Double Take

Not So Lazy Days of Summer

Le Double Ve has been busy this summer with outside projects and our other careers.  We miss our vintage!  We’ve collected a few new items and have been inspired by some old patterns so stay tuned for some great stuff coming this fall!

One project this summer was our terrace at the Le Double Ve lair!  Ran errands today for multiple projects (as is the norm).  I decided to give you guys a glimpse of a typical not so lazy summer day at the Le Double Ve household and share our updated terrace space.  Stay cool y’all…

Newly painted turquoise columns

Turquoise Goods

Fire in the Disco!

A Platform

(Lace Dress from somewhere in Notting Hill, London; Vintage Rider Jeans; Platforms from Made New York; Turquoise Jewelry-Vintage and from H&M; Sunglasses from Beacons Closet Brooklyn)

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In the Garden

Yesterday afternoon was spent in my friends brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn at a GTL themed garden party; GTL meaning Girls, Tanning and Liquor.  Most of my favorite ladies were in attendance including my mom!  Unfortunately NYC weather yesterday was unseasonably cold and made sunbathing unbearable.  Ashley of Ashford Gets Dressed fought the season and threw a sweater and socks over her oh-so-cute vintage bathing suit and rhinestone studded collar.  Junk food and girlie cocktails were consumed in mass quantities, as well as lots of gossip.  Having a Ladies Day is a great way to spend a Sunday!

{Vintage Dress from Mom; Vintage Earrings; Vintage Belt; Vintage Army Shirt last seen here -similar items available @ our Etsy Store!}

Here’s what I think we originally had in mind:

        

Modern Dress

After recently working with Noel Jean and Phantogram, my normally very boho, vintage dressing aesthetic has taken a contemporary turn the last few days.  I wore this getup to a meal at Quality Meats with the Brian part of Le Double Ve.  I really loved the geometry of the piece with the black undersleeve and the futuristic neckline (I’m a sucker for awesome necklines…)

 

(Dress: Maggie Ward; Tights: Foot Traffic; Shoes: ALDO)

Although I feel like this look has a modern, architectural feel to it, being the vintage girl I am, I can’t help but think that it harps back to 60’s mod with its color blocking and rigid silhouette.

 

Groovy

Twenty Something Candles

Birthday Present!

My birthday was this past weekend and we celebrated by having some people over to our newly (almost) unpacked apartment before heading out to hit the town.  It was great to spend time with some of my favorite people!  Unfortunately one very important person, the darling Mary Czech couldn’t come due to work reasons.  However we met her earlier in the day for brunch in Williamsburg and she gave me a gorgeous depression glass bottle in the shape of a corseted torso!  I love the turquoise color, and it’s super perfect in my apartment!

We hung out drinking cocktails and champagne while listening to a playlist I made for my special day!  The theme of the night for the ladies were definitely furs and hats.

Rachel aka @Fashionbat and my thrifted vintage Mondrian-esque knit throw

Ashley aka Ashford Gets Dressed and Laura aka The Egyptian Madonna relaxing

Catching up

Secrets

(Ashley’s Blog, Rachel’s Tweets, Laura’s Blog)

 

I wanted to look sparkly and classy (it was my birthday) so I donned this sparkly dress and fun hat.  Due to snow covered NYC I thought it best to sport some boots, although I’m craving the day when I can wear pumps again and not worry about slipping on treacherous ice!

 

(Vintage Saks Fifth Dress, Reworked Urban Outfitters Hat, Gifted Hosiery, Vintage Prialpas Gomma Boots)

 

The night ended late but great.  Looking forward to my new year!