Events

Boardwalk Empire Collection

For Season Four of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” television series, I had the honor of being the Costume Coordinator for the production.  I mostly kept budgets and organized the costume departments logistics and errands.  However, because the sheer mass of garments that the show had in its possession, I was constantly surrounded by perfect examples of vintage 1920s clothing, or saw the mastery of the design and construction of newly made pieces that were period correct down to the smallest detail.  As some of you know, the last season of “Boardwalk Empire” came to a close a few weeks ago, and as I said before, there were a lot of clothes to get rid of!  Along with many of my colleagues, spanning many different television productions across New York City, we flocked to Steiner Studios to get what we could of the historical show (historical both in period AND impact!)

I have released some of the pieces for sale at LDV Vintage.  Enjoy!

Beaded 1920s Dress

Beaded 1920s Dress

Metallic Gold Lace 1920s Tea Dress

Metallic Gold Lace 1920s Tea Dress

1930s Slip

1930s Slip

Lace and Silk 1920s Bralette Crop Top

Lace and Silk 1920s Bralette Crop Top

1930s Blush Romper Negligee

1930s Blush Romper Negligee

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We had the pleasure of attending Etsy Studios almost a month ago as part of the NYC Vintage Sellers Team.  Hosted by Sammy Davis of SammyDVintage.com and Simone of Erstwhile Style, Le Double Ve was the proud receivers of Sammy’s ‘SEO Smackdown for Etsy Sellers’ makeover!  We learned an incredible amount of information on how we can improve our shop!

Questions session after Sammy Davis's SEO Smackdown for Etsy Sellers

Questions session after Sammy Davis’s SEO Smackdown for Etsy Sellers.  Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Etsy Labs.  Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Etsy Labs. Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Cutie Sammy Davis in a vintage Mr. Dino and Sarah and Brian of LDV.  Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Cutie Sammy Davis in a vintage Mr. Dino and Sarah and Brian of LDV. Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Sammy serving the SEO Smackdown on LDV! Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Sammy serving the SEO Smackdown on LDV! Photo by Diane Dulgerian

 

Etsy sellers: we highly recommend ANY help and advice Sammy has to give, especially her SEO Smackdown!  Click here for more information on her class!

 

Are you and Etsy vintage seller in the NYC area?  Apply to join our team here!

 

We are forever grateful to Sammy for schooling us and for all the new vintage seller pals we met!  Check out Sammy’s post about the meeting to see what other fabulous vintage sellers came and for more information on what Sammy has to offer!

School for Style Grand Opening

Grand Opening!

Grand Opening!

 

The Grand Opening for our Stockist “School for Style” is this Wednesday!  Take a trip to beautiful Williamstown, MA and enjoy!  Curated vintage and original pieces, you can find a large selection of our reconstruction/upcycled fashions in collaboration with School for Style!

 

School for Style Interior 1

 

School for Style Interior 2

 

School for Style Interior 3

Perfect Vintage Tee- Pt. 1 “A Sporting Life”

We’re finally releasing our line of Perfect Vintage Tee’s!  First in the series is “A Sporting Life”- old jerseys, P.E. uniforms and majorette ringers.  Perfect for your active summer:

Garfield Rams Cleveland Browns Hold My Headgear St. Johns Bay Majorette

Photography by Jena Cumbo Model wearing "Garfield Tee"

Photography by Jena Cumbo
Model wearing “Garfield Tee”

Photography by Jena Cumbo Model wearing "Garfield Tee"

Photography by Jena Cumbo
Model wearing “Garfield Tee”

Find these soft numbers in our Etsy store!

Stay Tuned for Pt. 2: Creepy Cute!

Hey Brooklyn/NYC!

Photo by Amy Dickerson

We’re having a trunk sale! Some of our summer-y items will be marked down from their original price. If you are in the Ft. Greene area Sat. June 4th come to the corner of S. Portland and Lafayette Ave! Vintage clothing and some housewares will be available as well as yummy lemonade. There will be other people there having a good ole stoop sale as well! Come catch some great scores! 10 am to 6 or 7 pm

Beacon Theater

“Made of Gold and Silk Arabian Thread”

Beacon Theater

Beacon Theater Proscenium

This past week we went to see The Decemberists at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan.  The Decemberists recently released a new album, The King is Dead, and NYC was their first stop on tour.  We were extremely lucky to get tickets: not only did they add on TWO dates to their original one, but ALL THREE  DATES sold out within hours.

 

The Beacon Theater is gorgeous.  It is the sister theater to Radio City Music Hall and “brainchild” of Samuel “Roxy” Rothafe.  I loved the grandiose, golden, lace-y procenium and the ever impressive lobby.  It takes you back to a time when going to see entertainment was something to be respected.  It’s strange to see people in jeans in this grand of a surrounding.

 

Beacon Theater

Beacon Theater Lobby Ceiling

 

 

The Decemberists

The Decemberists On Stage

 

 

The Decemberists are absolutely one of our favorite bands of all time and they played our favorite song as an encore, The Mariners Revenge Song, which was surprising because its not one of their most famous.  I will admit I teared up a bit when I caught on that that’s what they were going to play, when they were introducing the piece.  I LOVE IT TOO MUCH!

 

 

 

 

 

The Decemberists have been known to have quite the nautical theme and influence, especially in their older albums.  I decided to keep in the theme and wear this classic number, available in our Etsy Shop

 

Etsy Clothes

Nautical Stripe Sweater-Click to view in our shop!

Etsy Clothes

What do you think? Do you like to dress to catch the theme of your favorite performers or do your own thang?

 

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!