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Iron Orchid Vintage: January 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Warm Tones

I'd say this is an outfit I'd probably wear in the fall, or early spring, except you're seeing it today because it's 70 degrees out! I won't complain about the mild weather, though I think it's confusing the heck out of our neighborhood trees. They don't know whether to keep their leaves or drop them!
Outfit Details:
Skirt: Elevenses
Top: Forever 21
Tights: Target
Shoes: CL by Laundry
Bracelet: Juicy Couture
Ring: Forever 21

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Retro Photo Shoot: The 50's Couple

Before Christmas I had the pleasure of photographing my dear friends, Mananya and Owen, for a vintage inspired photo shoot. They're a very loving couple, and so natural together in front of the camera. With Valentine's Day around the corner I thought it might be nice to share some photos of my afternoon with them. 
When I arrived at their home they were both looking quite dapper; Owen had already set the mood with a 50's music station on Pandora, and Mananya was baking up a fresh plate of cookies.
Mananya, who's been my friend since we were in high school, has always been fashion forward, but I think she pulled off 'retro' seamlessly in this vintage dress. She has the most beautiful smile! Did I mention that she also prepared a roast?
Owen is naturally dashing, himself. Needless to say, no one had to help him pick out an ensemble. I love his attention to detail (ahem...pocket square!). 
It's always a pleasure for me to photograph my friends, but I had a ton of fun playing with the color effects, too. Many thanks to my lovely friends for a fabulous photo shoot. 

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Edge of Love Dress

Have you seen the film, The Edge of Love? It's the one that's loosely based on the life of Dylan Thomas. Honestly, it wasn't that great, but I stuck it out because there was a buzz at the time about the outfits worn in the flick (and of course, Cillian Murphy). I just found these photos on my hard drive and thought I'd put them up. It was a rainy day when Anja took these photos, but we wanted to channel some of that easy, seaside look.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Oversized Sunglasses

Jackie O's jaw would drop at the enormity of these sunglasses!  I had been wanting these amazing Tom Ford 'Anouk' sunnies, but then saw this pair of glasses and knew it was love. I hardly ever buy new sunglasses because I need to wear prescription lenses, but I'm so happy that these particular specs were abe to be converted. They are gigantic, slightly bohemian, and look amazing with a hat. Can't wait to see what else they compliment!

Outfit Details:
Sunglasses: Fendi
Hat: Vintage 80's Banana Republic
Scarf: Halogen 
Sweater: H&M
Necklace - Christmas Gift

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Plaid and Oxfords

Where did the week go? Yes, I'm ready for the weekend, and for some curl-up time on the couch with kitty, but I can't seem to stay indoors when the weather is so nice and sunny out. This dress, by Zara, has  a petticoat built into it, and the shades of heathered browns seemed to match these old favorite Oxfords of mine!
Dress: Zara
Bracelets: BCBG
Earrings: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Tights: Target

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Iron Orchid Boutique Shop Update: Designer Pieces

I'm loving the wintery weather, but I can't help sharing these spring ready colors and cuts! All of these items are available in the contemporary shop

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Etsy Shop Update: When Winter Settles In

I'm putting up a small batch of winter wear today, although from all the blogs I've been viewing, it looks like winter is running a bit late all around. 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Etsy Shop Update: A Few More Vintage Asian Inspired Beauties

I wanted to get a few of these asian beauties up today! There's still time to order these and get them before Chinese New Year. Tomorrow I have a whole heap of wintery lovlies to put up, including some very pretty 50's woolen pinup skirts. You know the type: the kinds with the sweet inverted pleats in the back!
Vintage Brocade Butterfly Haori Kimono
Vintage Clover and Ivy High Slit Cheongsam
Vintage Boho Burnout Velvet Cheongsam
Vintage Emerald and Gold Cheongsam 

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