Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Who is Caesar Pony:
I worked in the fashion industry for years and found it very unfulfilling. So I started an Etsy shop on the side for fun. I’ve always loved to buy vintage clothing but didn’t realized it could be a career. When I finally quit my 9-5 I focused on vintage buying and selling fulltime. Caesar Pony recently moved into a studio in Mile-end making it possible to offer friends and customers the option to make an appointment for personal shopping.
What finds send your heart racing:
Spotting an amazing 60’s patterned fabric nestled between racks of new clothing. I also get a little weak in the knees when I discover an untouched thrift store in a small town miles from big city shoppers.
What recent trends do you find especially loathsome:
Most of my hatred revolves around leggings. The most obvious is leggings as pants, I don’t want to see anything above your thighs. Followed closely by Jeggings and wet-look leggings.
What’s the stupidest thing you've ever done in the name of vintage?
Once I put my sweater in the cart while shopping and realize when I get home that I re-bought it.
Tell us about some of your favourite things that will be at the sale this year:
1. A great black suede shoe and purse combo
I found them in the same store but they had been separated. I picked up the purse first then as I was walking out I did a double take on the shoe rack, a set! Yahoo. Shoes are $25 purse is $25
2. A sweet gold and brown jumper
It has pockets and a great collar for pop’n in the summer time. I found this last year at the end of the season and saved it for this spring. $31
3. A maxi raincoat tan
It’s a great piece on its own but then I realized it had a little pocked on the lining that you can fold the coat into and then simply carry as a bag. $ 28
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Jack Mulqueen Vintage Denim Skirt (size 8) $25 in store
Vintage linen Georges Rech skirt (size 6) $24
To read more about Rech, visit: http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/Fr-Gu/Georges-Rech.html
Until next time! Yours in vintage history,
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
The sportswear he created for WilliWear Ltd. in the 1970s and early 1980s was characterized by the relaxed and often over-sized look that defined his aesthetic of the era. Youthful and unfitted, his clothes featured unusual color combinations, and sometimes Smith took to matching plaids, stripes, and colors in single articles of clothing. He always wanted his clothes to utilize natural fibers and he was opposed to using expensive fabrics. He wanted to make clothing that was affordable, fun and functional- a true street-stylist!
By the mid-1980s Smith's clothes were hanging in over one thousand stores in the United States, as well as stores in London. By that time the company's designs were taking on a more traditional, tailored appearance as Smith decided to "mature" the look of his collections. In 1987 he designed the clothes worn at the wedding of Caroline Kennedy, President Kennedy's daughter.
Smith's friend and design partner, Laurie Mallet, continued in this trend after Smith's tragic death due to complications from AIDS in 1987 at the young age of 39. In his honor we thought we'd take this opportunity to show some love to the WilliWear of the eighties. Hurry in to nab this skirt and other vintage gems!
Thanks to Claudia, our fab shop-assistant and model.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The story of Cacharel's coveted blouses began in 1958 when the son of a sewing machine salesman, Jean Bousquet, originally from Nîmes and fresh out of technical college with a tailoring qualification, established himself in the Paris fashion world working as a stylist. In 1957 he moved into a 6th floor apartment in a Haussmann designed building where he began a small-scale tailoring business designing women’s trousers.
His first collection in Paris debuted in 1962. Entitled "Blouse" it was applauded for its youthful, lightweight and colorful designs, discrete patterns and romantic styling. In November of 1963 a Cacharel seersucker blouse was featured on the cover of ELLE, projecting Bousquet's modern vision for women's wear to an international audience. The Cacharel label is generally accredited for introducing the seersucker blouse, a shirt for women that is easy and comfortable to wear, and the turtleneck to closets around the world.
Above: Jean Bousquet and model wearing his early designs, courtesy Cacharel
Presently at the Annex we have a charming, silk, vintage Cacharel blouse. True to Cacharel's aesthetic it is light, feminine, with delicate detailing. Pair it with a pair of skinny jeans or a tailored skirt. It's absolutely beguiling, don't you think? All of our items are one-of-a-kind and this is a rare find. Hurry in! And until next week, adieu. -La Factrice, a.k.a Meaghan
Vintage skirt with belt $26 in store
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
While the weather might remain stubbornly sub-zero, we have decked the store out in a nautical theme with loads of stripes!