Category: Vintage

FashionHead West with Hot Summer Vintage!

Lasso up these grest new vintage finds! Lulu*s take on Summer Western Wear!
Cool Cowgirls!
 
Accessorize!! Check out this beautiful old-timey purse, and hip bolo tie!
 
Vivid Native-American Prints at their best!

GeneralVintage Model: Chelsea Turnbo

Lulu*s is happy to indroduce one of its lovely vintage models, Chelsea Turnbo.
Hailing from the sunny city of Los Angeles, Chelsea kindly dished about her experiences as a model!

1. Tell us a little about your modeling career path?

I was first discovered by Elite modeling agency in New York. They wanted to sign me but couldn’t because I was too young and lived in Arkansas at the time. So they had me transferred to Atlanta Elite modeling agency where I started spending my summers modeling at the age of 13. My grandparents lived in Atlanta, so it made it easy for me to work out there.
 
When I turned 16, I graduated high school and went overseas to Asia where I did runway shows for many brands including Calvin Klein. I did a lot of print ads, and at one point, I was in pretty much every magazine on the stands. I continued to grace magazine covers, dabbled in some lingerie campaigns and continued to grow my portfolio. When I was confident with my portfolio and where my career was going, I moved to Europe. I loved Europe, and I had so much fun there. After a while though, I began to miss the States and decided to move out to Los Angeles and have been living here since. 
 
 
2. What is life like as a model living in L.A? 
It’s totally different. It’s more commercials instead of high fashion. It’s a lot of fun though. 
 
3. What is the best part of being a model?
The traveling!!!
 
4. What do your daily activities consist of?
For the most part it’s mainly working out and going to castings.
 

(photos above curtesy of Fashion Model Directory)
 
5. What do you do for fun in L.A?
I go out sometimes like every normal 21 year old. I love shopping in L.A. It has everything! I also love going to the movies, Runyon Park and the beach.
 
6. Do you have a lot of free time or are you pretty busy?
I stay pretty busy, but every now and then I have some down time.
 
7. Do you have any favorite photographers?
Honestly, right now I would say Richard Bernardin. I love his vintage photos! He is able to find a certain type of beauty in every person he shoots.
 
(Find more photos by browsing our Vintage section!)

InterviewsMeet Vintage Model Diana D!

If you haven’t checked out our vintage section lately, you really should take a look! We had a recent photo shoot in L.A., and model Diana D was happy to dish about modeling, fun and life in L.A. She is even one of the Paul Mitchell faces, check her out!

1. At what age did you start modeling?
I was discovered by a scout at 13. They expected I’d grow incredibly tall. They were mistaken; just 5’4″ (tear).
 
2. Tell us a little about your modeling career path?
Modeling granted me pardon for absences from school. Often caught a flight to Los Angeles (from my hometown, Las Vegas) the evening prior to a booking. A few of my first gigs included Stila, Nylon (their first year in print) and this British line called Sugar. For Sugar, we drove to a fruit stand within few miles of Joshua Tree, CA. We had an old classic mustang convertible. Inspiration for the shoot was a vintage road trip. I was sitting pretty in the driver’s seat with these massive retro sunglasses on. Just 14. No drivers permit. Surreal. 
 
3. How is life in LA as a model?
Got the bones to make a move to LA at 19. Pursuing the dream. Still going. Modeling gigs are always lovely. The exposure to creative folk and artists alike makes modeling seem more like being an essential element to the making of a group art project.  
 
4. What is the best part of being a model?
 The Perks — The ability to manipulate your own schedule, make it to all your castings, feed yourself, meet a friend for coffee, take a trip. Work comes in clusters. Sometimes it’s wildly hectic and other times, quite lackadaisical. There’s always time to take a pause and read Albert Camus beneath a tree or runaway for a weekend music festival. You just never really know when or with much advance. A model must be spontaneous. 

 
5. How did you become one of the Paul Mitchell Faces?
The Paul Mitchell gig came about through a series of unpaid creative projects I decided to model for. The hair stylist for one of these shoots happened to be an assistant to Lucie Doughty, Editorial Director for Paul Mitchell. Lucie saw the finished photo series, and set up a test shoot with me immediately. A few months later, I found myself sitting at PM headquarters for a casting. Sitting in a room with 20 Amazonian goddess types, I had to wonder, whether I had any chance of getting this gig at all.  Within 20 minutes of my departure, I received a call from Lucie herself; I had booked Paul Mitchell, (cartwheels and screams!)
 
6. What are some of your daily activities?
Daily activities include french pressing my coffee, checking favorite music & style blogs, pen to paper, bicycle riding, treasure hunting, chasing raccoons, taking photographs, conversations with friends & attempting false grand self confidence at castings.
 
7. What do you do for fun in LA?
LA fun includes farmer’s markets, weeknights at the Hollywood Cemetery, the Wiltern theatre, thrifting, taco truckin’, chasing carnivals, record collecting, double features at the Beverly Cinema, fellow mouseketeering, group sing songs, Dodger games, LOVE & summer BBQ’s.
 
8. As a model do you have a lot of free time or are you pretty busy?
Currently, I have nothing but free time. Someone book me on a gig quick!!

CelebrityHow Dita Does Coachella

Dita Von Teese, queen of burlesque and hot retro style, took in the sights and sounds of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Dita spent the three-day event looking flawless in a variety of outfits that adapted retro glamour for life under a sunny desert sky.

(Left): I am in love with Dita’s nautical-style, high-waisted trousers. Her updo is also rockin’, managing a put-together look that is also casual.

 

(Above): From the mary jane wedges to the layers of bangles, this is Dita’s awesome version of boho beauty. I love all the earthy tones on that tropical print dress!


(Above): Ladylike charm is what it’s all about in this look. Soft satin ruffles, that polished hat and a pretty chain purse keep Dita looking elegant. Psssst, recognize that lovely lady with her? Yep, it’s Katy Perry looking day-glo pretty.

What was your favorite Dita look?

More Pictures at Zimbo

Guest BloggerGuest Blogger MELISSA Reports From COACHELLA!!!

<!–Hello LuLu Lovers!

This year, the fashion at Coachella was all over the map, as always. You see, desert chic can go oh so many ways.

Right off the bat, I noticed that there was a heavy 60′s/70′s vintage influence. Lots of psychedelic prints and muted colors, vintage denim shorts and white linen shirts tied around the waist.  If I could have piled all the leather strappy sandals together I think we could have reached the moon.

As for accessories, vintage metals, long dangly earrings, LOTS of feathers, and of course the infamous head band — although that trend is phasing out compared to years past!

As for the festival … Saturday morning, I woke up and said to myself, “Are we really going back again?” Friday was cool but just so overwhelming. I think it took me 3 hours just to get used to being around 60,000 people!

 


Friday’s highlight was, surprisingly, Jay-Z (even Beyonce stopped by for a duet), but I also caught Yeasayer (who had one of my favorite albums this year), Them Crooked Ventures, Grizzly Bear, LCD Soudsystem, Imogen Heap, Vampire Weekend and Fever Ray.


Luckily, Saturday was much more enjoyable than Friday, due to the better line-up, in my opinion. We first made a stop at the Anthem Magazine party for some amazing views, good music and a delicious lunch. Even scored some new flip flops and bathing suits from DC!

Next it was off to day 2 of the festival. Muse was today’s big hit, but I was equally excited to catch the interweb sensation Die Antwoord as well as Z-trip, Gossip, Hot Chip and Major Lazer. By the end of the night, my feet were getting ready to detach themselves and head on home without me … but fashion is painful, right? (Especially when you have a new pair of Tory Burch sandals that you didn’t break in yet.)


Day 3, we took a much-needed break laying by the pool before heading back to the fields. On today’s list was Spoon, Florence and the Machine, Glitch Mob, Phoenix, Miike Snow and Gorillaz.


Now it’s back to reality, but looking back, it was quite an amazing 3 days of celebrating music! You kind of need a 3-day vacation afterward to just decompress from it all!


Till again!
xo

Melissa