FashionObey Clothing: Spring Lookbook 2012

   
 
Keeping you up on the urban scene once again, Obey Clothing has produced a new spring 2012 lookbook to show off a few of their KILLER new designs. I know, I know, this isn’t my first shout-out to Obey, but I can’t help it! The quality of Obey clothing is always good, the clothes are comfortable, and the designers always keep a sharp edge . . . what more is there??
 
 
 
 

InterviewsNifty and Thrifty: How to Buy Vintage Clothing

Crowded racks full of lost fashion treasures can be fun for most, and overwhelming for some, but buying vintage has many pros! It’s budget-friendly, it’s good for the Earth (you’re recycling!), and you can find unique clothes to can call your very own!
If you’re wondering where do you start, check out my guide to achieving thrift store success!
Location! Location! Location!
Large cities are usually fashion goldmines, but if you’re a small town girl, don’t fret! Small thrift stores and antique stores are stocked full of great finds, plus, there’s less chance that someone will snatch up an item you love. 
It’s also great to be familiar with sale and stocking days. Some stores have days that are 75% off everything, and if you’re there on stocking days, you’ll be the first to scope out new items!
Wear and Tear
Finding a beautiful one-of-a-kind dress for a deal can be exciting until you come home and take a closer look. Moth holes, stains, and sometimes even mold, can plague your newly acquired clothes. 
 
While at the store, examine the garment from all angles, even turn it inside out. Check elbows, knees, backsides, cuffs, collars, hems, and armpits for excessive wear as they are the parts of clothing that endure the most stress. Holes at the seam can be mended, but other holes can be unfixable. 
 
Moths prefer darker clothing so double check dark colored items. And be sure to get the item dry cleaned and washed in hot water to prevent further damage. 
 
If you spot a stain on your clothing, you might be able to get it out if it’s recent. Stains that have been set in for a long time are nearly impossible to remove, so be sure to use your good judgment. Is the stain somewhere noticeable? If not, then you may want to snatch that item up before it’s gone!
 
What’s My Size?!
Buying an item that was made before the 1980s can have tricky sizing. A general rule of thumb is to double your current size, so if you’re a 6 in today’s sizing, you would be a size 12 in vintage sizing. But generally, sizing of the past does not correlate with today.
 
If you know your bust, waist, and hip measurements, you can always bring a measuring tape to measure the clothes, but the best thing you can do is try the item on. If an item is oversized, it can always be taken in, and if you’re not a master seamstress, make friends with your local tailor! 
Storing Your Precious New Finds
For vintage items, you want to do your best to preserve its beauty. To do this, always keep these items in a dark and cool place. Most cotton items can be hung and wrapped in muslin. For very special items, wrap them in white acid-free tissue and muslin and put them in well-ventilated boxes. Be sure to include moth balls! 
And of course, don’t forget to show off your new items! Lookin’ good!
xoxo

GeneralSite to See: Cookie Boy!

 
Images of the elusive Cookie Boy have been trickling into the Western hemisphere, but his confectionary magic remains largely a mystery, due to the fact the entire site is in Japanese. What we CAN gather is that the intricately iced art of this man/boy/team? stirs something in all of us. From individual cutouts to highly involved installations, it’s easy to obsess over this site, and I DEFINITELY recommend perusing his blog!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BeautyMood Board: Hair Accessories

Ever woken up with your hair looking like a serious don’t? Then check out some of the fab accessories below, just the right touch for a perfect do!


 

ArtFashion Illustration by Lili Lu

What a great way to start the week; with the magnificent illustration-eye-candy of French artist Lili Lu!!! At only 22 years old, this exciting young artist has a talent well beyond her years. Her soft line work is richly varied, while her sweet feminine designs offer a contemporary twist wrapped among wavy locks of hair and floral patterning.
 
(images courtesy of lililuillu.blogspot.com and trendland)
 
Attention Readers! Do you draw or illustrate? We would love to see your work and possibly feature it on our blog! Email sienna@lulus.com with images or a link to your work!