Posts Tagged ‘ Fashion Trends ’

Frighteningly Fabulous Fashions

August 25, 2011
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Veronica Lake looking drop dead in leopard print

The fog rolls into the bay and the icy blonde with dark motives has her cash in hand waiting for first stab at the early buy. Will she get the accessory to the crime? The fall runway collections are an air of smoky lady-like, 1940’s film noir chic with tailoring right out of World War II. Go for vintage and find one of a kind glamorous fashion that designers are still inspired by today. Plan to play dress up with strong silhouettes & accessories. Head to holiday parties in glittering gold or candy-colored bijous, vintage furs & marabou jackets. Don’t forget your chapeau this fall to create the ultimate aura of mystery. Gloves are a... Continue reading

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Gone Swimmin’…Your forecast for summer: It’s going to be hot in Retro Swim Style.

August 3, 2011
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vintage needlepoint bathing suit in Vogue

Here's my Vintage Style Solutions column in The Point from last month:   Rejoice, beach goers! Have you heard? It's officially summer! That means it’s bathing suit season, but fear not Faire goers. The retro trend is making waves. Look for flattering styles to fit every shape and size.  Designers have brought back the maillot, with its basic tunic shaped sheath design that offers coverage yet is still seductive. Swim skirts, ruching, fuller coverage, and wide straps all ensure you'll be glamorous and sexy—and with just the right amount of skin on display. The new swimsuits have updated functional fabrics but the originals had some... Continue reading

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Vintage Glamour, O’ Yes!

April 6, 2011
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A farewell toast to a screen goddess

Countdown to the vintage extravaganza we've all been waiting for. Spring is finally here and with it, floral fantasies, dreams of sun beams and spring blossoms fill the air. Last weekend's Alameda Point Antiques Faire gave us the dose of fresh air we all needed and now we are charged up and ready to take in some serious Hollywood glamour. The historic O' Club is where we will find crystal chandeliers, wood paneled walls, tufted leather couches, jazz piano music and historic vintage eye candy galore. Whether you're a collector or a clothing designer, fashion student (all students are free with a valid student ID), stylist, showgirl, personal shopper,... Continue reading

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Have A Ball: Happily Ever After Show Glow

March 3, 2011
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Marilyn Monroe lounging in lucite heels

Show producer & resident style expert, Sandra Michaan is your vintage Fairy Godmother for spring, transforming your rags to riches at The Point. There’s no time like spring to inject some magic into your wardrobe and decorating scheme.  Whether you are the “champagne on a beer budget” type or you have plenty of disposable cash to spare every month for your shopping budget but enjoy a good deal, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire won’t let you down. We were all treated to a glorious preview of spring weather at the February show after months of rainy shows to contend with, and dealers brought their best merchandise to satisfy the most... Continue reading

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Flirty Tips and Trends for Your Funny Valentine

February 5, 2011
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A 50's apron like this one can be found at Alameda Point (Sold online at Heavenly Lingerie)

Our fearless Faire producer, Sandra Michaan takes you to the trenches to find the look of love... retro style. Love is in the air. Or do I need an inhaler? Apparently, I need two since this winter has given me the flu and a very unsexy cough that won’t seem to go away but I digress. February is the month of LOVE. What better place than the Alameda Point Antiques Faire to find something sentimental for your beloved? If the romantic holiday fills you with dread, don’t despair; woo yourself for Valentines Day. After all, who knows you better? Find yourself the perfect love gift. Here are some shopping suggestions I gave in the latest issue of The Point... Continue reading

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Retro Resolutions for the New Year

January 17, 2011
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The 70s denim look on the Derek Lam runway.

It’s a new year and it’s time to make those resolutions! Look back at the past and forward to the future at the Point. It’s the perfect time to do some redecorating and buy some new vintage threads to spruce up your wardrobe. Hang on to your hats and don’t let winter give you the blues. The weather at December’s show didn’t prevent shoppers from finding treasures at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire (myself included) and retro steals can make anyone’s rainy day a bit brighter. If you didn't get a chance to pick up the Point Magazine, here are some of my tips on retro trends in my Vintage Style Solutions column. Give yourself permission... Continue reading

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Tips and Trends Kicking off the Holidays, in Vintage Style

November 7, 2010
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The Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

November officially kicks off the holiday season and what better place to find those special pieces than to scour your one-stop-shopping spot at The Alameda Point Antiques Faire for your holiday decorating and dress up needs? I wrote my Vintage Style Solutions article for the Point Magazine which comes out today, November 7th and here are some of my pointers (pun intended) to get you started… for the full article and more, dowload The Point PDF at www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com It's time to trip the lights fantastic. Don your gay apparel. Feathers, flowers, foils, bows, sequins, and shine! Ladies, do you feel me? It’s time for cocktail circuit... Continue reading

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Vintage Costume Jewelry Finds at a Price That’s Precious.

September 29, 2010
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Miriam Haskell signed earrings

In the latest issue of The Point magazine, coming out at Sunday's Alameda Point Antiques Faire, I share pro tips in my Vintage Style Solutions column about how to shop for vintage costume jewelry. You can soon read the complete article by downloading the Point at www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com or pick up a copy at the Point. Here's a little preview and some wickedly whimsical jewelry to cast a spell on you. After all... it's Halloween month, kicking off the season of giving. Why overspend on trendy jewelry fashions that everyone else wears when you can find vintage costume jewelry for a price that's precious? Every stylist knows that attending an... Continue reading

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Feel Good Fashion For Fall!

September 24, 2010
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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Fall for Vintage Fashion at Alameda Point: Shopping Style Trends at The Alameda Point Antiques Faire and The Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire. It's officially Fall. Here are my vintage style picks for the upcoming Faires I'm co-producing. Get the runway looks in vintage for much less and shop like the pros for these one of a kind steals. Use this guide to finding the finest trends in fall fashion when hunting for vintage. Cape: Be a super hero in a cape and fight fashion crime! My favorite fabric is a heavy wool. Fashion Flashback of glam capes in film. Circle Skirt: THE skirt of the season. Period. Net Petticoat: Betsey Johnson's... Continue reading

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