Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My winning smile.

Risky Business Inspired
Bright Pink Lips for Summer

Modern Vintage Today original pieces
"La vida es una tombola", meaning life is a raffle. Some days you feel like you're on top of the world, while other days you just want to explode... But on those certain days when life is giving me putasos left and right, my solution is a winning smile and killer outfit. Which is why I'm so happy to have found the mecca of confident clothes-meet my latest obsession-MODERN VINTAGE TODAY(MVT). A boutique store focusing on updating vintage clothing by slightly altering them, breathing new air into them.

MODERN VINTAGE TODAY, is less than 2 months old and is already creating a buzz here in the Los Angeles fashion scene. Started off by childhood friends Mary Moutry and Jenifer Lewis, these fashionistas are sharing their sense of awesome style via MVT. "If you are going to wear something from our store, you better be confident. Confidence is everything..." said owner Mary in regards to her clothes. And when looking around the store it is clear that confidence is required for some of their clothes. Fur coats, sparkly dresses and outrageous colors create a visual palette that even Van Gogh would envy.

"Modern Vintage Today also provides services such as,personal styling, personal shopper, alterations tailored to fit etc." Having a tailor at a vintage is store is so rare yet necessary, make your clothes more personal, and fit you exactly to your body type. Another great thing about this store is their incredible affordable prices and if you show your student i.d. you get 10% off! (Coolness!).  With Summer parties just around the corner, check out MVT and create that look that screams, "Look @ me now" and makes you feel like your always #WINNING.
Business Women: Jenifer Lewis & Mary Moutry

4306 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Neighborhood: Wilshire Center
(323) 252-4283

(Photos: Raphael Cardenas: Models: Paula Lucero, Shannon Slettedahl & Cindy Pak:: Hair/Make-up/Artistic Director: Rose Bow Fashion:: Clothes/Accessories/Confidence: MODERN VINTAGE TODAY)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Little Pony.

Better hair than you.

Coral Suede Horse Print Coin Purse

My Little Gaga Pony 

Horse Shoe ring in 14K
Alma and her horsey :)
About a week ago, my dear friend decided she was going to celebrate her birthday at Cowboy Country. Against my will I went and what I witness was beyond my wild horses dreams. As I entered the barn (YES A BARN!) I saw huge ballroom dance floor  in which, I shit you not about 80 Cowboy & Cowgirls uniformly danced, like a Disney Musical, to a weird tune they called "Country music". 
Through out the whole night I miserably attempted to dance this music, but could not find the rhythm. I later found out, the hard way, my 2-step dance didn't appropriately match the rhythm to Country music. 
Luckily this place had a lot of places to hide. Once seated, I was able to put my shame on the side and just admire the scenery. While watching these people do their routine, I was inspired by the Cowgirls and their funky style for the upcoming Summer months. Their style looks great on the dance floor, but could easily be used in everyday life here in L.A. Some inspirational cues include, denim diapers shorts, Cowboy boots, flower printed dress and of course an attitude!

Are you guys Country Strong?

(Images via: Onlyitgirls.tumblr, Etsy.com, Vogue (USA), Vogue (China) ,marikasurinen.com ,Topshop.com, Rose Bow Fashion)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Avec Paix

Her name is Paz, the Spanish word for "Peace", but she is known more for her un-peaceful, erratic, and sometimes eccentric behavior both on and off screen. Though this 26-year-old New York native has been acting since the age of 5, she is currently known for her role as harlot-bad-girl in HBO's critically acclaimed show "Boardwalk Empire".
Paz de la Huerta is an unconventional beauty with a touch of goth circa 1991. I absolutely love the fact that she dons her natural beauty with dark Gothic lips that even Mr. Marilyn Manson himself would envy. Paz's style is just like her persona on-screen: bold, simple and loud, and for that she is my style icon for the month of May.
Do you like Paz's look?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wake up! Wake up! It's the first of the month.

Today is the 1st of the month and while some are dreading today (rent is due!) today's 1st of the month is quite different. Today is May 1st, or as thousands of workers refer to as May Day/International Worker's Day. Today is an another opportunity for YOU to voice current labor issues that affect you daily. Today YOU can go into the streets of Los Angeles (or wherever you live) and march peacefully to voice your current frustrations not only towards change in labor unions but rights for migrant workers.
A sweater that would make Trotsky happy.
If just one day out of the year, we would leave our comfortable bubble of numbing capitalism and protest with our fellow comrades and peacefully "fight" and hold hands for something we ALL believe in, wouldn't this world be a better place?

What's worth fighting for you?