Catch the Season Finale of LA Frock Stars

April 10th, 2013   Written by admin

Only one more day until the season finale of LA Frock Stars.

This episode is not to be missed as all of the pieces come together and we learn what it takes to to make it in the ultra competitive business of vintage fashion. Watch Doris in action at Augusta Auction – one of the few houses in America that specializes solely in vintage clothing, rare textiles, and costume jewelry. We’re sweating already!

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Tonight’s the Night to ‘Frock On’!

March 7th, 2013   Written by Angelika Sjostrom

The Way We Wore’s exciting new docu-series “L.A. Frock Stars” premieres on the Smithsonian Network tonight at 8PM, and the positive buzz is already percolating!

Shelly Lyn Erdmann, Kyle Blackmon, TWWW owner Doris Raymond, and Jascmeen Bush. Not pictured, Sarah Bergman. (Photo courtesy NHNZ)

The Los Angeles Times’ Adam Tschorn gave the show a dazzling review, highlighting Doris Raymond’s “near-encyclopedic knowledge of vintage”:

“And that’s really ‘Frock Stars’’ strong suit—serving up a veritable mother lode of fashion factoids…set against the glittering backdrop of the Hollywood dream factory.”

Highlighting the star power of TWWW’s fabulous collection, the New York Times’ Neil Genzlinger said, “Through it all, the clothes themselves provide a dizzying, daffy tour of the last century…In this engaging series, the clothes really are the main attraction.”

TWWW owner Doris Raymond on the hunt for fabulous finds. Photo courtesy the Smithsonian Network.

With the premiere of “Dukes of Melrose,” Bravo’s new series chronicling Decades, Inc. owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos’ Los Angeles vintage-consignment business, Hollywood Reporter’s Allison Keene notes how the two shows function as a complementary pair.

“[Both The Way We Wore and Decades] are little sartorial havens where, as Raymond’s store manager [Sarah Bergman] says, ‘Being a shopaholic is not a secret shame, but a public blessing.’”

Lynn Elber, a wonderful reporter for Newsday who spent an afternoon with us in our L.A. boutique, praises “L.A. Frock Stars’” insight into Raymond’s lifelong passion:

“’L.A. Frock Stars’ is both a fashionista’s delight and a chance to see passion at work with Raymond, who’s made finding and selling great old duds a quest for more than 30 years.”

Clea Kim March’s review for The Advocate highlights 5 Reasons to Watch L.A. Frock Stars and gives a special nod to the happy union of the Raymond, the clothes, our brilliant clients such as Dita Von Teese and Adele, and The Way We Wore’s fabulous staff.

March said, “Raymond’s fresh approach on fashion, in which she explains it in such a comforting, passionate and non-know-it-all way, makes us want to learn more.”

Finally, visit Racked L.A. for a sneak peek into the incredible “L.A. Frock Stars” premiere party that was hosted by the Smithsonian Network at LACMA on Tuesday night!

One of TWWW's favorites, Donna Huggins, attends the 'L.A. Frock Stars' premiere party at LACMA. Photo courtesy of Racked L.A.

L.A. Frock Stars Premieres March 7th

March 4th, 2013   Written by admin

L.A. Frock Stars premieres on Thursday, March 7th on the Smithsonian Channel. You can also download the show to own from iTunes or Amazon Instant.

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Oscar Dressing: Start With the Shoes?

February 25th, 2013   Written by admin

Stylist George Kotsiopolous plans his Oscar® looks by starting with the shoes. Here he pairs caged booties by Jimmy Choo with one of our favorite dresses from the 60′s. The result, a look that is fresh, modern and fun. Click here to watch the video.

 

Fall 2013 Fashion Trends Take Their Cue from the 1940′s

February 23rd, 2013   Written by Margaret Schell

Carolina Herrera: Photo Style.Com

Being fashion forward this year means going back…way back to the 1940′s. The decade that ushered in the idea of function in fashion was heavily referenced on the runways during New York Fashion Week.  There were curvy nipped-in waists from Band of Outsiders (a client of The Way We Wore®), extreme shoulder pads at Thom Browne and drop dead gorgeous film noir femmes at Carolina Herrera. Here a look at some of our favorite looks for the season.

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What A Start to 2013!

February 3rd, 2013   Written by Doris Raymond

This year is going to be amazing for The Way We Wore®!  On March 7th, at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time, the Smithsonian Channel will premiere “LA Frock Stars”  – a show based on my business and adventures in the fashion world, seeking beautiful and sometimes rare garments from everywhere. I am thrilled to share my exploits on such a prestigious network!  It should be an exciting and educational trip for everyone watching and will include an awesome roster of clients from celebrities to stylists and clothing designers, as well the wonderful local people that have supported us since we relocated to LA.

Speaking of awesome clients- we recently had the amazingly talented Adele in for a private marathon fitting/shopping spree.  Adele will more than likely add to her growing collection of awards with her nomination of “Skyfall”.  And we are thrilled to have supplied her with many fabulous vintage treasures over the years.

Our semi-annual sale started this past Friday and lasts the entire month of February.  It is our MOST OUTRAGEOUS SALE ever!  There are 100s of items priced at $99 or less.  I need to make room for my upcoming buying season and my first buying trip is just a week away so stay tuned to find out what fabulous treasures I have uncovered this time.

We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you!

Doris

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Paris Couture Show: A 1960s/1980s Mashup!

February 1st, 2013   Written by admin

Writer Tim Blanks lovingly referred to Gaultier’s inspiration for his Spring 2013 Couture collection as the “Real Housewives of Mumbai.” From the models’ gold-painted feet to the gypsy-esque layering of jewelry, an exciting take on ethnic was served on a gilded platter. While the sixties seem to be the decade du jour, Gaultier took it a step further by combining psychedelic stripes and  hostess gown silhouettes with wide belts, voluminous bomber jackets, and his famous cone bra turned gown. We love seeing the powerful proportions of the decadent 1980s revisited! Shop our favorite 1980s fashion here!

 

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Balmain Pre-Fall 2013 Gives a Fresh Take on 1970′s Fashion

January 24th, 2013   Written by admin


WWD reports that the starting point for the Balmain Pre-Fall collection was a photo of the ever-enchanting Diana Vreeland. After her inspiring documentary The Eye Has to Travel, we predict that her influence will be palpable this season among other designers as well. The Balmain pre fall collection was inspired by Vreeland-esque decadence of the 1970′s, but not so much like a Rachel Zoe or even a Saint Laurent. Olivier Rousteing brought a fresh perspective to the oft-referenced era. No-nonsense harem pants meet feminine embroidery; strong jackets meet delicate Asian design. We’re inspired to mix and match our vintage Lurex pieces in new ways! With leather, with velvet, seems like we can’t go wrong in the Balmain book!

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TWWW’s Vintage Picks for Michelle Obama

January 21st, 2013   Written by admin

The blogosphere has been weighing in on what they’d like to see our First Lady wear at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball. (Will Jason Wu get a second go ’round?) We’ll all have to wait and see, but in the meantime here are our fabulous vintage picks for the FLOTUS. Pictured above, left to right, are our Halston Rhinestone Gown, Late 1930’s Silver Lamé Gown with Rose Trim, 1920′s Pink Beaded Fish Scale Gown, and Estevez 1960′s Sparkling Embroidered Tulle Gown.

 

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We Can’t Get Over: Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis’ Red Carpet ‘Poochie” Purses

January 21st, 2013   Written by admin

Star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Oscar. She already has a Critic’s Choice Award under her belt and a promising award season ahead. We can’t get enough of her colorful red carpet style and this girl is not afraid to accessorize! She’s been spotted (pun intended) with plush puppy purses  in every color by Poochie & Co. TWWW always encourages individuality on the red carpet, so dig out all your minaudières, give your evening look a little more personality, and make us proud!

 

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