VERSUS Takes New Direction

December 1st, 2012   Written by admin

While rumors of Christopher Kane taking over Balenciaga have proven to be untrue, we did finally get some reputable factoids about the designer. Versace has announced that Kane will be parting ways with Versus as the line takes a new direction.

Versus will no longer show at Milan Fashion weeks. Instead Donatella will collaborate with “a number of yet-to-be-named young designers, stylists, and creative talents” and produce capsule collections available for immediate online purchase, says WWD. Versus plans to rely heavily on social media and a digital marketing strategy for these collections. Who would you like to see collaborate with Donatella?

Image Via Style.com

Rachel Zoe Resort 2013 Lookbook Video

December 1st, 2012   Written by admin

Ruffles, shearling, chiffon, and floating models, Rachel Zoe’s Resort 2013 video is the stuff of dreams! Season after season, Zoe continues to stay true to her 1970′s vibe and we’re not complaining! The floral gown in the olive tones with ruffled tiers is our fav. Are you coveting any of the collection?

 

We Can’t Get Over: Grandpa Models for Granddaughter’s Online Boutique- and Looks Fabulous!

November 29th, 2012   Written by admin

Meet the latest internet sensation Liu Xianping, a 72-years-young grandfather who modeled for his granddaughter’s online boutique Yuekou. His granddaughter told the Shanghaiist “He picked up one piece and tried to give some advice on how to mix and match. We thought it was fun so we started shooting.” We love his confidence and eye for print mixing! Any grandpa’s available for some vintage dress up? :)

 

Via Shanghaiist.com

L.A. Frocks Stars: A New TV Series Featuring Vintage Clothing Guru Doris Raymond

November 28th, 2012   Written by Margaret Schell

From The PR Desk:

Smithsonian Channel has greenlit the original series L.A. FROCK STARS, a window into the world of high-end vintage fashion. The six-episode unscripted series, a first for Smithsonian Channel, which is set to premiere Thursday, March 7 at 8.pm., focuses on the doyenne of Hollywood vintage, Doris Raymond, and her Los Angeles store The Way We Wore®.

Raymond is prized for her tenacity in finding hidden gems and for her encyclopedic knowledge of designer fashion. The Way We Wore® is a destination for Hollywood’s modern-day glitterati as well as high-profile stylists such as George Kotsiopoulis and celebrity stylist Jennifer Rade. Raymond has also supplied wardrobe for numerous film and television productions including Titanic, Boardwalk Empire, Casino and W.E.

L.A. FROCK STARS will offer an inside look at the quest for the perfect dress. Raymond and her colorful staff assist an endless stream of clients, all with unique needs, from Mel Ottenberg, Rihanna’s stylist on the hunt for a Grammy’s outfit to Lou Eyrich, the costume designer of Glee in search of fashions for an episode featuring songs from Phantom of the Opera.

Raymond has been buying and selling vintage clothing for over thirty years. Her boutique sells women’s fashions from the 1900’s to the ‘80’s, ranging from high profile designers to the world’s most iconic fashion figures such as Halston, Dior and more.

“Doris Raymond is an American original. Her eye for vintage fashion is respected by some of the biggest names in fashion and show business,” said David Royle, Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, Smithsonian Channel. “She not only knows how to help a star make a splash on the red carpet, she also has a gift for identifying some of the world’s most exciting and intriguing historical artifacts. The Smithsonian Institution has long maintained a collection of historical fashions, most notably the First Lady dresses. We are delighted to bring L.A. FROCK STARS to our viewers.”

On View: Modern Spirit: Fashion of the 1920s

November 27th, 2012   Written by Victoria

On view through February 10, 2013 at the Phoenix Art Museum is Modern Spirit: Fashion of the 1920s, which features over a dozen items from The Way We Wore collection. Synonymous with flappers and freedom, the twenties were a transitional time for women and fashion and made bobbed hair, shorter hemlines, beaded slip dresses and drop waists all the rage. The exhibition features more than 40 ensembles from designers such as Chanel and Vionnet.

Georgia May Jagger for Vivienne Westwood Fine Jewelry

November 25th, 2012   Written by admin

British beauty and rock royalty Georgia May Jagger is now the face of Vivienne Westwood’s new jewelry line, the Gainsborough Collection.

Earrings, necklaces, a bracelet and a ring make up the nine piece collection. The pièce de résistance? A drool-inducing couture tiara in diamonds, sapphires and Palladium!

The line is currently available in Westwood’s UK boutiques and on her website.

What do you think of the campaign? In the mood for vintage Viv? Shop our selection here!

M.I.A. Named Next Face of Versace

November 24th, 2012   Written by admin

We first got a glimpse of this duo in last July’s issue of  W which featured designers with their musical muses. If that wasn’t enough of a sign that a partnership were on the way, M.I.A’s look at last year’s Met ball (head to toe Versace baroque prints) was a pretty good clue, too! At an artist’s talk at MoMA, the controversial Sri Lanka-born rapper announced that she would be the next face of Versace. She didn’t elaborate much on what to expect from the collaboration. What would you like to see? Or who do you think would have been a better fit?

Shop our vintage Versace here!

W Magazine Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary with Vintage-Inspired Covers

November 18th, 2012   Written by admin

November marks the 40th Anniversary for W Magazine and they celebrated with four covers, each devoted to each decade the super-sized glossy has been in print. The cover girls Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Scarlett Johansson, and Keira Knightley wore current Fall 2012 pieces stylized into 1970′s, 1980′s, 1990′s, and 2000′s looks. Isn’t it amazing how the right styling can transform contemporary runway pieces into vintage looks?! The ladies are wearing Prada, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, and CHANEL (clockwise from top.)

Via W Magazine

“Anna Karenina” Film References 1950′s Dior Couture

November 18th, 2012   Written by admin

The Way We Wore is no stranger to working with costume designers and we love a good period flick! For Anna Karenina costume designer  Jacqueline Durran took a lot of liberties with the clothing. Although the story is set in late-19th-century Russia, Durran and director Joe Wright looked to 1950′s fashion for inspiration.  We can look forward to classic sharp Dior silhouettes, but don’t expect too many frills, rosettes, or embellishments. Durran is quoted as saying, “We decided we liked the silhouette of the period but not the detailing.”  Can you see the influence in the above image? The film hit theatres November 9th. Check out the trailer here! Shop our amazing Dior selection on 1st Dibs!

Via Fashionista

Dita Von Teese Launches Clothing Line – Uses a 1930′s Gown from TWWW as Inspiration!

November 15th, 2012   Written by admin

Burlesque bombshell Dita Von Teese launched her namesake clothing line last week inspired by some of her favorite vintage clothing. The line consists of five amazing pieces, including a trench coat with a full skirt (very Dior!) and the “Bon Bon dress,” a floral bias cut gown inspired by a 1930′s gown she purchased from us!  The line ranges from size 2 through 16 and are priced between $575 and $995.

Below is an image of The Way We Wore’s very own Doris Raymond with Dita Von Teese in the “Bon Bon dress” posing in front of the inspiration! Shop our 1930′s here!