffle trim over a waxed-linen leg-o’-mutton shirt. The collection, in my opinion, would have stood very well without accessories, but with long, feather-strewn rope necklaces with wood, turquoise, bone, and crystal beads by Erickson Beamon, feather and dried-grass headpieces, and boots and shoes by Fiorentini + Baker – I was actually in lust. This is why Anna Sui has such staying power. View Post