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Happy Holidays from NorthStar Vintage

December 24th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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May you get everything that you want.

My newest obsession

November 13th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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I can’t resist lawn art. The more bizarre, the better.

Random sign letters are good too.


There are so many incredibly crazy, weird old things out there.

Which is why I get crabby in stores like Home Goods or the Christmas Tree Shoppe; all that Made in China decor adds stress to our environment, in its creation, shipment, and ultimately, disposal (because the tchotchkes are so cheaply made, it’s easy to chuck them).

We shouldn’t be spoon fed our decor. There are a zillion environmentally friendly options out there. While not the hippest gal out there, Martha Stewart is my idol – the woman could decorate an estate using flower pots, cardboard boxes, and a glue gun.

And of course, ultimately (and selfishly), I think we should apply this concept to clothing. Vintage is green, it’s non-exploitive, and still, it looks damn cool.

Since you asked

October 10th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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I bought a Paul McCobb chair. It looks great on the shiny new floors!


And today I am finally listing some of the great pieces I’ve acquired over the past few weeks!

When it rains it pours

September 9th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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I’m going on a big cross state motorcycle trip tomorrow. I am excited. I would be SUPER excited if I weren’t missing some cool local stuff.

Day of Destruction. Smash-em-up at the local speedway. Possibly the most irony-free spot in the country.

Picnic Music and Arts Festival. I want to buy, I want to sell, I want to schmooze. I want to see good live music. Might have to come back early for this one.

Meathouse Wine Tasting. Booze and meat!

Space Homecoming Dance. Not to brag, but I have the best prom dresses in town.

Still – this is the kind of trip I will remember forever. As long as the old girl (my BMW) (and me) can make the trip.

Goth Redux

September 2nd, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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Because I work from home, I don’t have much opportunity to dress up. And when I do leave the house for something fancier than the post office or grocery store, I have a uniform – black top, black skirt, black tights, black boots, silver accessories, big black bag.

And all of a sudden, thanks to the Goth Revival, I am in style, even if it’s by default, and even if it’s because I’ve just been holding on to the look since the first go round, in the 1980’s. And yes, I had a Bauhaus record. Hell, I had the extended dance remix of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.”

So this Goth Revival lets me embrace the things I loved in the past – like these red winklepicker skull buckle boots from *capricornvintage* (Identical to those worn by the one goth girl in my big northeast university who had a name that was spelled normally and pronounced abnormally. She had a leather jacket with spikes (!) that caught on angora sweaters, and once went to a sorority rush dressed as a nun).

Click photo for link to auction.

It also makes me want to go shopping for more black things, as I always need more black clothes (click photos for link):

Moschino Black Patent Platform Mary Janes at Zappos

Flower/Skull Pendant from Vivenne Westwood

Marc Jacobs Rolling Rings Dress at Nordstrom.

80’s Black Ruched Dress on eBay

Dsquared Plaid/Black Lug Soled Booties on Zappos

Vintage Bulletin

July 28th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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Thank you to Carol at Dandelion Vintage for the mention in last week’s Vintage Bulletin about this 1960’s black sequinned cocktail dress:

Tex

July 15th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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Wants in. (taken while i was photographing clothing to list online. it’s not like i got out a camera to photograph the poor bastard while he was dangling off the screen – i already had it in hand!)

I’m biased

July 15th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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But early advertising for BMW motorcycles is the coolest. Love that teutonic Deco industrial look!

Black Sex Jumpsuit

July 13th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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I want:


From the James Brown Auction.

Say it again! Black Sex Jumpsuit.

I love him.

July 9th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


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Hand made wooden Kewpie plant holder? ash tray? peanut dish?

From a yard sale in Western Maine.

The look on his face cracks me up – as if someone just pinched his little bottom.

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