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Feature: ‘Sexy Salomes,’ Starlets & Civil Rights Leaders: Black Vintage Glamour

Gloria Davy and Reri Grist in Vintage Black Glamour

  ‘Sexy Salomes,’ Starlets and Civil Rights Leaders: Black Vintage Glamour   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   She was the “the sexiest Salome since red-haired Ljuba Welitch.” Margaret Tynes, a soprano.  A diva and grande dame.  And a Black woman. And it was this discovery of a diva in the family that set...

Feature: Chat with photographer Anthony Bila from Johannesburg, South Africa

By photographer Anthony Bila from Johannesburg South Africa

      Depth of Focus.   By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   Photography… Art or past time? Needless to say, we owe a great deal to Johann Zahn, the guy who envisioned the world’s first portable camera. Through his 17th century vision, man has been able to capture moments. While reflex mirrors, focal-plane...

Feature: L.A. author & singer, Dahlia Schweitzer dishes on her style

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  Dahlia Schweitzer: The Looks | The Books By: Triston Hong Kong / Shanghai, China     If you are on a budget, there are thrift shops in every city that can fit not only your tastes, but your budget. Depending on your personal sense of style, there are plenty of possibilities to suit you up...

Feature: Taking In The Sunday Markets of Rome

Jean shorts at Rome's Mercato Monti market

    Something old, something new; Sunday’s in Rome shines with markets at Mercato Monti    By: Danielle Taheny Rome, Italy   One of my favourite Sunday outings, is a trip to Rome’s Monti district. It is bursting with quaint cafes, vintage stores and little art galleries. It is especially wonderful in winter, to wander...

Feature: Guard The Vintage from Johannesburg

Guard The Vintage

      Meet Yusrha, a university student studying international relations, who also flexes her fashion muscles with a very cool online store!      By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   With consumers being more sophisticated and the world smaller by the click, online stores are reaping the rewards. Currently in South Africa, vintage is...

On the streets of…Johannesburg, South Africa

On the streets of...Johannesburg, South Africa

      Self portrait of style.    Haute History     Fashionista: Jesica Colbyn   Location: Johannesburg, South Africa   Breakdown: In this photo I am wearing a military inspired blazer, dashed with a tribal head wrap — served with a vintage box purse. Vintage meets the street.   Secret: Fashion is the voice...

Feature: Wait and See Boutique from Milan

Wait and See boutique in Milan Italy with fashion designers

    A cozy boutique nestled in an old convent, reenergizes the Italian fashion retail scene.    By: Petia Dimitrova Milan, Italy   Have you ever fantasized about a shopping spree in an old-time convent transformed into an extravagant modern boutique? Then take your chance and head out to Wait and See, a...

Feature: From Tunisia — The Wedding Dress Stor(ies)

The Wedding Stor(ies)

  The magic of a timeless piece inspires new fashion reverence.    By: Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia     For me, this outfit stands as the best illustration of what vintage and second hand stuff is all about. And I can speak of it in full knowledge and brimming consent, as I actually...

Feature: Vintage Room: From the world to Foligno and back

A classic marching band jacket

A trip to Italy proves that there’s always room for vintage love.  By Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia    This summer I was lucky enough to return to a small town I had once visited when I was a student: Foligno, in the Italian province of Umbria. Also known as...

On the streets of…Accra, Ghana

Ajepomaa

    Soft and Chic.    Fashionista: Designer, Ajepomaa Mensah.   Secret: It’s the little things. A beautifully coordinated outfit. Hints of muted colours and an over all sense of understated elegance which can’t be imitated. And if turned up loud would lose its essence.   Breakdown: Wearing her own designs, Mensah clearly loves to embrace the...

On the streets of…Berlin, Germany

Designer Frau Neppl

    Culture-Vulture.   Fashionista: “Frau Neppl”   Location: Berlin, Germany   Secret: This Berlin-based designer  www.neppl.me whose design tagline is “Surgery to Wear” shows you the level of rogue she has in her style.  From this photo she clearly is not one to fall victim to trends but takes a maverick-like approach and...

Feature: Asian pieces boosts thrifty online store

Kalavati Sanskrit Art Form Dress

    Thrift-clothing online store: A haven of exquisite, hand-picked Asian pieces By: Pola Del Monte Quezon City, Philippines   At first, it was the desire to stretch her allowance that propelled Filipino-Chinese Jean-Marie Isabelle Lau, then a student, to start selling thrifted clothes on her online shop. As her college days swept...

On the streets of…Kyoto, Japan

Charlene

      Spring time calls for colour blocking and fresh prints!   Fashionista: Charlene   Location: Kyoto, Japan   Occupation: English Teacher / Fashion Blogger  at http://candykawaiilover.blogspot.com/     Secret: Wear bright colors on grey days. Evolve daily. Vintage and feminine pieces are always fun.   Breakdown: Dress: purchased on...

Feature: The Drake General Store in Toronto, Canada

Fab Wellies!

(slideshow)       Hipster meets vintage for the perfect Valentine’s day gift.    By: Danielle LaValle Toronto, Canada     The Drake General Store is a carefully curated mix of hipster fashions and vintage Canadiana. It is the perfect boutique for finding a quirky but sure to...

Feature: Bountiful bargains at Tunis’ flea markets

Fabulous jeans at the flea market

  Timeless treasures abound at Tunis’ endless flea market stops.    By: Amel Gaaloul & Moez Achour Tunis, Tunisia   Vintage. Hmmm, a foreign and somewhat alien word to the daily Tunisian dialect and preoccupations. Here, “brand new” is generally the favoured trend, especially when it comes to clothing.   Yet, the growing number of...