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It’s COLD, I live in a small town and Summer Vintage Inspiration from Taxi Driver

6 Mar

I’m originally from Queens, N.Y, but I have recently moved to upstate New York, which trust me is whole new world.  You definitely need to know how to drive and have a car if you kind of want to have a life and everybody knows everybody.  I didn’t even know my neighbors name in Queens!  I used to hop on a train to get anywhere I wanted to go in the city and I never had the need to drive, but things change and you need evolve with them. I’m finally getting my permit in my 30’s.  It’s been absolutely freezing  up here and I cannot wait for the spring so I can frolic in  dress and wear three inch wedges. I’m sick of wearing layers upon layers of clothes.  This is what went down a few weeks ago where I live, the Polar Bear Plunge.  I’m getting cold just looking at this picture.

Polar Bear Plunge Upstate, NY

Polar Bear Plunge Upstate, NY

My usual attire these days

My usual attire these days, taken in my sister’s room in Queens

My current summer fashion muses are Jodi Foster and Cybill Shepard from the 1976 film “Taxi Driver” which also features Robert De Niro and takes place in New York City. Without giving too much away in case you haven’t ever seen it, it’s about a Vietnam vet (Robert De Niro) who becomes a taxi driver because he can’t sleep at night anyway.  Jodi Foster is a 14-year-old prostitute and he has a huge problem with that and is hell-bent on saving her.

I’m loving her whole get up in this pic. The high-waisted shorts, the crop top, those red velvet wedges and that hat!

High Waisted Shorts 

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Chloe Moretz channeling "Iris"

Chloe Moretz channeling “Iris”

Cute Crop Top

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White Dress

Don’t sleep on Cybill Shepards character Betsy who is Robert De Niro’s love interest in the film. Check out her peter pan collard dress and oversized belt!

Cybill Shepard  as "Betsy" wearing the iconic Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress.

Cybill Shepard as “Betsy” wearing the iconic Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress.

The wrap dress will never go out of style and this picture proves it! Cybill is actually wearing a Diane von Furstenberg dress in this picture.

Love "Iris's" hair

I Love “Iris’s” hair

RED LIPS

We at the East Coast have to live with obscene weather for just a little while longer. For now enjoy this image of Lana Del Rey ushering in the summer vibes.

KEEP WARM! XOXO, Michelle

KEEP WARM!
XOXO,
Michelle

XOXO,

Michelle

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You can dress like Coco Rocha, Sophia Amoruso and Christina Milian on a budget

20 Feb

So you think its impossible to dress like a supermodel, CEO or singer. I’m here to show you how. It’s no secret that I love to covet beautiful vintage clothing and pass it on.  You don’t need to spend two weeks of your pay in order to look like your favorite celebrity. Just use your imagination.

Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso

Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso

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Sheer Vintage Blouse $36 Vintage leather skirt $23 Seriously a leather skirt for $23! http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

Don’t dress exactly as your favorite celebrity muse. Take inspiration from their look and add your own style. Everyone has their own individual taste. For example I love wearing platforms since I’m 5′ tall. They make me feel tall and elegant and I’m a sucker for a huge cocktail ring.

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Christina Milian looking sleek and beautiful

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My version of Christina Milian’s look Sparkle Gold Vintage Dress $26 http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

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Coco Rocha is always just perfect

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Coco Rocha with a vintage twist Jessica McClintock dress $30 http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

Thank for looking and don’t be afraid to look So Fancy,

XOXO,

Michelle

P.S: Use code lilabean15 at checkout to get $5 off any $25 purchase at http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com!

Retro Glam Hairspiration

14 May

I love old school hair.  I found some pictures online to give us all some hair inspiration.

For now, look at these beauties

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Elizabeth Taylor with an undo adorned with a crystal brooch

Cute and Casual

Cute and Casual

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Bridget Bardot circa 1960’s with a wide headband and teased hair

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Sophia Loren looking glam as ever with a bun

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Marilyn looking perfect

If you’re in a creative mood and feel like experimenting with these gorgeous hairstyles check out these you tube videos

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Bridget Bardot Hair

Heres a whole page devoted to recreating Elizabeth Taylors entire look

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For retro hair in general

Retro Hair Styles

As always my advice to you is to be a UNICORN.  Dress, act and do your hair the way you love to look. Walk with a straight back, smile and be kind to others. Do something very important for yourself everyday. It can reading, writing, working out,yoga, studying for school, focusing on your blog or business. When you rest your head at night you should feel good that you did that one thing.  If you do the most important one thing on a daily basis it will blossom and so will you.

Thanks for reading!

Michelle

Jemima Kirke is My 70s Style Crush

13 May

My personal style is very ADD.  Sometimes I wake up and feel like dressing like the prim and proper girls from the 50’s.  Those are the days that I may have a little extra time in the morning.  That look takes me a while.  I need to set my hair in hot rollers. Do the scotch tape trick for cat eyes.  I really don’t know how they did it back then on a daily basis.  I stumbled onto this on tumblr and it seems this girl has the look down packed. It’s too cute! It also happens to be the look my friend Jeniretro has masterfully perfected. Seriously, if you’re in N.Y. check her out!

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As for me, I swoon when I see a polyester jumpsuit, I get excited at the sight of a fringe jacket. I love the 70’s with their clogs and dresses that flow in the wind. I bought tickets to see Fleetwood Mac in October and I told my boyfriend I was going in a long skirt and a shawl (Stevie Nicks Style). He said “I don’t think people are going to show up that way, you’re going to look like you’re in costume.” Well, I really don’t care, I’m going to twirl away in my shawl.

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That brings me to Jemima Kirke who plays Jessa in HBO GIRLS. It seems her personal style closely resembles her characters style.  As much as I love dressing from different eras, if you don’t do it right you may end up looking like an extra in a movie, the hell with it, dress however you want.  Jemima Kirk looks like she found the perfect balance.

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JESSA DRESS

JESSA DRESS

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Your style is your own. Own it! Be authentic and be yourself.  Don’t dress, act or do things because you think “What will other people think?” The world wants you, not an imitation of someone else.  Whats your personal style?

XOXO,

Michelle

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