Ruevids is once again lighting up our window on St-Viateur!
Curated by the ever talented film-maker and curator Tim Kelly, Ruevids is a public art initiative, designed to bring video art to the streets, quite literally.
The current video is called "Beginnings" by Thea Govorchin. I love the idea of putting these films where everyone and anyone can see them. There's been a number of times that I've walked by the shop at night to find people standing there looking in, intrigued.
Ruevids runs continually in our window day and night although it is best viewed after dark!
Friday, June 24, 2011
My mother has the most glorious collection of vintage eyeglasses from the 1950s onward. Cat-eyed frames, John Lennon's, Mod glasses... she keeps them in these precious baskets and since a child I've delighted in trying them on and wobbling around the house totally disoriented by her nearsighted prescription. I pretended to be the sight-poor Pola who was played by the one and only Marilyn Munroe in How to Marry a Millonaire.
Glasses-wearers are lucky to be living now. For one, glasses technology has taken some leaps and bounds since the invention of spectacles in 11th century ancient China. And unlike Pola, I hope no one worries anymore about snagging a date while sporting specs. Glasses have emerged victorious as the main accessory of the "costume de rigueur." Any fashion-era-goes when it comes to the optical aids currently walking the streets. So don't ya'll run out and get your eyes 'lazered'. What would the world be without the specs of Buddy Holly, Lisa Loeb, the Warhol's, the Depp's?
I know, I know...when you've got 20/20 vision it's easy to talk about how glasses are so fashionable.
Though in all seriousness sometimes I want to buy myself a fashion-only pair. I try on glasses at the drugstore. Sometimes I get glasses envy. I look forward to old age and waning vision when I plan to dip into my Mum's vintage eyeglass collection for keeps.
If you feel the same way, or if you're looking for a new set of frames for your prescription we've got a great stash of vintage frames and sample glasses in stock, including these brown and grey "Safety Supply" brand frames from the 1950s-1960s (above). I can't find much about this particular brand, but I love the look on Maerin, our beautiful model. The little "S" logo looks vaguely of the Superman symbol, but would suite best a mild mannered reporter...
Safety Supply glasses $40 in store
Hope to see you again soon! -Meaghan
Posted by Annex Vintage at 5:22 PM
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A yellow jumper and belt set from AV.
We've been stocking up on leather belts: tooled, braided and otherwise. We're also on the look out for anything yellow, which despite its reputation as "hard to wear", has been a particularly hot colour this season.
Izzy from The Ye Ye Style blog has paired this lovely set with a lovely polka-dot collar of her own design, available through her Etsy shop (although due to the Canada Post strike, you may have to wait awhile to order!).
More photos at laviecestyeye.blogspot.com.
Posted by Annex Vintage at 10:28 PM
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Congratulations to the newly opened shop, Citizen Vintage for throwing such a gem of a grand opening party on Thursday night. Gen and Meaghan of Annex Vintage joined the festivities with Gen's daughter, Nina. She's the girl with the best vintage kid's shoe collection in town (and the most energy!)
Citizen Vintage (5330 St. Laurent) stocks carefully selected vintage pieces for men and women. What a friendly and fun atmosphere, too! Welcome to the neighborhood Citizen. The Mile End is now even more of a vintage shopping destination in Montreal. Please excuse the low-fi camera technology, but we hope you enjoy our snapshots of the night.
Meaghan says, Nina, which are your favorite pair shoes in the store tonight?
Meaghan's Citizen Vintage pick: A pumpkin-orange summer blouse, with ruffled collar.
Other fab stuff:
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Posted by Annex Vintage at 10:38 AM
Monday, June 6, 2011
I recently took a trip to Victoriaville Quebec this past long weekend to attend the wonderful Victoriaville Festival of New Music. Right next to the venue was a flea market where I met a very sweet couple who were looking to close up their little jewellery shop. I bought a pile of vintage jewellery from them, and including some awesome peices like this Olympic necklace dated 1972:
This beautiful apple pendant has a magnifying glass in it! Great for the far-sighted or those who appreciate fine detail!
The fruit necklace is one of my favourites! We're guessing its from the 50's or 60's, with lucite fruit and wood beads. Made in West Germany.
All at Annex Vintage: $18-$28 xgen
Posted by Annex Vintage at 11:19 AM