7SV – seventh street vintage

Hi guys! Some of you know about the new endeavor I’ve been working on, but for those who don’t, over the last 6 months I have been gathering a collection of fine vintage pieces from thrift stores around the country. I’ve put them together and am exhibiting them in my loft apartment in downtown LA. I’m calling it “seventh street vintage” or simply “7SV.” For those who don’t live in LA, you will able to shop my website: seventhstreetvintage.com {COMING SOON}. I do appointments for those in LA who are able to swing by and shop the collection in person. I also do personal shopping. Say you’re looking for rustic, vintage cowboy boots. I’m your girl. Say you’re looking for punk-y, 80’s inspired street wear. I’m your girl once again! Email me at seventhstreetvintage@gmail.com with any questions/inquiries.

So a few things:

1) if you’re in LA, call/text 323.374.3350 if you’d like to set up a time to view the collection.

2) if you have vintage of your own, email seventhstreetvintage@gmail.com with pictures, and I will get back to you about purchasing your goods. {the goal is the develop my collection into even better quality!}

3) Like 7SV on facebook for more updates.

4) Follow me on tumblr for inspiration.

5) stay tuned! my website will be up shortly!

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come:

1993 silk studded jacket, $17

pin-up polka dotted dress, $15

diva moomoo, $16

Trending: Metallic-Toe Pumps

Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round calf leather pump, $1,056, louisvuitton.com for store info.

WOMEN’S SATIN ANKLE STRAP PLATFORM, $1,295.00, via ysl.com

Thakoon via style.com

Stuart Weitzman, $375 via stuartweitzman.com

Christian Louboutin via pumpsplaza.com

Spring 2012 Sneaker Report

Alexander Wang ‘Dillon’ sneakers via net-a-porter.com

Philippe Model High top via farfetch.com

Lanvin Diamond Print Canvas + Leather high tops via net-a-porter.com

YSL Malibu high top via luisaviaroma.com

Prada Sport pony hair with studs via bluefly.com

PF Flyer Unisex Center High sneaker via endless.com

ASH High top sneaker via yoox.com

Helen Yoi high top via yoox.com

D.A.T.E. Women’s high top via yook.com

Lacoste ESCUDIER 6 via zappos.com

New Balance x Bodega 581 via barneys.com

Air Max Light Vintage by Nike via Nike Sportswear

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey Hi via 6pm.com

Cinzia Araia ‘Rabbit’ sneaker via farfetch.com

Georgina Goodman Patch Suede +  Leather High-Top Sneakers via theoutnet.com

Inspiration: Womenswear Spring 2012

During these cold + dreary months {for those who aren’t in LA} I’ve gathered up a bit of inspiration to keep you motivated/hyped up for the upcoming Spring season. Be sure to check the bottom of this post for a summary of my favorite trends + collections. Enjoy.

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

Acne

Akris

Alexander Wang

Alice + Olivia

Alice + Olivia

Balenciaga

Balmain

Blugirl

Blumarine

Burberry Prorsum

CNC Costume National

CNC Costume National

Chanel

Chloé

Chloé

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

Fendi

Giles Deacon

Gucci

Iceberg

Iceberg

J. Mendel

Jason Wu

Mui Mui

Mulberry

Nanette Lepore

Oscar de la Renta

Paul & Joe

Prada

Preen

Rodarte

Sonia Rykiel

Stella McCartney

Theory

Theory

Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese

Zac Posen

Trends to Note:

*Colors are becoming more subtle. Pale shades, neutrals + pastels. See: McQueen + Blugirl

*Bold colors are still prevalent, in shades of yellow, green and red.

*Try mixing a pastel with a bold color. See: Prada

*Bold prints can still be found; mix with neutrals.

*Large floral prints are everywhere {still}.

*Neons are also huge. Pair them with black, white or nude. See: CNC Costume National, Iceberg + Gucci

*Pleating: huge, still. Can be seen on skirts + tops.

*Prints-on-prints are slowly dying out for women {yet not for men}. Instead both pieces arematching or with slightly different shades/patterns. See: Louis Vuitton

*Anything from Chloé.

*Short shorts with a high waist. See: Jason Wu

*Crop tops should be worn with anything that has a high waist.

*Sporty jackets of either neon or white/black.  See: Mulberry + Alexander Wang

*Surprisingly, sheer fabrics are still extremely prevalent. See: John Galliano {as well as literally every other collection}

*Skirts can be worn at any length.

*Anything from Tracy Reese.

xo, Amanda

{if you made it this far, fellas, take a look at my Spring Inspiration for men.}